Category Archives: Winter 2011

Town Cop Stan Miner was feared and revered

By Adrian Hayes Stan Miner was one of those rarest of individuals, feared and yet both admired and respected by people of all ages in the community. It’s an enviable reputation considering Miner’s job for almost three decades was to … Continue reading

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Finches at our feeders

By Rick Snider Some of the best close-up looks at birds throughout the year are at birds coming to a winter feeder; and finches are among the showiest and most interesting birds to appear. These sparrow to robin-sized birds have … Continue reading

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Carving his niche

By Cody Storm Cooper One bear that won’t be hibernating this winter is the infamous black bear that lives on the main street of Parry Sound. After years on its James Street pedestal, the bear’s become somewhat taken for granted … Continue reading

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at HOME: Casting new light on CARPETS

By Sarah Bissonette Carpeting has been taking a bad rap in recent years – something two local businesses are hoping to change. With wise purchase choices and basic tender loving care, carpeting is a flooring choice that will meet the … Continue reading

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Treats to trifle

By Charlene Peck  Looking for a way to add simplicity to the mix of Christmas concerts, parties, presents and New Year’s galas this season? Local chef Jim MacCoubrey, and his wife Patsy, a baker, love to incorporate shortcuts into the … Continue reading

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Behind the Little Festival That Grew

By Sarah Frank Long before world-renowned musicians and classical music lovers flood to Parry Sound in July, Festival of the Sound staff are working behind closed doors, to organize a three-week-long music festival. As early as September, they’re working out … Continue reading

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Sunrise groomers

By Charlene Peck Its 6:20 a.m. in the region’s dark January icebox. Local cross-country skiers sleep cozy in warm beds. A few are already lingering over steaming cups of coffee or stoking the woodstove with extra logs, before venturing out … Continue reading

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