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Fall/Winter 2022/23 • Vol. 28, Issue 3

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The Case for Airbnbs

I haven’t spent the night at a treefort

in Alvinston or on a floating keg-shaped

cabin near Kingsville, but am infinitely

happier knowing that I can.

There’s no doubt that people love

Airbnbs and many if not most people

prefer them over a hotel room. They offer

a vast array of options for one person or for

groups; kitchens often stocked with all the

amenities you could imagine; decor that

isn’t the exact same from room to room,

hotel to hotel; and more than anything

else... location, location, location.

On the other hand, some people hate

Airbnbs and similar cottage rentals or

shared accommodations. These are

generally the people who live next to them

and are subjected to parties with more

people staying that are intended or allowed.

Local politicians aren’t usually too fond of

them either, as they’re bound to hear the

complaints from these neighbours. There

are ongoing attempts to crack down on

this type of misuse, though I’m not sure

how well it’s working.

The original intention was for an

Airbnb to be in someone’s own residence,

much like a traditional B&B without the

breakfast. If the Poindexters had an extra

room they could rent it out night by night

to people who want to visit their town.

The Carmichaels have a guest house that’s

rarely used and they need a way to put the

kids through college, so opening an Airbnb

seems to be the perfect solution.

While some still operate like that,

it’s increasingly common for the house,

cottage or apartment to be used only

for guests. No one actually lives there.

This has created several problems that

are plaguing certain communities. It

can create a lack of affordable housing

as smaller homes and apartments are

bought up by entrepreneurs, believing that

they can make more money this way. It’s

progressed to the point where many of

these “homeowners” don’t live anywhere

near the rental unit. When that’s the case,

they have less concern for the damage it

causes to the community. In a small town

you expect that you could call the owner

to tell them that 60 people are partying in

the backyard and that the picnic table is

being used as firewood. It’s less likely that

neighbours would know the owner of an

Airbnb in a larger city, but in the many

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small towns that Daytripping covers it’s

quite common.

In some cases municipalities are being

asked to outlaw them, but they do fill an

important void. I believe a more viable

solution is to limit ownership to people

who live in the same community and to

fairly apply an accommodation tax if it also

applies to hotels and motels in the region.

For many years Daytripping had a large

list of traditional bed-and-breakfasts in

every issue but they declined in popularity

for whatever reasons, and that started

before Airbnb ever came along. Most small

towns had a bed-and-breakfast or three and

they were very handy for tourists, family

members who felt more comfortable in their

own place, wedding guests, etc. Without

them, and without the more modern

Airbnb, people have no option to spend

a meaningful amount of time in a great

portion of Southwestern Ontario that is truly

worth discovering.

Petrolia and Drayton have thriving theatres

but no hotels. Port Rowan, Port Franks,

Caledonia and Waterford are just a few of

the gorgeous towns in our region that don’t

have hotels. Some wonderful towns such as

St. Marys, St. Thomas and Paris have the

demand, but very few options. Many people

love to visit our provincial parks but don’t

want to camp. Shared accommodations can

provide options where there simply isn’t

enough business to support a motel or hotel.

Airbnbs create the possibility for visitors

to stay almost anywhere in our region

no matter how rural it is and, despite the

complications, that’s a good thing, worthy of

a solution.

The average daytripper spends about $80

in a day, but that number balloons to $330

if they stay overnight. The number one goal

of all tourism promotion is to get people to

stay overnight — to put “heads in beds.”

Behind many multi day festivals you can

bet there is a government tourism grant to

build that event and give tourists a reason to

stay in the area longer. The growth of many

smaller festivals wanting to take that next

step hinges on the likelihood that visitors

can spend the night.

You might not think of those shared

accommodations as creating jobs, but they

do. They make tourism possible where it

otherwise wouldn’t be, and we need them.

Thanks for reading. Mark Moran

Fall-Winter 2022/23

Daytripping Features

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

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................20

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

Photo Contest Entries......................................27

Photo Contest Winners...................................53

S.W. Ontario’s EVENTS LIST....................... 73-75

SW Ontario Antique Tour.................................76

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

Recipes........................................................39,68

Corkscrews & Craft Brews...........................28,36

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“Maple Moon” by Steve Harrington

“St. Marys Station” by Bill Badzo

Our 2022 Photo Contest Winners

Your Contributors

Steve Harrington, Bill Badzo, Matt Scholtz, Agnes Burroughs, Janet

Fraser, Cathy Dobson, Lee Michaels, Betti Szeider, Izzy Siebert, Susan

Iedema, Rachel Albrecht, Jean Leedale Hobson, J.J. Francissen, Gayle

Etherington Black, Ruth Draper, Blazeworks, Sandra Regele, Frances

Botham, Kenneth Lapointe, Joanne vanDam, Hermina Nauta, Kenneth

Dawson, Vikki Hornick, Francis Martin, Stephen Sanchez, Copper Flats

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

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Ailsa Craig 48

Alvinston

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Amherstburg

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Arva 48

Aylmer

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Baden 45

Bayfield

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Blenheim

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Bothwell

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Brantford

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Brights Grove 22,23

Cainsville 69

Caledonia 71

Cambridge 46,76

Camlachie 30

Cayuga 65

Chatham 1,12,17,BF,CC

Clifford 43,76

Clinton 34,35

Copenhagen 61

Delaware 28,49

Delhi

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Dresden 19

Dundas 71

Dutton

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Embro 67

Essex 5,6

Forest 28,30,31,76,BF,CC

Freelton 72,76

Glencoe 53

Goderich 37

Gorrie 42

Grand Bend 28,29,32,33,BF,CC

Hamilton 71

Harriston 43,76

Harrow 6

Ilderton

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Ingersoll 66,67,76

Iona 54,76

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Kincardine 37

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Minto 43

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New Sarum 59

Newton 45

Norwich 67

Oil Springs 26

Palmyra 12

Paris 69

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Petrolia

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Port Dover 64

Port Franks 31

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Rodney

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St. Jacobs 28,46,52

St. Marys 47

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Tiverton 38

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Vanessa 65,76

Vittoria

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Waterford 65,76

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Wyoming

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In prison, you spend most of your life

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In prison, you can join many programs

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In prison, there are sadistic wardens.

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At work, you get fired for either of these.

At work, you have to share.

At work, you can't really invite your

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At work, you spend most of your time

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At work, there are some programs you

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It was July 1947. The story is true

about three young brothers from the

Netherlands, Ralph, aged 11, John, aged

13, and Dick, aged 14 years. They arrived

in Canada in June of that year. Because

they had ten more siblings, their parents

looked and found jobs together for the

three boys harvesting potatoes from the

fields and putting them into fifty pound

bags.

They did not mind the hard work. In

Friesland, where they grew up, they had

worked hard piling peat moss for years

already. The food that they were given

was not too bad, but they had to sleep in

a greenhouse in the middle of the field

with only a garden hose for water. The

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made during the thunder

storms. No, they did not

want to stay in the green

house, but they were fifty

kilometers from their farm

home and had no idea how

to get back there – until

one day when the truck

that picked up the potatoes

took them to the railroad

track and the driver told

them to follow the tracks

into Chatham. So there

they went, their few clothes

in a pillowcase, no money,

no water, no food, and only able to speak

one or two words of English. Strangers

in a strange land wandering and wishing

for home.

When it began to get dark, they asked

for a place to sleep at a farm along the

tracks, but because of the language

barrier, it was assumed they were

vagrants or street urchins and they were

chased away. Out in the fields along

the track, they leaned a few sheaves of

barley together to form a make-shift tent

and crawled under to keep at least the

dew away. In the morning they wanted

to start walking again, but without

breakfast or water, tired and disoriented,

they were not even sure which way they

ought to go anymore.

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A train came by and so they began to

follow it. On they walked through the hot,

July sun. When it was almost dark, they

came to a cross road. They didn’t know

if they should take the road or keep going

down the track. Then, as if by a miracle,

a horse and wagon appeared and the

driver pointed to the back of the wagon

and the tired travelers climbed aboard.

After what seemed like an hour, the

driver stopped, pointed down a road, and

said “Semkowich.” It was the name of

the farmer where their parents worked.

The three boys were so happy to finally

be close to home with their family again.

They started down the road; their mother

stood waiting for them by the road at the

end of the lane which led to their house.

This was the life of some of the

immigrants to Canada after the Second

World War. Times have changed and

there is much more support for refugees

and immigrants today, but don’t ever

think immigration is easy; there are

always many challenges to overcome

adjusting to life in a new world. Ralph

says that he still has nightmares about

this after nearly seventy years.

Author’s note: I am John’s wife and he

did not tell me this story until last year.

Dick Nauta died at age 69 and he never

told his wife, either. We asked Ralph and he

said, “I still get nightmares about it.”

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Growing up in Essex County meant

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anywhere in Ontario usually involved

the 401. From this most southern part

of Canada there were lots of entry

points to the highway, everywhere from

Windsor to Leamington. Most people

chose the one closest to their home, but

not my parents. They always insisted on

taking the Talbot Trail through Wheatley,

up to Blenheim and then meeting up

with the 401 in West Lorne.

Though it takes a bit longer to travel

this way, it’s a beautiful route with

houses, fields and farms sprinkled along

the shores of Lake Erie. For my parents

though, it’s more than just the scenery,

it’s the memories.

My dad was raised on a fruit farm

in the little village of Ruthven, and as a

teenager, would bike up the Talbot Trail

to Bethel Park Camp in Rodney with his

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Sarnia

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cousins. The nearly 100 km trip usually

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took them seven hours, although

one time when they were feeling a

little homesick and especially hungry

they completed it in just over five. He

remembers being Goderich chased by a big dog

on one particular occasion, and after Listowel

that always brought a long Blythmetal pole

with him, just in case.

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My mom lived in West Lorne and at

age 15 met my

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story goes that it was love at first sight.

Soon after my dad Exeter purchased a car and

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made countless trips up and down

Stratford

the

Grand Bend

Talbot Trail to visit my mom. He claims

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he drove that road so many times

St.

he

Marys

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could do it with his Parkhill eyes closed. In 1979

they Forest became engaged at a roadside

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Petrolia

Dresden

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Glencoe

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in the spring. We all had our favourite

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houses to admire along the drive and we

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certain landmarks first. My parents gave

picnic area alongside the Talbot Trail

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spontaneous lessons about the various

between Eagle and Wallacetown, and things we’d see in passing, everything

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six months later they were married. from the great lakes to the tobacco kilns.

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My mom moved down to Ruthven Years have passed and now my

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Kingsville Military Museum

Publisher’s note: Did you know that

Kingsville has a Military Museum? We

didn’t until very recently, but it’s one

more reason to visit this awesome town.

In 1987 a group of

veterans from the Kingsville

Legion Branch 188 held

a Memorabilia Night to

showcase local history and

their service during the war.

From this overwhelming

response an idea expanded

from a one-time event into a

more lasting presentation. A

65 foot semi-trailer that was

donated to the legion was

outfitted to house the collection

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Story and photos by Kingsville Military Museum

of uniforms, medals, and

other memorabilia. This

Mobile Museum was hauled

to schools and to fairs.

The collection grew so

much that an old warehouse

that was on this legion

property, was refurbished as

a museum from 1992 until

1997. When the members

were advised that this building

had structural defects it was

decided to construct a new

building.

In August 2000 the new

Kingsville Historical Park Inc

was opened. This complex

included the museum, a

range light, caboose, and

fishing tug. Today all that

remains is the museum.

The museum was re-branded as

the Kingsville Military Museum in

October 2021 to showcase the

military history of veterans from

Kingsville and the surrounding

area. There are artifacts from the

Boer War, WWI, WWII, Korean

War and Afghanistan War and

Peacekeeping.

You will also find a collection

of farming and household items,

Kingsville memorabilia, and a

display board of historic houses in

Kingsville.

Find more at

kingsvillemilitarymuseum.ca

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A-Gator

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

All I can tell you before you read this,

is that my mother says this is a true story.

My mother tells a lot of strange stories she

says are true—we take them with a grain

of salt.

My mother has many times told the

story of her great grandma’s pet alligator.

My great-great gram got the alligator on

a trip to Florida when it was a baby and

smuggled it home.

The alligator baby did what all well fed

babies do, it grew. Gram thought she had

a special pet as most pet owners do, so

she allowed the alligator free run of the

house.

He was well fed and so was a happy

alligator, never snappy.

When he was small, A-gator had a

dish of water to soak in; as he grew so

did the water container. After about three

years Gram simply left water in the bath

tub and the bathroom door open.

My mother said A-gator slept with

Gram and would go to the tub whenever

he dried out.

He was eating whole chickens by then

and his appetite was growing as fast as

he was. Still my mother said he was so

well fed and happy that he still wasn’t

snappy or mean.

It was a bright, hot summer day when

A-gator, then about five feet long, went

for a stroll.

No animal wants to live its whole life

indoors. Gram had left the doors open to

let in a breeze; the open door let A-gator

out.

People and their animals ran

screaming as A-gator unintentionally

terrorized the neighbourhood. He

didn’t hurt anyone; he was just

taking himself for a walk

on a summer day.

Despite the panic,

before anyone

could get a gun or

otherwise react

A-gator began

feeling dried out.

He could have gone

back to the house to

the bathtub but another

source of water attracted

him. He squeezed through the opening

at the side of the street into the sewer.

Yes. An alligator in the sewer, now-adays

it seems like an urban legend cliché.

However A-gator did not roam down

there like in the stories; he got stuck.

Gram, upon learning where her

beloved pet was, called the city

demanding, then begging, “You have to

Our Cover Artist

Steve

Harrington

get him out!” She even offered to pay.

The man in charge of city engineering

flatly refused to spend time and money

digging up the street, to free an illegal

animal that would “attack and eat his

men” when rescued. He did not know

how soon he would regret that decision.

Remember, it was a hot, sunny summer

day and as often happens on such a day,

there was a pop up thunder storm.

As gram crouched by the sewer

opening trying to sooth the trapped

and increasingly frightened A-gator, it

began to rain. In fact, it began to pour.

Run off from about six inches

of rain in fifteen minutes filled

the storm drain; then backed

up. With a fat, spoiled alligator

blocking the pipe there was

no where for the water to go.

The neighbourhood flooded;

basements and crawlspaces

filled first, then even some

ground floors.

