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This issue has Sections

in Southwestern Ontario

1

SPRING 2022 • Vol. 28, Issue 1

Cost: PRICELESS...

FREE - Like the 85+ Town Wide

Yard Sales on pages 49-51

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“Paul’s Food Bar”

by Richard Hodges

Shop Local

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

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Our bottom borders for this issue were sent in by Janet Shrumm and consist of...

SPRING 2022


New Quilt-Along called

Springtime Romance”

beginning April 15 on Facebook!

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Do a job you love and you’ll never work a day.

Whoever said that print is dead must

not have been talking about Daytripping.

Last year’s Covid-stricken spring issue

was 52 pages while this one is right back

to the 76 pages it was in 2019 and 2013

and 2009. I don’t think we’ve put out a

larger issue since 2006 and it was a real

workout… kind of caught us by surprise

to be honest. But if you noticed that it

came out in mid-April, later than normal,

that’s not the reason why.

We’ve switched from five issues to

three issues this year, with the next issue

coming out at the start of July and the third

somewhere in the middle of September.

One of the interesting footnotes about

this decision is the condolences we’ve

received. It hadn’t occurred to me that

people might think that Daytripping had

fallen on hard times and couldn’t publish

as frequently. We’re happy to report that

this is not the case at all. In 2020, after

25 years of publishing the “Biggest Little

Paper in Canada” we were forced, or I

was forced, to finally slow down because

of you-know-what. Well... it wasn’t the

worst thing in the world, and we decided

to try for a bit more time off going

forward (still waiting for that to happen

though). I don’t know if we’ll ever stop

publishing Daytripping, and it looks like

our customers are happy to keep it going

so print is alive and well in some cases.

This issue is back to three sections

and is chock-full of great shops and stops

to explore and a long list of events for the

first time in some time, including Town

Wide Yard Sales. I can’t wait for them!

There are also a lot of new shops that

have opened up (see page 67) and a new

look for our SW Ontario Antique Tour

that has all the antique shops together in

one pullout section (pages 63-66).

The size of this issue really did catch

us off guard and was a challenge so I

have to thank my amazing staff. We’ve

been working nonstop in the final days

to pull it all together. I also need to give

a special shout out to Laurie Dunlop and

Carrie Ann Timm who have both worked

with Daytripping for over 25 years now.

Laurie’s silver anniversary actually arrived

last year at a time when we couldn’t get

together, couldn’t go for dinner, couldn’t

have a staff party, and weren’t even

supposed to be in the same room.

New Shopify Website

for On line Shopping

Quiltingconfections.com

3393 County Rd. 42 • WINDSOR (Across from Windsor Airport)

519-250-8888 OPEN: Mon. to Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4

in Southwestern Ontario

I had looked forward to that day for

years and when it finally came around

I did almost nothing. In some senses

there’s almost nothing that I could do, but

I was also just in a funk after a full year

of keeping it together pretty well during

a pandemic and then going back into

lockdown. In 1996, Laurie mentioned that

she was closing down her flower shop.

When I asked what she was planning to

do with her time she said she’d probably

go back into advertising sales. Well I just

happened to be in dire need of someone

with that talent and she’s one of the best

in the business. It’s been 26 years now of

great friendship and honest council.

Carrie Ann Timm started one year

later with limited experience and now

she pretty much runs this place. I often

refer to her as my right hand… I don’t

know what I would do without her. She

catches almost every mistake and isn’t

afraid to tell me about them. If there are

politically incorrect, questionable fillers

that you don’t see anymore or as often

in Daytripping, that’s Carrie Ann telling

this 50-something male what is and isn’t

wise to print in 2022. She is tireless,

patient, intelligent and honest, and she

may have started as an intern but is now

the associate publisher.

They get the special shout out this

time but our whole team has worked

incredibly hard and I owe a big thank

you to Carla Mejia, Rhonda Long, Angela

Lyon and Carla MacGregor, not to

mention my patient wife and kids. The

fact that my staff have stuck with me for

this long assures me that I must be doing

something right.

As spring arrives, events come back,

shops remain open and things normalize

please remember these two things:

• Shopping locally and supporting

small business saved this province and

this country. You did this! You don’t have

to stop doing it.

• Stay overnight in Southwestern

Ontario ‘especially’ if you live here. You’ll

love it and you’ll want to do it again.

Thank you so much for picking up

the magazine and for cheering on the

Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup.

Mark Moran, Publisher

P.S. I know, I know… It’s actually

prayers that the Leafs need.

Spring 2022

This issue is dedicated to Kristin Legault-Donkers

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........13-16

“Where You Should Eat” List.............................8

Tourism Contact Information..........................15

2022 Photo Contest...........................................4

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List....49,50,51

SW Ontario Antique Tour........................... 63-66

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

Recipes........................................................21,45

Corkscrews & Craft Brews...........................75,76

1)

2)

3)

On The Covers

“Paul’s Food Bar” by Richard Hodges

Stonepicker Brewing Company, Forest

The Walters Family Music Venue, Bright

Your Contributors

Richard Hodges, Kristin Legault-Donkers, John Gardiner,

Joan Richardson, Tina Trivett, Barbara Fullerton, Joanne

vanDam, Fred Parry, Susan Iedema, Lois Bertram,

Robert T. Baxter, Frances Botham, Jeanette Paddon, Lisa

& Graeme, Trevor Trower, Helen Lammers-Helps, Liz

Underhill, Vivienne Mathers, Randy Goudeseune, C.W.

Tiffin, Pat Wintemute, Vicki Hornick, Esther Meerschaut,

Janet Shrumm, J.J. Franscissen, LouAnn Geauvreau-Karry,

Spokeshave, Eileen Cade-Edwards, Christine Tizzard, Ruth

Sharon, Dave Steadman, Paul Schneider, Jim Ryan, Debbie

McCormick, Dave McClure, John & Nancy Van Geel, Dorothy

Debruin, Rick Wismer, Louis Vandermark, Brad Hamilton,

Barbara Perrin, that persnickety, elusive unknown author,

numerous graphic designers and printing firms, and the

outstanding Daytripping office, sales and delivery staff have

been instrumental in helping us create this issue. Printed

with pride by the good people (Chris, Peter, Julli, Devin and

so many more) at Huron Web, Wyoming, Ontario, Canada.

Your Tour Guides

Mark Moran ....................................... Publisher, Advertising Sales

Carrie Ann Timm ............................................ Associate Publisher

Laurie Dunlop ..................................................... Advertising Sales

Rhonda Long .............................. Advertising Sales & Social Media

Carla Mejia..............................................................Graphic Design

Angela Lyon............................................. Editing & Graphic Design

Ben & Dylan Moran ......................Design, Research & Distribution

P.O. BOX 430 • BRIGHTS GROVE, ON • NON 1C0

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info@daytripping.ca • www.daytripping.ca

Over 13,000

people

YOU Should

Too!

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DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE

BF = See our Buy Fresh Pages

CC = Craft Brews & Corkscrews Pages

Aberfoyle 66

Alvinston

27,BF,CC

Amherstburg 5

Andy’s Corners 69

Arva

46, BF

Aylmer

55,61,62,BF

Baden 42

Bayfield

BF,CC

Blenheim

17, BF

Blyth

CC

Bothwell

21,BF

Brantford

65,73,BF

Bright 28

Brights Grove 23

Cainsville 65

Caledonia 74

Cambridge 64

Camlachie 30

Cayuga 69

Chatham 14,15,63,BF,CC

Clifford 36

Clinton 43

Copenhagen 67

Dashwood

BF,CC

Delaware 64

Delhi

64,BF,CC

Dresden 20,63

Dutton

BF

Embro 71

Essex 5,11

Forest

30,BF,CC

Freelton 66

Goderich 33

Gorrie 35

Grand Bend 32,64,BF,CC

Hamilton 74

Harriston 36

Harrow 7,11

Hensall

45,BF

Ilderton

BF

Ingersoll 71

Iona 63

Kent Bridge 18

Kettle & Stony Point FN 29

Kincardine

33,BF

Kingsville 9,10,11

Kintore 64

Komoka

BF

La Salette

CC

Lambton Shores 30,31,32,BF

Leamington

12,63,BF

Listowel 35

Londesborough 44

London 46,47,48,63,BF

Melbourne

BF

Millbank

38,BF

Minto 36

Mooretown 21

Mount Brydges 46

New Hamburg

42,BF

New Sarum 61

Norwich 71

Oil Springs 27

Palmyra 19

Paris 72

Petrolia 1,24,25,BF,CC

Plympton-Wyoming 27,CC

Point Edward 22

Port Burwell 55,67

Port Franks 31

Port Rowan 64,69

Port Stanley 55,56,57,BF

Princeton 71

Putnam

BF

Reeces Corners

BF

Ridgetown

BF

Rodney 54

Ruthven 10

St. George 74

St. Jacobs 37,65

St. Marys 42,52

St. Thomas 55,58,59,BF,CC

St. Williams 69

Sarnia

23,63,76,CC

Scotland

BF

Seaforth 44

Shakespeare

42,BF

Shedden 54

Simcoe

BF,CC

Sombra 21

Sparta 55,60

Stratford

CC

Strathroy 46

Talbotville

BF

Tavistock 42

Thamesville

21,63,BF

Thedford

31,CC

Tillsonburg

64,68,BF

Tiverton 34

Union

55,BF

Vanessa 64

Vittoria

69,BF

Wallaceburg 21

Wallacetown 54

Waterford 64,65

Waterloo 37,42,65

West Lorne

54,CC

Windham Centre 65

Windsor 2,3,5,76

Woodstock

70,71,BF

Wyoming

26,27,BF

Zurich

45,BF,CC

SPRING 2022 ... Helpful Hints that her mom Hilda passed on to her. See article on Page 19.

Page 3


The

Daytripper

(and your camera) Everywhere!

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

2022 Categories

may include:

• MOST CREATIVE

• Photo of the Year

• Cutest/Funniest

• At a Daytripping

Advertiser

• Greatest Distance

• Group Photo

• Most Adventurous

• Most Daytrippingish

Gene Reaume took this photo of his wife Jean and Pebbles (our

dog), Molson the moose, and beach junk man reading the

Daytripper at Inverhuron Provincial Park.

Win for Charity

Your photo is eligible for

great prizes when we print

it, and you also win $25.00

for the charity

of your choice!

You can specify the charity

of your choice when entering.

Gord Rose of Woodstock, building a sand sculpture

on the beach in Port Elgin during a July vacation.

Photo by Shelley Rose.

Daytripping’s Charity of Choice

for this issue is:

Huron Women’s Shelter

In Memory of Sandy Garnet

Enter the 2022

Photo

Contest!

Be

Original!

Photo by

Jim Humphrey

Win

Great

Prizes!

Send to: DAYTRIPPING, BOX 430, BRIGHTS GROVE, ON N0N 1C0 Email: info@daytripping.ca

Daytripping will donate $25 to the charity of your choice (or one of our choice if one isn’t chosen) upon publication of each photo. Every entry we

publish throughout the year is also entered into the annual contest for a chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors! Photos must be

mailed or emailed (minimum 200 dpi) and cannot be returned. Digital photos are preferred. You may enter as many photos as you wish. Be sure

to include the photographer’s name, mailing address and phone number. Contest void where prohibited. 2022 prize winners will be announced

in the Fall-Winter 2022-23 issue. Entries for the 2022 contest will be accepted until June 1st 2022 but photos received after that date, and

unpublished photos, are eligible for future contests. The contest never really ends. For more information call 1-800-667-0337.

*To be eligible, a cover of Daytripping must appear in every photo entry.

Thanks to

Our Generous

Partners!

Yvonne Vanderbeld, of Sarnia sent a photo of Bill Yates holding his

Daytripper from the comforts of the beach bar looking out across

the beach and the Pacific Ocean in Huatulco. Charity of Choice:

Imperial Theatre in Sarnia Capital Improvement Projects.

Kingsville Beer Cheer Package

Photo of the Year Winner Grand Prize

Jack’s Gastropub,

Kingsville

Disncve Inns

of Kingsville

Banded Goose

Brewing Co., Kingsville

Pinecro, Aylmer

Janet Kelch, Sarnia went on a “Schurch” Heritage

Name Tour in Switzerland. Behind Janet is the famous

Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge), a long wooden covered

bridge originally built in 1333.

Janice Smith, Wallaceburg and four other Dinner

Divas daytripped to Elgin County stopping at Steed &

Co. Lavender Farm in Sparta, as well as Sparta Country

Candles, Howe Family Farm Market and Pinecroft.

Millbank

Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

John M. Hall Linens, Paris

Berry Hill, St. Thomas

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

Page 4

(Hilda’s Hints) Finish everything on your plate. There are starving children in Peru.

SPRING 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

As usual, this magazine starts in WINDSOR-ESSEX & AMHERSTBURG...

Amherstburg

Jane’s Walk May 6 & 7

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration May 20-22

Open Air Weekend Concerts & More May 20-October 2

Amherstburg Farmers Market May to October

Ribs and Ragtime June 11

www.visitamherstburg.ca for full details

www.visitamherstburg.ca

Follow Visit Amherstburg

Rose Cottage

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Great Sewing,

Quilting

& Embroidery

Products!

• Classes • Longarm Services

• Hundreds of fabrics to choose from

Conveniently Located

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Premium Outlets

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1555 Talbot Rd., LaSalle (Windsor) • 519-730-1172

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PLENTY OF PARKING!

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SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) Haste makes waste.

Page 5


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

...and then wander from town to town, to unique shops and stops in SW Ontario

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Crafty Candles

Where quality never

goes out of style!

Free shipping Canada-wide

on website orders $35 or more.

Wholesale Orders Welcome.

54 Talbot St N., Essex • 519.776.8585

www.craftycandles.ca

Historic Essex Railway Station

87 Staon St

ESSEX

519-776-9800

Operated by

Heritage Essex Inc.

www.essexrailwaystation.com

Fashions designed

for your curves

...Plus Purses, Scarves

AND... We now carry Sleepwear.

FEATURING...

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!

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• Microwavable Heat & Serve Meals made in store

Authorized THAEGER DEALER - Wood Pellet Grills & Smokers

Bring a Cooler,

Authorized CHILLY MOOSE DEALER - Coolers & Drinkware

or Buy One Here!

24 TALBOT ST. N., ESSEX • 519-776-7541 • SCHINKELS.COM

ESG

glass art

ESSEX STAINED GLASS

519-776-4577 www.essexstainedglass.com

• CLOTHES • JEWELLERY

• SWEATERS • TOYS

• LEATHER GOODS

• BRITISH FOODS

• HOUSEWARES

Blimeys.ca

71 Talbot St. N., Essex

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glass fusing • mosaics • custom orders • supplies • classes • decor • jewellery

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SCOTTISH

A bird in the hand is worth

ten fleein.’

Better bend than break.

The cure may be worse

than the disease.

A good tale never tires

in the telling.

He goes long barefoot that waits for dead men’s shoes.

Ale sellers shouldna’ be tale tellers.

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.

A light purse makes a heavy heart.

Money is flat and was meant to be piled up.

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Never marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.

He’s the slave of all slaves who serves none but himself.

Page 6

(Hilda’s Hints) Two wrongs don’t make a right.

SPRING 2022


Now we’re in HARROW & ESSEX, but you can start wherever you like of course

Stuff

By Esther Meerschaut, Harrow

My house is full of stuff.

I have stuff everywhere: in my kitchen,

my bathroom, and my bedroom. I have

stuff in my cupboards, in my closets, in

my drawers, my attic, my basement,

and in my garage. In those places I have

stuff for wearing, for cooking with, to

garden with, clean with, as well as stuff

for my health like medication and stuff I

really need like clothes, both for wearing

in the house and outside.

I have stuff to clean myself, to make

my hair and skin look better, to make

me look younger and healthier, and to

make me smell better. I have stuff to

hold me in, and stuff to fill me out. I

have stuff to read, stuff to play with, and

stuff to entertain me. I stuff my kitchen

with all kinds of food stuff.

My life is filled with good stuff, bad

stuff, little stuff, big stuff, useful stuff,

junky stuff, and sometimes other

people’s stuff that they have given to

me or that I have bought, often when I

didn’t need it at all.

I spend a lot of time dealing with my

stuff, moving it around and sorting it.

I separate my bad stuff from my good

stuff. The really bad stuff goes into the

trash. I stuff that stuff into bags and let

the garbage truck take it to the dump

where it will join all the stuff that other

people have tossed out.

Other not-so-bad stuff I leave at the

end of the driveway for someone to take

home.

My good stuff is destined for other

places. What I don’t want, I give to

someone who wants more stuff. Some

of it goes to the second-hand store

where I hope someone will add it to

their stuff.

Most of my good stuff, I keep. I put

it somewhere in my house where the

place isn’t too crowded already and

there is room for more stuff. Next time I

do a deep cleaning, I will decide if any of

that good stuff is bad enough or useless

enough to dispose of. At that time, I will

decide whether to put it back where it

was or put it somewhere else. Perhaps

I’ll give it away.

Whenever my daughter comes to stay

for a while, she always brings her stuff

and I have to move my stuff to make

room for her stuff.

And when I visit her, she always

moves her stuff so that I will have room

for my stuff. She empties her drawers

so that I will have room there for what

I brought with me. Together the room

has her stuff and my stuff. It would be

so much easier for me to use her stuff

when I’m there and leave my stuff at

home with all my other stuff.

Last month, I decided to use my

empty guest bedroom closet to store

all my stuff that was too good to throw

away but stuff I might be sorry to lose if

I threw it out.

When I no longer need my stuff, my

daughter will decide what she wants to

keep and what she wants to throw out.

Of course, she will want only the really

good stuff and none of the bad stuff

unless she wants stuff simply because

it reminds her of me or her childhood

years.

At the end of my life, no matter how

much I love all my stuff, I’m going to

have to leave it behind because I know

that I can’t take it with me.

MON-WED 1-5

THURS-SAT 9-5

CLOSED

SUNDAYS

WHERE EVERY PURCHASE

IS A GIFT TO

THE COMMUNITY.

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Sorry, no public

washrooms available.

71 KING STREET WEST, HARROW I 519-738-6202

Things Moms

Never Say

• "How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?

• "Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too."

• "Just leave all the lights on... it makes the house look more cheery."

• "Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, it's good for another week."

• "Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to feed and walk

him every day."

• "Well, if Timmy's mom says it's okay, that's good enough for me."

• "The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running

a prison around here."

• "I don't have a tissue with me... just use your sleeve."

• "Don't bother wearing a jacket. The wind chill is bound to improve."

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• One-of-a-kind nd

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• Women’s Apparel & Accessories • Baby

• Home & Garden Decor

• Bath & Body Products & More!

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SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) Make sure you can wear a white wedding dress.

