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My friend Harry agrees with me, and he’s smrt!

We almost never get into politics, so

please allow me go on a wee rant...

About six years ago my wife Maggie

and I extended the drive back home from

Montreal by staying a night in eastern

Ontario in the town of Port Hope. It’s a

lovely, picturesque place that you may have

seen in Murdock Mysteries or the horror

film IT. We had no plans or expectations

of what to do in Port Hope and arrived late

in the afternoon, so we thought we should

pick up a bottle of wine, go for dinner at a

local restaurant and from there just enjoy

a quiet evening.

However... we quickly realized that

we were back in Ontario.

The LCBO store had closed at 5 o’clock

and the nearest one was 15 minutes in the

opposite direction - more driving seemed

to be as enjoyable as meeting the freaky

clown in that movie. From the perspective

of a tourist that might like to enjoy a drink

or three while on vacation, Ontario has

sucked for a very long time.

In the first place, what is an LCBO?

Why would a tourist know that this is

where we buy our wine and spirits?

Secondly, have you ever tried to find The

Beer Store in any town in Ontario other

than your own? You have better odds

of stumbling upon the local car wash.

They are generally well hidden and were

impossible to find before the arrival of

smart phones unless you were a local,

which tourists, by definition, are not.

Things have started to change over the

years, with liquor sales in some grocery

stores and even in small communities that

are under serviced. Liquor and beer stores

were considered to be an essential service

during the pandemic, and the Premier of

Ontario did his best to usher in a “buck

a beer” campaign promise as one of his

major political strategies. Apparently,

booze is pretty important in Ontario.

However, it’s still not nearly as accessible

to a tourist as it is in other provinces and

most states, or throughout the world

for that matter. Can you imagine being

anywhere in Europe and having to drive

15 minutes to buy a bottle of wine?

My point in writing this isn’t to

complain about how things have been

for the last hundred years, but how

different things have been during the

pandemic. With unprecedented speed,

the government had to relax the laws in

order for businesses to survive — and the

old rules need to stay on vacation.

Now you’ll see countless examples

of restaurants that have expanded their

patios, taken over parking spaces or

sidewalk space to bring the tables out

into the streets, and held events in the

streets and their parking lots. Millions of

dollars, including millions of taxpayer

dollars, have gone into retrofitting these

spaces to help restaurants, wineries, craft

breweries, and bars survive 18 months of

this altered state we’ve all been living in.

And it’s working! People love it! You’ll see

it in towns like Kingsville and Kincardine

where the main streets are closed to traffic

weekly and the streets are taken over by

shopping and dining. A personal favourite

were the outdoor concerts that Crabby

in Southwestern Ontario

Joe’s in Petrolia held in their back parking

lot, complete with a stage, satellite bar and

numerous picnic tables. There is a new

menu of great reasons for visitors from

near or far to stay overnight in a town and

spend more important tourist dollars.

These changes never would’ve been

allowed before COVID-19 and there’s no

reason why they shouldn’t be allowed to

continue in the future, but there’s definitely

a concern that they won’t be. Some of

you will disagree, but I think Ontario is

far too strict in this way. This is no longer

the “good ole days” where drinking and

driving was fairly commonplace, given

cute terms like “croptouring” and largely

ignored by the police. My generation

got mad at the cops if they dumped out

our beer! Don’t get me wrong — there

is no place for drinking and driving in

our society. However, we’ve come a long

way. We now have ride sharing apps on

our phones, designated drivers, and a

generation of teenagers and young adults

that, for the most part, would never think

to drive under the influence. From a

tourists perspective, Ontario is still quite...

shall we say... uptight? It wouldn’t hurt for

us to loosen up a little.

As horrible as this pandemic has

been, we’ve all been saying that there

will be good things that come from it. The

restaurant business has been decimated,

but the ability to expand their businesses

without being prohibited by archaic

provincial laws holds the possibility of

a very bright future. As my friend Harry

says, we need to build-back-better! In the

summer, in Ontario, we shouldn’t need

a calendar of events to know that there

will be something going on. There should

always be something going on!

If you remember back to when

smoking in restaurants was banned,

which was a needed change, the

government initially allowed for separate

smoking areas and it was up to owners

to spend thousands of dollars to retrofit

rooms that were sealed off from the rest

of the restaurant. Then the government

changed its mind and said those were no

longer acceptable. Instead, restaurants

could have patios with smoking, so they

spent thousands more dollars converting

patios to accommodate smokers. Then

the government changed its mind and

said that was no longer acceptable. Finally,

the government grew a set and said that

smoking in restaurants is not acceptable.

This is exactly the type of indecisiveness

that the food and beverage industry does

not need going forward.

The Ontario government doesn’t need

to revisit this issue once the pandemic is

in the rear window. They don’t need to roll

it back or bring in new restrictions. They

just need to get out of the way. Visitors

to Ontario and the tourism industry as a

whole will thank them for doing just that.

Thanks for reading,

Mark Moran, Publisher

P.S. My apologies to anyone that may

have been offended by an article in our

last issue called Corona Roller-Coaster.

June from Dundas called us out on it and

she had a good point.

Summer 2021

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........15-18

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................58

Tourism Contact Information..........................17

2021 Photo Contest.........................................31

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List............. 59

Antique Tours..............................................32,60

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets......39,40,41

Recipes........................................................23,39

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................19

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Foodie Finds

Nothing works up an appetite and

a thirst more than time spent enjoying

the great outdoors. Skip the backpack of

soggy sandwiches and trail mix on your

next outing and wrap up your day with a

great meal or a tasty beverage at a nearby

restaurant, winery, craft brewery, or cidery.

Bird Watching and Bubbly

Explore the grounds and trails at the

Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary in

Kingsville. The grounds here are like no

other in North America, with a variety of

ducks, geese and swans. Watch for the rare

barnacle goose that often is in the main

pond and bobolinks in the nearby pasture.

Afterward, head over to Oxley Estate

Winery in Harrow to enjoy a glass of Lucky

Blue Sparkling Wine on their large Wine

Garden Patio.

Perfect Pairing Suggestion: If you’re

feeling hungry after your bird watching

and bubbly, stop in for a bite at Garfield’s

in Harrow. You can enjoy another glass of

Oxley’s wine there, alongside tasty burgers,

fish, chicken and ribs.

Paddling and Pints

Explore the dense Carolinian forest by

boat on a guided five-hour paddle through

Norfolk County’s Big Creek. Your boat,

paddling gear and shuttle service are all

provided as well as a stop when your float

is finished at a surprise Ontario’s South

Coast Craft Brewery. If that stop leaves you

thirsty for more, visit nearby Hometown

Brew Co., Charlotteville Brewing Company

and Backyard Brewing Company, all in

Norfolk County.

Parasailing and Cider

See the sites of Grand Bend from 1000

feet in the air on a Grand Bend Parasail

experience. No experience is necessary,

and all ages are encouraged to fly. After

your adventure, share stories of your skyhigh

soar over icy glasses of apple cider at

Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House or

Shale Ridge Estate Winery and Cidery in

nearby Thedford.

Twin Pines’ award-winning ciders

Boarding and Brews

Boarder Pass in Sarnia offers an amazing

wakeboarding experience at a great price.

Plus, they guarantee that every guest will

get up and riding during their first lesson,

or they’ll provide a second lesson free! After

you’re sufficiently waterlogged, sip on a

pint at Refined Fool Brewing Co. and enjoy

the brewery’s casual, friendly community

vibe.

Perfect Pairing Suggestion: Refined Fool

supports other local restaurants by allowing

guests to bring in takeout to enjoy with their

beer. Favourite pairings include Refined

Fool’s Ontario Craft Lager with Giresis

BBQ Chicken Supreme Pizza and Van Full

of Weirdos IPA with Philly Cheese Jake’s

Loaded Nachos.

Park Exploring and Pizza

Windsor is home to some really amazing

parks that offer excellent exploring. Art

lovers will adore the Windsor Sculpture

Park. The Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature

Reserve is another excellent choice. As the

largest protected remnant of native prairie

in Ontario, it’s home to over 160 species

of provincially rare plants and animals.

After exploring, a slice of Windsor-style

pizza is a must! Get a taste for this beloved

treat at Armando’s.

To become a true Windsor-style pizza

expert, pick up a free membership card

for The Windsor Pizza Club. In addition

to special deals, once you’ve tried a slice

at all eight pizzerias you can score a free

Windsor Pizza Club shirt!

Cycling and Salsa

The 50-kilometre Chrysler Canada

Greenway, the southernmost link of the

Trans Canada Trail, travels through Essex

County from Windsor to Leamington. After

working up an appetite on a super-long

cycle, wrap up your day with an authentic

and fresh Mexican feast in Leamington.

Beachcombing and Bar Food

Sink your toes into the sand at Erieau,

and you’ll soon see why this Lake Erie

beach is a favourite of so many. When it’s

time for a break, stop in for some suds

and snacks at nearby Bayside Brewing

Company.

Perfect Pairing Suggestion: What goes

better with the beach and beer than barbecue?

Bayside Brewing Company’s beer is also

available at Renny’s Village Smokehouse

in Wheatley and tastes like it was made to

enjoy with their smoked brisket.

Alpacas and Ales

Experience the cuteness that occurs

when you bring together 40 alpacas,

four llamas, four goats and one Icelandic

sheep at SAMY’s Alpaca Farm and Fibre

Studio, just north of Strathroy. Make an

appointment in advance and your group

can enjoy a private Alpaca Walk where

you’ll visit and hand-feed the alpacas in the

pasture and then take them on a leashed

walk down a country lane. Afterward, head

over to Rusty Wrench Brewing Company

in Strathroy for craft beer and tasty pub

fare.

SAMY’s Alpaca Farm and

Fibre Studio, Strathroy

Bridges and Brunch

Get a new perspective exploring and

experiencing the St. Thomas Elevated Park,

Canada’s only elevated park. Kids and

kids at heart will love the play structures,

art installations and killer views from this

historic railroad bridge. If you’re visiting

on a Saturday, order ahead and pick up a

delicious Saturday Brunch Box from Seed

Confections, which includes cinnamon

buns, coffee cake, cookies, fresh bread and

Seed’s famous French macarons.

Elevated Park, St. Thomas

Greens & Grapes

If your favourite way of scheduling in

some time with Mother Nature is a round

of golf, Port Stanley is calling. The Bluffs

Golf Club is a scenic 12-hole course that

overlooks Lake Erie. Kettle Creek Golf and

Country Club is an 18-hole course with

forested slopes and a three-acre pond. Be

sure to tee up some time for a tasting at

nearby Quai Du Vin Estate Winery.

Fossils and Fish

Rock Point Provincial Park is home to

shallow Lake Erie limestone shelves that

are filled with fascinating ancient fossils.

When all that prehistoric play works up

an appetite, visit Debb’s Cuisine on Queen

in Dunnville for a scrumptious serving

of pan-seared pickerel or lightly breaded

Lake Erie perch.

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Some people don’t like crowds, but I

ain’t one of them.

Lisa and I were dying to get away

somewhere as soon as the travel

embargo was lifted this past June. We

couldn’t wait to get on the road, so we

grabbed the last Daytripper, looked

through it and saw the part about “Open

Streets” in Kingsville. “That’s where

we’re going honey,” I said. And that’s

exactly what we did.

We knew that Open Streets meant

that the downtown area would be closed

off to traffic so that restaurants and

stores could serve a higher number of

people, but I don’t think we realized

how cool this would actually be. We

were there for the first Saturday and

the street was closed from 3 to 11 p.m.

There must’ve been a thousand people

having dinner, or just sitting down for a

drink and people watching. Others were

milling about and carving their names

in the main intersection with sidewalk

chalk. And all of it was compliant with

the regulations at that time, because the

restaurants had that much more seating

available. It was like a park in the centre

Kingsville Open Streets

of the downtown and after months of

being cooped up, that scenery combined

with the sun going down at the end of

Main Street and a couple great meals,

made it feel like we were in Heaven. It’s

just called Kingsville.

We booked a room with DISTINCTIVE

INNS OF KINGSVILLE and had our choice

of three different locations, including

one above their Banded Goose Brewing

Co. on the main drag. That was pretty

enticing but we opted for INN-136,

a beautiful century home only three

blocks from the downtown. We brought

our own bicycles but it turns out that

they would’ve let us use theirs, and we

biked everywhere in that town. There

are three craft breweries within a block

of each other and about 20 wineries in

the region, so the bicycle can be a pretty

handy tool.

The first stop on our trip was west of

Kingsville at an old favourite of ours called

FARM FRESH ANTIQUES. On the way

west to Harrow we found PRISCILLA’S

PRESENTS and then BLIMEY’S BRITISH

STORE and the FULL CIRCLE THRIFT

SHOP. Those four stores are night and

day from each other but

all of them were terrific.

The thrift store had a

few bargains we couldn’t

resist and Priscilla’s

has an awesome farm

location that you have

to see in person to

appreciate. We picked up

a few things at Blimey‘s

too, and they mentioned

that they were just

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nearby town of Essex.

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Kingsville Fire Fest Celebration

SATURDAY,

Sept. 4, 2021

8:00 am - Pancake

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11:00 am - Parade of

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Details at www.kingsville.ca/firefest

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For lunch that day we

headed for THE WRECK

at Colchester Harbour.

This is a large restaurant

with an even larger set

of balconies overlooking

the beach, marina and,

according to the sign, this

is the Walleye Capital of

Canada. It’s a great spot

to discover and I believe

they have music on the

weekends. Colchester is

along Essex County Road

#50 and that’s where

you’ll find many of the wineries including

NORTH 42 ESTATE WINERY, where we

stopped on the way to Kingsville. It’s

also home to SERENITY LAVENDER

FARM and Lisa loves lavender. Taking

that lake route into Kingsville brought us

Banded Goose Brewing Co.

@thekingsvillebia

Jack’s Gastropub - Inn 31

ONE TANK TRIPS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7

past fields of grapevines,

gorgeous lake properties

and a few cool places like

Cedar Creek, the John R.

Park Homestead, a larger

marina with some fine

sailboats to drool over and

then FEHR’S HERITAGE

BAKERY where we picked

up treats. This is a small

authentic bakery and they

make some awesome

pies and one of the best

chocolate donuts I’ve ever

had the pleasure to meet.

Our relationship didn’t

last long.

We’d been to the

Kingsville Folk Festival

in 2018, so we knew

this area a bit but also

knew that there was

much more to discover.

You could easily spend

a week or more in this

region. Once we were

settled in the inn we set

out on the bikes to get a

good look at the town.

There were unique and

beautiful properties on

every block and they

Captain Wheatley

Point Pelee - Photo by Ontario’s Southwest

Continued on page 9

$10,000 BIA Dollar SUMMER GIVE AWAY

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are so much more noticeable when

you’re on a bicycle. One of the first

ones we passed was a mansion with an

awesome stone fence, only steps from

INN-136.

This was a Friday, so the two core

streets (Main and Division) were still quite

busy as we made our way downtown

and to BANDED GOOSE BREWING CO.

With a bit of time to kill we enjoyed the

warmth at a sidewalk

table, Lisa with a Pelee

Island wine and myself

with a craft beer (a Boys

to the Yard Milkshake

NEIPA to be precise)

and it was delicious. Our

waitress had a wealth

of knowledge about

the area, couldn’t have

been nicer and had

plenty of suggestions.

From there we went

right around the corner

to JACK’S GASTROPUB

for dinner. The family

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Although the annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival won’t be happening this year, we are presenting free concerts throughout the summer.

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Open Tuesday-Saturday

970 Heritage Road

Kingsville • 519-733-0303

that operates the inn and Banded Goose

also owns Jack’s so we knew we were in

good hands. I’d never had Lobster Mac

n’ Cheese and didn’t know what I’d

been missing. We took it easy that night

knowing that we had early morning

plans.

Wheatley is about a 30 minute drive

from Kingsville and we happened to

hear that Saturday was their annual

Town Wide Yard Sale. This was not to

be missed! After 18 months of purging

while stuck at home we couldn’t wait to

take in one garage sale, much less 50,

and Wheatley didn’t disappoint. The

bikes were handy here too, as it’s much

easier to get around with a bicycle and

back pack. What a great way to explore

a town. We bought a bunch of crap we

didn’t need and a few things we did—

Anna’s Garden - Photo by Ontario’s Southwest

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• Tarts • Jumbo Cookies

• Specialty Breads

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• Meat Pies - tourtiere/chicken/beef

I’m sure you know the routine if you’re

reading the Daytripper.

On the way back we had lunch at

FREDDY’S RESTAURANT on the road that

leads to Point Pelee. I find that people are

often confused by Point Pelee National

Park in Leamington, and Pelee Island,

which is in Lake Erie and accessible

by ferry for cars, bicycles and walk-on

passengers. In fact we were amazed,

when telling friends about this fantastic

trip, how many had never been to this

area. They weren’t even sure where it

was and, quite frankly, have no idea what

they’re missing. This is the southernmost

part of Canada, ground zero for 1000’s

of birds that cross the lake each year,

on the shores of Lake Erie, blessed with

perfect growing conditions for fruits and

vegetables, home to over 20 wineries

plus craft breweries, small

town friendly, relaxing, and

it’s considerably warmer than

it is an hour or two north.

One of the most noticeable

things about Kingsville was

that it smelled so good,

because of the roses and

countless other flowers. I

don’t remember ever noticing

that anywhere else, but this

area is different than the

Continued on page 10

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rest of SW Ontario because of that long

growing season. We didn’t make it to

Amherstburg this trip but that’s another

town that is off the charts gorgeous,

on the banks of the Detroit River and

steeped in history.

The Main Grill & Ale House

After a fantastic lunch and on our way

back we stopped into ANNA’S FLOWERS

and CINDY’S GARDEN CENTRE and

both are worth the trip by themselves.

From there we were on our bikes in

Kingsville for the afternoon. We spent

some time around Lakeside Park where

the folk festival and many other events

are held. It’s right on the edge of Lake

Erie and numerous wild birds were in

attendance. From there we made our

way to the marina where the brand new

Pelee Island ferry will be docking in the

second half of the summer. I’m not sure

why but it departs from Leamington

for part of the year, then Kingsville. We

stayed on Pelee Island once many years

ago and will have to go back and see

what’s changed so that we can tell you

all about it. We eventually made our way

downtown along an old railway line that’s

been converted to become the Chrysler

Greenway Trail and it cuts through the

entire town (and much of the county).

There was at least one refreshment stop

along the way and we were in and out of

too many downtown stores to mention

them all.

The best part was still to come though.

We had Saturday night Open Streets

reservations at THE MAIN GRILL & ALE

HOUSE but arrived early to people watch

from the patio at THE GROVE BREWERY.

Banded Goose - Photo by Ontario’s Southwest

ONE TANK TRIPS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

It’s attached to THE GROVE HOTEL, so

this small town has two boutique hotels

and three breweries within a block of

one another—and many of my friends

have never been here. Incredible! This

was the first night for Open Streets

and music wasn’t yet allowed, but I

believe the plan is to have two stages

with one or a few performers playing at

opposite ends of the street. The people

that organize the folk festival are also

arranging the entertainment, so it will

definitely be good and we’ll be back to

enjoy it. Our meals at The Main couldn’t

have been better. Lisa had a steak and I

had the best meatloaf I’ve ever tasted,

hands down (sorry Mom). It was nothing

short of superb.