The city engineer had to send workers

to dig up the street after all. The tragedy

was by the time they came it was to

remove the now drowned A-gator and

return the body and a bill for damages

to Gram.

She refused to pay, used the money to

have A-gator stuffed and kept him with

her for the rest of her life.

Fall/Winter 2022/23

Steve Harrington

1945-2019

A resident of Bolton, Ontario, Steve Harrington was a retired

professor at a college in Toronto and taught critical thinking and

communication as well as literature, creative thinking and

problem solving.

This gave him the opportunity to lead tours to a variety of

world destinations including backpacking through the

Canadian Rockies, travelling above the Arctic Circle in Norway,

into the Sahara in Morocco, and throughout Southeast Asia with

a special focus on Thailand. He credits four tours to India for

forming him most profoundly, both as a person and as a photographer. He described it as a

magic land of extremes in every sense of the word. He also travelled to the Peruvian Andes,

the back roads of West Virginia, and the fascinating richness of New Orleans.

He had the gift of a keen eye to go along with his exceptional photography skills and his

work right here in Ontario has been a perfect compliment for many Daytripping covers.

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Welcome to

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

• Frozen Entrées • Frozen Meat or Fruit Pies

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

• and So Much More! Custom Orders

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Painting Pies

Article

Today would be no exception to

the many surprises at Nanna’s place.

Baking day had always involved the mix

master but today I told Kendyl it was

going to be very different. Her big blue

eyes became fired up with curiosity as I

brought the large wooden board up from

the basement. My grandmother’s baking

board was soon to become our special

board.

After she reminded me to put on our

aprons, Kendyl and I washed our hands

and proceeded to mix the ingredients.

I had her complete attention as I cut

the lard into the flour. Her tiny fingers

marveled at the texture of the soft white

particles. We added the wet ingredients

and gave the mixture a few good stirs.

I had plenty of help to flour the board

well before dumping the mixture out.

To make a large smooth round ball, we

had to gently knead the mixture several

times. Before I knew it our many fingers

had done the job perfectly.

Her eyes never left the dough as I cut

off a piece and worked it into a ball. She

was told to again flour the board

and her tiny fingers eagerly obeyed

my command.

Placing the dough in front of her I

showed her how to press it flat with

her palm. Sprinkling more flour on

the dough, she then used her small

rolling pin to carefully roll the dough

into a circle. Numerous times she

had to add another smidgen of flour

to keep things from sticking together.

Her little fingers ran through the

flour bowl, picking up just enough

to do the job. Soon there was flour

on her apron, on the floor and on

the chair. What fun she was having and

what fun Nanna was having just watching

her. Her three year old body did not quite

have the weight needed to flatten the

dough to the appropriate thinness so with

an extra little roll from Nanna the dough

was ready for the next step.

The circle of dough was folded in

half and transfered to the pie plate. The

soft pliable dough felt good under our

fingertips as we patted the dough into

place along the bottom and sides of the

plate. We were soon ready to start filling

the shell.

I explained to her that it was important

to sprinkle the bottom with tapioca. Her

tiny fingers eagerly distributed the white

crystals as they fell from the package. I

told her that this was necessary to suck

up the juices of the big yellow Crispins

that we were going to use to make our

pie. She was amazed at the size of these

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special apples. They looked even bigger

as she tried to hold one in her tiny hand.

As I peeled them, she watched the juice

spray on my hand and on to the counter.

We both agreed that these apples tasted

delicious because we sampled a small

slice from time to time. Soon the pie

shell was filled and it was her turn to

put a few spoons of sugar on the pile of

slices. A few shakes of cinnamon with

a few more shakes of tapioca made the

filling complete.

A second small ball of dough was

prepared and rolled out to become the

top of our pie. Again flour was abundant

and concentration was intense. She

watched in amazement as I sealed the

top to the bottom and cut off the excess

dough. Her little palms pressed down

around the edges to insure a final seal.

When I explained to her that it was

now time to paint the pie, her eyes grew

in anticipation. First she cracked and

dropped an egg into a small bowl, which

she had done many times before. After

beating it slightly, I handed her a pastry

brush and told her to cover the pie with

egg. She looked like she was creating a

masterpiece as she carefully and evenly

distributed the egg along the surface of

the pie. What pleasure she took in seeing

the dough transform from dull white to

shiny yellow. How proud we both were

of the masterpiece we had created.

The only thing that could top this

feeling was the enjoyment we got in

savouring the tasty dessert we had created

together. Life is good. Grandchildren are

everything.

Publisher’s note: We’ve intentionally

kept this article in storage since 2005.

Betti wrote many articles about her

grandchildren and we thought it might

be interesting to leave one for the future.

Kendyl is probably in her late 20’s by now,

and maybe even has children of her own.

We hope you enjoy it and hope that it finds

its way to Kendyl.

Our Readers Are Our Writers!

WRITERS WANTED

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- Southwestern Ontario Map -

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This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

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

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

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“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

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ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

Amherstburg Tourism 519-730-1309

www.visitamherstburg.ca

Gibson Gallery 519-736-2826

www.gibsonartgallery.com

Wolfhead Distillery 519-726-1111

www.drinkwolfhead.com

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AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers Market 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

Aylmer Thrift Store 226-544-0379

www.mcson.org

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spare Moments Craft Supplies 519-765-3550

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

Bayfield Berry Farm 519-482-1666

www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

BEACHVILLE O-11

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

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

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

Delhaven Orchards 519-676-4475

www.delhaven.com

Town of Blenheim

www.townofblenheim.com

BLYTH L-6

BOTHWELL I-15

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

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

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

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Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

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Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

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BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

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BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

Grand River Cruises 519-765-4107

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CAMBRIDGE R-9

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

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Lake Life 519-328-2217

www.lakelifestudio.com

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.ca

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

New Life Thrift Store 519-354-5033

Find us on Facebook

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

Sons of Kent Brewing Company 519-354-2337

www.sonsofkent.com

The Glasshouse Nursery/Garden Centre 519-352-1127

www.glasshousenursery.ca

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

CLIFFORD O-4

Rooster’s Perch Antiques 519-327-4550

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

Cinnamon Cabin Mennonite Furniture 226-457-0575

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

Kildonan House B&B 519-482-1163

www.kildonanhouse.com

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

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

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

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

Wholesome Pickins Market & Bakery 519-582-1114

www.wholesomepickins.ca

DORCHESTER N-12

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

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DUNDAS T-10

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-4511

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Blimey’s British Store 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Crafty Candles 519-776-8585

www.craftycandles.ca

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

Schinkels’ Meat Market 519-776-7541

www.schinkels.com

EXETER L-9

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

FREELTON T-9

Freelton Antique Mall 905-659-0948

www.freeltonantiquemall.com

GLENCOE J-14

GORRIE N-5

Top Notch Furniture 519-335-3213

www.topnotchfurniture.com

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

Culinary Poet 519-619-1919

www.theculinarypoet.ca

River Line Nature Co. 519-524-4272

www.feedthebirds.ca

Downtown Goderich BIA 519-440-4871

www.goderichbia.ca

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Green Bucks Seasonal Store

Find us on Facebook

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

The Garden Gate & Florals 519-238-1701

www.thegardengate.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Acheson Pharmacy 519-338-3230

www.achesonpharmacy.com

Alpaca Time 519-327-4566

www.alpacatime.ca

Beyond The Rock 519-338-5008

www.shopbeyondtherock.ca

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

Find us on Facebook

Escape the Old Post 519-510-2222

www.escapetheoldpost.ca

Unique Fashions Boutique ‘n Treasures 519-901-0220

Find us on Facebook

HARROW B-20

Full Circle Thrift Shoppe 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

Ferguson Apiaries 519-236-4979

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

ILDERTON L-11

Bloomers Family Farm 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

Campfire Ninja --

www.campfireninja.com

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

K & A Quilt Studio 519-425-4141

www.kaquiltstudio.com

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387

www.modernhipster.com

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

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KINCARDINE K-2

Lakeside Downtown Kincardine Tourism 519-955-0547

www.visitkincardine.ca

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

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

www.annasflowers.ca

Attic Treasures/Windblown & Weathered 519-326-3409

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

Kingsville Military Museum 519-733-2803

www.kingsvillemilitarymuseum.ca

Kingsville Music Society --

www.kingsvillemusicsociety.com

Paisley Dreamer 519-712-8780

Find us on Facebook

Pelee Island Winery 519-733-6551

www.peleeisland.com

Mary Kathryn Ladies Shop 519-733-4672

www.marykathryn.ca

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

Towne Emporium 519-733-8696

www.towneemporium.ca

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Antiques & Oddities 519-283-9876

www.facebook.com/mcratterson

KITCHENER R-8

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

LANGTON Q-14

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www.visitmiddlesex.ca

519-434-7321

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www.tourismhamilton.com

1-800-263-8590

Tourism Branord

www.discoverbranord.ca

1-800-265-6299

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www.brant.ca

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Stops and Websites

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Find more great stops on our:

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

(See PAGE 3 I Index) d LEAMINGTON D-20

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

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

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LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

LONDESBOROUGH L-6

Greyhaven Gardens 519-523-9781

www.greyhavengardens.com

Nature’s Nest 519-523-4399

www.naturesnest.ca

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

London Tourism 1-800-265-2602

www.londontourism.ca

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Fanshawe Pioneer Village 519-457-1296

www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

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Pickin’ Through the Past 226-927-3878

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

www.bloominbog.com

Thomas Bros. Farm Market 519-652-5551

www.thomasbrothersfarms.ca

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

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

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Cheese & Butter 519-595-8787

www.millbankcheese.com

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

MILVERTON O-7

MINTO O-5

Town of Minto Tourism 519-338-2511

www.town.minto.on.ca

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

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

www.heartnhomecreations.com

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212

www.oakgrovecheese.ca

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

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OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

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

www.johnmhall.ca

The Paris Wincey Mills Co. 226-934-4688

www.winceymills.ca

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

Artz Den - Art, Crafts & Supplies 226-738-0911

www.artzden.ca

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

Find us on Facebook

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

Willow & Oak

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Board of Trade 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook

Jonny K’s Fresh Produce --

Find us on Facebook

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

PORT STANLEY M-15

DeBackere Farm Market (Union) 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Find us on Facebook

Pepper Tree Spice Co. 519-782-7800

www.peppertreespice.com

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RIPLEY K-3

Shoreline Chic 519-395-2236

Find us on Facebook

RODNEY K-15

RUTHVEN D-20

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

Find us on Facebook

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

Three Sisters Cultural Centre 226-771-9055

www.threesisterscentre.ca

ST. MARYS N-10

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters 226-661-8000

www.snappingturtlecoffee.com

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)

www.elgintourist.com

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

EverWoods 519-207-3837

www.everwoods.ca

Harvest Table Rustic Design

Find us on Facebook

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

Find us on Facebook

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

Revival Studio --

Find us on Facebook (RevivalStudioST)

Shaw’s Ice Cream 519-631-2510

www.shawsicecream.com

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

www.stepac.ca

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

Burning Kiln Winery 519-586-9858

www.burningkilnwinery.ca

SALFORD O-12

Village Cheese Mill 519-485-0600

www.villagecheesemill.com

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 1-800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Downtown Market 519-328-2217

downtownmarketsarnia.ca

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

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial City Brew House 519-491-5191

www.imperialcitybrew.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

The Book Keeper 519-337-3171

www.sarniabookkeeper.com

SEAFORTH L-7

Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop 519-600-1646

www.thecottonharvest.com

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355

www.capitolartsmarket.com

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.com

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

SPARTA COUNTRY

CANDLES

46361 Sparta Line

SPARTA, ON

1-800-463-1447

www.spartacandles.com

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

TAVISTOCK O-9

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark Floral Designs & Artisans 519-692-5519

www.laurieclarkdesignsflowers.com

Sunshine Farms 519-692-4416

www.picklesplease.ca

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

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

www.widderstation.com

THORNDALE N-

TILBURY E-18

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

Station Arts Centre 519-842-6151

www.stationarts.ca

The Rustic Garage 519-983-2251

Facebook • www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

TIVERTON L-1

Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre 519-361-7777

www.brucepower.com

UNION M-15

DeBackere Farm Market 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Cider Keg Farm Market 519-428-0882

www.ckfarmmarket.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antique Market 519-410-8821

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WEST LORNE K-15

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472

natterjackbrewing.ca

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

Quilting Confections 519-250-8888

www.quiltingconfections.com

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

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

www.visitwindsoressex.com

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Downtown Woodstock BIA 519-537-5721

www.downtownwoodstock.ca

Floral Buds 519-537-5700

www.floralbudsanddesign.com

Reel Treats

www.theoxforddrivein.com

Terra Nova Nordic Spa 226-796-9181

www.terranovanordic.ca

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368

www.tourismoxford.ca

WYOMING H-12

Copper Flats Bison Co. 519-330-9913

www.copperflatsbisonco.com

Great Lakes Goat Dairy 519-845-1613

www.greatlakesgoatdairy.com

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives

&

on pages 28 & 36

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-205-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

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

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

& FARM MARKETS


Shop Locally, enjoy dinner and a show and stay the night exploring SW ONTARIO!

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023

The first Beatles album was Please Please Me, released in 1963.

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• ‘No Sugar Added’

Selections

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& Accessories!

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Open Daily 8to6

• 519-692-5373 • 1-866-901-5373

Located 7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy. #2

Christmas Decor,

Entertaining Necessities

& of course -

the perfect gifts!

You can check out but... See page 43

This photo is of Harriston’s post office before a

major restoration took place in the past decade.

Among other things, it’s now home to “Escape the

Olde Post” and while we haven’t had the chance

to take this challenge it appears to be one of the

best escape rooms going. If you’ve never tried

one, here’s your chance to follow the clues and try

to escape.

Putting all our antique eggs in one basket... See page 76

The SW Ontario Antique Tour has been the back page of Daytripping since our

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

that advertise are now spread throughout the magazine on their own town pages

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

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

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

worlds for our readers and our customers. We might stop fiddling with it now.

Nova means “Newly Visible Star”... See page 68

What we’ve never had enough of in Daytripping is

spas. Pinecroft in Alymer has one in their pine forest but

that may be the only one we’ve had the opportunity to

promote. There are some fantastic spas in our region and

we think our readers would travel to make this a part of

a daytrip or overnight staycation, but it’s one area we’ve

been lacking in. Along comes Terra Nova Nordic Spa near

Woodstock that offers a retreat in a rural setting with

everything you might expect but also a thermal experience

Terra Nova Nordic Spa

Photo: Facebook

in Southwestern Ontario

with a year-round outdoor hot pool, cold plunge, teepee

and a geodome. It sounds like a real adventure that is well

worth the drive.

