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Friday August 25

The Rosseau Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 2 pm, located at the end of Short Street at the Beach/Waterfront site on Lake Rosseau off Hwy 141 – come by car, boat or plane. Weekly live entertainment under the gazebo offers a wide selection of great local artists.  From folk, to steel pan music, from easy rock to some lively fiddle playing, there is something for everyone.

Bracebridge Library, 94 Manitoba Street, 705.645.4171 ~ Science North En Route will host fun, interactive Build it up! workshops (1:30pm to 3:30pm) followed by an amazing show with the Bluecoat scientists. Event is free. Registration required. All ages welcome.

The Baysville Farmers’ Market, 2 – 6 pm, 2611 Muskoka Road, boasts a nice array of vendors selling fruit and

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Friday August 18

The Rosseau Farmers' Market - come by car, boat or plane! Located at the end of Short Street, at the Beach/Waterfront site on Lake Rosseau, off Hwy 141. Weekly live entertainment under the gazebo offers a wide selection of great local artists.  From Folk artists, to Steel Pan Music, from Easy Rock to some lively Fiddle playing, there is something for everyone.

Huntsville violinist Martha Kashap performs with Saskatchewan pianist Renee DeMoissac. Tickets available at the door - All Saints' Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville, 7:30 pm

Steve Patterson at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, 37 Main Street East, 8 pm, 705-789-4975. With numerous 'Best Stand-Up Comedian' awards to his credit, and national recognition as host

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Friday August 11:

Join in an evening of fun and intrigue as local actors present a Murder Mystery in an Italian restaurant! Maybe you will be the one to figure out “who done it?”! Friday, August 11th at 7 pm Trinity United Church, 33 Main St. E, Huntsville Tickets: $15 - Available at the Trinity Church Office 705-789-5660, or from Treasures $ Trophies, Main St., Huntsville.  Dessert, Coffee & Tea will be served.

Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul. This award-winning company of Canadian and Spanish singers, musicians and dancers deliver the power of this expressive art with elegance and passion. The Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to enthral audiences, eliciting shouts of “ole” and

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Friday August 4, 2017

Sawdust City Music Festival, August 4, 5, 6, is showcasing 3 nights of music at the Sawdust City Brewery, 397 Muskoka Road North in Gravenhurst. Enjoy music at the Opera House, a free Songwriters’ Workshop, a Sawdust Stripped Down acoustic series, and a free concert on Sunday evening as part of the Music on the Barge series (a 50+ year tradition). Additional artists are listed on the web site:

Baysville Farmer’s Market, 2 pm – 6 pm, Baysville Country Store, 2611 Muskoka Rd. 117. This lively market boasts a nice array of vendors selling fruit and vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish and seafood, baking, arts and crafts and Thai food. There are over 12 vendors selling different items such as

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Friday July 28

Baysville Farmers’ Market, 2 – 6 pm located at 2611 Hwy 117 (Baysville Country Store). What a great way to start the weekend!

Saturday July 29

Huntsville’s Farm Fresh & Homemade 100 km Market, 9 am – 2 pm, West Street South beside Pharmasave. Shop fresh and local.

Lake of Bays Brewery in Baysville has Max Marshall from 1 – 4 pm in the Beer Garden, part of their Summer Saturdays Music running each Saturday until September 3.

Nuit Blanche North in downtown Huntsville, 8 pm – 2 am. Get ready to light up the night at the 6th Annual Nuit Blanche North. The magic of Nuit Blanche North returns to Huntsville’s downtown core, bigger and better than ever.  Encouraging hands on involvement and challenging perceptions and perspectives,

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Friday July 21 

Downtown Huntsville’s 40th Annual Midnight Madness • Huntsville’s quaint Main Street is closed to cars and open to everyone for a Friday evening street festival with family fun, live music, great food and shopkeeper specials. The fire flies dance ‘til midnight and so will you!

Muskoka Ribfest runs Friday through Sunday at the Muskoka Wharf, 821 Bay Street in Gravenhurst. Family friendly, food, entertainment with over 100 boat and cottage exhibits.

Saturday July 22

Huntsville Horticultural Society Garden Tour 2017Tickets and maps available at Sandhill Nursery and Treasures and Trophies.

Huntsville’s Farm Fresh and Homemade 100 km market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on West St. S. beside Pharmasave. All vendors grow, produce or

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Summertime and the livin' is easy! Doesn't that famous lyric conjure up the best about Muskoka summers? Here is just a very small sampling of the many wonderful things available to check out.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts 55th Annual Summer Show

Friday July 14, 10:00am-6:00pm at Annie Williams Park:  200 artists from Muskoka and across Canada show and sell their handmade artwork

Baysville Farmers' Market

Fridays from June until September, 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Taking place at the parking lot next to the Fuel Emporium, Baysville at the Baysville Country Store, 2611 Muskoka Rd. 117, this lively market boasts a nice array of vendors selling fruit and vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish and seafood, baking, arts and crafts and Thai food. 

Kurtis & The

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We are so fortunate to celebrate this incredible milestone in Canada's history. Where we live in Muskoka, Canada is truly represented here with it's rugged terrain and beautiful granite outcroppings, majestic forests and pristine lakes. The True North Strong and Free exists in Muskoka and I, for one, am grateful that my European parents decided Canada was the best place to live and raise a family and became Canadian citizens in 1953. It was true then and it is true today. Thank you Canada for making this the best country in the world to live.  I'm proud to be a Canadian!


Helen Thompson


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Finally.  For all Muskoka cottage owners out there, this May long week-end marks the official beginning of our cottage season. As always, you have your regular “opening the cottage” checklists that are specific to your cottage.  This year, you may want to consider a few things to add to your exterior list so that you can spend less time maintaining and more time enjoying your cottage in future years. 

Here are three best value maintenance upgrades to consider:

Decks and Docks

Staining and repairing decks and docks is a tedious, time-consuming chore.  Think about replacing old wooden decks and docks with an eco-friendly composite product like Trex. It has the texture of wood but none of the maintenance.  It comes with a 25-year warranty!


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The Spring Real Estate Market has sprung in Muskoka and hold on to your hats!  It is very brisk and many well-priced properties are disappearing overnight.  If you're looking for your special waterfront cottage in beautiful Muskoka, do your financial homework first.  That way, when you see the property of your dreams, you will know where you stand and be able to make decisions faster!  We're ready to ride the wave with you so don't hesitate to contact us as soon as you see something that speaks to you.  We'll pull additional information for you, we will preview a property for you if you cant get here on short order.  We're equipped to handle the rush.  With electronic signature capabilities at your fingertips, we will put together an offer for you in

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