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Lanark County to unveil food and drink trail at stakeholder session Oct. 23

Submitted The Lanark County Tourism Association (LCTA) is pleased to announce that Lanark County’s first food and drink trail program guidelines will be officially unveiled to stakeholders on Oct. 23 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lanark County Administration Building. This stakeholder session is the second meeting held to gain feedback on the […]

Chamber celebrates Small Business Week with Awards of Excellence

Submitted Small Business week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada that was first organized in 1979 by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). With events happening across the county, the week is an opportunity to bring small business owners together to network and celebrate achievements. And Small Business is a big deal […]

First Teen Art Show at the Carleton Place Public Library

Submitted Join us for our first Teen Art Show at the Carleton Place Public Library. We’re excited to present “TEN: TEN TEEN ARTISTS, ONE GALA EVENING”  on  Friday, October 19/18, 6-8pm at the Carleton Place Public Library, 101 Beckwith St., 613-257-2702.  Ranging from drawings to stop motion art, it’s bound to be an interesting evening from […]

Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce hosts All Candidates Night with municipal election just weeks away

Submitted Your community needs you to VOTE! Come out and meet the candidates who are vying for the opportunity to represent you on our Town Council for the next four years. The Chamber of Commerce wants to help you learn more about the candidates – why they are running and how they plan to contribute […]

Local Media to host Candidates Open House Oct. 3 in Carleton Place

Hometown News joins Metroland Media (The Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian Gazette) to host a drop-in open house on Wednesday, Oct.3. Carleton Place residents will have the chance to connect with their municipal and school board trustee candidates on a more personal level. During the informal evening, residents are invited to connect with the candidates, who will […]

Let’s Eat: Capone’s Deli

Brian Turner After only one season of a very successful run at being Carleton Place’s go-to food truck (the former Mike’s Fries) operator Matt Maurice joined with his wife Lea to move up the food chain ladder to create a diner/take-out with a difference on Bridge Street. Capone’s Deli launched with a very busy soft-opening […]

Bears drew short end of the stick on Friday night against Carleton Place Canadians

Submitted When it comes to the matter of hockey, there is absolutely no love lost between the two longtime Lanark county rivals of Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. The Bears ultimately drew the short end of the stick in the fast paced and very physical Friday night game against the Carleton Place Canadians in a […]

Celebrating the Opening of the OVRT Fri. October 5th

Submitted Please join the Warden and Councillors of Lanark County for a ceremony to mark the official opening of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at the under the overpass at Highway 7 in Carleton Place, on the trail. The celebration marks […]

Libraries across Lanark County celebrate Ontario Public Library Week

Submitted October is Canadian Library Month. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 14-20, 2018. Libraries are Ontario’s farthest-reaching, most cost-effective community resource – providing high-quality education and lifelong learning, fostering community economic development and reducing the impacts of poverty. […]

Tiny homes versus large scale development

Brian Turner At a regular session of Carleton Place council’s planning and protection committee meeting held on Sept 18th, residential housing proposals from both ends of the size spectrum received a lot of attention and prompted a great deal of discussion. Tiny homes hit council’s attention in June of this year when Terrilee Kelford […]