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Explore the history of communications with Doors Open Kawartha Lakes on September 8

Kawartha Lakes - On September 8 2019, Doors Open Kawartha Lakes returns with ten brand new sites along with returning favourites to celebrate the importance of communications in our lives. 

From 10am to 4pm, you can visit 14 sites across the municipality and explore the history and current tools businesses across Kawartha Lakes use to communicate.

Participating locations include:

91.9 BOB FM

Alex Paton’s Telegraphy School

Blewett Printing

Fenelon Falls Generating Station

Fenelon Station Gallery

Kinmount Railway Station and Museum

Lindsay Daily Post

Lock 32

Lock 34

Manila Church Guest House and B&B

Manila Library

Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum

North Valentia Schoolhouse

Rotary Trail Telegraph Poles

Communications has evolved over the years and this event allows residents and visitors to witness the history of its development. From reading and writing in a one-room schoolhouse, to sending telegrams over the wire, to looking at the printed word that travelled over rail and water, our forebears laid a path for communication that we still use today.

The event is free and open to all. For more information, visit their website or contact the Doors Open Ontario Committee at 705-324-3404.

Featured Event - Kawartha Lakes Dine & Win

Visit participating Kawartha Lakes Chamber Member Restaurants during the month of March 2019, take a photo of your order and post in this event page using #KLDineandWin.

You could win one of three gift card packages of up to a $200 value to be redeemed at participating Kawartha Lakes Area restaurants! Our local participating restaurants include:

Godfather’s Pizza

At Godfathers Pizza our commitment to our customer is to provide the best tasting, fresh pizza made with wholesome ingredients and 100% mozzarella cheese. Godfathers will continue to provide quality service and superior product to customers, friends and family.

Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio

This fun and casual Waterside Restaurant and Irish flavoured Pub is located at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Great Food, Drink and Service await you!

Sweet Bottoms Coffee

Sweet Bottoms is a unique cafe, it is a coffee and a culinary experience, its the combination of those who prefer great organic specialty lattes, cappucinos, cortados, flat whites and of course our fabulous singe origin coffees. Sweet Bottoms is a “healthy choice” for lunch the cafe offers; excellent *soups, *bisques and great tasting sandwiches (bread baked fresh daily) which are mostly *vegetarian options.

That Place on Cameron

Restaurant and full bar with patio. Located right on Cameron Lake with a beautiful view. LLBO.

The Little Pie Shack

Local favourite, The Little Pie Shack, offers homemade pies, tarts, brownies, squares, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, hot dogs, and so much more!

Ziraldo’s

Inspired by Northern Italian cuisine, we are a family-owned fine dining restaurant that uses fresh and local ingredients to create mouth-watering food!

 
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Call for Submissions

2019 is officially here, and we’d love to hear from you! Our community newsletter, the Town Crier, is released every Thursday at 6 pm. Here are a few different ways you can help us highlight our beautiful town and community:

submit an event

 
Photo credit: Baddow Road Photography

Photo credit: Baddow Road Photography

 

We welcome submissions for local events and activities to submissions@explorefenelonfalls.com. In order to have your event added to our community calendar, please ensure that your submission includes the following: an event title, approximate start and end times, a description, and contact information. You are also welcome to submit an event poster which we will include in our weekly poster pack.

Want greater coverage for your event? We also offer sponsored placement in the Town Crier and on our social media for $25/week for a small spot (300 pixels wide by a max of 300 pixels tall) or $50/week for a large spot (600 pixels wide by a max of 600 pixels tall).

submit an article

 
 

We welcome article submissions with a goal of informing, inspiring, or intriguing our local Fenelon Falls community and the many visitors to our town that subscribe to stay up to date on what’s happening in our community. Some of our most read articles in 2018 ranged from shared special memories and charitable endeavours to community updates and recaps of local events. You are also welcome to include pictures with your written submissions, however if you don’t have any pictures on hand, we will help curate an image that aligns with the theme of your submission. Not sure if we’d accept your article? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have!

Did you know that by submitting an article, you are eligible to receive 2 entries into our monthly contest? To enter, simply include the subject line: Contest Entry in your submission and we’ll include you in our monthly draw for $50 or a special prize (prize may vary).

submit a photo

 
Submitted by Gerda Weilandt

Submitted by Gerda Weilandt

 

One of the most popular submissions we are always excited to receive are photo submissions. For a higher chance of being featured in the Town Crier, please ensure that you are submitting high resolution pictures within Fenelon Falls or the surrounding area. We especially love to see pictures of nature, wildlife, memories or community events.

When you submit a photo, you are also eligible to receive 1 entry into our monthly contest. To enter, simply include the subject line: Contest Entry in your submission and we’ll include you in our monthly draw for $50 or a special prize (prize may vary). This means that you have the opportunity to have up to 3 entries in each month’s draw (2 entries for an article plus 1 for a photo).

CIP Office Hours

Carlie Arbour will be at the Fenelon Falls library on December 6 and 13, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm for office hours and walk ins to discuss the Community Improvement Plan.

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There is over $1 million dollars in financial incentives available through loan and grant programs. Successful applicants will be able to use the funds to improve their commercial, mixed-use, or heritage designated residential buildings.

Funding is available to support eight types of improvement projects:

  1. improving signage

  2. improving façades

  3. building repairs and renovations

  4. accessibility improvements

  5. heritage conservation

  6. outdoor art

  7. outdoor patios

  8. design studies

One million dollars is available in loans to property and business owners across the City of Kawartha Lakes. Loans will be a low interest rate over a five year term. The loan program is especially attractive to land owners who are looking to make significant improvements on one or more story of their building.