Page 7


The

Southwestern

SHOP

Daytripper

Restaurants,Tearooms,

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome Cafés

TOWN NAME

LOCAL

Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

counterortw

or Where You Should Eat

Every y restaurant on this list is here for a reason. The locaon locaon may y be scenic or historic, , the food may y 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.

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

3710 Hwy #59 (north of Langton) 519-875-2631

50’s inspired drive-in serving old fashioned flavours since the

1940’s. Eat-in or take-out. www.andysdrivein.com

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Pao. Lunch daily 11-3.

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, pao.

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

Canadian Transportaon Museum & Heritage Village

6155 Arner Townline 519-776-6909

Beauful, retro 50’s themed Diner. Good food, great environment,

licensed, outdoor pao. Informaon at www.ctmhv.com

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.

Meawas Staon Italian Mediterranean Grill

169 Lansdowne Avenue 519-733-2459

Casual fine dining in Kingsville’s historic train staon.

Pao alongside the Greenway Trail. www.meawasstaon.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

24 Main St. W. www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

A purveyor of fine, locally sourced Canadian food, cra beers

& spirits. Casual dining & pao in Kingsville's dining district.

LEAMINGTON

Freddy's Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant 519-325-1257

655 Point Pelee Drive www.freddys.ca

A landmark for over 30 years. Signature meals, burgers, perch,

Lebanese speciales, ice cream counter & more. Open Daily.

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. 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. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. Pao. Take out. LLBO

Links to these establishments on our website...

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. 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.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

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

w.Daytripping.ca

Playing cards were invented in

ancient China, as early as the 9th

century.

Playing cards first entered Europe

in the late 14th century, probably from

Egypt. The suits were very similar to

the present day Tarot: Swords, Staves,

Disks and Pentacles. Tarot is used for

Cartomancy. The word Cartomancy,

or fortune telling, is derived from the

same root as in Cartography… or map

making.

Popular legend holds that the

composition of a deck of cards has

religious, mystical, or astrological

significance.

Each suit of cards represents the

13 lunar months of the year. Since

the Sidereal lunar month may be

approximated to 28 days, each suit

is equal to 364 days of the year. The

365th day falls on October 31st.

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Similarly, the whole deck of the 52

cards represents the 52 weeks of the

year, therefore the whole deck also

equals 364 days.

The Ace is symbolically

“Alpha and Omega”

or “the Beginning

and the End.”

The Ace of

Spades is known as

“The Death Card.”

It is considered a

trump card because

Death comes for us

all… without escape,

even for kings.

King James I of England

implemented the Stamp Act

(1765), requiring all decks of cards to

bear the manufacturer’s logo on the

Ace of Spades as proof of payment of

a local tax on their manufacture. Until

August 4, 1960, decks of cards printed

and sold in the UK continued to be

liable for taxable duty.

It was usual for Kings to always be

the highest card in their

suit, however, in a

German pack

from the 1440’s,

Queens replace

Kings in two of the

suits as the highest

card.

The King of

Hearts image has a

sword behind his head

and he appears to be

stabbing himself, which

leads to the nickname,

“The Suicide King.”

In the late 14th century (1385),

the lowest card, the Ace, became the

highest card, as the peasantry revolted

It’s All In The Cards

(Hilda’s Hints) Try to see the good in others.

against royal domineering hierarchy.

During the French Revolution,

the traditional design of Kings,

Queens, and Jacks become Liberties,

Equalities and Fraternities. The radical

French government of 1793/94 saw

themselves as toppling the old regime

and, ‘a good revolutionary would not

play with Kings or Queens.’ So, with

the ideals of the revolution at hand,

there was again a resurgence of card

games being played “Ace high,” as a

symbol of lower classes rising above

royalty. This continued until Napoleon

came to power.

There are theories about whom

the court cards represent but it is

theorized to be: King of Hearts -

Charlemagne; King of Diamonds

- Julius Caesar; King of Clubs -

Alexander the Great; King of Spades

- the Biblical King David.

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Daytripping in Kingsville

Whether you live in or near Kingsville,

or are a visitor or tourist, the vibrant

town hits all the right notes. The

municipality of Kingsville is made up of

the charming town of Kingsville itself,

but also boasts two quaint villages,

Ruthven and Cottam.

The town is situated on the north

shore of Lake Erie and depending on

bragging rights, it is the most southerly

municipality in Canada. During the

19th century the area was referred to as

“Canada’s Paradise Garden.”

The town and environs live up to

Jack’s Gastropub Photo Credit: Ontario’s Southwest

that rather lofty description with

bountiful offerings from a myriad of

roadside fruit and vegetable stands

to full blown gourmet markets on

the highways and byways. Specialty

shops are scattered throughout

the town and municipality, along

with wineries, breweries, parks,

museums, conservation areas, a

renowned golf course, and most

famously—the home of Jack Miner,

the father of conservation.

This summer, Kingsville is again

hosting “Open Streets” on Saturday

evenings between July

2 and September 3. A

portion of the downtown

is closed to traffic so that

locals and tourists alike

can wander the streets

freely partaking in open

cafes and businesses.

A fantastic lineup of

events is being planned

for Open Streets and

around the town by the

Kingsville Folk Society.

Sights, Sounds, Shopping, and Sipping…

By LouAnn Geauvreau-Karry, Kingsville

Carnegie Gallery & Visitor Centre

The town’s restaurants provide a

world of flavours - from Mediterranean

to Mexican, steakhouses to the best

hamburgers around, Asian and

European cuisine,

as well as barbeque

food, pizza, and

wraps… you name

it, we have it. There

is an extensive wine

route which takes you

throught the heart of

the municipality to

close by neighbours

who are merely

minutes away by car.

Taproom, m i

l Retail, Takeout

& Patio Dining!

ing!

Serving

Brewing Small

Batch Beers,

Locally Sourced

& Inspired

since 2013!

shareable small

plates from our

social dining menu.

15 MAIN ST. EAST, KINGSVILLE

519.733.9700

Order Online: bandedgoosebrewing.com

Planning an event?

Many groups ask

for extra copies

for their guests.

Call 1-800-667-0337

for extra Daytrippers!

Kathleen

Edwards

Go to Website for Tickets!

August 12-14

3 Days, 4 Stages,

Over 20

Performers

The Greenway Jam

(previously the Kingsville

Folk Music Festival)

Various venues along

the Chrysler Greenway Trail

in Kingsville

Steven

Page

Open Streets

Downtown Kingsville

Free Concerts Saturdays in

July & August I 6pm - 10pm

Kingsville

Music Society

Rhythm of the World

Music Concerts

at Pelee Island Winery I $10 I Noon - 4pm

Sun., May 29: OKAN

Sun., June 12: QuiQue Escamilla

Touring Troubadours

Mettawas Park Gazebo, Park Street

Free Concerts Thursdays in

July & August I 7pm - 9pm

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Rthve Nursery

Garden Centre & Seasonal Gifts

Monday to Friday 9am to5:30pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm • Sunday 11am to 4pm

RUTHVEN (Corner Hwy. 34 & County Rd. 45) 519-326-4019

They say

good

things

Best of the Best!

Each year, Tourism Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island

celebrates ‘the BEST OF’ local businesses and showcases

the region’s favourite place to eat, things to do, places to

go, stores to shop & must-sees. The winners are selected

by the residents, who know their region beer than anyone.

We can’t tell you about all of 40 plus

categories. Here are a few noteables

but the runner-ups are awesome as well.

Best Beach

Point Pelee North West Shore

Best Live Performance Venue

Caesars Windsor

Best Aracon - Family Friendly

Colasan’s Tropical Gardens

Best Ice Cream Parlour

Dairy Freez, Essex

Best Golf Course

Kingsville Golf & Country Club

Best Park or Garden

King’s Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg

BEST

shopping district

Kingsville Downtown

BIA District

Online Reservations & Take Out Orders

jacksgastropub.com

The Main

Grill and Ale House

519-733-8600

themaingrillandalehouse.com

Online Reservations & Take Out Orders

mettawasstation.com

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BEST

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John R Park Homestead

Best Unique Stay

The Grove Hotel, Kingsville

Best Tour Experience

Windsor Eats, Windsor

Best Bakery or Baked Goods

Lile House of Cupcakes, Essex

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Best Trail

Ganatchio Trail, Windsor-Tecumseh

Best Bouque

Cindy’s Home & Garden, Kingsville

Best Bed & Breakfast

Walnut Grove B&B, Harrow

Three distinctive

properties BEST

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Gastropub

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suggested

making reservations.

Be sure you make the drive to Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island

to 519-733-5070 experience some I distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

the best Ontario has to offer.

www.bestofwindsoressex.ca

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go, stores to shop & must-sees. The winners are selected

by the residents, who know their region beer than anyone.

We can’t tell you about all of 40 plus

categories. Here are a few noteables

but the runner-ups are awesome as well.

Best Beach

Point Pelee North West Shore

Best Live Performance Venue

Caesars Windsor

Best Aracon - Family Friendly

Colasan’s Tropical Gardens

Best Ice Cream Parlour

Dairy Freez, Essex

Best Golf Course

Kingsville Golf & Country Club

Best Park or Garden

King’s Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

BEST

shopping district

Kingsville Downtown

BIA District

BEST

historical Open Tuesday-Saturday

attraction

John R Park Homestead

970 Heritage Road

Kingsville • 519-733-0303

Best Unique Stay

The Grove Hotel, Kingsville

Best Tour Experience

Windsor Eats, Windsor

Best Bakery or Baked Goods

Lile House of Cupcakes, Essex

BEST

Best Arsan PATIOor Maker

Michaeil Difazio, Reclaim Arstry

Best Campground or Coage

Leisure Lake RV Resort

...and there are many more.

Best Trail

Take a Scenic Drive to find

Ganatchio Trail, Windsor-Tecumseh

FRESH HOME BAKED GOODS

No Preservatives Best Bouque

or Food Colouring

Cindy’s Home & Garden, Kingsville

• Pies made from Local Fruit

• Tarts • Best Jumbo Bed Cookies & Breakfast

• Specialty Walnut Breads Grove B&B, Harrow

• Coffee & Doughnuts

• Meat Pies - tourtiere/chicken/beef

BEST

burger joint

Jack’s Gastropub

You’ll love our 50’s Diner too!

519-776-6909 www.ctmhv.com

Thursday-Sunday 10-4 after May 1st

We’ve Moved!

Reopening at...

18 Main St. E. • Kingsville

with Attic Treasures

Two of your favourite

shoppes at one location!

• Fun, curated vintage

• Boho • Handcrafted decor & gifts

• Art by Susan Dupont Baptista

• Noelzinia clothing brand

• Plus... Visit our new papery! p

519-965-3647

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to experience some of the best Ontario has to offer.

www.bestofwindsoressex.ca

#bestofwindsoressex

Kingsvill

in Fashion!

Many fashion stores to browse

are one more reason to visit.

Ladies’ Fashions!

Open Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday

19C Division St. South, Kingsville

Across the street from Jack’s Gastropub

Like Us on Facebook!

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FASHIONS FOR MEN & WOMEN

8 Main St. W., Kingsville • 519-733-TOWN (8696)

Shop online or in-store! www.towneemporium.ca

SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) Turn the other cheek.

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So now we’ve made it to KINGSVILLE & LEAMINGTON, and we have miles to go.

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• Absolute best price in Canada. Guaranteed.

• Expert team to help you select the right binoculars or scope.

• Binoculars & Spotting Scopes for every price range.

• Options from the top brands including Swarovski, Leica,

Zeiss, Kowa, Kite, Vortex, Nikon, Bushnell & Celestron.

• Wide range of Binoculars available to rent.

A great way to enjoy the outdoors or try before you buy!

• Ask about our private & group guided bird tours.

Locatio

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Location

At The Marsh Boardwalk inside

of Point Pelee National Park.

Offering an Unique Gift Shop

Experience, Binocular, Bicycle,

Kayak & Canoe Rentals,

ice cream & beverages.

www.PeleeWings.ca

Paddle Sports...

• Over 100 Models available for purchase.

• Large Rental Fleet at our main location or our

location inside of Point Pelee National Park.

• Repairs, Sales, Rentals & Training.

Gift Shop...

• Two locations to serve you!

• Great selection of nature themed shirts,

jewelry, decorations, gifts, clothing & toys.

• Large selection of field guides & nature

themed books for kids & adults.

• Bird Feeders for all species.

636 Point Pelee Dr., LEAMINGTON • On Lake Erie, 2 km from the Point Pelee e National al

Park gate • info@peleewings.ca ewin

• 519-326-5193

SIGNS FROM GOD

These were found on signs outside of churches.

THOU SHALL NOT STEAL THE COPPER

FROM THE AC UNIT

From

Hello Daytripping,

Our Readers

After my wife and I picked up the 25th anniversary issue of the Daytripper

and read through the history article, we were remembering the many times

we utilized the paper. We used it to guide us to interesting destinations for

vacations and weekends. We almost never ventured out without referring to

it. Originally living directly in the golden horseshoe area we have recently

retired and moved to the Oxford county area. Mostly because we love the

area but also to be more central to the various events and destinations. We

kept various copies, and excerpts, over the years because the calendars or

articles held information that we repeatedly use. We’ve been utilizing it for

most of the papers printing history. It is still our “Go To” paper if we are

planning an outing. Keep up the good work and thank you.

Lisa and Graeme, Norwich

The Greenhouse Capital

By C. W. Tiffin, Chatham

One year in our retirement lives,

my wife and I decided to move to an

apartment in the city of Leamington. We

probably would have stayed longer had it

not been for the fact that we were away

from family and friends. We eventually

decided that we were not yet ready for

apartment living and would like to live

once again in a home of our own back

in Chatham. There were many things I

would miss in Leamington. As you know

though, it’s hard to have it all.

For anyone who has never been to

Leamington or Kingsville, especially if

you are into Daytripping, it really is a

good destination. The thing is, these are

two places you don’t just pass by—you

have to drive right to them. However, they

are well worth the trip whether you are

going for the day or wish to stay longer

in one of the B&Bs

or inns. The drive

along Hwy. #3 to

Leamington from

the east is always

refreshing as you

catch glimpses of

Lake Erie and pass

rolling farmland

and food stalls by

the roadside, selling

Pelee Island

Winery

both home grown as well as greenhouse

tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, onions and

whatever else is in season.

I am listing some of those sights, as I

remember them. First of course would

be Point Pelee National Park, where

birdwatchers flock to both in the spring

and fall of each year to view the migration

of thousands of our feathered friends.

The park also features an excellent

sandy beach great for sunbathing and

swimming in Lake Erie. It also has a

unique boardwalk which meanders for at

least a half mile through the reed marsh

near the entrance to the park.

We lived on the ninth floor of the

“Towers” with a balcony from which had

a panoramic view overlooking the marina

for the Lake Erie boaters, and a splendid

view of the adjacent park where many

wedding pictures were taken. We could

see the yachts and other large boats,

mostly Americans from Ohio who pretty

well had the marina rented out throughout

the summer months, and they would sail

in from across the lake to tie up. We also

had a view of the dock, where the ferry

boat docked that picked up passengers as

well as cars, trucks, bicycles and people,

some with tents heading over to Pelee

Island either for the day, or longer. My

wife and I made the trip one day and

had a great time sampling wine at the

Pelee Island Winery Pavillion, which also

served meals as well as selling steaks for

those inclined to self-cook and dine on

the wineries barbeques and picnic tables.

The boat trip alone was well worth the

modest price. Pelee Island Winery also

has it’s main location in Kingsville.

There are three

golf courses in the

area. An excellent

nine-hole course

near Wheatley, a

very good eighteenhole

course at

Leamington, and

probably one of

the best courses

anywhere in

Southwestern Ontario at Kingsville Golf

& Country Club. So, if you are an avid

golfer, throw your clubs in the car before

you leave home, and of course, call

ahead for a tee time. Kingsville is also

the home of Jack Miner. Every spring and

fall thousands of wild geese stop there on

their migration flights.

Remember to bring a cooler so that

you can take home some of ther bounty

from Essex County.

Publisher’s note: Claude had originally

mentioned visiting the village of Wheatley

where fresh fish can be bought at the

local fisheries. The downtown may not

be accessible due to a natural gas issue

but the fisheries he refers to are south of

town in a very unique part of the region -

it’s a great area to drive and explore.

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(Hilda’s Hints) Blood is thicker than water.

SPRING 2022


- 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”

#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC T O R Y

Visit us at...

Four Page

Pullout

Secon!

