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2019 Winter Issue

FALL WINTER 2019  GRABBING  ON TO WINTER Challenging Muskoka   s frozen towers of ice  Taking a train back into history  M...
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FALL WINTER 2019  Opinion  9  64  By Don Smith  By Phil Harding  Muskoka Insights  Muskoka Moments  GRABBING  ON TO WINTER...
JUST ARRIVED  THE ALL-NEW 2020  BUILT FOR THE MODERN FAMILY     telling the Muskoka story Unique Muskoka is published six ...
Dedicated Professionals Building Muskoka   s Finest Cottages   Boathouses Since 1976  Inspired Excellence  mba  Brian Hoar...
D E SI G N       CO NS TR UCT ION       R ESTOR ATI ON  Restoring Muskoka   s heritage and building new traditions for ove...
Muskoka Insights historian Patrick Boyer tells the timely story of the women of Muskoka who provided leadership during Wor...
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Muskoka Calendar Fall fashions on display in downtown Gravenhurst  Muskoka Lakes Museum throws open its doors for Thanksgi...
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Photograph  Muskoka Heritage Place  Representing 100  Artists   Artisans  All Canadian. All the time.  The Great Pumpkin T...
Tis the season to start Christmas shopping in Muskoka Lakes  Photograph  Larry Carroll  Get a head start on making your lo...
and Sale takes place at the Bracebridge Sportsplex Nov. 15 to17 and includes  paintings, jewelry, pottery, clothing, photo...
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Photograph  Brenda Cox Collection  For this 1916 patriotic parade through downtown Bracebridge, women made the most of the...
Photograph  Canadian Field Comforts Commission  These women responded to the war   s endless cases of millions of soldiers...
THE STANLEY MEEK STEAM ERA EXHIBIT  Now Under Construction at Muskoka Discovery Centre  Help us build another world class ...
Field Comforts Commission  Photog  raph  C  n anadia  omfo Field C  rts Com  mission  quilting bees maintained morale, whi...
Photograph  Library and Archives Canada  Gravenhurst council opened its chambers to Red Cross volunteers for war work. Whe...
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Baysville  26 UNIQUE MUSKOKA Fall   Winter 2019
Gravenhurst  Article by Meghan Smith   Photography by Tomasz Szumski  M  uskoka is beautiful in every season. Rugged rocks...
IT     S YOUR DREAM. WE BRING IT TO LIFE. CUSTOM HOMES   COTTAGES FOR OVER 45 YEARS For over 45 years, Tech Home has helpe...
Bala Tomasz Szumski, local photographer and Bracebridge resident, joined Robinson for a winter flight to showcase all that...
Minett  depths of winter. The Indian River, connecting Lake Rosseau to Lake Muskoka, often stays free of ice, despite the ...
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RELIVING HISTORY  Portage Flyer Christmas Train The Joy of an Annual Tradition  32 UNIQUE MUSKOKA Fall   Winter 2019
Article by Dawn Huddlestone   Photography by Tomasz Szumski  T  ake the tenacity of The Little Engine That Could, toss in ...
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Above  Riding the Portage Flyer Christmas Train is a magical step back into the early history of rail travel in Muskoka. B...
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Above  The Portage Flyer Christmas Train Ride, held annually on the Saturday before Christmas at Huntsville   s Muskoka He...
Above  As has been the tradition from generations past, the trainman welcomes passengers aboard the Portage Flyer Christma...
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CLIMBERS GRAB ON TO WINTER  Challenging Muskoka   s frozen towers Article by Matt Driscoll   Photography by Tomasz Szumski...
Muskoka offers some unique opportunities to experience the exhilaration and beauty of ice climbing.  42 UNIQUE MUSKOKA Fal...
While tied off for safety, ice climbers need upper body strength to pull themselves up the towers of ice.  Fall   Winter 2...
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Many of the climbs in Muskoka are what are known as    top down    climbs and are less than 100 feet high. A    top down  ...
foot to access the climb. There are several other areas near Muskoka which also offer excellent climbing experiences, he s...
   People are rich in proportion to the number of things which they can afford to let alone.    - Thoreau  Conserving Natu...
Photograph  Muskoka Steamships   Discovery Centre  Wanda III and  Muskoka Discovery Centre Sail into a New Era of Sustaina...
Photograph  Richard Tatley Collection, Gravenhurst  The Wanda, seen at the Muskoka Wharf in a photo from 1904, was the for...
Wanda III makes its way through the main intersection in downtown Gravenhurst in 1993 on its way down Bay St. to the wharf...
Photograph  Muskoka Steamships   Discovery Centre  caught everyone   s eye. his    good ol    American knowShaw   s flotil...
picked up,    he said.    She   d have a great future at your Muskoka Steamships   Discovery Centre    in Gravenhurst. Mee...
Above  The Wanda III greets the RMS Segwun while out cruising. Below  Wanda III at dock in Gravenhurst with the third vess...
every donation  helps build brighter futures  Closing the cottage for another season and not sure what to do with all that...
Whats Happened Following two years of work, the Capital Plan Development Task Force has recommended to the Muskoka Algonqu...
Photograph  Richard Francella  Hydro One chief corporate affairs and customer care officer Jason Fitzsimmons  fifth from t...
   The Long Driveway is inspired by my experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse,    she told CBC.    Memories exist...
Meals to warm your heart in a cold winter Article by Karen Wehrstein   Photography by Tomasz Szumski  One of Canada   s gr...
Enjoy the authentic    avours of Mexico in Muskoka  Chef Ken Bol says his braised short ribs are       what you need on a ...
Chef Richard Bynoe   s soul-warming meal, osso bucco with risotto alla Milanese, is derived from his background in Italian...
Bynoe   s soul-warming meal derives from his background in Italian cuisine, being his spin on a traditional Lombard dish. ...
Risotto      Add saffron, a large pinch of salt and 1 cup stock and stir till absorbed.     Continue adding the stock and ...
Braised Short Ribs Ken Bol, Moon River Lookout  Ingredients  4 lbs. beef short ribs  ask butcher to cut into 2    pieces  ...
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