Matching fund grants (50% of eligible costs) are available to properties within the downtown areas that completed a Downtown Revitalization project: Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland and Omemee. Grants are available for the signage, façade and building repair and renovation improvement projects.

The Million Dollar Makeover is now open! Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday January 17, 2019.

Call to Entry for Local Artists

Submitted by Janet Tysiak

Janet Tysiak, the secretary of Fenelon Station Gallery, and the Chair of the Victoria County Studio Tour, reached out to us with two different invitations for local Kawartha Lakes artists:

Fenelon Station Gallery

The Fenelon Station Gallery invites area artists to be part of our co-operative group of artists. Applications and information can be found on our website www.fenelonstationgallery.com or you can email us at fenelonstationgallery@gmail.com or contact Maud Skoog at 705 887 3263.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2019.

Victoria County studio tour

Applications are now being accepted for those wishing to become a member of the 34th Annual Victoria County Studio Tour, in the Kawartha Lakes. The Tour takes place September 28-29 and October 5-6, 2019.

Artists in all media are invited to apply. If you do not have a studio, consider applying as a guest artist. Several returning artists would welcome guest artists in their studios.

All new artists will be juried.

For further information and to download an application, visit www.vcstudiotour.com or call 705 887 2229. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2019.

Free Health Clinics in Lindsay

The HKPR District Health Unit is holding a variety of free clinics throughout December, including a no-family doctor immunization clinic on December 4th, and a number of sexual health clinics for women and for men. For more information, locations, or to make an appointment, please call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-477, ext. 2205 or visit their website at http://www.hkpr.on.ca/

Featured Event - A Holiday Art Market

This week’s featured event is the opening reception for Colborne Street Gallery’s latest exhibition, A Holiday Art Market. It features a wide selection of work from local artists as well as artists outside our community. It not only champions original fine art, but it also has a special focus on affordable artwork priced at $400 and under.

If you are a lover of art or are looking for unique gift ideas for loved ones, A Holiday Art Market is a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and support our local creative community.

The opening reception is this Saturday, December 1st from 2 - 4pm.

You can also view a selection of artwork in this exhibition on the Colborne Street Gallery website: https://colbornegallery.ca/holiday-art-market

Have a Holly Jolly...

Submitted by Marina Hodson

While some may call this the best time of the year, others among us may be fretting about the number of things left to do before the big day.

We all know the perils the season brings to our waistline, what we may lose sight of is that it can also threaten our overall well being at times.  So how can you protect yourself and ensure you will be healthy and happy to enjoy this special time with special people?

  1. Continue to exercise and be active. It is easy to let your exercise routine be the first thing to fall off your ever lengthening to do list, but not only will that disrupt your routine and make it harder to get back to exercising in the new year – exercise will give you the energy and stamina to face those other Christmas chores!

  2.  Protect yourself against colds and flu. Whether in the mall, at the office lunch or just meeting up with friends, this busy social time of year leaves us exposed to contagions.  So if you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to get your flu shot and remember the best protection is good hand washing.

  3. Take time for yourself. While this is the season to think of others, running yourself ragged will not benefit anyone. Remember that it should be about being with loved ones and nobody will notice whether you remembered to dust the top of the fridge before they arrived.

So look after yourself as we move into this very special time of year.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

Passport to Christmas

We are excited to reveal our Passport to Christmas contest which will run from December 1st to December 31st, 2018. 

Pick up your Passport to Christmas at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce (15 Oak Street) or from any participating location. Each time you make a purchase at a participating location, you’ll receive a stamp. Receive four stamps by the end of the month and you’ll qualify for a grand prize!

Simply fill out your passport card and submit to the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce or any participating location to enter. The draw will be made on January 9th, 2019.

Participating locations include: Bert's Appliances, Between 2 Lakes, Big Event Floral & Decorating, The Butterfly Boutique, Canadian Tire Fenelon Falls, Colborne Street Gallery, Cornerstone Furnishings, Country Cupboard, Fenelon Cleaners & Solar Coin Laundry, Fenelon Falls Home Hardware, Handley Lumber, Kawartha Lakes Winery, Silhouette Beauty & Medi Spa, The Barn and Bunkie, The Book Lady, The Corral, The Kawartha Store, Watson's Village Shop, and Vision Hair Studio.

We will reveal more details about the grand prize soon!

Good luck and happy shopping 🎁

Santa Supports CIP Funding for Business Owners

Submitted by Jim Armstrong

The Community Improvement Plan is now open for funding applications so Fenelon Forward is hosting a special meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 5:30 to 6:30pm at St James Church Hall.

 
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Carlie Arbour, the person who will be handling applications at City of Kawartha Lakes, is coming to discuss all the details of eligibility and approval process.

There is over $1 million dollars in financial incentives available through loan and grant programs. Successful applicants will be able to use the funds to improve their commercial, mixed-use, or heritage designated residential buildings.

Funding is available to support eight types of improvement projects:

  1. improving signage

  2. improving façades

  3. building repairs and renovations

  4. accessibility improvements

  5. heritage conservation

  6. outdoor art

  7. outdoor patios

  8. design studies

One million dollars is available in loans to property and business owners across the City of Kawartha Lakes. Loans will be a low interest rate over a five year term. The loan program is especially attractive to land owners who are looking to make significant improvements on one or more story of their building.

Matching fund grants (50% of eligible costs) are available to properties within the downtown areas that completed a Downtown Revitalization project: Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland and Omemee. Grants are available for the signage, façade and building repair and renovation improvement projects.

The Million Dollar Makeover is now open! Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday January 17, 2019.