Green Heart Kitchen

We ended up having numerous

conversations that weekend, usually

during dinner or while enjoying a

beverage at Banded Goose. A few were

visitors like us, most were from the

region, and all were so very relieved to be

free from the confines of the pandemic.

Sunday morning saw us stopping

into the Banded Goose and Pelee Island

Winery to buy some souvenirs for home,

and Lisa had to hit one more garden

centre she saw in the Daytripper—

RUTHVEN NURSERIES. There’s always

room for another plant (and she bought

three planters at the yard sales).

We can’t recommend this region

highly enough and Kingsville is in the

perfect location to enjoy your stay, and

also take in a national park to the east,

an island to the south, and wineries in

every direction. If there’s one thing we

missed on this trip it was the Jack Miner

Bird Sanctuary, but there will be a next

time!

Publisher’s note: Thanks as always

Dave and Lisa... we hope more readers will

tell us about their trips (and get paid as

contributors). There are a couple contests

going on that visitors will want to know

about including a $10,000 promotion by

the Kingsville BIA. You can find a little

more detail about them on pages 2 & 28.

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Having recently lectured on the perils of

riding a motorcycle, it seems only fair to

touch base with drivers of those 4-wheeled

Mechano sets with the roof on top - a.k.a.

the modern automobile, or my sworn

enemy, my nemesis, the curse of my

highway: The Minivan.

Now I can understand why the modern

household would find this new box on

wheels an advantage for transporting

their 2.3 children, plus Fido and Fluffy to

day-care and/or veterinarian (as they are

interchangeable), but do they have to share

MY road? With the motorcycle, I can at least

manoeuvre around most of them before I

get pelted with whatever spews from their

Piece of Mind

By Joan Richardson, London

From Daytripping

Sept.-Oct. 2001

Angle-Parked in a Parallel Universe

wheels, their exhaust and their windows,

including but not limited to: stones, soot,

oil, lit cigarettes, used Kleenexes, pop cans,

apple cores, peach pits and even spit! And

then there are the children/pets in the back

seats to watch!

So when the motorcycle is not the

vehicle du jour, and I’m relegated to our

15 year old Chevy, then I have to put up

with that horrible confining van-trap for

seemingly endless periods of stop-light.

At these times of absolute idleness and

darkness, considering the dim amount

of daylight that can pass through those

tinted windows, I can’t help but ponder

the many wondrous aspects of this form of

transportation we have all come to depend

on more than our next breath.

Have you ever noticed that when you’re

driving your car and looking for an address,

you invariably turn down the volume on the

radio? Why do you need a driver’s license

to purchase liquor, when everyone knows

you can’t drink and drive? If you’re in a

vehicle travelling the speed of light, what

happens when you turn on the headlights?

Then again, if “R” means Reverse on the

gear shift, why is Forward marked “D”?

Once while driving in Toronto, I read a

huge sign on the expressway that said

“Drive Carefully - Keep Your Eyes on the

Road.” I almost crashed into the car in front

of me while I was reading the billboard.

Another time I witnessed a young lady

deftly applying her makeup while driving

through the city streets. As she was utilizing

the rear view mirror for her handiwork,

she missed a turn off and rapidly slammed

on her brakes. The fellow behind her

screeched to a halt, romantically easing his

car up onto her bumper, but boy was he

miffed! I guess the sudden stop had caused

him to lose his cell phone connection and

drop his cigarette; but he was really upset

that her inattention had caused him to spill

his coffee all over the fax machine next

to him! Some drivers should just drive a

hearse and cut out the middle man.

It is my contention that used cars are not

all what they are jacked up to be; that car

trouble is when the car won’t start and

the payments won’t stop and that old

automobile mufflers never die, they just

get exhausted. Truly, the perfect license

plate for me would have to be “PMS 666.”

Nobody would dare cut me off! Perhaps the

trick to surviving the highway carnage is to

drive just a little slower than your guardian

angel can fly. But for now, I guess we have

to assume that if everything seems to be

coming your way, then you must be in the

wrong lane!

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Home of Just-A-Nuff Antiques

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5 • Saturday 10 to 2

850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street

Northgate Plaza, Sarnia • 519-336-3838

By Liz Underhill, Vienna

To Trade or Not To Trade? That is the Question.

Here it is again, time to get my old

car fixed or buy me a new one. I had to

weigh my options, only so much money

left in the old purse for new things. My

old car is not much younger than me and

is starting to give me lots of problems,

reminding me too much of myself what

with all the dents and scratches from

everyday living. I can’t see to put lipstick

on because the paint job has gone dull,

somewhat like my hair.

I was out the other night and could

hardly see a darn thing. I kept swiping

my glasses with my finger from my

glove, thinking some gravy from

Pheenie’s roast beef supper must have

sprayed up on them when I missed the

potatoes and a gob landed squarely on

my shoes, leaving an awful mess. When

I couldn’t clear up my sight, I got out

and checked my flashers. Turns out, the

headlights along with the flashers were

covered in old, cooked-on bugs.

No sooner was I up and going again,

when I realized I must have a flat. My

spare tire, on the car that is, was flatter

than the tire I had to change. Been a

mighty long time since I’ve gone and

changed a tire. I sure couldn’t turn those

old lug nuts with my sagging muscles. I

had to angle my backside so that I could

wrap it around the wrench, try to squat

so I could loosen those nuts. I’m sure

folk going by were wondering which one

was the nut. Sort of embarrassing, but

I smiled back at each and every one of

them.

With gas the price it is and how the

fuel doesn’t burn so good in these old

cars, Clem’s moonshine saves a bit,

and like that old bunny, just keeps

on keeping on. The old car works, is

pleading it’s case rambling down the

road until I notice that there’s a streak

following me down the road and

something is backfiring. I knew I had to

do something quick.

I spied a sign long-side the road saying

Fix Your Car Good As New While You Wait.

Wasn’t long before I saw the roadside

dump. An old codger ambled out and

asked what I had in mind. The way he

looked at me convinced me it wasn’t my

car he was eyeing to fix. I told him to

check under my hood to see what the

heck was leaking and backfiring. He gave

me an odd look, but noted that I had a

tire iron balanced in my right hand. After

checking things out, he said I needed a

tune-up, new plugs, wires, etc. I gave him

a nasty look and told him it was my car I

was here about!

He told me my car was on its last legs

and it wasn’t worth fixing, and the way

his eyes were straying, I gripped my tire

iron in case he was meaning me.

“Listen ma’am,” he said out of his

toothless face. “We sell Focus here. It’s

made by Ford. For a minute, he had

me, but I got out of there real fast as

I realized his focus was selling this old

lady on gosh knows what! I heard him

shouting as I drove down the road, “And

you don’t have to have an E-Test!” What

the heck did that mean? Probably an

Evacuation Test. Well, I knew that was

phony and he was just trying to get

me back in his grips. I might not know

much about cars, but if I ever had to

evacuate anything I’d be taking my car

with me. Just couldn’t leave her behind.

Just as I was driving down the road I

backfired and so did Champagne Lady,

letting me know she was still alive, and

we’d be attached until...

Just like me, I guess I’ll keep getting

her fixed when her old parts fail. I always

follow the golden rule: Treat others how

you would want yourself to be treated.

How was your week? Ms. Klara

12-building

Heritage Village with

intriguing displays

“A museum… and so much

more for you to explore!”

Glimpses of

Victorian Living

Marine History

& much more

Please call ahead

to confirm hours.

Home of the Baldoon

Mystery, the Glass Gallery

and much more.

Reopening in progress -

looking to resume our regular

Tues-Sat 10 to 4 Year Round

SHOP

LOCAL

SHOP

FUN

SHOP

TJ's

94 Moore Line

Mooretown, Ontario

519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

3470 St. Clair Parkway

Sombra, Ontario

519-892-3982

sombramuseum.webs.com

facebook.com/sombramuseum

505 King Street

Wallaceburg, Ontario

519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

Please refer to individual websites for most current re-opening hours & updates.

519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca

Wed.-Sat d S

12-6 • Sun 12-5

1644 London Rd on Sarnia’s “Golden Mile” (Across from John’s Restaurant)

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BEFORE YOU DIE... Give someone deserving a dozen red roses out of the blue.

SUMMER 2021


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

Most, but not all, of our regular adversers are listed here.

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

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links & more can be found on our website!

www.daytripping.ca

ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum 888-773-2955

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spare Moments Craft Supplies 519-765-3550

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

Belle River - On the Lake Events & Info. 519-728-4624

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

BLYTH L-6

Blyth Festival Theatre 1-877-862-5984

www.blythfestival.com

BOTHWELL I-15

Joyce Farm Market (April thru Oct.) 519-494-6561

Parks Blueberries (March thru Dec.) 519-692-5373

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

Find out...

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on page 58

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

CAMBRIDGE R-9

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.ca

Gentry Manor (Fashions & gifts) 519-352-9420

www.gentrymanor.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

Van Zelst’s Market (Collectibles/Decor) 519-350-1745

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

Courtland Collectables 519-429-8566

Find us on Facebook

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 519-264-2420

www.ltvca.ca/conservation-lands/ska-nah-doht-longwoods

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

DORCHESTER N-12

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site 519-683-2978

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Blimey’s British Store & Gift Shop 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Earthly Elements 519-776-7111

Find us on Facebook

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

EXETER L-9

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

FREELTON T-9

Freelton Antique Mall 905-659-0948

www.freeltonantiquemall.com

GLENCOE J-14

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

Iceculture Inc. / Hensall Ice Co. 519-262-3500

iceculture.com • Find us on Facebook-Hensall Ice Co.

Cottage Culture 226-330-0330

www.cottage-culture.ca

ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387

www.modernhipster.com

Patina’s Gifts of Art & Craft 519-485-6466

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

If you are in DOUBT, change www.thunderbirdcrafts.com this TEXT.

KINCARDINE K-2

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

Can.Trans. Museum/Heritage Village 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Cindy’s Home & Garden 519-733-9425

www.cindysgarden.com

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

Green Heart Kitchen 519-712-9329

www.greenheartkitchen.ca

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

Kingsville Folk Festival

www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Pelee Island Winery 519-733-6551

www.peleeisland.com

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Collectables & Antiques 519-283-9876

Find us on Facebook

KITCHENER R-8

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

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Created in March of 1995, nicknamed " The Daytripper"

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in the best part of the best province in the best country in the world.

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47

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Middleton County Greens Corner

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Contact these Organizaons

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Calton

TURKEY POINT

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Frogmore

Normandale

59 Forestville

Copenhagen

Port Bruce

PORT

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for Tourism Informaon Inquiries & Advice!

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Turkey Point

Fairground

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Inner

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nizaons to promote Ontario!

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Lake

St.Clair

Leamington

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Sarnia

Chatham

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OXFORD

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London 5

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L A K E E R I E

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WENTWORTH

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Hamilton

10

9

HALDIMAND

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Links to all of these organizaons can be found at...

TORONTO

1)

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

8)

www.visitwindsoressex.com

1-800-265-3633

Lake Ontario

2)

Chatham-Kent Tourism

www.visitck.ca

9)

1-800-561-6125

NEW

3)

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

Niagara

YORK www.ontbluecoast.com

10)

Falls

1-800-265-0316

4)

Tourism London O 90

www.londontourism.ca

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Fort Erie

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1-800-265-2602

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Lake Erie

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Represenng Essex, Chatham-Kent,

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Norfolk & Haldimand County.

www.ontariossouthwest.com

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Middlesex Tourism

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

519-434-7321

ONTARIO CANADA

KING

Elgin County Tourism

www.elgintourist.com

1-877-GO-ELGIN

Tourism Oxford

www.tourismoxford.ca

519-539-9800 ext. 3355

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Tourism Haldimand

www.haldimandcounty.ca

1-800-863-9607

Tourism Hamilton

www.tourismhamilton.com

1-800-263-8590

Tourism Branord

www.discoverbranord.ca

1-800-265-6299

County of Brant Tourism

www.brant.ca

1-888-250-2296

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Creek

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Tourism Burlington

www.tourismburlington.com

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Shops,

FOUR PAGE

Find more great stops on our:

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“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

(See PAGE 3 I Index) d PULLOUT SECTION!

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

LONDON M-12 (INC. LAMBETH & HYDE PARK)

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Cardinal Books 519-854-0006

www.merebooks.com

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

The Bloomin’ Bog (near Ilderton) 519-666-0132

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

Thomas Bros. Farm Market 519-652-5551

www.thomasbrothersfarms.ca

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery 519-595-4407

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

MILVERTON O-7

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brichyard Antiques & Repurposed Things 519-264-9538

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

WIndmill Country Market 519-484-9955

www.thewindmill.ca

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212

www.oakgrovecheese.ca

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

&

FARM MARKETS

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

John M. Hall House of Linens 519-442-4242

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Twin’s Ice Cream (May-Oct) 519-586-7994

PORT STANLEY M-15

James Street Home Decor 226-658-6000

www.jamesstreethomedecor.com

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Find us on Facebook

Moore Water Gardens 519-782-4052

www.moorewatergardens.com

Pepper Tree Spice Co. 519-782-7800

www.peppertreespice.com

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

Robert Hall Originals Rock Shop/Pewter Studio 800-360-2813

www.roberthalloriginals.com

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)

www.elgintourist.com

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 519-631-4040

www.stepac.ca

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

The Eclectic Lady (Functional Vintage) 226-777-4284

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

SARNIA F-12 (ALSO SEE POINT EDWARD & BRIGHT’S GROVE)

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Duc D’Orleans II Cruise Ship 519-337-5152

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

Local Motif & Just-A-Nuff Antiques 519-336-3838

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

Anything Used & Sparta Country Candles 519-775-0054

www.spartacandles.com

Steed & Co. Lavender 519-494-5525

www.steedandcompany.com

Our readers want to discover the most

Unique Shops,

Stops & Events

in Southwestern Ontario!

RUTHVEN D-20

To Advertise in an Upcoming Issue,

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

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Call us at ... 1-800-667-0337

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-914-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs 519-245-9923

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

TAVISTOCK O-9

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark’s Floral Designs/Antiques 519-692-5519

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

THORNDALE N-11

TILBURY E-18

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

The Rustic Garage 519-688-7773

www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

TIVERTON L-1

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALKERTON N-2

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antiques 519-427-7312

Find us on Facebook

Chambers Pure Maple Products 519-443-8561

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WEST LORNE K-15

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472

natterjackbrewing.ca

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368

www.tourismoxford.ca

WYOMING H-12

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives


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Southwestern Ontario boasts some excellent

Craft Breweries, Wineries & Cideries!

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Petrolia’s

Alternative Fuel

blackgold.beer

395 Fletcher St.,

Petrolia • 226-738-0665

Take a Daytrip to Shale Ridge Farm in Thedford

6

Handcrafted Ciders & Wine

Open Thurs. to Sun.

9090 Widder Rd.,

Thedford

shaleridgeestatewinery.com

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on farm Brewery!

stonepickerbrewing.com

7143 Forest Road,

Plympton-Wyoming

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25292 292 Talbot Line, West Lorne (at Eagle)

www.natterjackbrewing.ca 226-289-1472

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

• Wine Tastings • Wine Boutique

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72981 Bluewater Highway,

Zurich • 1-866-543-7743

www.hessenland.com

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& TASTY FOOD!

96 Norfolk St. S.

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519-428-2886

blueelephant.ca

Hand Sanitizer

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BREWERY FARM

Come in to sample or

purchase our farm

fresh premium beers!

“Lunch Menu

at The Roost”

www.ramblinroad.ca

2970 Swimming Pool Rd., LA SALETTE

Ontario, N0E 1H0 • 519-582-1444

Ontario’s First

Meadery!

Crafting the Oldest Alcoholic Drink on Earth!

- Best Served Chilled in Good Company

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JULY 23 & 24

Brought to you by the

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See you in

2022!

PETROLIA DISCOVERY

2021 OPEN DATES

10 am–3 pm unless otherwise noted

Saturday, July 10

Saturday, August 14

Saturday, September 25 (Artists Day)

Saturday, October 9 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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Saturday,

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Visit Town of Petrolia

for more information

For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

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MI

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With our Photo Contest (page 31) you can help a charity and maybe win great prizes

A shop for both the modern

& classic Quilter!

4247 oil heritage rOad,

petrolia • 519-918-2226

now an authorized Dealer for:

• fabrics • patterns • classes

Open tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Shop on our website too... www.stitcharie.cA

Lunch With The Girls

The happiness in your life

keeps you sweet.

The trials in your life keep you strong.

The sorrow in your life

keeps you human.

The failures in your life

keep you humble.

Sent in by Wendy Nienhuis

Extended Summer Hours

A group of 15-year-old girlfriends

discussed where to meet for dinner.

They finally agreed to meet at the

Dairy Queen, next door to the Lake

View restaurant, because they had

only $6.00 among them and Brad

Johnson, the cute boy in social studies,

lived on that street.

10 years later, the same group

of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed

where to meet for dinner. They

finally agreed to meet at the Lake

View restaurant, because

the beer was cheap, the

restaurant offered free

snacks, the band was good,

there was no cover charge

and there were lots of cute

guys.

10 years later, the group

of 35-year-old girlfriends

discussed where to meet

for dinner. They finally

agreed to meet at the Lake

View restaurant, because

the cosmos were good, it

was right near the gym

and, if they went late

enough, there wouldn’t be

too many whiny little kids.

10 years later, the group of 45-yearold

girlfriends discussed where to

meet for dinner. They finally agreed

to meet at the Lake View restaurant,

because the martinis were big and the

waiters wore tight pants and had nice

buns.

10 years later, the group of 55-yearold

girlfriends discussed where to

meet for dinner. They finally agreed

to meet at the Lake View restaurant,

because the prices were reasonable,

the wine list was good, the restaurant

had windows that opened (in case

of hot flashes), and they served fish

which is good for your cholesterol.

10 years later, the group of 65-yearold

girlfriends discussed where to

meet for dinner. They finally agreed

to meet at the Lake View restaurant,

because the lighting was good and

the restaurant had a senior citizen

discount.

10 years later, the group

of 75-year-old girlfriends

discussed where to meet

for dinner. They finally

agreed to meet at the Lake

View restaurant, because

the food was not too spicy

and the restaurant was

handicapped-accessible.

10 years later, the group

of 85-year-old girlfriends

discussed where to meet

for dinner. They finally

agreed to meet at the Lake

View restaurant, because

they had never been there

before.

• Painted Folk Art

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• Scented Candles

• Repurposed Furniture

• Birdhouses, Signs

• Much, Much More!

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MOORE

MUSEUM

OIL MUSEUM

OF CANADA

N.H.S.

MOORETOWN

OIL SPRINGS

Discover

Our Story!

Explore the rich history

of Lambton County and

the stories of our past

through a network of

local museums and

archives. Be sure to

visit them all!

PLYMPTON

WYOMING

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SUMMER 2021 BEFORE YOU DIE... Swim in all of the Great Lakes in one weekend (or week).

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Daytripping to ALVINSTON, OIL SPRINGS, WYOMING & FOREST

SHOP

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DUMBWAITER: one who asks if the kids would care to order dessert

FAMILY PLANNING: the art of spacing your children the proper distance

apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

FEEDBACK: the inevitable result when the baby doesn't appreciate the

strained carrots.

