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July 2017, Issue 6

JULY 2017  Limberlost   A Hidden Gem The Birthplace  of SummerTheatre Stepping up to save snapping turtles July 1 celebrat...
1978 to 2017     39 years STRONG  Real Estate Professionals Serving the Muskoka Lakes since 1978  LAKE ROSSEAU     2 Lots ...
Features 18  Boats of All Kinds Rub Gunwales  By Tim Du Vernet As part of Canada   s sesquicentennial, Antique   Classic B...
THIS IS MUSKOKA.  OUR RED AND WHITE.  Happy Birthday Canada M U S K O K A  B R O K E R A G E  AT THE LOCKS     PORT CARLIN...
Are you renting your cottage  Call us for a tailored solution for your unique needs.  www.hrcinsurance.com Bracebridge  95...
Departments   11   11  Muskoka Calendar  The July calendar is filled with events with everything from tastebud tantalizing...
KNOWLES PLUMBING Muskoka   s Bath   Plumbing Centre     telling the Muskoka story     Sales    Installation    Service    ...
Intelligent, individualized comfort.  Serta has redesigned the iComfort   Sleep System from the inside out to intelligentl...
D E SI GN       CONSTRU CTIO N       RE STORAT I O N  Caring for Muskoka for over 40 years. Quality workmanship and custom...
Muskoka Insights    and, if all of this is too much, there   s always the choice of curling up in an easy chair or a hammo...
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Muskoka Calendar    Arrr, matey,    put on your pirate hat and sail on over to the Muskoka Discovery Centre on July 2 for ...
acbs.ca  The 33rd Pioneer Power Show is a weekend celebration of how things were done and made in the past. It takes place...
Photograph  Lianne Atwood  106 Manitoba Street Bracebridge, ON  Since 1949  With you over the generations  The 14-kilometr...
July 21 is the date for Downtown Huntsville Midnight Madness, with the lunacy starting early evening and ending at midnigh...
offer their best goods for sale in the village of Baysville. There   ll be a wide selection of food available, starting wi...
Photographs  Katherine Fleitas  Above and Below  An interactive multi-arts street festival, Nuit Blache North in Huntsvill...
VERANDA  e   re much more than another summer shopping store. Open year-round, seven days a week, we are here for all your...
Article and Photography by Tim Du Vernet The small sailing dinghy, like this Peterborough sailed by Pete Little of Lake Jo...
Above  Years ago, Clevelands House had a fleet of Peterborough rowboats and canoes for guests to use. Below  Jim Minett ro...
fibreglass boats  They are available, today, as reproductions from American builder Retro Boats.  In Muskoka, Ron Stevenso...
It   s your dream. We bring it to life.  Quality custom homes and cottages for over 40 years For 43 years, Tech Home has h...
Human-powered craft and small sailboats or dinghies will receive renewed attention and prominence at this year s ACBS - To...
Window Works  Muskoka  is a window and door centre, proudly serving Muskoka and surrounding area for almost 30 years. We p...
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Article by Dawn Huddlestone Photography by Andy Zeltkalns  The owners of Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve want visit...
Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve offers guests the opportunity to partake in many waterrelated activities including ...
Photograph  Courtesy of Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve  pheasants, blue herons and sandhill than 70 kilometres of ...
WE SELL  the best Sunday mornings. We know you are not looking for just any cottage. You are looking for a special place w...
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Article by Doug Smith Photography by Eleanor Kee Wellman recent amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act is wel...
SERVING MUSKOKA LAKES FOR 4 GENERATIONS  Septic Systems  Licensed Installer  Specializing in Island Septic Systems Barging...
Above  A moss covered snapping turtle basks in the sun. Below  The size of a snapping turtle hatchling is seen in perspect...
project, which includes couple of rains, the odour is ongoing research on snappers gone,    he says. Once the nest and oth...
www.muskokaconservancy.org  Your grandchildren will thank you.  Conserving nature in Muskoka. Join us today. A registered ...
During its 25 seasons, Huntsville Festival of the Arts has attracted many acclaimed performers. Left  Buffy Sainte-Marie w...
Article by Dale Peacock Photography by Jon Snelson  H  untsville Festival of the Arts had classical roots but as it celebr...
   Jane and I had attended Tanglewood near Boston and we thought it would be wonderful to have something like that in Hunt...
of classical and contempthe deficit became a orary music events, as well surplus. At the four-year as dance, theatre, lite...