It Pays to Staycation... See our 2nd section cover

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

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

simple as handing in your accommodation receipts when doing your taxes for 2022,

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

London or Tourism Sarnia-Lambton) because many of them are now offering gift

certificates as incentives for booking accommodations. Daytripping is great, but

Staycationing is even better!

The Stonetown is One-of-a-Kind...

See page 47

If you’ve never been to St. Marys, just go. If you haven’t

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

gorgeous town to walk in, shop in or drive around and

marvel at the architecture. Everyone should visit, and

make a point of staying the night as well. The town pool

is in a quarry, and that’s pretty cool too, but maybe a bit

too cool at this time of year.

Swing on by Thedford & Port Franks...

See pages 31 & 36

A long unsung portion of Lambton County that is home

to Thedford and Port Franks has become very popular

in recent years. A cluster of destinations has grown in

significance lately; Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House,

Grog’s Restaurant, Widder Station Golf, Grill & Taphouse and Shale Ridge Estate

Winery have been attracting people from near and far with year-round outdoor

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

outing! Widder Station is also the

area’s best golf course and you can

stay there with your RV. At least

one reader’s wheels are spinning

now. The trails in Port Franks are

wonderful and the sand dune

Photo: Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House

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

Harriston post office, circa 2015

Photo: Harriston Escape the Post

St. Marys Town Hall

Heritage Building

Photo: Bill Badzo

behind McPherson’s Restaurant is

a legendary rite of passage for kids.

The Rant you didn’t read... See page 43

Publisher’s note: I had my own nightmarish experince with the ArriveCAN app

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

symptoms, no contact and being fully vaccinated. I contacted my MP Marilyn Gladu

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

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

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

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

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

wisely and rebuild our tourism industry.

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

This Holiday Season we e invite you to make Dresden en your Christmas destination!

Thursdays, Nov 17 - Dec 22

Open Late ‘Til 8 - evening shopping,

lights, music, History Group events

Friday, Nov 25

IODE Tree of Tribute

Saturday, Nov 26

Night Market - vendors, lights,

entertainment, delicious cuisine

Sat & Sun, Dec 3 & 4

IODE Christmas House Tour

(Sat 6-8 pm, Sun 1-4 pm)

Saturday, Dec 10

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade - 6 pm

More information at

Dresden.ca & Christmas-town.ca

Southwestern Ontario’s Christmas Town

@Dresden Shines

@Explore Dresden Ontario

@Downtown Dresden Night Market

11"x5.5"

27.9x14cm

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

Thomas Kinkade Studios

“Santa’s Night Before Christmas”

Sculpture $160.

Lighted & plays holiday carols.

View Bradford’s new products:

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca & order from us.

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Quality Antiques, Collectibles & Pre-Owned Furniture

Upcycled Furniture • Home Décor • Vintage Finds

SHOP ONLINE:

www.kimberlys.ca

Gary’s Gallery

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden

(Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

WE’RE MOVING! Closing Oct 20

Future Location: Downtown

519-401-7322 • Monday-Saturday 10 to 5; Most Sundays 11 to 4

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching

the community through Fair Trade.

Artful, Empowing, Bold

ISLAND ESCAPE

RFID Wallet $160

Crossbody

Purse $294

Chiffon

Scarf

$50

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Visit Dresden

for all your

holiday needs!

Order by phone or email:

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Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

Thursdays til 8 until Christmas

Saturday 10am-1pm

Christal Wills -

Owner & Designer

tmas is Vintage - and Exciting!

A Taste of Fall...

DIY Corner - unfinished pieces,

décor hardware & vintage accents

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint, Brushes

Stains & Waxes, Stencils

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

Visit us...

Tuesday-Friday 10-5,

Saturday 10-3

Thursdays 10-8

until Christmas

Downtown D t DRESDEN... 444 St. George G g Street t • 519-437-8064

Premium Poinsettia Sale

Dec 1st -10th ~ Save 10%

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

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

Dresden Plate

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• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Glide Thread

• Extra Wide Quilt Backing

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery

• Classes

New Fabrics

Arrive Weekly!

Co-ordinated colours,

designs & panels.

Christmas Custom Orders

by November 1st

Any one of our Custom Quilts

on display throughout the store

make a special family occasion gift.

Quilting is

BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

Tues-Fri 10-4, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-3

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

or:

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023

The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & survive was Annie Edson Taylor in 1901.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

SHOP

LOCAL

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

SHOP

FUN

SHOP

TJ's

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

Hall of Fame AWARD

RECIPIENT

DINOSAURS

GALORE

So Much More!

& So Much More!

TWO FLOORS to EXPLORE!

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MI

519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca

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12-6 • Sun 12-5

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

223 North Christina Street • Sarnia

519-336-2100 • www.stonesnbones.ca

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

OPEN YEAR ROUND

10-5 Thurs. thru Sun.

Closed Jan. 1, July 1 & Dec. 25

Southwestern

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

Ontario’s BEST...

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or Where You Should Eat

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

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

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ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

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

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

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

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

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

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

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

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

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

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

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere, seasonal pao.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

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

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

KINGSVILLE

Canadian Transportaon Museum & Heritage Village

6155 Arner Townline 519-776-6909

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

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

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

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

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

Meawas Staon Italian Mediterranean Grill

169 Lansdowne Avenue 519-733-2459

Casual fine dining in Kingsville’s historic train staon.

Pao alongside the Greenway Trail. www.meawasstaon.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

24 Main St. W. www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

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

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

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

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

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

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

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

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

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

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

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

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

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

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

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

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

Family menu. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. Seasonal pao. Take out. LLBO

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

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

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

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

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

gi shop.

REECES PORT FRANKS

CORNERS

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom, Fashion Bouque and B&B

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

Enjoy delicious homemade food & tantalizing desserts in our

large country gi shop. Buses welcome.

SARNIA

Big Fish Steak & Lounge

1717 London Road 519-542-5553

Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at Sarnia's trendy steak &

seafood desnaon. Open 7 days. www.bigfishlounge.com

John's Restaurant

1643 London Road 519-542-9821

A landmark since 1964 with our famous breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Homestyle cooking 7 days a week. www.famousbacon.com

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

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

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

Open Daily. www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering 519-205-1500

71 Frank Street www.clocktower-inn.com

Locally sourced meals from scratch in a Historic 1889 Post Office.

Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch & dinner with seasonal paos.

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

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

www.Daytripping.ca

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023


A bit further north now and we’re in SARNIA & POINT EDWARD

Enjoy a

Winter Stroll

Along the

Village Walkway!

Visit one of our

many Unique Shops,

Boutiques & Restaurants

& Get A Start On Your

Christmas

Shopping!

g

Christmas in the Village

11th Annual

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 ~ 11 am to 3 pm

• Visit Santa at the

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

• Face Painting •

Balloon Twister • Caricature Painting • Freeze Frame Photos

• Vote on your favourite Gingerbread Creation at the Point Edward Early Learning Centree

• Crafts and snacks at the Library • Smores & Camp Fire at Manley's

• Christmas Caroling by the Resolution Quartet

• Catch a ride on the Polar Express Around the Village

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

• Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward, Canada to Port Huron, USA.

Welcome to The Village of

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• Shop at the award winning International Duty Free Shop!

• Excellent Hotels/Motels

• Fine Dining • Riverfront Festivals

• Gift Shops • Large Marina

• Downtown Shopping

• Scuba Diving • Sports Fishing

• Nearby Golf

Courses

• Walkway along St. Clair River

& through the Village

519-337-3021

The

Wisdom of...

SIGNS FROM GOD

These were found on signs outside of churches.

WHOEVER STOLE OUR A/C UNIT, KEEP IT.

IT’S HOT WHERE YOU’RE GOING.

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you

just sit there.

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

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy

things they don't want to impress people they don't like.

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the

curb and applaud when they go by.

Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find

a rock.

Income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's

where the fruit is.

I never expected to see the day when girls would get

sunburned in places they do today.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that

comes from bad judgment.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your

parrot to the town gossip.

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023

Will Rogers

Ladies

Clothing &

Accessories!

OPEN Tuesday

to Friday 10 to 5,

Saturday 10 to 3

(Closed Sunday

& Monday)

BUTTONS

&

Bows

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

131 Michigan Ave., Point Edward • 519-491-1412

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

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

The Best of Yesterday & Today

GIFTWARE & UNIQUE

HOME DÉCOR

Showcasing the talents of

many local artisans.

Home of

Just-A-Nuff

Antiques

Tues.-Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10-3

Check Facebook

for updates!

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

Join us by the Lake!

• Authentic Hickory Smoked Ribs

• Genuine Broasted Chicken

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps

Reserve for panoramic views

of Lake Huron from our patio!

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

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1955-2022

If your day did not go as you planned,

Don’t let that cause you sorrow.

Pull up your ‘big girl panties’ Dear,

And try again tomorrow.

Don’t be a ‘people pleaser,’

Do what is right for you.

Be a little-wee-bit selfish,

If that helps to get you through.

Not everyone will love you.

That fact, my Dear, is fine.

Just be happy with yourself.

Let no one steal your shine.

If you find you feel frustrated,

And your patience all have flown.

Give yourself permission,

To spend some time alone.

Keep your home and self clean,

It’s important that you do.

Throw away the clutter,

You’ll feel better about you.

If your hard work goes unnoticed,

And your feelings get all messed.

Pat your own self on the back,

And know, you’ve done your best.

If someone disappoints you,

As some people often do.

Don’t let that feeling break you,

The one to please is YOU.

If someone makes you doubt yourself,

Don’t let them bring you down.

Take a deep breath.

Throw your shoulders back,

And rearrange your crown.

Do the best you can, each day,

Put your worries on a shelf.

And, most importantly my friend,

Be sure to love yourself.

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PEOPLE WHO

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Captain Charles Boycott

In 1880, during the

Irish “land war”

Captain Boycott was

subject to ostracism

after evicting land

tenants. The Irish

Land League proposed that

anyone taking land after a

previously evicted tenant be

shunned, rather than resorting

to violence. After it was applied

to Boycott, it quickly became a

verb meaning to refuse to deal

with any person or organization

that has treated others unfairly.

FALL / WINTER

2022-2023

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

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The

Daytripper

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

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LOCAL

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia I 519-882-2350 First Tuesday after Labour Day

through the Third Week of October

Community Events

SEPTEMBER

7–Oct 25 Downtown Business Group Scarecrow Festival

24 Petrolia Lions 90th Anniversary Celebration

24 Petrolia Discovery 10-4pm Artists Day

30 Downtown Business Group Shop Like Charlotte

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

OCTOBER

1 Harvest Days Thanksgiving Draw at Farmers‘ Market

15 Harvest Days Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Heidi’s Y.I.G.

20 Community Pumpkin Carving at Petrolia Discovery

21–23 Pumpkin Lighting Display at Petrolia Discovery

22 Fiery Faces Family Day at Petrolia YMCA

NOVEMBER

11 Remembrance Day at Victoria Park Cenotaph 11 a.m.

25–Dec 11 Starbright Christmas on stage at Victoria Hall

DECEMBER

2 Town of Petrolia Christmas in the Park

3 Town of Petrolia 10-5 pm Outdoor Christmas Market

3 IODE Buttertarts at Christmas Market

3 Town of Petrolia 2pm Santa Claus Parade

3 Optimist 3pm Santa at the Centre

6 & 7 All Service Clubs Christmas For Everyone luncheon

16–18 VPP Christmas Jamboree on stage at Victoria Hall

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

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

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These five paintings can be viewed in Petrolia’s public buildings.

HISTORY

Petrolia was born in a fevered frenzy for oil in the 1860s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRACE

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

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

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

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

descendants.

PRIDE

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

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

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

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

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

social institutions.

PERSEVERANCE

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

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

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

architecture of this magnificent landmark was celebrated.

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

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

FUTURE

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

and visitors continue creating new legacies and our past lives comfortably with the future.

Welcome to Petrolia. You’ll be Surprised!

in Southwestern Ontario

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

Mural Celebrates the Life of Barbara Perrin

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

Charlotte Eleanor Englehart. She bequeathed her home to the town of Petrolia as a

hospital, which it is to this day. That painting is one of five that Daytripping

commissioned local artist Francis Martin to create as the basis of a mural that will

find a home in Petrolia’s historic downtown.

Barbara Perrin was very well known as an artist that sought to preserve the rural

elements of Lambton County through her sketches and paintings. Barns, windmills,

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

she imagined would be gone from the local landscape in time, and she aimed to

capture them before they disappeared. Barbara was also well known to Daytripping

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

is her work.

Barbara passed away in 2013 and, with her relatives being older and living too

far away, Daytripping publisher Mark Moran was left with countless books, drawings

and art supplies and about 160 original paintings of various sizes. Many were

donated to charities that were having silent auctions, but some were sold and the

proceeds are being put toward this project. The Lambton County Creative Fund

encourages culturally significant projects, and it matched those funds to make this

mural possible. Numerous working drawings that were remarkable themselves have

been donated to the Lambton Heritage Museum.

Petrolia is a very special place for Daytripping. It was where John Redden first

suggested the concept for this magazine and it was our home base for many years.

It is a great honour for Daytripping to be able to create this project to preserve the

memory of Barbara Perrin, but also encourage and display the work of another

artist, Francis Martin of Watford.

The five paintings reflecting Petrolia’s past and future are the work of Francis

Martin, who has created murals in Watford, Strathroy and numerous other towns. The

paintings have been photographed for the mural, have been donated to the Petrolia

Heritage Committee and will be displayed in public buildings in the town. The mural

itself is made of two 5’ x 10’ aluminum sheets.

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One of Petrolia’s

Best Gift Shops!

Customer Appreciation

ion

Week: Nov.7th-12th

Kick off to Christmas

Event: Nov.15th

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All Day/All-Night Event: Dec.6th

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Last Minute Christmas Event: Dec.20th

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• Scented Candles

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Full Service Pharmacy

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Mon-Fri 9-9 • Sat 9-6 • Sun 10-5

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

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Our 1st Section (of 3) ends in ALVINSTON, WYOMING & OIL SPRINGS

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

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• Honey • Mead

• Gift Baskets

• Natural a

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for extra copies

for their guests.