Remember, that all of our customers, events,

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

Amherstburg Tourism 519-730-1309

www.visitamherstburg.ca

Gibson Gallery 519-736-2826

www.gibsonartgallery.com

Wolfhead Distillery 519-726-1111

www.drinkwolfhead.com

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers Market 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.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

Bayfield Berry Farm 519-482-1666

www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

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

Delhaven Orchards 519-676-4475

www.delhaven.com

Town of Blenheim

www.townofblenheim.com

BLYTH L-6

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

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Old World Marketplace 905-407-6566

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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

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BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

Grand River Cruises 519-765-4107

www.grandrivercruises.ca

CAMBRIDGE R-9

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

Lake Life 519-328-2217

www.lakelifestudio.com

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

The Glasshouse Nursery/Garden Centre 519-352-1127

www.glasshousenursery.ca

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

CLIFFORD O-4

Rooster’s Perch Antiques 519-327-4550

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

Cinnamon Cabin Mennonite Furniture 226-457-0575

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

Clinton BIA 519-606-1234

www.cchbia.ca

Kildonan House B&B 519-482-1163

www.kildonanhouse.com

Made In Huron 519-482-1445

www.madeinhuron.ca

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

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

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Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

Wholesome Pickins Market & Bakery 519-582-1114

www.wholesomepickins.ca

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

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 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Crafty Candles 519-776-8585

www.craftycandles.ca

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

Schinkels’ Meat Market 519-776-7541

www.schinkels.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

GORRIE N-5

Top Notch Furniture 519-335-3213

www.topnotchfurniture.com

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

Culinary Poet 519-619-1919

www.theculinarypoet.ca

River Line Nature Co. 519-524-4272

www.feedthebirds.ca

Downtown Goderich BIA 519-440-4871

www.goderichbia.ca

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Green Bucks Seasonal Store

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Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

The Garden Gate & Florals 519-238-1701

www.thegardengate.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Acheson Pharmacy 519-338-3230

www.achesonpharmacy.com

Alpaca Time 519-327-4566

www.alpacatime.ca

Beyond The Rock 519-338-5008

www.shopbeyondtherock.ca

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

Escape the Old Post 519-510-2222

www.escapetheoldpost.ca

Unique Fashions Boutique ‘n Treasures 519-901-0220

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HARROW B-20

Full Circle Thrift Shoppe 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

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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

Ferguson Apiaries 519-236-4979

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

K & A Quilt Studio 519-425-4141

www.kaquiltstudio.com

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

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

KINCARDINE K-2

Lakeside Downtown Kincardine Tourism 519-955-0547

www.visitkincardine.ca

Harbour Rose Boutique 519-396-6861

www.harbourroseboutique.ca

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

Anna’s Garden, Home & Wellness 519-965-3647

www.annasflowers.ca

Attic Treasures/Windblown & Weathered 519-326-3409

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

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

Paisley Dreamer 519-712-8780

Find us on Facebook

Pelee Island Winery 519-733-6551

www.peleeisland.com

Mary Kathryn Ladies Shop 519-733-4672

www.marykathryn.ca

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

Towne Emporium 519-733-8696

www.towneemporium.ca

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Antiques & Oddities 519-283-9876

www.facebook.com/mcratterson

KITCHENER R-8

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400


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Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

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www.visitwindsoressex.com

1-800-265-3633

Lake Ontario

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Chatham-Kent Tourism

www.visitck.ca

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1-800-561-6125

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www.visitmiddlesex.ca

519-434-7321

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www.elgintourist.com

1-877-GO-ELGIN

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www.tourismoxford.ca

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www.tourismhamilton.com

1-800-263-8590

Tourism Branord

www.discoverbranord.ca

1-800-265-6299

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www.brant.ca

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LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Aziz Fruit Stand & Wooden Spoon 519-890-3322

www.azizfruitstand.com

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

There’s No Place Like Home Antiques 519-325-1455

Find us on Facebook

Thrift on Mill

www.mccthriftontario.com/leamington

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

LONDESBOROUGH L-6

Greyhaven 519-523-9781

www.greyhavengardens.com

Nature’s Nest 519-523-4399

www.naturesnest.ca

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

London Tourism 1-800-265-2602

www.londontourism.ca

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

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

Pickin’ Through the Past 226-927-3878

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 Cheese & Butter 519-595-8787

www.millbankcheese.com

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

MILVERTON O-7

MINTO O-5

Town of Minto Tourism 519-338-2511

www.town.minto.on.ca

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

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Esther’s Heart n Home Quilt Shop 519-662-4962

www.heartnhomecreations.com

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212

www.oakgrovecheese.ca

&

FARM MARKETS

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

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

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

Fine Feathers 519-503-1527

www.finefeathers.ca

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

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Paris Wincey Mills Co. 226-934-4688

www.winceymills.ca

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

Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

Find us on Facebook

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

Willow & Oak

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

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

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook

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

PORT STANLEY M-15

DeBackere Farm Market (Union) 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

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

RIPLEY K-3

Shoreline Chic 519-395-2236

Find us on Facebook

RODNEY K-15

RUTHVEN D-20

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

Find us on Facebook

TAVISTOCK O-9

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ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters 226-661-8000

www.snappingturtlecoffee.com

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)

www.elgintourist.com

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

Harvest Table Rustic Design

Find us on Facebook

Katnap Antiques/Lumley & Co. B&B 519-764-2384

Find us on Facebook

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

Shaw’s Ice Cream 519-631-2510

www.shawsicecream.com

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

www.stepac.ca

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

Burning Kiln Winery 519-586-9858

www.burningkilnwinery.ca

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Downtown Market 519-328-2217

downtownmarketsarnia.ca

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 1-800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.ca

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

The Bookkeeper

www.sarniabookkeeper.com

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

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.com

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

SPARTA COUNTRY

CANDLES

46361 Sparta Line

SPARTA, ON

1-800-463-1447

www.spartacandles.com

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-205-0523

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

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark Floral Designs & Artisans 519-692-5519

www.laurieclarkdesignsflowers.com

Sunshine Farms 519-692-4416

www.picklesplease.ca

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

Widder Station Golf, Grill & Tap House 519-296-4653

www.widderstation.com

THORNDALE N-

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

Station Arts Centre 519-842-6151

www.stationarts.ca

The Rustic Garage 519-983-2251

Facebook • www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

TIVERTON L-1

Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre 519-361-7777

www.brucepower.com

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.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 Antique Market 519-410-8821

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

Quilting Confections 519-250-8888

www.quiltingconfections.com

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island 1-800-265-3633

www.visitwindsoressex.com

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Downtown Woodstock BIA 519-537-5721

www.downtownwoodstock.ca

Floral Buds 519-537-5700

www.floralbudsanddesign.com

Reel Treats

www.theoxforddrivein.com

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368

www.tourismoxford.ca

WYOMING H-12

Copper Flats Bison Co. 519-726-1111

www.copperflatsbisonco.com

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives

&

on pages

75 & 76


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Welcome to

Blenheim

Blenheim is 10 minutes from

Rondeau Provincial Park & Erieau,

nearby golf courses, fishing, swimming,

boating, nature walks & much more!

Join Us...

JUNE 18 - Town Wide Yard Sale

& Farmers’ Market

JUNE 24 - Classic Auto Cruise Night

JUNE 25 - Classic Auto Show

JUNE 25 - Art in the Park

JUNE 23 through SEPT 15 - Concerts

in the Park, 7 pm Thursdays

In the centre

of town

just 1 block

from Downtown

townofblenheim.com

C herryfest 2022

Thursday July 14 - Saturday July 16

Amusement Rides • Games • Food Booths

Entertainment & More PLUS... Sidewalk Sales

EVERYTHING CHERRY! Baking, Tasting,

Competitions (National Cherry Pit Spitting)

Details at townofblenheim.com

@blenheimcherryfest

Treasures

onTalbot

Inspired gifts for treasured memories

Maison Berger • Baby Gifts

April Cornell Linens • Clocks

Beekman Products • Throws • Pillows

Beautiful Seasonal Décor

Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

57-B Talbot Street W.,

Blenheim, 519-676-0770

treasuresontalbot.com

#BIGCITYSTYLE | #SMALLTOWNCHARM

Th anks for shopping small!

DOWNTOWN BLENHEIM

519-676-2371 • antiquatedjoys.com

Fashion Forward Smart Casual

& Formal Wear

10th Annual

BLENHEIM

CLASSICS

Ford & McIntyre

Men’s Wear & Accessories

7 Downie St • Soul of London

Leo Chevalier • Viyella • Lois SAXX

• Stetson • Sperry

fordandmcintyre.com

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 10-4:30

64 Talbot St. W. • 519-676-5144

AUTOSHOW

& CRUISE NIGHT

Live Music, Food, Awards & More.

LAKESIDE CRUISE - Friday June 24 (6 pm)

SHOW - Saturday, June 25 (9 to 3:30)

Talbot Street, Downtown Blenheim

SHOW open to 1988 & older unmodified classics

CRUISE open to all classics - assemble at

Glad Tidings Church - 403 Chatham St. S.

Pre-Register: BlenheimClassicsAutoShow.com

• Joseph Ribkoff • Neon Buddha

• Charlie B • Gilmour

• Rieker & Remonte Shoes

• Shapeez & More

~ FREE professional bra fitting ~

Largest selection of Bras &

Swimwear in Chatham-Kent

75 Talbot Street West

Blenheim 519-676-3384

serenasladieswear.ca

Blenheim's Ice Cream Shop

• Hard & Soft Ice Cream

• Frozen Yogurt Smoothies

• Traditional and Custom Dishes

• No Sugar Added Selections

• Gourmet ice cream cakes & pies

• Inside seating

Home of

KITCHEN

an outrageously

LARGE sundae

OPEN DAILY 1-9:30 PM

34 FLAVOURS

14 TalbotStreetW•5

519-350-6390

50 90

www.frostbitesicecream.com

Ahhhh, the Colours of Spring

Featuring Your Favourite Fashions:

• Oi Orientique • FDJ French Dressing

• Tribal • Fresh FX • Renuar

Shop With Us -

56 Talbot

Street

West

Blenheim

519-676-8733

thelittlechangeroom.ca (Canada & US Shipping)

Where Perfect ec

t Grilling ling

Begins!

i • Pellet Grills & Pizza Ovens

• Bradley Smokers

• Grilling Accessories

• Pitmasters Pellets

• Over 350 Rubs & Sauces

CROSSROADS PELLETS

& GRILLING SUPPLIES

16 Talbot Street West

Blenheim • 226-291-0110

www.crossroadspellets.ca

Tues-Thurs h 10-5, 0 5 Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4

SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Come spend the day,

shop fashions & gifts.

Enjoy cocktails and

unique food offerings

at Small Plates,

Chatham’s newest patio!

GENTRY MANOR

9 Park St. CHATHAM • 519-352-9420

www.gentrymanor.com

R.B. F

abrics

Full line of

Sewing Machines,

Sergers

While Daytripping these maps will tell you where we are (roughly).

• Fabrics for... Fashion,

Upholstery, Draperies, Outdoors,

Quilting - extra wide backing

• Quilting & Sewing Notions

thrift store

• Furniture • Housewares • Clothing • Toys

Your purchases enable us to donate in

Chatham and around the world.

Tuesday to Friday 9-4 • Saturday 9 to 2

127 Colburne St., Chatham, N7M 3L8

(Just down from Rona) • 519-352-0911

Authorized

Dealer

SALES &

SERVICE

745 St. Clair • CHATHAM • N7L 0E9 www.rbfabrics.com

Mon-Fri 9:30-5

(HWY 40, NORTH EDGE OF CITY)

519-351-7693

Saturday 9:30-4

Over 13,000

people...

should ...You

too!

519-350-1745

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl

Also Home Baking

~ 15 King Street East • Chatham ~

Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11-3, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5

Come To The Country—Where It All Begins!

plus

Deli Meats

made on-site:

Gluten,

Sugar &

Lactose Free

selections

ROESCH MEATS

Thornloe

Specialty Cheese

Filipino meats:

Tocino

Adobo Capicola Steaks

Pork Belly Lechon

Kabobs & More

MI

ONTARIO

• Breakfast & Lunch: Take Out,

Dine In or Picnic Tables

• Artisan & Home Style Baking

New: Take & Bake Pies

• Cheese & Deli Counter

• Shaw's Ice Cream

11652 LONGWOODS ROAD, KENT BRIDGE • 519-352-5226

Order Online: kentbridgecountrymarket.com

MON-FRI 8-6

SATURDAY 8-5

Smoked Meats • Wild Game Processing

• Enjoy Our Own Farm Raised Pork

and Free Run Chickens (drug/additive free)

• Fresh Eggs from our free run laying hens

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (aged minimum 21 days)

• Frozen Entrées • Frozen Meat or Fruit Pies

• Patties: beef, pork, 1/2 & 1/2, sirloin, smoked brisket

• and So Much More! Custom Orders Welcome

www.rmeats.com

ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE!

Open Tues-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-3 • Closed Sun/Mon

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR COOLER!

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

Mrs. D’s Products

Classic Recipes

with a Twist

Jams, Jellies,

Sauces, Salsa & Pickles

• Locally Sourced

• Hand Packed

CHATHAM

Hwy. #40

Hwy. #2/Longwoods Rd.

River Line

Mull Rd.

Mull Rd.

Hwy. #401

Northwood

Fairview

Kent Bridge Rd.

The

Wisdom of...

Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of

their dreams.

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is

until you put her in hot water.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be

criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned

if you don't.

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the

power to say yes.

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act

to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.

But I was not pleased to read the description in the

catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.

Page 18

(Hilda’s Hints) Two’s company, three’s a crowd.

SPRING 2022


Now we’re daytripping to CHATHAM, BLENHEIM, KENT BRIDGE & PALMYRA

Hilda’s Helpful Hints

Publisher’s Note: After reading this

article, read along the bottom borders for

a few of Hilda’s most helpful hints.

A few years ago I wrote a book for

my niece, after the death of my mother,

who had pretty much raised her. The

book had a few possible titles: 1. Hilda’s

Helpful Hints, 2. Grandma’s Good Ideas

3. Hilda’s Hints for

a Happy Life... and

other interesting

ideas from Grandma.

That same book, I

decided to re-write,

by hand, for each of

our children, tailored

to them, and I painstakingly worked on

it every Sunday morning after church,

and sometimes before church. Needless

to say, these tasks took me more than

a few Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Mom died when I was just back from

a trip to France with my Gr. 8 students

in 2013... almost nine years ago already!

Mom had only a Grade 8 education in a

one room school house in Waterdown,

where she literally walked three miles

to school uphill both ways with three of

her nine living siblings. (I drove the route

with a cousin after a funeral a few years

ago, and it truly is uphill both ways and

exactly three miles!) Others were older,

one died in the second world war, others

had even more interesting stories but I

digress...

Despite only having a grade 8

education, Mom was undoubtedly one of

the most intelligent people I’ve known.

She always knew the right thing to say.

She could design, sew, knit, crochet

anything - and she did, for all of our

My love of language started

at a very early age, and I

would listen carefully to

Mom’s little pieces of advice...

By Janet Shrumm, Sarnia

family and many relatives who came

to live with us over the years. My father

and brothers never went to a barber.

They just pulled up a chair at the kitchen

table and mom gave them haircuts. My

sister and I would stand in front of the

bathroom mirror with scotch tape across

our bangs and then Mom would “give

us a trim”. Mom

did all the cooking

and baked delicious

desserts, and I do

mean all. I don’t

think my father knew

how to boil water -

however he was a

wonderful man who worked tirelessly as

an electrician, bought, renovated, sold

many homes, took care of the cars and

had a workshop in the garage with all

the tools you could imagine.

My love of language started at a very

early age, and I would listen carefully to

Mom’s little pieces of advice, mull them

over in my mind, picking and choosing

which ones I would follow. When I

married and became a mother myself,

I tried to convince her to write down

her ideas but she never took the time.

She was too busy looking after others,

helping out with the Catholic Women’s

League, and supporting my father in all

his activities—Knights of Columbus, St.

Vincent de Paul Society and of course

their own parishes in Sarnia.

I tried to remember as many of her

words of wisdom that I could, and I

thought I’d share a few with you. (and

you can find these sayings and Hilda’s

pieces of advice starting on bottom border

of page 2 of this issue).

GIFTS

Home & Garden Decor,

Puzzles, Books

and lots more

GARDENS

Filled with perennials

& unique native trees

New This Year: Selection

of Perennials & Shrubs

available in May

Currently: Wed to Sat 10-4

Beginning May 18: Wed to Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5

GOODIES

Fudge, Butter Tarts,

Scones, Canadian Snacks,

Shaw’s Ice Cream & More

SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) A penny saved is a penny earned.

Page 19


The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Watch for details.

SHOP

LOCAL

VENDORS

MUSIC

FOOD

Extended

hours &

specials in

retail shops.

SUMMER

. & FALL

“Are You Paying Shipping &

Handling Fees for Bradford?”

DON’T—We’re Your Authorized Dealer

Bradford

Exchange

presents

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

Musical

Glier Globes

Mother & Daughter

Father & Daughter

$89.99 each

View Bradford’s new products:

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca

& order from us.

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

www.babcockjewellers.ca 519-683-2463

MAY 28: Demolition Derby - dresdenex.ca

JUNE 18: Town Wide Yard Sale

JUNE 30: Rotary Weekly Concerts in the Park begin (6-8 pm)

JULY 2: Bootleg Creedence (CCR Cover Band) at Olde Czech Hall

JULY 29/30/31: Dresden Exhibition - dresdenex.ca

SEPT 3: McCartney Years Rock Show at Olde Czech Hall

DRESDEN RACEWAY

dresdenraceway.ca

Watch for

updates!

@Dresden Shines

@Explore Dresden Ontario

@Downtown Dresden Night Market

Mon-Sat 9 to 5 Apr-Aug

519-683-4956

kentwoodgardens.com

A Diverse

Collection

of Plants

&

Garden

Décor

dresden.ca

UNCLE TOM’S

CABIN

uncletomscabin.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 519-683-4368

29220 Uncle Tom’s Road, Dresden

(Across from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site)

Quality Antiques, Collectibles,

and Pre-Owned Furniture

Monthly Outdoor Vendor Market begins April 23

2956

519-401-7322

Mon. to Fri.10:30-5

Sundays 11-4

Gary’s Gallery

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching

the community through Fair Trade.

Island Escape Checkbook

Clutch with RFID $140

Crossbody Organizer $283

Chiffon Scarf $50

Outdoor Vendor Market

3rd d Weekend eken

end Monthly

Call to be a vendor!

Artful, Empowing, Bold

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

www.babcockjewellers.ca 519-683-2463

• Daily Lunch Specials

• Seasonally Inspired

Baked in-house daily...

• bread •cookies okies s• •squares

• scones • pies • cakes

• macarons ar r • muffins

fi

• Specialty Items

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

Christal Wills ls

- Owner & Designer

445 St. George St., DRESDEN • 519-683-4368 • 1-877-228-3440

Dresden Plate

Quilt

Shoppe

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Glide Thread

• Extra Wide Quilt Backing

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery y • Classes

New Co-Ordinated

Colours & Designs

In pastels or vibrant hues

for Spring & Summer!

Order r by phone or email:

unionblockbakery@bellnet.ca

i

nb

bake

kery

@ b

elln

ln

et.c

Open Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 9-8, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3

Updates on our Facebook & Website.

www.unionblockbakery.com

413 3 St. t

George g

Street, t e t,

Dresden

s

en

519-683-3000

Upcycled dFurniture

Home Décor • Vintage Finds

DIY Corner - unfinished pieces,

décor hardware & vintage accents

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint, Brushes

Stains & Waxes, Stencils

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

SHOP ONLINE: www.kimberlys.ca

.ca

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 3

Downtown DRESDEN... 444 St. George Street • 519-437-8064

20% Discount for

Quilters Guild Members

Quilting is

BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4

Thursdays til 8

Saturday 10 to 3

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

or:

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net

Page 20

(Hilda’s Hints) Think of others before yourself.

SPRING 2022


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

DRESDEN, BOTHWELL, THAMESVILLE, WALLACEBURG, SOMBRA & MOORETOWN

Richard Hodges

our

Cover Artist

The self-taught artist, born and raised

in St. Thomas, Ontario, started drawing at

the age of seven. In the early 70’s, he

worked for the CN Railroad and became

interested in local heritage, painting old

trains and stations. He started in oils and then acrylic, airbrush and now digital art. Richard

volunteers as an art teacher at the senior centre and also teaches digital art to youth.

Paul’s Food Bar (pictured on cover), located in the heart of downtown St. Thomas, was a favourite

hang out for those waiting for their ride south on the Old London Port Stanley Railway. As a born

and raised in St. Thomas artist, I fell in love with the unique history of St. Thomas, once known as the

Railway Capital of Canada. Many other railway pieces of art can be seen at 916 Galleria at Elgin

Centre Mall (St. Thomas), Crocker’s at 445 Talbot St. (St. Thomas), Station Arts Centre (Tillsonburg),

or on Facebook by searching “Riker Art.”

Moore

Museum

12-building

Heritage Village with

intriguing displays

“A museum… and so much

more for you to explore!”

