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<strong>Fall</strong>/<strong>Winter</strong> <strong>2022</strong>/23 • Vol. 28, Issue 3<br />

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River Lights Opening Night • November 19<br />

River Lights Festival • November 19–January 8<br />

Santa Claus Parade • November 26<br />

Christmas at the Museum • December 7<br />

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Our bottom borders for this issue consist of all sorts of famous “firsts.”<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE<br />

BF = See our Buy Fresh Pages<br />

CC = Craft Brews & Corkscrews Pages<br />

The Case for Airbnbs<br />

I haven’t spent the night at a treefort<br />

in Alvinston or on a floating keg-shaped<br />

cabin near Kingsville, but am infinitely<br />

happier knowing that I can.<br />

There’s no doubt that people love<br />

Airbnbs and many if not most people<br />

prefer them over a hotel room. They offer<br />

a vast array of options for one person or for<br />

groups; kitchens often stocked with all the<br />

amenities you could imagine; decor that<br />

isn’t the exact same from room to room,<br />

hotel to hotel; and more than anything<br />

else... location, location, location.<br />

On the other hand, some people hate<br />

Airbnbs and similar cottage rentals or<br />

shared accommodations. These are<br />

generally the people who live next to them<br />

and are subjected to parties with more<br />

people staying that are intended or allowed.<br />

Local politicians aren’t usually too fond of<br />

them either, as they’re bound to hear the<br />

complaints from these neighbours. There<br />

are ongoing attempts to crack down on<br />

this type of misuse, though I’m not sure<br />

how well it’s working.<br />

The original intention was for an<br />

Airbnb to be in someone’s own residence,<br />

much like a traditional B&B without the<br />

breakfast. If the Poindexters had an extra<br />

room they could rent it out night by night<br />

to people who want to visit their town.<br />

The Carmichaels have a guest house that’s<br />

rarely used and they need a way to put the<br />

kids through college, so opening an Airbnb<br />

seems to be the perfect solution.<br />

While some still operate like that,<br />

it’s increasingly common for the house,<br />

cottage or apartment to be used only<br />

for guests. No one actually lives there.<br />

This has created several problems that<br />

are plaguing certain communities. It<br />

can create a lack of affordable housing<br />

as smaller homes and apartments are<br />

bought up by entrepreneurs, believing that<br />

they can make more money this way. It’s<br />

progressed to the point where many of<br />

these “homeowners” don’t live anywhere<br />

near the rental unit. When that’s the case,<br />

they have less concern for the damage it<br />

causes to the community. In a small town<br />

you expect that you could call the owner<br />

to tell them that 60 people are partying in<br />

the backyard and that the picnic table is<br />

being used as firewood. It’s less likely that<br />

neighbours would know the owner of an<br />

Airbnb in a larger city, but in the many<br />

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in Southwestern Ontario<br />

small towns that <strong>Daytripping</strong> covers it’s<br />

quite common.<br />

In some cases municipalities are being<br />

asked to outlaw them, but they do fill an<br />

important void. I believe a more viable<br />

solution is to limit ownership to people<br />

who live in the same community and to<br />

fairly apply an accommodation tax if it also<br />

applies to hotels and motels in the region.<br />

For many years <strong>Daytripping</strong> had a large<br />

list of traditional bed-and-breakfasts in<br />

every issue but they declined in popularity<br />

for whatever reasons, and that started<br />

before Airbnb ever came along. Most small<br />

towns had a bed-and-breakfast or three and<br />

they were very handy for tourists, family<br />

members who felt more comfortable in their<br />

own place, wedding guests, etc. Without<br />

them, and without the more modern<br />

Airbnb, people have no option to spend<br />

a meaningful amount of time in a great<br />

portion of Southwestern Ontario that is truly<br />

worth discovering.<br />

Petrolia and Drayton have thriving theatres<br />

but no hotels. Port Rowan, Port Franks,<br />

Caledonia and Waterford are just a few of<br />

the gorgeous towns in our region that don’t<br />

have hotels. Some wonderful towns such as<br />

St. Marys, St. Thomas and Paris have the<br />

demand, but very few options. Many people<br />

love to visit our provincial parks but don’t<br />

want to camp. Shared accommodations can<br />

provide options where there simply isn’t<br />

enough business to support a motel or hotel.<br />

Airbnbs create the possibility for visitors<br />

to stay almost anywhere in our region<br />

no matter how rural it is and, despite the<br />

complications, that’s a good thing, worthy of<br />

a solution.<br />

The average daytripper spends about $80<br />

in a day, but that number balloons to $330<br />

if they stay overnight. The number one goal<br />

of all tourism promotion is to get people to<br />

stay overnight — to put “heads in beds.”<br />

Behind many multi day festivals you can<br />

bet there is a government tourism grant to<br />

build that event and give tourists a reason to<br />

stay in the area longer. The growth of many<br />

smaller festivals wanting to take that next<br />

step hinges on the likelihood that visitors<br />

can spend the night.<br />

You might not think of those shared<br />

accommodations as creating jobs, but they<br />

do. They make tourism possible where it<br />

otherwise wouldn’t be, and we need them.<br />

Thanks for reading. Mark Moran<br />

<strong>Fall</strong>-<strong>Winter</strong> <strong>2022</strong>/23<br />

<strong>Daytripping</strong> Features<br />

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........13-16<br />

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................20<br />

Tourism Contact Information..........................15<br />

Photo Contest Entries......................................27<br />

Photo Contest Winners...................................53<br />

S.W. Ontario’s EVENTS LIST....................... 73-75<br />

SW Ontario Antique Tour.................................76<br />

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets.......... 39-41<br />

Recipes........................................................39,68<br />

Corkscrews & Craft Brews...........................28,36<br />

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Our <strong>2022</strong> Photo Contest Winners<br />

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At work, you get fired for either of these.<br />

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<strong>2022</strong> Daytripper.<br />

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"Of all the things I miss from<br />

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Dr. Tom Cat<br />

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Blenheim<br />

It was July 1947. The story is true<br />

about three young brothers from the<br />

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They did not mind the hard work. In<br />

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made during the thunder<br />

storms. No, they did not<br />

want to stay in the green<br />

house, but they were fifty<br />

kilometers from their farm<br />

home and had no idea how<br />

to get back there – until<br />

one day when the truck<br />

that picked up the potatoes<br />

took them to the railroad<br />

track and the driver told<br />

them to follow the tracks<br />

into Chatham. So there<br />

they went, their few clothes<br />

in a pillowcase, no money,<br />

no water, no food, and only able to speak<br />

one or two words of English. Strangers<br />

in a strange land wandering and wishing<br />

for home.<br />

When it began to get dark, they asked<br />

for a place to sleep at a farm along the<br />

tracks, but because of the language<br />

barrier, it was assumed they were<br />

vagrants or street urchins and they were<br />

chased away. Out in the fields along<br />

the track, they leaned a few sheaves of<br />

barley together to form a make-shift tent<br />

and crawled under to keep at least the<br />

dew away. In the morning they wanted<br />

to start walking again, but without<br />

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they were not even sure which way they<br />

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A train came by and so they began to<br />

follow it. On they walked through the hot,<br />

July sun. When it was almost dark, they<br />

came to a cross road. They didn’t know<br />

if they should take the road or keep going<br />

down the track. Then, as if by a miracle,<br />

a horse and wagon appeared and the<br />

driver pointed to the back of the wagon<br />

and the tired travelers climbed aboard.<br />

After what seemed like an hour, the<br />

driver stopped, pointed down a road, and<br />

said “Semkowich.” It was the name of<br />

the farmer where their parents worked.<br />

The three boys were so happy to finally<br />

be close to home with their family again.<br />

They started down the road; their mother<br />

stood waiting for them by the road at the<br />

end of the lane which led to their house.<br />

This was the life of some of the<br />

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and immigrants today, but don’t ever<br />

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adjusting to life in a new world. Ralph<br />

says that he still has nightmares about<br />

this after nearly seventy years.<br />

Author’s note: I am John’s wife and he<br />

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told his wife, either. We asked Ralph and he<br />

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My mother tells a lot of strange stories she<br />

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My mother has many times told the<br />

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My great-great gram got the alligator on<br />

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smuggled it home.<br />

The alligator baby did what all well fed<br />

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tub and the bathroom door open.<br />

My mother said A-gator slept with<br />

Gram and would go to the tub whenever<br />

he dried out.<br />

He was eating whole chickens by then<br />

and his appetite was growing as fast as<br />

he was. Still my mother said he was so<br />

well fed and happy that he still wasn’t<br />

snappy or mean.<br />

It was a bright, hot summer day when<br />

A-gator, then about five feet long, went<br />

for a stroll.<br />

No animal wants to live its whole life<br />

indoors. Gram had left the doors open to<br />

let in a breeze; the open door let A-gator<br />

out.<br />

People and their animals ran<br />

screaming as A-gator unintentionally<br />

terrorized the neighbourhood. He<br />

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taking himself for a walk<br />

on a summer day.<br />

Despite the panic,<br />

before anyone<br />

could get a gun or<br />

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A-gator began<br />

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He could have gone<br />

back to the house to<br />

the bathtub but another<br />

source of water attracted<br />

him. He squeezed through the opening<br />

at the side of the street into the sewer.<br />

Yes. An alligator in the sewer, now-adays<br />

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However A-gator did not roam down<br />

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Gram, upon learning where her<br />

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The man in charge of city engineering<br />

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Remember, it was a hot, sunny summer<br />

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there was a pop up thunder storm.<br />

As gram crouched by the sewer<br />

opening trying to sooth the trapped<br />

and increasingly frightened A-gator, it<br />

began to rain. In fact, it began to pour.<br />

Run off from about six inches<br />

of rain in fifteen minutes filled<br />

the storm drain; then backed<br />

up. With a fat, spoiled alligator<br />

blocking the pipe there was<br />

no where for the water to go.<br />

The neighbourhood flooded;<br />

basements and crawlspaces<br />

filled first, then even some<br />

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The city engineer had to send workers<br />

to dig up the street after all. The tragedy<br />

was by the time they came it was to<br />

remove the now drowned A-gator and<br />

return the body and a bill for damages<br />

to Gram.<br />

She refused to pay, used the money to<br />

have A-gator stuffed and kept him with<br />

her for the rest of her life.<br />

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Steve Harrington<br />

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Mon-Sat 10-4<br />

Maison Berger • Baby Gifts<br />

April Cornell Linens • Clocks<br />

Beekman Products • Throws • Pillows<br />

Beautiful Seasonal Décor<br />

In Store Specials during<br />

Shop at Home for the Holidays<br />

57-B Talbot Street W.,<br />

Blenheim, 519-676-0770<br />

treasuresontalbot.com<br />

WELCOME<br />

SHOP AT HOME<br />

FOR THE<br />

HOLIDAYS<br />

NOVEMBER<br />

17 th , 18 th , 19 th<br />

Thursday, Friday, Saturday<br />

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU<br />

IN DOWNTOWN BLENHEIM!<br />

• Joseph Ribkoff • Neon Buddha<br />

• Charlie B<br />

• Rieker & Remonte Shoes<br />

• Shapeez & More<br />

~ FREE professional bra fitting ~<br />

Shop Tax Free Storewide<br />

During Shop At Home For The Holidays<br />

Largest selection of Bras &<br />

Swimwear in Chatham-Kent<br />

75 Talbot Street West<br />

Blenheim 519-676-3384<br />

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• Pellet Grills & Pizza Ovens<br />

• Bradley Smokers<br />

• Grilling Accessories<br />

• Pitmasters Choice Pellets<br />

• Over 400 Rubs & Sauces<br />

10% Savings Storewide during<br />

i<br />

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& GRILLING SUPPLIES<br />

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Blenheim • 226-291-0110<br />

www.crossroadspellets.ca<br />

Tues-Thurs 10-5, 0 5 Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4<br />

Shop at Home for the Holidays TAX FREE*<br />

November 17-19 OPEN 10-4<br />

• Tribal Tib • FDJ French Dressing<br />

• Pure Essence • Parkhurst<br />

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Blenheim<br />

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Lake Huron<br />

Mon.-Fri.<br />

9-5:30<br />

Sat. 9-5<br />

The<br />

Daytripper<br />

Laurie Clark Designs<br />

9 Victoria St., Thamesville<br />

Antiques<br />

& Artisans<br />

Local<br />

519-692-3322 or 5519<br />

Full Service Floral & Gift Shop<br />

www.laurieclarkdesignsflowers.com<br />

• Enjoy Our Own Farm Raised Pork<br />

and Free Run Chickens (drug/additive free)<br />

• Fresh Eggs from our free run laying hens<br />

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (aged minimum 21 days)<br />

• Frozen Entrées • Frozen Meat or Fruit Pies<br />

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

• and So Much More! Custom Orders<br />

• Thanksgiving & Christmas Turkeys by order only<br />

Now on to CHATHAM, THAMESVILLE & PALMYRA<br />

thrift store<br />

• Furniture • Housewares • Clothing • Toys<br />

Your purchases enable us to donate in<br />

Chatham and around the world.<br />

Tuesday to Friday 9-4 • Saturday 9 to 2<br />

127 Colburne St., Chatham, N7M 3L8<br />

(Just down from Rona) • 519-352-0911<br />

Come To The Country—Where It All Begins!<br />

plus<br />

Deli Meats<br />

made on-site:<br />

Gluten,<br />

Sugar &<br />

Lactose Free<br />

selections<br />

ROESCH MEATS<br />

Thornloe<br />

Specialty Cheese<br />

Filipino meats:<br />

Tocino<br />

Adobo Capicola Steaks<br />

Pork Belly Lechon<br />

Kabobs & More<br />

Smoked Meats • Wild Game Processing<br />

www.rmeats.com<br />

ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE!<br />

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

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR COOLER!<br />

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.<br />

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711<br />

CRAZY 8 BARN & GARDEN<br />

14226 TALBOT TRAIL, PALMYRA<br />

519-674-2888<br />

Mrs. D’s Products<br />

Classic Recipes<br />

with a Twist<br />

Jams, Jellies,<br />

Sauces, Salsa & Pickles<br />

• Locally Sourced<br />

• Hand Packed<br />

CHATHAM<br />

We are turning a page at...<br />

CRAZY 8 BARN & GARDEN!<br />

To do this we need to clear out our existing<br />

store inventory by Saturday, October 8th!<br />

Fabulous Savings on ALL New Products<br />

Up to 70% OFF!<br />

Get your Christmas Gifts & Décor<br />

at Super Low Prices!<br />

Open Wed. to Sat.<br />

10am to 4pm,<br />

& Sundays<br />

noon til 4pm.<br />

Store closing for<br />

the Season,<br />

Saturday,<br />

Oct. 8th.<br />

Hwy. #40<br />

Hwy. #2/Longwoods Rd.<br />

River Line<br />

Mull Rd.<br />

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Hwy. #401<br />

Northwood<br />

Fairview<br />

WWW.CRAZY8BARN.COM<br />

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Kent Bridge Rd.<br />

What’s<br />

’<br />

Coming<br />

Next?<br />

Nature<br />

Words<br />

-<br />

Where<br />

our love of<br />

plants &<br />

letters collide.<br />

Garden<br />

Experience -<br />

To Touch A Tree<br />

Saturday, Oct. 15th:<br />

Touch, feel, smell, taste<br />

& hear the sounds of<br />

our native trees & seeds.<br />

Create a natural product<br />

from tree seeds that will<br />

change the way you look<br />

at trees. $79 p.p. plus tax<br />

(reservations required)<br />

Writers’ Workshops -<br />

Let’s Write A Novel Together<br />

starts Saturday, Oct. 29th:<br />

Online & In-person<br />

Want to participate in November’s<br />

National Novel Writing Month?<br />

Join two in-person workshops –<br />

Sat. Oct. 29th & Nov. 27th to<br />

help make your writing dream a reality.<br />

Includes 5 weekly Zoom writing sessions<br />

& 4 weekly writing prompts & inspirations.<br />

$179 p.p. plus tax (reservations required)<br />

GENTLY USED ~ PREVIOUSLY LOVED<br />

• Furniture • Small Appliances<br />

• Housewares • Clothing • Decor<br />

Christmas Closet<br />

Opens in Nov. ~ ALL CHRISTMASS<br />

just 4 doors down the street<br />

202 Queen St., Chatham • 519-354-5033<br />

Painting Pies<br />

Article<br />

Today would be no exception to<br />

the many surprises at Nanna’s place.<br />

Baking day had always involved the mix<br />

master but today I told Kendyl it was<br />

going to be very different. Her big blue<br />

eyes became fired up with curiosity as I<br />

brought the large wooden board up from<br />

the basement. My grandmother’s baking<br />

board was soon to become our special<br />

board.<br />

After she reminded me to put on our<br />

aprons, Kendyl and I washed our hands<br />

and proceeded to mix the ingredients.<br />

I had her complete attention as I cut<br />

the lard into the flour. Her tiny fingers<br />

marveled at the texture of the soft white<br />

particles. We added the wet ingredients<br />

and gave the mixture a few good stirs.<br />

I had plenty of help to flour the board<br />

well before dumping the mixture out.<br />

To make a large smooth round ball, we<br />

had to gently knead the mixture several<br />

times. Before I knew it our many fingers<br />

had done the job perfectly.<br />

Her eyes never left the dough as I cut<br />

off a piece and worked it into a ball. She<br />

was told to again flour the board<br />

and her tiny fingers eagerly obeyed<br />

my command.<br />

Placing the dough in front of her I<br />

showed her how to press it flat with<br />

her palm. Sprinkling more flour on<br />

the dough, she then used her small<br />

rolling pin to carefully roll the dough<br />

into a circle. Numerous times she<br />

had to add another smidgen of flour<br />

to keep things from sticking together.<br />

Her little fingers ran through the<br />

flour bowl, picking up just enough<br />

to do the job. Soon there was flour<br />

on her apron, on the floor and on<br />

the chair. What fun she was having and<br />

what fun Nanna was having just watching<br />

her. Her three year old body did not quite<br />

have the weight needed to flatten the<br />

dough to the appropriate thinness so with<br />

an extra little roll from Nanna the dough<br />

was ready for the next step.<br />

The circle of dough was folded in<br />

half and transfered to the pie plate. The<br />

soft pliable dough felt good under our<br />

fingertips as we patted the dough into<br />

place along the bottom and sides of the<br />

plate. We were soon ready to start filling<br />

the shell.<br />

I explained to her that it was important<br />

to sprinkle the bottom with tapioca. Her<br />

tiny fingers eagerly distributed the white<br />

crystals as they fell from the package. I<br />

told her that this was necessary to suck<br />

up the juices of the big yellow Crispins<br />

that we were going to use to make our<br />

pie. She was amazed at the size of these<br />

519-350-1745<br />

ONTARIO SHOP<br />

NY<br />

LOCAL<br />

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia<br />

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture<br />

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl<br />

Also Home Baking<br />

~ 15 King Street East • Chatham ~<br />

Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11-3, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5<br />