Photograph  Courtesy of Richard Corcelli  got its start in Muskoka Article by Sandy Lockhart   Photography by Larry Carrol...
s venhurst Archive Photographs  Gra  invited John Holden and his troupe to perform at the Gravenhurst Top  In addition to ...
In 1971 and 1972, Port Carling Summer Theatre operated from the Port Carling community centre under the direction of Micha...
well respected in the entertainment industry. Maryellen recalls Michael Burgess, known for over 1,000 performances of Les ...
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Attendees find their seats and await the 2017 Muskoka Summer Theatre summer season gala show at the historic Gravenhurst O...
Above  Sarah Girdwood, the Currie Bros. and Bet Smith wow the hometown crowd at the 2017 Muskoka Summer Theatre summer sea...
FURNISHINGS   DECOR   ANTIQUES   ART DESIGN CONSULTING SERVICES Featuring slipcovered sofas, chairs   sectionals. Custom c...
Article by Dianne Park Thach Photography by Tara McGrath
Artist Paul Garbett uses the encaustic method of painting, which combines a mixture of pigment, such as oil or powder, wit...
YOUR  RUSTIC  DREAMLAND  AWAITS  FULL PAGE Muskoka Furniture  w ww.mus ko ka f ur nitur e.net 50 UNIQUE MUSKOKA July 195 2...
Cooper   s Falls studio and a real doing day trips, hiking and bear walked by his window, kayaking. He then purchased a he...
Swapping skyscrapers and pavement for lakes and trees, Paul Garbett appreciates the inspiration Muskoka provides for his p...
COVERING MUSKOKA OKA    s r a e y 0 4 For over  steel  Contemplating re   roofing, renovating or building new     trust th...
Photograph  Courtesy of Gordon Aiken Family  J. Patrick Boyer  No picture is known to exist of the glorious festivities in...
Photograph  Courtesy of Boyer Archives  cheering. Prizes were given Between explosions, four for winners, of whom there as...
Photograph  Courtesy of Gravenhurst Archives  program progressed to its grand finale, the large assembly of Muskokans adjo...
58 UNIQUE MUSKOKA July 2017  Maritime provinces. These new Muskoka places were themselves growing in tandem with the count...
an outdoor adventure gone wrong... a stroke or heart attack... a life-saving surgical procedure... We   re here for you wh...
Photograph  Canadian Illustrated News, 1874  general store for dry goods and     in the way of the cruise, flags, grocerie...
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Top and above  A few inches from the water, bouncing along at any speed, seems fast in a sea flea. 62 UNIQUE MUSKOKA July ...
T  he sea flea is unlike any other boat in Muskoka. It really has no equal. An outboard for sure but it is really a tiny h...
sharing memories of sea fleas to reviving the interest in boating among young people on the lake.    They were totally on ...
TORQUED-UP  TOUGHNESS  STOP IN FOR THE MICHELIN DEFENDER LTX M S . ITS STRONGER ADVANCED TREAD COMPOUNDS HOLD UP TO TOUGHE...
summer a 10 hp 1963 Merc 100 soon arrived,    says Chris.    Now I was finally in the same league as those    dangerous   ...
For 85 years, local gardeners have been sharing tips and tricks for planting and tending beautiful gardens in Muskoka, and...
beyond their group, donating money to local schools and providing bursaries for postsecondary students continuing their ed...
generations. A survey, available at safequiet.ca, aims to understand the positive aspects of lake-based activities, and wh...
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Cottage Country Cuisine  The Beauty of Dining on the Water Article by Karen Wehrstein   Photography by Andy Zeltkalns It  ...
Chef Jennifer Balfour likes the connection between her Trading Bay Dining Company in Dorset and the water. She says it has...
Pear Stuffed Pork Tenderloins with a Spiced Pear Cider Reduction over Lightly Seasoned Root Mashed and Cider-Seared Season...
2 0 17 AT A G L A N C E The Songs   Stories of Stompin Tom     July 2 - 2 00PM -  33      30      20 Is there a more Canad...
Skillet Fried Muskokan Trout Courtesy of Matt MacGean, Bigwin Island Golf Club  Trout Preparation  Score trout fillet by m...
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The not-so-secret ingredient is Grow a Pear cider, by Double Trouble. Bring two cans to the kitchen, Tremblay recommends. ...
Muskoka Moments  Spellbound by Muskoka By Ted McMeekin, MPP  Photograph  Larry Carroll  occasional special treat from Some...
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