Three Museum Getaway



Sombra

Museum

Glimpses of

Victorian Living

Marine History

& much more

We look forward to welcoming

back visitors in June 2022!

Wallaceburg

Museum

Home of the Baldoon

Mystery, the Glass Gallery

and much more.

Welcome Back!

Looking to resume our regular

Tues-Sat 10 to 4 Year Round

‘Tis the Season For Ontario Strawberries

There’s nothing quite like the first juicy

strawberries of the season. The bright red gems are

filled with such sweet flavour, it’s no wonder we can’t

wait to get out and gather them!

As delightful as fresh strawberries are all by

themselves, the fruits can add a big burst of flavour to

a variety of dishes…from salads and smoothies to omelets and desserts.

These recipes put succulent strawberries in the spotlight. And, because these

dishes are all family favourites, you know they’ll be “berry” good indeed.

Strawberries... A Powerhouse of Nutrition

One 140 g serving of eight (8) medium-sized strawberries has:

• 140 % of the Daily Value of Vitamin C

• 12% of the Daily Value for dietary fibre

• Only 7 grams of sugar (lowest among the top-selling fruits)

• A source of folate and potassium

• Only 45 calories

Very Berry Wake-Up Shake

This milk shake will help you to “Rise ‘N shine”

1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup plain or flavoured yogurt

1 medium banana, cut into pieces 1 to 2 tbsp. honey

1 cup milk

Nutmeg, optional

Reserve 3 strawberries. In blender container, combine remaining strawberries,

banana, milk, yogurt and honey. Cover, blend at medium-low speed until thick

and smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; sprinkle with nutmeg. Garnish each with

whole strawberry.

Makes 3 servings. (Approx. 160 cals, 2 g fat, 6g protein, 11g carbs, 70mg sodium and 2g dietary

fibre per 3/4 cup serving.)

A Berry-Sweet Surprise

Smiles will appear on everyone’s face when they see and taste this

awesome, light Angel Food Cake.

1 c. boiling water

1 pt. strawberries

1 (3 oz.) pkg. sugar free

1 (8 oz.) container frozen light

strawberry flavoured gelatin

whipped topping, thawed

1/2 c. cold water

1 (10 in.) angel food cake

Pour boiling water over gelatin in large bowl, then stir until gelatin is dissolved.

Stir in cold water. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until thickened buy not set. Slice

strawberries, reserving a few for garnish. Fold sliced strawberries and half of the

whipped topping into gelatin. Refrigerate for 15 minutes (until thickened but not

set). Split cake horizontally to make 3 layers. Fill layers with gelatin mixture.

Spread remaining whipped topping on top of cake. Garnish with whole strawberries.

Makes about 12 servings (Approx. 200 cals, 4 g fat, 1 g protein, 33 g carbs,

220mg sodium and 1 g dietary fibre per serving).

A Scrumptious Strawberry Pie

A cool, make-ahead treat!

1 baked graham cracker crust

or pie shell

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 1/2 cups water

1 (4 serving size) pkg. strawberry Jello

4 cups sliced strawberries

Light Cool Whip

Combine sugar, cornstarch and water; bring to boil; boil until thick and clear.

Add Jello; cool slightly. Put sliced berries in pie shell; pour the cooled Jello mixture

over strawberries. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Top with Cool Whip.

VARIATIONS: Blueberries or peaches may be substituted for strawberries.

Use blueberry or peach gelatin.

Makes 8 servings. (Approx. 210 cals, 8g fat, 2g protein, 38g carbs, and 198mg sodium per serving.)

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in Me

Love Affairs

I guess my love affair with music

started in the backseat of a car... no,

not that backseat... actually the back

window of my mom’s old 1950s Buick.

To make more room, I had shifted

the big old pile of ‘78 records from the

seat to the back window shelf where

the hot, summer sun beating through

the large, rear glass window melted and

warped them all. My mom was horrified

and, right then and there, I realized that

music meant something to people, and

what I had done was sacrilege! Music

meant everything to my mom—it was

her voice—and I just killed it!

That was the day that music gave

birth to a brand-new reality in my soul.

Music had the power to move people;

and seeing what it meant to my mother,

it eventually became my voice too...

music began speaking to me.

John Lennon once said, “Before Elvis

there was nothing.” That’s the way it

was for me, too. I can still remember as

a pre-teen falling to sleep during a long

car ride, as the radio belted out Elvis

singing, “I just want to be your teddy

bear.” I don’t remember anything about

music before that.

I was so hooked; I even remember

being thrilled by the design of old record

labels. Just to mention a few there was

Decca, RCA with the little dog “listening

to his master’s voice,”

and Columbia’s label that

showed twin microphones.

(I know it sounds silly and

juvenile but I was, after

all, just a kid.) Later when

the Beatles came along,

I can still remember the

label design of smaller

45 records of the Capital

label and also their own

“Apple” label.

Personally, as a ‘Zoomer,’ I had grown

up through the end of two eras and the

beginning of another. There was the

“big band” sound of the 1940s (my

dad’s favourite), the early rock ’n’ roll of

the Four Seasons and Elvis (my mom’s

best choice), and even though I got a

piece of that era with Chubby Checkers

and the Twist, it was really the “British

Invasion” of the early 60s that was in

my sweet spot.

Actually, I was one of the last in

my generation to catch on to who the

Beatles were. It took a game of Spin

the Bottle and my first, real, teenaged

kiss, with the song “Eight Days a Week”

playing in the background. My head was

spinning and I was convinced that if the

girls loved this band, I really should get

on board with the new sound!

I also realized something else: if the

girls loved the music, then that went

double for musicians! (Hey, maybe

those old piano lessons my mom sent

me to, would finally pay off!) Next thing

I knew I was in the high school band and

blowing the school’s saxophone on the

weekends, as part of a rock group. (Oh

how sweet life can be!) Even the thugs

left us “musicians” alone; because they

knew that like bees to honey, where we

were, so were the girls.

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SPRING 2022


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1) My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.

'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'

2) My mother taught me RELIGION.

'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'

3) My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4) My mother taught me LOGIC.

'Because I said so, that's why.'

5) My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.

'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck,

you're not going to the store with me.'

6) My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7) My mother taught me IRONY.

' Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8) My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

' Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9) My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

10) My mother taught me about STAMINA.

'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11) My mother taught me about WEATHER.

'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12) My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13) My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14) My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.

'Stop acting like your father!'

15) My mother taught me about ENVY.

'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who

don't have wonderful parents like you do.'

16) My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

'Just wait until we get home.'

17) My mother taught me about RECEIVING.

'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18) My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.'

19) My mother taught me ESP.

'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20) My mother taught me HUMOUR.

'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21) My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.

'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22) My mother taught me GENETICS.

'You're just like your father.'

23) My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

'Shut that door behind you. Do you think

you were born in a barn?'

24) My mother taught me WISDOM.

'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25) My mother taught me about JUSTICE.

'One day you'll have kids,

and I hope they turn out just like you!

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Golf’s Tall Tales

A young man, who was an

avid golfer, found himself with

a few hours to spare one

aernoon. He figured that if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9

holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off, an old

gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man

as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old man to join

him. To his surprise, the old man played fairly quickly. He didn’t hit the ball far,

but plodded along consistently and didn’t waste much me. Finally, they reached

the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a

large pine tree right in front of his ball and directly between his ball and the

green. Aer several minutes of debang how to hit the shot, the old man finally

said, “You know, when I was your age, I’d hit the ball right over that tree.” With

that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right

smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a

foot from where it had originally lay. The old man offered one more comment,

“Of course, when I was your age, that pine tree was only 3 feet tall. ”

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The strings were tied, it was freshly washed, and maybe even pressed.

For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed.

The simple apron that it was, you would never think about;

the things she used it for, that made it look worn out.

Grandma’s

Apron

Poem by

Tina Trivett,

sent in by

Barbara

Fullarton,

Paisley

She may have used it to hold some wildflowers that she’d found.

Or to hide a crying child’s face when a stranger came around.

Imagine all the little tears that were wiped with just that cloth.

Or it became a potholder to serve some chicken broth.

She probably carried kindling to stoke the kitchen fire.

To hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire.

When canning all her vegetables, it was used to wipe her brow.

You never know, she might have used it to shoo flies from the cow.

She might have carried eggs in from the chicken coop outside.

Whatever chore she used it for, she did them all with pride.

When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest.

I’m sure the apron that she chose, was her Sunday best.

SPRING 2022 (Hilda’s Hints) God gave you two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you speak.

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... Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on.

... Pooped on... chewed on... peed on.

... I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

... Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby

just because I didn't want to put it down.

... I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

... I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

... I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

... I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

... I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

... I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

... Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every

10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

... I never knew that I could love someone so much.

... I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

... I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

... I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

... Before I was a Mom, I never thought about immunizations.

... I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

... I didn’t know the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment

or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

... I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

... And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings

more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby."

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(Hilda’s Hints) Que sera sera... what will be will be.

SPRING 2022


FOREST, CAMLACHIE, KETTLE & STONY POINT FN, PORT FRANKS & THEDFORD

Frances’ Helpful Hints

by Frances Botham

1) Did you know that you can keep celery fresh for

weeks in the refrigerator if you wrap it in aluminum

foil?

2) Do you find that any potatoes you store,

particularly at this time of year, start budding?

There is an easy solution to this. Just put an apple in the container

with the potatoes and no more buds!

3) You can prevent eggs from cracking during the boiling process by

adding a pinch of salt to the water.

4) Did you know that potatoes will take food stains off your fingers?

Rub the raw potato on the stains and wash with soap and water.

5) Those pesky mosquitoes are soon going to be out in full force and

nothing can create a greater itch than their sting. Well, I’ve got the

answer. Rub soap on the itch and itch be gone!

6) A friend of mine has the sweetest smelling house in town,

particularly after she does her spring cleaning. She cleans all the

mirrors in the house with air freshener and says it works and smells

better than window cleaner.

7) What’s the common denominator between indigestion and dirty

gold jewellery? Alka-Seltzer of course! Put two tablets into a dish of

water and put the jewellery in it for about two minutes. Take out,

rinse thoroughly and dry to a wonderfully clean shine.

8) Did you know that you can even unclog a drain with good old

Alka- Seltzer? That’s right. Drop a couple of tablets down the drain

followed by a cup of vinegar. Wait about 5 minutes and flush with

hot water.

9) The invasion of ants will soon come, but you can easily control

the situation if you remember that ants won’t cross a chalk line. Try

drawing one wherever they have a march line into your house and

they will not cross it.

10) Did you know that rubbing a piece of lime across your forehead

can ease a headache?

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There are two words in the

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Early this year, I lost my dad to that

great Duplicate Bridge Game in the Sky.

Much as we who knew him will surely

miss him, it is also true that he is still

here with us in so many ways. Since

Father’s Day is around the corner and,

since this nut didn’t fall all that far from

the mighty oak, it seems only natural

to share some of my father’s inimitable

wit and humour with those of you who

have or have ever had a great dad.

My dad exuded bravado, confidence

and false modesty. The plaque in his

office read: “It’s hard to be humble

when you’re as great as I am” and

nothing could be closer to the truth, his

truth. Of course he also firmly held the

conviction that “I’m not opinionated;

I’m just always right” so there was

little point in arguing with him once

he had made that opinion known—

which often took some cajoling on our

part. Like most jokesters he tended to

respond to a genuine query with some

sort of clever and still slightly evasive

answer.

For example: returning from grade

school history class where I had only

just learned about some of the activities

and devastation of the last Great War, I

naturally asked my dad “What did YOU

do in the war, Daddy?”

Without skipping a beat, he

responded confidently, “I started it!”

Similarly, when the youngest

grandson in the family brought his

bride-to-be over to The House for

introductions and grandparental

scrutiny, the young lady was certainly

no slouch in the cleverness department.

She remembers one of the first lengthy

conversations she had with Grandpa

when he was expounding on one of

his rare war stories. He mentioned that

all the men carried powdered water as

part of their rations. The newest family

member waited for him to explain,

while Grampa also waited patiently for

her to comment.

Finally, she spoke up and with all

due respect asked, “You must mean

powdered milk?”

“No,” he affirmed, “I mean

powdered water.”

Still unable to grasp this concept she

asked, “Well, I don’t know what that

is.”

Grandpa, satisfied that this young

lady was a ‘keeper’ for his grandson,

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From Daytripping

MayJune 2001

By Joan Richardson,

London

concluded the exchange with, “That’s

what we old folks throw in to see if

you’re paying attention to the story!”

My dad fully expected the seas to

part for him and to win any enterprise

he undertook. If I were to challenge

him to some sort of mental duel such

as Scrabble or any card game, I’d often

tease by announcing my imminent

arrival and asking him if he was “ready

to be beaten.”

Even as an octogenarian, he never

missed an opportunity to retort, “Why?

Are you bringing someone else?”

When he drove up to a busy office

building or an elite restaurant at

supper time, he fully expected to find

a parking spot directly in front of his

destination. No driving around the lot

on the way in to this destination. Not

my dad. Invariably, he steered right up

to that front door and invariably there

would be a parking spot waiting for him

there. One time my hubby recollects

a parking attendant informing my

father on his arrival there “This spot is

reserved for someone important.”

Of course Dad immediately quipped

back, “I’m here,” —and got the spot!

We always marvelled at this talent

but alas, none of us have been able to

duplicate it... must be the confidence

thing. It certainly wasn’t ‘dumb’ luck.

He never believed in luck, insisting

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

Not one to lavish praise on anyone

undeserving of same, I can recount

a few occasions when I might have

made up, in part for my errant youth,

with some action he was willing to

impart his modest degree of thumbs

up. At the occasion of my parents’

fiftieth anniversary, I made a speech

containing what might be construed

as a few tiny, little, good-natured

barbs directed at the family patriarch,

earning myself some hearty guffaws

from the audience and this response

from the barb-ee, “I want to thank

my daughter for her kind words ... all

four of them.” Later, about one of my

columns he seemed to appreciate, his

only comment was, “I couldn’t better

have written it myself.” High praise

indeed.

He was often a man of few words

but those he utilized were well chosen.

Like myself, he enjoyed dabbling with

this nebulous language and would

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write letters to business associates

using only one letter to start each word

in his letter. One example concerning

a rare gaffe emanating from his

business office (probably due to his

inexperienced office help—moi). He

wrote: “To minimize muddle, I must

meddle to modify a middleman

mistake and may modestly manage

to modulate manufacturer’s materials

more meticulously. My meagre

monitoring methods might mortify

me in more mundane matters but are

mighty malleable.” Whew!

Some of Dad’s Daffy-nitions we all

came to know and repeat included the

following:

Rumpuss: a cat fight

Shampagne: bogus bubbly

Ultraviolent: someone who is purple

with rage

Quackers: the salted wafers served

with duck soup

Quackpot: the vessel in which duck

soup is prepared

He was also a master of warped

philosophy with these profound

conclusions:

“A rolling stone is going downhill.”

“All that glitters reflects light.”

“A bird in the hand will do you dirt.”

“He who laughs last didn’t get it.”

And my favourite: “Any philosophy

that can be put in a nutshell belongs

there.”

Obviously there are too many

examples and anecdotes to wedge in

this writing space, but I’m sure everyone

has a dad in their lives not all that unlike

the one I’ll always remember. When he

would leave a bridge table, having no

doubt soundly trounced his opponents,

but ever so politely, the recipients of

this beating would often thank him for

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the ‘pleasant experience’ by shaking

his hand and uttering that “nice to have

met you” departure protocol. Just to

ensure they realized that they HAD just

lost the hand, he would also ever-sopolitely

smile and say “It was nice for

you to have been met by me.” Never

backward about being forward was

he and I shall always pronounce his

somewhat difficult surname the way

he liked it to be pronounced... with

reverence.

Some time ago, I wrote a poem

honouring my dad for “His Day” in

June (when he not-so-subtly informed

me that he had more than enough

ties and socks). I will use this rhyme

to conclude our tribute to fathers

everywhere.

DAD

There’s a man in my life who’s a hero-

Not your gun-totin’, high-kickin’ kind;

But the man we all want to be near to-

Someone every girl hopes she will find.

When there’s fun to be made—he makes it.

When there’s work to be done—he does it;

And if there’s family involved,

you needn’t have called,

He’s the Star on the Tree and he loves it!

He’s survived a Great War and Depression

With courage that puts young men to shame;

But if you ask of his greatest distinction-

He’ll regurgitate last night’s bridge game.

He’s the cleverest man on the planet-

I asked him and that’s what he said;

But the reason I’ll adore him forever:

He’s my hero, my first love,

He’s my DAD.

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To TIVERTON and then inland to GORRIE & LISTOWEL

&

SHOP

LOCAL

The Patio is the Place To Be!

The past two years may have proved that, once

again, necessity is the mother of invention. The ideas

are plentiful and so cool. Countless new patios were

built and popularized because of you-know-what,

but they’re here to stay and there are hundreds to

choose from. Kingsville’s “Open Streets” concept is

back again this year with loads of outdoor dining and

entertainment. Then there are the priceless “Swing

Set Tables” at Shale Ridge Estate Winery in Thedford—

you have to sit in them to appreciate them.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery

Photo: Ontario’s Southwest

Events and Town Wide Yard Sales are back! See pages 49-51

We could almost handle two years of no events, but two summers with no Town

Wide Yard Sales was torture! They’re back baby! Gather your quarters and loonies

and comb through our events list. Please remember that these are usually “unofficial”

events and you should be prepared for anything, including disappointment. Maybe

have a backup plan if there aren’t as many sales as there are in Petrolia, the year’s

first event. Bring bicycles if you can—it’s a perfect way to maneuver through the

streets while exploring a different town.

It Pays to Staycation - See 2nd section cover and pages 26 & 47

Ontarians are eligible for a tax credit—up to $200/person, $400/family—just for

spending time in Ontario. It’s as simple as handing in your accommodation receipts

when doing your taxes for 2022, so keep those receipts! Also, here’s a tip! Always

check with a DMO (i.e. Tourism London or Tourism Sarnia-Lambton) because many

of them are now offering gift certificates as incentives for booking accommodations.

Daytripping is great, but Staycationing is even better!

Simply the Best! - See page 74

We search for unique shops and often find them in

the most unlikely places. Robert Hall Originals in

St. George is certainly one of the gems, in more

ways than one. One part of the shop is a bounty of

rocks, gems, minerals, petrified wood intertwined

with another portion with Bob’s original pewter

creations, with craft supplies thrown in just to make

inventory nearly impossible. But the real gems here

are Betty and Bob Parry and they are retiring. They’ve

been favourite customers of ours for many years and we

wish them all the best.

Betty & Bob Parry

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers’ Market is back - See page 62

Best news in a long time! Months of renovations and rebuilding are in the final

phase as the next generation works toward re-opening a long time favourite area

market. As of May 3rd, Tuesdays are more fun: new building, new indoor & outdoor

vendors. Explore & enjoy!