& Photo by<br />

Betti Szeider, WindhamCentre<br />

special apples. They looked even bigger<br />

as she tried to hold one in her tiny hand.<br />

As I peeled them, she watched the juice<br />

spray on my hand and on to the counter.<br />

We both agreed that these apples tasted<br />

delicious because we sampled a small<br />

slice from time to time. Soon the pie<br />

shell was filled and it was her turn to<br />

put a few spoons of sugar on the pile of<br />

slices. A few shakes of cinnamon with<br />

a few more shakes of tapioca made the<br />

filling complete.<br />

A second small ball of dough was<br />

prepared and rolled out to become the<br />

top of our pie. Again flour was abundant<br />

and concentration was intense. She<br />

watched in amazement as I sealed the<br />

top to the bottom and cut off the excess<br />

dough. Her little palms pressed down<br />

around the edges to insure a final seal.<br />

When I explained to her that it was<br />

now time to paint the pie, her eyes grew<br />

in anticipation. First she cracked and<br />

dropped an egg into a small bowl, which<br />

she had done many times before. After<br />

beating it slightly, I handed her a pastry<br />

brush and told her to cover the pie with<br />

egg. She looked like she was creating a<br />

masterpiece as she carefully and evenly<br />

distributed the egg along the surface of<br />

the pie. What pleasure she took in seeing<br />

the dough transform from dull white to<br />

shiny yellow. How proud we both were<br />

of the masterpiece we had created.<br />

The only thing that could top this<br />

feeling was the enjoyment we got in<br />

savouring the tasty dessert we had created<br />

together. Life is good. Grandchildren are<br />

everything.<br />

Publisher’s note: We’ve intentionally<br />

kept this article in storage since 2005.<br />

Betti wrote many articles about her<br />

grandchildren and we thought it might<br />

be interesting to leave one for the future.<br />

Kendyl is probably in her late 20’s by now,<br />

and maybe even has children of her own.<br />

We hope you enjoy it and hope that it finds<br />

its way to Kendyl.<br />

Our Readers Are Our Writers!<br />

WRITERS WANTED<br />

(well, readers are wanted too!)<br />

Send us your stories & recipes!<br />

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- Southwestern Ontario Map -<br />

Unique Shops,<br />

Stops and Websites<br />

This pullout map appears in each issue of<br />

<strong>Daytripping</strong><br />

Most, but not all, of our regular adversers are listed here.<br />

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements<br />

in <strong>Daytripping</strong> can be found within these four pages.<br />

When travelling<br />

to a town,<br />

be sure to check<br />

these lisngs!<br />

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:<br />

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3<br />

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”<br />

Index)<br />

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”<br />

#1<br />

DAYTRIPPER<br />

THE<br />

Map & Wed Listing<br />

DI R EC T O R Y<br />

Visit us at...<br />

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Pullout<br />

Secon!<br />

Remember, that all of our customers, events,<br />

links & more can be found on our website!<br />

www.daytripping.ca<br />

ABERFOYLE S-8<br />

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077<br />

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com<br />

AILSA CRAIG M-11<br />

ALVINSTON I-13<br />

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333<br />

www.munrohoney.com<br />

AMHERSTBURG A-19<br />

Amherstburg Tourism 519-730-1309<br />

www.visitamherstburg.ca<br />

Gibson Gallery 519-736-2826<br />

www.gibsonartgallery.com<br />

Wolfhead Distillery 519-726-1111<br />

www.drinkwolfhead.com<br />

ARKONA I-11<br />

AYLMER N-14<br />

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446<br />

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723<br />

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum<br />

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers Market 519-765-2211<br />

www.aylmersalesarena.com<br />

Aylmer Thrift Store 226-544-0379<br />

www.mcson.org<br />

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481<br />

www.elginfeeds.com<br />

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386<br />

www.mfgi.ca<br />

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435<br />

www.pinecroft.ca<br />

Spare Moments Craft Supplies 519-765-3550<br />

BADEN P-9<br />

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444<br />

www.castlekilbride.ca<br />

BAYFIELD J-7<br />

Bayfield Berry Farm 519-482-1666<br />

www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca<br />

BEACHVILLE O-11<br />

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17<br />

Belle River - On the Lake Events & Info. 519-728-4624<br />

www.belleriverbia.com<br />

BENMILLER K-6<br />

BIRR L-11<br />

BLENHEIM H-17<br />

Delhaven Orchards 519-676-4475<br />

www.delhaven.com<br />

Town of Blenheim<br />

www.townofblenheim.com<br />

BLYTH L-6<br />

BOTHWELL I-15<br />

Joyce Farm Market (April thru Oct.) 519-494-6561<br />

Parks Blueberries (March thru Dec.) 519-692-5373<br />

www.parksblueberries.com<br />

BRANTFORD S-10<br />

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220<br />

www.bellhomestead.ca<br />

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Old World Marketplace 905-407-6566<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374<br />

www.serenitycountrycandles.com<br />

BRIGHT P-10<br />

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11<br />

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643<br />

www.galleryinthegrove.com<br />

BROCKTON N-2<br />

BROWNSVILLE O-13<br />

BURLINGTON U-9<br />

BUXTON G-18<br />

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799<br />

www.buxtonmuseum.com<br />

CAINSVILLE S-11<br />

CALEDONIA T-11<br />

Grand River Cruises 519-765-4107<br />

www.grandrivercruises.ca<br />

CAMBRIDGE R-9<br />

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110<br />

www.southworksantiques.com<br />

CAMLACHIE<br />

Lake Life 519-328-2217<br />

www.lakelifestudio.com<br />

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8<br />

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152<br />

www.thestonehouse.ca<br />

CAYUGA U-12<br />

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560<br />

www.ruthvenpark.ca<br />

CHATHAM G-17<br />

Chatham-Kent Tourism 800-561-6125<br />

www.VisitCK.ca<br />

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911<br />

www.loadsoflove.ca<br />

New Life Thrift Store 519-354-5033<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711<br />

www.rmeats.com<br />

Sons of Kent Brewing Company 519-354-2337<br />

www.sonsofkent.com<br />

The Glasshouse Nursery/Garden Centre 519-352-1127<br />

www.glasshousenursery.ca<br />

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

CLIFFORD O-4<br />

Rooster’s Perch Antiques 519-327-4550<br />

COLCHESTER B-20<br />

CLINTON K-7<br />

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364<br />

www.centralhuron.com<br />

Cinnamon Cabin Mennonite Furniture 226-457-0575<br />

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca<br />

Kildonan House B&B 519-482-1163<br />

www.kildonanhouse.com<br />

COPENHAGEN N-15<br />

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049<br />

COTTAM D-19<br />

COURTLAND P-13<br />

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023<br />

DASHWOOD K-9<br />

DELAWARE L-13<br />

Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 519-264-2420<br />

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

DELHI Q-13<br />

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794<br />

Wholesome Pickins Market & Bakery 519-582-1114<br />

www.wholesomepickins.ca<br />

DORCHESTER N-12<br />

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888<br />

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com<br />

DRESDEN G-15<br />

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368<br />

dresden.ca<br />

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463<br />

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300<br />

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322<br />

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956<br />

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064<br />

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368<br />

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000<br />

DUBLIN M-8<br />

Find out...<br />

Where You<br />

Should at<br />

on page 20<br />

DUNDAS T-10<br />

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880<br />

EMBRO O-11<br />

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947<br />

www.workshopsupply.com<br />

ERIEAU H-18<br />

Information 519-676-4511<br />

ESSEX C-19<br />

Town of Essex<br />

www.essex.ca<br />

Blimey’s British Store 226-787-1244<br />

www.blimeys.ca<br />

Crafty Candles 519-776-8585<br />

www.craftycandles.ca<br />

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577<br />

www.essexstainedglass.com<br />

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800<br />

www.essexrailwaystation.com<br />

Schinkels’ Meat Market 519-776-7541<br />

www.schinkels.com<br />

EXETER L-9<br />

FOREST H-11<br />

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479<br />

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com<br />

Forest BIA 519-786-4062<br />

www.shopforest.ca<br />

Forest Florist 519-786-2339<br />

www.forestflorist.com<br />

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144<br />

www.williamsonfarms.ca<br />

FREELTON T-9<br />

Freelton Antique Mall 905-659-0948<br />

www.freeltonantiquemall.com<br />

GLENCOE J-14<br />

GORRIE N-5<br />

Top Notch Furniture 519-335-3213<br />

www.topnotchfurniture.com<br />

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)<br />

Culinary Poet 519-619-1919<br />

www.theculinarypoet.ca<br />

River Line Nature Co. 519-524-4272<br />

www.feedthebirds.ca<br />

Downtown Goderich BIA 519-440-4871<br />

www.goderichbia.ca<br />

GRAND BEND J-9<br />

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463<br />

www.pinedale.on.ca<br />

Green Bucks Seasonal Store<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600<br />

www.lambtonmuseums.ca<br />

The Garden Gate & Florals 519-238-1701<br />

www.thegardengate.ca<br />

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321<br />

www.westlandgreenhouses.com<br />

HAGERSVILLE T-12<br />

HAMILTON U-10<br />

HARRISTON O-4<br />

Acheson Pharmacy 519-338-3230<br />

www.achesonpharmacy.com<br />

Alpaca Time 519-327-4566<br />

www.alpacatime.ca<br />

Beyond The Rock 519-338-5008<br />

www.shopbeyondtherock.ca<br />

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Escape the Old Post 519-510-2222<br />

www.escapetheoldpost.ca<br />

Unique Fashions Boutique ‘n Treasures 519-901-0220<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

HARROW B-20<br />

Full Circle Thrift Shoppe 519-738-6202<br />

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001<br />

www.priscillas-presents.com<br />

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084<br />

HENSALL L-8<br />

Ferguson Apiaries 519-236-4979<br />

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca<br />

ILDERTON L-11<br />

Bloomers Family Farm 519-666-1255<br />

www.bloomersfarm.com<br />

Campfire Ninja --<br />

www.campfireninja.com<br />

INGERSOLL O-12<br />

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510<br />

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum<br />

K & A Quilt Studio 519-425-4141<br />

www.kaquiltstudio.com<br />

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387<br />

www.modernhipster.com<br />

Patina’s Gifts of Art & Craft 519-485-6466<br />

www.patinas.ca<br />

IPPERWASH H-10<br />

KENT BRIDGE H-16<br />

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226<br />

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com<br />

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711<br />

www.rmeats.com<br />

KINCARDINE K-2<br />

Lakeside Downtown Kincardine Tourism 519-955-0547<br />

www.visitkincardine.ca<br />

KINGSVILLE C-20<br />

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250<br />

www.kingsvillebia.com<br />

www.MyKingsville.ca<br />

Anna’s Garden, Home & Wellness 519-965-3647<br />

www.annasflowers.ca<br />

Attic Treasures/Windblown & Weathered 519-326-3409<br />

Find us on Facebook & Instagram<br />

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700<br />

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com<br />

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909<br />

www.ctmhv.com<br />

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070<br />

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com<br />

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303<br />

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900<br />

www.jacksgastropub.com<br />

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034<br />

www.jackminer.ca<br />

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www.londontourism.ca<br />

1-800-265-2602<br />

Middlesex Tourism<br />

www.visitmiddlesex.ca<br />

519-434-7321<br />

Elgin County Tourism<br />

www.elgintourist.com<br />

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www.tourismhamilton.com<br />

1-800-263-8590<br />

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www.discoverbranord.ca<br />

1-800-265-6299<br />

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www.brant.ca<br />

1-888-250-2296<br />

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www.visitstraord.ca<br />

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(See PAGE 3 I Index) d LEAMINGTON D-20<br />

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711<br />

www.leamingtonartscentre.com<br />

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193<br />

www.peleewings.ca<br />

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158<br />

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca<br />

There’s No Place Like Home Antiques 519-325-1455<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

LISTOWEL O-6<br />

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750<br />

www.knappshoes.ca<br />

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951<br />

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com<br />

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777<br />

www.shopkci.com<br />

LONDESBOROUGH L-6<br />

Greyhaven Gardens 519-523-9781<br />

www.greyhavengardens.com<br />

Nature’s Nest 519-523-4399<br />

www.naturesnest.ca<br />

LONDON M-12 (INC. LAMBETH & HYDE PARK)<br />

London Tourism 1-800-265-2602<br />

www.londontourism.ca<br />

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321<br />

www.visitmiddlesex.ca<br />

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539<br />

www.amgardencentre.ca<br />

Attic Books 519-432-7277<br />

www.atticbooks.ca<br />

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950<br />

www.eastparkgolf.com<br />

Fanshawe Pioneer Village 519-457-1296<br />

www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca<br />

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Pickin’ Through the Past 226-927-3878<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

The Bloomin’ Bog (near Ilderton) 519-666-0132<br />

www.bloominbog.com<br />

Thomas Bros. Farm Market 519-652-5551<br />

www.thomasbrothersfarms.ca<br />

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)<br />

MELBOURNE K-13<br />

MILDMAY N-3<br />

MILLBANK O-7<br />

Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery 519-595-4407<br />

www.annamaes.ca<br />

Millbank Cheese & Butter 519-595-8787<br />

www.millbankcheese.com<br />

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105<br />

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca<br />

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403<br />

www.zehrscountrymarket.com<br />

MILVERTON O-7<br />

MINTO O-5<br />

Town of Minto Tourism 519-338-2511<br />

www.town.minto.on.ca<br />

MITCHELL M-8<br />

MOORETOWN E-13<br />

Moore Museum 519-867-2020<br />

www.mooremuseum.ca<br />

MORPETH I-17<br />

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888<br />

www.crazy8barn.com<br />

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13<br />

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things<br />

www.brickyardantiques.com<br />

Sew Creative 519-264-2177<br />

www.sewcreativequilting.ca<br />

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11<br />

NAIRN K-11<br />

NEUSTADT N-3<br />

NEW HAMBURG P-9<br />

Esther’s Heart n Home Quilt Shop 519-662-4962<br />

www.heartnhomecreations.com<br />

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212<br />

www.oakgrovecheese.ca<br />

NEW SARUM N-14<br />

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101<br />

www.newsarum.com<br />

NEWTON O-7<br />

NORTH BUXTON C-18<br />

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799<br />

www.buxtonmuseum.com<br />

NORWICH Q-12<br />

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

OIL SPRINGS H-14<br />

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840<br />

www.lambtonmuseums.ca<br />

PAISLEY M-1<br />

PALMYRA J-16<br />

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888<br />

www.crazy8barn.com<br />

PARIS R-10<br />

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616<br />

www.chocolatesensations.ca<br />

John M. Hall House of Linens 519-442-4242<br />

www.johnmhall.ca<br />

The Paris Wincey Mills Co. 226-934-4688<br />

www.winceymills.ca<br />

PARKHILL J-10<br />

PELEE ISLAND E-20<br />

PETERSBURG Q-9<br />

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710<br />

www.tinceiling.com<br />

PETROLIA H-13<br />

www.VisitPetrolia.ca<br />

Artz Den - Art, Crafts & Supplies 226-738-0911<br />

www.artzden.ca<br />

Country Yarns 519-882-8740<br />

www.country-yarns.com<br />

Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747<br />

www.petroliaenterprises.ca<br />

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238<br />

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile<br />

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694<br />

www.thevpp.ca<br />

Willow & Oak<br />

Find us on Facebook & Instagram<br />

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)<br />

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412<br />

www.buttons-and-bows.ca<br />

Kind Decor 519-381-5165<br />

www.kinddecor.ca<br />

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021<br />

www.villageofpointedward.com<br />

PORT BRUCE N-14<br />

PORT BURWELL O-15<br />

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641<br />

www.projectojibwa.ca<br />

PORT DOVER S-14<br />

Port Dover Board of Trade 519-583-1314<br />

www.portdover.ca<br />

PORT FRANKS I-10<br />

Lambton Shores --<br />

www.lambtonshores.ca<br />

PORT ROWAN Q-15<br />

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Jonny K’s Fresh Produce --<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Twin’s Ice Cream (May-Oct) 519-586-7994<br />