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for extra Daytrippers!

These are the newest shops

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- Paris -

One Sixty One Arsan Market

- Kingsville -

Kingsville Military Museum

- Sarnia -

Big Fish Steak & Lounge

KD Exteriors

Ferrera Concrete

John’s Restaurant

- Petrolia -

The Artz Den

- Hamilton-Halton-Brant -

The Heart of Ontario

- St. Jacobs -

3 Sisters Cultural Centre

- Woodstock -

The Mill Arsan Shoppe & Décor

Terra Nova Nordic Spa

- Chatham -

New Life Thri Shop

Chatham-Kent Crowfest

- Glencoe -

Dream Catcher Gi Shop

- Norwich -

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Wednesday, d October 5,

2022

BEER

FACTS

During WWII, a bear named

Wojtek joined the Polish

army. He transported

ammunition and

sometimes drank beer.

Fried beer won Most

Creative Fried Food at the

2010 Texas State Fair.

Germany is home to

a beer pipeline. Taps in

Veltsin-Arena are

connected by a 5km tube

of beer.

Thomas Jefferson wrote

parts of the Declaration of

Independence in a

Philadelphia tavern.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear

of an empty glass.

At the end of Prohibition,

FDR said, "What America

needs now is a drink."

in Southwestern Ontario

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See our Cork Screws & Craft Brews

page for local breweries!

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

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Bring your

TOWN Daytripper

NAME, TOWN NAME (and another your

awesome camera)

TOWN NAME

Everywhere!

2023

Categories

may include:

• MOST CREATIVE

• Photo of the Year

• Cutest/Funniest

• At a Daytripping

Advertiser

• Greatest Distance

• Group Photo

• Most Adventurous

• Most Daytrippingish

Marie Humphrey, Rodney sent in this

photo that her husband Jim took at

Priscilla’s Presents in Harrow.

Charity of Choice: MS Society of

Canada/MS Bike.

Karen DeHaw of Chatham enjoyed

Art on the Boulevard in Erieau, and is

shown here at The Gift Cabin.

Charity of Choice: Kelly’s Cat Cab.

Beth Ann Meloche, Kingsville: These friends

started school together in kindergarten at

Kingsville Public School, then graduated from

Kingsville District High School together. We are

in our Beddian year (born in 1961 and turning 61

this year). In honour of this we decided to meet

this spring. Derek came from Toronto area and

Kelly and Christine came from Windsor area and

Linda, Margie and I still live in Kingsville. We

walked all over Kingsville reminiscing and

celebrating our beautiful town and sharing

stories of the good old days. Charity of Choice:

Windsor Downtown Mission.

Win for Charity

Your photo is eligible for great prizes

when we print it, and you also win

$25.00 for the charity of your choice!

You can specify the charity of your choice when entering.

Daytripping’s Charity of Choice

for this issue is:

Kingsville Clock Fundraiser

www.kingsvillebia.com

Cindy MacEachren, Whitby and Susan

Henderson, Nova Scotia at Widder Station in

Thedford. They stopped in for a meal and tasting

while on a girls weekend in Grand Bend.

Giselle Addison, Tilbury: Eight girlfriends went

Daytripping in Port Stanley. Along the way we

stopped at one of our favourite places...Crazy 8

Barn in Palmyra! L to R: Maryellen, Denise, Nancy,

Corinne, Julie, Bern, Sue & myself, all from Tilbury

& surrounding areas. What a FUNTASTIC day we

had! Charity of Choice: Tilbury Help Centre

Enter the 2023

Photo Contest!

Be

Original!

Win

Great

Prizes!

Photo by

Mark Moran

Becky Siddall, Woodstock sent in this

photo. “Levi and I stopped into

Culbert’s Bakery in Goderich to see if

we could get some donuts. You need

to be there EARLY for those but we still

left with yummy brownies!”

Chris Dalton, St. Thomas: Bob Wray

took this photo of Chris at Brickyard

Antiques near Mount Brydges.

Charity of choice: Pets/Friends for

Life, St. Thomas.

Anne Feltham, Chatham: My 14-year-old

granddaughter, Emily, from Amherstburg came

for a visit. We went to Parks Blueberries for lunch

for a short daytrip. Lots of things to see and buy

there... fresh blueberries and everything

blueberries, like the pie that we bought!

Charity of Choice: Chatham-Kent Hospice

Send to: DAYTRIPPING, BOX 430, BRIGHTS GROVE, ON N0N 1C0 Email: info@daytripping.ca *To be eligible, a cover of Daytripping must appear in every photo entry.

Daytripping will donate $25 to the charity of your choice (or one of our choice if one isn’t chosen) upon

publication of each photo. Every entry we publish throughout the year is also entered into the annual

contest for a chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors! Photos must be mailed or

emailed (minimum 200 dpi) and cannot be returned. Digital photos are preferred. You may enter as

many photos as you wish. Be sure to include the photographer’s name, mailing address and phone

Thanks to

Our Generous

Partners!

Kingsville Beer Cheer Package

Photo of the Year Winner Grand Prize

Jack’s Gastropub,

Kingsville

Disncve Inns

of Kingsville

number. Contest void where prohibited. 2023 prize winners will be announced in the Fall-Winter

2023/24 issue. Entries for the 2023 contest will be accepted until August 1st, 2023 but photos received

after that date, and unpublished photos, are eligible for future contests. The contest never really ends.

If this is too confusing you can always call us at 1-800-667-0337.

Banded Goose

Brewing Co., Kingsville

Pinecro, Aylmer

Millbank

Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

John M. Hall Linens, Paris

Berry Hill, St. Thomas

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

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The first voicemail message was left in 1860, but wasn’t able to be played until 2008.

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Have a drink in Ontario’s backyard!

CORKSCREWS & CRAFT BREWS IN ONTARIO’S S SOUTHWEST

ONTARIOSSOUTHWEST.COM

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Fall/Winter 2022/23 • Vol. 28, Issue 3

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STAY-

CATION!

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Ontarians can take advantage

of the new Ontario Staycation

Tax Credit throughout 2022.

Explore your own province,

help the tourism and hospitality

sectors, and claim 20% back on

your 2022 tax return.

Ontarians can get a 20% personal

income tax credit on eligible

accommodation between Jan 1 and

Dec 31, 2022 up to a maximum of $1000

for an individual and $2000 per family,

for a maximum credit of $200 or $400

respectively. For inspiration, visit

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KEEP YOUR

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The 2nd Section begins in FOREST, CAMLACHIE, THEDFORD & PORT FRANKS

SANTA CLAUS

PARADE

Saturday,

November 26!

Local + Lake

Inspired

Apparel that

Gives Back

Handcraed

Glass Art

Glass Fusing

Workshops

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7th Annual

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Nov 18 & 19

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Light Up The Park ~ Nov. 25

12 Days of Christmas

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Santa says it is time to

decorate with holiday

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Add a touch of berries

and bells or add a

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Watch leaves fall as you

start your “haunting” season

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pumpkins, ghosts,

witches & fall warmth!

SIX BEST DOCTORS

IN THE WORLD...

1. Self Confidence

2. Rest

3. Exercise

4. Diet

5. Sunlight

6. Friends

Maintain

them in all

stages of

life & enjoy!

For geezers only...

I am old. Somewhere between quite

old and very old. Like many others of my

vintage, I am aware of a growing divide

with the society around us. It is changing

at a faster pace than we can match.

My car is 11 years old. I like it. It’s

a bare-bones model sedan. It has a few

digital dials and automatic transmission

but no air conditioning, power windows,

cruise contol, backup camera or other

options offered when I purchased it. I

didn’t need them, and they pushed the

price of the car away out of my reach.

Need is the key word for me. “But

they’re so nice to have,” say the

salespeople. I’m not built that way. If I

do not need it, I do not want it. And I

admit I wonder about those who think

they do.

Recently, I was in the waiting area of a

big name car dealership. Behind where

I was sitting was a brand new SUV all

shined up and awaiting its new owners.

Soon the salesman brought the uppermiddle-aged

couple out to see their

new baby. Then began his orientation

lesson on where to find controls for all

the bells, whistles and doo-dads the

machine had, and how to use them. I

By Kenneth Dawson

reluctantly captured it all, despite not

having my hearing aid that day.

In addition to all the options

mentioned above, he explained a

system that warned if you veered out

of your safe zone on the highway or if

another car did the same to you. He

seemed to tell how the tailgate had its

own brain and wouldn’t open if it might

hit you on the way up. The GPS and onboard

mapping began leaving me far

behind. By the time he explained the

audio system my eavesdropping gave

up. It was all beyond me.

When my brain regained

consciousness, I thought: no wonder

these automobiles today cost what a

modern family home cost when I was a

young adult. Vehicles now are extensions

of their owners with all the gadgets they

think they need for satisfying lives.

When you see how many of them

drive today (especially when passing

we dawdling, silver-haired “road hogs”),

one wonders if all that extra money

would be better spent learning how to

drive safely, or at least more tolerantly.

Maybe the industry should invent a

control for road rage.

An Old Fashioned Country Store with a Modern Twist!

• Collecbles & Giware • Kids Secon • Fudge

• Maple Buer Tarts & Baking • Williamson Farms Beef & Local Pork,

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Open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 10-5

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The first Caesar cocktail was served in Calgary in 1969 by its creator Walter Chell.

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You can start wherever you like of course, and make your own trip!

AWARD WINNING

Hard Cider & Perry

Apple Wine

Ice Cider

Gift Boutique

Premium Sweet Cider

Cider Tastings

Pumpkins • Apples

Organic Vegetables

Preserves & Pies

Nature Trails

MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 to 5

SUNDAYS 11 to 5

Where Is It?

The Hint is:

If only trucks could fly. If you were in the

driver’s seat you could likely count at least

100 windmills on the horizon, for as far as

the eye could see.

Look for the answer in our

Spring 2023 issue in mid-April

From our Summer 2022 issue...

The Hint was:

It’s North America’s oldest and smallest

jail, and that should be enough

information for this one.

The Answer is:

Ye Olde Jail was built in 1890

and it measures just 14.76 feet

by 17.71 feet. It still features the

original steel cell doors and

stove and can be found at 135

Queen Street in Rodney,

Ontario.

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WE SHIP!

From our last issue!

YOUR GO-TO DESTINATION...

Check Social Media & Website

for concert updates, or to

book golf, RV parking,

weddings & events.

For Exceptional Golf,

Food, Drinks & Live Music

And the place to celebrate life

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The Thanksgiving Bath

I bet you’re wondering what the heck?

Bathing? On Thanksgiving? What has

this got to do with travel? Thanksgiving

2020 was a dismal affair, and 2021 was

shaping up to be—different. Covid was

still hanging around like an unwanted

guest, or, shall we say, pest.

Not to be brought down by the onceagain

rising cases of Covid, my daytripping-dude

(spouse) and I set off to

Rock Glen Conservation Area outside

of Arkona last fall. This conservation

area is part of the Ausable Bayfield

Conservation Authority. It had been

over 20 years since we visited.

Once we arrived, we noticed that this

out-of-the-way spot was now a popular

picnic area, filled with like-minded

folks who opted for an outside locale

for their Thanksgiving lunch or dinner.

We also realized that a lot had changed

in 20 years. There were designated

parking areas, washrooms, barbecues,

potable water and two playgrounds.

Included is the Arkona Lions Museum

and Information Centre, which boasts a

fluorescent mineral room with exhibits

of fossils, meteorites and other displays

and artifacts. Rock Glen is rich with

Devonian-era fossils. The park is open

seven days a week and there is a park

entrance fee of $4.00 (children - 5 years

and under are free). They will accept

cash, debit and credit cards.

After we parked and ate our packed

lunch, we hit the hiking trails, and we

soon realized that our idea of a quiet,

relaxing walk through the woods was

not to be. It was busy with people, along

with their kids and dogs. So much for

our day of Shinrin-yoku.

In Japan, taking a hike or a stroll

through a wooded area is called Shinrinyoku.

Translated, it means forest

bathing. The term was first coined

in 1982 by the Japanese Ministry of

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The

exercise of shinrin-yoku encourages

people to make contact by walking in a

forest atmosphere, or simply spending

time in a natural setting without the

bathing suit. My kind of bathing!

This physiological and psychological

practice can be done at any time and

season. Those who partake of this

practice benefit from the therapeutic

energy of fresh air from various plants

and trees, reducing stress hormone

production, lowering heart rate and

blood pressure, boosting the immune

system and accelerating recovery from

illness. It also improves feelings of

happiness and can elevate creativity.

By J.J. Francissen, London

Rock Glen is the perfect place to absorb

the Carolinian forest atmosphere with its

27 hectares and 1.5 km trail with steep

stairways and scenic lookouts. Birds trill

out their song as you pass by Sycamore,

Sugar Maple, Beech and White Elm trees,

to name a few of the trees in this area.

Hearing birdsong always reduces my

stress, which is music to my ears.

There are over 50 types of wildflowers

for those who love the flora. While,

small mammals inhabit the area for

those who love the fauna. I spent time

photographing the flora, wanting to take

a piece of the forest with me and to look

at when I can’t get into the woods for a

shinrin-yoku.

Once you’ve hiked the trails, which

cross over the Hobbs MacKenzie drain

(a creek that empties into the Ausable

River), you must visit the beautiful

waterfalls.

Those with mobility issues can find

wheelchair-accessible trails to see the

park highlights and an overlook to take

in the 10.7-metre high waterfalls, the

park’s crowning jewel.

Like all waterfalls, the flow of water

depends on the season. Due to the

overabundance of rain that summer,

the falls were stunning! Long veils of

lacy water fell from the precipice above

and into the creek below. Spray from

the breeze as the water dropped cooled

our heated skin, and it felt like heaven.

In that regard, I had to be thankful to

Mother Nature.

Geocaching is another activity that

takes place in Rock Glen. There is a

Commemorative Woods in the park,

where family and friends plant trees in

memory of loved ones, a living legacy.

Rock enthusiasts will like the fossil

collection area, while those who love

history will thrill by the significance of

this area over the thousands of years.

Visit the Arkona Room to view the

historical photos that are on display.

