Category Archives: Fall 2011

Finding sanctuary on The Bay

By Lynne Atkinson The Jewetts are part of a Buffalo, New York collection of summer residents scattered around Pleasant Island and on the mainland shores of Gower Bay. Kent Jewett’s parents settled decades ago among a sparse and hardy group … Continue reading

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Flying through adversity

By Charlene Peck When Parry Sound teens George Ryder, Midford Kitchen and Bert Federico learned an air cadet squadron was starting in their hometown, they were quick to sign up. “I’m pretty sure it was started in September of 1943 … Continue reading

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Bay crossing honours young neighbour

By Sarah Bissonette Between Cabot Head on the Bruce Peninsula and the Pointe Au Baril lighthouse is 70 long kilometres of Georgian Bay. It’s a distance Pointe Au Baril cottager Dr. Bruce MacNicol now knows intimately. In just under11 hours … Continue reading

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Our wild fungi

By Rick Snider After a rainy spell in late summer or fall, look closely along trail edges and in woods or fields and you are sure to see some of the roughly 2000 species of mushrooms that could be growing … Continue reading

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Jingling steps in the spirit of healing

By Charlene Peck When Audrey Tabobondung was initiated as a jingle dress dancer this summer, she stepped into the final stretch of a long journey of healing. At age 73, she figures she’s probably one of the oldest women to … Continue reading

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A house is for living in

By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon No matter your age, gender, skills or experience, Allan Mackie says it’s better for you to build your own home than to have someone build it for you. And if you can build it with logs, so … Continue reading

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A log house: Can you really build it yourself?

By Allan Mackie From The Owner-Built Log House You’re never all by yourself as long as you have the ancestral dream. This reassures you that many others, just like you, have built their own log homes; therefore, you can too. … Continue reading

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