PORT STANLEY M-15<br />

DeBackere Farm Market (Union) 519-631-1370<br />

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca<br />

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623<br />

www.innontheharbour.net<br />

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Pepper Tree Spice Co. 519-782-7800<br />

www.peppertreespice.com<br />

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353<br />

www.portstanleytheatre.ca<br />

PRINCETON Q-11<br />

REECES CORNERS H-12<br />

RIDGETOWN I-16<br />

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998<br />

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum<br />

RIPLEY K-3<br />

Shoreline Chic 519-395-2236<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

RODNEY K-15<br />

RUTHVEN D-20<br />

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

ST. CLEMENTS P-8<br />

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188<br />

www.in-season.ca<br />

ST. GEORGE S-10<br />

ST. JACOBS Q-7<br />

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999<br />

www.stjacobs.com<br />

Three Sisters Cultural Centre 226-771-9055<br />

www.threesisterscentre.ca<br />

ST. MARYS N-10<br />

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters 226-661-8000<br />

www.snappingturtlecoffee.com<br />

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)<br />

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)<br />

www.elgintourist.com<br />

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480<br />

www.berryhilllimited.com<br />

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691<br />

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com<br />

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264<br />

www.canadale.com<br />

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460<br />

www.elgin-county.ca<br />

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641<br />

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca<br />

EverWoods 519-207-3837<br />

www.everwoods.ca<br />

Harvest Table Rustic Design<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

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

Find us on Facebook<br />

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101<br />

www.newsarum.com<br />

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559<br />

www.purelywicked.ca<br />

Revival Studio --<br />

Find us on Facebook (RevivalStudioST)<br />

Shaw’s Ice Cream 519-631-2510<br />

www.shawsicecream.com<br />

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 519-631-4040<br />

www.stepac.ca<br />

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043<br />

Find us on Facebook & Instagram<br />

ST. WILLIAMS R-15<br />

Burning Kiln Winery 519-586-9858<br />

www.burningkilnwinery.ca<br />

SALFORD O-12<br />

Village Cheese Mill 519-485-0600<br />

www.villagecheesemill.com<br />

SARNIA F-12 (ALSO SEE POINT EDWARD & BRIGHT’S GROVE)<br />

Sarnia Tourism Information 1-800-265-0316<br />

www.ontbluecoast.com<br />

Downtown Market 519-328-2217<br />

downtownmarketsarnia.ca<br />

Duc D’Orleans II Cruise Ship 519-337-5152<br />

www.ducdorleans.com<br />

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643<br />

www.galleryinthegrove.com<br />

Imperial City Brew House 519-491-5191<br />

www.imperialcitybrew.com<br />

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469<br />

www.imperialtheatre.net<br />

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507<br />

www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

Local Motif & Just-A-Nuff Antiques 519-336-3838<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353<br />

www.sipkensnurseries.com<br />

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100<br />

www.stonesnbones.ca<br />

The Book Keeper 519-337-3171<br />

www.sarniabookkeeper.com<br />

SEAFORTH L-7<br />

Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop 519-600-1646<br />

www.thecottonharvest.com<br />

SHAKESPEARE O-9<br />

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194<br />

www.porkshoppe.com<br />

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435<br />

www.thequiltplace.ca<br />

SHEDDEN L-14<br />

SIMCOE R-13<br />

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355<br />

www.capitolartsmarket.com<br />

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882<br />

www.ckfarmmarket.com<br />

SOMBRA E-14<br />

SOUTHAMPTON K-1<br />

SPARTA N-14<br />

SPARTA COUNTRY<br />

CANDLES<br />

46361 Sparta Line<br />

SPARTA, ON<br />

1-800-463-1447<br />

www.spartacandles.com<br />

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)<br />

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527<br />

www.turkeyshoppe.com<br />

TAVISTOCK O-9<br />

TECUMSEH C-17<br />

THAMESVILLE H-15<br />

Laurie Clark Floral Designs & Artisans 519-692-5519<br />

www.laurieclarkdesignsflowers.com<br />

Sunshine Farms 519-692-4416<br />

www.picklesplease.ca<br />

THEDFORD I-10<br />

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556<br />

www.twinpinesorchards.com<br />

Widder Station Golf, Grill & Tap House 519-296-4653<br />

www.widderstation.com<br />

THORNDALE N-<br />

TILBURY E-18<br />

TILLSONBURG P-13<br />

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294<br />

www.tillsonburg.ca<br />

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350<br />

www.coylescountrystore.com<br />

Station Arts Centre 519-842-6151<br />

www.stationarts.ca<br />

The Rustic Garage 519-983-2251<br />

Facebook • www.therusticgarage.com<br />

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770<br />

www.antiquesincanada.com<br />

TIVERTON L-1<br />

Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre 519-361-7777<br />

www.brucepower.com<br />

UNION M-15<br />

DeBackere Farm Market 519-631-1370<br />

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca<br />

VANESSA R-12<br />

VITTORIA R-14<br />

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222<br />

www.kernalpeanuts.com<br />

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882<br />

www.ckfarmmarket.com<br />

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300<br />

www.goodbreadcompany.ca<br />

WALLACEBURG F-15<br />

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962<br />

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca<br />

WALLACETOWN L-15<br />

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072<br />

www.backuspagehouse.ca<br />

WATERFORD R-13<br />

Alice Street Antique Market 519-410-8821<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197<br />

www.cjsantiques.com<br />

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064<br />

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com<br />

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)<br />

WATFORD I-12<br />

WELLESLEY P-8<br />

WEST LORNE K-15<br />

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472<br />

natterjackbrewing.ca<br />

WHEATLEY E-19<br />

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407<br />

Find us on Facebook & Instagram<br />

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13<br />

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856<br />

WINDSOR B-17<br />

Quilting Confections 519-250-8888<br />

www.quiltingconfections.com<br />

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172<br />

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com<br />

Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island 1-800-265-3633<br />

www.visitwindsoressex.com<br />

WINGHAM M-5<br />

WOODSTOCK P-11<br />

Downtown Woodstock BIA 519-537-5721<br />

www.downtownwoodstock.ca<br />

Floral Buds 519-537-5700<br />

www.floralbudsanddesign.com<br />

Reel Treats<br />

www.theoxforddrivein.com<br />

Terra Nova Nordic Spa 226-796-9181<br />

www.terranovanordic.ca<br />

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368<br />

www.tourismoxford.ca<br />

WYOMING H-12<br />

Copper Flats Bison Co. 519-330-9913<br />

www.copperflatsbisonco.com<br />

Great Lakes Goat Dairy 519-845-1613<br />

www.greatlakesgoatdairy.com<br />

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426<br />

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives<br />

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SPRINGFIELD N-13<br />

STRATFORD N-9<br />

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773<br />

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com<br />

STRATHROY K-12<br />

ABQ Sewing 519-205-0523<br />

www.amongbrendasquilts.com<br />

Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs 519-245-9923<br />

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com<br />

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556<br />

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741<br />

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca<br />

& FARM MARKETS


Shop Locally, enjoy dinner and a show and stay the night exploring SW ONTARIO!<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

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Christmas Decor,<br />

Entertaining Necessities<br />

& of course -<br />

the perfect gifts!<br />

You can check out but... See page 43<br />

This photo is of Harriston’s post office before a<br />

major restoration took place in the past decade.<br />

Among other things, it’s now home to “Escape the<br />

Olde Post” and while we haven’t had the chance<br />

to take this challenge it appears to be one of the<br />

best escape rooms going. If you’ve never tried<br />

one, here’s your chance to follow the clues and try<br />

to escape.<br />

Putting all our antique eggs in one basket... See page 76<br />

The SW Ontario Antique Tour has been the back page of <strong>Daytripping</strong> since our<br />

first issue in March 1995 but it’s a bit different this time. The various antique shops<br />

that advertise are now spread throughout the magazine on their own town pages<br />

i.e. Memory Lane Antiques is with other London shops. However, they’re all listed<br />

on one back page with a map so that you can see them all together like a brochure,<br />

but also along with other great stops in each town. We think this is the best of both<br />

worlds for our readers and our customers. We might stop fiddling with it now.<br />

Nova means “Newly Visible Star”... See page 68<br />

What we’ve never had enough of in <strong>Daytripping</strong> is<br />

spas. Pinecroft in Alymer has one in their pine forest but<br />

that may be the only one we’ve had the opportunity to<br />

promote. There are some fantastic spas in our region and<br />

we think our readers would travel to make this a part of<br />

a daytrip or overnight staycation, but it’s one area we’ve<br />

been lacking in. Along comes Terra Nova Nordic Spa near<br />

Woodstock that offers a retreat in a rural setting with<br />

everything you might expect but also a thermal experience<br />

Terra Nova Nordic Spa<br />

Photo: Facebook<br />

in Southwestern Ontario<br />

with a year-round outdoor hot pool, cold plunge, teepee<br />

and a geodome. It sounds like a real adventure that is well<br />

worth the drive.<br />

It Pays to Staycation... See our 2nd section cover<br />

Your chance to cash in on this one is running out. Ontarians are eligible for a tax<br />

credit—up to $200/person, $400/family—just for spending time in Ontario. It’s as<br />

simple as handing in your accommodation receipts when doing your taxes for <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

so keep those receipts! Also, here’s a tip: always check with a DMO (i.e. Tourism<br />

London or Tourism Sarnia-Lambton) because many of them are now offering gift<br />

certificates as incentives for booking accommodations. <strong>Daytripping</strong> is great, but<br />

Staycationing is even better!<br />

The Stonetown is One-of-a-Kind...<br />

See page 47<br />

If you’ve never been to St. Marys, just go. If you haven’t<br />

been there for a while, go again. It’s just such an incredibly<br />

gorgeous town to walk in, shop in or drive around and<br />

marvel at the architecture. Everyone should visit, and<br />

make a point of staying the night as well. The town pool<br />

is in a quarry, and that’s pretty cool too, but maybe a bit<br />

too cool at this time of year.<br />

Swing on by Thedford & Port Franks...<br />

See pages 31 & 36<br />

A long unsung portion of Lambton County that is home<br />

to Thedford and Port Franks has become very popular<br />

in recent years. A cluster of destinations has grown in<br />

significance lately; Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House,<br />

Grog’s Restaurant, Widder Station Golf, Grill & Taphouse and Shale Ridge Estate<br />

Winery have been attracting people from near and far with year-round outdoor<br />

patios, live entertainment, walking trails and even swings for seating—it’s a terrific<br />

outing! Widder Station is also the<br />

area’s best golf course and you can<br />

stay there with your RV. At least<br />

one reader’s wheels are spinning<br />

now. The trails in Port Franks are<br />

wonderful and the sand dune<br />

Photo: Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House<br />

The first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago (1884), standing 136 feet tall.<br />

Harriston post office, circa 2015<br />

Photo: Harriston Escape the Post<br />

St. Marys Town Hall<br />

Heritage Building<br />

Photo: Bill Badzo<br />

behind McPherson’s Restaurant is<br />

a legendary rite of passage for kids.<br />

The Rant you didn’t read... See page 43<br />

Publisher’s note: I had my own nightmarish experince with the ArriveCAN app<br />

after it wouldn’t work and I was ordered to quarantine for 14 days having no<br />

symptoms, no contact and being fully vaccinated. I contacted my MP Marilyn Gladu<br />

and her office was able to have me exempted, but due to a lack of communication I<br />

still had to navigate the threats of forced confinement and a $5000 fine. As of today,<br />

September 21st, it is expected that this program will be shelved in a few days. That’s<br />

why you get a paragraph instead of a novel. For the record, I have done all I could to<br />

play well with others during this whole experience, but we need to use our resources<br />

wisely and rebuild our tourism industry.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


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Thursdays, Nov 17 - Dec 22<br />

Open Late ‘Til 8 - evening shopping,<br />

lights, music, History Group events<br />

Friday, Nov 25<br />

IODE Tree of Tribute<br />

Saturday, Nov 26<br />

Night Market - vendors, lights,<br />

entertainment, delicious cuisine<br />

Sat & Sun, Dec 3 & 4<br />

IODE Christmas House Tour<br />

(Sat 6-8 pm, Sun 1-4 pm)<br />

Saturday, Dec 10<br />

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade - 6 pm<br />

More information at<br />

Dresden.ca & Christmas-town.ca<br />

Southwestern Ontario’s Christmas Town<br />

@Dresden Shines<br />

@Explore Dresden Ontario<br />

@Downtown Dresden Night Market<br />

11"x5.5"<br />

27.9x14cm<br />

Serving<br />

Dresden<br />

& Area<br />

Since 1953<br />

Thomas Kinkade Studios<br />

“Santa’s Night Before Christmas”<br />

Sculpture $160.<br />

Lighted & plays holiday carols.<br />

View Bradford’s new products:<br />

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca & order from us.<br />

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN<br />

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463<br />

Quality Antiques, Collectibles & Pre-Owned Furniture<br />

Upcycled Furniture • Home Décor • Vintage Finds<br />

SHOP ONLINE:<br />

www.kimberlys.ca<br />

Gary’s Gallery<br />

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden<br />

(Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)<br />

WE’RE MOVING! Closing Oct 20<br />

Future Location: Downtown<br />

519-401-7322 • Monday-Saturday 10 to 5; Most Sundays 11 to 4<br />

ANUSCHKA Handpainted<br />

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories<br />

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching<br />

the community through Fair Trade.<br />

Artful, Empowing, Bold<br />

ISLAND ESCAPE<br />

RFID Wallet $160<br />

Crossbody<br />

Purse $294<br />

Chiffon<br />

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Since 1953<br />

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN<br />

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463<br />

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• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents<br />

• Inspirational Garden Stones<br />

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art<br />

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs<br />

• Wide Selection of Angels<br />

• Custom Created Weddings<br />

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm<br />

Thursdays til 8 until Christmas<br />

Saturday 10am-1pm<br />

Christal Wills -<br />

Owner & Designer<br />

tmas is Vintage - and Exciting!<br />

A Taste of <strong>Fall</strong>...<br />

DIY Corner - unfinished pieces,<br />

décor hardware & vintage accents<br />

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Mineral Paint, Brushes<br />

Stains & Waxes, Stencils<br />

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Tuesday-Friday 10-5,<br />

Saturday 10-3<br />

Thursdays 10-8<br />

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Premium Poinsettia Sale<br />

Dec 1st -10th ~ Save 10%<br />

www.mckellarsflowers.ca<br />

445 St. George St., DRESDEN • 519-683-4368 • 1-877-228-3440<br />

Dresden Plate<br />

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• 100% Cotton Fabrics<br />

• Glide Thread<br />

• Extra Wide Quilt Backing<br />

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes<br />

• Supplies & Patterns<br />

• Long Arm Quilting<br />

• Custom Embroidery<br />

• Classes<br />

New Fabrics<br />

Arrive Weekly!<br />

Co-ordinated colours,<br />

designs & panels.<br />

Christmas Custom Orders<br />

by November 1st<br />

Any one of our Custom Quilts<br />

on display throughout the store<br />

make a special family occasion gift.<br />

Quilting is<br />

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Tues-Fri 10-4, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-3<br />

462 St. George Street, South<br />

519-683-4244<br />

Updates, Details & Photos on<br />

or:<br />

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first person to go over Niagara <strong>Fall</strong>s in a barrel & survive was Annie Edson Taylor in 1901.<br />

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Lake Huron<br />

The<br />

Daytripper<br />

SHOP<br />

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While <strong>Daytripping</strong>, these maps will tell you where we are (roughly).<br />

SHOP<br />

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RECIPIENT<br />

DINOSAURS<br />

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& So Much More!<br />

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519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca<br />

