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Is the Carleton Place Gilles Mill Becoming the next Diefenbunker?

  

I used to intern for Elizabeth Coady, ex-producer of Oprah, for 10 months on a pop culture site she ran. She was a task master, but I will never forget her for the rest of my life. She taught me things I would have never learned in any professional writing course. Be clear, get the…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on March 20, 2015 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Hurry my Curry! You've got to Eat in Carleton Place!



Rural towns don't really specialize in Ethnic foods, unless it has the name sweet and sour attached to it. I have to admit before I hung out in Berkeley, California, my knowledge of Indian food was basically Samosas, or a cup of Chai. After my frequent trips to the iconic…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on March 19, 2015 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Hello ! My Name Is --- Erin Go Bragh Photos in Carleton Place

What a way to open this post about St Patrick's Day with a holy picture of mother and child. Sarah Cavanagh and daughter.…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on March 17, 2015 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Investigating the Basement of the Carleton Place Canadian - If These Walls Could Talk

This was a story written by Jennifer Fenwick Irwin. She is the curator of our local Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum. The title of her story was "If These Walls Could Talk" and she has a blog page called Jenny on Argyle and it is so worth reading.

jenny on argyle…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Myths of Swimming After Eating

 

Whenever we had a picnic near a lake as a child, we were told to never EVER go swimming for at least an hour or you were going to have cramps and die. Each time I heard that particular ridiculous information, all I wanted to…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Florida Changing Stand Your Ground to Grind Your Stand

Two years ago I wrote a story about a den of sin in a retirement community called The Villages in Florida. Some told me it was all hear-say, but the…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

Why They Don't Let Some People Drive

I used to make fun of old people who wore large hats that drove like they were in charge of a float in a parade years ago. I never thought that I would become one of them—surely it would never happen to me. After I suffered a stroke a few years ago I did not drive for over a year as I…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

How to Catch a Fish -- by A Random Dog

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Hi there! Want to watch me fish?…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 9, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Should We Be Afraid of Religious Gnomes?

My Gnomes in my Gnometown are silent this morning as I eat my breakfast. There never has been a smidgen of loud partying, nor hushed whispers of a revolution to escape the yard. Heather Andrews from Pulaski, Tenn. on the other hand, has a…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Why is it Always Me?



Some people get away with murder. I on the other hand get away with nothing. Even when I am doing nothing, I seem to look suspicious to the higher-ups. In Grade 4 we were lined up one morning to go to our classroom and the girls in front of me were giggling loudly. Miss Wells…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

American Retailers Failing - Blame Canada?



At the beginning of last year, Canada was seen as a gold mine of opportunity for foreign retailers. Target's hotly anticipated launch was just months away, and retailers such as Nordstrom were announcing expansions north of the border. Target's rocky launch, and…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

The Cobweb



She had heard that if she built it they would come—but they did not. Each day she wove another fine line, but instead of cobwebs-- they slowly turned into cables. Would they eventually become chains around her ankles with nowhere to escape she wondered. No matter how hard she worked on her creation, bare…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Searching for the Wurst

This is Chapter 2 of a chapter fiction piece I am working on.. Chapter 1 might be a bit much..for some.

I lay on a cold padded table blinded by the overhead light waiting for the aesthetic torture to begin. I was…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 2, 2014 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Pork DNA Found in Cadbury Chocolate



Chocolate maker Cadbury Malaysia, a part of Mondelez International Inc, recalled two chocolate products after they tested positive for traces of pork DNA, the Nikkei Asian Review website reported.

The traces were found during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the Ministry…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Collecting Your Dog's Urine Sample-- Dedicated to the Carleton Place Valley Veterinarian Clinic

 

My best friend is sick. He can't tell me what ails him as he does not speak, so I am trying to help him get on the right side of health. Yesterday my German Shepherd Axel began spotting blood and as a former UTI Queen I knew he had a kidney infection, or maybe even stones due to his age. This…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on May 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Heartbeat Stories of My Best Friend

 

 

Last night I watched the film "Marley and Me" for the 15th time. As Woody Harrelson once said,

“I have not cried this much since Titanic".

When the film first came out I had no intention of watching it. I am not a Jennifer Anniston fan, and really did not know much about the story. How Linda the “Hallmark Queen” could have nearly missed this is…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on May 28, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

What Happened to Bill Clinton and the Titanic?

My friend Suze Hawken sent me this and I just had to share.. Enjoy!



One student turned in the following book report, with the proposition that they were nearly identical stories!

His cool professor gave him an A+ for this…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on May 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Streets of San Francisco Paved in Gold -- Let Them Eat Cake!



If you live in San Francisco, be on the lookout for some mysterious white envelopes -- they may contain $100 bills. An anonymous person is going around the city, dropping off sums of…

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Added by Linda Seccaspina on May 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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