Due to the number of visitors to Rock

Glen Conservation Area, our Shinrinyoku

felt more like a communal bath.

Yet, I was still grateful for the bountiful

trees, which were showing off the

change of colours, the fresh air, the

birds singing and the forest bathing on

this warm Thanksgiving day.

Publisher’s Note: Just one question,

Judy. We’re bathing in the forest without

the bathing suit... are we wearing

anything else? I’m going to assume you’ll

say, “Yes.”

Photo Credit: Lou Parry Photography

for Tourism Sarnia Lambton.

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Could be all the trimmings,

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The little town of Clinton, just north of

London, boasts a sparkling light tunnel

fit to rival the ones in the big cities that

inspired it. Thousands of lights strung

between metal archways next to the

historic town hall make a wonderful

sight.

The light tunnel is open year-round

to the public and is especially attractive

at night, as the lights flash, glitter, and

dance. The programmable LEDs make

it easy to change the displays often.

Colours and patterns are set based on

themes for different holidays and events,

plus there is an illuminated sign in the

tunnel itself that changes to match and

makes a great background for photos.

Since the light tunnel’s construction,

it has already featured displays for

holidays such as Christmas, Valentine’s

Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s

Day. The town also likes to use the

tunnel to recognize local events, such as

programming team colours for hockey

tournaments or making graduation

signs to celebrate classes from high

schools in town. Plans are already in the

works for many future light programs

and signs to keep the tunnel fresh and

exciting all year.

The light tunnel was built in an

already iconic location in town:

Spooner’s Lane. The lane used to run

between the town hall and a block of

storefronts before it was destroyed by

a fire several years ago. This drastic

change in the downtown streetscape

triggered investment in Spooner’s Lane

to transform it into a community space.

A lovely bistro atmosphere was created

with chairs, umbrellas, and flowers.

Now, the light tunnel takes centre

stage in the space. It has transformed

Spooner’s Lane into a lover’s lane, with

the lighting making it perfect for special

memories. Although the tunnel was

only completed this past winter, it has

already been the site of a proposal, a

baby announcement, wedding photos,

and many significant moments. Visitors

can add theirs by using #clintonlights

across social media and tagging

Municipality of Central Huron.

The tunnel’s location at the heart of

downtown also makes it easy to enjoy

the small-town shops nearby and other

unique local sights, such as the WWII

radar antenna just down the street or

the School on Wheels railcar museum

in the Sloman Memorial Park at the

edge of town.

As Covid restrictions continue to

ease, the town hopes to use the space

for community events. The sparkling

canopy will provide a perfect backdrop

for wedding ceremonies, graduation

and prom photos, birthday celebrations,

and more. It will also be a great outdoor

space for other events, such as wine

and cheese nights or yoga.

Come and see Clinton’s brightest

attraction! Find the light tunnel in

Spooner’s Lane next to Town Hall at 23

Albert Street in Clinton.

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As cooler weather returns, my

thoughts also return to cold weather

memories of my childhood. One such

memory is of coming home from

school, climbing the veranda stairs of the

whitewashed, clapboard house where I

grew up and seeing steamed up kitchen

windows. This sight was evidence of the

welcoming warmth within.

My Mom would be there in the

kitchen. Pots on the stove and a meat

dish in the oven meant that she had

started supper. Maybe there would be

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a fresh baked pie, or two, or

cookies, cooling on a rack on

the counter.

The kitchen’s cast iron

radiator was also where fingers

and toes were thawed after my

siblings and I had been outside

playing on a cold, winter day. I

can still remember the stinging

pain that appeared as warmth

returned to them.

Once the chilly weather

arrives, I still look forward to

that welcoming warmth that

greets me when I arrive home

and walk through the door.

I also look forward to the many

changes and events that occur with the

cooler weather and the new seasons of

fall then winter.

Halloween always brings a smile to

my face as it evokes the same feelings

I had as a child and produces an

atmosphere of mystery, excitement and

spookiness. Halloween is actually one of

my favourite, fun times of the year!

High on my list of things I will welcome

with the drop in temperatures are all

the heartier foods and baked dishes

that appear on the menu, especially at

Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Turkey

and stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes and

gravy as well as all the local vegetables

like squash, carrots and turnip, to name

just a few.

The lights and decorations of

Christmas were always awe inspiring

as a child. As an adult I must admit

my Christmas tree and decorations

come out in November. They light

up my world, and my apartment, on

the shorter, darker days of winter. So,

instead of putting them away after the

holiday season has passed, I remove

all Christmas themed items and my

tree becomes a winter one. It usually

remains up until about St. Patrick’s

Day, possibly a bit longer, or shorter,

depending on when winter decides to

depart. Or when I think it’s time for

spring to start!

The icy cold conditions of winter

also mean bundling up for a refreshing,

invigorating walk, even if just to run

errands. However, as a kid, running an

errand usually meant it was my turn

to walk to the store for milk. But, back

then, this chore was akin to some type

of punishment so I trudged along as

woe was me!

Putting pajamas on and getting

under the blankets signaled bedtime in

my younger years. Wool blankets were

even sent over from relatives in the

Netherlands to help keep us warm. I am

sure letters and pictures home told of the

Canadian winter weather conditions. As

an adult though, putting jammies on

and curling up under a blanket is a cue

to relax and read, journal or watch a

favourite program or movie.

And how could I forget a good, hot

cup of coffee as a cold weather comfort!

Although as a child, coffee was not

allowed. Apparently, it would turn my

hair green! Instead there were special

times on a Sunday afternoon when a

cup of tea, with sugar and lots of milk,

was served up in a beautiful teacup to

my siblings and me.

So as the days grow shorter and the

warmth fades, memories of cold weather

experiences invade my thoughts,

especially one memory in particular

from when I was a kid, coming home

from school and seeing the welcoming

sight of steamed up kitchen windows.

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Michael is the kind of guy you love to

hate. He is always in a good mood and

always has something positive to say:

When someone would ask him how he

was doing, he would reply, “if I were any

better, I would be twins!” He was a natural

motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day,

Michael was there telling the employee

how to look on the positive side of the

situation. Seeing this style really made me

curious, so one day I went up to Michael

and asked him, “I don’t get it! You can’t

be a positive person all of the time. How

do you do it?”

Michael replied, “Each morning I

wake up and say to myself, you have

two choices today. You can choose to

be in a good mood or you can choose

to be in a bad mood; I choose to be in a

good mood. Each time something bad

happens, I can choose to be a victim or

I can choose to learn from it; I choose to

learn from it. Every time someone comes

to me complaining, I can choose to accept

their complaining or I can point out the

positive side of life; I choose to point out

the positive side of life.

“Yeah, right, it’s not that easy,” I

protested.

“Yes, it is,” Michael said. “Life is all about

choices. When you cut away all the junk,

every situation is a choice. You choose how

you react to situations. You choose how

people affect your mood. You choose to be

in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom

line: It’s your choice how you live life.”

I reflected on what Michael said. Soon

thereafter, I left the tower Industry to start

my own business. We lost touch, but I

often thought about him when I made a

choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Michael

was involved in a serious accident, falling

some 60 feet from a communication

tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks

of intensive care, Michael was released

Positive Choices

from the hospital with rods placed in his

back. I saw Michael about six months after

the accident. When I asked him how he

was, he replied. “If I were any better, I’d

be twins. Wanna see my scars?” I declined

to see his wounds, but I did ask him what

had gone through his mind as the accident

took place.

“The first thing that went through my

mind was the well-being of my soon-to-beborn

daughter, “ Michael replied. “Then,

as I lay on the ground, I remembered that

I had two choices: I could choose to live

or I could choose to die; I chose to live.”

“Weren’t you scared? Did you lose

consciousness?” I asked.

Michael continued, “...the paramedics

were great. They kept telling me I was

going to be fine. When they wheeled

me into the ER though, and I saw the

statements on the faces of the doctors and

nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I

read ‘He’s a dead man.’ I knew I needed

to take action.”

“What did you do?” I asked.

“Well there was a big burly nurse

shouting questions at me,” said Michael.

“She asked if I was allergic to anything.

‘Yes,’ I replied.

The doctors and nurses stopped working

as they waited for my reply. I took a deep

breath and yelled, “Gravity.”

Over their laughter, I told them, “I am

choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am

alive, not dead.”

Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his

doctors, but also because of his amazing

attitude. I learned from him that every day

we have the choice to live fully. Attitude,

after all, is everything.

Life is a continuous series of choices.

Some are big and some are smaller. Some

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Always, though, there are choices. Never

are things completely out of our control

since we always have the choice of how

to react to them.

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A Small Miracle

There wasn’t much Christmas

spirit in my heart the year that

I had started kindergarten. I

was covered in red spots, my

tummy hurt, my head was

hot and achy and I had to stay

in bed instead of being at the

class party with all the other

children. Well - not quite ‘all’

- three others, my mother told

me after talking to the teacher,

where also in the thick of

measles. Not the nicest of Christmas gifts

to have been exchanged in a classroom

of five-year-olds.

One event did brighten the scene,

though - my beloved Gran’s arrival on

the earliest train she could catch. Mother

must have had her hands full with a

miserable little girl in bed, and a twoyear-old

boy determined to sneak into

the sickroom and play with his sister. She

probably welcomed Gran as fervently

as I did as I relished in the personal

pampering, the lavender water dabbed

on my forehead, and all the TLC.

Snakes and Ladders, Parcheesi, Old

Maid and Snap kept Gran busy in her

role of amusing me, intended to make

up for missing the party on the last day

of school. Hardly a prima donna, the

dear lady entertained me with off-key

renditions of carols old and modern,

although joining in the choruses made

my own scratchy throat sore.

She told me all the familiar stories

over and over, but I don’t suppose I was

as caught up in the birth of the Baby

TIVERTON is the furthest north we’ll go in this issue of Daytripping

from Daytripping November-December 2004 issue

by Jean Leedale Hobson,

West Vancouver, BC

Jesus as I was in the dismal

thought that Santa Claus might

not stop at our house. Would

he dare to come down our

chimney? Would I have an

empty stocking at the foot of

my bed on Christmas morning?

And, oh dear, would my little

brother miss out too, all because

of me? Gran tried to assure me

that the venerable old gent was

immune to children’s germs

on his important mission around the

world, and anyway, the cold air around

his sleigh would freeze any little nasties

flying around.

She was right, of course. On the big

morning I woke to find my stocking

overflowing with bounty from his bag,

and a note was attached. In a hasty

scrawl was printed: “Get well soon. Love,

Santa. XXX.”

After some porridge and juice, Mother

took the tray away, replacing it with a

stack of gifts on the bed. She and Gran

rolled their eyes and threw up their

hands as my little brother came in and

clambered up on the patchwork quilt to

join in the fun.

Gran’s present was a doll, the kind

that today would be a collector’s item,

an antique of considerable value if only

it had not, in time, gone to its welldeserved

rest in dolly heaven. The face

was fine porcelain, the features painted

to perfection, with sky-blue eyes that

really opened, thick lashes feathering

her cheeks when her eyelids closed.

Long golden ringlets were tied with

blue ribbon bows. The clothes she wore

were the height of fashion at the time,

and Gran had knitted and sewn others.

She was beautiful! I instantly named her

‘Sylvia’ after my current best friend.

Naturally I wanted her in bed with me

that night, even though Mother and Gran

gently advised against it in case Sylvia

caught measles too. My pleas won out,

and her golden head lay beside mine

on the pillow, the need to keep my new

friend close to me selfishly overriding the

risk of contagion.

Next morning, though, when I woke

up, the china face was covered with red

spots! Mother, Dad and Gran raced in at

my initial shout, but instead of saying

“We told you so,” they burst out laughing.

Gran took a wet cloth and wiped the spots

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away, and Dad grinned as he showed me

the smeared red palette and wet brush

he’d used from the new paintbox Santa

had left me. Sylvia’s remarkable recovery

was a make-believe medical miracle. My

little brother, though, when unfortunately

his turn came, was most upset that his

red spots couldn’t be erased as quickly

as the dolly’s.

Sylvia eventually succumbed, as dollies

do, to too many years of undressing,

dressing and hair-brushing, but I like to

think that the story of her remarkable

recovery has brought smiles to many

a measle-marred little face over the

generations since it happened. It’s a

tale this grandma dusts off and brings

out of her store of memories whenever

she gets the call to go and help the latest

victim of the childhood malady.

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Organic & Specialty Farms for food lovers, 100 mile dieters & responsible shoppers!

Bison Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

... Courtesy C t of f Copper Flats Bison Co., o , Wyoming

Serves: 4 | Cooking Time: 35 minutes

2 med acorn squash (cut in half

width-wise & seeds scooped

out)

1 lb. mild italian bison sausage

(casings removed)

1 large onion, diced

3 Tbsp. butter + 2 tsp butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large apple, cored and diced

2 cups fresh kale, chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

optional: mild goat cheese

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment

paper.

2) Place the squash halves on the baking sheet, seed side down. Roast

for 25 minutes or until the squash is fork tender. Once done, set aside until filling is ready.

3) While the squash roasts, make the filling. Start with caramelizing the onions. This should take about 25 min as

well. Stir every 5 minutes or so to prevent burning. Once they are a deep golden brown, remove from heat and set

aside.

4) Heat a large saucepan to medium low heat and add 2 tsp butter to melt. Add the garlic and cook until just tender,

then add all the sausage (casings removed) and increase the heat to medium.

5) Cook the sausage, break up lumps, until just browned (5-8 minutes). Add the apples and herbs and continue to

cook, stirring until the apples soften. Place the torn kale on top of the sausage mixture and cover the skillet to steam

for 1-2 minutes. Stir and re-cover to continue steaming the kale, if necessary. Once the kale is wilted, remove the pan

from heat.

6) Add the caramelized onions to the sausage mixture. Set your oven to

broil, then fill all 4 halves of the squash with the stuffing mixture. If you

would like, this is where you can add a little goat cheese on top.

7) Arrange the squash on the baking sheet, stuffing side up. Broil for 2-3

minutes making sure not to overbrown the squash. Serve immediately.

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Apple

Nut

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1egg

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped, peeled, apple

1/2 cup chopped, walnuts

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups ice cream

In a mixing bowl,

beat the egg.

Combine sugar, flour,

baking powder and

cinnamon; add to egg

and beat until smooth. Fold in a apple, nuts &

vanilla. Spoon into a greased 8” square

baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30

mins. or until cake tests done. Cool. Serve with

ice cream. Makes 9 servings.

