Crikeys! The Elves Have Been Busy in Carleton Place


Have you seen the newest addition to Ralph Shaw’s sign by the old clay pits where the Carleton Place alligator Digger used to hang out? It is kind of a temporary “2015 addition” in homage to Digger on the corner of Francis and Lake Ave East. As you know the old original alligator sign is safe and hanging in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.


Of course I am ”outta control” as some say, but I sure would love to see that small piece of corner become homage to our legend, not only for us, but for the tourists that come to town. Another item on my bucket list — if you saw my Market Square idea yesterday. But, since new neighbours will be movin’ in soon into the new development, I could see a tiny park on that corner with chess boards on top of those tree stumps and a bench and maybe a permanent sign or something to Digger. Wouldn’t it also be nice if Birgil would have the old Brickyards, or something to that effect mentioned in the names of those new buildings?


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Thanks to Ralph Shaw for his sense of humour and to 53 Colours for indulging me again.


Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

Dream 1 for Carleton Place–

Back to the Future— Carleton Place—- Project Tim Horton’s

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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