Wed.-Sat d S<br />

12-6 • Sun 12-5<br />

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

223 North Christina Street • Sarnia<br />

519-336-2100 • www.stonesnbones.ca<br />

Adults $7 • 12 & under $3 • Family Pass $30/Year<br />

OPEN YEAR ROUND<br />

10-5 Thurs. thru Sun.<br />

Closed Jan. 1, July 1 & Dec. 25<br />

Southwestern<br />

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés<br />

Ontario’s BEST...<br />

two!)<br />

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or Where You Should Eat<br />

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

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.<br />

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ANDYS CORNERS<br />

Andy’s Drive-In<br />

3710 Hwy #59 (north of Langton) 519-875-2631<br />

50’s inspired drive-in serving old fashioned flavours since the<br />

1940’s. Eat-in or take-out. Seasonal. www.andysdrivein.com<br />

AYLMER<br />

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro<br />

8122 Rogers Road South<br />

519-773-3435<br />

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Seasonal pao. Lunch daily 11-3.<br />

Reservaons recommended. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca<br />

BRANTFORD<br />

The Olde School Restaurant<br />

Paris Rd. West at 687 Powerline Rd. 888-448-3131<br />

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

here 1997 - you can too. www.theoldeschoolrestaurant.ca<br />

BRIGHTS GROVE<br />

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar<br />

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794<br />

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib<br />

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com<br />

CHATHAM<br />

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante<br />

231 King Street West 519-360-1600<br />

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere, seasonal pao.<br />

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca<br />

INGERSOLL<br />

The Olde Bakery Café<br />

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757<br />

Salads, sandwiches, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade<br />

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Check Facebook for hours.<br />

KINGSVILLE<br />

Canadian Transportaon Museum & Heritage Village<br />

6155 Arner Townline 519-776-6909<br />

Beauful, retro 50’s themed Diner. Good food, great environment,<br />

licensed, outdoor pao. Informaon at www.ctmhv.com<br />

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900<br />

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com<br />

Dine indoors or on the paos. Serving locally inspired Farm-to-Fork<br />

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.<br />

Meawas Staon Italian Mediterranean Grill<br />

169 Lansdowne Avenue 519-733-2459<br />

Casual fine dining in Kingsville’s historic train staon.<br />

Pao alongside the Greenway Trail. www.meawasstaon.com<br />

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600<br />

24 Main St. W. www.themaingrillandalehouse.com<br />

A purveyor of fine, locally sourced Canadian food, cra beers<br />

& spirits. Casual dining & pao in Kingsville's dining district.<br />

LISTOWEL<br />

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox<br />

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777<br />

Known for their delicious sandwiches, panini & home made soup.<br />

Free parking, indoor & outdoor seang. www.shopkci.com<br />

MILLBANK<br />

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant<br />

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407<br />

One of Ontario’s most popular restaurants. Homecooked meals,<br />

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca<br />

NEW SARUM<br />

New Sarum Diner<br />

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101<br />

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!<br />

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com<br />

PARIS<br />

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque<br />

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560<br />

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning<br />

cookoff team. www.camp31.com<br />

2 Rivers Restaurant<br />

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233<br />

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,<br />

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao. Live music.<br />

PETROLIA<br />

Actor’s Casual Dining<br />

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400<br />

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named<br />

for celebries. Open 7 days a week. www.actorscasualdining.ca<br />

PORT BURWELL<br />

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout<br />

35 Robinson St. 519-874-4363 www.schoonersgalley.com<br />

Family menu. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.<br />

Open Daily. Seasonal pao. Take out. LLBO<br />

PORT FRANKS<br />

Grog’s<br />

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770<br />

Great pizza, wings, dra beer, fine wines, pao, kids menu.<br />

www.grogs.ca<br />

MacPherson’s<br />

Hwy. 21 at Port Franks Road 519-243-2990<br />

Full breakfast, lunch & dinner, licensed, fuel, variety store and<br />

gi shop.<br />

REECES PORT FRANKS<br />

CORNERS<br />

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom, Fashion Bouque and B&B<br />

4562 London Line (Hwy. #22) 519-845-3133<br />

Enjoy delicious homemade food & tantalizing desserts in our<br />

large country gi shop. Buses welcome.<br />

SARNIA<br />

Big Fish Steak & Lounge<br />

1717 London Road 519-542-5553<br />

Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at Sarnia's trendy steak &<br />

seafood desnaon. Open 7 days. www.bigfishlounge.com<br />

John's Restaurant<br />

1643 London Road 519-542-9821<br />

A landmark since 1964 with our famous breakfast, lunch & dinner.<br />

Homestyle cooking 7 days a week. www.famousbacon.com<br />

Lola’s Lounge<br />

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088<br />

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.<br />

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.<br />

SIMCOE<br />

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse<br />

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886<br />

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.<br />

www.blueelephant.ca<br />

ST. THOMAS<br />

New Sarum Diner<br />

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101<br />

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!<br />

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com<br />

STRATHROY<br />

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering 519-205-1500<br />

71 Frank Street www.clocktower-inn.com<br />

Locally sourced meals from scratch in a Historic 1889 Post Office.<br />

Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch & dinner with seasonal paos.<br />

TAVISTOCK<br />

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering<br />

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835<br />

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.<br />

Serving breakfast all day.<br />

WATERDOWN<br />

Dutch Mill Country Market<br />

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253<br />

Pao & Take Out. Hot lunches, soup & sandwiches, salad bar.<br />

www.<strong>Daytripping</strong>.ca<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


A bit further north now and we’re in SARNIA & POINT EDWARD<br />

Enjoy a<br />

<strong>Winter</strong> Stroll<br />

Along the<br />

Village Walkway!<br />

Visit one of our<br />

many Unique Shops,<br />

Boutiques & Restaurants<br />

& Get A Start On Your<br />

Christmas<br />

Shopping!<br />

g<br />

Christmas in the Village<br />

11th Annual<br />

Saturday, December 3rd, <strong>2022</strong> ~ 11 am to 3 pm<br />

• Visit Santa at the<br />

Pergola, cookies & hot chocolate at the Fire Hll Hall • Horse &B Buggy Rides<br />

• Face Painting •<br />

Balloon Twister • Caricature Painting • Freeze Frame Photos<br />

• Vote on your favourite Gingerbread Creation at the Point Edward Early Learning Centree<br />

• Crafts and snacks at the Library • Smores & Camp Fire at Manley's<br />

• Christmas Caroling by the Resolution Quartet<br />

• Catch a ride on the Polar Express Around the Village<br />

• FOOD DRIVE at Albert's Fries - bring non-perishables for the Inn of the Good Shepherd<br />

• Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward, Canada to Port Huron, USA.<br />

Welcome to The Village of<br />

www.villageofpointedward.comw.villageofpointedward.com<br />

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• Shop at the award winning International Duty Free Shop!<br />

• Excellent Hotels/Motels<br />

• Fine Dining • Riverfront Festivals<br />

• Gift Shops • Large Marina<br />

• Downtown Shopping<br />

• Scuba Diving • Sports Fishing<br />

• Nearby Golf<br />

Courses<br />

• Walkway along St. Clair River<br />

& through the Village<br />

519-337-3021<br />

The<br />

Wisdom of...<br />

SIGNS FROM GOD<br />

These were found on signs outside of churches.<br />

WHOEVER STOLE OUR A/C UNIT, KEEP IT.<br />

IT’S HOT WHERE YOU’RE GOING.<br />

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you<br />

just sit there.<br />

If stupidity got us into this mess, why can’t it get us out?<br />

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy<br />

things they don't want to impress people they don't like.<br />

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.<br />

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the<br />

curb and applaud when they go by.<br />

Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find<br />

a rock.<br />

Income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.<br />

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's<br />

where the fruit is.<br />

I never expected to see the day when girls would get<br />

sunburned in places they do today.<br />

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that<br />

comes from bad judgment.<br />

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your<br />

parrot to the town gossip.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

Will Rogers<br />

Ladies<br />

Clothing &<br />

Accessories!<br />

OPEN Tuesday<br />

to Friday 10 to 5,<br />

Saturday 10 to 3<br />

(Closed Sunday<br />

& Monday)<br />

BUTTONS<br />

&<br />

Bows<br />

www.buttons-and-bows.ca<br />

131 Michigan Ave., Point Edward • 519-491-1412<br />

The first poutine was served at Le Roy Jucep restaurant in Drummondville, Quebec in 1964.<br />

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The<br />

Daytripper<br />

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME<br />

SHOP<br />

LOCAL<br />

The Best of Yesterday & Today<br />

GIFTWARE & UNIQUE<br />

HOME DÉCOR<br />

Showcasing the talents of<br />

many local artisans.<br />

Home of<br />

Just-A-Nuff<br />

Antiques<br />

Tues.-Fri. 10-5<br />

Sat. 10-3<br />

Check Facebook<br />

for updates!<br />

850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street (Northgate Plaza), Sarnia • 519-336-3838<br />

Join us by the Lake!<br />

• Authentic Hickory Smoked Ribs<br />

• Genuine Broasted Chicken<br />

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps<br />

Reserve for panoramic views<br />

of Lake Huron from our patio!<br />

• Take Out • Lakeside parks & benches nearby<br />

PRIME RIB<br />

WEEKENDS<br />

TUESDAY<br />

WING NIGHT<br />

NIGHTLY<br />

SPECIALS<br />

2713 Old Lakeshore Road, Brights Grove<br />

519-869-2794 • skeeterbarlows.com<br />

BRAIN STUDY:<br />

IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU HAVE A STONG MIND!<br />

AYear Round Garden Centre, Gi Shop & Bouque!<br />

Extraordinary<br />

selecon of<br />

Plants & Unique<br />

Decoraons<br />

& Poery for<br />

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The first (previously all-white) school to be integrated was Central High in Little Rock in 1957.<br />

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If your day did not go as you planned,<br />

Don’t let that cause you sorrow.<br />

Pull up your ‘big girl panties’ Dear,<br />

And try again tomorrow.<br />

Don’t be a ‘people pleaser,’<br />

Do what is right for you.<br />

Be a little-wee-bit selfish,<br />

If that helps to get you through.<br />

Not everyone will love you.<br />

That fact, my Dear, is fine.<br />

Just be happy with yourself.<br />

Let no one steal your shine.<br />

If you find you feel frustrated,<br />

And your patience all have flown.<br />

Give yourself permission,<br />

To spend some time alone.<br />

Keep your home and self clean,<br />

It’s important that you do.<br />

Throw away the clutter,<br />

You’ll feel better about you.<br />

If your hard work goes unnoticed,<br />

And your feelings get all messed.<br />

Pat your own self on the back,<br />

And know, you’ve done your best.<br />

If someone disappoints you,<br />

As some people often do.<br />

Don’t let that feeling break you,<br />

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If someone makes you doubt yourself,<br />

Don’t let them bring you down.<br />

Take a deep breath.<br />

Throw your shoulders back,<br />

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Do the best you can, each day,<br />

Put your worries on a shelf.<br />

And, most importantly my friend,<br />

Be sure to love yourself.<br />

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PEOPLE WHO<br />

BECAME WORDS<br />

Captain Charles Boycott<br />

In 1880, during the<br />

Irish “land war”<br />

Captain Boycott was<br />

subject to ostracism<br />

after evicting land<br />

tenants. The Irish<br />

Land League proposed that<br />

anyone taking land after a<br />

previously evicted tenant be<br />

shunned, rather than resorting<br />

to violence. After it was applied<br />

to Boycott, it quickly became a<br />

verb meaning to refuse to deal<br />

with any person or organization<br />

that has treated others unfairly.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first corporate sponsorship on TV was by Gilette, for a Louis vs. Conn boxing match in 1946.<br />

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7–Oct 25 Downtown Business Group Scarecrow Festival<br />

24 Petrolia Lions 90th Anniversary Celebration<br />

24 Petrolia Discovery 10-4pm Artists Day<br />

30 Downtown Business Group Shop Like Charlotte<br />

until Oct 8 Farmers’ Market, 7:30 a.m. –noon each Saturday<br />

OCTOBER<br />

1 Harvest Days Thanksgiving Draw at Farmers‘ Market<br />

15 Harvest Days Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Heidi’s Y.I.G.<br />

20 Community Pumpkin Carving at Petrolia Discovery<br />

21–23 Pumpkin Lighting Display at Petrolia Discovery<br />

22 Fiery Faces Family Day at Petrolia YMCA<br />

NOVEMBER<br />

11 Remembrance Day at Victoria Park Cenotaph 11 a.m.<br />

25–Dec 11 Starbright Christmas on stage at Victoria Hall<br />

DECEMBER<br />

2 Town of Petrolia Christmas in the Park<br />

3 Town of Petrolia 10-5 pm Outdoor Christmas Market<br />

3 IODE Buttertarts at Christmas Market<br />

3 Town of Petrolia 2pm Santa Claus Parade<br />

3 Optimist 3pm Santa at the Centre<br />

6 & 7 All Service Clubs Christmas For Everyone luncheon<br />

16–18 VPP Christmas Jamboree on stage at Victoria Hall<br />

For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca<br />

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The first author to earn $1 billion was J. K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


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These five paintings can be viewed in Petrolia’s public buildings.<br />

HISTORY<br />

Petrolia was born in a fevered frenzy for oil in the 1860s.<br />

Petrolia’s boom proved to be unlike the earlier one in nearby Oil Springs. In Petrolia, the prolific King Wells kickstarted the<br />

oil rush in 1866. This led to rail and more oil discoveries. By 1884, Imperial Oil established its headquarters, refinery and barrel<br />

plant in town, sprawling over 50 acres. The boom stretched for more than three decades, making Petrolia the oil capital of<br />

Canada. And it was not just the vast quantities of oil, it was the ingenious technology the men developed and the expertise<br />

they took to open oil wells in 86 countries between 1873 and 1945. Petrolia produced large amounts of chemicals, boilers, stills,<br />

brass goods, and hand-forged driller tools that were shipped to all corners of the globe as coal was eclipsed by oil.<br />

GRACE<br />

Petrolia’s grand homes and buildings provide a visual history of immense wealth, the towns early settlers and entrepreneurs<br />

also created legacies for the generations that followed. In 1911 Charlotte and Jake Englehart endowed their beloved home,<br />

Glenview so the community would have a hospital. Since its inception, Charlotte’s House, as it is affectionately known by<br />

many locals, has remained a highly regarded and loved facility in the community and ensured the wellness of our ancestors and<br />

descendants.<br />

PRIDE<br />

Oil! That is what created the Best Town on Earth. Historic wealth is still evident in the homes, buildings, and parks. And<br />

yes…you can smell the oil. But our Heritage is much more than the black gold that continues to be drawn from creaking wells<br />

located just a short stroll from our thriving downtown. Oil may have enticed folks here, but Petrolia was created, nurtured, and<br />

sustained by hardworking visionaries, shopkeepers, builders, drillers, labourers, and leaders. Our residents have been and<br />

continue to be our greatest resource contributing an abundance of architecture, theatre, industry, education, healthcare, and<br />

social institutions.<br />

PERSEVERANCE<br />

Completed in 1889 at the height of Petrolia’s oil boom, Victoria Hall reflects a time when Petrolia was among the wealthiest<br />

towns in Canada. Victoria Hall has long been the social and political centre of the town's life.<br />

In its centennial year Victoria Hall experienced a catastrophic fire. In 1992, the renewed interior and restored exterior<br />

architecture of this magnificent landmark was celebrated.<br />

From it's days as an Opera House hosting grand balls and famous artists to todays professional theatre and continued service<br />

as Petrolia’s municipal office Victoria Hall represents a time when Petrolia was the oil capital of Canada.<br />

FUTURE<br />

As Petrolia grows, our history remains part of the cultural landscape in our buildings, oil fields and institutions. Our residents<br />

and visitors continue creating new legacies and our past lives comfortably with the future.<br />

Welcome to Petrolia. You’ll be Surprised!<br />

in Southwestern Ontario<br />

The five paintings are by Francis Martin. This project is in memory of Barbara Perrin, artist.<br />

Mural Celebrates the Life of Barbara Perrin<br />

No, that’s not Barbara Perrin portrayed in the above mural. That would be<br />

Charlotte Eleanor Englehart. She bequeathed her home to the town of Petrolia as a<br />

hospital, which it is to this day. That painting is one of five that <strong>Daytripping</strong><br />

commissioned local artist Francis Martin to create as the basis of a mural that will<br />

find a home in Petrolia’s historic downtown.<br />

Barbara Perrin was very well known as an artist that sought to preserve the rural<br />

elements of Lambton County through her sketches and paintings. Barns, windmills,<br />

one-room schoolhouses, fence posts—these were some of the everyday images that<br />

she imagined would be gone from the local landscape in time, and she aimed to<br />

capture them before they disappeared. Barbara was also well known to <strong>Daytripping</strong><br />

readers, having been on many covers including our very first, and our “Boots” logo<br />

is her work.<br />

Barbara passed away in 2013 and, with her relatives being older and living too<br />

far away, <strong>Daytripping</strong> publisher Mark Moran was left with countless books, drawings<br />

and art supplies and about 160 original paintings of various sizes. Many were<br />

donated to charities that were having silent auctions, but some were sold and the<br />

proceeds are being put toward this project. The Lambton County Creative Fund<br />

encourages culturally significant projects, and it matched those funds to make this<br />

mural possible. Numerous working drawings that were remarkable themselves have<br />

been donated to the Lambton Heritage Museum.<br />

Petrolia is a very special place for <strong>Daytripping</strong>. It was where John Redden first<br />

suggested the concept for this magazine and it was our home base for many years.<br />