FULL NAME: what you call your child when you're mad at him/her.

GRANDPARENTS: the people who think your children are wonderful even

though they're sure you're not raising them right.

HEARSAY: what toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

IMPREGNABLE: a woman whose memory of labour is still vivid.

INDEPENDENT: how we want our children to be as long as they do

everything we say.

OW: the first word spoken by children with older siblings.

PRENATAL: when your life was still somewhat your own.

PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry

shoes into it.

SHOW OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.

STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by

boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing

on it.

TOP BUNK: where you should never put

a child wearing Superman jammies.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: when the

baby's face turns red and she begins

to make those familiar grunting

noises.

VERBAL: able to whine in words

WHODUNIT: none of the kids that

live in your house...

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Our region is often referred to as the "Sun Parlour" of

Canada due to its southern location. We can certainly

boast about many home-grown food items in our area.

Our field tomatoes are definitely on that prized list. Enjoy our local harvest!

Stuffed Tomatoes Florentine

6 tomatoes

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 teaspoons butter

1 package (340 g / 12 oz) frozen chopped

spinach, thawed and drained

1/3 cup of milk

Salt and ground pepper to taste

Cut a slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp to halfway down

tomato and save for sauce or soup. In a skillet, melt butter. Stir in onions

and garlic. Cook over medium heat until tender. Stir in spinach, milk and

salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into tomatoes and arrange in an ovenproof

serving dish or on a baking sheet.

Topping Preparation: Combine bread crumbs, parsley and cheese. Sprinkle

over top of tomatoes. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes

or until heated through. Makes 6 servings.

Tomato Chutney

2 lbs. plum tomatoes, seeded and

coarsely chopped

2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped

1 red onion, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup raisins, golden variety

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup cider vinegar

2 1/2 tablespoons peeled fresh

ginger, finely chopped

TOPPING INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons chopped

fresh parsley

2 tablespoons fine dry

bread crumbs

2 teaspoons grated

Parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan (NOT aluminum) combine plum tomatoes, onion, celery,

brown sugar, raisins, vinegar, chilies, ginger, allspice and salt. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until all

ingredients are tender and the bulk of the liquid has evaporated. It should

take approx. 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in quartered cherry

tomatoes. Let entire mixture cool to room temp. Place in covered bowl or

container in refrigerator. Flavours will be deliciously blended after 24 hours

of chilling. Best if used within 6 to 8 days. Makes 3 cups. Serve on toast or

sandwiches, or with pork or chicken.

Sliced Tomatoes with Cream Sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 package (8 oz) fat free cream cheese

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

In a blender or food processor, add first 7 ingredients and process until

smooth. Arrange tomatoes on serving plate. Spoon mixture over tomatoes.

Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 8 servings.

Tomato & Avocado Dip

Tomato Salad Ideas

2 1/2 tablespoons

(or less, if desired)

pickled jalapeño

peppers

(usually sold in jars)

1/3 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon salt

15 grape (or cherry) tomatoes,

each quartered

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 additional tablespoon fresh,

chopped parsley for topping

4 tomatoes, thinly sliced

1/4 cup fresh tomato, finely diced

2/3 cup avocado, puréed

1/4 cup sour cream

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Combine and blend all ingredients. Chill in desired serving dish. Delicious

served with fresh veggie sticks, crackers or nacho chips. Makes 1 cup.

Start with 6 cups of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved. Or, 4 medium ripe

tomatoes, quartered. Or, feel free to use plum tomatoes, halved. Place cut tomatoes

in a large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add and gently toss

one of these amazing dressings. Serves 4.

Buttermilk Dressing: Whisk together - 2/3 cup buttermilk, 1/4 cup sour cream, 3

tablespoons fresh basil leaves (thinly sliced), 1 minced green onion and 2 1/2 cloves

minced garlic. Whisk and serve.

Onion & Balsamic Vinaigrette: 1/2 cup sliced red onion, 3 tablespoons balsamic

vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon

salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 4 fresh basil

leaves, snipped. In a bowl, gently combine tomatoes and onion. In

a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt,

garlic powder and pepper. Shake well. Pour over tomato

mixture; toss gently to coat. Marinate 30 minutes. Sprinkle

with basil. Serve at room temperature with a slotted spoon.

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If Only the Sealer Jars Could Talk

By Agnes Burroughs, Dorchester

As I cleaned out my mother-in-law’s

cold storage, I was struck by the number

of jars she had collected over the years.

Many were the old mason jars with the

solid glass stoppers, rubber seals and

metal lids that were used so very long

ago. How many times had they been

used and reused as this industrious

woman preserved every fruit, vegetable

and tomato that she came in contact

with?

The work began early in the season

with planting enough to eat for now, and

lots to put down for the coming winter.

The women of her day thought ahead,

and had to make sure the family would

not go without during the cold, bitter

winters of yesterday. Every vegetable,

and every fruit as it came into season

was painstakingly picked, cleaned,

pared, cut and put into the heavily

sterilized jars. Bushels of peaches,

apples, pears, raspberries, apricots,

blackberries, currants and cherries were

reaped from the various trees in the

yard and placed carefully but quickly

into the scrupulously clean glass jars

until the cold storage shelves or larder

in the basement was full to brimming

with golden jars of peaches, deep reds

of raspberries, purple hued jars of

currants, solid blocks of blackberries

and the soft gold of pears. Some were

canned as they came from the great

outdoors, while others were made into

luscious jams and chutneys. The just

picked flavour was preserved with 50

pound bags of sugar made into syrupy

goodness. The odour emanating from

the kitchen was next to heaven for sure

as the pots steamed and threatened to

overflow.

My husband tells tales of her kitchen

looking like a slaughterhouse as streams

of red and purple got away from the

pots and dribbled down the fronts of the

stove, and onto the sticky mess growing

on the floor—and that was before

tomato season hit.

Once the tomatoes started, there

was round after round of hot, steamy

pots filled to overflowing with red,

wonderfully smelling tomatoes in

various stages, of soup, juice, chili sauce

and tomato sauce. Jar upon jar filled the

counters, the tables and any flat surface

until every known vegetable had been

So many jobs with so

little time to spare, because

Mother Nature waited

for no one.

put away for the coming season.

Corn on the cob was an exciting

time as well, as 100’s of cobs had to be

picked, shucked, cut from the cooked

cob and preserved in their yellow sunny

goodness in the shiny glass jars.

Smooth, shiny green cucumbers

eaten every day at the table then became

pickles and relish as they threatened to

overpower the menu.

Bright orange carrots, white potatoes

red potatoes, golden onions, solid

feeling squash and cabbage filled the

bins in the basement and promised to

fill a lot of hard working bellies in the

coming winter.

So many jobs with so little time to

spare, because Mother Nature waited

for no one.

If winter came too early and the frost

was imminent, she would go out with

huge blankets to cover anything that

might be saved if given one more day

of labour.

I have always done canning here

for our family, but nothing like my

mother or mother-in-law had to do to

keep everything afloat. There were no

Walmarts or other places to shop. If you

didn’t get it “put down” then you didn’t

have it or it might be too expensive to

purchase so you would go without.

With this pandemic happening, I

know there were a lot of folks keeping

busy and canning became a thing to do.

There were shortages of sugar, jars, lids

as everyone became determined to put

a little aside for another day. I applaud

all those and know you are lucky to have

learned the skills from days gone by.

I don’t know about you, but when

I have packed up my pickles, etc. and

hear that special little ping that means

the jar has sealed I get a little glow about

myself knowing that our family will not

go hungry this year for sure.

When I go downstairs to get a jar

of pickles, some relish, maple syrup,

some potatoes or onions, get some

homemade bread from the freezer, a

bag of frozen beets or corn, some eggs

and some meat I am truly thankful for

the opportunity to be a keeper of the

jars for another year.

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The furthest north we go is to KINCARDINE, RIPLEY & TIVERTON

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Kincardine… a proud community dear

to our hearts. It’s our favourite go-to town

for a daytrip. We’ll happily drive the three

hour distance to relish in the small town

feel and to be by the turquoise waters and

lovely beaches and sand dunes.

Kincardine was founded on

March 5, 1848 by Allen Cameron

and William Withers. Both arrived

by ship to the densely wooded

shoreline. The Ojibway First Nations

referred to this area as Penetangore.

Settlers understood this to mean

“river with sand on one side.”

Cameron and Withers both saw

potential and, with their pioneering

spirit, went about the business

of establishing a port named

Penetangore. Later in 1858 the

name was changed to Kincardine

when it was incorporated as a village.

The spring of 1850 brought Francis

‘Paddy’ Walker, a colourful, feisty yet

warmhearted Irishman, with his wife Jane

and their seven sons who arrived by sleigh

on a frozen Lake Huron. They promptly

started working on building a tavern near

the beach. Later Paddy Walker built another

hotel closer to the Penetangore River. This

move brought his business closer to where

ships arrived laden with coal, timber and

supplies, while Kincardine exported local

grain, fish, furniture and salt.

Incredible deals on

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We Left Our Hearts In

Kincardine

Thirsty sailors would always find a good

meal and a drink at the Walker House,

where it still stands today and is touted

as Bruce County’s Oldest Standing Hotel.

Now a museum, seasonal tours of the hotel

are offered to learn more about the Walker

family.

Opposite the Walker House and

overlooking the river and harbour is the

iconic Kincardine Lighthouse, a proud

landmark in town. The building of the

lighthouse was completed in 1881 with

attached keepers quarters, which served

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Photos by Kincardine Tourism

ships sailing on Lake Huron. Its beacon

could be seen for 30 kms. It is now a Marine

Museum, open seasonally and offering a

glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper.

From the top of the lighthouse, every

summer evening except Saturday nights,

the Phantom Piper stands on the outside

parapet and pipes down the sun. This is a

memorial to Donald Sinclair who in 1856

was aboard a boat in distress due to bad

weather. While the boat struggled along,

Donald stood on deck and played his

bagpipes. From the shores of Penetangore

a piper played back, guiding the ship to the

port. Since that day Donald often returned

to the sandy shores and piped down the

sun. It was his way of returning the good

fortune and also a reminder of the power

the bagpipes can bestow.

During the summer, every Saturday

night for the last 111 years The Kincardine

Scottish Pype Band has started at the

Durham Market Square at 8:00 pm and

marched onto Queen Street. Clad in tartan

kilts, they drum and pipe the bagpipes

down the main street of the business

section, take a break and return the way

they came to play a concert in Victoria

Park. This popular event has the streets

lined up with townsfolk as well as tourists,

who follow at the tail end of the parade

joining the pipers.

Kincardine is not only steeped in history

but has been named as a Top 100 Festival

and Events venue, with over 5000 people

attending the Lighthouse Blues Festival

alone. There are events going on just about

every weekend of the year. The Kincardine

Scottish Festival and Highland Games is

always a real treat.

Downtown Kincardine is only steps

away from the pristine beaches with

outstanding sunsets. It offers Gothic and

Victorian architecture, interesting shops

and unique restaurants. A stroll along the

pier after a delicious meal is always a must

with us. Or we sit in the big blue beach

chairs facing the laåke, soaking up the last

rays of the day.

A boardwalk that was once a rail line

runs perpendicular to the shore at Station

Beach, which will delight you with the

gardens that line this walkway. The gardens

are all tended by residents of Kincardine.

Pavilions provide shade and lovely views of

the mighty Lake Huron.

North of the pier runs another boardwalk

starting at MacPherson Park and going

through to Dunsmoor Park and ends at

Connaught Park, where you can admire

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the rock gardens.

Take a walk along the streets just east of

downtown and there you will find century

old homes with beautiful gardens that have

stood the test of time and many gales and

storms

Hike the Kincardine Trail System (entry

signs to these paths are posted throughout

the town) or shop the Market In The Park

held every Monday from May 21st to

Labour Day, or the Farmers Market held

on Saturdays from May to October. There

is something for everyone in this popular

beach town.

Every time we leave, we feel we have

left a piece of our hearts in Kincardine. Like

the mural painted on the side of a building

on Queen Street says, “Will ye no’ come

back again…”

You bet! Every year, sometimes two or

three times a year. You can’t keep us from

Kincardine!

Publisher's note: Kincardine is an

awesome town and I was wondering if I

should run this article now, because some

of these events might not be happening this

year due to the pandemic restrictions. On

the other hand, Kincardine took this rare

oppportunity to introduce "Promenade on

Queen." Last year and again this summer

they're closing a portion of their downtown

to traffic on weekends, and opening it up to

dining, shopping, pop-up vendors and more.

This town is rich in culture and you can bet

that these traditions will continue for many

years to come, and I like this article and this

town so much that we can just run it again!

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Then we’ll head inland for a bit before heading back south

SIGNS FROM GOD

Actual signs found

outside of churches.

• Adam & Eve – the first people to not read

the Apple Terms & Conditions.

• If you are more fortunate than others,

build a longer table, not a taller fence.

• If you are praying for snow, please stop.

• Just love everyone, I’ll sort ‘em out later. – God

• Forgive your enemies, it messes with their heads.

• Whoever stole our A/C unit, Keep it – it’s hot where you’re going.

• God expects spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

• With all this rain we need an ark… Fear not, we Noah guy!

• Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted.

• How do we make holy water? We boil the Hell out of it!

• I find your lack of faith disturbing. – Darth Vader

• God didn’t create anything without a

purpose. But mosquitoes come close.

• Sin is a short word with a long sentence.

• God’s last name isn’t DAMNIT!

• Don’t make me come down there. – God

• Every day above ground is a good one.

• Come as you are. You can change inside.

• 7 days without prayer makes one weak.

• God gave us mouths that close and ears

that don’t. That should tell us something.

• Sign broken – message inside.

• Let’s meet at my house before the game. – God

• Under the same management for 2000 years!

TROUBLE

SLEEPING?

TRY ONE

OF OUR

SERMONS.

• Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet him.

• What is missing from CH__CH? U R!

• God shows no favouritism but sign guy does. Go Leafs!

• We are not Dairy Queen but we have great Sundays.

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It’s wonderful to explore in Mennonite Country - MILLBANK, ST. CLEMENTS

MI

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The Return of Town Wide Yard Sales! See Page 59

Nothing was more thrilling for us than to

see a list of upcoming Town Wide Yard

Sales. They’re back and you’ll find them

on page 59. You’ll see that some towns

that had to cancel dates earlier in the year

have rescheduled. The question is... will

there be a lot more stuff because people

were cleaning house and purging, or have

people already purged? You’ll have to find

that out for yourselves. Bringing bicycles to

get around easier is a great idea. You can

find a more up to date list at Facebook.

com/townwideyardsale

Another Summer of the Road Trip!

See pages 2, 24 & 33

The tourism pros in a few areas have contests running

this summer to promote all they offer to travellers. In

the case of Windsor-Essex you can plan a Road Trip

on their website and have a chance to win it, up to a

$1000 value. Sarnia-Lambton’s “Cheers to The Coast

Trail” contest revolves around the wineries, cideries

and craft breweries that are becoming more popular

by the day, with a grand prize of a $2500 Backyard

Giveaway! This has become a major draw in all

parts of the province and SW Ontario has plenty to

brag about in this department. Kingsville’s BIA has a Summer

Giveaway with weekly prizes and a $10,000 giveaway—check their Facebook page

for more information. Tourism London also has a great incentive to offer you. If you

stay at least two nights at one of many participating hotels they’ll give you a $100

Visa gift card to spend locally.

A Salute to Two Great People

I’d like to send a shout out and thank you to Jim Hudson, who recently retired as

executive director of Ontario’s Southwest, the regional tourism organization that’s

comprised of eight counties from Windsor to Dunnville. I was on the board of that

organization for quite a while and Jim did a fantastic job of engaging people and

leading a gifted staff. I’d also like to congratulate Joanne Wolnick who has been

promoted to take on the lead role. She is an exceptionally talented, confident and

all around nice person, and is the perfect person to lead this region into the future.

The British Are Coming… to Essex

Blimey’s British Shoppe has been an award winning destination of daytrippers for

many years, but they’ve relocated from Harrow to a new, larger location only a

few miles north in the town of Essex.

They’ll have more room for the

over 20,000 items they carry, from

specialty foods to high quality

blankets, jackets and purses, to

handmade jewellery and glassware.

Best wishes to Carl, Rita and Mark.

Parks “Strawberries?” - See Page 11

Parks Blueberries is a landmark—this is

one of the most popular destinations in

our region, but they’re not about to rest on

their laurels. This popular destination on the

historic Longwoods Road (Hwy. #2) between

Bothwell and Thamesville has started growing

strawberries as well. We’ve taste tested them

and they are delicious! And because these

berries are grown organically in greenhouses

they’ll be available from October to June. Both

berries are also available frozen and are far

better than any that are imported ‘fresh’ from

further away.

Dancing in the Streets! (well, maybe not dancing yet) - Pages 26-27

We have a large article in this issue about Kingsville’s “Open Streets” concept.

Kincardine is another town that has its act together and is thinking outside the

box again this year. “Promenade on Queen” will be held from Friday to Sunday

until Labour Day and will see shops, restaurants, vendors and live music take the

place of vehicles on this lakeside town’s main street. Sarnia is also planning this for

Saturdays and there may be others (and should be) but these are the ones that have

let us know about it.

I Need Something To Do! - See page 59

There are new events scheduled for the first time in months but we don’t know of

any other medium that has tried to compile a list of them yet. If you have events to

be promoted in September and beyond, please email the information to us. We want

to give our readers reasons to visit your SW Ontario town.

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Our Cover Artist July-August 2021

“One Cool Pup”

For 26 years the covers of Daytripping have

featured many artists and photographers from

Ontario and throughout North America, but

some of our favourites have been those which

featured the work of Steve Harrington. A resident of Bolton, Ontario, Steve was a retired

professor at a college in Toronto and taught critical

thinking and communication as well as literature, creative

thinking and problem solving.

This gave him the opportunity to lead tours to a variety

of world destinations including backpacking through the

Canadian Rockies, travelling above the Arctic Circle in

Norway, into the Sahara in Morocco, and throughout

Southeast Asia with a special focus on Thailand. He credits

four tours to India for forming him most profoundly, both

as a person and as a photographer. He described it as a

magic land of extremes in every sense of the word. He also

travelled to the Peruvian Andes, the back roads of West

Virginia, and the fascinating richness of New Orleans.

We were most interested in his work right here in

Ontario of course, and he had the gift of a keen eye to go

Steve

Harrington

along with his exceptional photography skills. We are always looking for photos or paintings

that will speak volumes on our covers in the simplest possible ways, and discovering Steve’s

work was like striking gold. I spoke with

him several times on the phone but never

had the opportunity to meet, and was

“Gone with the Wind 3”

“1940 Bantam Coupe 2”

very saddened when I learned he had passed

away in 2019. His family has graciously given us

their blessing to feature his work in future issues

of Daytripping, and the cover of this issue “One

Cool Pup” speaks volumes about that eye for a

terrific shot. One of my personal favourites from

our May-June 2013 issue featured one from his “A

Simpler Time” series and is shown to the right.