See page 68 for more of our favourite

Ruth Sharon Recipes.

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markets and shops are located.

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

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

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about it please. Thanks!

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8182 Talbot Trail

S. of Blenheim

519-676-4475

OPEN:

7 Days A Week

from July-Oct,

6 Days A Week

The Apple Place

the rest of year

•All the best Fresh Fruits

•Apples almost all year round

•Maple Syrup •Jams

•Fresh Made Apple Cider & More!

ROESCH MEATS

Wild Game Processing • Smoked Meats

Deli Meats made on-site • Filipino Meats

Thornloe Specialty Cheese

Mrs. D’s Jams, Jellies, Sauces & More

• Farm Raised Pork & Free Run Chickens

(drug/additive free)

• Fresh, Free Run Eggs

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (21 days)

• Frozen Entrées • Meat or Fruit Pies

• Huge variety of patties for your burgers

• Thanksgiving & Christmas Turkeys by order only

~ ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE! ~

TUES-FRI 9-5 • SAT 9-3

Closed Sun/Mon

BRING YOUR COOLER!

www.rmeats.com

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Road

East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

Granola Bars

by Betty Cooper for

Munro Honey, Alvinston

First prize at Brooke Alvinston

Watford Fall Fair

2½ cups quick cooking rolled oats

1 cup unsweetened shredded

coconut

½ cup chopped raw almonds,

pecans or pistachios

½ cup chopped dried

cranberries

½ cup mini chocolate chips

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup ground flaxseed

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp salt

¾ cup canned pure pumpkin

½ cup Liquid Munro Honey

¼ cup butter melted

1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment

paper for easy removal.

Combine first 9 ingredients, mix well.

Whisk together pumpkin, honey,

butter and vanilla. Stir all together

well!

Bake 25 minutes until golden brown.

3

PICKLES

www.picklesplease.ca

CONVENTIONAL

& ORGANIC

PICKLED PRODUCTS

AVAILABLE

YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

SHOP ONLINE!

Details on website.

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

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

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

4 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

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

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• Natural a

Hive Products & Gifts

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6 IN A JAM Handmade Jams & Preserves

Jams, Jellies, Pickles & Preserves • 519-289-5267

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

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• Live

Entertainment

•S

Special lEven

Events

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Saturday, ay, December er 3 • 10am-3pm

Fletcher St. (behind Library)

SATURDAY FARMERS’

MARKET May-October,

y O 7:30am to noon

on

TUESDAY NIGHT

MARKET in Summer

7

Call us at

519-882-23502350

8

FARM FRESH ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE

OPEN TUES.,

S

FRI. & SAT.

GLUTEN FREE • LOW LACTOSE

SPECIALTY FOODS AS WELL

569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613

8

9 REID’S FARM MARKET

Pure Maple Syrup, Free Range Brown Eggs,

Straw, In Season Produce, and so much

more! Open 7 Days a Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

10 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

An Old Fashioned Country Store

with a Modern Twist!

11

Williamson Farms in FOREST,

TWO LOCATIONS to visit...

FARM:

7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

OPEN: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

COUNTRY STORE:

14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & Ontario Foods

Gis, Home Decor, Kitchenware,

Tea & Teapots, Children’s Toys & Games,

Puzzles, Art Supplies, Cast Iron,

Wall Art, Cards & Children’s Books

Gi Baskets, house-made Fudge

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

LAMBTON SHORES FARMERS

MARKETS Open Wednesdays until Oct. 5th,

8am-1pm in GRAND BEND: 10035 Museum Rd.

on Hwy. 21 • FOREST: Closed for the season.

lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com

11/12

13 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM

Farm Market, Bakery, Hard Cider, Fruit Winery,

Fruit Distillery & Gift Shop. 77697 Orchard Line,

BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local Farm Markets too!

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

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!


FARM

MARKETS!

14

" From our Farm to your Home"

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

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

www.bloomersfarm.com

15 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

16 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET

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

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com

THOMAS BROS

& U Pick Farm

17

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

• Jams • Syrups • Honey • Pickles

• Cheese • Baking • Cras • Candies

18

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OCTOBER

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sausages, ages

burgers, s schnitzel,

pies, ground & more!

5856 56 Colonel on

l Talbot Rd,

London, on, Hwy #4

North of 401 • 519-652-5551

5551

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to Friday

9am-5:30pm,

m 5 Saturday d

ay 9-4pm

Farm Raised

Beef,

Chicken

& Pork

HORTON

FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturdays 8-12

May-Oct.

,

N5P 3T2 • 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

In the Heart of Aylmer - Renovated & Restored

Tuesday Market ~ 8 am to 3 pm

20

May thru October

51 Murray Street, Aylmer • 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.com

21 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

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

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

22

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh Fruit

& Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products: Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

• Our Own

Strawberries

(April to December)

OPEN Daily 9-6, Sun. 10-5

500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!



• Peanut Products

• Preserves

P e erve

s

10-5 Mon &

Wed thru Sat

11-4 Sunday

Indoor/Outdoor Vendors!

11

OPEN

APRIL

thru

DEC!

23

Vittoria ia • 519-426-9222

9222

23

24

25 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

26 WHITECREST MUSHROOMS

Fresh and Frozen Mushroom Products,

Arctic Kiwi, Retail Outlet • 519-269-3534

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

27 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

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

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

28

A complete line

of Apple Products

• Fruit baskets for

all occasions

• Bakery fresh pies,

muffins, cookies

All popular

Mon.-Sat. 9-5(please confirm) varieties

The Apple Place of Apples!

99 Queensway E., SIMCOE • 519-426-0640

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN-STORE BAKERY,

GIFT SHOP & more

• Old Fashioned Sausage • Bacon

• Free-range, drug-free Poultry

519-625-8194

ONLY

LOCAL MEATS

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

OPEN DAILY 10-5

www.porkshoppe.com

29 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET

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

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

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

A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

19

Shop Briwood & Support p

Your Local Farmers

r

Your Produce,

Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food,

Homemade

Baked Goods &

Pet Food Centre

FARM MARKET

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

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

29 MILLBANK

CHEESE

& BU TTER

Naturally Aged

Cheddar & other

Fine Cheese

Products.

Free Range &

Mon.- Sat. 9 to 5

Drug Free Meats

& more.

519-595-8787 millbankcheese.com

• FRESH PRODUCE

• CHEESE

• PORK • TURKEY

Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know about it please. Thanks!

• MAPLE SYRUP

• HONEY • FISH

• HERBS • GARLIC


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

In and around GORRIE, LISTOWEL, MINTO, CLIFFORD & HARRISTON

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

FACTORY YARN OUTLET

INC.

Your Inspiration Store!

KITCHEN

SHOP

GOURMET

DELI

FOODS COUNTER

Winter & Holiday Product Launch: Nov 3–5

Christmas Open House: Nov 17–19

One Stop Shopping for All of Your

Knitting & Crocheting Needs!

230 Elma Street West

LISTOWEL • 1-855-900-3951

ASK ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP CARD!

WWW.YARNFACTORYOUTLET.COMOM

KNAPP’S

SHOES & CLOTHING

“Canada’s Largest Dealer of

Prescripon Orthopedic Footwear”

Drew, Royer, Alden, Red Wing

CURBSIDE

PICKUP

AVAILABLE

105 Elizabeth Street West • LISTOWEL • 519-291-4777

Shop Online www.shopkci.ca • Patio & Take Out

People Like Us

• 58% of women wear nail polish regularly.

• 69% of people save the icing on the cake to eat last.

• 40% of men and 20% of women admit to drinking

milk directly from the container.

• 85% of us eat corn on the cob row by row.

• 30% of women dye their hair, 65% of working

women between age 30 - 50 colour their hair.

• 18% of us twist our Oreos

apart before eating them.

10,000 Square “Feet” of Shoes

4A to 6E in ALL SIZING

165 Wallace Ave. North, Listowel

519-291-4750 www.knappshoes.ca

Closed Sun/Mon

ENGLISH:

WEIRD FACTS

Follow us on

Stewardesses is the longest

word typed with just the left

hand.

Lollipop is the longest word

typed with just the right hand.

No word in the English

language rhymes with month,

orange, silver or purple.

89446 Fordwich Line, Gorrie | 519-335-3213 | www.topnotchfurniture.com

Dreamt is the only English

word that ends in the letters

mt.

The sentence: “The quick

brown fox jumps over the

lazy dog,” uses every letter

of the alphabet.

The shortest and oldest word

in the English language is "I."

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CLIFFORD

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Minto!

| HARRISTON | PALMERSTON

Get ready for the holiday season with our downtown shopping events!

• Harriston Ladies’ Night: Nov. 16th • Palmerston Kris Kringle Market: Nov. 24th

Celebrate the season as we light up our

towns with family-friendly festivities!

• Palmerston Light up the Park: Nov. 18th

• Clifford Christmas in the Street: Nov. 26th

• Harriston Let’s Light it Up: Dec. 10th

Join Minto as we bring the heat to the coolest

event of the year with fireworks &

activities the whole family will love:

• Fire and Ice: Dec. 31st Palmerston

Visit town.minto.on.ca/events or follow @townofminto on social media for the latest updates!

GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!

A Large Selection of Gifts,

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON

www.achesonpharmacy.com

DAVIE’S ANTIQUES

Open p 7 Days y

~ 9am to 5pmp

6,000 0 Square Feet

et

of

•Glass • China

• Furniture

• Old Hardware

r

& Tools

• Nostalgia

2nd Floor

FLEA MARKET

Collectibles, Antiques

& Toys

Anniversary

Sale...

10%-50% OFF

October 11-31

43 Elora St., Harriston • 519-338-2449

A One-of-a-Kind ESCAPE ROOM

in a remarkable heritage building

Beat the Clock • Climb the Tower

Ring the Bell for all to Hear

EscapeTheOldPost.ca

39 Elora Street South,

Harriston • 519-510-2222

Annual

Open House

November 5 & 6

10am–4pm

Drop by

and see how

yarn and

socks

are made!

Mill & Store Open Year Round

Hours

Mon to Fri 9am-4pm • Sat 10am-3pm

5509 Hwy. 9 between

Harriston & Clifford • 519-327-4566

www.alpacatime.ca

Frances’ Helpful Hints

by Frances Botham

1) Did you know that when a broom is hung up it keeps

its shape better and sweeps more evenly than those left

standing? Dip your broom in warm water periodically to

prolong its life.

2) Did you know that baskets should be misted with lukewarm water at

least once a month to retain their supple nature?

3) Feather pillows sometimes acquire a musty odour. Remove the pillow

cover and place the pillow before a fire or near a heat source. Fluff it after

about an hour and turn it over. This intense drying will eliminate the

odour. It does not work when you place the pillow in the clothes dryer.

4) A spice mill or pepper mill should be cleaned occasionally by grinding

a handful of raw rice.

5) Many people are now using kerosene lamps instead of candles

particularly during the Christmas season. Lamp oil in seasonal colours

and scents can now be readily acquired. There is some basic lamp care

that should be followed. Wicks should be soaked in oil before being lit.

When the lamp is lit the wick should be turned down and slowly raised.

Wicks should be only long enough to reach the bottom of the oil

reservoir. Wicks should be so wide that they quite fill the wick holder

without having to be squeezed into it. The wick should be cut in the

shape of an inverted “V”. When it’s time to extinguish the flame put your

hand behind the chimney and blow straight across the top of the

chimney. Do not turn the wick down into the lamp oil reservoir to

extinguish the flame.

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This mural in Harriston by Blazeworks is one of our favourites.

The first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce, using a pewter plate & asphalt.

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

FAMOUS BROASTED CHICKEN,

HOMEMADE MENNONITE MEALS & BAKING!

DINE-IN • TAKEOUT • BAKERY

Mid-November: Many Christmas Goodies Available!

Let us make Christmas baking easy for you.

Featuring over 18 varieties of homemade pies

& many other homemade goodies including

bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.

All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten conscious baking now available!

Store Mon. to Sat. 7am-7pm

Dining Room Mon. to Sat. 11am-7pm

Contactless Pickup is available.

Call 519-595-4407

Enjoy the scenic drive to Millbank, we would love to serve you!

WWW.ANNAMAES.CA | 4060 Line 72 Millbank

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The first video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey, first sold in 1972.

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Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

And now we’re in MILLBANK, NEWTON & BADEN

SPANISH

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Greed bursts the sack.

The countenance is the mirror of the soul.

Faith moves mountains.

The best word is the one unsaid.

The worst hen is the one that clucks the most.

Blood boils without fire.

You can only be really certain

of what is already in your belly.

The lion is not as fierce as it is made out to be.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Each rooster sings on its

dung-heap.

Each Tuesday

has its Sunday.

One talks about the fair

according to how one fares.

The best scribe makes a blot.

Time cures all.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Dirty clothes are washed at home.

The eagle doesn´t waste time hunting flies.

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CANYON - toilet over there

HANGNAIL - coat hook

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PENCHANT - oink

CARPING - engine noise

ADVERSE - product jingle

FOREGROUND - golf course

WARDEN - the combat room

RAMPART - graffitti on the incline

SAFECRACKER - no-fat bread wafer

Christmas at

Castle Kilbride Museum

The table is set, the trees are trimmed,

and the warmth and charm will kindle your

holiday spirit. A tour through historic

Castle Kilbride is truly a magical time.

When we celebrate Christmas with family and

friends, we have the Victorians to thank for many

of its joyful festivities and delightful customs.

Step back in time and take in the sights and

sounds of Castle Kilbride National Historic Site.

Christmas Holiday Hours

The Castle sparkles from

November 16th to January 8th

Wednesday through Sunday 11am-4pm

Admission: Adult $9, Senior/Student $8,

Child (4-12) $5, Family $25

Tickets can be purchased online or in person.

See website for details.

Please check our website or call to verify

hours of operation before visiting.

60 Snyder’s Rd., W. • Baden

519-634-8444 • 1-800-469-5576

Operated By Wilmot Township

www.castlekilbride.ca

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MI

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

Discover

a treasury

of quilting

fabrics

and giftware too!

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and pre-cuts

Baby Flannels Homespun

Sewing Notions Kits

Cobble Hill, Springbok

and Lang Puzzles

Garden Flags Pictures

Crossroads Candles PJs

Home Decor Lots More!

