Beer, Wine and Spirits: Orange wine

This is the latest craze in the wine world. I will concentrate on just a few Orange wines from Ontario, B.C., France and Spain. We just returned from a long weekend in Niagara-on-the Lake staying at a beautiful and relaxing B&B. Our first stop was to say hello to the Winemaker, Ann Sperling, but we […]

Let’s Eat: The Galley

No matter how you get there, it’s worth the trip! We are undoubtedly blessed with a proliferation of quaint picturesque small towns and villages and especially fortunate to have the added benefit of those communities located on one of our region’s many breathtakingly beautiful waterways. One such location is Portland on the banks of the […]

Let’s Eat: Maverick’s Donuts Company Carleton Place

Elevating a simple pleasure to new heights If you ever wonder if we obsess on donuts, consider that Canadians consume more of them per capita than any other country in the world. Like hockey, maple syrup, and moose, we’ve adopted them into our national identity. So, it really isn’t a surprise that when Shannon and […]

Let’s Eat: Gather

Where friends and great food meet In June, Perth’s beautiful heritage downtown welcomed an exciting new food neighbour, Gather, located at 40 Gore Street East. Owned and operated by the team of Kerri Smith and James Gallant, it has quickly developed a strong following among local residents and visitors alike. Of all the restaurants and […]

Let’s Eat: Fat Bastard Burritos; quality shines

There’s been a recent influx of Mexican themed diners and take-outs in the region, and judging by their growing customer base, they’re enjoying success and filling a need. But there still a certain segment of the dining-out crowd that shuns Mexican cuisine fearing an excessively hot palette. Fat Bastard Burrito dispels that myth quickly and […]

Sagar Indian Cuisine applies for CIP funding

During Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, senior planner Karl Grenke presented a report to council from the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Evaluation Committee. Ummed Singh, the owner of the property at 21 Main Street East, formerly KFC, applied for funding under Program 2 of the Community Improvement Plan. The funding would be used […]