Rest in peace Stephen Michael Harrington

August 12th 1945 - June 3, 2019

“A Simpler Time”

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A policeman stopped a driver along

a highway somewhere in Canada.

“Good afternoon sir, I just registered

you doing 140 Km per hour” said the

policeman.

“But, that can’t be” said the driver,

“I had the cruise control on at 110

Km per hour. Maybe your radar is not

accurate?”

The driver’s wife was sitting next

to him knitting, without looking

up she said “Don’t be silly

sweetheart, you know better

than anyone that this car doesn’t

have cruise control.”

While the ticket

was being written the

driver spoke to his

wife, his teeth clamped

tightly together, “could

you not just keep quiet?” His wife

smiled and said, “just be glad your

radar detector went off when it did,

otherwise things would have been

worse.”

While the policeman was writing

a second ticket for the illegal radar

detector, the driver glared at his wife

and growled, “darn you anyway, why

can’t you keep your mouth shut?”

The policeman raised his eyebrows

and noted that the driver was not

wearing his seat belt. The driver

quickly explained, “but officer, I took

my seat belt off upon being pulled over

so that I could pull my driver’s license

out of my pants pocket”.

His wife spoke firmly, “but

sweetheart, you know you

didn’t have your seat belt on,

you never wear it while you

drive, do you?”

While the policeman

was making out the third

ticket, the driver looked

at his wife bewildered,

shouting, “will you keep

your big fat mouth shut?!!!”

The policeman looked at his wife,

somewhat concerned, and asked,

“Does your husband always speak to

you in this manner ma’am?”

Oh no, said the wife, “only when

he’s had too much to drink...”

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Wallaceburg writer John Gardiner, who grew up and came of age in Hanover, Ontario during

the 1950’s and 1960’s. In My Ordinary Life, Gardiner tells the story of his growing-up years

with a series of colourful anecdotes about the way life used to be. More of the writer’s work

is available at www.johngardinerstories.com and he can be contacted at gardiner@kent.net.

Money was always a problem for

kids back in the old days….most of our

parents were working stiffs and most of

our Dads toiled in the furniture factories

for fairly low pay. So, there wasn’t a lot of

money for the kids other than what the

kids could figure out how to scrape up on

their own. I was immensely lucky when

I was a kid because my Dad managed

to get me a job as a Toronto Star paper

boy. I earned 2 ½ cents for every paper

I delivered, and the Star wasn’t the most

popular paper in town, so I had a modest

route of about 25 dailies. Saturdays were

a whole lot busier because the Star had a

great magazine called the Star Weekly

and lots of people liked it because

of the TV Guide and comics

and the extended sports

coverage. So I had over 50

Saturday Onlys and it was a

busy time.

Then, the newspaper had

a big contest to increase

circulation. They took all

of the newspaper boys and

partnered us up with an

older high school kid. And

the high school kid took us

around and tried to sell

subscriptions. And the

team of high school kid and

newspaper boy that got the

most new subscriptions,

won fabulous prizes, like

the newspaper boy could

win an English racing bike

and I think the high school kid

got some money for college or

whatever. Anyway, my particular

high school kid was what you would call

a real go-getter. He was supposed to stick

to the area where my route was already

located, but instead he saw the whole

town as his oyster…and he set out to win

the contest.

And I must say that he did. When the

contest ended, I had over 60 dailies and

about 155 Saturday papers. It was like –

Wow – what could I say. I won an English

racing bike and the high school kid won

the money. And then they forgot about

me. And I had to deliver and collect for

155 Saturday papers every weekend. In

the good weather, I used my bike and

newspaper carrier and with about four

trips out from home could do it by maybe

eight at night. In the winter, when I was

hauling the toboggan, it would take me

until ten or eleven at night to get the job

done….Holy crap, did I work like a dog

for a while. I darned near killed myself for

2 ½ cents a paper. But, man, was I rich.

And I must admit that the newspaper

boy story leads directly to the donut story

and another valuable lesson I learned

in life as a boy. Even at 2 ½ cents per

by John Gardiner

As published in

Welcome to The Club April 2021

Money Was Always a Problem

paper, the money started to pile up.

Before I knew it, my Dad was telling

me that I’d built up about $300 in the

Guarantee Trust. And I was well on my

way to gathering up my first million and I

was barely ten-years-old….One winter’s

night, though, it was particularly stormy

and snowy and I was out collecting for

the paper and I’d missed my supper and

I ended up walking past Schultz’s Bakery

at about the time I was feeling particularly

hungry and tired and worn out. And the

big front windows of the bakery were all

steamed up and a woman came out the

front door as I passed, and it was like out

came this amazing aroma with her and it

stopped me in my tracks.

Now, technically, I had no actual

money even though the change purse I

was carrying was full of the stuff. That’s

because the money in the change purse

sort of belonged to the Toronto Star

and only a small cut of it

was mine. My money was

in the Guarantee Trust.

All the same, I was drawn

in through the front door

of Schultz’s and was soon

standing in front of a huge

rack of honey dipped donuts

and a vast array of other

baked delicacies. A lady in

a white apron approached

on the other side of the counter

and asked me what I’d like. I was

nervous and blurted out the first

thing that came to mind…..”Honey

dipped donuts”……when she asked how

many I wanted, I immediately replied “A

dozen,” because that’s how many donuts

people always got. And soon, I was back

outside in the cold and stormy winter,

but I was holding a whole box of donuts

that were all mine…..Not like back at

home where these donuts would be

spread around among six people – these

were mine.

So, as I walked the rest of my route,

I gorged myself on the donuts. I ate the

whole dozen and totally and completely

enjoyed myself while doing it. They were

likely the best donuts I’ve eaten to this

day – and I’ve eaten a lot of donuts over

the years. And when I finished, I got rid

of the evidence – the empty box – and

made my way home. And I had learned

my lesson. Saving was fun but spending

was even more fun. And once I got into

the spirit of it, there was no stopping me.

I started buying things at a feverish pace

and soon I was pretty well broke. And I’ve

stayed broke pretty well right to this day

but have somehow been able to avoid

living in the street or under a bridge….

and that’s mostly because people have

been kind to me and because of my

loveable and charming personality.

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SECTION 2

Summer 2021 • Vol. 27, Issue 3

All the Best...

• Unique Gift Shops

• Antique Shops • Events

• Live Theatre • Museums

• Town Wide Yard Sales

• Specialty Farms & Markets

• Craft Breweries & Wineries

• Quilt, Garden & Craft Shops

• Artisans • Thrift Shops

• Places to Stay & Dine

• So Much More!

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“A Simpler Time” by Steve Harrington

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16-17

DETROIT

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My husband and I decided to take a

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#59 from London through farm country

to Tavistock. It was our first visit.

Following our Daytripper map, we

found Quehl’s (pronounced Quails) on

the right hand side going into town. The

restaurant was bright and cheerful with

maple tables and chairs. The owners,

Brian and Cindy Larsen kept the original

name Quehl’s and have been in business

over 30 years.

Joan, from the wait staff, came over

and explained the specials to us. My

husband was anxious to try the schnitzel

and hot potato salad they advertised.

Joan explained that their meals come in

two sizes; large and small.

Their menu mentioned we could take

home frozen meals. I looked around

and noticed an array of canning on

the shelves; jams, relishes, peach salsa,

Driving

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dill pickles, bread and butter

pickles, apple butter and others I might

have missed. I walked over to their

counter that held fresh baked pies and

strudels. In the freezer were cabbage

rolls, meatloaf, turkey and other meals

that could be purchased.

The ladies washroom walls displayed

photos that spanned the late 1800’s to

early 1900’s. Joan explained they were

of the early settlers of Tavistock. With

my interest peaked, Joan brought me

into more rooms, where sepia photos

filled the walls.

Quhel’s can accommodate small

groups of individuals in private rooms

that hold 10, 16, 22 people. For 100

people, they have a room at the back

which can’t be seen from the street.

She even gave me a peek at their gift

shop. It wasn’t open on that day but is

filled with treasures that might be put

on display in the restaurant, giving us a

reason for another trip back to Tavistock.

MI

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CELEBRATING 90 YEARS!

Celebrate our local history throughout the years

and share your stories with us!

Come see the large assortment of historical items

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Featuring traditional recipes like pigtails,

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Featuring favourites homecooked recipes using

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Come check out our new General Store

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PATIO DINING

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Please Note:

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TRIVIA

Answers Below

1. Where were the 1940 Olympics held?

2. Beta blockers stop secretion of what chemical?

3. Which law states that at constant temperature, the pressure of a gas

is inversely proportionate to its volume?

4. What is the common name for diamorphine?

5. Which country’s fishing industry is largest:

a] Japan b] Iceland or c] Russia?

6. What is the name of the strait that separates Australia from

Tasmania?

7. In the phonetic alphabet the letter J is represented by which female

name?

8. Who regarded Haile Selaissie as God?

9. By what common name is solid carbon dioxide known?

10. How long did Pope John Paul the First hold office:

a] 3 days b] 3 weeks c] 33 days or d] 3 months?

11. What is another name for CHCL3?

12. In Roman Numerals what does LXX stand for?

13. What was John Lennon’s middle name?

14. What is the cube root of 8?

15. How many legs does a dragonfly have?

16. Cirrus, rhombus, nimbus, stratus - which is the odd one out?

17. In the TV show “The Simpsons” who shot Mr. Burns?

18. Which musical instrument is the Hawaiian word for “Jumping Flea”?

19. Who wrote “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” for Buddy Holly and “My

Way” for Frank Sinatra?

20. What was the name of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on

Hiroshima in 1945?

ANSWERS: 1. There were none because of WWII 2. Adrenaline 3. Boyle’s Law

4. Heroin 5. a] Japan 6. Bass Strait 7. Juliet 8. Rastafarians 9. dry ice 10. c] 33 days

11. Chloroform 12. the number 70 13. Winston 14. 2 15. 6 16. rhombus, the rest are

cloud types 17. Maggie Simpson 18. Ukulele 19. Paul Anka 20. Enola Gay

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in Me

Me and Johnny

McGee

My mother was always telling me

to stand up straight, and now my

horseriding coach, Pat, was extolling

me to also improve my posture—

except she was more interested in my

not denigrating the look of her prize

horse, Johnny. I mean, if I wasn’t going

to match the demeanor of this alert,

disciplined and fine-looking animal,

then what was the point?

So, despite having incurred back

injuries when playing sports years

before, I was determined to do my best

for Johnny’s sake. Besides, my new

boots seemed to add two inches to my

height. And, standing next to Johnny—I

called him Johnny McGee—made me

feel more confident. Well, except when

I put his saddle blanket upside-down.

“Wow,” Pat said, “You

really are an amateur,

aren’t you?”

Yet, Johnny and I

made a great team as we

circled the riding corral

under the educated gaze

of my instructor. When

I was tempted to try

something different, she

would shout out, “Don’t

even think about it!” She

also said that Johnny was

working well for me as

we flawlessly went through the various

transitions of walk, trot and canter. Yup!

Johnny was determined to make me

look good. At one point, my instructor

asked me, as I flew by, if I played piano?

When I managed to say yes, she said,

“… thought so… Johnny likes your light

touch on his reigns.”

Now, this is where Pat showed me

what a great teacher is all about, no

matter the situation. At the end of

the exercise she casually asked me

to take Johnny back to the barn to

untack and groom him. It wasn’t until

later I discovered that twisting the

horse through the gate and, while still

mounted, bending over to unlock and

relock the gate into the barn wasn’t

normally taught until a higher level. But,

Pat figured that there’s never a wrong

time to catch someone doing something

right. She said Johnny and I formed such

a good bond that there wasn’t much

chance it wouldn’t naturally happen.

Yup, that’s me and Johnny McGee, just

one step ahead of the crowd. At least

I didn’t embarrass him… or myself…

good, old guy! I was certainly sitting tall

in the saddle that day—with a feeling

“we” could do anything. Just like when I

was a kid watching my early TV heroes

like Gene Autry and his wonder horse,

Champion.

“I`m back in the saddle again,

Out where a friend is a friend.”–

Back in the Saddle Again by Gene Autry

When we talked afterwards, Pat

surprised me by admitting that she

wasn’t a natural athlete—that her

horsemanship came the hard way, the

school of hard knocks. That’s why she

could catch me before I made another

rookie mistake. She’d made them all

before.

What wasn’t a mistake was meeting

and witnessing the bond between

them—each knowing what the other

was thinking. That takes mutual trust,

respect… love even. Life offer anything

better?

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

A Healing Arts &

Energy Wellness Haven

Retail:

Crystals • Books • Oracle/Tarot Cards

Pottery • Incense • Artisan Crafts & Gifts

Services by Appointment:

• Card & Mediumship• Crystal Healing

• Reiki• ThetaHealing®• Reflexology• More

Open Fri 12-7, Sat 12-5 & Any Time by Appt.

Ask about our private group bookings &

upcoming workshops, classes & events.

Your Open Door to Infinite Possibilities...

86 Albert Street, Clinton

@journeysofthesoulwithjackie

jackie@journeysofthesoul.ca

43 Albert St.

CLINTON

226-457-0575

Mon-Thurs.

by appt.

Fri 10-5

Sat 10-3

QUALITY Mennonite-CRAFTED

Furniture, MADE IN ONTARIO

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

71 KIRK ST, CLINTON

519-482-1163

A must see store,

come & explore.

Gourmet Edibles

& One-of-a-Kind Items!

26 Isaac St., Clinton

See Facebook for Current Hours

519-482-1445

www.madeinhuron.com

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BEFORE YOU DIE... Spend some time writing positive reviews online for places you frequent.

SUMMER 2021


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

You can start anywhere you like of course, plan your own trip and stay overnight!

North Middlesex Farmers’ Market

July 24th | August 7th | August 21st | Sept. 4th | Sept. 18th

Visit the Market 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on these dates

at 229 Main Street, Parkhill

www.northmiddlesex.ca

Daily Specials

Homemade

Frozen

Entrees

to Go

OPEN

Mon,Wed,Thur

9 to 2

Fri-Sun 9-7

Homemade

Decadent Desserts

Maple Syrup

Maple Butter

Maple Sugar

Store Open

7 Days a Week

9 am to 5 pm

New ONLINE STORE! Visit us Saturdays

www.fortrose.ca at Strathroy Market

Pick up or we can ship. Retailer List Online

27382 Coldstream Road • 519-232-9041

Ailsa Craig

Your Local “One Stop Shop”

Monday to Wednesday 8-5

Thursday-Friday 8-6 • Saturday 9-5

519-293-3202

Ye Olde Towne Hall

Looking

forward until

we can

meet again.

160 Main Street, Ailsa Craig

www.friendsofyeoldetownehall.org

160-D AILSA CRAIG MAIN STREET

www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca

ailsacraigartscentre@gmail.com

AILSA CRAIG ARTS CENTRE

A Touch c

of Country

220 Ailsa Craig Main Street

519-878-6881

Bed & Breakfast

Family and Weekend Rates

Over 40 Years in Clay!

Pottery & gallery set within a

friendly village atmosphere.

Unique work featuring

Pavlo, Hilborn &

Marilyn Barbe.

Specializing in one of a

kind gifts for any occasion.

115 Ness St, Ailsa Craig

519-293-3339

TUESDAY–SUNDAY 11–5

www.ailsacraigvillagepottery.com

Beef & Lamb Custom Cut & Wrapped

3900 Elginfield Road, Parkhill

519-293-3000

143 Ailsa Craig Main Street

Quality Dining

Quality Whisky

Open 7 Days

a Week

theCrownAndTurtlePub.com

Bear With Me

Through more than forty years

of camping trips my family has

accumulated many pieces of equipment.

However when my parents first went

camping, before any of their 10 children

were born, they didn’t have much. Dad

had picked up a large canvas cabin

style tent that would serve the family

until the youngest were no longer going

camping.

Other than the tent, in the early days

they had an axe for firewood, a hoe to

dig trenches at the sides of the tent for

any run off and an old oven rack to be

used as the fire pit grill.

The family obtained a propane

lantern and camp stove when John,

the fourth oldest, was about three. The

propane stove, which we would have

for the next 30 years, especially made

things easier on Mom. It could be set

up on the picnic table, at a comfortable

height and gave a good steady heat

once lit without having to feed it wood.

That summer Dad had loaded the

whole family into the station wagon and

taken them to Algonquin Park. Mew Lake

campground in the park is a favourite

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

Parkhill Carnegie Gallery

Local Art

Show & Sales

Concerts

Exhibits

Drop-in

Classes

Workshops

233 Main St.,

Parkhill

Unique Gifts from Local Artisans

Whimsy

Salon & Gifts

Tuesday to Saturday

145 Main St., Ailsa Craig

519-520-9055

Full Service Family Hair Care

for families with small children.

There are plenty of trees at Mew Lake,

but little undergrowth that kids can get

lost in. Mew Lake itself is very warm

and shallow and there is a small, sandy

beach within easy walking distance

from any of the campsites.

Upon arrival everyone helped set up

camp; pitching the tent and digging the

trenches along the sides to let any rain

run off and gathering firewood.

Mom set up the stove and started

frying hamburgers for a late lunch.

With everything else done the kids

ran for the lake. Dad followed along

like a collie trying to herd particularly

rambunctious sheep.

Soon enough the hamburgers were

cooking and Mom chatted with Dad

who she had heard come back to stand

behind her.

Dad said nothing and just shuffled

around the campsite while Mom talked

to him.

She commented on the fine weather

they had for camping, how nice it was

to get away, asked if he thought his

nephew Bill would have any trouble

Donald Hughes

Annex Museum &

Walker Research Room

25th Anniversary Party

SEPTEMBER 19th

See Facebook for details

Current hours on Facebook

159 George Street, Ailsa Craig

519-854-8010

looking after the hogs as well as doing

the work on his own farm.

Dad still said nothing but came up

closer behind her until he was actually

breathing on her neck.

“These are ready to eat,” Mom said,

turning the last batch over and setting

out buns and ketchup. “You better call

the kids.”

Dad still said nothing, only stood

behind Mom, his breath hard and fast.

He sounded like he was sniffing the

hamburgers with delight.

“Are you going to…” Mom started

and turned around. Her calm chattering

turned instantly into a scream, for the

bear standing on its back legs

Parkhill

257 Main St.

PARKHILL

519-294-07525

In our Retro Parlour atmosphere, enjoy...

32 FLAVOURS OF ICE CREAM

~ Blasts ~ Soft Serve ~ Smoothies

~ Frozen Yogurt ~ Milkshakes

Pre-order Your Ice Cream Cake

From a drive in the country

to a weekend at the cottage,

we have everything you need.

269 Parkhill Main Street

only inches from her. The scream could

have been heard for miles as Mom

waved her arms in panic, spatula still

clutched firmly in her hand.

If Mom was scared, it was nothing

compared to the bear’s fright at this

sudden turn. This human, who had

seemed so calm and obviously had no

fear of him, was now angry and ready

to attack with some kind of weapon.

He forgot his hopes for a free meal

and took off at a gallop, crossing the

road at the edge of the campground and

continuing south.

We often say when the story is

repeated, that the poor bear is probably

still running. He’s likely in Mexico by

now.

SUMMER 2021 BEFORE YOU DIE... Shower in a waterfall or natural hot spring.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Now we’re Daytripping to LONDON, STRATHROY & ARVA

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Sewing Machines

and Repairs,

Fabrics & Notions








Over 12,000

people...

should ...You

too!