It is a great honour for <strong>Daytripping</strong> to be able to create this project to preserve the<br />

memory of Barbara Perrin, but also encourage and display the work of another<br />

artist, Francis Martin of Watford.<br />

The five paintings reflecting Petrolia’s past and future are the work of Francis<br />

Martin, who has created murals in Watford, Strathroy and numerous other towns. The<br />

paintings have been photographed for the mural, have been donated to the Petrolia<br />

Heritage Committee and will be displayed in public buildings in the town. The mural<br />

itself is made of two 5’ x 10’ aluminum sheets.<br />

Don’t Miss<br />

One of Petrolia’s<br />

Best Gift Shops!<br />

Customer Appreciation<br />

ion<br />

Week: Nov.7th-12th<br />

Kick off to Christmas<br />

Event: Nov.15th<br />

Cosmetics Supreme<br />

Sparkle Event: Nov.22nd<br />

LADIES NIGHT -<br />

All Day/All-Night Event: Dec.6th<br />

MEN'S NIGHT -<br />

All Day/All-Night Event: Dec.13th<br />

Last Minute Christmas Event: Dec.20th<br />

• Pine Furniture<br />

& Home Decor<br />

• Scented Candles<br />

• Repurposed<br />

Furniture<br />

• Birdhouses,<br />

Signs CHRISTMAS<br />

& Much, OPEN HOUSE<br />

Much More!<br />

November 18<br />

& 19<br />

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HOGAN<br />

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• Wedding • Birthday<br />

• Baby • Home Decor<br />

4177 Petrolia Line, Petrolia • 519-882-1840<br />

Full Service Pharmacy<br />

Full Service Cosmetic Department<br />

Full Service Home Health Care Dept.<br />

Mon-Fri 9-9 • Sat 9-6 • Sun 10-5<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first gold medals ever used in the Olympics were in 1904, and were solid gold until 1912.<br />

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During WWII, a bear named<br />

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army. He transported<br />

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sometimes drank beer.<br />

Fried beer won Most<br />

Creative Fried Food at the<br />

2010 Texas State Fair.<br />

Germany is home to<br />

a beer pipeline. Taps in<br />

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Thomas Jefferson wrote<br />

parts of the Declaration of<br />

Independence in a<br />

Philadelphia tavern.<br />

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear<br />

of an empty glass.<br />

At the end of Prohibition,<br />

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The first 3-D movie premiered in Los Angeles in 1922 and was called The Power of Love.<br />

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Bring your<br />

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awesome camera)<br />

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Categories<br />

may include:<br />

• MOST CREATIVE<br />

• Photo of the Year<br />

• Cutest/Funniest<br />

• At a <strong>Daytripping</strong><br />

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• Most Adventurous<br />

• Most <strong>Daytripping</strong>ish<br />

Marie Humphrey, Rodney sent in this<br />

photo that her husband Jim took at<br />

Priscilla’s Presents in Harrow.<br />

Charity of Choice: MS Society of<br />

Canada/MS Bike.<br />

Karen DeHaw of Chatham enjoyed<br />

Art on the Boulevard in Erieau, and is<br />

shown here at The Gift Cabin.<br />

Charity of Choice: Kelly’s Cat Cab.<br />

Beth Ann Meloche, Kingsville: These friends<br />

started school together in kindergarten at<br />

Kingsville Public School, then graduated from<br />

Kingsville District High School together. We are<br />

in our Beddian year (born in 1961 and turning 61<br />

this year). In honour of this we decided to meet<br />

this spring. Derek came from Toronto area and<br />

Kelly and Christine came from Windsor area and<br />

Linda, Margie and I still live in Kingsville. We<br />

walked all over Kingsville reminiscing and<br />

celebrating our beautiful town and sharing<br />

stories of the good old days. Charity of Choice:<br />

Windsor Downtown Mission.<br />

Win for Charity<br />

Your photo is eligible for great prizes<br />

when we print it, and you also win<br />

$25.00 for the charity of your choice!<br />

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<strong>Daytripping</strong>’s Charity of Choice<br />

for this issue is:<br />

Kingsville Clock Fundraiser<br />

www.kingsvillebia.com<br />

Cindy MacEachren, Whitby and Susan<br />

Henderson, Nova Scotia at Widder Station in<br />

Thedford. They stopped in for a meal and tasting<br />

while on a girls weekend in Grand Bend.<br />

Giselle Addison, Tilbury: Eight girlfriends went<br />

<strong>Daytripping</strong> in Port Stanley. Along the way we<br />

stopped at one of our favourite places...Crazy 8<br />

Barn in Palmyra! L to R: Maryellen, Denise, Nancy,<br />

Corinne, Julie, Bern, Sue & myself, all from Tilbury<br />

& surrounding areas. What a FUNTASTIC day we<br />

had! Charity of Choice: Tilbury Help Centre<br />

Enter the 2023<br />

Photo Contest!<br />

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Original!<br />

Win<br />

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Photo by<br />

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Becky Siddall, Woodstock sent in this<br />

photo. “Levi and I stopped into<br />

Culbert’s Bakery in Goderich to see if<br />

we could get some donuts. You need<br />

to be there EARLY for those but we still<br />

left with yummy brownies!”<br />

Chris Dalton, St. Thomas: Bob Wray<br />

took this photo of Chris at Brickyard<br />

Antiques near Mount Brydges.<br />

Charity of choice: Pets/Friends for<br />

Life, St. Thomas.<br />

Anne Feltham, Chatham: My 14-year-old<br />

granddaughter, Emily, from Amherstburg came<br />

for a visit. We went to Parks Blueberries for lunch<br />

for a short daytrip. Lots of things to see and buy<br />

there... fresh blueberries and everything<br />

blueberries, like the pie that we bought!<br />

Charity of Choice: Chatham-Kent Hospice<br />

Send to: DAYTRIPPING, BOX 430, BRIGHTS GROVE, ON N0N 1C0 Email: info@daytripping.ca *To be eligible, a cover of <strong>Daytripping</strong> must appear in every photo entry.<br />

<strong>Daytripping</strong> will donate $25 to the charity of your choice (or one of our choice if one isn’t chosen) upon<br />

publication of each photo. Every entry we publish throughout the year is also entered into the annual<br />

contest for a chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors! Photos must be mailed or<br />

emailed (minimum 200 dpi) and cannot be returned. Digital photos are preferred. You may enter as<br />

many photos as you wish. Be sure to include the photographer’s name, mailing address and phone<br />

Thanks to<br />

Our Generous<br />

Partners!<br />

Kingsville Beer Cheer Package<br />

Photo of the Year Winner Grand Prize<br />

Jack’s Gastropub,<br />

Kingsville<br />

Disncve Inns<br />

of Kingsville<br />

number. Contest void where prohibited. 2023 prize winners will be announced in the <strong>Fall</strong>-<strong>Winter</strong><br />

2023/24 issue. Entries for the 2023 contest will be accepted until August 1st, 2023 but photos received<br />

after that date, and unpublished photos, are eligible for future contests. The contest never really ends.<br />

If this is too confusing you can always call us at 1-800-667-0337.<br />

Banded Goose<br />

Brewing Co., Kingsville<br />

Pinecro, Aylmer<br />

Millbank<br />

Coyle’s Country Store,<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

John M. Hall Linens, Paris<br />

Berry Hill, St. Thomas<br />

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Sparta Country Candles, Sparta<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

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The first voicemail message was left in 1860, but wasn’t able to be played until 2008.<br />

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Ladies’ Weekend ~ Nov. 18 & 19<br />

Light Up The Park ~ Nov. 25<br />

12 Days of Christmas<br />

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As the leaves finish,<br />

Santa says it is time to<br />

decorate with holiday<br />

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Add a touch of berries<br />

and bells or add a<br />

gnome or snowman<br />

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Watch leaves fall as you<br />

start your “haunting” season<br />

with warm orange tones,<br />

pumpkins, ghosts,<br />

witches & fall warmth!<br />

SIX BEST DOCTORS<br />

IN THE WORLD...<br />

1. Self Confidence<br />

2. Rest<br />

3. Exercise<br />

4. Diet<br />

5. Sunlight<br />

6. Friends<br />

Maintain<br />

them in all<br />

stages of<br />

life & enjoy!<br />

For geezers only...<br />

I am old. Somewhere between quite<br />

old and very old. Like many others of my<br />

vintage, I am aware of a growing divide<br />

with the society around us. It is changing<br />

at a faster pace than we can match.<br />

My car is 11 years old. I like it. It’s<br />

a bare-bones model sedan. It has a few<br />

digital dials and automatic transmission<br />

but no air conditioning, power windows,<br />

cruise contol, backup camera or other<br />

options offered when I purchased it. I<br />

didn’t need them, and they pushed the<br />

price of the car away out of my reach.<br />

Need is the key word for me. “But<br />

they’re so nice to have,” say the<br />

salespeople. I’m not built that way. If I<br />

do not need it, I do not want it. And I<br />

admit I wonder about those who think<br />

they do.<br />

Recently, I was in the waiting area of a<br />

big name car dealership. Behind where<br />

I was sitting was a brand new SUV all<br />

shined up and awaiting its new owners.<br />

Soon the salesman brought the uppermiddle-aged<br />

couple out to see their<br />

new baby. Then began his orientation<br />

lesson on where to find controls for all<br />

the bells, whistles and doo-dads the<br />

machine had, and how to use them. I<br />

By Kenneth Dawson<br />

reluctantly captured it all, despite not<br />

having my hearing aid that day.<br />

In addition to all the options<br />

mentioned above, he explained a<br />

system that warned if you veered out<br />

of your safe zone on the highway or if<br />

another car did the same to you. He<br />

seemed to tell how the tailgate had its<br />

own brain and wouldn’t open if it might<br />

hit you on the way up. The GPS and onboard<br />

mapping began leaving me far<br />

behind. By the time he explained the<br />

audio system my eavesdropping gave<br />

up. It was all beyond me.<br />

When my brain regained<br />

consciousness, I thought: no wonder<br />

these automobiles today cost what a<br />

modern family home cost when I was a<br />

young adult. Vehicles now are extensions<br />

of their owners with all the gadgets they<br />

think they need for satisfying lives.<br />

When you see how many of them<br />

drive today (especially when passing<br />

we dawdling, silver-haired “road hogs”),<br />

one wonders if all that extra money<br />

would be better spent learning how to<br />

drive safely, or at least more tolerantly.<br />

Maybe the industry should invent a<br />

control for road rage.<br />

An Old Fashioned Country Store with a Modern Twist!<br />

• Collecbles & Giware • Kids Secon • Fudge<br />

• Maple Buer Tarts & Baking • Williamson Farms Beef & Local Pork,<br />

Cider, Cheese & Maple Syrup • Gi Baskets<br />

Shop Online: www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com<br />

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Open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 10-5<br />

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The first Caesar cocktail was served in Calgary in 1969 by its creator Walter Chell.<br />

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You can start wherever you like of course, and make your own trip!<br />

AWARD WINNING<br />

Hard Cider & Perry<br />

Apple Wine<br />

Ice Cider<br />

Gift Boutique<br />

Premium Sweet Cider<br />

Cider Tastings<br />

Pumpkins • Apples<br />

Organic Vegetables<br />

Preserves & Pies<br />

Nature Trails<br />

MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 to 5<br />

SUNDAYS 11 to 5<br />

Where Is It?<br />

The Hint is:<br />

If only trucks could fly. If you were in the<br />

driver’s seat you could likely count at least<br />

100 windmills on the horizon, for as far as<br />

the eye could see.<br />

Look for the answer in our<br />

Spring 2023 issue in mid-April<br />

From our Summer <strong>2022</strong> issue...<br />

The Hint was:<br />

It’s North America’s oldest and smallest<br />

jail, and that should be enough<br />

information for this one.<br />

The Answer is:<br />

Ye Olde Jail was built in 1890<br />

and it measures just 14.76 feet<br />

by 17.71 feet. It still features the<br />

original steel cell doors and<br />

stove and can be found at 135<br />

Queen Street in Rodney,<br />

Ontario.<br />

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Local Beers, Wines & Ciders on Tap<br />

RV Parking Available (book online)<br />

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday<br />

Outdoor Family Activities All <strong>Winter</strong><br />

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Halloween Party Oct. 29<br />

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The first published world map was in an atlas published in 1570 by Abraham Ortelius.<br />

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Lake Huron<br />

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Open 7 Days a Week<br />

Year Round!<br />

The Thanksgiving Bath<br />

I bet you’re wondering what the heck?<br />

Bathing? On Thanksgiving? What has<br />

this got to do with travel? Thanksgiving<br />

2020 was a dismal affair, and 2021 was<br />

shaping up to be—different. Covid was<br />

still hanging around like an unwanted<br />

guest, or, shall we say, pest.<br />

Not to be brought down by the onceagain<br />

rising cases of Covid, my daytripping-dude<br />

(spouse) and I set off to<br />

Rock Glen Conservation Area outside<br />

of Arkona last fall. This conservation<br />

area is part of the Ausable Bayfield<br />

Conservation Authority. It had been<br />

over 20 years since we visited.<br />

Once we arrived, we noticed that this<br />

out-of-the-way spot was now a popular<br />

picnic area, filled with like-minded<br />

folks who opted for an outside locale<br />

for their Thanksgiving lunch or dinner.<br />

We also realized that a lot had changed<br />

in 20 years. There were designated<br />

parking areas, washrooms, barbecues,<br />

potable water and two playgrounds.<br />

Included is the Arkona Lions Museum<br />

and Information Centre, which boasts a<br />

fluorescent mineral room with exhibits<br />

of fossils, meteorites and other displays<br />

and artifacts. Rock Glen is rich with<br />

Devonian-era fossils. The park is open<br />

seven days a week and there is a park<br />

entrance fee of $4.00 (children - 5 years<br />

and under are free). They will accept<br />

cash, debit and credit cards.<br />

After we parked and ate our packed<br />

lunch, we hit the hiking trails, and we<br />

soon realized that our idea of a quiet,<br />

relaxing walk through the woods was<br />

not to be. It was busy with people, along<br />

with their kids and dogs. So much for<br />

our day of Shinrin-yoku.<br />

In Japan, taking a hike or a stroll<br />

through a wooded area is called Shinrinyoku.<br />

Translated, it means forest<br />

bathing. The term was first coined<br />

in 1982 by the Japanese Ministry of<br />

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The<br />

exercise of shinrin-yoku encourages<br />

people to make contact by walking in a<br />

forest atmosphere, or simply spending<br />

time in a natural setting without the<br />

bathing suit. My kind of bathing!<br />

This physiological and psychological<br />

practice can be done at any time and<br />

season. Those who partake of this<br />

practice benefit from the therapeutic<br />

energy of fresh air from various plants<br />

and trees, reducing stress hormone<br />

production, lowering heart rate and<br />

blood pressure, boosting the immune<br />

system and accelerating recovery from<br />

illness. It also improves feelings of<br />

happiness and can elevate creativity.<br />

By J.J. Francissen, London<br />

Rock Glen is the perfect place to absorb<br />

the Carolinian forest atmosphere with its<br />

27 hectares and 1.5 km trail with steep<br />

stairways and scenic lookouts. Birds trill<br />

out their song as you pass by Sycamore,<br />

Sugar Maple, Beech and White Elm trees,<br />

to name a few of the trees in this area.<br />

Hearing birdsong always reduces my<br />

stress, which is music to my ears.<br />

There are over 50 types of wildflowers<br />

for those who love the flora. While,<br />

small mammals inhabit the area for<br />

those who love the fauna. I spent time<br />

photographing the flora, wanting to take<br />

a piece of the forest with me and to look<br />

at when I can’t get into the woods for a<br />

shinrin-yoku.<br />

Once you’ve hiked the trails, which<br />

cross over the Hobbs MacKenzie drain<br />

(a creek that empties into the Ausable<br />

River), you must visit the beautiful<br />

waterfalls.<br />

Those with mobility issues can find<br />

wheelchair-accessible trails to see the<br />

park highlights and an overlook to take<br />

in the 10.7-metre high waterfalls, the<br />

park’s crowning jewel.<br />

Like all waterfalls, the flow of water<br />

depends on the season. Due to the<br />

overabundance of rain that summer,<br />

the falls were stunning! Long veils of<br />

lacy water fell from the precipice above<br />

and into the creek below. Spray from<br />

the breeze as the water dropped cooled<br />

our heated skin, and it felt like heaven.<br />

In that regard, I had to be thankful to<br />

Mother Nature.<br />

Geocaching is another activity that<br />

takes place in Rock Glen. There is a<br />

Commemorative Woods in the park,<br />

where family and friends plant trees in<br />

memory of loved ones, a living legacy.<br />

Rock enthusiasts will like the fossil<br />

collection area, while those who love<br />

history will thrill by the significance of<br />

this area over the thousands of years.<br />

Visit the Arkona Room to view the<br />

historical photos that are on display.<br />

Due to the number of visitors to Rock<br />

Glen Conservation Area, our Shinrinyoku<br />

felt more like a communal bath.<br />

Yet, I was still grateful for the bountiful<br />

trees, which were showing off the<br />

change of colours, the fresh air, the<br />

birds singing and the forest bathing on<br />

this warm Thanksgiving day.<br />

Publisher’s Note: Just one question,<br />

Judy. We’re bathing in the forest without<br />

the bathing suit... are we wearing<br />

anything else? I’m going to assume you’ll<br />

say, “Yes.”<br />

Photo Credit: Lou Parry Photography<br />

for Tourism Sarnia Lambton.<br />

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• Shrubs, Trees & Perennials<br />