Monday-Friday 9:30 to 6pm

Saturday 9:30 to 5pm

ESTHER’S

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

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County

Amulree

Atwood

Brodhagen

Brunner

Donegal

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Dublin

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NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

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Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

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A W L C R M M J G N I K R O D C X E D J

Z Q E Q Z Z V W F N E W T O N T R F Y Y

K Z W R E J C Q M B A Q I H Y A P R D V

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A J T M I L L B A N K W F P M S O L E I

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D O Y L P R N W H R P I T K H W L L I C

N O G G I X D S C Y L R T A Q B L J U Z

X W W S E Y T U R S U D G C U I P Y J Z

E A D L Y U Q R S K F E P D H T A H Y C

B A O E Q J W X G X N C K S N E A T Z J

F O U S T R A T F O R D D A M U L R E E

P A M G R U B T R A W A X U Z H K L J F

D S N O T K R I K R G L K H L S C I O C

K C O T S I V A T O R M G B R U N N E R

Gads Hill

Kirkton

Kurtzville

Listowel

Millbank

Milverton

Mitchell

Newry

Newton

Poole

Rostock

Shakespeare

Staffa

St. Marys

Stratford

Tavistock

Wartburg

Woodham

• Quilting Cottons • Supplies

• Books • Patterns

• Stencils • Custom Quilts

Gift Certificates

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OPEN: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4

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

www.thequiltplace.ca 519-625-8435

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN -STORE BAKERY,

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and more to come!

• Old Fashioned Sausage

• Smoked Pork Products

• Bacon • Ribs

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• Made from the finest poultry

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*Gluten Free options available

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OPEN DAILY

10 am- 5 pm

HEART ‘N HOME

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity,

perseverance, and to turn

around three times before

lying down.”

heartnhomecreations.com

(519) 662-4962

115A Peel Street, New Hamburg

- Robert Benchley

Dogs!

TAVISTOCK,

SINCE 1931

Restaurant & Catering

GENERAL STORE

Check out our new General Store with homemade preserves,

frozen family sized meals, frozen individual entrees and gifts.

HOURS:

Wed to Sat

7 am to 7 pm

Sunday

9 am to 7 pm

Closed

Mon/Tues

BREAKFAST

All Day!

WED/THURS/FRI LUNCH BUFFET: 11:30am-2pm

Featuring daily homemade classic entrées with mashed

potatoes, vegetables, gravy, soup, salad bar & dessert bar.

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Browse the added 5,000 square feet and 40 new vendors!

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@marketroadanques

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

Roast turkey, roast beef, ef, country fried chicken, rolled

led

stuffed ribs, pigtails, mashed potatoes, vegetables,

stuffing, gravy, salad bar & dessert bar.

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: Sundays 11am-2pm

Scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, hash h browns, baked d beans,

buttermilk pancakes, assorted sweets, mashed potatoes,

vegetables, stuffing, roast turkey, roast beef, cabbage rolls,

gravy, salad bar

& dessert bar.

15 minutes from Stratford

20 minutes from Walters Theatre

30 minutes from Kitchener/St. Jacobs

- Bus Tours Welcome -

For daily special

updates, find us

on Facebook or

Instagram.

Historical i lPictures

& Artifacts from

the Tavistock Area

• • 519-655-2835

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

Clothing,

Jewellery,

Vintage Decor,

the Unique

& More!

31 Water St. S., St.Marys

Little Falls

Artisan

Crafters

Market

29 Water St. South, St.Marys

519-949-3057 • Thurs-Sun

Over 100

Artisans

to choose

from!

Large, varied

selection

of interesting

gift ideas.

Headquarters

of popular

18” doll clothes.

Take Home a

Little Perth County!

83 Queen St. East

ST. MARYS •519-284-0433

www.littlefallscraftersmarket.com

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

166 Queen Street, St. Marys • 519-284-3572

www.chocolatefactory.ca

105 Queen St East • 519-949-7588

TROYER’S SPICES

Recommended

by chefs

We specialize

in salt free

blends & rubs

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

It’s always our pleasure

ST. MARYS

FIND YOUR NEXT GREAT READ HERE

Tuesday 12-5

Thursday 12-5

Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4

Most Sundays 11-4

MUSEUM

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information. ion.

Admission by donation

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

519-284-3556

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

www.stmarysmuseum.caum.ca

Discover Your Family Tree Here!

6 Water Street, Unit 2,

St. Marys 226-301-4391

Up to date

photos

on Facebook

34 Wellington St. N., St. Marys

www.JacobsLiquidaon.com

Open

Mon

to Sat

• TRIBAL • FRENCH DRESSING

•PURE ESSENCE • ROYAL ROBBINS

143 Queen St E, ST. MARYS • 519-284-4436

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95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

Eclectic Treasure

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

Craft something with our

supplies or join a workshop.

Ready-made crafts & gifts

for the non-crafter.

www.stonehomecreatives.ca

MON 10-5 • TUES-FRI 10-5:30

SATURDAY 9:30-4 • SUNDAY 12-3

158 Queen Street East

ST. MARYS • 519-284-9966

Zenfire

Pottery

Over 50 local makers have created

Art from the Heart

Unique gifts and pottery classes!

• Pottery •Books • Jewellery

• Natural Soaps & Body Products

• Cork Wallets & Bags

• Handcrafted Wood Decor

• Earth-Friendly Home Products

Many items online at www.zenfirepottery.ca

114 Queen Street East • St.Marys

Visit our website for

details on pottery

workshops & classes.

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We'll put the coffee on & you can relax & enjoy.

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At an

Optometrist's

Office...

"If you don’t see

what you’re looking for,

you’re in the right place."

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Simple vs. Real Friends

A Simple Friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.

A Real Friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A Simple Friend has never seen you cry.

A Real Friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A Simple Friend wonders about your romantic history.

A Real Friend could blackmail you with it.

A Simple Friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.

A Real Friend opens your fridge and helps himself.

A Simple Friend expects you to be there for them.

A Real Friend is always there for you!

A Simple Friend doesn't know your parent's first names.

A Real Friend has their phone numbers in his/her address book.

A Simple Friend hates it when you call after he/she has gone to bed.

A Real Friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A Simple Friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.

A Real Friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A Simple Friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.

A Real Friend knows it's not a friendship until you've had a fight.

“Beatles in Blue” - November 17th

(at Ye Olde Towne Hall - See Website for Details)

Holiday Extravaganza - November 25th

Ailsa Craig Santa Claus Parade - Dec 10th, 11 am

www.northmiddlesex.on.ca

Over 40 Years in Clay!

One-of-a-Kind Gifts

for any occasion

Unique work featuring

Marilyn Barbe and

Isao & Etzuko Soranaka’s

Asian Collection.

115 Ness St, Ailsa Craig

519-293-3339

TUESDAY–SUNDAY 11–5

www.ailsacraigvillagepottery.com

Ye Olde

Towne

Hall

160 MAIN ST, AILSA CRAIG

www.friendsofyeoldetownehall.org

257 Main St.

PARKHILL

519-294-0752

Open ‘til

Oct. 2nd

In our Retro Parlour atmosphere, enjoy...

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~ Blasts ~ Soft Serve ~ Smoothies

~ Frozen Yogurt ~ Milkshakes

Pre-order Your Ice Cream Cake

Four Seasons

Fashions & More

Ladies Fashions from Tribal®,

CYC, Parkhurst & Pure.

Jewellery, Accessories, Home Decor,

Bedding, Baby and Every Day Gifts

214 MAIN STREET, PARKHILL

519-294-6617

www.fourseasonsfashions.ca

Unique Gifts from Local Artisans

Whimsy

Salon & Gifts

Tuesday to Saturday

145 Main St., Ailsa Craig

519-520-9055

Full Service Family Family Hair Hair Care & Care Nails

OUTDOOR GAMES,

CUSTOM CREATIONS,

CUSTOM WOODWORKING

EPOXY, DIY AND MORE...

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138 Ailsa Craig

Main St.

AILSA CRAIG

519-719-5085

Daily Specials

Homemade

Frozen

Entrees

To Go

OPEN

DAILY 9-3

Closed Tues.

Catering

Available

Homemade

Decadent Desserts

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Magician Maybe

Do you have one of those husbands

who loses something almost every day

of the year? I know I do and it is both

funny and stimulating to watch the

steps happening. They have this magical

talent of making things disappear to

sometimes or never to be found again.

A magician—I think not.

“Honey where did you put my new

socks? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t

seem to find them.” First off, I did not

put away his new socks because he said

he would take care of that job. Oh good,

I thought. If he puts them where he can

find them, he won’t lose them. Right?

Wrong. Most husbands hunt for things

like a packrat looking for grubs. Dig,

dig, dig and repeat. If only when they

were digging they stopped to consider

what they are bypassing, they might

find what they are actually looking for.

Hence, the socks are located near the

top of the pile, just a little to the right of

where you are focusing your search. As

I said, he is a so-so magician.

“I know I left that 3/8 wrench right

here when I went for parts. Did you

move it or put it back?” I’ve learned the

hard way never to put away his tools

until he actually expresses the feeling

that that is a wrap and we can move

onto something else. It’s not that he

doesn’t have at least three other 3/8

wrenches hanging in plain sight on

the hook that says 3/8 but he always

wants the same one to finish the job

he started. Maybe superstition like the

hockey players and their stinky socks.

Who knows? Eventually the wrench

is located right where he left it on the

fender of the vehicle. Tools do not grow

legs and walk away, but you would think

so at times. Funny when he finds it

you hear a quiet little rebuke,”So that’s

where you’ve been hiding.”

There are numbered drawers for

every known piece of ‘stuff’ in the

shed. There are signs and

numbers for all the tools

lining the walls—and

still things magically

move and are placed

Mon-Sat 10-5

By Agnes Burroughs,

Dorchester

in the most unlikely spots. He’s very

organized... maybe too organized. “I

know I put it some place special so I

would remember when I came back

to get it. I just can’t remember where

that special place was.” He tries to recall

what he was doing when he was finding

a spot to put something, so he can recall

where he might have located said part.

This could have been four months ago,

so good luck with that thought process.

I must remark though, that there are

hundreds of parts for very specific jobs

that are unique to certain jobs, and no

others will work. The snow blower is

used only in the winter and has very

specific spools that fit over the metal bars

on the ends of the tractor arms to make

them secure. I say leave them with that

particular item, but no, they must come

into the shed and be placed somewhere

special which eight months from now

will be impossible to locate. Oh well,

the fun part is it keeps us perpetually in

motion looking for one thing, and finding

others we were looking for a month ago.

There is not enough paper to cover all

the things we have lost over the years,

but it sure has been fun losing, finding

and losing again year after year.

Over 17,000 sq. ft.

1175 Hyde Park Road

London, ON • 519-471-2835

memorylaneantiques.ca

Open 7 days Including Holidays

"Whoever said you can't buy

happiness forgot about

puppies."

Gene Hill

Dogs!




Quilting & Sewing Shop


Sewing Machines and Repairs

Fabrics &Notions • Classes

TUES-SAT

9:00-5:30

FRIDAY 9-8

69 Front St. West, STRATHROY

Since 1946

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•Pastries & Cookies

•Custom Cakes

• Fruit Cake

• Christmas Pudding

• Unique Seasonal Products

Please Order Ahead dfor

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She gazed out at the blanket of snow

that covered the backyard. Without

borders its terrain looked foreign, almost

surreal somehow. Except for a few wind

blown drifts, the surface was smooth

and untouched making it look devoid

of character. The sunlight seemed too

harsh and intense, like a spotlight on

an empty stage. It reminded her of an

untouched canvas. Closing her eyes, she

visualized her backyard clearly.

The snow lay flattened in a state

of disarray with hundreds of little

indentations upon the earth as individual

as the flakes beneath them. Tiny

footprints scattered in random patterns

trampled the whiteness making the

yard look worn and valued. The

outline where small bodies

had made angels lay like

empty moulds ready to

be filled with a lifetime

of joy. An abandoned

piece of cardboard lay

beside a fort with two

entrances, and a top

heavy snowman with

one eye seemed to

welcome you into this

white world. Even the

dog had left his trail on

this loving map.

She had spent

many hours in this very

spot in her warm bright

kitchen observing rosy

cheeks, runny noses

and striped mittens.

Her children would

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by Gayle Etherington Black, Ancaster • from Daytripping Winter 2005-06

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play while she would appreciate the

silence of the house. Stopping every

now and then between some domestic

chore, she would marvel at their joy of

being outdoors. A simplistic fun that

cost and required nothing more than

what Mother Nature had provided.

They would reluctantly come inside

bringing with them the delicious scent

of the cold and outdoors. She could still

hear the sound of hats being pulled off

their heads, static making their golden

hair stand on end. Bright eyed and

flushed, they would make a mad dash

to the kitchen leaving behind puddles

of snow and water along with discarded

boots kicked off haphazardly. Soggy

mitts and scarves would lie over

the heat registers filling the

house with the smell of

warm wool.

Opening her eyes,

she smiled as she recalled

those loving memories

like a treasured

photograph. It had been

years since her children’s

world had expanded far

beyond the backyard,

but somehow they were

still here with her.

It was comforting

to know that while the

seasons may change

and the view from the

windowpane may be

different, the past as she

lived it would never be

far away.

MI

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November 4th-6th, 2022

at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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November 12th-13th, 2022

at the Artscape Wychwood Barns

in Toronto

CALEDONIA

Have You Been Wondering

What These Things Are?

These are a

few of the

lile free

libraries we’ve

found in

Southwestern

Ontario

KINGSVILLE

Warning: May cause drowsiness.

…on a bottle of Nytol, a brand of sleeping pills

Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death.

…stamped on the metal barrel of a .22 calibre rifle

Do not use orally after using rectally.

…in the instructions for an electric thermometer

Turn off motor before using this product.

…on the packaging for a Book chain sharing saw file, boxes are set up

used to sharpen the cutting around teeth on the the globe chainto offer

24/7 access to free reads.

Not to be used as a personal Lile flotation Free Library device. puts a focus on

…on a 6 x 10 inch inflatable geng picture books frame out to high need

areas, as well as offering

Do not put in mouth.

a diverse selecon.

…on a box of bottle rockets

Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator.