Visit one of Canada’s largest secondhand bookstores

BOOKS • MAPS • PRINTS • POSTCARDS • CURIOSITIES

240 DUNDAS STREET

LONDON, ONTARIO

N6A 1H3

519-432-7277

Welcome to Attic Books - one of

Canada’s largest antiquarian

and second-hand bookstores. You

can fi nd us on London’s new fl ex

street, Dundas Place, a few doors

west of Jonathon Bancroft-Snell

Gallery, Canada’s largest ceramic

gallery. We have three fl oors of

books, maps, prints, ephemera,

postcards and all sorts of curiosities

that appeal to readers, scholars

and seasoned collectors alike. The

atmosphere is spacious, bright,

relaxed and professional, not to

mention architecturally beautiful,

with its original tin ceilings,

hardwood maple fl oors and all the

charisma of a Victorian building.

This, along with the help of our

friendly and knowledgeable staff,

will ensure that every visit to Attic

Books will be memorable.

SAT 8-3 & SUN 10-2

Let’s be book buddies!

Follow us at @atticbooksca

VOTED BEST

MARKET

IN LONDON

SHOP FRESH,

SUPPORT LOCAL

@TheMarketWFD

THEMARKETWFD.COM

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE MARKET

Wed/Thurs 4:30-8:30 All Summer

NEW HOURS*

Monday to Saturday

10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Closed Sundays

Check out our website to browse through some of our rare and

quirkier stock and to fi nd out about new arrivals,

store sales and events.

WWW.ATTICBOOKS.CA

*hours may change due to pandemic, by-laws, etc.

We try to keep it as consistent as possible but please refer to website for up-to-date hours.

FRESH

LOCAL

APPLES • HONEY • JAMS • APPLE CIDER

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR • MAPLE SYRUP

PEANUTS • RADER FROZEN PIES

GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

CRUNICAN

ORCHARDS

Since 1877

Richmond St. North, LONDON

10 min North of London at 15 Mile Rd

519-666-0286

MON to FRI 9-6, SAT 9-5 • SUN 12-5

CRUNICANORCHARDS.COM

A M

Garden

Centre &

Ideas for all your indoor

and outdoor decorating needs!

• Flowers • Shrubs • Trees

• Garden Statues

• Home Décor

• Bird Baths

• Vintage Collecbles

• Crystals & Gem Stones

• Ice Cream Booth

• Personalized Planters

Ice Cream Parlour

Open Every Day! OPEN 7 DAYS

A WEEK

519-652-3539 • LONDON

4171 Col. Talbot Rd. (Lambeth)

www.amgardencentre.ca

First Grade

Proverbs

A first-grade teacher collected some

well-known proverbs. She gave each child

in the class the first half

of the proverb and asked them

to come up with the rest.

Here is what these kids came up with:

(kids part shown on right)

• Better to be safe than .............................................. punch a fifth grader

• Strike while the .......................................................................... bug is close

• It's always darkest before ........................................ daylight savings time

• Never underestimate the power of ................................................ termites

• You can lead a horse to water but ..................................................... how?

• Don't bite the hand that ............................................................ looks dirty

• No news is ..................................................................................... impossible

• A miss is as good as a ....................................................................... Mister

• You can't teach an old dog .................................................................. math

• If you lie down with dogs, you ........................... will stink in the morning

• Love all, trust ............................................................................................... me

• Then pen is mightier than ............................................................. the pigs

• An idle mind is ...................................................... the best way to relax

• Where there's smoke, there's ....................................................... pollution

• Happy is the bride who ........................................... gets all the presents

• A penny saved is ............................................................................. not much

• Two's company, three's .................................................... The Musketeers

• Children should be seen and not ........................ spanked or grounded

• If at first you don't succeed ....................................... get new batteries

• You get out of something what you ................ see pictured on the box

• When the blind lead the blind ................................. get out of the way

• There is no fool like ....................................................................... Aunt Edie

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BEFORE YOU DIE... Hide something people will find years in the future.

SUMMER 2021


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

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Ontario family shifted only $10 of their weekly food budget

to buy food produced in this province, Ontario businesses

could see 10,000 new jobs and $2.4 billion in annual food sales.

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In case you think you can’t really make a difference,

this says “Yes You Can.”

Always bring

a cooler

on your

Daytrips!

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Know of a market that should

be on this list? Let them know

about it please. Thanks!

i

Lake Erie

This map gives only an overview of where these

e

markets and shops are located.

A phone call, Google or GPS will come in handy for this tour.

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

The Mighty Tomato

3

401

403

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Hagersville

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By Ruth Sharon

• Tomato Math: One pound of tomatoes = 3 medium globe tomatoes; 8 small plum

tomatoes; 25 to 30 cherry tomatoes; 2 cups chopped.

• Nutrition: One medium tomato has 25 calories and 0 fat grams. In addition, one raw

tomato (approx. 4 oz.) is a good source of Vitamin C and a source of Vitamin A and

folacin. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Cooked tomato

products, sauces and juices contain higher amounts of lycopene than raw tomatoes due

to greater concentration.

• Choose tomatoes that are well formed and have a good tomato fragrance. Avoid

tomatoes with large areas of green or yellow near the stem.

• Store ripe tomatoes; stem side down, at room temperature away from direct sunlight

and use within a few days.

• Many tomato lovers insist they should never go in the refrigerator. It is said to make the

flesh pulpy and destroy the flavour.

• Another way to peel tomatoes is to use a sharp knife to cut a shallow X-shaped slash on

the bottom. Then drop them in a pot of boiling water for about 5 seconds for very ripe

tomatoes, 10 seconds for firmer tomatoes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer tomatoes to

a bowl of ice water; let stand for about 1 minute. When tomatoes are cool enough to

handle, use a paring knife to pull off the skin.

• To seed a tomato, cut it in half horizontally. Set a strainer over a bowl and gently

squeeze the seeds into it. The strainer will trap the seeds while any juice goes into a bowl

for use in sauces, salad dressings, etc.

• Tomato slices will hold their shape better and exude less juice if you slice vertically, from

stem end to blossom end.

• Always add tomatoes to a tossed green salad just before serving so its natural juices

don’t make the greens soggy or dilute the dressing.

• Raw or cooked tomatoes that lack natural sweetness can be improved by adding a

pinch of sugar and a dash of salt. Both bring out the tomato’s natural flavours. A small

amount of sugar will temper overly acidic tomatoes.

• Never cook tomatoes or tomato-based sauce in an aluminum pan. It causes the

tomatoes to lose their bright colour and gives the mixture a bitter under-taste.

• Perking up plain tomatoes. Add a pinch of herbs or a tablespoon of minced onion,

green pepper or chives before cooking tomatoes or other fresh vegetables. Herbs

compatible with tomato cookery include: basil, bay leaves, celery seed, oregano, sage,

sesame seed, tarragon and thyme. Note: The addition of one teaspoon of brown sugar

to canned cooked tomatoes enhances their flavour.

• Try These Stuffed Tomatoes for Breakfast: 3 large tomatoes (fully ripened), 5 eggs

(lightly beaten), 1/2 cup cream, 1 1/2 tablespoons green pepper (finely diced),

salt & pepper to taste and butter for sautéing. Cut tomatoes

in half. Scoop out pulp. Lightly salt inside of tomato and

allow to drain. In a fry pan, heat butter, sauté peppers lightly.

In a bowl, mix cream, eggs, salt and pepper. Add to fry pan

containing peppers and scramble. Fill each tomato with

scrambled egg mixture. Makes 3 servings.

Falls

Know of a market that should

be on this list? Let them know

about it please. Thanks!

Send Us Your Recipes!

SUMMER 2021 BEFORE YOU DIE... Celebrate the Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup (haha).

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A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

FARM FRESH ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE

8

Weekly

Farmers’

Markets!

Please note - Market opening dates

& times are always y

subject s to change.

Call l ahead ad to be sure.

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TUESDAYS

Dunnville Farmers’ Market -

Tuesdays 7am-12 noon

Petrolia Tuesday Night Market

Tuesdays 5pm-9pm (til Aug. 31)

WEDNESDAYS

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Wednesdays (til Oct. )

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market -

Wednesdays 8am-1pm (May-Oct.)

Hagersville Farmers’ Market -

Wednesdays 7am-12 noon

THURSDAYS

Caledonia Farmers’ Market -

Thursdays 3pm-7pm

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market -

Thursdays 4pm-8pm (May-Oct.)

FRIDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Fridays (til Oct.)

Elgin Feeds Farmers’ Market

Fridays 8am-2pm

SATURDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Saturdays (til Oct.)

Dunnville Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-12 noon

Elgin Feeds Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8am-2pm

Horton Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8am-12 noon (May-Oct.)

Kincardine Farmers‘ Market -

Sat. 10am-12 (Victoria Day-Thanksgiving)

Petrolia Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7:30am-12 noon (June-Oct.)

Stratford Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-12 noon

The Market at Western Fair District

Saturdays 8am-3pm

SUNDAYS

Centro Market - Burlington

Sundays (downtown until October)

The Market at Western Fair District

Sundays 10am-2pm

2

3 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy.#2. (March-Dec.24)

4/19

Also at:

6

JOYCE

ARROWWOOD FARM

~ EST. 1980 ~

Pick

Your

Pick Your

Both OPEN

through

October 31st

• LONDON

5 MUNRO HONEY & MEADERY

Pure Honey, Mead, Giftware, Gift Baskets and

Observation Hive in-store • www.munrohoney.com

3115 River St. ALVINSTON • 519-847-5333

6 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

Retail, Wholesale, Co-packing. • 519-289-5267

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

7

PICKLES

www.picklesplease.ca

CONVENTIONAL

& ORGANIC

PICKLED PRODUCTS

AVAILABLE

YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

SHOP ONLINE!

Details on website.

Open: Mon.day-Friday 9 to 4:30

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

30043 Jane Rd., Thamesville • 519-692-4416

Own Blueberries! es

Frozen Berrieses

Year Round.

• Patio Lunches during PYO Season

• Handmade Crafts • Baking

• Onsite Catering • Special Event Venue

6460 Riverside Drive,

MELBOURNE • 519-289-0389

www.arrowwoodfarmontario.com

Get Real, Get Fresh,

Get Local

At thePetrolia

Farmers’ Market

SATURDAY MORNINGS

7:30 am til Noon

June 5 to October 9, 2021

TUESDAY NIGHT MARKET 5-9PM

July 6

to August 31, 2021

Vendors Wanted!

519-882-2350

2350

Fletcher St. (behind Library)

9 REID’S FARM MARKET

Fresh Produce in Season, Grown from our own

fields, Free Range Brown Eggs, Straw, Campfire

Wood & so much more! Open 7 Days A Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

10 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

11 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

Now with TWO locations -

Farm: 7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

Open: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

Country Store: 14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & More at both locations.

www.williamsonfarms.ca

LAMBTON SHORES FARMERS

MARKETS 2 Days/2 Locations/May-Oct.

Wednesdays in GRAND BEND: 10035 Museum Rd.

on Hwy. 21, 8am-1pm • Thursdays in FOREST: King St. W.,

4pm-8pm. lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com

11 & 12

13 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM

Farm Market, Bakery, Hard Cider, Fruit Winery,

Fruit Distillery & Gift Shop. 77697 Orchard Line,

BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local Farm Markets too!

519-482-1666 • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

14

GLUTEN FREE • LOW LACTOSE

SPECIALTY FOODS AS WELL

569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613

THE GARLIC BOX, HENSALL

Garlic growers & processors of 42 value-added

food products made with fresh local garlic.

Guaranteed the BEST! Fresh, frozen & dry

garlic available. • Open Monday-Friday 9-5

Hwy #4, Hensall (under water tower)

519-262-2470 • www.thegarlicbox.com

14 ICECULTURE /HENSALL ICE CO.

Shard ice chilling chunks & Cocktail Ice.

81 Brock St., Hensall • 519-262-3500

15 FERGUSON APIARIES

Pure honey & honey products. Open Thurs.-Sat.

Hwy. 84 between Zurich & Hensall

519-236-4979 • www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

16

THE WHOLE PIG www.thewholepig.ca

Order Online / Curbside Pickup by appt.

Vacuum packed pork products.

Chops, ribs, bacon, gluten-free sausage,

porkerettes, etc. • 519-237-3255

37871 Dashwood Rd., DASHWOOD

OPEN: Friday 11-6 & Saturday 9-1

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!


17

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON • 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

19

Farm Raised

Beef,

Chicken

& Pork

" From our Farm to your Home"

18 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

On-site grown apples/pears & local food products.

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

VOTED BEST

MARKET

IN LONDON

SHOP FRESH,

SUPPORT LOCAL

@TheMarketWFD

THEMARKETWFD.COM

23

• Strawberries

• Blueberries

• Peaches • Melons

• Raspberries

• Corn • Vegetables

• Much more!

• Preserves • In-House Baking • Take Home Meals

11143 143 Highbury Ave. S.

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23 HORTON FARMERS’ MARKET

Open every Saturday 8am-noon from Mother’s Day

Wkd til October. www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

Manitoba St., ST. THOMAS (1/2 block N. of Talbot St.)

23

- and -

FARM MARKETS

27

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh

Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

Strawberries

OPEN Daily 9-6

& Sundays 10-5

500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!

Shop Briwood & Support Your Local Farmers

Your Produce,

Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food,

Homemade

Baked Goods &

Pet Food Centre

ST. THOMAS

FARM MARKET

11

Open Monday-Friday

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

1030 Talbot St. at Fairview, St. Thomas • Owners: Brian & Sherwood • 519-633-9691

SAT 8-3 & SUN 10-2

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE MARKET

Wed/Thurs 4:30-8:30 All Summer

20 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturdays May-Thanksgiving 9-12pm • 1 Tunks

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com

21

22

THOMAS BROS

& U Pick Farm

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

Jams •Syrups • Honey •Pickles

•Cheese •Baking •Crafts

519-652-5551 •Candies May-Oct

5856 56

COLONEL ONEL

TALBOT T ROAD, LONDON

HWY #4 NORTH OF 401

We’re OPEN

Monday to Friday

9am-5:30pm,

Saturday 9-4pm

HORTON

FARMERS’

MARKET

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10882Sunset tRd., Talbotville, T t i N5P 3T2

519-633-0527• www.turkeyshoppe.com

Saturdays 8-12

May-Oct.

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Online Orders Od

&

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31

at Elgin Feeds Country Store

Fresh, local produce, baked goods,

cheeses & more!

26 Beech St. • Aylmer

226-289-2403 • elginfeeds.com

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Fridays &

Saturdays

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• Strawberries • Blueberries • Peaches • Melons

• Raspberries • Corn • Vegetables • Baking & more!

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26 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

glacé fruit, roasted nuts, candy, packaged in bulk.

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

28 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

Open Year Round, Friday 9-2 & Saturday 7-2

79 Icomm Dr., BRANTFORD • 519-752-8824

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

29 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

enjoy. 519-424-4024 • www.gunnshillcheese.ca

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

30 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

2146 Hwy 7 & 8 East, SHAKESPEARE

Whole Hog Sausage, Bacon, Ribs, Smoked Chops,

Local Chicken, Beef, Condiments, In-Store Bakery,

Gift Shop & more! www.porkshoppe.com

31 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET

Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, local fruits in season,

spices, candies & more. 6979 Main St. Millbank.

Mon. to Sat. 8:30-6 • www.zehrscountrymarket.ca

31 MILLBANK CHEESE AND BU TTER

Naturally Aged Cheddar & other Fine Cheese Products.

Free Range & Drug Free Meats & more. Mon.-Sat. 9-5.

519-595-8787 • millbankcheese.com

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Burlington Bertie

I remember a particular Monday

morning when Bertie came

walking into the shop looking

as if he had been dragged

through a knothole. His

hair was unkempt and

there were bags under

his eyes. Obviously he’d

had a bad weekend. So

of course I asked him about

it, as I and about four of the

other fellows in the shop sat on

chairs in a circle just before starting

time in the shop where we worked.

“So how did your weekend go Bertie?”

I asked as the rest of the guys looked at

him waiting for an answer. “You look

you’ve been on a bender,” I added.

“I wish!” he said. “It was worse

than that. Me and Babe were going

to Toronto to see the Blue Jays play

Baltimore. I happened to mention this

fact to Alfie who works over in the spring

department. He and I have been friends

for a lot of years. Trouble is, my wife

doesn’t know Alfie or his wife Lulu—

she does now though! That’s when the

trouble all began. As soon as I told Alfie

we were going to Toronto, he up and

says, ‘Lulu’s parents live in Toronto and

she’s been dying to see them! If you and

Babe will give us a ride with you, I’ll pay

the gas, down and back.’

“At the time it sounded good, to me at

least, even though Babe had never met

either one of them. She was less than

thrilled when I told her that Alfie and his

wife would be going with us. Saturday

morning bright and early we pulled up

to Alfie’s house and out came he and

his wife carrying a small suitcase and

this little black and white terrier dog!

Right away Babe’s eyes light up, kind of

red and wild, because she ain’t no dog

fancier!

“Alfie and his wife pile into the car and

the dog jumps right in there with them

as Alfie says, ‘Lulu has to bring Tippy

along ‘cause we don’t have anyone to

look after him while we’re gone. Hope

you don’t mind!’

By C. W. Tiffin, Chatham

“Of course Babe does mind

even though she doesn’t say

anything. This dog is one of

those yappy ones who

is always hyper and

he jumps from one to

the other in the back

seat and then over into

the front seat right in

Babe’s lap and starts licking

her face. Then Alfie’s wife Lulu

starts yelling at the dog to get back

with them and the dog starts jumping

back and forth all over the car while Alfie

and his wife start arguing and she starts

crying! This goes on until we finally pull

in to get gas just the other side of London.

Of course while I’m pumping gas, Alfie

and the women head into the rest stop

to use the restroom. Alfie comes out first,

sees how much the gas is and goes back

in to pay. Meanwhile, the women come

out and get back in the car, as does Alfie

and away we go. We just get about to

Woodstock when Lulu yells, ‘We forgot

Tippy at the rest stop!’

“So, I take the next cloverleaf and go

all the way back to London to where the

rest stop is and there is a cop car with

the lights on, one car nose down in the

ditch and two couples on foot trying to

catch Tippy, who is running all over the

place on the highway and seemed to

have caused the car to swerve and go

in the ditch! Lulu had to catch the dog

and got into a shouting match with the

cop, and it was afternoon before we got

to Toronto, missing the first two innings

of the game by the time we got there!

Coming back home was almost as bad

and Babe is still mad as a wet hen.

“This morning she was up when I left

for work and she says loud and clear,

‘We’re suppose to be going down to

Windsor this weekend. Don’t you invite

anyone to go with us before running it

by me!’

“Never again will I go on a trip like we

did this weekend, and I mean NEVER.

“Oh well, such is life,” said Bertie.

“Never a dull moment.”