• Fantastic Selection<br />

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Nov. 26-27 • 8am-5pm<br />

• Santa visits both days<br />

• Free Coffee & Cookies<br />

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At Grandma's House<br />

I like the taste of turkey,<br />

Any time throughout the year.<br />

But it never seems to taste as good,<br />

As when Thanksgiving's here.<br />

Could be all the trimmings,<br />

That are cooked with it to eat,<br />

But I think it's eating at Grandma's house,<br />

That makes it such a treat!<br />

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Please check our website for current hours.<br />

Workshops<br />

Available!<br />

(Register online)<br />

Looking to experience a big city<br />

attraction without the crowds and noise?<br />

The little town of Clinton, just north of<br />

London, boasts a sparkling light tunnel<br />

fit to rival the ones in the big cities that<br />

inspired it. Thousands of lights strung<br />

between metal archways next to the<br />

historic town hall make a wonderful<br />

sight.<br />

The light tunnel is open year-round<br />

to the public and is especially attractive<br />

at night, as the lights flash, glitter, and<br />

dance. The programmable LEDs make<br />

it easy to change the displays often.<br />

Colours and patterns are set based on<br />

themes for different holidays and events,<br />

plus there is an illuminated sign in the<br />

tunnel itself that changes to match and<br />

makes a great background for photos.<br />

Since the light tunnel’s construction,<br />

it has already featured displays for<br />

holidays such as Christmas, Valentine’s<br />

Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s<br />

Day. The town also likes to use the<br />

tunnel to recognize local events, such as<br />

programming team colours for hockey<br />

tournaments or making graduation<br />

signs to celebrate classes from high<br />

schools in town. Plans are already in the<br />

works for many future light programs<br />

and signs to keep the tunnel fresh and<br />

exciting all year.<br />

The light tunnel was built in an<br />

already iconic location in town:<br />

Spooner’s Lane. The lane used to run<br />

between the town hall and a block of<br />

storefronts before it was destroyed by<br />

a fire several years ago. This drastic<br />

change in the downtown streetscape<br />

triggered investment in Spooner’s Lane<br />

to transform it into a community space.<br />

A lovely bistro atmosphere was created<br />

with chairs, umbrellas, and flowers.<br />

Now, the light tunnel takes centre<br />

stage in the space. It has transformed<br />

Spooner’s Lane into a lover’s lane, with<br />

the lighting making it perfect for special<br />

memories. Although the tunnel was<br />

only completed this past winter, it has<br />

already been the site of a proposal, a<br />

baby announcement, wedding photos,<br />

and many significant moments. Visitors<br />

can add theirs by using #clintonlights<br />

across social media and tagging<br />

Municipality of Central Huron.<br />

The tunnel’s location at the heart of<br />

downtown also makes it easy to enjoy<br />

the small-town shops nearby and other<br />

unique local sights, such as the WWII<br />

radar antenna just down the street or<br />

the School on Wheels railcar museum<br />

in the Sloman Memorial Park at the<br />

edge of town.<br />

As Covid restrictions continue to<br />

ease, the town hopes to use the space<br />

for community events. The sparkling<br />

canopy will provide a perfect backdrop<br />

for wedding ceremonies, graduation<br />

and prom photos, birthday celebrations,<br />

and more. It will also be a great outdoor<br />

space for other events, such as wine<br />

and cheese nights or yoga.<br />

Come and see Clinton’s brightest<br />

attraction! Find the light tunnel in<br />

Spooner’s Lane next to Town Hall at 23<br />

Albert Street in Clinton.<br />

There are almost 1300 Ontario Heritage Trust Plaques - over 350 in SW Ontario.<br />

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The first robots in the military were used in Afghanistan ground combat, in 2002.<br />

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As cooler weather returns, my<br />

thoughts also return to cold weather<br />

memories of my childhood. One such<br />

memory is of coming home from<br />

school, climbing the veranda stairs of the<br />

whitewashed, clapboard house where I<br />

grew up and seeing steamed up kitchen<br />

windows. This sight was evidence of the<br />

welcoming warmth within.<br />

My Mom would be there in the<br />

kitchen. Pots on the stove and a meat<br />

dish in the oven meant that she had<br />

started supper. Maybe there would be<br />

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Science... According To Kids<br />

Real science test answers of 5th & 6th graders.<br />

~ The climate is hottest next to the Creator.<br />

~ A right angle is 90 degrees Farenhight.<br />

~ To prevent head colds, use an agonizer to spray into the nose<br />

until it drips into the throat.<br />

~ A circle is a figure with no corners and only one side.<br />

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Steamed Up Kitchen Windows<br />

By Susan Iedema, London<br />

a fresh baked pie, or two, or<br />

cookies, cooling on a rack on<br />

the counter.<br />

The kitchen’s cast iron<br />

radiator was also where fingers<br />

and toes were thawed after my<br />

siblings and I had been outside<br />

playing on a cold, winter day. I<br />

can still remember the stinging<br />

pain that appeared as warmth<br />

returned to them.<br />

Once the chilly weather<br />

arrives, I still look forward to<br />

that welcoming warmth that<br />

greets me when I arrive home<br />

and walk through the door.<br />

I also look forward to the many<br />

changes and events that occur with the<br />

cooler weather and the new seasons of<br />

fall then winter.<br />

Halloween always brings a smile to<br />

my face as it evokes the same feelings<br />

I had as a child and produces an<br />

atmosphere of mystery, excitement and<br />

spookiness. Halloween is actually one of<br />

my favourite, fun times of the year!<br />

High on my list of things I will welcome<br />

with the drop in temperatures are all<br />

the heartier foods and baked dishes<br />

that appear on the menu, especially at<br />

Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Turkey<br />

and stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes and<br />

gravy as well as all the local vegetables<br />

like squash, carrots and turnip, to name<br />

just a few.<br />

The lights and decorations of<br />

Christmas were always awe inspiring<br />

as a child. As an adult I must admit<br />

my Christmas tree and decorations<br />

come out in November. They light<br />

up my world, and my apartment, on<br />

the shorter, darker days of winter. So,<br />

instead of putting them away after the<br />

holiday season has passed, I remove<br />

all Christmas themed items and my<br />

tree becomes a winter one. It usually<br />

remains up until about St. Patrick’s<br />

Day, possibly a bit longer, or shorter,<br />

depending on when winter decides to<br />

depart. Or when I think it’s time for<br />

spring to start!<br />

The icy cold conditions of winter<br />

also mean bundling up for a refreshing,<br />

invigorating walk, even if just to run<br />

errands. However, as a kid, running an<br />

errand usually meant it was my turn<br />

to walk to the store for milk. But, back<br />

then, this chore was akin to some type<br />

of punishment so I trudged along as<br />

woe was me!<br />

Putting pajamas on and getting<br />

under the blankets signaled bedtime in<br />

my younger years. Wool blankets were<br />

even sent over from relatives in the<br />

Netherlands to help keep us warm. I am<br />

sure letters and pictures home told of the<br />

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times on a Sunday afternoon when a<br />

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was served up in a beautiful teacup to<br />

my siblings and me.<br />

So as the days grow shorter and the<br />

warmth fades, memories of cold weather<br />

experiences invade my thoughts,<br />

especially one memory in particular<br />

from when I was a kid, coming home<br />

from school and seeing the welcoming<br />

sight of steamed up kitchen windows.<br />

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If an employee was having a bad day,<br />

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Michael replied, “Each morning I<br />

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choices. When you cut away all the junk,<br />

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you react to situations. You choose how<br />

people affect your mood. You choose to be<br />

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I reflected on what Michael said. Soon<br />

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“The first thing that went through my<br />

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A Small Miracle<br />

There wasn’t much Christmas<br />

spirit in my heart the year that<br />

I had started kindergarten. I<br />

was covered in red spots, my<br />

tummy hurt, my head was<br />

hot and achy and I had to stay<br />

in bed instead of being at the<br />

class party with all the other<br />

children. Well - not quite ‘all’<br />

- three others, my mother told<br />

me after talking to the teacher,<br />

where also in the thick of<br />

measles. Not the nicest of Christmas gifts<br />

to have been exchanged in a classroom<br />

of five-year-olds.<br />

One event did brighten the scene,<br />

though - my beloved Gran’s arrival on<br />

the earliest train she could catch. Mother<br />

must have had her hands full with a<br />

miserable little girl in bed, and a twoyear-old<br />

boy determined to sneak into<br />

the sickroom and play with his sister. She<br />

probably welcomed Gran as fervently<br />

as I did as I relished in the personal<br />

pampering, the lavender water dabbed<br />

on my forehead, and all the TLC.<br />

Snakes and Ladders, Parcheesi, Old<br />

Maid and Snap kept Gran busy in her<br />

role of amusing me, intended to make<br />

up for missing the party on the last day<br />

of school. Hardly a prima donna, the<br />

dear lady entertained me with off-key<br />

renditions of carols old and modern,<br />

although joining in the choruses made<br />

my own scratchy throat sore.<br />

She told me all the familiar stories<br />

over and over, but I don’t suppose I was<br />

as caught up in the birth of the Baby<br />

TIVERTON is the furthest north we’ll go in this issue of <strong>Daytripping</strong><br />

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by Jean Leedale Hobson,<br />

West Vancouver, BC<br />

Jesus as I was in the dismal<br />

thought that Santa Claus might<br />

not stop at our house. Would<br />

he dare to come down our<br />

chimney? Would I have an<br />

empty stocking at the foot of<br />

my bed on Christmas morning?<br />

And, oh dear, would my little<br />

brother miss out too, all because<br />

of me? Gran tried to assure me<br />

that the venerable old gent was<br />

immune to children’s germs<br />

on his important mission around the<br />

world, and anyway, the cold air around<br />

his sleigh would freeze any little nasties<br />

flying around.<br />

She was right, of course. On the big<br />

morning I woke to find my stocking<br />

overflowing with bounty from his bag,<br />

and a note was attached. In a hasty<br />

scrawl was printed: “Get well soon. Love,<br />

Santa. XXX.”<br />

After some porridge and juice, Mother<br />

took the tray away, replacing it with a<br />

stack of gifts on the bed. She and Gran<br />

rolled their eyes and threw up their<br />

hands as my little brother came in and<br />

clambered up on the patchwork quilt to<br />

join in the fun.<br />

Gran’s present was a doll, the kind<br />

that today would be a collector’s item,<br />

an antique of considerable value if only<br />

it had not, in time, gone to its welldeserved<br />

rest in dolly heaven. The face<br />

was fine porcelain, the features painted<br />

to perfection, with sky-blue eyes that<br />

really opened, thick lashes feathering<br />

her cheeks when her eyelids closed.<br />

Long golden ringlets were tied with<br />

blue ribbon bows. The clothes she wore<br />

were the height of fashion at the time,<br />

and Gran had knitted and sewn others.<br />

She was beautiful! I instantly named her<br />

‘Sylvia’ after my current best friend.<br />

Naturally I wanted her in bed with me<br />

that night, even though Mother and Gran<br />

gently advised against it in case Sylvia<br />

caught measles too. My pleas won out,<br />

and her golden head lay beside mine<br />

on the pillow, the need to keep my new<br />

friend close to me selfishly overriding the<br />

risk of contagion.<br />

Next morning, though, when I woke<br />

up, the china face was covered with red<br />

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was a make-believe medical miracle. My<br />

little brother, though, when unfortunately<br />

his turn came, was most upset that his<br />

red spots couldn’t be erased as quickly<br />

as the dolly’s.<br />

Sylvia eventually succumbed, as dollies<br />

do, to too many years of undressing,<br />

dressing and hair-brushing, but I like to<br />

think that the story of her remarkable<br />

recovery has brought smiles to many<br />

a measle-marred little face over the<br />

generations since it happened. It’s a<br />

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markets and shops are located.<br />

A phone call, Google or GPS will come in handy for this tour.<br />

Remember to BRING A COOLER!<br />

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be on this list? Let them know<br />

about it please. Thanks!<br />

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The first woman to swim across the English Channel was Gertrude Caroline, in 1926.<br />

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8182 Talbot Trail<br />

S. of Blenheim<br />

519-676-4475<br />

OPEN:<br />

7 Days A Week<br />

from July-Oct,<br />

6 Days A Week<br />

The Apple Place<br />

the rest of year<br />

•All the best Fresh Fruits<br />

•Apples almost all year round<br />

•Maple Syrup •Jams<br />

•Fresh Made Apple Cider & More!<br />

ROESCH MEATS<br />

Wild Game Processing • Smoked Meats<br />

Deli Meats made on-site • Filipino Meats<br />

Thornloe Specialty Cheese<br />

Mrs. D’s Jams, Jellies, Sauces & More<br />

• Farm Raised Pork & Free Run Chickens<br />

(drug/additive free)<br />

• Fresh, Free Run Eggs<br />

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (21 days)<br />

• Frozen Entrées • Meat or Fruit Pies<br />

• Huge variety of patties for your burgers<br />

• Thanksgiving & Christmas Turkeys by order only<br />

~ ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE! ~<br />

TUES-FRI 9-5 • SAT 9-3<br />

Closed Sun/Mon<br />

BRING YOUR COOLER!<br />

www.rmeats.com<br />

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Road<br />

East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711<br />

Granola Bars<br />

by Betty Cooper for<br />

Munro Honey, Alvinston<br />

First prize at Brooke Alvinston<br />

Watford <strong>Fall</strong> Fair<br />

2½ cups quick cooking rolled oats<br />

1 cup unsweetened shredded<br />

coconut<br />

½ cup chopped raw almonds,<br />

pecans or pistachios<br />

½ cup chopped dried<br />

cranberries<br />

½ cup mini chocolate chips<br />

1/3 cup whole wheat flour<br />

¼ cup ground flaxseed<br />

1 tsp ground cinnamon<br />

½ tsp salt<br />

¾ cup canned pure pumpkin<br />

½ cup Liquid Munro Honey<br />

¼ cup butter melted<br />

1 tsp vanilla<br />

Preheat oven to 350˚F.<br />

Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment<br />

paper for easy removal.<br />

Combine first 9 ingredients, mix well.<br />

Whisk together pumpkin, honey,<br />

butter and vanilla. Stir all together<br />

well!<br />

Bake 25 minutes until golden brown.<br />

3<br />

PICKLES<br />

www.picklesplease.ca<br />

CONVENTIONAL<br />

& ORGANIC<br />

PICKLED PRODUCTS<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

YEAR ROUND<br />

Fresh Asparagus • In Season<br />

SHOP ONLINE!<br />

Details on website.<br />

Open: Mon.day-Friday 9 to 4:30<br />

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)<br />

30043 Jane Rd., Thamesville • 519-692-4416<br />

4 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373<br />

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,<br />

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com<br />

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

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• Natural a<br />

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6 IN A JAM Handmade Jams & Preserves<br />

Jams, Jellies, Pickles & Preserves • 519-289-5267<br />

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca<br />

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CHRISTMAS MARKET<br />

Saturday, ay, December er 3 • 10am-3pm<br />

Fletcher St. (behind Library)<br />

SATURDAY FARMERS’<br />

MARKET May-October,<br />

y O 7:30am to noon<br />

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TUESDAY NIGHT<br />

MARKET in Summer<br />

7<br />

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519-882-23502350<br />

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FARM FRESH ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE<br />

OPEN TUES.,<br />

S<br />

FRI. & SAT.<br />

GLUTEN FREE • LOW LACTOSE<br />

SPECIALTY FOODS AS WELL<br />

569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613<br />

8<br />

9 REID’S FARM MARKET<br />

Pure Maple Syrup, Free Range Brown Eggs,<br />

Straw, In Season Produce, and so much<br />

more! Open 7 Days a Week!<br />

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS<br />

10 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET<br />

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own<br />

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS<br />

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca<br />

An Old Fashioned Country Store<br />

with a Modern Twist!<br />

11<br />

Williamson Farms in FOREST,<br />

TWO LOCATIONS to visit...<br />

FARM:<br />

7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961<br />

OPEN: Thursday to Saturday 10-5<br />

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods<br />

COUNTRY STORE:<br />

14 King St. • 226-520-0144<br />

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods<br />

Gis, Home Decor, Kitchenware,<br />

Tea & Teapots, Children’s Toys & Games,<br />

Puzzles, Art Supplies, Cast Iron,<br />

Wall Art, Cards & Children’s Books<br />

Gi Baskets, house-made Fudge<br />

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com<br />

LAMBTON SHORES FARMERS<br />

MARKETS Open Wednesdays until Oct. 5th,<br />

8am-1pm in GRAND BEND: 10035 Museum Rd.<br />

on Hwy. 21 • FOREST: Closed for the season.<br />

lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com<br />

11/12<br />

13 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM<br />

Farm Market, Bakery, Hard Cider, Fruit Winery,<br />

Fruit Distillery & Gift Shop. 77697 Orchard Line,<br />

BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local Farm Markets too!<br />

519-482-1666 • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca<br />

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!


