The sweet sounds of the eighth annual Merrickville’s Jazz Fest kick off Oct 11

Submitted Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual edition of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) taking place in venues around Merrickville from Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. We are excited to showcase a terrific lineup of 16 excellent performances again this year. With a great selection of subgenres, featuring up and […]

You provide the student, we’ll provide the rest!

Submitted As parents and students pick up last minute items in preparation of the 2018-2019 school year, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to remind UCDSB families that they don’t need to buy pencils, erasers or other such common classroom items. All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the […]

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]

The CiB Judges are coming to Merrickville-Wolford

Submitted The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is participating in the 2018 Edition of Communities in Bloom (CiB) in the 1,501 – 5,000 Population category along with Hanna AB; Madawaska Valley ON and Prescott ON. The Communities in Bloom judges, Lorna McIlroy from Grande Prairie Alberta & Gaétan Deschênes from Saint-Basile-le-Grand Québec will be evaluating the Village of Merrickville-Wolford on July 17-18-19.  The […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

Construction update on Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge

Submitted Parks Canada’s project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge will continue into June. While the contractor has made progress with several elements of their work their efforts are behind schedule resulting in delay and an extension of the planned bridge closure. While a specific re-opening date is not yet known, the revised […]

Tribute to our legend Stompin’ Tom Connors

Submitted Reserved seating, a cash bar and a great show?! It’s all happening June 16th @ 7 PM as part of the On The Roll Smiths Falls series! Don’t miss the Stompin’ Tom Connors Canadian Tribute Tour, performed by none other than his son, Stompin’ Taw! This show promises to be a STOMPIN’ good time… […]

Burritts Rapids swing bridge

Submitted Parks Canada’s project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge is progressing well. The bridge was partially disassembled and moved to a shop in Merrickville for repairs. As part of these repairs the steel components will be sandblasted, reshaped, and repainted. Similarly, repairs will also be done on the mechanical components of the […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush season extended open daily until April 22

Submitted by Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush Mother Nature is in the Maple Corner this spring! This long lingering cold crisp weather is perfect for maple sap flow. Shirley, Scott & Team Awesome are excited to welcome you to our pancake house and gift shoppe for an extra week of maple season. Scott’s expectation […]