Something’s cooking in Vittoria! - See page 69

Such a cross-section of variety awaits you in

this destination village. The Good Bread Company,

experts in artisan breads also offers a bounty of

Norfolk County with complimentary grown or made

products. Kernel Peanuts will astound you with the

selection of Ontario peanuts and products. As the

retail store for Canada’s largest grower, it really is

“Nuttin’ But the Best!” And the Cider Keg Farm

Market offers the best in seasonal produce, with a

focus on apples. Their own Apple Cider is a must try,

and the baking is reminiscent of Mom & Grandma.

Classic Car Shows are back too!

We have waited for these, and this is the year! A delight for enthusiasts, and

browsers alike, and a key component of town and area festivities. Petrolia May 21st

and June 19 • Springfield Nostalgia-Rama: May 28 • Chatham Retrofest: May 27/28

• Shedden’s Rosy Rhubarb: June 11/12 • Kingsville June 12 • St. Thomas June 19

and July 9 • Blenheim’s Classic Car Show: June 24/25 • Selkirk August 6 and the

Southcoast Dreamdrive on Sept. 17/18—and there’s no way we’ve listed them all.

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Burning Kiln Winery is located along a beautiful

stretch of road overlooking a globally recognized

biosphere, between Port Rowan and Port Dover and

a few minutes from Turkey Point Provincial Park.

Long Point Eco Adventures is also across the road.

But the best part might still be the “Concerts in the

Vineyard.” They have weekly entertainment on

the patio but occasionally have had bigger names

like Jim Cuddy and Jann Arden in their big back

yard. Watch for their events and bring your own

lawnchair to enjoy one of the best venues around,

complete with Hometown Brew, food trucks and,

of course, great wine.

The Good Bread Company

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When negative thoughts threaten to

invade my peace of mind, I think back

to the pleasant times in my childhood,

when the wolrd seemed full of wonder.

One event especially stands out.

I was just ten years old when my

father made the proposal. I would get

up early the next morning—which was

a Saturday and go to the woods with

him. He would have a surprise for me.

Thinking the surprise would probably

be the first spring flowers to appear, or

perhaps the arrival of the red-winged

blackbirds, I wondered if either would

really justify the very long walk.

“I think it’s too cold for any flowers

to be up,” I remarked knowingly. “And

I don’t suppose the birds have arrived

elther.”

“We’ll see,” my father replied. “We’ll

see.”

The next morning, my mother gave

us an early breakfast and my father and

I set off on the three-mile walk to the

woods at the edge of the town,

Although it was the middle of April, it

was cool and windy and the only spring

flowers to be seen were a few isolated

clumps of hepatica, half closed and

shivering pathetically between the roots

of great trees.

Remembering the way I had once

seen these woods, when the ground was

purple with violets and another time

when there were more flowers than I

could identify, I was disappointed. Had

we come all this way for nothing?

“See,” I mumbled sullenly, “it’s too

cold. Everything’s going to be late this

year.”

My father said nothing, but pointed

to a small green snake that was weaving

its way deftly through the dry, curled

oak and beech leaves that crackled

under our feet.

I watched, fascinated. But knew it

wasn’t on the off-chance of seeing a

snake that had brought us here.

Every now and again my father would

point out something he thought would

interest me: the softly curling leaves of

some unrecognized plant hiding under

the dry leaves, a freshly dug hole or

tunnel belonging to a rabbit or other

small animal. He would point to a bird,

telling me its name and how it built its

nest and try to imitate its call.

When we had walked for what

seemed to me like miles and miles, my

father sat down abruptly on a log and

By Eileen Cade-Edwards

From Daytripping March -April 2000

motioned to me to join him.

“This is what we have come for,” he

said. “But we must be absolutely quiet.

Not a sound!”

I looked around for something

unusual, but there was nothing. Nothing

I hadn’t seen many times before. There

were the purple, green striped hoods of

skunk cabbage pushing up through the

web of water-logged twigs and broken

branches and the beginning of ferns

coming up around last year’s dry fronds

—nothing more!

“I don’t see anything,” I whispered.

“Listen!” cautioned my father in a

whisper. But all I could hear were a few

crickets chirping a long way off.

Presently my father began advancing

cautiously towards the dark swampwater

pools where stark, leafless trees

stood silently on guard. Suddenly he

stopped. “Listen!” he whispered again

“Don’t you hear something?”

I listened. “Crickets,” I said, for all I

could hear were hundreds of crickets

going up and down the scale, in the

distance.

“No. Not crickets. It’s much too early

for crickets.” My father pressed a finger

against his lips. “Be patient.

Almost at once I heard a sweet trilling

sound. Then another and another —not

from the trees or high in the bushes, but

low down by my feet. Waves of sweet

music swept across the swamp until the

whole black, oozy ground was singing!

Young as I was, I was deeply stirred.

Here was something strange and very

beautiful. Something that no one had

ever mentioned or described to me. I

looked at my father for an explanation.

“It’s the April Frog-Chorus,” he said,

smiling at me fondly. “And you will only

hear it in April because after the frogs

have mated, they resort to their natural

croaking voices.”

We Iistened for a long time and when,

finally, we moved to go, the chorus

stopped instantly. It was as if it had

been cut through with a sharp knife. But

it would continue after we left my father

assured me.

All the way home I could hear

that hauntingly beautiful chorus in

my head. And I was happy, almost

overwhelmingly so, for somehow, in

some strange and wonderful way, it

seemed that a door had opened for me

into a new and secret understanding

into one of nature’s precious secrets.

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Emotions People Feel,

But Can’t Explain...

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented

words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a

hole in the language - to give a name to emotions we all might

experience but don’t yet have a word for.

Find more at... www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com

1) Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and

complex as your own.

2) Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which

can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

3) Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

4) Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future,

seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

5) Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

6) Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

7) Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually

bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

8) Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away,

even close friends who you really like.

9) Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in

your head.

10) Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during

thunderstorm.

11) Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing

when thousands of identical photos already exist.

12) Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody

is listening.

13) Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history

will turn out.

14) Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

15) Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster — to survive a plane

crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

16) Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience

because people are unable to relate to it.

17) Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

18) Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive

trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

19) Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make

sense to you anymore.

20) Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits

only one place at a time.

21) Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.

22) Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always

had — the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been

gnawing on for years.

23) Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.

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Tuesdays 4:30-8:30pm (June 21-Aug 30)

WEDNESDAYS

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 8am-1pm (May 25-Oct.)

THURSDAYS

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market

Thursdays 4pm-8pm (May 26-Oct.)

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Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Horton Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings 8am-noon

(May 7-Oct.)

Komoka Community Market

Saturdays 9-12pm (May 21-Thanksgiving)

Petrolia Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 7:30am-12noon

(May 21-Oct. 8)

The Market at

Western Fair District

Saturdays 8am-3pm

SUNDAYS

The Market at

Western Fair District

Sundays 10am-2pm

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1

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.

4 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)

5/17

6

4

PICKLES

JOYCE

CONVENTIONAL & ORGANIC PICKLED

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

OPEN: Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

SHOP ONLINE! Details on our website:

www.picklesplease.ca

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

Both OPEN

through

October 31st

• LONDON

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Live Entertainment • Special Events

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May 21 to October 8

7:30am to noon

TUESDAY NIGHT MARKET

June 21 to August 30

4:30 to 8:30pm

Fletcher St. (behind Library)

Call us at

519-882-2350

2

3

The Apple Place

8182 Talbot Trail

S. of Blenheim

519-676-4475

OPEN:

7 Days A Week

from July-Oct,

6 Days A Week

the rest of year

•All the best Fresh Fruits•Apples almost

all year round •Frozen Pitted Cherries,

Maple Syrup, Jams & more!

ROESCH MEATS

Wild Game Processing • Smoked Meats

Deli Meats made on-site • Filipino Meats

Thornloe Specialty Cheese

Mrs. D’s Jams, Jellies, Sauces & More

• Farm Raised Pork & Free Run Chickens

(drug/additive free)

• Fresh, Free Run Eggs

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (21 days)

• Frozen Entrées • Meat or Fruit Pies

• Huge variety of patties for your burgers

~ ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE! ~

TUES-FRI 9-5 • SAT 9-3

Closed Sun/Mon

BRING YOUR COOLER!

www.rmeats.com

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Road

East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

7 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

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

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

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• Honey • Mead • Gift Baskets

• Natural a

Hive Products & Gifts

ALVINSTON

Check online for hours

www.munrohoney.com

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ARROWWOOD FARM

~ EST. 1980 ~

See Facebook

for events & Holiday

Baking Selections!

• Blueberry erry

ry products • Baking on order

6460 Riverside Dr., Melbourne • 519-289-0389

www.arrowwoodfarmontario.com

FARM FRESH ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE

GLUTEN FREE • LOW LACTOSE

SPECIALTY FOODS AS WELL

569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613

9 BLACKCHERRY FARMS

Open Weekends • 519-381-1771

3772 Confederation Line, Wyoming

Black Hog Barbeque: Spit Roasters - event

catering and rentals. Whole Hog Sausage,

Bacon, Ribs, Pork Chops, Free Range Eggs, Turkey

in season, Condiments. blackcherryfarms.com

9

10 REID’S FARM MARKET

Pure Maple Syrup, Free Range Brown Eggs,

Straw, Campfire Wood, In Season Produce,

and so much more! Open 7 Days a Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

11 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!

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An Old Fashioned Country Store

with a Modern Twist!

12

Williamson Farms in FOREST,

TWO LOCATIONS to visit...

FARM:

7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

OPEN: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

COUNTRY STORE:

14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

Gis, Home Decor, Kitchenware,

Tea & Teapots, Children’s Toys & Games,

Puzzles, Art Supplies, Cast Iron,

Wall Art, Cards & Children’s Books

Gi Baskets, house-made Fudge

LAMBTON SHORES FARMERS MARKETS

2 Days/2 Locations ~ May 25 & 26 to October

Wednesdays in GRAND BEND: 10035 Museum Rd. on

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

4pm-8pm. lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com

12/13

14 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

15 ICECULTURE /HENSALL ICE CO.

Shard ice chilling chunks & Cocktail Ice.

81 Brock St., Hensall • 519-262-3500

15

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

16

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

Farm Raised

Beef,

Chicken

& Pork

" From our Farm to your Home"

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

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

www.bloomersfarm.com

17 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

18 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturdays May 21-Thanksgiving 9-12pm • 1 Tunks

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com

19

20

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

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FARMERS’

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519-633-0527• www.turkeyshoppe.com

Saturdays 8-12

May-Oct.

21 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.)

22

Open 7 Days

family

to yours.

Get Fresh!

Interac,

Visa &M/C

Online Od Orders &

Curbside Pickup available!

5680 Sunset Rd. Union (On way to Pt. Stanley)

DEBACKEREFARMMARKET.CA 519-631-1370

23

In the Heart of Aylmer - Renovated & Restored

2022 GRAND

OPENING

Tues, May 3!

Tuesday Market ~

May thru October 8am-3pm

Indoor/Outdoor Vendors

51 Murray Street, Aylmer • 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

24 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

- and -

FARM MARKETS

25

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh Fruit

& Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products: Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

• Our Own

Strawberries

(April to December)

OPEN Daily 9-6, Sun. 10-5

500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!

27 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

28 WHITECREST MUSHROOMS

Fresh and Frozen Mushroom Products,

Arctic Kiwi, Retail Outlet • 519-269-3534

Mon-Fri 8-5 • 2289 Cromarty Drive, PUTNAM

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

IN-STORE BAKERY,

30

GIFT SHOP & more

•SmokedPorkProducts

Products • Ribs

• Old Fashioned Sausage • Bacon

• Free-range, drug-free Poultry

519-625-8194

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

11

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

ONLY

LOCAL MEATS

OPEN

APRIL

thru

DEC!

• 10 Flavours ursofOntario rio Peanuts

• Custom Gift Baskets

• Peanut Products

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• Honey • Fudge

• Maple Syrup

• Preserves

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Wed-Sat 10-5

Sunday 11-4

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393 Fisher’s Glen Rd. Vittoria

ia • 519-426-9222

9222

#2146 Highway 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0

OPEN DAILY 10-5

www.porkshoppe.com

21

Shop Briwood & Support Your Local Farmers

Your Produce,

Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food,

Homemade

Baked Goods &

Pet Food Centre

FARM MARKET

Open Monday-Friday

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

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

31 MILLBANK

CHEESE

& BU TTER

Naturally Aged

Cheddar & other

Fine Cheese

Products.

Free Range &

Mon.- Sat. 9 to 5

Drug Free Meats

& more.

519-595-8787 millbankcheese.com

• FRESH PRODUCE

• CHEESE

• PORK • TURKEY

• MAPLE SYRUP

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• HERBS • GARLIC


The

Daytripper

Discover

a treasury

of quilting

fabrics

and giftware too!

Part of JULY SHOP HOP

July 2nd through 30th

Lots of quilting fabrics

and pre-cuts

Baby Flannels Homespun

Sewing Notions Kits

Cobble Hill, Springbok

and Lang Puzzles

Garden Flags Pictures

Crossroads Candles PJs

Home Decor Lots More!

Mon-Fri 9:30-6 • Sat 9:30-5

ESTHER’S

Now we’re in ST. JACOBS, SHAKESPEARE, BADEN, NEW HAMBURG, TAVISTOCK...

Phrase Origins

Mind Your

Ps and Qs

Refers to being on

your best behavior,

being careful of your language.

There are a few ideas of where this

originated. Many believe it’s in

reference to pints and quarts in

pubs, which had to be kept track of

to tell the difference in orders.

Another plausible origin is in

reference to children learning their

lowercase letters, and p and q being

quite similar. Another refers to

jackets (peas) and wigs (queues).

• Quilting Cottons tons

• Supplies

plie

• Books oks • Patterns

• Stencils • Custom Quilts

July Shop Hop

July 2 - 30

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10-5

3991 Perth Rd. 107 • SHAKESPEARE

(1 block South of lights off Hwy. 7/8)

www.thequiltplace.ca 519-625-8435

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

MUSEUM

Step back into the lavish

Victorian era...

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN -STORE BAKERY,

GIFT SHOP

and more to come!

• Old Fashioned Sausage

• Smoked Pork Products

• Bacon • Ribs

LOCAL POULTRY PRODUCTS

• Free-range & Drug free

• Made from the finest poultry

info@porkshoppe.com

www.porkshoppe.com

pp

519-625-8194

SHOP

LOCAL

ONLY LOCAL MEATS

Delicious Gourmet condiments arriving daily!

• Relishes • Sauces • Jellies • Jams • Mustards

*Gluten Free options available

#2146 Hwy 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0

OPEN DAILY

10 am- 5 pm

TOYS

Through Time

HEART ‘N HOME

heartnhomecreations.com

(519) 662-4962

115A Peel Street, New Hamburg

TAVISTOCK,

SINCE 1931

Restaurant & Catering

GENERAL STORE

Come check out our new General Store with homemade preserves,

frozen family sized meals, frozen individual entrees and gift items.

WEEKEND EVENING BUFFET: Sat. & Sun. 4-7pm

Mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, stuffing, roast turkey,

roast beef, country fried chicken, vegetarian pasta,

rolled stuffed ribs, salad bar with assorted homemade salads

and pickled items, dessert bar with a variety of homemade

pies, cheesecake & sweets.

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: Sundays 11am-2pm

Scrambled eggs, bacon, black forest ham, home fries, baked

beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, stuffing, roast

turkey, roast beef, cabbage rolls, salad bar with assorted

homemade salads and pickled items, dessert bar with a

variety of homemade

pies, cheesecake

& sweets.

15 minutes from Stratford

20 minutes from Walters Theatre

30 minutes from Kitchener/St. Jacobs

Please Note:

Our hours may

vary depending

on government

mandates.

For daily special

updates, find us

on Facebook or

Instagram.

HOURS

Wednesday to

Saturday:

7 am − 7 pm

Sunday:

9 am - 7 pm

Closed Mon/Tues

Updates on Facebook

Pre-Made Heat & Serve

Meals Available

BREAKFAST

All Day!

Historical i

Pictures

& Artifacts from

the Tavistock Area

33 Woodstock St S, Tavistock • quehlsrestaurant.com • 519-655-2835

Open

Wednesday to Sunday

11 am to 4 pm

www.castlekilbride.ca

60 SNYDER'S S RD, WEST

• BADEN

519-634-8444 44 • 1-800-469-5576

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576

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

Classes

available!

(See website)

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to the 2000s

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HOSPITALS ARE SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS

LEGISLATORS TAX BRAINS TO CUT DEFICIT

STRAY BULLET KILLS ONE BYSTANDER SLIGHTLY

FLUBBED HEADLINES

UNION SEEKS 10% RAISE FOR ANY DAY IN WHICH THE WORKERS WORK

FORECAST TONIGHT: HEAVY FROST. SATURDAY FAIR, LIKELY FOLLOWED BY SUNDAY

FACTORY LIMITED

29 Bleams Road East,

NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

519-662-1212

Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

17528 Elginfield Road, St. Marys • 226-661-4004

Tuesday to Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3

July Shop Hop

July 2 - 30

www.kalidoscopeofquilts.ca • karen@kalidoscopeofquilts.ca

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SPRING 2022


Lake Huron

MI

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NY

Dad ’s Baby Ring

...ST. MARYS, CLINTON, CENTRAL HURON & SEAFORTH

Like all woman I own several pieces of

jewellery. Most are costume, necklaces

and earrings for everyday wear.

Of course I have a few pieces of

fine jewellery, most heirloom which

have been passed down in the family,

sometimes for many generations,

sometimes only a generation or two.

My family has never been rich so

even my ‘fine’ jewellery is not worth

thousands of dollars if it was ever

sold, which I would never do. I feel the

connection with my ancestors when I

wear my vintage necklace or bracelet,

one from each side of the family.

Both of those pieces of jewellery are

beautiful to look at and worth more

from a monetary standpoint but, my

favourite heirloom piece is my dad’s

baby ring.

When my father was a young

boy, more than eighty years ago, my

grandparents got him a signet ring, like

they had for my Uncle William a few

years before.

The ring was simple but elegant,

Dad’s initials engraved in a

thin gold circle, set into the

sterling silver ring. The first

time I saw the ring,

many decades later,

the engraving and

most of the gold

had long been worn

away.

Dad had worn

the ring on his

index finger as a

child, when I slip

By Vicki Hornick,

Tilbury

it onto my pinkie (the only finger it will

fit) sometimes it pinches terribly where

the band is broken.

It’s hard for me to imagine Dad’s

hands ever being that small. Dad’s

wedding band fits my thumb and I can

spin it like a hula-hoop. To think of the

baby ring fitting a child’s tiny hand and

that tiny child was my father seems

almost a miracle.