FARM<br />

MARKETS!<br />

14<br />

" From our Farm to your Home"<br />

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3<br />

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON • 519-666-1255<br />

www.bloomersfarm.com<br />

15 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286<br />

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

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!<br />

16 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

Saturdays May 21-Thanksgiving 9-12pm • 1 Tunks<br />

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com<br />

THOMAS BROS<br />

& U Pick Farm<br />

17<br />

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE<br />

• Jams • Syrups • Honey • Pickles<br />

• Cheese • Baking • Cras • Candies<br />

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London, on, Hwy #4<br />

North of 401 • 519-652-5551<br />

5551<br />

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Farm Raised<br />

Beef,<br />

Chicken<br />

& Pork<br />

HORTON<br />

FARMERS’<br />

MARKET<br />

Saturdays 8-12<br />

May-Oct.<br />

,<br />

N5P 3T2 • 519-633-0527<br />

www.turkeyshoppe.com<br />

In the Heart of Aylmer - Renovated & Restored<br />

Tuesday Market ~ 8 am to 3 pm<br />

20<br />

May thru October<br />

51 Murray Street, Aylmer • 519-765-2211<br />

www.aylmersalesarena.com<br />

21 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days<br />

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &<br />

glacé fruit, roasted nuts, candy, packaged in bulk.<br />

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG<br />

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com<br />

22<br />

• Fresh Baking Daily<br />

• Local Fresh Fruit<br />

& Vegetables<br />

• Fresh Norfolk<br />

Products: Meat,<br />

Cheese, Dairy,<br />

• Our Own<br />

Strawberries<br />

(April to December)<br />

OPEN Daily 9-6, Sun. 10-5<br />

500 Church St. E., Delhi<br />

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca<br />

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!<br />

•<br />

•<br />

• Peanut Products<br />

• Preserves<br />

P e erve<br />

s<br />

10-5 Mon &<br />

Wed thru Sat<br />

11-4 Sunday<br />

Indoor/Outdoor Vendors!<br />

11<br />

OPEN<br />

APRIL<br />

thru<br />

DEC!<br />

23<br />

Vittoria ia • 519-426-9222<br />

9222<br />

23<br />

24<br />

25 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET<br />

Open Year Round, Friday 9-2 & Saturday 7-2<br />

79 Icomm Dr., BRANTFORD • 519-752-8824<br />

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca<br />

26 WHITECREST MUSHROOMS<br />

Fresh and Frozen Mushroom Products,<br />

Arctic Kiwi, Retail Outlet • 519-269-3534<br />

Mon-Fri 8-5 • 2289 Cromarty Drive, PUTNAM<br />

27 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE<br />

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &<br />

enjoy. 519-424-4024 • www.gunnshillcheese.ca<br />

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK<br />

28<br />

A complete line<br />

of Apple Products<br />

• Fruit baskets for<br />

all occasions<br />

• Bakery fresh pies,<br />

muffins, cookies<br />

All popular<br />

Mon.-Sat. 9-5(please confirm) varieties<br />

The Apple Place of Apples!<br />

99 Queensway E., SIMCOE • 519-426-0640<br />

OPEN YEAR ROUND!<br />

IN-STORE BAKERY,<br />

GIFT SHOP & more<br />

• Old Fashioned Sausage • Bacon<br />

• Free-range, drug-free Poultry<br />

519-625-8194<br />

ONLY<br />

LOCAL MEATS<br />

#2146 Highway 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0<br />

OPEN DAILY 10-5<br />

www.porkshoppe.com<br />

29 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET<br />

Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, local fruits in season,<br />

spices, candies & more. 6979 Main St. Millbank.<br />

Mon. to Sat. 8:30-6 • www.zehrscountrymarket.ca<br />

A University of Western<br />

Ontario study showed that if<br />

each Ontario family shifted<br />

only $10 of their weekly<br />

food budget to buy food<br />

produced in the province,<br />

Ontario businesses<br />

would see 10,000 new<br />

jobs and $2.4 billion in<br />

annual food sales.<br />

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Shop Briwood & Support p<br />

Your Local Farmers<br />

r<br />

Your Produce,<br />

Meat, Grocery,<br />

Bulk Food,<br />

Homemade<br />

Baked Goods &<br />

Pet Food Centre<br />

FARM MARKET<br />

8am to 8pm,<br />

Saturday & Sunday<br />

8am to 6pm<br />

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

29 MILLBANK<br />

CHEESE<br />

& BU TTER<br />

Naturally Aged<br />

Cheddar & other<br />

Fine Cheese<br />

Products.<br />

Free Range &<br />

Mon.- Sat. 9 to 5<br />

Drug Free Meats<br />

& more.<br />

519-595-8787 millbankcheese.com<br />

• FRESH PRODUCE<br />

• CHEESE<br />

• PORK • TURKEY<br />

Know of a market that should be on this list?<br />

Let them know about it please. Thanks!<br />

• MAPLE SYRUP<br />

• HONEY • FISH<br />

• HERBS • GARLIC


Lake Huron<br />

The<br />

Daytripper<br />

In and around GORRIE, LISTOWEL, MINTO, CLIFFORD & HARRISTON<br />

MI<br />

SHOP<br />

NY<br />

LOCAL<br />

ONTARIO<br />

FACTORY YARN OUTLET<br />

INC.<br />

Your Inspiration Store!<br />

KITCHEN<br />

SHOP<br />

GOURMET<br />

DELI<br />

FOODS COUNTER<br />

<strong>Winter</strong> & Holiday Product Launch: Nov 3–5<br />

Christmas Open House: Nov 17–19<br />

One Stop Shopping for All of Your<br />

Knitting & Crocheting Needs!<br />

230 Elma Street West<br />

LISTOWEL • 1-855-900-3951<br />

ASK ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP CARD!<br />

WWW.YARNFACTORYOUTLET.COMOM<br />

KNAPP’S<br />

SHOES & CLOTHING<br />

“Canada’s Largest Dealer of<br />

Prescripon Orthopedic Footwear”<br />

Drew, Royer, Alden, Red Wing<br />

CURBSIDE<br />

PICKUP<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

105 Elizabeth Street West • LISTOWEL • 519-291-4777<br />

Shop Online www.shopkci.ca • Patio & Take Out<br />

People Like Us<br />

• 58% of women wear nail polish regularly.<br />

• 69% of people save the icing on the cake to eat last.<br />

• 40% of men and 20% of women admit to drinking<br />

milk directly from the container.<br />

• 85% of us eat corn on the cob row by row.<br />

• 30% of women dye their hair, 65% of working<br />

women between age 30 - 50 colour their hair.<br />

• 18% of us twist our Oreos<br />

apart before eating them.<br />

10,000 Square “Feet” of Shoes<br />

4A to 6E in ALL SIZING<br />

165 Wallace Ave. North, Listowel<br />

519-291-4750 www.knappshoes.ca<br />

Closed Sun/Mon<br />

ENGLISH:<br />

WEIRD FACTS<br />

Follow us on<br />

Stewardesses is the longest<br />

word typed with just the left<br />

hand.<br />

Lollipop is the longest word<br />

typed with just the right hand.<br />

No word in the English<br />

language rhymes with month,<br />

orange, silver or purple.<br />

89446 Fordwich Line, Gorrie | 519-335-3213 | www.topnotchfurniture.com<br />

Dreamt is the only English<br />

word that ends in the letters<br />

mt.<br />

The sentence: “The quick<br />

brown fox jumps over the<br />

lazy dog,” uses every letter<br />

of the alphabet.<br />

The shortest and oldest word<br />

in the English language is "I."<br />

Page 42<br />

The first game of basketball was introduced by James Naismith in 1891.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


CLIFFORD<br />

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME<br />

Minto!<br />

| HARRISTON | PALMERSTON<br />

Get ready for the holiday season with our downtown shopping events!<br />

• Harriston Ladies’ Night: Nov. 16th • Palmerston Kris Kringle Market: Nov. 24th<br />

Celebrate the season as we light up our<br />

towns with family-friendly festivities!<br />

• Palmerston Light up the Park: Nov. 18th<br />

• Clifford Christmas in the Street: Nov. 26th<br />

• Harriston Let’s Light it Up: Dec. 10th<br />

Join Minto as we bring the heat to the coolest<br />

event of the year with fireworks &<br />

activities the whole family will love:<br />

• Fire and Ice: Dec. 31st Palmerston<br />

Visit town.minto.on.ca/events or follow @townofminto on social media for the latest updates!<br />

GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!<br />

A Large Selection of Gifts,<br />

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery<br />

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON<br />

www.achesonpharmacy.com<br />

DAVIE’S ANTIQUES<br />

Open p 7 Days y<br />

~ 9am to 5pmp<br />

6,000 0 Square Feet<br />

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of<br />

•Glass • China<br />

• Furniture<br />

• Old Hardware<br />

r<br />

& Tools<br />

• Nostalgia<br />

2nd Floor<br />

FLEA MARKET<br />

Collectibles, Antiques<br />

& Toys<br />

Anniversary<br />

Sale...<br />

10%-50% OFF<br />

October 11-31<br />

43 Elora St., Harriston • 519-338-2449<br />

A One-of-a-Kind ESCAPE ROOM<br />

in a remarkable heritage building<br />

Beat the Clock • Climb the Tower<br />

Ring the Bell for all to Hear<br />

EscapeTheOldPost.ca<br />

39 Elora Street South,<br />

Harriston • 519-510-2222<br />

Annual<br />

Open House<br />

November 5 & 6<br />

10am–4pm<br />

Drop by<br />

and see how<br />

yarn and<br />

socks<br />

are made!<br />

Mill & Store Open Year Round<br />

Hours<br />

Mon to Fri 9am-4pm • Sat 10am-3pm<br />

5509 Hwy. 9 between<br />

Harriston & Clifford • 519-327-4566<br />

www.alpacatime.ca<br />

Frances’ Helpful Hints<br />

by Frances Botham<br />

1) Did you know that when a broom is hung up it keeps<br />

its shape better and sweeps more evenly than those left<br />

standing? Dip your broom in warm water periodically to<br />

prolong its life.<br />

2) Did you know that baskets should be misted with lukewarm water at<br />

least once a month to retain their supple nature?<br />

3) Feather pillows sometimes acquire a musty odour. Remove the pillow<br />

cover and place the pillow before a fire or near a heat source. Fluff it after<br />

about an hour and turn it over. This intense drying will eliminate the<br />

odour. It does not work when you place the pillow in the clothes dryer.<br />

4) A spice mill or pepper mill should be cleaned occasionally by grinding<br />

a handful of raw rice.<br />

5) Many people are now using kerosene lamps instead of candles<br />

particularly during the Christmas season. Lamp oil in seasonal colours<br />

and scents can now be readily acquired. There is some basic lamp care<br />

that should be followed. Wicks should be soaked in oil before being lit.<br />

When the lamp is lit the wick should be turned down and slowly raised.<br />

Wicks should be only long enough to reach the bottom of the oil<br />

reservoir. Wicks should be so wide that they quite fill the wick holder<br />

without having to be squeezed into it. The wick should be cut in the<br />

shape of an inverted “V”. When it’s time to extinguish the flame put your<br />

hand behind the chimney and blow straight across the top of the<br />

chimney. Do not turn the wick down into the lamp oil reservoir to<br />

extinguish the flame.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

This mural in Harriston by Blazeworks is one of our favourites.<br />

The first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce, using a pewter plate & asphalt.<br />

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The<br />

Daytripper<br />

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME<br />

SHOP<br />

LOCAL<br />

FAMOUS BROASTED CHICKEN,<br />

HOMEMADE MENNONITE MEALS & BAKING!<br />

DINE-IN • TAKEOUT • BAKERY<br />

Mid-November: Many Christmas Goodies Available!<br />

Let us make Christmas baking easy for you.<br />

Featuring over 18 varieties of homemade pies<br />

& many other homemade goodies including<br />

bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.<br />

All items are baked fresh daily.<br />

Gluten conscious baking now available!<br />

Store Mon. to Sat. 7am-7pm<br />

Dining Room Mon. to Sat. 11am-7pm<br />

Contactless Pickup is available.<br />

Call 519-595-4407<br />

Enjoy the scenic drive to Millbank, we would love to serve you!<br />

WWW.ANNAMAES.CA | 4060 Line 72 Millbank<br />

Page 44<br />

The first video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey, first sold in 1972.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


Lake Huron<br />

MI<br />

ONTARIO<br />

NY<br />

And now we’re in MILLBANK, NEWTON & BADEN<br />

SPANISH<br />

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.<br />

Greed bursts the sack.<br />

The countenance is the mirror of the soul.<br />

Faith moves mountains.<br />

The best word is the one unsaid.<br />

The worst hen is the one that clucks the most.<br />

Blood boils without fire.<br />

You can only be really certain<br />

of what is already in your belly.<br />

The lion is not as fierce as it is made out to be.<br />

Curiosity killed the cat.<br />

Each rooster sings on its<br />

dung-heap.<br />

Each Tuesday<br />

has its Sunday.<br />

One talks about the fair<br />

according to how one fares.<br />

The best scribe makes a blot.<br />

Time cures all.<br />

Too many cooks spoil the broth.<br />

Dirty clothes are washed at home.<br />

The eagle doesn´t waste time hunting flies.<br />

E & E'S CLOTH & CREATIONS<br />

FALL SALE<br />

OCTOBER 17TH - 22ND<br />

10% OFF EVERYTHING STOREWIDE<br />

JOIN US FOR SAVINGS & REFRESHMENTS<br />

4463 PERTH LINE 72 NEWTON | 519-595-8569<br />

www.eandeclothandcreations.com<br />

E&E’s &<br />

Cloth<br />

& Creations<br />

in Newton<br />

WORD PLAY<br />

ANTELOPE - quick insect marriage<br />

CANYON - toilet over there<br />

HANGNAIL - coat hook<br />

DAMPEST - beaver<br />

BARKING - boozer<br />

PENCHANT - oink<br />

CARPING - engine noise<br />

ADVERSE - product jingle<br />

FOREGROUND - golf course<br />

WARDEN - the combat room<br />

RAMPART - graffitti on the incline<br />

SAFECRACKER - no-fat bread wafer<br />

Christmas at<br />

Castle Kilbride Museum<br />

The table is set, the trees are trimmed,<br />

and the warmth and charm will kindle your<br />

holiday spirit. A tour through historic<br />

Castle Kilbride is truly a magical time.<br />

When we celebrate Christmas with family and<br />

friends, we have the Victorians to thank for many<br />

of its joyful festivities and delightful customs.<br />

Step back in time and take in the sights and<br />

sounds of Castle Kilbride National Historic Site.<br />

Christmas Holiday Hours<br />

The Castle sparkles from<br />

November 16th to January 8th<br />

Wednesday through Sunday 11am-4pm<br />

Admission: Adult $9, Senior/Student $8,<br />

Child (4-12) $5, Family $25<br />

Tickets can be purchased online or in person.<br />

See website for details.<br />

Please check our website or call to verify<br />

hours of operation before visiting.<br />

60 Snyder’s Rd., W. • Baden<br />

519-634-8444 • 1-800-469-5576<br />

Operated By Wilmot Township<br />

www.castlekilbride.ca<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first national pinball competition was in 1935, with the winner receiving $1000.<br />

