MAY 2013 Table of Contents
Hyper and hilarious puppies
By Doug Smith
In May, baby chipmunks emerge from their nests. The young are miniature versions of the adults and race around the yard, popping up in unexpected places.
Inspiration through play
By Karen Wehrstein
Col Mitchell has created a new art form she describes as contemporary paper art. The three-stage process is something this mixed media artist enjoys.
Canine companions share celebration
By Scott Turnbull
For many couples, the dog is an important part of the family and as such, they want to involve the pet in their special day. Some choose to have their dog walk down the aisle while others just include their pooch in the pictures.
Wed on the Water
By Norah Fountain
Whether travelling a new route, hosting a picnic or sharing a fireworks display with the whole lake – weddings on the Segwun and Wenonah II are always memorable.
Classic Muskoka décor for the big day
By Dawn Huddlestone
With a backdrop of Muskoka’s natural beauty, many brides and grooms choose to bring that theme indoors by adding cottage-style, natural or rustic décor.
It was a great era!
By Eric Potts
Huntsville’s Ed Terziano was born in 1920, the same year that Bigwin Inn opened on Lake of Bays. He shares his memories of working at the famous resort.
Chautauqua romantic rebirth
By Allan Cook
A shared vision brought Gary Froude and Gayle Dempsey together. They are working tirelessly to promote the arts and revive Musoka Chautauqua.
Those wanting to know about Muskoka’s water and wildlife can’t miss the Muskoka Stewardship Conference. Hear the music from Abbey Road at Algonquin Theatre.
Budget cuts mean changes are coming to Muskoka’s hospitals. Huntsville’s Dara Howell will ski at the 2014 Olympics. Muskoka Watershed Council has new friends.
Taste of MuskokaBy Dianne Park Thach
Wolff’s Den Café offers European flavours at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst.
By Heather Douglas
Time spent in the Orient has influenced the décor in the Huntsville condominium owned by Ted and Carol Purvis.
By Don Smith
By Cynthia Smith
By Susan Nairn
Groom Andrew Irvine (centre) and his groomsmen show off their kilts.
Photo by Selina Whittaker
Toys of Summer 2013
Paddling - a Muskoka tradition
By Bill FarnsworthCanoes are getting easier to steer in the water and lighter to carry, thanks to new materials. Many kayaks are built with more durable materials. The result is more fun.
Add toys for more water fun
By Bill Farnsworth
A rope swing attached to a water trampoline and a floating pad for a gang to share are some of the new toys.
A dock can expand your living space
By Dawn Huddleston
With a quality dock, you have a living room right on the water. A floating swim raft is another great addition.
Fun after dusk
By Allan Cook
Spending the evening around a fire is great family time. Many people are choosing a firepit or outdoor chimney as part of their property’s landscaping.
Fun and practical boats
By Bryan Dearsley
From the basic punt to the classic Boston Whaler, there are countless rough water boats to choose from. For those wanting more adventure, there is an Air Rider hovercraft.
Surfing lifestyle hits Muskoka
By Bill Farnsworth
An introduction to surfing in California inspired Richard Hatkoski to design a surfboard that works for Muskoka.