I’ve grown to value the ring not just

as a family heirloom but also as a sort

of talisman. It is even more important

to me since the recent passing of my

father at the age of ninety.

Whenever I’m going into a situation

where I feel the need for a bit of extra self

confidence, I wear Dad’s ‘baby ring,’ and I

feel Dad is with me, backing me up. With

the ring on my finger, and the memory of

how my father believed in me, I can face

anything or anyone and I can accomplish

anything I put my mind to.

With memories and the bit of his

strength he left me in his ring, even

though Dad isn’t here in

body he will be with me

in spirit for the rest of my

life. I know how good a

father I had as I think

back on the years of

my life.

Leaving even

one person

behind who feels

that way is to have

lived a good life

and Dad raised ten

children.

CLINTON

IS OPEN!

shop

local

Shop

Small

A must

see store,

come &

explore.

See Facebook

for Current Hrs.

Gourmet Edibles & One-of-a-Kind -a-K

-Kin

Items!

26 Isaac St., Clinton • 519-482-1445

1445

www.madeinhuron.com

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

QUALITY Mennonite-CRAFTED

Furniture, MADE IN ONTARIO

43 Albert Street, Clinton

226-457-0575 • cinnamoncabinco.ca

71 KIRK STREET I CLINTON 519-482-1163

Kids Say The Darndest Things!

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology

courses. She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks

they’re stupid, stand up!” After a few seconds, Little Davie

stood up. the teacher said, “Do you think you’re stupid, Little

Davie?” “No, ma’am but I hate to see you standing there all by

yourself!”

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20 Main Street South,

Seaforth • 519-328-1217

A Mother’s Day Poem

(My Private Wish)

By Lois Bertram

Submitted by

Robert T. Baxter, Strathroy

This is a poem my

mother found in a newspaper.

Her mother died

around age 28 when my

mom was 13. She had a

slip and fall accident -

my mother held her head

in her lap when she died.

My mom took over

running the house and

raising her 4 siblings.

Her and her mother were

very close and she

missed her very much.

My mother found this

when she was in her 70s.

Robert T. Baxter

I wish to see a mountain view—

A southern moon, a foreign place.

But if I had one wish come true,

‘twould be to see my mother’s face.

Or maybe for a little while,

We could sit and have some tea.

A time to speak of all the things,

That fate had chosen not to be.

I’d thank her for the years we had,

Lord knows they were very few.

I was young, so carefree then,

And had so many things to do.

How precious every moment,

If she could come and visit me.

Her young eyes looking in my old,

Our roles reversed,

how strange ‘twould be.

I don’t wish wealth or precious gems,

Just one small wish for me,

Would be to see my mother’s face,

And share a pot of tea.

Gift Cards

Available

519-523-9781

Please check our website

for current hours.

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The prettiest little quilt shop p

in Ontario!

Photo credit:

Phil Collins

(for real)

My Lefthanded, Backwards,

Upsidedown Life & Assorted Short Stories

It Was the Best of Times to Grow Up

So, I’m a baby boomer…I was born

on a dark and stormy night in December

1952. In the old days, I’d have been right

at the end of the baby boomers, but now

they’ve sort of extended it and there are

more baby boomers than there used to be.

Of course, the folks who are runnin’ the

world these days—mostly young folks—

absolutely can’t leave anything alone.

Like I think they’ve dumped Daylight

Savings Time when I wasn’t looking…

or maybe they dumped the other one.

Anyway, we might not have to change our

clocks anymore…and I hated changing

my clocks, but it was just something you

always did…why change it?

Of course, from the perspective of

an old guy—a gnarly old codger—most

everything on the planet seems to be in

a bit of a mess these days. Yea, we’re

overpopulated and overpolluted and over

this and over that…but we’re strugglin’

along, careening from crisis to crisis in

the same way we always have since the

beginning of recorded history. We’re not

good at long range planning…we just sort

of fumble along, sometimes staggering

remarkably close to the edge, but always,

never quite toppling over.

Yea, I was born and raised in the small

town of Hanover and still have the fondest

regards for that community. Growing up in

Hanover back in the really old days was

sort of like growing up in Mayberry. You

know, where Andy Griffith and Don Knotts

were the police department, every boy in

town owned a BB gun and there was roller

skating in the summer and ice skating

in the winter. We watched John Wayne

and Audie Murphy save the free world at

the Paramount Theatre every Saturday

afternoon. It surely seemed like a simpler

time when things were more cut and dried.

You know, we spent most of our time

as young people growing up in Hanover

complaining about how bored we were.

Only now, as I watch today’s young

people on their devices, do I realize what a

richness of activity I grew up in the middle

of. We had our ice and roller skating, there

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by Wallaceburg writer John Gardiner, who grew up and

came of age in Hanover, Ontario during the 1950’s and

1960’s. In this memoir, 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 or by

contacting the author at gardiner@kent.net.

was the bowling alley, the pool room, the

show, a couple of restaurants to act as after

school hangouts. The churches in town ran

“coffee houses” for teens and there were

dances going on all the time. I played in

a band when I was a young guy—and,

actually, still do—and we were busy all the

time because there were always dances

and parties and stuff.

We grew up in a golden period to be

a young person. My parents never really

got to be teenagers because they grew up

during the Great Depression and the war;

my dad always thought he was extremely

lucky because he was just too young to

actually be in the war, but was old enough

to share in the prosperity that came after

the war. Our generation not only didn’t

have to endure a depression or a war, but

really also got to share in the prosperity of

the 1950’s, 1960’s and early 1970’s, when

the world seemed filled with hope and

anything seemed possible.

These days, the world seems

enormously complicated and difficult to

navigate in. But I’m kinda thinkin’ that

just might be me getting to be an old guy.

I suppose it’s only natural to feel that your

generation grew up in the best of times—

had the best music, movies, TV shows,

books and cars and everything else. I think

each generation sort of feels like that about

the times they grew up and came of age in.

But that won’t stop me thinking that

my generation was the one that had the

absolute best of everything as we passed

along through life. I’ve had a great run

through life and have somehow ended up

with some really old children and a whole

passle of not-so-old grandchildren…not

really sure how it happened, but extremely

glad it did. It is, however, exceptionally

strange to be the same age as old people.

Anyway, be well and stay safe out there,

or as the guy on Hill Street Blues used to

say, “Be careful out there, because life can

throw some really challenging curves at

you.”

I sometimes say, “Be good, and if you

can’t be good, then be careful.”

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Visting SEAFORTH, LONDESBOROUGH, EXETER, HENSALL & ZURICH

Cook More,

Waste Less:

Zero-Waste Recipes to

Use Up Groceries,

Tackle Food Scraps, and

Transform Leovers

By Chrisne Tizzard

Asparagus Tips

Rule #1

Keep the rubber band on to

hold the bunch together, and

trim an inch off the root ends

of the asparagus. This part is

woody and not great to eat.

Rule #2

Treat asparagus like fresh-cut

flowers. Store in fridge in a

small vase (or jar) with root

ends submerged in water.

Rule #3

Loosely cover asparagus with a

plasc bag in the refrigerator

to make it last for up to a week.

If the water looks cloudy, just

change it as needed.

Did you know that in

Canada, the most

predominately wasted

food by weight is

produce at 45%?

(30% being veggies and

15% being fruit)

Strawberry Tips

Rule #1

Moisture is the enemy! Wash as needed.

Do not store wet berries in your fridge. If

you MUST wash them when you get

home, wash and then lay them out on a

clean tea towel to dry first.

Rule #2

Inspect your berries. Remove any mushy

mouldy fruit, since the spores will spread.

Rule #3

Give them some space for goodness sake!

Strawberries like to breathe, so they will

last longer if stored in a container where

they are dry and not all crammed on top

of each other.

Zero Waste Tip:

If you like to wash your berries as soon as

you get home for easier snacking, you

CAN soak your berries in a simple 1 part

vinegar to 3 parts cold water for a minute

or two. However, drain and DRY them

very well by laying them out on clean tea

towels for at least 30 minutes before

storing them using Rule #3. This

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the life of your berries in the fridge.

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Answers Below

1. What is the capital of Romania?

a] Budapest b] Bucharest c] Bukovina

2. Identify the character to which this chapter refers. “Chapter 1: The

Boy Who Lived.”

3. The world’s fastest growing plant is a species of what?

4. What fearless patriot screamed, “AMERICA!” at an umpire after what

he thought was a bad call in a 1984 Davis Cup tennis match?

5. Amrit is a beverage served to Sikhs during an initiation ceremony

where they affirm their commitment to the principles of their faith.

Amrit consists of which of the following:

a] Aged wine b] Martini, shaken, not stirred

c] Water and sugar d] None of these answers

e] Grape juice

6. What phobia do you suffer from if you have an intense fear of

Halloween?

a] Phasmophobia b] Samhainophobia

c] Wiccaphobia d] Halloweenophobia

7. What pop artist created Time Magazine’s March 19, 1984 cover of

Michael Jackson?

8. Who was the King of England after Charles I?

9. What province boasts Canada’s longest tunnel?

10. What is the sticky wax substance obtained from sheep and used in

burn centres and Mary Kay Cosmetics night cream?

11. Who was the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable

Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year?

a] Bill Russel b] Phil Jackson

c] Larry Bird d] Michael Jordan

12. How many layers of paint is a Faber Mongol pencil sprayed with?

a] 7 b] 10 c] 13 d] 21

13. In what year was the Beatles’ last public performance?

14. What enclave’s name means “frangrant port” in Chinese?

ANSWERS:

1. Bucharest; 2. Harry Potter; 3. Bamboo; 4. John McEnroe; 5. Water and sugar;

6. Samhainophobia; 7. Andy Warhol; 8. Charles II; 9. British Columbia; 10. Lanolin;

11. Larry Bird; 12. 13; 13. January 30, 1969; 14. Hong Kong

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The Library

By Susan Iedema, London

When the weather is such that

spending more time inside is desirable, I

am always on the lookout for new ideas

for indoor activities. And, as I have done

in the past for other situations, I am sure

I will utilize the resources available to

me at my local library.

I recall my mom and me walking to

the library in the small town where I grew

up and that is where I was introduced

to the mystery novels of Phyllis A.

Whitney. Romance was always woven

into her stories and vivid descriptions

were given of the locales around the

world where they took place. My love

of her books led me to purchase some

of her novels and a few have survived

numerous downsizing episodes to grace

a place in my bookcase. Over time,

the memory of the story fades and I

am able to reread and experience the

mystery anew. Books can take me to

faraway places, away from my troubles

and cares.

Years ago, a decision to apply for a

different job had me visiting my local

library branch in search of the latest book

on how to write a resume and covering

letter. As a result, I got the job! When

the internet and online job postings

took hold, I once again headed to the

library. This time, I took advantage of the

computers and other resources available

for job hunting.

As I became interested in leading a

simpler life, I would peruse the library

shelves and catalogues looking for

books on the subject. A course about

slowing down and getting away from

consumerism was also offered at the

downtown central branch and I signed

up. This course introduced me to

likeminded people who provided me

with more direction and guidance as

well as a list of additional books that

would assist me in my quest. I would try

to find these books at the library first. If

I felt one was something I should have

at home for a reference, I could always

purchase it later.

Libraries and all they have to offer

are a perfect fit with a simpler life. It’s

a place where communities can share

resources and information. Being that

they are located in the community,

many times I have been able to walk,

cycle or take public transit to my nearest

branch or visit one on my lunch hour

when at work. Or, if travelling by car, I

could time my visit with other errands.

Some other items and services I have

made use of over the years at the library

are, a writing workshop, a photocopier,

the community events bulletin board,

walking and cycling maps as well as

magazines and newspapers. I even

found that wonderful paper there,

Daytripping in Southwestern Ontario!

These days, before heading to the

library, I can search online from home

for books or resources I am interested

in. My choice to do without cable TV

has led me to find numerous DVD’s

available there, especially the murder

mysteries I like.

I am glad I have a library card and

am grateful for my local public library

and all it has to offer. I foresee a season

of indoor activities filled with mystery!

Publisher’s note: Your library card can

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• You know who shot J.R.

• Your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, can only

be described by the phrase,"I was experimenting."

• Songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day.

• You took family trips before mini-vans existed.

• You tried to guess the episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.

• Your first kiss at a dance was during "Crazy for You" by Madonna.

• The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.

• You know, by heart, the words to any Weird Al Yankovic song.

• The Brady Bunch movie brought back really groovy memories.

• You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was.

• Schoolhouse Rock played a huge part in how you learned English.

• When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy

Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end.

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ONGOING EVENTS

This section includes weekly, ongoing & longer running events

ongoing Burlington Z’otz* Collective Eccentric Coincidence exhibit www.agb.life

ongoing Burlington Marina Dempster & Meera Sethi exhibit www.agb.life

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

ongoing Grand Bend Nnigiiwemin/We Are Going Home exhibit 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 Audio Walking Tours www.visitstratford.ca

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

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

ongoing Windsor Lemon Fizz Bom - through May 2023 www.quiltingconfections.com

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

til Aug 28 Tillsonburg Exhibit - Tillsonburg 1872 at Annandale NHS www.tillsonburg.ca

til Dec 17 Dunnville Tues and Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 7-12pm www.haldimandcounty.ca

til Dec 22 Baden Toys through Time exhibit at Castle Kilbride www.castlekilbride.ca

Apr16-Sep3 St.Thomas Exhibit of Canada’s Oldest Picnic www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Ap30-May8 Sarnia Blue Water Anglers Salmon Derby www.bluewateranglers.com

May Oxford County Big Cheese Days - Every Saturday in May www.tourismoxford.ca

May-Sept Kincardine Mondays - Market in the Park 9am-3pm www.kincardine.ca

May-Sept Kincardine Saturdays - Farmers’ Market 10am-noon Find us on Facebook

May-Oct Aylmer Tuesdays - Sales Arena & Farmers’ Market 8-3 www.aylmersalesarena.com

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

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

May-Oct Forest Thursdays - Farmers’ Market 4-8 pm www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

May-Oct Grand Bend Wednesdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-1pm www.lambtonshoresmarkets.com

May-Oct Komoka Saturdays - Community Market 9am-noon www.komokacommunitymarket.com

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

May-Oct St.Thomas Saturdays - Horton Farmers’ Market 8am-noon www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

May-Dec Hagersville Wednesdays - Farmers’ Market 7am-noon www.hagersvillemarket.ca

May20-Oct2 Amherstburg Open Air Weekends - music, games, sidewalk sales www.visitamherstburg.ca

May21-Sp25 Stratford Every Wed, Sat & Sun 10 to 5 - Art in the Park www.artintheparkstratford.ca

Jn30-Aug25 Dresden Thursdays - Concerts in the Park 6-8 pm www.dresden.ca

June 1-26 Exeter Huron Waves Music Festival www.huronwavesmusicfestival.ca

Jun2-Sep22 Woodstock Every 2nd Thursday - Summer Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

Jun21-Ag30 Petrolia Tuesday Evenings - Farmers’ Market 4:30-8:30 pm www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Jun23-Sp15 Blenheim Thursdays - Concerts in the Park 7pm www.townofblenheim.com

July-Aug Kingsville Saturdays - Concerts Downtown 6-10 pm www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

July-Aug Kingsville Thursdays - Concerts @ Mettawas Park 7-9 pm www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

April 2022

15 London Arkells at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

15 London Duelling Piano Show at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

15 London London Collectible Expo at Centennial Hall www.collectorshows.ca

15 Brantford Easter at Addie’s - Adelaide Hunter Hoodless NHS www.adelaidehoodless.ca

15 Sarnia The Great Benjamins Circus www.benjaminscircus.com

16 London Classic Albums Live - U2 - Joshua Tree www.centennialhall.london.ca

16 Stratford Pink Moon Witches Night Market www.facebook.com/sipandshopstratford

20-21 Sarnia Donovan Woods in concert at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

21 London Monique Heart of Ru Paul’s Drag Race www.londonmusichall.com

21-23 Windsor St. Clair College Music Theatre at Chrysler Theatre www.chryslertheatre.com

22 London Home Free Dive Bar Saints concert www.londonmusichall.com

22 London Amanda Reaume in concert at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

22 Sarnia Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd the Wall www.imperialtheatre.net

22-23 Chatham Calendar Girls’ at Kiwanis Theatre www.cktickets.com

22-23 Simcoe Antique to Chic Market at the Aud www.bluehensmarkets.com

Markets & Roadshows

At The Aud, Norfolk Fairgrounds

172 South Drive South, Simcoe

Coming to Simcoe

April 22nd & 23rd

FRIDAY, April 22 • 4-9pm

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22-24 London Artists’ Studio Tour www.londonstudiotour.ca

2022

Friday, April 22: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 24: noon to 5 p.m.

Brochures with Map available at:

Museum London, Tourism London,

Library Branches & other arts-friendly places.

