Carleton Place hires new CAO

Submitted Mayor Louis Antonakos and town council are pleased to announce Diane Smithson has been appointed as the Town of Carleton Place’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to begin in March 2018. Smithson was recruited after an extensive nationwide search by Ravenhill Group Inc. a Toronto-based executive search firm specializing in municipal searches. “Diane has […]

It’s a Wonderful Mississippi Mills Life!

Submitted After great success with last year’s Christmas parody based on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Puppets Up! Presents is back!  This year’s seasonal show is loosely based on Frank Capra’s beloved film It’s a Wonderful Life. A slightly naughty adaptation of this classic Christmas tale tells the story of a man who has sacrificed […]

Christmas celebrations in Mississippi Mills kick off on Saturday

Submitted It’s no secret that there’s something special about the Town of Mississippi Mills, which includes the town of Almonte, the village of Pakenham, the former Township of Ramsay as well as the hamlets of Appleton, Clayton and Blakeney — and Christmastime is no exception. The holiday season begins with A Pakenham Country Christmas on […]

Agriculture development guide on the way for Mississippi Mills

Harrison Field The Municipality of Mississippi Mills councillors heard on Nov. 7 from Teri Devine, the agriculture and rural economic development advisor with the Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, about an agriculture and economic development guide that is being developed.   The resource guide has been developed in order to point out […]

Mississippi Mills council still debating new signs

Harrison Field It is one step forward and two steps back for a new Mississippi Mills welcome sign, as the latest design was not approved by council.   “Right now the signs are so shabby I just want to get something done,” said Councillor John Edwards.   The council will be looking to get quotes […]

Annual SchoolBOX charity fiesta comes to Almonte on Nov. 4

Submitted Affectionately known as ‘the little charity that could’, SchoolBOX started with little more than a notebook and a pencil, and a dream to educate children in Nicaragua. At this year’s annual Latin Fiesta on Nov. 4 at the Citivan Hall in Almonte, community members will rally together to support the construction of SchoolBOX’s 100th […]

What are you thankful for?

Jane Hobson Ah yes – the September heatwave has come and gone. School is in full swing. Pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. The air is fresh and cool once again as colourful leaves float to the ground. October has arrived. Thanksgiving seems to be one of the few times of year when people genuinely — […]

Mississippi Mills Oct 3 Council Highlights

Janet Morrison and Fraser Scantlebury, along with youth from Mississippi Mills came out to highlight the achievements of the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre after their first year in operation. There are more than 188 youth who take advantage of the programs and the Youth Centre is looking to expand their drop-in hours, programming and building […]

The Hunger Stop hosts a garden party to announce Great Veggie Grow-Off winner

Circle the date October 14! Yes, that’s right, sun or rain from 11am to 1pm; we are having a garden party at the Carleton Place Community Garden at 176 Townline Road in Carleton Place (access through St. Gregory Catholic School parking lot). We are celebrating the rejuvenation and expansion of the Carleton Place Community Garden […]