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Flags & Poles

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Thermometers

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Houses & Feeders

Bird Baths

Purple Martin Houses

Wild Bird Feed

Wild Bird Books & CD’s

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Incubators

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Back to lake Erie - PORT STANLEY, ST. THOMAS, NEW SARUM & SPARTA

SHOP

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL IN

Elgin County

TO PLAN YOUR NEXT STAYCATION, VISIT:

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By Beth Ann Connors, Port Stanley

Welcome to the “Caribbean of

Canada,” Port Stanley, Ontario. This

little hidden gem is situated smack dab

in the middle of Lake Erie’s North Shore.

Two hours in either direction are the

Windsor/Detroit border to the west and

the Toronto/Buffalo border to the east.

There are two international airports

within a 40 minute drive, and three 400

highway exits make it easy access for

visitors wishing to travel here. Across

the lake to the south is Cleveland, Ohio,

so many also arrive by boat.

Why do they come here you might

ask? With three distinct beaches, one

which flies a Blue Flag, it is hard to resist

for those sun worshipers. The Little

Beach on the east side, is full of locals

with their children. It’s in a small cove

which makes it shallow with less waves,

perfect for the kids. Erie Rest Beach is on

the West side. There are stronger waves

and riptides along this stretch of beach.

If you are a beachcomber, this is place

where you will find lots of driftwood and

beach glass. The Main Beach is where

the crowds flock. It is a huge stretch of

clean, sandy beach with crystal clear,

azure water, a boardwalk, pier, beach

bars, and lots of suntanned, buffed up

bodies lying on the sand, or playing

volleyball, frisbee and other fun beach

sports. We are proud to wave the Blue

Port Stanley, Ontario

Photo by Elgin County Tourism

Flag as we are one oonly 26 beaches

in all of Canada to have earned this

privilege. You must meet strict criteria,

which means the beach is cleaned daily

and water tested weekly.

Do you like water sports? Lucky for you

Port Stanley has almost every watersport

you can think of. Canoeing, kayaking,

paddle boarding, wake boarding, jet

skiing, sailing, boating, parasailing,

charter boat fishing, and even surfing at

Little Beach on windy days.

Beaches and water sports not your

thing? Well how about some shopping?

For the women there is no lack of

clothing shops from The Chick Shack

where you can find retro clothes, to high

end designer fashions at Apropos.

Looking for something a bit different

as a gift or souvenir? Joshua and

Company, Pepper Tree Spice Co.,

Modern Maple, and around the corner

on Bridge Street you will find local

favourites James Street Home Décor,

and Connections, our fair trade store,

where you will find something special.

With all that strolling around, you will

need to find somewhere to whet your

whistle, or satisfy your munchies. Drop

on in to one of the many places to find

a bite and a brew. Five-star dining at

The Kettle Creek Inn, local farm to table

at Solo On Main, ice cream, coffee,

Mexican, pizza, and summer cocktails

on the patio of 782 Taphouse while

watching the boats lazily cruising in and

out of the harbour, can’t be beat. All this

is on the east side of town.

Wander over to the west side where

you will find the Legion, the local

watering hole on Saturday afternoons

during the meat draw. Then around

the corner on William Street is The

Windjammer Inn. They have been

featured in Where to Eat in Canada

Magazine for over a dozen years. Sunday

brunch on their patio is a wonderful

way to welcome the day. Too fancy

for you? Keep on walking and you will

find Barnacles Beerhouse and Eatery,

The Pierside Pub and Buccaneer Bar &

Grill, which all have patios and bar food.

The one place that locals and tourists

stand in long lines for is Mackie’s. They

have been locally owned and operated

for over 110 years. Homemade fries

smothered in their secret sauce and

washed down with their famous

Orangeade is a treat not to be missed.

One also cannot resist the popcorn as

the smell of the fresh popped corn and

melted butter are just too much, so an

order of that is recommended, and it

still comes in cardboard boxes like days

gone by. Visiting GT’s on the Beach at

least once is a must. Even just for a

drink, so you can

look over the entire

beach and enjoy

the atmosphere.

They were voted

the best beach bar

north of Miami by

Trip Advisor. It’s a

great way to end the

evening.

One day is just

not enough to capture the feeling and

fun of our tiny Port. There are also

many options for accommodations.

If you are a nature lover there are two

campgrounds close to town, B & Bs, five

star inns and cottage rentals.

Why not hook up with a local for

more fun and adventure? Tour Port

Stanley is owned by a sixth generation

local historian. They can set you up with

several tours in and around Port Stanley.

Country Comforts for the shoppers,

Putting Around the Port for golfers,

Farm to Table for foodies, C.A.L.I.P.S.O.

(Come And Live In Port Stanley Ontario)

for those who want more information

about the town, and of course a Walking

Heritage Tour. Your guide dresses in

period costume and talks about the

good old days when we were known

as “The Coney Island Of Canada,” the

fishing industry and our colourful past

to the present. Some tales are not yet in

the history books.

Voted the fourth most desirable place

to retire in Canada, you’d better hurry

up and visit to find out what all the

excitement is about. I could go on, but

you get the picture.

Publisher’s note: One of our favourite

towns. We can even dock our boat steps

from our favourite room at Inn on the

Harbour!

Mackies

A Landmark for Visitors since 1948!

• Sundaes • Shakes

• Cones • Splits

• Ice Cream Cakes

Over 40

Flavours!

Open Daily

11am-10pm

shawsicecream.com • Hwy.#4, Between St.Thomas & Port Stanley

www.PSTR.on.ca

SCENIC TRAIN RIDES

Saturdays & Sundays

11am/1pm/3pm

And... Civic Holiday: August 2,

Labour Day: September 6

Adults: $15.00 p.p.,

Children (2-14): $9.00

Reserve Fall

Murder Mystery & Dinner!

PORT STANLEY

TERMINAL RAIL INC.

T

EVERY SATURDAY in

July & August:

- Extended Parkside Trip -

Depart Port Stanley at 11am

to Parkside & Return

Adults: $20.00 p.p., Children (2-14): $12.50

Check Website for Complete 2021 Schedule: www.pstr.on.ca

Book Online to reserve seats • Info. & Tickets call: 519-782-3730

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Storefront Open Daily 10-5

294 Bridge St. Port Stanley • 226-658-6000

www.jamesstreethomedecor.com

We are SO HAPPY to be able to go Daytripping again!

Bring The Family To Mackie's

On the beach in Port Stanley Since 1911

OPEN

DAILY

The

Try our famous homemade french fries,

our own special sauce & delicious Orangeade!

•Home o

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Decor e

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• Linens n

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• Clocks C k • Candles a d e • Signs n s

• Birdhouses

• Garden & Seasonal Accents

• Framed Prints i t • Collectibles o c

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Mackie’s Parking Lot is FREE for customers!

he Harvest Table

Rustic Designs

Come See What ’s NEW!

SINCE 1911

519-782-4390

QUALITY HANDCRAFTED AFTE

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& UNIQUE UE

FINDS!

44892 Talbot Line, ST. THOMAS

(HWY. 3 ACROSS FROM AIRPORT)

TUES-SAT 10-5

SUNDAY 11-4

OPEN:

June through

mid-December

SUMMER:

Tues-Sat 10-5

& Sunday12-4

FALL:

Thurs-Sat 10-5

& Sunday12-4

growers & creators of fine lavender products

DISCOVER

Steed & Company Lavender, part of a

45-acre horse farm just outside of Sparta

INDULGE

in our unique handcrafted lavender products

ESCAPE

in the calming scent of beautiful

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47589 Sparta Line, Sparta

519-494-5525

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Donkey Mailbox

Province of Birtish Colubmia

Ministry of Fish & Wildlife

WARNING/ATTENTION!

Province de la Colobmia Britanik

Dept. de Poison et Animaux Sauvages

Due to the rising frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Fish & Wildlife

Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and any persons that use the

out-of-doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions.

...on a sideroad near Shedden

For over

78

78 years

years

We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing to give advanced

warning to any bears that might be close by so you don't take them by surprise.

We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry pepper spray with him or

her in case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for

fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the

difference between black bear droppings and

grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are

smaller and contain lots of berries and squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them and

smell like pepper.

Step Back

in Time to

Elgin County’s

Oldest

Diner!

Canada’s leading Artisan Spice

Destination with over 300 spices,

herbs and artisan hand-crafted

blends made from organic and

natural ingredients daily on-site.

Fine Cookware I Gourmet Foods

- Authorized Shun Dealer -

PEPPER TREE SPICE CO.

519-773-31017 3101 www.newsarum.comw 223A Colborne orn

St., Port Stanley, ON

519-782-7800 7800

I Open 7 Days A Week

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Famous Chicken & Old Time Diner Favourites!

Cruise In...

Dinner-in-the-Car

ANY NIGHT IS

DATE NIGHT!

TAKE-OUT

www. canadale.com

Open 7 Days a Week

&

&

• Weekly Specials • Knowledgeable Staff

• Unique & Rare Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

• Herbs • Nave Plants • Outdoor Furniture

269 Sunset Drive

ST. THOMAS

519-631-7264

This IS Your Reason

to Get Away!

King Beds • Double Jacuzzi

Fireplaces

Enjoy a wonderful

takeout meal from the

Telegraph House,

right across the street!

Just off Highway g y

3,

46230 New Sarum Line

Open Daily • Hours & Take-Out Menu on Website

401

London

Belmont

NEW 74

SARUM

3

X

St. Thomas

Aylmer

Sparta

Lake Erie

PORT STANLEY • 519-782-7623 www.innontheharbour.net

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with orders over $45.00

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• Votives

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Garden

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50% off!

Just one side of our

Shopping Showroom...

Our new normal

requires that everyone

MUST wear a mask

or face shield because

social distancing is

impossible in our store.

Thank You!

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& sizes,

in one room!

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OPEN DAILY 11 am to 5 pm

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At Copenhagen's Biggest Store, Where Your Project is our Specialty!

• Wood Crafts & Supplies • Kempston Router Bits

• Lang Calendars • Country Home Candles

• Tole Painting Supplies

The “White Pass” Train replica runs in the store!

OPEN Mon., Wed. to Sat. 9-6 & Sun. 10-5 • CLOSED Tues.

Actual

FAMILY

FEUD

Answers

PORT

BRUCE

AYLMER

Hwy. 3

John Wise

COPENHAGEN

5048

Imperial Rd.

Just 11 km South of Aylmer

519-773-9049

Come Explore...

for Great Gifts, To Express Your Taste, or the Necessities.

Fridays & Saturdays

starting July 16th

through October

GRAND OPENING

Weekend July 30-31

• Baked Goods & Pastries

• Local Produce

• Fresh Cheese Curds

• Fresh, Local Food Favourites • Metal Art

• Rustic Touches • Nautical • Wooden Accents

• Garden Accessories, Bird Houses to Benches

~ Full Range of Lawn Care Essentials ~

Lighted Patio

Fountain

26 Beech St., Aylmer • 226-289-2403

• Name a bird with long neck - Naomi Campbell

• Name a famous brother & sister - Bonnie & Clyde

• Name something to wear to the beach - Deckchair

• Name something Red - My cardigan

• Something you might be allergic to - Skiing

• A number you have to memorize - 7

• Name a famous cowboy - Buck Rogers

Original

in

Big Green

Egg &

accessories

cess

elginfeeds.com

Unique

Bird Feeders

Mon-Fri 8-5

Sat 8-3

You Might Be

Canadian if...

• You know the French equivalents of "free," "prize" and "no

sugar added,” thanks to your bilingual cereal packaging.

• You can do all the hand actions to "Skin-a-ma-rinky-dinky-dink."

• You experience a warm fuzzy feeling while picturing a large man with a

blonde Mr. Spock haircut giving a recorder recital to an audience of two: an

orange and purple sleepy-eyed giraffe and a hyper rooster who is made out

of a flannel tea cozy and lives in a bag on the wall.

• You can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous.

• You know who Ernie Coombs is.

• Whenever you hear the word "car", you have to stop yourself from

involuntarily reaching back for a hockey net.

• You know all the words to "If I Had a Million Dollars", including all the

inter-stanza banter between Steven and Ed.

• You’ve memorized the Heritage Foundation's Heritage Moments, including

favourites, "I smell burnt toast, Doctor" & "You all know I canna read a word.”

• You know that the capital of Canada is Ottawa, and not Toronto.

• You wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin yet, because you can really use

more change.

• You have been on Speaker's Corner.

• You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's

from labor, honor, and color.

• You know that a "Premier" isn't a baby born a few weeks early.

• If you even own a gun, it (really) is unloaded and locked up safely - with the

ammo stored in a separate location.

• You bring a portable TV camping so you won’t miss the Stanley Cup playoffs.

• You’re either out to Bingo or getting “stinko” (and you think no more of “inco”)

on a Sudbury Saturday Night.

• You know that a pike is a fish, not a highway.

• You used to have Canadian Tire money in every drawer of your house.

• You understand the phrase, “Please pass me a serviette, I spilled my poutine.”

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Lots to see and do in AYLMER & COPENHAGEN

These are the newest shops

to try our big, little paper...

- Windsor-Essex -

EPIC Wineries

- Pelee Island -

The Wandering Dog Inn

- Chatham -

Gentry Manor

- Aylmer -

Elgin Feeds Farmers’ Market

Howe Family Farm Market

- Ripley -

Shoreline Chic Home Décor

- Harriston -

Unique Fashion Bouque

- Kincardine -

Harbour Rose Bouque

- Bright -

Bright Country Market

- Port Stanley -

James Street Home Décor

Pepper Tree Spice Co.

- Reeces Corners -

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom

& Bouque

-Dashwood -

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

- Komoka -

Komoka Community Market

Some are brand new, some just haven’t

been in Daytripping unl now, and a

few might be back aer an absence.

Please let all our customers know

that you’re Daytripping!

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Are Our Writers!

WRITERS WANTED

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The serenity of Pinecroft under the towering pines...

An Elgin County Tradition...

Our unique Stoneware Pottery made on site since 1948.

The Ease of

Summer

By Susan Iedema, London

Although summer is a busy time for

all the outdoor work and activities that

need to be crammed into the warm

weather months, many times I am

reminded of the ease of summer.

This realization starts early in the

day when shorts and a tank top are the

simple attire I can choose.

Haircuts and hair styles seem to

climb with the temperatures so as to be

straightforward to care for and cooler to

wear. The natural tan replaces the need

for makeup.

Going outside is easy as no extra

time is required to don many layers of

clothing, shovel our way out or clear

snow and ice off a vehicle before we

can even think of being on our way.

Summer means all I need to do is add a

pair of sneakers to my outfit, grab some

sunglasses and off I go.

Travel, whether by foot, bicycle or

car, is less hazardous and seems to

go quicker because of better weather

conditions. Walking seems effortless

Gift Shop open daily 11 to 4

WASHROOMS AVAILABLE

www.pinecroft.ca

8122 Rogers Road South

AYLMER • 519-773-3435

Just 1 mile West of Aylmer,

1.5 miles South of Hwy. #3

and light when not

weighted down by

heavier clothing and

boots.

Many activities take

on a new flavour as we

transplant them to the

outdoors.

Getting exercise seems to be no

problem as we long to get off the

couch and be active outdoors. There

seems to be an abundance of activities

to partake in once summer comes.

We can participate in everything from

outdoor sports to running errands on

foot or by bicycle, to gardening and

yard work.

The longer days of summer mean we

can start activities earlier in the day or

late in the evening to beat the heat and

enjoy an atmosphere found only at that

time of day.

Enjoying a coffee can be as easy as

sitting outside in the sunshine, whether

that be on the beach watching the sun

come up, sitting outside in your own

backyard or at nearby coffee shop or

park.

While some roads become busier

because of construction and an increase

in vacation travel, there is also a visible

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We crave lighter meals so they are

simple to prepare and the outdoor

barbeque is utilized. Water is easier to

drink and welcome.

Healthy eating takes little effort as

markets and stores fill with delicious

and abundant local produce. Sometimes

obtaining food is as easy as stepping

into one’s back yard and picking items

from the garden or walking to the

nearest market to take your pick.

Even laundry is lighter with more

lightweight items worn and needing

laundering.

Yard sales can make shopping in your

own neighbourhood quite convenient,

perhaps, too convenient!

Many of the areas I have mentioned

seem to point to the fact that, perhaps,

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

EON: ELGIN-OXFORD

Network of Museums

Pick any Museum or Choose Several to visit…

Historical Summer Adventures are waiting for you!

AYLMER

Aylmer-Malahide

Museum & Archives

14 East St, 773-9723

Gay Lea Dairy Museum

48075 Jamestown Ln, 773-2955

BEACHVILLE

Beachville District Museum

584371 Beachville Rd, 423-6497

DRUMBO

Drumbo & District

Heritage Society

42 Centre St, 463-5522

INGERSOLL

Ingersoll Cheese Museum

& Oxford School Museum

290 Harris St, 485-5510

NORWICH

Norwich & District

Historical Society

91 Stover St N, 863-3638

Norwich & District

Museum & Archives

89 Stover St N, 863-3101

OTTERVILLE

South Norwich Historical

Society/Station Museum

243 Main St W, 879-6804

PORT BURWELL

Historic Lighthouse

& Marine Museum

17 Robinson St &

20 Pitt St, 874-4807

HMCS Ojibwa

3 Pitt St, 633-7641

PRINCETON

Princeton &

District Museum

25 Main St, 458-8392

ST. THOMAS

The Elgin County

Heritage Centre

450 Sunset Dr, 631-1460

Elgin County

Railway Museum

225 Wellington St, 637-6284

Elgin Military Museum

30 Talbot Street - 633-7641

* All museums are in the 519 telephone area code

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SIMCOE

Norfolk Historical Society

Norfolk Heritage Centre

109 Norfolk St S, 426-1583

SPARTA

Forge & Anvil Museum

46316 Sparta Ln, 775-2292

The Sparta Church Museum

6073 Quaker Rd, 775-2292

STRAFFORDVILLE

The Edison, Vienna & Area Museum,

Bayham Historical Society

6254 Plank Rd, 773-8798

TILLSONBURG

Annandale National

Historical Site

30 Tillson Ave, 842-2294

WALLACETOWN

Backus Page House Museum

29424 Lakeview Ln, 762-3072

WOODSTOCK

County of Oxford Archives

82 Light St, 539-9800

Woodstock Art Gallery

449 Dundas St, 539-6761

ANNANDALE

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

www.tillsonburg.ca

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401

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PORT BURWELL Marine Museum &

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Gore Methodist Church, Dairy barn, blacksmith shop

and main street gallery. Special events and exhibits

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The Elgin Military Museum

30 Talbot Street, ST. THOMAS • 519-633-7641

• Canadian Military History with an Elgin County focus

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The Ones We Met - Inuit Traditional

Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition

The fate of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition was one of the

Artic’s most enduring mysteries, until the wrecks of HMS Erebus

and HMS Terror were found. This exhibition explores the role of

Inuit oral history in solving that mystery. It features photographs,

illustrations and an animated map of routes charted by Europeans

looking for a Northwest Passage in the 350 years before Franklin’s

expedition. Visitors can hear stories of Inuit encounters with Franklin and his men, and of Martin Frobisher’s

voyages to Baffin Island in the 1570s. Developed by the Canadian Museum of History and the Inuit Heritage Trust.

