Wash and wear

By Sharon Lynch Published Aug. 1 2017 “But I don’t want to go with you” whined Jason leaning his kitchen chair back almost to the point of falling backwards. Maggie had already told him that…

The moon and the sun

By Lynda Shadbolt Published July 11 2017 The very almost nearly full thunder/buck moon kept me company on Saturday evening as I drove home from Orillia where I had been at the Mariposa Folk Festival…

Kick off a sesquicentennial summer!

By Kate Butler Published June 27 2017 It’s not every year that your community turns 150! 2017 is an incredibly important year not only for our country which is marking its sesquicentennial but also for…

Summer programming at the library

By Bessie Sullivan CEO Haliburton County Public Library Published June 27 2017 The Haliburton County Public Library’s summer programming starts on July 4 and runs until Aug. 31. We have some of our past favourite…

Who is the Downtown Haliburton BIA?

By Cindy Campbell Published June 20 2017 Since taking on the role of BIA administrator last November many people have asked me “What is the Downtown Haliburton Business Improvement Area (BIA)?” Simply answered it is…

The Pause

Published May 16 2017 By Lynda Shadbolt In my 20 years of learning about yoga I have come to understand that every style and every teacher has his or her own focus for the practice.…

When it's time

By Sharon Lynch Published April 18 2017 Jim awoke not wanting to get out of bed. The house was nicely cool for sleeping but now it felt cold and uninviting. By contrast the bed was…

Twenty years

By Lynda Shadbolt Published March 21 2017 Twenty years ago in 1997 I was co-organizing a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) conference for 16- to 18-year-olds with some fellow Rotarians and friends. The keynote speaker…

Finding our stories through genealogy

Published in County Life March 16 2017 Genealogy genealogy One part of science and some of mythology Oodles of doodles and deaths you’ll insist Are fantastic stories that just can’t exist Graves marked with names…

Change is in the air

By Angelica Ingram March 14 2017 I remember the drive like it was yesterday. It was a crisp and sunny fall day. A Sunday. The kind of day where autumn clings to the air and…

Essential service

By Lynda Shadbolt Published March 7 2017 I had no idea that my sister was suffering. She had been divorced for a couple of years and had started to go on dates again. The year…

Volunteer leaders

By Cindy Campbell Published Jan. 31 2017 As we plan for our Haliburton Village BIA annual general meeting on Wednesday Feb. 1 it is so important to thank the volunteers that serve on the board…

Celebrate 2017

By Cindy Campbell Published Jan. 3 2017 January always brings new opportunities. Would you like to be more fit eat healthier have more leisure time and perhaps even a career change? Anything and everything seems…

Parade brings village together

By Cindy Campbell Published Nov. 29 2016 Happy Holidays Haliburton! It’s been just over a month since I started in the role of Haliburton Village BIA administrator. There have been so many people who have…

Moving forward for LGBT

Published Nov. 15 2016 If anyone had asked me 40 years ago if I’d ever expected to attend a lesbian conference in Muskoka I’d have laughed. But it happened last week! On Nov. 3 at…

BIA welcomes new administrator

By Cindy Campbell Published Nov. 1 2016 Hello Haliburton! It is my great pleasure to serve as your Haliburton Village BIA administrator. With Gail Stelter “retiring” I know that I have big shoes to fill.…

Allies

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Oct. 11 2016 Eight months ago I was on a silent meditation retreat for four days when the teacher said to the group “let nature be your ally on this retreat.”…

The perfect day

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Sept. 27 2016 Some days are just perfect. And it’s important to just acknowledge it when it happens. I am writing this article at the end of a perfect day. My…

Play in the Park

by Gail Stelter Published August 9 2016 Come To Town Tuesdays!  Kids come and join the staff from the Haliburton Highlands Museum and Dysart Recreation to Play in the Park at 2 p.m. across from…

Community makes the library

By Bessie Sullivan Published July 28 2016 We knew when it was built that it was special. How could it not be when it took so much collaboration to make it happen? The old Wilberforce…

Mudita

By Lynda Shadbolt Published July 5 2016 I am not a Buddhist but I like to learn about Buddhist practices that give me tools to live more skillfully in my life. I think we can…