The finishing touches that make a home

As an active member of the Canadian Decorator’s Association (CDECA) and vice chair of its national board of representatives I recently had the privilege of leading one of the association’s design award competition panels.  Throughout…

I offer my light into the world

By Lynda Shadbolt Each of US has the opportunity every day to shine our light into the world. To be a force of kindness compassion joy wisdom and creativity. We all can connect with others…

Out and about

By Gail Stelter Let’s go out and about in April. I am definitely going out and about in April on my personal spring fling and with so many choices in and around the Village; it…

Aging eyes need fresh lighting design ideas

Andria Cowan Molyneaux regular contributor interior decorator and aging in place specialist helps us to understand how lighting design can help us to manage the decline in our eyesight as we age in our homes.…

Romance has a bad rep…

By Bessie Sullivan County Librarian Genre fiction is tricky. Just because you like murder mysteries does that mean you will like them all? If genre fiction is produced by a literary author does it fall…

Spring happenings

By Gail Stelter Survive and thrive: what makes a small town successful? Haliburton Village boasts a beautiful locale on a lake among the lakes of the Ontario highlands. It’s a meeting place a hub for…

Design Dilemmas

Q : While snowbirding in Florida we keep up to date by reading County Life online we were wondering if we could send our design dilemma from our Florida Home to the design corner. On…

Thoughts on aging

By Gerald Irish Haliburton seniors: Here are some things I have learned as I have progressed through the wonderful years of my life. I have little or no time to harbour bitterness hatred or contempt.…

Sister Mary Lydia

By Lynda Shadbolt Last week I was preparing to go on a four-day silent meditation retreat and two friends were coming with me. One has been before and one was coming for his first ever…

Does worm really love worm?

By Erin Kernohan-Berning Branch Services Librarian Haliburton County Public Library A number of really sweet picture books have come into the library over the past couple of weeks on the topic of love. One such…

What to do with the tumbling dollar

By Linda Coneybeare Travel Plus We are asked a lot: what can we do and where can we go with the terrible exchange rate of our Canadian dollar? Well rest easy – the popular all-inclusive…

New beginnings

By Gail Stelter January is a time for new beginnings. No resolutions for me but good beginnings and a fresh start nevertheless.  It is time to think about winter fun or winter survival depending on…

Take time to love

By Gerald Irish I probably have told you (I’ve told everyone who will listen) that one of our granddaughters Ashley Nicole is living and working in South Korea. She like her grandma and grandpa did…

Christmas at the Cottage

by Janet Trull “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred and we are better throughout the year for having in spirit become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder…

Feeling of Christmas

By Gail Stelter Village sidewalks decked in holiday cheer. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas! Thank you to Debra Dart and her wonderful volunteers for our lovely new holiday porch pots. Thank you…

What does aging feel like?

By Andria Cowan Molyneaux As a professional designer I have always been intrigued by the aging process and its effect on residential design. My earliest experience of this came when I was asked to design a…

Can your home age as gracefully as you?

By Andria Cowan Molyneaux It’s sad but true however diligent we may be we will never be able to stop the steady march of time. We may try to slow its approach by way of…

Chicken adventures

By Lynda Shadbolt I really like to eat eggs.  I have them for breakfast lunch or dinner. I enjoy  them poached scrambled baked sunny side up and over-easy. I think eggs are the perfect food.…

Viewing being doing

By Lynda Shadbolt This past weekend my friends and I were out for our usual Saturday morning walk with our lovely dogs. We have really fun dogs and they take us on many adventures. It…