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Photography by Catherine Stutt Bud and Jill Bud and Jill. Like Cher and Madonna, just their first names are enough. “Have you seen Bud and Jill yet?” is a familiar question at the Codrington Farmers’ Market. Visitors bring antiques and artifacts to show them, get advice, or just discuss a unique find. Same question at… Read More

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Mr. Underwood portrait by Lynn VanderHerberg My Uncle Jim. Never Jim. Always Uncle Jim. To Darryl, he’s Mayor Lang. Always. It’s old-world manners. Even when Darryl was running the detachment, there was a respectful nod to the Mayor of Bracebridge. After Darryl and I became us, Darryl continued the honorific, and it still makes me… Read More

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Glanmore, Underwood

Glanmore. The grand lady has been there for almost 150 years, we’ve been here for almost 20, and it was only recently we availed ourselves of a tour. It is not for lack of encouragement from our friend Lindi Pierce, heritage writer for this magazine and Chair of the Friends of Glanmore. “Come visit,” she… Read More

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From the Editor’s Desk: Dateline Bracebridge, Santa’s Summer Ho-Ho-Home

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Bracebridge Bay, Muskoka, County and Quinte Living, Catherine Stutt

A few years ago, someone asked me to describe the work of a journalist. It’s easy. We go places we’ve never been, meet people we’ve never seen, ask questions that are none of our business, and then tell complete strangers all about it. The good ones do it with integrity, compassion, and without hummus. Maybe without hubris. These are real stories we’re telling, and they make a difference. They should. Read More

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I cherish these incredible coincidences and connections. They make the world smaller. And happier. And livable. Just ask Bill Murtha, whom we also profiled. He’ll tell you a thing or two about connections. Oh yes, he will. He should meet my Favourite Cousin Steve and his amazing wife Henrike. They’d all have another story to tell. Read More