Next: SEPTEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23, 2021 My Story, My Tattoo

This Travelling Exhibit from Wellington County Museum & Archives features photographs and stories of people

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519-631-1460 ext. 193

Watercolour illustrations by Heather Campbell,

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Being a Nan…Never a Dull Moment!

was so much fun. We sadly have to say

goodbye when Mom and Dad come to

By Donna McAuslan, Petrolia

take him home. Until next time, little one.

Next time we will make another colour

As I was reading the Spring 2021 hardly wait to take him on day trips which of play dough, or walk to the other park

Edition of The Daytripper I was musing we can plan from The Daytripper. or make bread and measure again. He’s

on the bottom border thoughts of He is growing into an incredibly polite, getting really good at this skill.

motherhood. This issue contained curious, talkative and engaging young I know that one day he will have

quotes and proverbs for our reading man. I just LOVE spending time with friends, school and other interests and

pleasure for a belated Mother’s Day treat. him. He amazes me each time I see him. our visits will be less and less. I see this

The very first one I read was “Of all the Which is basically every week.

with other families as their grandchildren

rights of women, the greatest is to be a When he comes to our place he wants grow up. For now I have this privilege to

mother.” (Lin Yutang). I then happened to know where Grandpa (Pambpa) is. be a part of his world. His parents are

upon the article of Mary Jane MacVicar of Then he races out to the backyard to the doing an incredible job of parenting so

Leamington “Aren’t Granddaughters the sandbox and the swings and slide. What a he has such a solid foundation. While at

Absolute Best?” I immediately thought to great investment that was! We spend lots Nan’s we can eat when we want (maybe

myself that being a grandma or Nan, as of hours out there and of course have to ice cream before our meal?)... so what.

I am called, certainly could be applied to add bubbles and bat and ball and other “What happens at Nan’s stays at Nan’s.”

the border sayings. If the greatest is to be toys. My husband even calls our little shed I can hardly wait until he is able, after

a mother then the second greatest has to by our grandson’s name as if it’s his. Well, pandemic restrictions, to be a part of

be a Nan.

ok, maybe it is pretty full of “his” things. a children’s group. There are libraries

I became a first time Nan in July of Our grandson knows where the key is to take him to, children’s festivals,

2018 and will soon be to another little and needs it opened to see if Nan has any zoos, etc. The list goes on and on.

one in July 2021. I still remember the first more surprises for him in this building. I The Daytripper will surely be

time I held our grandson in the hospital. would love to get inside his brain as you well used for our trips. There

What an overwhelming feeling of all kinds know he is thinking of something and is so much more I want

of emotions, to know that I would have processing this. What a marvelous thing to experience with him

the privilege to be a part of my grandson’s to watch!

while I am part of his life.

life. What an awesome wonder! Could I We never have a dull moment and He makes me laugh and I enjoy

live up to this responsibility of helping to I try to cram as much fun as we have him so much. I have the time

shape this little boy into an adult? (Whoa time on our visits. He loves helping me like I didn’t have with our

I am getting ahead of myself.) Lots of with supper, raking, cleaning up. What a own children. There were

fun time ahead on our journey and I can little helper! Who knew that cleaning up always things to do but now

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all the time to do my things. I am always

tired after our visits but so full of great

memories we’ve made and the fun times

we’ve had.

I’ve told people “If I knew grandchildren

were this much fun I would have had

them first.”

As one of the sayings said, “A

grandmother is a mother who has a

second chance.”

Can I possibly have more love to go

around? I most certainly do since at the

time of writing this my daughter is due

with her second child. I will then have

two grandchildren to be a part of their

lives. Again what a special bond and

memories to create and cherish. And so

the generations continue with part of me

living on in them. I can thank my mom

and dad for instilling this sense of

family in me and hope to carry it on

to the next generation.

Oh, I hear someone at

the door. It must be our

grandson. Again, thanks

Daytripping for all the great

suggestions and potential

routes to take in our corner

of Ontario.

Let our adventures

begin for the day! I can

rest tomorrow.

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John Picard and his wife Patty

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in 2012 near LaSalette, and have never

looked back. Talk about fresh—farmto-table—they

invented it!

The couple purchased the farm in

2006 and set about planting their hops

and potatoes, as well as peanuts. They

quickly learned how to raise crops

and how to brew hops into fine, tasty

beer. They also expanded their product

lines to include potato chips, chocolate

covered peanuts and other tasty treats.

John turned Ramblin’ Road Brewery

Farm into a great venue to hold

“muscle/ collector car” shows on the

grassed-in, large, show-field/parking

lot, for all the car nuts out there that

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want to cruise their

cars and stop for a nice

lunch or supper, sip

some beer and head

back home. He owns

three classic muscle

cars and a cool hot

rod farm truck himself

and he loves to see any

muscle car, collector

car show up at his

Brewery farm.

Ramblin’ Road

Brewery Farm is also a

member of the “Harvest

Host” program that

allows membership RV

travellers with self-contained motor

homes and campers to park and have

a unique overnight stay on the show

field.

In 2015 he opened “The Roost”

Restaurant to accommodate those

cruising “Daytripping” type of people

and it has been a huge success. You

can eat inside upstairs or sit out on a

picnic table on the outdoor patio and

enjoy the surrounding farm country of

Norfolk County. Right next to the patio,

John planted about an acre of hops so

visitors could see how hops grow. John

and his brew team including the head

brewmaster, Ben, have developed nine

popular beers for all different tastes,

as well as hard seltzer drinks with a

variety of seasonal flavours. Upstairs

in The Roost, the chef has a vast array

of great tasting burgers, homemade

soups and chili, all with a beer hint

in each offering. Make sure you try

the “gourmet grilled cheese with

flavoured/seasoned, salted, farm-fresh

french fries…

always a favourite

of mine!

It’s surprising

that four acres

of hops with 11

different varieties

can produce so

much tasty beer.

All the beer is

sold locally at

this location and

they also supply

a few selected

restaurants in this

area that want

locally grown

products to serve.

Along with hops John grows potatoes

for his “beer bathed” Picards Extreme

Kettle Chip line and also his fine

chocolate/peanut products they sell at

each store location.

John is a pretty busy farmer and

thanks to his great staff and his #1

office manager Kris Ferrier, the team

manages to pull this off every day of

the year.

John and his family want you to look

for their “Original Picards” products in

their stores across Southern Ontario in

St Jacobs, Talbotville, Niagara-on-the-

Lake, Waterdown and now Vaughn and

also at the original processing plant in

the unique town of Waterford.

There’s only one Ramblin’ Road

Brewery Farm and you can enjoy a

nice scenic farm land, country drive

to La Salette just north of Delhi to

see and enjoy their Ramblin’ Road

Brewery location. Besides tasty treats,

gourmet burgers and fries… you never

know, you may see some fine classic

cars and motorcycles there. So “come

and discover” Ramblin’ Road Brewery

Farm.

Publisher’s note: Lasalette may be

a bit off the beaten track, just north of

Delhi, but it’s not far from civilization

and trip this is well worth it. Those Beer

Bathed Taters potato chips are the best

I’ve ever had.

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The Hint, from our

May-June 2021 issue, was...

There are a few of these road

markings in one region. We’ve

blurred a portion that would

give the answer away.

The Answer is:

With the portion not blurred in

this photo, you may be able to

see that these are in Essex

County, which shares a place on

the 42nd parallel with Rome

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Famous Failures

By Michael Michalko • www.creativethinking,net

PART 2 of 3

You have to learn how to fail in

order to succeed. Here are some

famous failures from history.

When people speak of a “fear of

failure,” they are really describing

a hazy free-floating malaise and

feeling of worry or discontent

which induces lethargy and

explains lack of effort. This

malaise protects us from the

anxiety that comes with freedom

and taking risks. We tranquilize

our lives by limiting the amount

of anxiety that we experience by

not trying anything new or different

that might fail.

Whenever we attempt to do

something and fail, we end up doing

something else or producing something

else. You have not failed; you have

produced some other result. The two

most important questions to ask are:

“What have I learned?” and “What have

I done?”

Failure is only a word that human

beings use to judge a given situation.

Instead of fearing failure, we should

learn that failures, mistakes and errors

are the way we learn and the way we

grow. Many of the world’s greatest

successes have learned how to fail

their way to success. Some of the more

famous are:

Thomas Edison

In his early years, teachers told Edison

he was “too stupid to learn anything.”

Work was no better, as he

was fired from his first

two jobs for not being

productive enough.

Even as an inventor,

Edison made

1,000 unsuccessful

attempts at

inventing the light

bulb. One day, an

assistant asked him

why he didn’t give up.

After all, he failed over a

From our last issue

The Hint is:

This is one of many

murals by the late, great

Allen Hilgendorf, who

has been on many of

our covers in the past.

Where

Is It?

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our Sept.- Oct. 2021 issue!

thousand times. Edison replied that he

had not failed once. He had discovered

over 1000 things that don’t work.

Ludwig van Beethoven

In his formative years,

young Beethoven was

incredibly awkward

on the violin and

was often so busy

working on his own

compositions that

he neglected to

practice. Despite his

love of composing,

his teachers felt he was

hopeless at it and would

never succeed with the violin

or in composing. In fact, his music

teacher told his parents he was too

stupid to be a music composer.

• Stephen King: The first book by

this author, the iconic thriller Carrie,

received 30 rejections, finally causing

King to give up and throw it in the trash.

His wife fished it out and encouraged

him to resubmit it, and the rest is history,

with King now having hundreds of

books published and the distinction

of being one of the best-selling

authors of all time.

Bill Gates

Gates didn’t seem destined

for success after dropping

out of Harvard. He started a

business with Microsoft cofounder

Paul Allen called Traf-

O-Data. While this early idea

for a business failed miserably,

Gates did not despair and

give up. Instead he learned

much from the failure and later

created the global empire that

is Microsoft.

Henry Ford

While Ford is today known

for his innovative assembly

line and American-made cars,

he wasn’t an instant success. In

fact, his early businesses failed

and left him broke five times.

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Frannie’s Attic

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He was advised by countless people

not to get into the manufacturing of

automobiles because he had neither the

capital or know how.

F. W. Woolworth

Some may not know this name

today, but Woolworth was once one of

the biggest names in department stores

in the U.S. Before starting his own

business, young Woolworth worked at

a dry goods store and was not allowed

to wait on customers because his boss

said he lacked the sense needed to do

so. Woolworth also had many ideas of

how to market dry goods - all of which

were rejected by his boss. His marketing

ideas became the foundation of his

phenomenal retail success with his own

stores.

Akio Morita

You may not have heard of Morita

but you’ve undoubtedly heard of his

company, Sony. Sony’s first product

was a rice cooker that unfortunately

didn’t cook rice so much as burn it,

selling less than 100 units. The rice

cooker was the object of scorn and

laughter by the business community.

This did not discourage Morita and his

partners as they pushed forward to

create a multi-billion dollar company.

Orville and Wilbur Wright

These brothers battled

depression and family illness

before starting the bicycle

shop that would lead

them to experimenting

with flight. They were

competing against

the best engineering

and scientific minds

in America at the

time, who were all well

financed and supported by

the government and capital

investors to make the first airplane.

After numerous attempts at creating

flying machines, several years of hard

work, and tons of failed prototypes, the

brothers finally created a plane that

could get airborne and stay there.

Michael Michalko is the author of

the highly-acclaimed Thinkertoys:

A Handbook of Creative Thinking

Techniques. www.creativethinking.net

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downtown area happened to

pick up a copy of your paper

“The Daytripper.” What a delight!

Just what a local magazine

should be, and to astranger like

me a wonderful introduction

to your area.

Pat McGuire

On to WOODSTOCK, NORWICH, EMBRO, PARIS & ST. GEORGE

Say Cheese

By J.J. Francissen, London

With the excitement of Christmas

over and a month of recuperation from

the flurry of the festive season done.

Winter was thoroughly entrenched and

we needed to get out before cabin fever

had us bickering over inconsequential

things.

Due to the winter season, a daytrip

further afield was not in the cards. Then

I remembered we had received a gift

certificate to a restaurant in Ingersoll.

This small Southwerstern Ontario town

fit the bill and was not too far from

London in case Mother Nature decided

to be fickle.

Ingersoll is in Oxford County and was

first settled in the 1790’s becoming a full

fledged village in 1852 and proclaimed

a town in 1865. The founding father

was Thomas Ingersoll, father of

our beloved heroine Laura

(Ingersoll) Secord. Thomas

and his family came to

Upper Canada in 1795

from Massachusetts.

Once he secured

land for his own

homestead, Thomas

helped other families

to establish homes

and farms. A bust of

Thomas Ingersoll stands

at the Town Hall.

Due to prime agricultural land,

dairy farmers wives in the area started

to produce cheese and butter. Eventually

98 cheese factories had sprung up in

the 1800’s. Oxford County went on to

become the dairy capital of Canada

A local businessman and

cheese artisan, James Harris

and other cheese producers

created a 7,300 pound

‘mammoth’ cheese, which

was on display at the 1866

New York State Fair. Today

Ingersoll is home to the

Cheese and Agricultural Museum.

This quaint town was also one of

the final stops in the Underground

Railroad, making it the third largest black

settlement in the area. During the late

1800’s thousands of black slaves took the

Underground Railway in an effort to flee

America to gain their freedom in Canada.

Ingersoll is nestled on the banks of

the Thames River. A twenty minute drive

from Woodstock and London, making it

the perfect get-a-away destination

between the two cities. It

continues to grow due to

the Cami Plant, yet still

retains its small town

feel.

Free public parking

lots and parking on

the streets in the

downtown section

are only steps away

from interesting

restaurants or unique

shops. One such shop is

Patina’s Gifts of Arts and Crafts.

Patina’s mantra is ‘expect the unusual’

and we did see amazing and unusual

products when we visited. Artisans from

all over Canada and different areas of the

world display their merchandise, such as

Ingersoll Cheese Museum

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glass items, pottery, jewellery,

candles, toys, outdoor decor,

greeting cards and even

books making Patina’s a onestop

shop.

Another unusual shop is

Grampa’s Attic & Bookstore

where you’ll find products

that take you back to simpler

times. Two floors of books,

home decor, antiques and the

the highlight of our visit; a toscale

Dr. Who Police Box. My

spouse geeked out when he saw it, much

to the owner’s delight.

On the edge of this cheese-oriented

town, just off the 401 is the historic

Elmhurst Inn. A beautiful Gothic Revival

home that once belonged to James

Harris, of the renown ‘mammoth’ cheese

notoriety. The house was built in 1872

and on the property was Mr. Harris’

cheese factory. Elmhurst was owned by

the Harris family for over a century until

sadly the last remaining Harris sold the

property in the 1970’s and the house

became an elegant dining spot and

boutique hotel.

There are many attractions located not

too far from Ingersoll, such as Jakeman’s

Maple Farm, and McCully’s Hill Farm in

St. Marys. Another great activity is the

Oxford County Cheese Trail, where tours

of the facilities of various artisan cheese

producers are available. Watch how the

many cheeses are made and sample

their products.

We ended our visit with a delicious

meal at Mango Salad, where they have

the best Cashew Chicken. So good in fact

that we’ll drive the distance to Ingersoll

for it. So whether you say cheese . . . or

cashew, charming Ingersoll is the place

to scratch those itches.

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IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 150 YEARS

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& So Much More

Large Variety of

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Duvet Covers, Sheets,

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An atheist was spending a quiet day

fishing when he was attacked by the

Loch Ness monster. It tossed him and

his boat into the air, and opened it's

mouth to swallow both. The atheist

cried out, "Oh, my God! Help me!" At

once the attack scene froze in place.

A booming voice came down from the

clouds. "I thought you didn't believe in

Me." "Come on God, give me a break!"

the man pleaded.

"Two minutes ago I

didn't believe in the

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either."

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Real science test answers of 5th & 6th graders.

~ Algebraical symbols are used when you do not know

what you are talking about.

~ Sparrows & starlings eat the farmers grain and soil his corpse.

~ Genetics explains why you look like your father and if you don't,

why you should.

Drawer Slides, European Hinges, Screws, Glues,

Abrasives, Fittings & Hose for Dust Collection,

Crafting and Woodworking Supplies,

Wood Parts, and a whole lot more that we've

been told you can't find anywhere else!

all your project supplies

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Shop in person or online!

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1-800-387-5716

www.workshopsupply.com

Visit our 2600 sq. ft.

Indoor Showroom!

OPEN ALL YEAR:

Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10 to 4:30

Masks are required

for indoor showroom

www.roberthalloriginals.com

Ontario’s Largest

Pewter Studio & Rock Shop!

Fun Event!

Rockhound Family Day

Saturday, August 14

Covid Restrictions Permitting

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Bishopsgate

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Bruces

Burford

Burtch

Cathcart

Falkland

Glen Morris

Harley

Langford

Mt Pleasant

Mt Vernon

New Durham

Paris

Saint George

Scotland

Bus Tours & Group

Tours Welcome!

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Near the end of our trip now, in DUNDAS, BURLINGTON FREELTON & ABERFOYLE

www.daytripping.ca

OUR

DOORS

ARE

OPEN

IN DOWNTOWN

DUNDAS!

Coping with

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania

Have you ever become addicted to

doing jigsaw puzzles? I was once, but

thought I’d successfully cured myself

of the addiction. I even told my family

not to buy me one for a birthday or

Christmas gift. They did manage to get

me one anyway, but it was a unique and

very quick to finish, three-dimensional

one—a flower vase that could be used as

one once you were finished—which I do.

Last Christmas season, drawn by the

pastoral scene on the box, I couldn’t

help myself and tried to win a 1,000

piece jigsaw puzzle at a Christmas party

and sadly, as it turned out, I did. Call me

crazy, but it had been so long since I’d

put together a regular jigsaw puzzle that

I really didn’t have any concept of how

big a 1,000 piece puzzle actually is until

I opened the box. When I did, I knew I

was in trouble. As things progressed, I

found out just how much trouble I was

actually in.

As everyone who has done them

knows, jigsaw puzzles can become very

addictive. I was smart enough to pace

myself, though. In theory, you start by

putting the border pieces together then

fill in the rest of it according to the scene

on the box. Once I had sorted out the

border pieces, I started trying to put

them together. It didn’t take long to

realize that I was working on it in the

wrong place. My work station started as

a tray, then got transferred to a bigger

TV tray and eventually onto a card table

that had gotten temporarily lost in the

basement until I found it again. Setting

out the border pieces again, I quickly

SHOP

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By Dot Sale,

Belmont

realized the scope of my project and the

difficulty in actually finishing the border.

Giving up on the border, I started

on the more recognizable pieces of

the puzzle, with them coming together

quite nicely. Every once in a while,

though, I would take another crack

at completing the border but to no

avail. I even measured it to match the

measurements on the box—19 in. x 26

in. Successfully putting together two

corners of the puzzle, I realized that the

corner pieces I had left did not match

the corner spots available for them.

When not working on other things to

occupy my time, I write both articles for

a local newspaper and short stories also

for publication eventually. During my

previous addiction to jigsaw puzzles, I

had done one from a sealed box that

was missing a puzzle piece. I was not

amused. As a result, I wrote a short

story called The Puzzle Master about

a guy who worked in a puzzle factory

and took sadistic pleasure in taking

out puzzle pieces before the box was

sealed. I don’t remember how, but I do

know he got his just desserts in the end.

In this case, though, the puzzle I won

was second hand and not sealed when

I got it.