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Lake Huron<br />

The<br />

Daytripper<br />

ST. JACOBS, CAMBRIDGE, SHAKESPEARE, NEW HAMBURG, TAVISTOCK & ST. MARYS<br />

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Mon-Wed 10-5, Thurs-Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6<br />

Discover<br />

a treasury<br />

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fabrics<br />

and giftware too!<br />

Lots of quilting fabrics<br />

and pre-cuts<br />

Baby Flannels Homespun<br />

Sewing Notions Kits<br />

Cobble Hill, Springbok<br />

and Lang Puzzles<br />

Garden Flags Pictures<br />

Crossroads Candles PJs<br />

Home Decor Lots More!<br />

Monday-Friday 9:30 to 6pm<br />

Saturday 9:30 to 5pm<br />

ESTHER’S<br />

We're famous for our great tasting<br />

brick in a variety of flavours,<br />

and traditional<br />

Limburger.<br />

Perth<br />

County<br />

Amulree<br />

Atwood<br />

Brodhagen<br />

Brunner<br />

Donegal<br />

Dorking<br />

Dublin<br />

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(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.<br />

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)<br />

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K Z W R E J C Q M B A Q I H Y A P R D V<br />

L L O Q X E Y I W G W F Y S E Q O O E O<br />

A J T M I L L B A N K W F P M S O L E I<br />

G M S M A V B D Q S K U S A T W L F B Y<br />

E A I N E W R Y N T I E B O T I U R N Q<br />

N H L R M N Z X G M K H C A V S O X N M<br />

O D T X M F A T J A M K B Z U D R I I H<br />

D O Y L P R N W H R P I T K H W L L I C<br />

N O G G I X D S C Y L R T A Q B L J U Z<br />

X W W S E Y T U R S U D G C U I P Y J Z<br />

E A D L Y U Q R S K F E P D H T A H Y C<br />

B A O E Q J W X G X N C K S N E A T Z J<br />

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P A M G R U B T R A W A X U Z H K L J F<br />

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Listowel<br />

Millbank<br />

Milverton<br />

Mitchell<br />

Newry<br />

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Poole<br />

Rostock<br />

Shakespeare<br />

Staffa<br />

St. Marys<br />

Stratford<br />

Tavistock<br />

Wartburg<br />

Woodham<br />

• Quilting Cottons • Supplies<br />

• Books • Patterns<br />

• Stencils • Custom Quilts<br />

Gift Certificates<br />

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OPEN: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4<br />

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OPEN YEAR ROUND!<br />

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• Bacon • Ribs<br />

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• Made from the finest poultry<br />

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Delicious Gourmet condiments arriving daily!<br />

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Dogs!<br />

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GENERAL STORE<br />

Check out our new General Store with homemade preserves,<br />

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HOURS:<br />

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7 am to 7 pm<br />

Sunday<br />

9 am to 7 pm<br />

Closed<br />

Mon/Tues<br />

BREAKFAST<br />

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WED/THURS/FRI LUNCH BUFFET: 11:30am-2pm<br />

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Roast turkey, roast beef, ef, country fried chicken, rolled<br />

led<br />

stuffed ribs, pigtails, mashed potatoes, vegetables,<br />

stuffing, gravy, salad bar & dessert bar.<br />

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Scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, hash h browns, baked d beans,<br />

buttermilk pancakes, assorted sweets, mashed potatoes,<br />

vegetables, stuffing, roast turkey, roast beef, cabbage rolls,<br />

gravy, salad bar<br />

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15 minutes from Stratford<br />

20 minutes from Walters Theatre<br />

30 minutes from Kitchener/St. Jacobs<br />

- Bus Tours Welcome -<br />

For daily special<br />

updates, find us<br />

on Facebook or<br />

Instagram.<br />

Historical i lPictures<br />

& Artifacts from<br />

the Tavistock Area<br />

• • 519-655-2835<br />

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The first baby conceived by IVF was baby Louise in 1977, born to mom Lesley Brown.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME<br />

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Clothing,<br />

Jewellery,<br />

Vintage Decor,<br />

the Unique<br />

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31 Water St. S., St.Marys<br />

Little <strong>Fall</strong>s<br />

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Over 100<br />

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from!<br />

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Headquarters<br />

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ST. MARYS<br />

FIND YOUR NEXT GREAT READ HERE<br />

Tuesday 12-5<br />

Thursday 12-5<br />

Friday 10-6<br />

Saturday 10-4<br />

Most Sundays 11-4<br />

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Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum<br />

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177 Church St. S., Box 998<br />

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6<br />

519-284-3556<br />

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95 Queen St., St. Marys<br />

Custom<br />

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Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661<br />

Eclectic Treasure<br />

Antiques to Every Day Needs<br />

Virtual Tour on Google Maps<br />

Craft something with our<br />

supplies or join a workshop.<br />

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www.stonehomecreatives.ca<br />

MON 10-5 • TUES-FRI 10-5:30<br />

SATURDAY 9:30-4 • SUNDAY 12-3<br />

158 Queen Street East<br />

ST. MARYS • 519-284-9966<br />

Zenfire<br />

Pottery<br />

Over 50 local makers have created<br />

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• Pottery •Books • Jewellery<br />

• Natural Soaps & Body Products<br />

• Cork Wallets & Bags<br />

• Handcrafted Wood Decor<br />

• Earth-Friendly Home Products<br />

Many items online at www.zenfirepottery.ca<br />

114 Queen Street East • St.Marys<br />

Visit our website for<br />

details on pottery<br />

workshops & classes.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first video uploaded to YouTube was by a boy in 2005 talking about elephants.<br />

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A Simple Friend wonders about your romantic history.<br />

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A Simple Friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.<br />

A Real Friend opens your fridge and helps himself.<br />

A Simple Friend expects you to be there for them.<br />

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A Simple Friend doesn't know your parent's first names.<br />

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A Simple Friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.<br />

A Real Friend knows it's not a friendship until you've had a fight.<br />

“Beatles in Blue” - November 17th<br />

(at Ye Olde Towne Hall - See Website for Details)<br />

Holiday Extravaganza - November 25th<br />

Ailsa Craig Santa Claus Parade - Dec 10th, 11 am<br />

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519-293-3339<br />

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Page 48<br />

The first reality TV show was called An American Family, which aired in 1973 on PBS.<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023


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i i i ca<br />

Magician Maybe<br />

Do you have one of those husbands<br />

who loses something almost every day<br />

of the year? I know I do and it is both<br />

funny and stimulating to watch the<br />

steps happening. They have this magical<br />

talent of making things disappear to<br />

sometimes or never to be found again.<br />

A magician—I think not.<br />

“Honey where did you put my new<br />

socks? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t<br />

seem to find them.” First off, I did not<br />

put away his new socks because he said<br />

he would take care of that job. Oh good,<br />

I thought. If he puts them where he can<br />

find them, he won’t lose them. Right?<br />

Wrong. Most husbands hunt for things<br />

like a packrat looking for grubs. Dig,<br />

dig, dig and repeat. If only when they<br />

were digging they stopped to consider<br />

what they are bypassing, they might<br />

find what they are actually looking for.<br />

Hence, the socks are located near the<br />

top of the pile, just a little to the right of<br />

where you are focusing your search. As<br />

I said, he is a so-so magician.<br />

“I know I left that 3/8 wrench right<br />

here when I went for parts. Did you<br />

move it or put it back?” I’ve learned the<br />

hard way never to put away his tools<br />

until he actually expresses the feeling<br />

that that is a wrap and we can move<br />

onto something else. It’s not that he<br />

doesn’t have at least three other 3/8<br />

wrenches hanging in plain sight on<br />

the hook that says 3/8 but he always<br />

wants the same one to finish the job<br />

he started. Maybe superstition like the<br />

hockey players and their stinky socks.<br />

Who knows? Eventually the wrench<br />

is located right where he left it on the<br />

fender of the vehicle. Tools do not grow<br />

legs and walk away, but you would think<br />

so at times. Funny when he finds it<br />

you hear a quiet little rebuke,”So that’s<br />

where you’ve been hiding.”<br />

There are numbered drawers for<br />

every known piece of ‘stuff’ in the<br />

shed. There are signs and<br />

numbers for all the tools<br />

lining the walls—and<br />

still things magically<br />

move and are placed<br />

Mon-Sat 10-5<br />

By Agnes Burroughs,<br />

Dorchester<br />

in the most unlikely spots. He’s very<br />

organized... maybe too organized. “I<br />

know I put it some place special so I<br />

would remember when I came back<br />

to get it. I just can’t remember where<br />

that special place was.” He tries to recall<br />

what he was doing when he was finding<br />

a spot to put something, so he can recall<br />

where he might have located said part.<br />

This could have been four months ago,<br />

so good luck with that thought process.<br />

I must remark though, that there are<br />

hundreds of parts for very specific jobs<br />

that are unique to certain jobs, and no<br />

others will work. The snow blower is<br />

used only in the winter and has very<br />

specific spools that fit over the metal bars<br />

on the ends of the tractor arms to make<br />

them secure. I say leave them with that<br />

particular item, but no, they must come<br />

into the shed and be placed somewhere<br />

special which eight months from now<br />

will be impossible to locate. Oh well,<br />

the fun part is it keeps us perpetually in<br />

motion looking for one thing, and finding<br />

others we were looking for a month ago.<br />

There is not enough paper to cover all<br />

the things we have lost over the years,<br />

but it sure has been fun losing, finding<br />

and losing again year after year.<br />

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London, ON • 519-471-2835<br />

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<br />

Sewing Machines and Repairs<br />

Fabrics &Notions • Classes<br />

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FRIDAY 9-8<br />

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Since 1946<br />

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•Custom Cakes<br />

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• Christmas Pudding<br />

• Unique Seasonal Products<br />

Please Order Ahead dfor<br />

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Strathroy • 519-245-0741<br />

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90+ VENdORS • ANTIQUES • FOOD • washrooms<br />

10 min. west of london, exit 86 hwy. 402<br />

www.brickyardantiques.com wed-thurs 11-5 • fri-Sun 10-6<br />

FALL / WINTER<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

The first person to win two Nobel prizes was Marie Curie (Physics 1903, Chemistry 1911)<br />

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She gazed out at the blanket of snow<br />

that covered the backyard. Without<br />

borders its terrain looked foreign, almost<br />

surreal somehow. Except for a few wind<br />

blown drifts, the surface was smooth<br />

and untouched making it look devoid<br />

of character. The sunlight seemed too<br />

harsh and intense, like a spotlight on<br />

an empty stage. It reminded her of an<br />

untouched canvas. Closing her eyes, she<br />

visualized her backyard clearly.<br />

The snow lay flattened in a state<br />

of disarray with hundreds of little<br />

indentations upon the earth as individual<br />

as the flakes beneath them. Tiny<br />

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be filled with a lifetime<br />

of joy. An abandoned<br />

piece of cardboard lay<br />

beside a fort with two<br />

entrances, and a top<br />

heavy snowman with<br />

one eye seemed to<br />

welcome you into this<br />

white world. Even the<br />

dog had left his trail on<br />

this loving map.<br />

She had spent<br />

many hours in this very<br />

spot in her warm bright<br />

kitchen observing rosy<br />

cheeks, runny noses<br />

and striped mittens.<br />

Her children would<br />

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play while she would appreciate the<br />

silence of the house. Stopping every<br />

now and then between some domestic<br />

chore, she would marvel at their joy of<br />

being outdoors. A simplistic fun that<br />

cost and required nothing more than<br />

what Mother Nature had provided.<br />

They would reluctantly come inside<br />

bringing with them the delicious scent<br />

of the cold and outdoors. She could still<br />

hear the sound of hats being pulled off<br />

their heads, static making their golden<br />

hair stand on end. Bright eyed and<br />

flushed, they would make a mad dash<br />

to the kitchen leaving behind puddles<br />

of snow and water along with discarded<br />

boots kicked off haphazardly. Soggy<br />

mitts and scarves would lie over<br />

the heat registers filling the<br />

house with the smell of<br />

warm wool.<br />

Opening her eyes,<br />

she smiled as she recalled<br />

those loving memories<br />

like a treasured<br />

photograph. It had been<br />

years since her children’s<br />

world had expanded far<br />

beyond the backyard,<br />

but somehow they were<br />

still here with her.<br />

It was comforting<br />

to know that while the<br />

seasons may change<br />

and the view from the<br />

windowpane may be<br />

different, the past as she<br />

lived it would never be<br />

far away.<br />

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Agoraphobia<br />

Ailurophobia<br />

Algophobia<br />

Androphobia<br />

Anthrophobia<br />

Apiphobia<br />

Autophobia<br />

Ceraunophobia<br />

Claustrophobia<br />

Entomophobia<br />

Gamophobia<br />

Gynephobia<br />

Hematophobia<br />

Hydrophobia<br />

Iatrophobia<br />

fear of heights<br />

fear of open places<br />

fear of cats<br />

fear of pain<br />

fear of men<br />

fear of people<br />

fear of bees<br />

fear of being alone<br />

fear of thunder<br />

fear of enclosed places<br />

fear of insects<br />

fear of marriage<br />

fear of women<br />

fear of blood<br />

fear of water<br />

fear of doctors<br />

<strong>Fall</strong><br />

in the<br />

Mysophobia<br />

Nosophobia<br />

Nyctophobia<br />

Ochlophobia<br />

Ombrophobia<br />

Pantophobia<br />

Pediphobia<br />

Pyrophobia<br />

Sitophobia<br />

Technophobia<br />

Thanatophobia<br />

Topophobia<br />

Trichophobia<br />

Vesophobia<br />

Xenophobia<br />

Zoophobia<br />

is<br />

Air!<br />

fear of germs<br />

fear of disease<br />

fear of darkness, night<br />

fear of crowds<br />

fear of rain<br />

fear of fears<br />

fear of children, dolls<br />

fear of fire<br />

fear of food<br />

fear of technology<br />

fear of death<br />

fear of performing<br />

fear of hair<br />

fear of clothing<br />

fear of strangers<br />

fear of animals<br />

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Curiosity killed the cat.<br />

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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.<br />

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wrapped in a towel between the sheets<br />

at the foot of the bed, but it did nothing<br />

to warm up the rest of the mattress.<br />

Hopping around on one foot, trying<br />

to put on your flannelette pajamas<br />

or nightgown (usually made from old<br />

sheets) and then crawling in was a frigid<br />

eye opener. But then it was Grandma’s<br />

quilt to the rescue.<br />

You snuggled in under the flannelette<br />

sheet, topped by a wool blanket with<br />

satin trim, the bedspread, and then<br />

Grandma’s quilt. It was a patchwork<br />

creation, made from dribs and drabs<br />

of material, some as old as Grandma<br />

herself. Some were backed with denim,<br />

others with thick cotton or linen. Some<br />

had tufts of wool sticking out of each<br />

patch. Some had been carted over<br />

from the “old country.” But they all had<br />

one thing in common: they<br />

weighed a ton and once<br />

under them you literally<br />

could not move and<br />

slept in the same<br />

position all night.<br />

The quilts were great<br />

for curing a fever. You<br />

could sweat one out<br />

in a single night.<br />

You’d be soaking wet<br />

By Lee Michaels,<br />

Sarnia<br />

but it was so cold outside the sheets you<br />

didn’t dare try to throw it off, instead<br />

trying to inch your way around to find a<br />

cooler spot on the bed.<br />

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blanket” otherwise known as the<br />

universal pacifier. That satin edge was<br />

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suck my thumb and rub it along the side<br />

of my face as I was going to sleep. As<br />

I grew older the thumb-sucking stopped<br />

but the tickling did not. Over the years,<br />

the corners became frayed, and at times<br />

a little ratty looking. The tickle blanket<br />

didn’t get washed much because it was<br />

too difficult to put through the ringer<br />

washing machine. Mom would wash<br />

the satin edges and hang it out on the<br />

clothesline to dry, carefully re-sewing the<br />

corners to get the perfect crisp “tickle”<br />

edge. Grandma’s quilt had to be laid out<br />

on bales of hay or the ground to air out<br />

in the summer because it was so heavy<br />

it likely would have pulled the clothesline<br />

pole right out of the ground.<br />

I would love to have Grandma’s quilt<br />

right now, although it would be murder<br />

for a menopausal woman. I never knew<br />

what happened to it or when it simply<br />

disappeared.<br />

I still do have my own “tickle blanket.”<br />

The corners are less grubby but when<br />

the sandman is missing it’s corners take<br />

me back to simpler times and I’m soon<br />

sawing logs, although I no longer suck<br />

my thumb.<br />

How many of you remember<br />

Grandma’s quilt and the tickle blanket?<br />

Editor’s Note: There are still several<br />

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in my family, passed down from my<br />

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grandmother. They may be<br />

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and spring were leaning<br />

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a young boy sitting at<br />

the desk gluing a model<br />

airplane together. Smiling<br />

she raised the camera to<br />

her eye and took more<br />

photographs. The other<br />

two rooms were in similar<br />

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wallpaper and remnants of a chest of<br />

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