…on a bag of fresh grapes in Australia

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CALEDONIA

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There are over 100,000 Lile Free Libraries

across over 100 countries, with an esmated

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Visit LFL: www.lilefreelibrary.org

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• Home décor items

• Vintage collecbles

• Upcycled furniture

• Porch decor for any season

• Crystals & gemstones

• Fresh wreaths, greens

& cedar roping

• Custom arrangements

• Pre-made urn insets

• Everything you need

to make your own urn

www.amgardencentre.ca

FRESH CUT PREMIUM TREES!

No hassle tree stands with free tree drilling.

Centre

4171 Col. Talbot Rd.

LONDON (Lambeth)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Ideas for all your indoor & outdoor decorating needs!

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Nov. Door Prizes & Goodies

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It was created by

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White Street

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What Are YOU

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Acrophobia

Agoraphobia

Ailurophobia

Algophobia

Androphobia

Anthrophobia

Apiphobia

Autophobia

Ceraunophobia

Claustrophobia

Entomophobia

Gamophobia

Gynephobia

Hematophobia

Hydrophobia

Iatrophobia

fear of heights

fear of open places

fear of cats

fear of pain

fear of men

fear of people

fear of bees

fear of being alone

fear of thunder

fear of enclosed places

fear of insects

fear of marriage

fear of women

fear of blood

fear of water

fear of doctors

Fall

in the

Mysophobia

Nosophobia

Nyctophobia

Ochlophobia

Ombrophobia

Pantophobia

Pediphobia

Pyrophobia

Sitophobia

Technophobia

Thanatophobia

Topophobia

Trichophobia

Vesophobia

Xenophobia

Zoophobia

is

Air!

fear of germs

fear of disease

fear of darkness, night

fear of crowds

fear of rain

fear of fears

fear of children, dolls

fear of fire

fear of food

fear of technology

fear of death

fear of performing

fear of hair

fear of clothing

fear of strangers

fear of animals

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19. Many hands make light work.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

20. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Better safe than sorry.

21. The bigger, the better.

The best things come in small packages.

22. What will be, will be.

Life is what you make it.

23. Cross your bridges when you come to them.

Forewarned is forearmed.

24. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

One man's meat is another man's poison.

25. With age comes wisdom.

Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings.

26. The more, the merrier.

Two's company; three's a crowd.

27. Seek and ye shall find.

Curiosity killed the cat.

28. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

29. Slow and steady wins the race.

Time waits for no man.

30. The best things in life are free.

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

31. A penny saved is a penny earned.

Penny wise, pound foolish.

32. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Stop and smell the roses.

33. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

34. The early bird gets the worm.

The second mouse gets the cheese.

35. The higher you climb, the harder you fall.

The sky is the limit.

36. Practice makes perfect.

No one is perfect.

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Grandma’s Quilt

Suffering from middle-aged

insomnia, the ad caught my eye.

“Dragon’s Den Fight Over This

Canadian Sleep Start Up.”

Intrigued, I read on.

“This weighted ‘Hush Blanket’

induces sleep and is a revolutionary fix

for sleeplessness.”

Revolutionary? Ha! My Grandma

made the first “Hush Blanket” 70 years

ago. It was a quilt that had to weigh at

least 30 pounds.

My bedroom on the prairies was so

cold in the winter that I could carve my

initials on the frost that had formed on

the INSIDE window pane. You didn’t

need curtains because the ice was so

thick it blocked out the light, the first

“frosted window,” so to speak.

My Mom used to slide one of those

heavy rubber red hot water bottles

wrapped in a towel between the sheets

at the foot of the bed, but it did nothing

to warm up the rest of the mattress.

Hopping around on one foot, trying

to put on your flannelette pajamas

or nightgown (usually made from old

sheets) and then crawling in was a frigid

eye opener. But then it was Grandma’s

quilt to the rescue.

You snuggled in under the flannelette

sheet, topped by a wool blanket with

satin trim, the bedspread, and then

Grandma’s quilt. It was a patchwork

creation, made from dribs and drabs

of material, some as old as Grandma

herself. Some were backed with denim,

others with thick cotton or linen. Some

had tufts of wool sticking out of each

patch. Some had been carted over

from the “old country.” But they all had

one thing in common: they

weighed a ton and once

under them you literally

could not move and

slept in the same

position all night.

The quilts were great

for curing a fever. You

could sweat one out

in a single night.

You’d be soaking wet

By Lee Michaels,

Sarnia

but it was so cold outside the sheets you

didn’t dare try to throw it off, instead

trying to inch your way around to find a

cooler spot on the bed.

But the best thing was the “tickle

blanket” otherwise known as the

universal pacifier. That satin edge was

so soothing. As a pre-schooler, I used to

suck my thumb and rub it along the side

of my face as I was going to sleep. As

I grew older the thumb-sucking stopped

but the tickling did not. Over the years,

the corners became frayed, and at times

a little ratty looking. The tickle blanket

didn’t get washed much because it was

too difficult to put through the ringer

washing machine. Mom would wash

the satin edges and hang it out on the

clothesline to dry, carefully re-sewing the

corners to get the perfect crisp “tickle”

edge. Grandma’s quilt had to be laid out

on bales of hay or the ground to air out

in the summer because it was so heavy

it likely would have pulled the clothesline

pole right out of the ground.

I would love to have Grandma’s quilt

right now, although it would be murder

for a menopausal woman. I never knew

what happened to it or when it simply

disappeared.

I still do have my own “tickle blanket.”

The corners are less grubby but when

the sandman is missing it’s corners take

me back to simpler times and I’m soon

sawing logs, although I no longer suck

my thumb.

How many of you remember

Grandma’s quilt and the tickle blanket?

Editor’s Note: There are still several

of these patchwork, weighty blankets

in my family, passed down from my

grandmother and even my great

grandmother. They may be

tattered in spots and some

patches worn right out, but

are still loved and used

regularly. I particularly

love the patches of

Grandpa’s pants and

Grandma’s dresses that I

remember them wearing

when I was young.

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How to

Bathe

A Cat

STEP 1: Thoroughly clean the toilet.

STEP 2: Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet

water, and have both lids lifted.

STEP 3: Obtain the cat and soothe him while you carry him

towards the bathroom.

STEP 4: In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet

and close both lids. (You may need to stand on the lid

so that he cannot escape). Caution: Do not get any part

of your body close to the edge, as his paws will be

reaching out for anything they can find.

STEP 5: Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides

a power wash/rinse, which I have found to be quite

effective.

STEP 6: Have someone open the door to the outside. Ensure that

there are no people between the toilet and outside door.

STEP 7: Crouch behind the toilet as far as you possibly can,

and with a towel draped over your head, quickly

lift both lids.

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Our

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Friendship

A friend is a present you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is one who makes me do my best. - Oswald Chambers

The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give and take makes good friends. - Scottish Saying

Loyalty is what we seek in friendship - Cicero

To HAVE a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; To BE a

good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings. -

Author Unknown

The real friend is he or she who can share all our sorrow and

double our joys. - B.C. Forbes

A cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on

all around. - John Lubbock

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a

friend better than any possession - Sophocles

In the prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our

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Friendship begins with gratitude. - Gertrude Eliot

If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends. -

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The first incandescent lamp was patented by Henry Woodward in 1874.

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After many years of serving you,

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Once a Home

By Janet Fraser, Chatham

The American dollar goes a lot further in Canada and the Canadian dollar doesn’t get too far

in the United States

The hinges on the screen door creaked

as she slowly pushed it open and stepped

gingerly inside. The old farmhouse had

been abandoned for years, evident by

the broken windows, junk strewn all over

the floor and signs of animal activity.

Broken dishes and shattered window

panes crunched under her shoes.

Tracy stopped and looked around. This

had been the kitchen. Someone cooked

dinner on that white enamel stove as

the rest of the family sat at that table

discussing their day, doing homework,

laughing and at times, crying. Now

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there was only emptiness. She took up

her camera and started taking pictures.

Careful where she set her feet, she

photographed almost every inch of the

room then moved toward the living

room. Debris consisting of a three-legged

chair, straw furniture stuffing, broken

picture frames, and books covered the

hardwood floor.

Taking more pictures, Tracy made her

way toward the staircase. With newels

missing and wooden steps warped from

water damage or missing, she climbed

the stairs using the wall to balance as she

did not trust the railing. There

were three bedrooms and

a bathroom complete with

a broken mirror, a cracked

commode and an enamel

claw footed tub. Chrome

plated fixtures, peeling and

rusting contrasted against the

black and white floor tiles,

pink and blue wall tiles and

the water damaged, mouldy

ceiling.

The first bedroom was

small, wallpapered with

cowboys on horses

brandishing lassos and

six shooters. A twin sized,

brown metal bed frame

and spring were leaning

against a wall and a small

wooden school desk sat in

a corner. Tracy imagined

a young boy sitting at

the desk gluing a model

airplane together. Smiling

she raised the camera to

her eye and took more

photographs. The other

two rooms were in similar

disarray. The larger room had flowery

wallpaper and remnants of a chest of

drawers while the end bedroom was once

painted pink but the plaster walls were

crumbling.

A mother and father and their son

and daughter had lived here. Tracy could

almost hear them getting ready for work,

getting ready for school, getting ready

for bed. The din of a home. She made

her way back down the stairs and out the

back door.

The backyard was overgrown with

vegetation and vine covered trees. A

tire with a rope attached lay under an

old willow tree, weeds growing through

it like a flower planter. A bicycle with

bent wheels leaned against what was

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probably a tool shed. Looking back at

the house, Tracy took more photos of the

sunken roof line and the chimney with

bricks missing. This house was not long

for this world.

Walking toward her car, Tracy pushed

the remote control to open her trunk.

She pulled the camera over her head

and carefully put in its case. Closing the

trunk, she took another look back at the

old house. The house that once was a

home. She opened the driver side door,

settled into her seat, turned the key in

the ignition and slowly drove off down

the gravel road into the setting sun.

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photographed quite a few over the years

and your description brings me back to

them.

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TRIVIA

Answers Below

1. American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson had a hit single called

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a] Paul Anka b] Avril Lavigne or c] Amanda Marshall?

2. What term describes a part of the body only when seated?

3. What is the common name for the High Mobility Multi-purpose

Wheeled Vehicle?

4. What does 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 equal?

5. There is a statue in the park. It has a person on a horse, the horse

has both feet in the air. What does this mean?

6. What do the words “Kayak”, “Level” and “Racecar” have in

common?

7. What happened in Ontario, the winter of 1932 due to extreme cold?

8. Who was the voice of Shaggy on the Scooby-Doo cartoons?

9. In Nelly Furtado’s hit song “Promiscuous Girl,” she makes a

reference to a fellow Canadian. Who?

10. The birthplace of Radar is said to be which Ontario town?

11. What man did Adolf Hitler commission to build his “car for the

people” or Volkswagen?

12. Who appeared as Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies?

13. Who is the person that Narcissus fell in love with?

14. In the 1950’s, who made stars out of “The Comets”?

15. The piano was invented in which country in 1709?

16. Which NHL player retired with exactly 500 goals to his credit?

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pastries that draw customers to this busy

spot in the historic hamlet of Vittoria.

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Norfolk County, minutes from the towns

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miles from the shores of Lake Erie.

burning

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It’s a friendly little community that

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Richard Posavad when he bought the

business about a decade ago. After many

years in the Greater Toronto Area, Posavad

wanted to escape the big city.

“I found a hobby farm near Waterford

(a 20-minute drive from Vittoria) and fell

in love with the area,” he said. “There’s

something about the vibe here. It feels

like you’ve gone back to a better, quieter

time.

“People tell me all the time that they

daytrip to The Good Bread Company

because it’s such a nice retreat and an

easy drive.”

In the early days of the bakery, he and

his business partner, Daniel Pruden, spent

months seeking out and tweaking recipes

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generation, and do an upscale version

that is better than what people expect.”

Among The Good Bread Company’s

best sellers are old-fashioned ginger

snaps, sourdough scones and heritage

butter tarts filled strictly with fresh

ingredients.

“We use a sour dough recipe that

was developed in a monastery and a

150-year-old fruit cake recipe that came

from a friend’s grandma in Quebec. All

the recipes were good to start with and

we made them even better.”

In 2019, The Good Bread Company

outgrew its first home and moved into

a former Baptist church on Vittoria’s

Lamport Street that still has its original

stained glass windows and other

significant architectural features.

Built in 1852, the historic building was

the second oldest Baptist church in Canada

and once had the oldest congregation of

any denomination in Norfolk County.

“We couldn’t resist buying it,” said

Posavad. “It’s perfect for us.” Once

renovated, the old church accommodated

the bakery on its lower level, a café, as

well as a unique hall that was once the

sanctuary on the main floor where

weddings, gift shows, art exhibits and

concerts are hosted.

“We call it Richard’s Hall and it’s very

picturesque,” said Posavad. “The energy

in the hall is very healing and very

positive and we anticipate there will be

many special events held there now that

pandemic restrictions are lifting.”

The kitchens at Good Bread Company

produce about a dozen kinds of chemicalfree

artisanal loaves, all made with

The Good Bread Co. photo

Canadian wheat and rye. Varieties rotate

and Posavad recommends checking out

the company’s Facebook page to see

what is on the menu.

The café offers gourmet sandwiches,

sweets, pastries, and sells a variety of

homemade granolas, pancake mixes,

Mennonite preserves and local honey.

There’s indoor seating but also several

picnic tables outside the café.

The Good Bread Company is located

in a region of the province brimming

with interesting daytripping possibilities.

Vittoria is about a 15-minute drive from

Simcoe, home of the Capitol Arts Market

and The Blue Elephant Artisan Brewery.

It’s 24 kilometres from Waterford’s Alice

Street Antique Market and 11 kilometres

from The Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover

and the Port Dover Harbour Museum.

Visit The Good Bread Company at 15

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Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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they trusted ST393’s literary taste and

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And they welcomed the chance to

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A detective might find that there were

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A smile is quite a funny thing -

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checked this book out for her patron.

Did they chat briefly about the weather,

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Is a family member

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The minister’s sermon

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discarded library book.

Published in 1978, the book’s now

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book card, may no longer be with us.

But they have left their mark on this

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Their fingers opened the

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Likely, by now, they have

been forgotten by others.

But for a few brief moments,

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And they will vanish into

the mists of time when I

discard it.

I think I will keep it for

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