I’m still working on it, though, so wish

me luck that by some miracle the puzzle

works itself out to perfection, or I give

up before it gets to me permanently.

Editor’s Note: Since it’s been some time

since you sent in this article, Dot, we hope

that you finished the puzzle and all of the

pieces were in the box!

Enjoy staying close to home this summer

by shopping close to home.

Downtown Dundas is open for in store

and online shopping, curb side pick up,

take out, delivery and patios!

Many businesses have revised hours,

call to confirm before arriving.

Thank you for helping to keep store owners,

their staff and other shoppers safe.

Remember to maintain physical distancing

when shopping Downtown Dundas.

www.DowntownDundas.ca

Downtown Dundas

Business Improvement Area

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From aprons to zesters,

come visit our wonderful

world of kitchen gadgetry,

utensils, equipment and

entertaining accessories.

On The Move

• Stasher silicone bags

• Reusable snack & sandwich bags

• Beeswax wraps

• Bamboo utensils

• Reusable straws

Porcelain & Stoneware

• Emile Henry • Catering Line

• Le Creuset • Staub

Wine Accessories & Glasses

BBQ Accessories

Bakeware

• Nordic Ware

• Banneton baskets

• Silpat • Pudding basins

• Bread tins and bread whisks

• Bread cloches and lames

• Mason Cash bowls

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Somehow

We Survived...

Submitted by Cathy Marchione

If you lived in the 60's or 70's,

looking back, it's hard to believe

we've lived as long as we have.

• As children, we rode in cars with no seat

belts or air bags.

• Our baby cribs were covered with bright

coloured lead-based paint.

• We had no childproof lids on medicine

bottles, doors or cabinets.

• When we rode our bikes, we had no

helmets. (Not to mention the freedom to

hitchhike to town as a kid!)

• We drank water from the garden hose and

not a bottle.

• We would spend hours building our gocarts

out of scraps and then ride down the

hill only to find out we forgot the brakes.

After running into the bushes we learned

how to solve the problem.

• We would leave home in the morning and

play all day, as long as we were back when

the streetlights came on. No one was able

to reach us all day. No cell phones -

unimaginable.

• We played dodge ball and sometimes the

ball would really hurt. We got cut,

bruised, broken bones, fat lips, broke teeth

and there were no lawsuits from these

accidents. They were accidents. No one

was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

• We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and

drank sugar soda but we were never

overweight... we were always playing

outside. We even shared one soda with

one straw with four friends.

• We did not have Playstations, Nintendo

64, X Boxes, video games at all, 99

channels on TV, video tape movies,

surround sound, personal computers,

Internet chat rooms... We had friends and

we played hard, we got tired, not bored.

• We'd go outside to find our friends. We

rode bikes or walked to their house,

knocked on the door, rung the bell or just

walked into their house to get them.

Imagine such a thing... by ourselves,

without asking a parent! Out there in the

cold cruel world, without a guardian!

Yikes!

• Little League had tryouts and not everyone

made the team. Those who didn't had to

learn to deal with disappointment, and got

over it. Some students weren't as smart as

others so they failed a grade and were held

back to repeat the same grade and learn it.

Horrors... and tests were not adjusted for

any reason.

• The idea of a parent bailing us out if we

broke the law was unheard of. They

actually sided with the law, imagine that!

Our actions were our own. consequences

were expected. No one to hide behind.

• This generation has produced some of

the best risk-takers, problem solvers and

inventors, ever! The past 50 years has seen

an explosion of innovation and brilliant

ideas. We had freedom, failure, success

and responsibility and we learned how to

survive in this ever changing world.

Celebrating

Over 250 vendors

offering

a unique selection of china, glassware,

collectibles, furniture, art, primitives,

nostalgia, vintage

& vinyl

24 Years

7 Days A Week Year Roundd

10am-5pm Weekdays

10am-6pm Weekends

Freelton Antique Mall

248 FREELTON ROAD • 905-659-0948

in the Village of Freelton off Hwy 6 N between Hamilton & Guelph

www.freeltonantiquemall.com

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Parking

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During labour, the pain is so great that

a woman can almost imagine what

a man feels like when he has a cold.


The

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Southwestern

Enjoy your summer and please remember to say you’re DAYTRIPPING!

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

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Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

counterortw

or Where You Should Eat

Every restaurant on this list is here for a reason. The locaon may be scenic or historic, the food may be off the charts, or just real darn good.

Some are fancy, some are far from it, but they are here because we’ve asked them to be here, because we think you should try them out.

Please Remember...

we haven’t changed every one of these listings

ings

from what they would have said pre-COVID-19.

- -19.

Please keep that in mind and call in advance.

ance

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Lunch daily 11:30-3:30. Paos open.

Reservaons recommended. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

Paris Rd. West at 687 Powerline Rd. 888-448-3131

Lunch/dinner in historic seng. Her Majesty the Queen dined

here 1997 - you can too. www.theoldeschoolrestaurant.ca

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere. Paos are open.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

Salads, sandwiches, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Check Facebook for hours.

KINGSVILLE

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

Dine indoors or on the paos. Serving locally inspired Farm-to-Fork

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

Known for their delicious sandwiches, panini & home made soup.

Free parking, indoor & outdoor seang. www.shopkci.com

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

One of Ontario’s most popular restaurants. Homecooked meals,

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Open Daily. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao. Live music.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

for celebries. Open 7 days a week. www.actorscasualdining.ca

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

‘Fresh’ pasta and a commitment to serving exceponal food.

Take out only for now. Mon.-Sat. 10-6. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

35 Robinson St. 519-874-4363 www.schoonersgalley.com

Family menu on the pao. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. LLBO. Ready To Go Meals/Curbside. Website updates.

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

Great pizza, wings, dra beer, fine wines, pao, kids menu.

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

Hwy. 21 at Port Franks Road 519-243-2990

Full breakfast, lunch & dinner, licensed, fuel, variety store and

gi shop.

REECES CORNERS

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom & Fashion Bouque

4562 London Line (Hwy. #22) 519-845-3133

Aer a Unique Shopping experience enjoy a delicious Lunch & yummy

Dessert in The Hen House or Garden Paos. Open 11-3 Tues. to Fri.

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Open Daily. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering

71 Frank Street 519-205-1500

Meals from scratch in a restored 1889 Post Office. Breakfast to

dinner, 7 days/wk with seasonal pao. www.clocktower-inn.com

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

VITTORIA

The Good Bread Company Gallery Café 519-428-1300

15 Lamport St. (Area 15) www.goodbreadcompany.ca

Bakery is open Wed. to Sun. 10am-4pm. Cafe is currently closed.

Online orders/curbside pickup available. Updates on our website.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

Pao & Take Out. Hot lunches, soup & sandwiches, salad bar.

Links to these establishments on our website...

www.Daytripping.ca

Any Pot In A Storm

by Maryleah Otto, St. Thomas • From Daytripping March-April 2002

My husband has always looked

forward with mounting glee to visits from

our three-year-old granddaughter Lisa. At

the sight of this chubby, cherub-cheeked

moppet with the Shirley Temple curls,

GanGan (her name for my dearly beloved)

goes all mushy, hauling her up on his lap,

mooing and cooing and extracting yet

another chocolate kiss from his pocket to

offer his ‘little princess’.

One of the highlights of every visit has

always been ‘going out with GanGan.’

This usually means he takes her to one of

his favorite haunts, such as Home Depot

or Canadian Tire, while I do the boring

stuff like pushing a shopping cart up

and down the aisles of the supermarket

desperately trying to find at least one

thing this baby gourmet will deign to

sample.

On one such outing, I was duly

dumped off at the A&P while GanGan

and Lisa drove to the far end of the

parking lot to be closer to, yes, I knew

it, Home Depot. An hour later, I was

standing impatiently outside the store,

my buggy overflowing with revolting

boxes of sugar-coated cereal, a washtub

of pink ice cream, three kinds of cookies

all guaranteed to increase the income of

Lisa’s dentist considerably and a slab of

salami for which I’d discovered the kid

had a passion.

Finally, they showed up. My sweet

man loaded the food into the trunk of

the car and off we went. We hadn’t gone

more than a couple of blocks when it

occurred to me that no one was saying

anything. “Anything wrong?” I asked

innocently. Long pause. Then Lisa turned

and scowled at me. “GanGan scolded

me,” she whined, the tears starting to roll

down those angelic cheeks.

I knew enough to keep out of it, at least

until my dear boy and I were alone, but

that night, in the safety of our bedroom,

I asked, “What happened at the mall to

upset Lisa like that?” To my surprise, my

husband had begun to laugh, great belly

shaking laughter that was infectious.

“Tell me,” I begged, “what happened?”

Well, it seems that while he was

moseying around in the endless caverns

of Home Depot, he lost her. He’d been

rummaging through some bins of

hardware, probably for a lot longer than

he realized, and when he turned around,

Lisa had vanished. Cold with fear, he

raced up and down the aisles, calling her

name. He ran to the manager’s office,

insisting the police should be called. He

roared around the aisles again, calling

“Lisa, Lisa, Lisa.” And then, at the end

of Aisle 32, Plumbing and Electrical, he

spotted her. She was sitting on a pale

blue china toilet bowl, one of many

lovely pastel hued display models, her

panties down around her ankles, calmly

doing her business in full view of and

totally oblivious to the amusement of

passing customers.

By this time, I was nearly out of

control myself. “And you scolded her?” I

asked, choking with laughter. “Not then.

Not until she broke away from me at the

checkout and ran back yelling, “GanGan,

I forgot to flush!”

Epilogue: Lisa has forgiven GanGan

and still loves him to distraction. GanGan

now shops at Canadian Tire.

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Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

ONGOING - SUMMER 2021

Summer Brantford Rollerskate in Harmony Square -preregister for timeslot www.brantford.ca

Summer Brantford Music in the Square - Fridays July 30-Sep 3 www.brantford.ca

Summer Brantford Character Meet and Greet in Harmony Square www.brantford.ca

Summer Burlington Thurs to Sun Music in the Garden at Royal Botanical www.rbg.ca

Summer Caledonia Farmers’ Market Thursdays 3-7pm www.caledoniafarmersmarket.ca

Summer Clinton Back Alley Art Extravaganza - downtown art FB & IG @CentralHuronInspired

Summer Clinton Umbrella Alley part of Back Alley art www.cchbia.ca

Summer Dresden Drive In Summer Sunday Church Concerts (6:30, 1233 North St) www.dresden.ca

Summer Dunnville Farmers’ Market Tuesdays & Saturdays 7-12 www.dunnvillefarmersmarket.ca

Summer Hagersville Farmers’ Market Wednesdays 7-12pm www.hagersvillefarmersmarket.ca

Summer Kingsville Open Streets Downtown - Saturdays 4-10:30 www.kingsville.ca/openstreets

Summer Kingsville You Are My Sunshine - Saturday FREE Concerts www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Summer Kingsville Play in the Park Program www.kingsville.ca/parksandrec

Summer Kincardine Promenade on Queen (weekends) - Vendors & more www.kincardine.ca

Summer London Park it at the Market food trucks Wed/Thur 430-830 www.marketwfd.com

Summer Petrolia Tuesdays - Night Market 5-9pm ww.town.petrolia.on.ca

Summer Port Stanley Sat/Sun Scenic Train Ride with Port Stanley Rail www.pstr.on.ca

Summer Woodstock Rally for Restaurants throughout Oxford Cty. www.oxford.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

until Aug29 St.Thomas The ones we met’ exhibit at Elgin /heritage Centre www.elgincounty.ca/museum

until Sep Tillsonburg 1950s Wedding Gown Show Exhibit at Pratt Gallery www.tlllsonburg.ca/annandale

until Sep25 Palmerston Saturdays 9am-12pm Farmers Market www.mintofarmersmarket.ca

until Oct Burlington Wed, Fri and Sat Farmers’ Market www.burlington.ca

until Oct Forest Thursday Evenings 4-8pm www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

until Oct Grand Bend Wednesdays - Farmers’ Market www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

until Oct Komoka Saturdays - Komoka Market 9am-12pm www.komokacommunitymarket.com

until Oct Kincardine Saturdays -Farmers’ Market 10am-12pm www.visitkincardine.ca

until Oct Petrolia Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7:30am-12pm www.town.petrolia.on.ca

until Oct Ridgetown Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-12pm -----

until Oct Tillsonburg Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-12pm -----

ongoing Brantford Fri 9-2 Sat 7-2 Farmers’ Market www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

ongoing Grand Bend North Lambton Quilter’s Guild Show at Heritage Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

ongoing Grand Bend Nnigiiwemin/We are going home exhibit at Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

ongoing London Sat 8-3 Sun 10-2 Farmers’ & Artisan Market www.marketwfd.com

ongoing Stratford The Chocolate Trail - purchase passes www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail

ongoing Stratford Saturday Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.stratfordagriculturalsociety.com

ongoing Simcoe Thurdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-2pm www.localline.ca/simcoefarmersmarket

ongoing Woodstock Saturday Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.woodstockfairgrounds.com

July16-Oct Aylmer Every Fri/Sat 11-2, Farmers’ Market at Elgin Feeds www.elginfeeds.com

Aug3-31 Tillsonburg Tue/Thur Wilde & Wooly Fun for kids at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca/annandale

Aug 4-25 Tillsonburg Wednesdays - Coffee with Curator at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca/annandale

Ag20-Sp11 Windsor WIFF - Windsor International Film Festival www.windsorfilmfestival.com

Ag27-Sp6 London Scavanger Hunt www.eventbrite.ca/e/heritage-scavenger-hunt-registration

july 2021

til 28th Tillsonburg Pioneer Explorers Activity Boxes for kids - Annandale NHS 519-842-2294

5-11 Stratford Springworks Festival - PuppetWorks! www.springworksfestival.ca

8-11 ONLINE ONLINE - TD Sunfest www.sunfest.on.ca

8-25 London Market Experience at 100 Kellog www.100kellogglane.com

9-30 St.Thomas Amazing Race Challenge www.stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

10 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (also July 24, Aug 7 & 21) www.brickyardantiques.com

13 ONLINE LHM Virtual Workshop : Ancestry Library www.lambtonmuseums.ca/heritage

15-17 ONLINE Pride London Festival 2021 www.pridelondon.ca

15-17 Petrolia Sidewalk Sales www.town.petrolia.on.ca

17 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show, 150+ dealers www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Saturday Special Antique Show

Saturda , July y 17

Dealers at this

Special Saturday Show!

am to 4pm • $10 admission

2021 Sunday Market Season (Sundays only): Sunday, June 20

to Sunday, October 31• 8am to 4pm • $5 admisson, rain or shine

1 mile north off 401 exit 299, near G

Guelph • 1-877-763-1077 • www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

17 Alvinston Town Wide Yard Sale

17 Blenheim Town Wide Yard Sale

17 Blenheim Discover Art Blenheim @ FB event - Discover Art Blenheim ‘21

17 Hensall Town Wide Yard Sale

17 London Drive in at Hyland Cinema www.hylandcinema.com

17 Townsend Town Wide Yard Sale

18 Sparta Lavendar and Yoga at Steed and Company www.steedandcompany.com

23 Sparta Wine, Brew and BBQ at Quai du Vin Estate Winery www.quaiduvin.com

23-24 Petrolia Town Wide Yard Sale

23-25 Stratford Town Wide Yard Sale

24 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (also July 10, Aug 7 & 21) www.brickyardsantiques.com

24 Newbury Town Wide Yard Sale

24 Parkhill North Middlesex Farmers’ Market www.northmiddlesex.ca

24 Point Edward Bayview Mackinac Race www.villageofpointedward.com

24 Ridgetown Town Wide Yard Sale

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6-8 Stratford Barge Music www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

6-8 Stratford Town Wide Yard Sale

7 Dutton Night Market at Park 4-9pm duttonnightmarket@gmail.com

7 Selkirk Classic Car Show, Swap Meet & Craft Sale www.cottonwoodmansionmuseum.com

7 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (Also July 10, 24 & Aug 21) www.brickyardantiques.com

BrickYard Antiques G

Outdoor VENdOR Sale

repurposed finds

10 am - SatURDAY, July 10 / July 24 / Aug. 7 / Aug. 21

Info: www.brickyardantiques.com

Mt. Brydges

7 Parkhill North Middlesex Farmers’ Market www.northmiddlesex.ca

7 Princeton Town Wide Yard Sale

13-15 Stratford Stratford Summer Music www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

14 Belmont Pickers Swap Meet Antiques & Nostalgia 519-269-3705

PICKERS SWAP MEET ANTIQUES & NOSTALGIA

Sat., Aug. 14 th

9am to 2pm

• Advertising v ing • Gas & Oil Memorabilia

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• Gas Pumps & Coke Machines • Pedal Cars

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of General era Store Items s&

Antique Toys

15539 Whittaker Rd. • East of Belmont

- Across from

Admission $5

Whittaker Lake Park at Terry Auto Body Collision Centre 519-269-3705

14 Langton Town Wide Yard Sale

14 Petrolia Petrolia Discovery Open for Tours www.town.petrolia.on.ca

14 Petrolia Petrolia Lions Fish Fry www.town.petrolia.on.ca

14 St.George Rockhound Family Day at Robert Hall Originals www.roberthalloriginals.com

14 Thamesford Town Wide Yard Sale

14-15 Forest Western Ontario Steam Threshers Annual Show www.steamthresher.com

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ANNUAL SHOW

AUGUST 14 th & 15 th

at Forest Fairgrounds

DISPLAY OF STEAM ENGINES

ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT • TRACTORS

This year’s show features International Harvester

14-15 Petrolia Canoe Races www.town.petrolia.on.ca

20-22 Stratford Stratford Summer Music www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

21 Mt.Brydges Outdoor Vendor Sale (also July 10 & 24, Aug 7) www.brickyardantiques.com

21 Parkhill North Middlesex Farmers’ Market www.northmiddlesex.ca

21 Petrolia Super Saturday Shopping Event www.town.petrolia.on.ca

21 Scotland Town Wide Yard Sale

27-29 London Airshow London www.airshowlondon.com

27-29 Stratford Stratford Summer Music www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

27-Sep 6 London Heritage Scavenger Hunt www.archaeologymuseum.ca

27 Arthur Town Wide Yard Sale

28-29 Burlington Burlington Centre Mall hosts Sound of Music www.soundofmusic.ca

SEPTEMBER 2021

3-26 Grand Bend Paint Ontario at Lambton Heritage Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

4 Kingsville Fire Fest Celebration www.kingsville.ca/firefest

4 Parkhill North Middlesex Farmers’ Market www.northmiddlesex.ca

6 Burlington Drive thru Ribfest 10-7 at Burlington Centre www.canadaslargestribfest.com

11 Bright’s Grove Art in the Park www.artintheparksarnia.com

11 Burford Town Wide Yard Sale

11-12 Grand Bend Grand Bend Studio and area studio tour www.grandbendstudiotour.com

18 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

18 Parkhill North Middlesex Farmers’ Market www.northmiddlesex.ca

18 Petrolia Hillsdale Cemetery Tour, 12-4 pm, Tickets $20 welsh_liz@hotmail.com

24 Petrolia Shop like Charlotte www.town.petrolia.on.ca

25 Petrolia Artists Day & Tours at Petrolia Discovery www.visitpetrolia.ca

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