Also available on our website.

www.londonstudiotour.ca

Contact: Beth Stewart 519-668-6743

22-24 Kingsville Girlfriends Getaway www.kingsvillegirlfriendsgetaway.ca

22-May1 Windsor Get Hooked Fishing Tournament www.visitwindsoressex.com

23 Leamington Dark Sky Nights at Point Pelee National Park www.pc.gc.ca

23 Wallaceburg The Great Benjamins Circus www.benjaminscircus.com

23-24 Kingsville Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market www.facebook.com/ctmhv

24 Brantford Brantford Memorial Concert Band - Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

24 London Imagine Dragons - Mercury World Tour www.budweisergardens.com

24 Paris Paris to Ancaster Bike Race www.parisancaster.com

24 Vittoria Nara Farrell in concert in Richards Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

24 Windsor The Great Benjamins Circus www.benjaminscircus.com

24 Woodstock Sports Card Show and Sale www.collectorshows.ca

26 Brantford Cameron & Megan/ Cello & Piano - Sanderson Centre www.brantfordmusicclub.ca

28 Brantford Washboard Union at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

28 London Chris Stapleton with Elle King at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

29 London David Wilcox in concert at London Music hall www.londonmusichall.com

29-30 Petrolia Town Wide Yard Sale ***********

29-30 Sarnia This is Me at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

29-May1 Windsor Home and Garden Show www.ontariotradeshows.com

30 London Donovan Woods at London Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

30 London James Taylor & Jackson Browne www.budweisergardens.com

30 Lucknow Town Wide Yard Sale ***********

30 Stratford Stratford Symphony 7:30 at Avondale United Church www.stratfordsymphony.ca

30 Vittoria Crystal Journey with David Hickey at Richard’s Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

30-May 1 Brampton Great British Train Show - Archdekin Rec Centre www.theplatelayers.org

30-May 1 Mt. Brydges Battle of Longwoods at Longwoods Rd Cons. Area www.royal-scots.com

30-May 1 Sarnia Spring into Summer Arts and Crafts Festival www.sarniakinsmen.ca

30-May 1 Tillsonburg Oxford Studio Tour www.oxfordstudiotour.ca

14

14th

Annual

STUDIO TOUR

APRIL 2022 continued

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 • 10am-5pm

18 LOCATIONS FEATURING 35 ARTISANS!

• Oils • Acrylics • Watercolours • Mixed Media • Graphite

• Pottery • Pen and Ink • Jewellery • Photography • Weaving

• Metal Works • Digital Art • Gourds • Fibre Arts • Encaustic

For more information contact: Station Arts Centre Tillsonburg • 519.842.6151

tverbuyst@stationarts.ca • www.oxfordstudiotour.ca

May 2022

also see "ongoing events" previous column

MAY 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31

1 Kingsville Transportation Museum Grand Re-Opening www.ctmhv.com

1 Stratford Spring Pop Up Market www.visitstratford.ca

1 Woodstock Model Train Show and Sale www.collectorshows.ca

2-10 Brantford Music Festival at various locations www.brantfordmusicfesival.ca

3-7 Tillsonburg 35th Anniversary Celebration www.pedlarsquay.com

4 Brantford Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

4 London John Cleese at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

6 Sarnia David Wilcox in concert at Imperial theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

6-7 Amherstburg Jane’s Walk www.visitamherstburg.ca

6-7 Windsor Fiesta Weekend with Barrels, Bottles and Brews www.fiestaweekend.ca

7 Auburn Town Wide Yard Sale **************

7 Ayr Town Wide Yard Sale **************

7 London ZZ Top and Cheap Trick at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

7 Lucan Town Wide Yard Sale **************

7 Mannheim Town Wide Yard Sale **************

7 Sarnia Sarnia School of Celtic Dancing - a Celtic Evening www.imperialtheatre.net

7 Newbury Town Wide Yard Sale **************

7 New Dundee Dundee Artisan Festival in the Park 10-6 Find Us on Facebook

7 Petrolia Super Saturday - Shop - Dine - Win www.town.petrolia.on.ca

7 Point Edward Seaway Sounds Garage Sale - 723 House St. 8-Noon mayerp21@gmail.com

7 Point Edward Town Wide Yard Sale www.villageofpointedward.com

7 Wyoming Mother’s Day Craft Sale 519-845-3680

8 Kingsville Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet, Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

8 London Stars on Ice at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

8 Vittoria Patsy Cline Tribute at Richard’s Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

9 Brantford Colin James Trio Tour at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

10 Brantford Symphony Orchestra present Fire and Water www.sandersoncentre.ca

10 London Avril Lavigne in concert at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

10 online Lunch & Learn with Lambton Archives - Learn Property www.lambtonmuseums.ca

Events continue on Page 50

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Daytripper

Also listed on our website! WWW.DAYTRIPPING.CA

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting).

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.

MAY 2022 continued

MAY 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31

10-22 Petrolia The Roaring Twenties at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia www.thevpp.ca

11 Brantford Classic Albums live - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust www.sandersoncentre.ca

11 London Jesse Cook the Tempest II Tour www.centennialhall.london.ca

11 Sarnia Sinfonia Toronto at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

12 Brantford The Dreamboats at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

12 Sarnia Classic Albums live “Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedos” www.imperialtheatre.net

13 Brantford Young Artists recital by Brantford Music Club www.sandersoncentre.ca

13 London The Beaches WSG the Blue Stones at Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

13 Sarnia Tom Leeson: The non virtual Comedy Tour www.imperialtheatre.net

14 Heidelberg Town Wide Yard Sale **************

14 Listowel Town Wide Yard Sale **************

14 London Mother Mother in concert at Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

14 London Broadway in London - Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban www.budweisergardens.com

14 London Craft Show at Western Fair District www.londoncraftshows.com

14 Petrolia Optimist Club Spring Craft & Gift Show www.lcpetrolicaoptimist.org

14 Pinegrove Town Wide Yard Sale **************

14 Port Stanley Town Wide Yard Sale **************

14 Sarnia Classic Albums live “AC/DC - Back in Black” www.imperialtheatre.net

14-15 Grand Bend Arts, Eats and Beats Studio Tour www.artseatsandbeatstour.ca

MAY 2022 continued

SHOP

LOCAL

28 Baden Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Beachville Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Belmont Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Brooklin Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Brussels Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Comber Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Courtright Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Dresden Demolition Derby www.dresdenex.ca

28 Dutton Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Forest Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Grand Valley Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Hensall Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 London Town Wide Yard Sale - Blackfriars area *************

28 Leamington Dark Nights at Point Pelee National Park www.pc.gc.ca

28 London Whose Line is it Anyway at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

28 London Jann Arden in concert at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

28 New Hamburg Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Point Edward Blue Water Anglers Kids Training Day (register) www.bluewateranglers.com

28 Petrolia Fish Fry Find Us on Facebook

28 Shakespeare Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Springfield Nostalgia Rama 519-404-2177

SPRINGFIELD NOSTALGIA RAMA

Multi Vendor Antique Show • Classic Car Show & Shine

Saturday, May 28 • 9am to 5pm

Food · Music · Door Prizes · Antique Displays & Much More!

51570 Lyons Line, Springfield (just west of Springfield)

Admission: $10

Presented by The Rusty Sign Shop and Shackleton Auctions

For information, contact :

Sean 519-404-2177 or Jay 519-851-9908

28 Strathroy Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28 Tottenham Town Wide Yard Sale *************

28-29 Paris Butter Tart Festival at Fairgrounds www.allcanadianevents.com

29 Brantford Holmedale Art Crawl www.holmedaleartcrawl.ca

29 Kingsville Rhythm of the World Concert with OKAN www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

29 Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale at Fairgrounds www.collectorshows.ca

14-15 Kingsville Fiber Fest at Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

15 Brantford Twin Flames at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

15 Stratford Theme and Evolutions - music at Revival House www.innerchamber.ca

15 Woodstock Toy and Collectibles Expo www.collectorshows.ca

16 Stratford Flower Moon Market 5-9 facebook.com/sipandshopstratford

17 Brantford Whose Line is it Anyway at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

18 London Gerry Dee - Alone and on Stage at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

19 Brantford Gerry Dee - Alone and on Stage at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

19-22 London Poutine Feast at Victoria Park www.poutinefeast.com

20-22 Amherstburg Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration www.visitamherstburg.ca

20-28 Sarnia “Something Rotten” at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

21 Arthur Town Wide Yard Sale *************

21 Jarvis Town Wide Yard Sale Facebook - Jarvis Board of Trade

3

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A D

Jarvis Town Wide Yard Sale

8am to 3pm • Rain or Shine

FREE Treasure Maps available from each

yard sale participant & on Facebook May 20th

JARVIS BOARD

OF TRADE

21 Petrolia Car Show 10-3 www.town.petrolia.on.ca

21 Port Stanley Town Wide Yard Sale *************

21 Thamesford Town Wide Yard Sale *************

21 Thedford Rock the Flats at Widder Station www.widderstation.com

21 Tillsonburg Town Wide Yard Sale in the Hickory Hills area *************

22 London Brett Kissel wsg Jess Moskaluke www.budweisergardens.com

23 Kingsville Tea & Fashion Show - Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

23 New Dundee Holiday Monday - Town Wide Yard Sale *************

24 London Sarah Harmer in Concert at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

24 online Lunch & Learn Genetic Genealogy - Lambton Archives www.lambtonmuseums.ca

25 Brantford Marie Bottrell at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

25 Sarnia Understanding the Archives at Mallroad Library www.lambtonmuseums.ca

26 Brantford Ladies Who Lead -present Arlene Dickinson www.sandersoncentre.ca

26-28 Listowel Spinrite Yarn outlet Tent Sale www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

26-29 Forest Lambton Film and Food Festival at Kineto Theatre www.kineto.ca

27 London Classic Albums Live - Billy Joel - Stranger www.centennialhall.london.ca

27 Windsor Whose Line is it Anyway at Chrysler Theatre www.chryslertheatre.com

27-28 Chatham Retrofest www.downtownchatham.com

Woodstock Nostalgia Show & Sale

Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St.

SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 9:30am to 3pm

ADMISSION PRICES: Early Admission 9:30-11am: $10/p.p.

11:01am-1pm: $5/p.p. • 1:01-3pm: $3/p.p.

The Largest Indoor Nostalgia

& Small Anque Show in Ontario!

Vendor space or info: toyshow@kwic.com or 519-426-8875

Expanded to

2 BUILDINGS!

200 Vendor

Tables!

CollectorShows.ca

Ontario Collector Shows

30 Brantford Josh Ramsay tour at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

31-Jn4 Port Stanley Gabs sings Babs at Festival Theatre www.psft.cat

June 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 49

1 London Harry Rollins in concert at Music Hall www.londonmusichall.ca

1-26 Exeter Huron Waves Music Festival (see ad Pg 49) www.huronwavesmusicfestival.ca

2 online Virtual Talk on Climate change www.lambtonmuseums.ca

2-5 London CMAOntario Country Music Awards www.cmaontario.ca

2-5 Sarnia Poutine Fest www.poutinefest.com

3-5 Brantford Wayne Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament www.ballhockeyinternational.ca

4 Brownsville Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Caledonia Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Cottam Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Ingersoll Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Komoka Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 London Gathering on the Green in Wortley Village www.oscolondon.ca

4 Lynhurst Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Milverton Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Mt.Brydges Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Nairn Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Oil Springs Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Petrolia Pizza Fest www.town.petrolia.on.ca

4 Seaforth Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Tavistock Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Tilbury Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Vienna Edison Fest www.bayham.on.ca

4 Waterdown Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4 Watford Town Wide Yard Sale ********

4-5 Windsor Art in the Park www.rotary1918.com

4-6 Clinton Spring Fair www.clintonspringfair.com

5 Ancaster Toy and Collectibles Show at Fairgrounds www.collectorshows.ca

6 Forest Property Workshop at Library - Lambton Archives www.lambtonmuseums.ca

7 Petrolia Property Workshop at Library - Lambton Archives www.lambtonmuseums.ca

7-11 Port Stanley The Crooner Show at Festival Theatre www.psft.ca

7-19 Petrolia Dynamic Duos at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia www.thevpp.ca

9 Sarnia Understanding the Archives at Library www.lambtonmuseums.ca

9-12 Dunnville Mudcat Festival dunnvillemudcatfestival.com

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SPRING 2022


Also listed on our website! WWW.DAYTRIPPING.CA

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting).

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

JUNE 2022 continued

10 Grand Bend PA Day program at Lambton Heritage Museum www.lambtonmuseums.ca

10 Kingsville Market & Motors at Cindy’s Home and Garden www.cindysgarden.com

10 Oil Springs PA Day program at Lambton Heritage Museum www.lambtonmuseums.ca

10-11 Sarnia Block Party with Trews and Walk Off the Earth www.ticketscene.ca

10-11 Simcoe Norfolk Night Market www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, Simcoe

10-12 Strathroy Hometown Festival www.strathroyhometownfestival.com

11 Ailsa Craig Town Wide Yard Sale ********

11 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Saturday Special Antique Show

Saturda

, June e

11

Dealers at this

Special Saturday Show!

am to 4pm • $10 admission

2022 Sunday Market Season (Sundays only): Sunday, April 24

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

1 mile north off 401 exit 299, near Guelph • 1-877-763-1077 • www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

11 Amherstburg Ribs and Ragtime www.visitamherstburg.ca

11 Breslau Town Wide Yard Sale ********

11 London Classic Albums Live - Tom Petty Damn the Torpedos www.centennialhall.london.ca

11 Mt.Brydges Rockin’Wheel concert featuring Big Sugar www.rockinwheel.com

11 Otterville Town Wide Yard Sale ********

11 Petrolia Antique & Unique Sale at Discovery www.petroliadiscovery.com

11 Sarnia Kids Fun Fest www.sarnia.ca

11 Shedden Town Wide Yard Sale ********

11-12 Shedden Rosy Rhubarb Festival www.rosyrhubarbfestival.com

12 Kingsville Spring Festival of Car Show - Transportation Museum www.ctmhv.com

12 Kingsville Rhythm of the World Concert - QuiQue Escamilla www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

12 Thedford Sarah Smith sings at Widder Station www.widderstation.com

12 Woodstock Toy and Collectibles Show at Fairgrounds www.collectorshows.ca

13 Corunna Property Workshop at Library by Lambton Archives www.lambtonmuseums.ca

13 Sarnia Lunch at Allen’s concert at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

13-25 Bright Oh What a Night at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

15 Brantford Lunch at Allen’s concert at Sanderson Centre www.sandersoncentre.ca

15-July9 Port Stanley My Hero at Festival Theatre www.psft.ca

16 Grand Bend Heritage Hour: Mysterious Artifacts www.lambtonmuseums.ca

17-18 Blyth Rutabaga Fest Find Us on Facebook

17-19 Alvinston Alvinston Pro Rodeo www.alvinstonprorodeo.com

June

17, 18, 19,

2022

ALVINSTON

JUNE 2022

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30

JUNE 2022 continued

24-26 St.Thomas Airfest at St.Thomas Airport www.airfest.ca

24-26 London Food and Craft Beer Festival www.canadasbiggestparty.com

24-25 Blenheim Classic Auto Cruise Night (24th) & Auto Show (25th) www.townofblenheim.com

25 Arkona Town Wide Yard Sales ******

25 Brights Grove Town Wide Yard Sales ******

25 Blenheim Art in the Park 9-3 ******

25 Chatham Aaron & Aimee Allen w/guest Chad Oulds www.chathamcapitoltheatre.com

25 Palmerston Raleway Festival - Ales on the Rails, music at park www.allaboardpalmerston.ca

25 Palmerston Strawberry Social www.mintofarmersmarket.ca

25 Kingsville Kingsville Highland Games 519-733-2123

25 Leamington Dark Sky Nights at Point Pelee National Park www.pc.gc.ca

25 London Forest City Comicon www.forestcitycomicon.ca

25 Thedford Town Wide Yard Sales facebook.com/thedfordmainstreet

25 Wardsville Town Wide Yard Sales facebook.com/yourwardsville

25-26 Amherstburg Woofa-Roo Pet Fest www.woofaroo.com

25-26 Hamilton Skyfest 50 - Air Show Celebrating 50 Years www.airshow50.com

25-26 Wallacetown Life in the Talbot Settlement at Backus Page House www.backuspagehouse.ca

26 Ancaster Nostalgia Show and Sale www.collectorshows.ca

26 Brantford Brantford Music Club - Some Enchanted Evening www.sandersoncentre.ca

29 Bright All requests with Mark Willlms www.waltersmusicvenue.com

29 Grand Bend PA day program at Lambton Heritage Museum www.lambtonmuseums.ca

29 Sarnia Dallas Smith in concert at Progressive Arena www.ticketmaster.ca

30 London The Doobie Brothers at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.comt

July 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 49

1 Embro Town Wide Yard Sale ************

1 Embro Embro Highland Games www.embrohighlandgames.ca

1 Tillsonburg Fun Fair Party at Annandale National Historic Site 1-3 www.tillsonburg.ca

1-3 St.Marys Homecoming-Heritage Festival www.discoverstmarys.ca

2 Clinton Town Wide Yard Sale ************

2 Dresden Bootleg Creedence (CCR Cover Band) at Czech Hall www.dresden.ca

2 Parkhill Town Wide Yard Sale ************

2-3 Leamington Arts at the Marina www.leamingtonartscentre.com

3 Mooretown Model Train Event www. mooremuseum.ca

4-16 Bright Country Classics at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

5-24 Petrolia On Golden Pond at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia www.thevpp.ca

6 Bright Around the World with Bradley Walters www.waltersmusicvenue.com

8-9 Norwich Town Wide Yard Sale ************

8-9 Norwich Nostalgia Days Festival ************

• 3 Rodeo Shows • 2 Barn Dances (Fri/Sat)

• On Site Camping • Weekend Passes Available

alvinstonprorodeo.com

17-19 London Children’s Festival www.canadasbiggestparty.com

17-19 Sarnia Ribfest www.sarniakinribfest.com

17-19 Stratford Stratford Live - music and food www.stratfordlive.ca

18 Blenheim Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Dresden Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Exeter Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Kirkton Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Kilworth Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Wyoming Town Wide Yard Sale ******

18 Vittoria Town Wide Yard Sale ******

19 Kingsville Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet www.ctmhv.com

19 Petrolia Car Show and Father’s Day Breakfast Find Us on Facebook

19 St.Thomas Car Show at Pinafore Park www.railwaycitytourism.com

22 London Anne of Green Gables Ballet at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

23 Brantford Classic Albums Live - Tom Petty Damn the Torpedos www.sandersoncentre.ca

23 London Dallas Smith concert at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

23-25 Sarnia Bluewater BorderFest - Canadian Music Concert www.bluewaterborderfest.ca

23-26 Sarnia Barefoot in the Park at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

24 Sarnia Get out of the Garage - Battle of the Bands www.sarnia.ca

24-25 Thamesville Threshing Festival Find Us on Facebook

9 Oil Springs Black Gold Fest at Oil Museum of Canada www.lambtonmuseums.ca

9 Shrewsbury Town Wide Yard Sale ************

14-16 Blenheim Cherryfest 2022 www.townofblenheim.com

29-31 Dresden Dresden Exhibition www.dresdenex.ca

AUGUST 2022

also see “ongoing events” on page 49

7 Harriston Sundaes on Sunday, downtown www.harristonrising.ca

12-14 Kingsville The Greenway Jam - various venues www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

15-16 Bright A modern tribute to ABBA at Walters Music Venue www.waltersmusicvenue.com

15-27 Listowel Spinrite Yarn Outlet Tent Sale www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

27 Belmont Pickers Swap Meet Antiques and Nostalgia Find Us on Facebook

PICKERS SWAP MEET ANTIQUES & NOSTALGIA

Sat, Aug 27, 9am-2

• Advertising ing • Gas & Oil Memorabilia

2 • Tin & Porcelain Signs • Nostalgia a Products

• Gas Pumps & Coke Machines • Pedal Cars

• Large Selection of General Store Items & Antique Toys

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27 Straffordville Watermelon Fest www.bayham.on.ca

Events begin on page 49. Send your events to info@daytripping.ca

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Clothing,

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Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

Little Falls

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really did, but those little portions on my

plate looked more like fly specks than

real food. How can such a small offering

fill the yearning that my stomach is

telling me I deserve? The only thing that

quenched that was a double helping

of Pralines and Cream at Scoops Ice

Cream Parlor.

My friend Pheenie suggested I try

going to the local gym for exercise. I

told her that wouldn’t work because I

didn’t like torture. My idea of exercise

is to take my cat on a leash and cruise

up and down on the sidewalk in front of

my house.

Pheenie said if I wanted to

lose those drooping love

handles, I would have to

either starve or do some

exercise or both. She said

there was a class at the

Y offering Low Impact

exercising especially for ‘the

older crowd.’

After a few days of pondering,

I convinced myself that it

wouldn’t hurt to try something

that was for the older crowd—that

would mean it would be easy and I am

always looking for the easy.

Trust me. LOW IMPACT is a lie! There

was nothing low impact about the way

I hit the floor when I lifted my legs and

placed them down. I swear the muscles

and fat on my calves did the twist all by

themselves and not in slow motion. I’ll

have bruises for life. I just know I will!

How do people keep up with that

stuff? The class did ten side-by-sides

by the time I did one. The leader said

to go at your own speed. The music

got louder. The pace accelerated. I was

pooped already. I sank to my knees, a

fuzziness rolling in.

In the distance, I could vaguely hear

a voice shouting over the loud speaker.

“Breathe in and out - in and out - keep

the rhythm.” Were they crazy? Who

cared about any rhythm? If I survive this

I’ll take their rhythm and stuff it, and the

impact won’t be low either, I promised

myself as the lights went out.

When I came to, I found

myself still on my knees,

in a praying position,

facing the door marked

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must have dragged me

there when I was out of

it. I found a sign around my

neck that said: “Try Yoga.”

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when I was only nine years old. This story

occurred on the dates July 15th, 2007 and

on July 16th, 2007.

July 15, 2007 - “Honey, I think it’s

time for you to go to bed. You have a

long day ahead of you,” my Mom said

to me.

“Mommy! Can I stay up a little bit

longer? Please Mommy!” I begged.

“No, I think you need to go to sleep”

my Mom told me.

“… But I like this show.” I told her. I

just started to watch Franklin.

“No, you are going to bed, and that is

final!” she raised her voice a bit. “Now

turn off the T.V,” she told me.

“NO!” I yelled at her. I did not want to

turn off the T.V or go to bed and I made

it obvious.

“We don’t yell!” she told me. “What

happens when we yell?” she asked me.

“I don’t know!” I yelled at her again.

“When you yell at mommy, there are

consequences.” She firmly said to me.

“Because you yelled at me, you’re going

to bed 5 minutes earlier tomorrow

night. Okay?” She was setting down

the rules and I didn’t like that. “Now,

you need to go to bed!” she demanded.

“And if you’re not in your bed before I

count to 10, then I’ll be adding another

5 minutes.” she added. My Mom started

to count. “1…” she counted, “2…” she

counted, “3…” she counted, “4…” she

counted, “5…” she counted. “I’m halfway

there. You had better get in your

bed before I reach 10” she told me. I

was furious. It was only 7:30. Why did

I have to go to bed? Why could I not

stay up a little bit longer? I rushed to my

room, and slammed the door.

“I hate you!” I yelled to my Mom.

“You’re the worst Mom ever!” I added.

By 8:30, I was calmed down and

almost asleep. I hugged my teddy bear

and, finally, I fell asleep.

July 16th, 2007 - It was now 4:00 in

the morning. My Grandmaman headed

to my bed, quietly sitting down beside

me. Tears were dripping down from

her eyes and onto my bed. “It’s time

to wake up, Kristin,” Grandmaman told

me, as she rubbed my back. I woke up,

and I was surprised to see her. Why was

Grandmaman here? I thought.

“Where’s my Mom?” I asked her.

Grandmaman was hesitant to answer.

“She’s…..” Grandmaman said, not

being able to say her complete thought.

“Come down stairs, when you’re

dressed,” she told me.

Therefore, I got out of bed and headed

to my dresser. I grabbed a pair of yoga

pants, and an old sweatshirt and quickly

put it on, and I headed down the stairs.

There I saw two police officers, three

paramedics, and a fire fighter. They

were all standing in a somewhat semicircle

format in the kitchen. One officer

was comforting my Grandmaman.

“What’s going on? Where’s my

Mom?” I asked. I was clueless. No

one would tell me what was going on.

Thoughts kept on rushing through my

mind. Would you be scared if you knew

something was not quite right, but no

one would tell you what it was? … Sure,

you would.

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and at my Grandmaman’s, that I was

informed that my Mom had passed

away. She had had a heart attack during

the night, and had difficulties breathing.

I remember dropping to my knees.

Minutes later, my family had decided

that it would be in my best interest,

if I did not go to visit my Mom in the

hospital, as it would be too difficult for

a young child to see her mother dying.

I remember yelling, “Why can’t I come

too?” as Grandmaman and Grandpapa

went out the door and drove away. They

were going to see the last of my Mom.

Tears continued to drip down my

eyes, for days. I was not in a good

emotional state. I remember yelling and

screaming constantly. I felt like a failure.

The words I said to my Mom the night

the she had passed away were horrific,

and now having lost her, I wish I would

never had said them.

I would like to conclude by saying

how much I appreciate all that my Mom

has done for me. As a child, I demanded

a lot from her. She was a

single mom, and I didn’t

realize that she was trying

her best to be the best

parent that she could be.

She provided good food,

nice clothes, a roof over

my head, education, and

private tutoring for me, as I

struggled in school with my

math.

Not to forget, she was

always there for me,

whenever I needed her. She

loved and supported me

and I will never forget her! Sometimes

you don’t realize how lucky you are, until

it is taken away from you. I would also

like to thank some other very important

people in my life. I never would have

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been able to share my feelings to others

that are outside of my family, about my

Mom’s death without the help of family

and friends.

I would like to say a special thank

you to my father and my grandparents.

Also, I would like to say thank you to

my fabulous grade seven teacher, Mrs.

Anne Gray-Hiddink. Thanks for being

there for me, through thick and thin.

And also to Mrs. Jane-Anne House, for

helping me catch up in my math and

for ensuring other academic successes.

I have a bright future ahead of me and

I know that I’m going to reach the stars

and do great things, because I have

one thing that many children who are

struggling don’t have... a brilliant and

supportive family, that will never let me

down. I will never forget my Mom.

Publisher’s note: Kristin ended her life

on March 11th, 2022 at the age of 25 after

a courageous and publicly hard-fought

battle with her mental illness. We’re

reprinting this article with the blessing of

Kristin’s family. She was only

13 when she sent this article

to us and we had to contact

her to make sure she wanted

it to run. Daytripping was

her first “paid” gig as a writer

and contributor but she went

on to much greater things.

Kristin became an outspoken

advocate for mental health

and critic of the bureaucracy

of the system that she fought

passionately for but felt

had failed her. She was a

first year Master of Social

Work Student and Graduate Assistant

at the University of Windsor with her

eye on a law degree, a recipient of many

prestigious awards, an author, lobbyist

and crisis responder.

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only thing that varied was the change

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May had sprung forth, beautifully

green, with bountiful blossoms and

already mid-July temperatures. We had

a week’s vacation while radios blared

words like a staycation. Crikey! We had

been down this road twice in 2020!

The museums, theatres and other

venues were still closed, and we weren’t

sure where we could go. Frustration

and boredom set in. We were tired of

walking the dog on the streets of our

neighbourhood. We decided to go for a

hike. So we took a short drive to explore

places we had never visited before.

Our selection was Lake Margaret in

St. Thomas. Not knowing what to expect

when we arrived, we wore long pants

and sleeves, prepared for anything.

Only to be surprised by a 2.6-kilometre

loop trail that was mainly a paved affair

and wide enough for social distancing.

Lake Margaret was already busy at

ten in the morning with bikers, joggers

and walkers of various ages, all with

smiles and calling out greetings.

The day had started cloudy, and

we were slightly disappointed with

the cloud cover, but shortly into the

walk, the sun broke through, and Lake

Margaret transformed. The slate grey

waters turned blue, and the green

foliage took on a brighter appearance.

The trunks of birch trees stood stark

against the backdrop of the calm waters,

as different birds species trilled to their

heart’s content. Once a gravel pit, this

small lake was breathtakingly beautiful.

The Perfumed Path

As we continued, we found narrow

offshoot trails that were a little rougher

in terrain that looped around two

smaller ponds. We spotted an aerie

high up on a long pole where a hawk

nested. Turtles sat on nursing logs in

the sun while the bullfrogs croaked out

a chorus. Canada Geese spread their

large wings, airing them out like one

would air out carpets on a clothesline.

A muskrat sat on the banks of one

pond and slipped into the water at our

approach. Mallard ducks swam serenely

on the lake, dipping their beaks into the

water as their tail feathers remained

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clear body of water with a depth of 8

metres, home to small and largemouth

bass. South of the lake is agricultural

land. The trail to the east wanders into

a subdivision and continues back into

the forested area to the north. Beautiful

Pinafore Park lies northwest of the lake,

with dirt trails meandering into the

forest linking Lake Margaret and the

park.

Tall Carolinian trees canopied the

dirt trails as squirrels and chipmunks

scampered in the underbrush.

Surrounding all this beauty were

wildflowers. Wild Cranesbill dotted

the forest floor. Coming back toward

the lake, we admired mauve and pink

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Phlox. On the banks of the lake grew

wild Irises, bright yellow against the

green grasses. Lily pads floated on

the surface of the lake, with the sun

reflected off their watery flora.

What captured us most was the

scent. People stopped to remark on the

fragrant smell. We discovered Japanese

Honeysuckle growing wild all along the

perimeter of the pathway and near the

shores of the lake. White and yellow

blooms perfumed the now humid and

hot air with a light, floral aroma. What

a delight!

Fall had arrived, and we decided to

go back to Lake Margaret for another

walk. We parked in Pinafore Park, with

splendid playgrounds, splash pads and

public washrooms. We took a dirt trail

into the woods and came out onto the

paved pathway, and joined a group of

dog walkers. Dogs must remain on their

leashes according to the signs posted.

This time there was a different scent

around the lake. It was the fragrance of

fall. A nutty, spicy smell permeated our

walk. Mustard coloured Goldenrod, and

the delicate white blooms of Queen

Anne’s Lace replaced wild Irises,

Cranesbill and Phlox.

In the past, there was a ban on

boating and fishing on the lake, but

as of May 2021, the St. Thomas city

council approved non-motorized

watercraft and fishing. Now, the lake

sported kayaks as they silently slipped

by, soaking up the stunning wilderness

just beyond the city limits.

To us Covid-fatigued city dwellers,

both of our trips to Lake Margaret were

a delight to the senses with its visual

beauty, the sounds of wildlife, and

walks along the perfumed paths.

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After a long afternoon spent playing in

and out of the water, we were cold and

ravenous. Nothing has ever tasted so

good as those barbecued wieners.

It’s not surprising that I had such a

strong reaction to the smell of the grilled

hot dogs. According to psychologists,

food memories are very powerful. The

taste, smell and texture of food can

trigger memories of not only the food,

but also of the place and our emotional

state at the time of eating.

This got me thinking about other

childhood food memories, both good

and bad. When I was growing up on

a farm in southwestern Ontario in

the 1970’s, dinners were simple and

revolved around meat and potatoes.

My parents came to Canada from

farms in the Netherlands (Holland)

after the Second World War so “meat

and potatoes” was their traditional

fare. It also made economic sense

since we raised our own beef, pork and

sometimes chicken.

We also had a large vegetable garden

as well as apple and pear trees, so I

spent many hot summer days helping

my mom pick fruits and vegetables, can

applesauce and pears, freeze beans and

peas, and pickle cucumbers, beets and

red cabbage. We did enough to keep a

family of nine fed for the entire winter

and then some. Summer holidays were

definitely not a time of leisure on the

farm.

Along with the meat and potatoes,

soup was a staple at every dinner. My

favourite dinner food was barbecued

hamburgers and my least favourite was

when mom would mash cooked carrots

into the potatoes (what the Dutch call

Stoemp). This was always disappointing

for me as I was not a fan of boiled carrots.

When I was first learning to bake,

community cookbooks from churches

and service clubs were a great resource.

Many of the dessert recipes such as

Applesauce Spice Cake, Banana Cake,

and Walnut Squares were instant family

favourites.

Our family also ate some foods

that were peculiar to families with

Dutch heritage. For example, we ate

sandwiches made with buttered white

bread and chocolate sprinkles (called

Hail or hagel in Dutch) and coloured

hail (essentially sugar). There were also

sandwiches made with a type of spice

cookie called Speculaas as the filling.

When relatives visited from Holland

they would bring us treats. One that

really stands out in my memory was a

salty, black licorice candy called Zoute

drops. These I loved. However, the

Dubbel (Double) Zoute drops were too

much for me although my older brother

would gobble them up.

Dutch milk chocolate was another

prized treat from Holland. Although for

some reason I can’t fathom, the Dutch

were fond of making chocolates with

an alcoholic filling. I can still remember

the first time I bit into one of these

chocolates, completely unaware of the

foul-tasting vodka-like alcohol in the

hollow centre. It was a shock and I think

I may have spit it out. I quickly learned

to avoid this kind of chocolate.

While my parents are both gone

now, thinking about the many foods we

shared when I was young brings them

close once again. It also makes me

wonder what foods will trigger my own

kids’ childhood memories.

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Turn the page for more shops

& a handy, pull-out map!

There’s No Place

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Friday to Sunday 11 to 5 Year Round

519-350-1745

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl

Also Home Baking

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Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11-3, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5

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Tues.-Fri.10-5/Sat.10-3

444 St. George St., Dresden

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Quality Antiques, Collectibles,

and Pre-Owned Furniture

Monthly Outdoor Vendor Market begins April 23

519-401-7322

Mon. to Fri.10:30-5

Sundays 11-4

Gary’s Gallery

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SARNIA

FLEA

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Antiques, Collectibles

& much more

Open O Every Sunday • 9 am to 4pm

112 N. Christina St. Downtown

519-330-6816

With all these shops mapped out for

you, how can you not jump in the truck

and get out on the road?

We started driving down side roads

27 years ago looking for the most

unique shops we could find to put them

all in one magazine, but this is the first

time we’ve put all the antique shops on

one map, in the centre of this pullout

section. Some of them, like Caresa and

CJ’s and There’s No Place Like Home

have been in Daytripping since way

back then. Pickin’ Through The Past in

London on the other hand is brand new.

Katnap Antiques in Iona is also new

but the building has a history as an

antique shop and was in our first issue

in 1995. So was Brickyard Antiques

near Delaware SW of London, but back

then it was Hilltop Antique Market. The

more things change the more they stay

the same.

Frannies Attic

Port Rowan

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Over 17,000 sq. ft.

9

1175 Hyde Park Road

London, ON • 519-471-2835

memorylaneantiques.ca

Open 7 days Including Holidays

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Brickyard Antiques

London

There are all sorts of shops here. Neat

and tidy ones, not quite so tidy ones,

main street ones, middle of freakin’

nowhere ones, small stores to massive

antique markets. One of them even has

an airplane on top of the building.

Some are purely antique shops while

others like Dale’s Antique Market in

Grand Bend have a mix, and they

have a great mix there. Attic Books in

London is different than all the others

specializing in that one field but doing

it so well. Aberfoyle Antique Market is

only open on weekends part of the year

and hosts fabulous events. Others are

open 7 days a week and a few are open

anytime someone pulls in the laneway.

They all generally have a good deal

of respect for one another and the one

thing they have in common is that they

all like antiques. If you like antiques,

you’ll probably like them all!

Pickin’ Through

The Past

755 Dundas Street, London

Street Parking Available

OPEN WEDNESDAY

TO SUNDAY 10-6

KATNAP Antiques

and LUMLEY LEY & CO. B&B

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Vintage Signs

Antiques

Collectables

• Buy • Sell • Trade • Consign

791 Talbot St. (upper) St. Thomas

519-633-1043 • Tues.-Sat. 9-4

St.Thomas

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Antiques & Unique Treasures

• St. Thomas City & Railway Memorabilia

• Comic Books • Post Cards • Photos

• Collectables • Signs • China • Glass

• Vintage & Estate Jewellery • Crockery

We Pride

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‘One-Of-a-Kinds’

Look for the

ORANGE Canopy!

TUES - SAT

10 TO 5

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791 Talbot Street West • 519-633-8190

80+ VENdORS • ANTIQUES • FOOD • washrooms

8898 longwoods rd, mount Brydges

10 min. west of london, exit 86 hwy. 402

www.brickyardantiques.com wed-thurs 11-5 • fri-Sun 10-6

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McRatterson’s

ANTIQUES & ODDITIES

Fri-Sun 11-5

or by appt.

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43 Elora St., Harriston

519-338-2449

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Broadway

OLD VIENNA RD.

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6 OLD VIENNA RD, TILLSONBURG • 519-688-7770

3

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Use your Daytripper to explore shops filled with

yesterday’s treasures, oddities and collectibles.

OPEN

Victoria

Day

• OVER 10,000 SQ FT • 1 FLOOR - NO STAIRS! • CLIMATE CONTROLLED

Spring Savings

10 % -50 % OFF

SELECTED BOOTHS

& ITEMS

Throughout the Store

Antiques

TILLSONBURG

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Over 35,000 sq. ft.

Excellent Dealer Benefits ~ Inquiries Welcome

73 Water St., N. Cambridge, ON

519-740-0110 southworksantiques.com

Mon-Wed 10-5, Thurs-Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6

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Kingsville - Attic Treasures

See ad on page 11

Forest - Antiques on Main

519-330-7065

London - Attic Books

See ad on page 48

Clifford - Rooster’s Perch

See ad on page 36

&

40+ DEALERS

Emporium

682 James St., Hwy. #3

Delhi • 519-582-2929

courtlandtreasures@yahoo.ca

Wed-Fri 10-4 • Sat-Sun 10-5

One of the Largest Antique Furniture

Showrooms in Southern Ontario

Open: Tues. to Sat. 9 - 4

Sun. 12 - 4

(519) 443-4197

4080 New Hwy.#24,

VANESSA

25 kms south of the 403

www.cjsantiques.ca

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Exclusively Furniture

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70+ Vendors

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• Collectables • Vinyl

• Vintage • Furniture

• Jewellery • Diecast

• Glass & China

• Military • Toys

OPEN Tues to Sun

10 am to 5 pm

There are many more antique shops inside

Daytripping. The Ontario map

in the centre of the magazine will be

more helpful when travelling.

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MICHIGAN

Windsor

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Lake

St. Clair

Essex

Amherstburgg

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Kingsville

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• antiques • nostalgia

• fine collectible books

• native art

• vintage toys

• vintage comics

• vintage clothing

• coins & currency

• vintage barware

• sports memorabilia

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Leamington

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Wallaceburg

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Chatham

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Alice Street

401

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A Multiple Vendor Market

402

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Petrolia

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Strathroy

519-427-7312

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Grand Bend

12 Alice Street, Waterford • 519-410-8821

Wed-Sun 10-6 & holiday mondays

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Explore these awesome shops and let them know that you’re Daytripping!

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CARESA

30+ Years!

CARESA

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6 km West of Hwy.#24)

OPEN MOST DAYS, 11 AM TO 4:30 PM

519-427-9115/443-5856 • caresa@kwic.com

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