Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s Favourite Things


Well we did the Halloween blog on an almost daily basis so it is time for holiday cheer and what-nots. So let’s start the weekend right..


Find out all about your Holiday events on the Carleton Place Social Scene. Thanks Lisa Strangway




Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.—Dr. Seuss

This weekend celebrate tradition and bring the family. Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.– Come feel the love at Jame’s Holiday Bazaar in Carleton Place.





Finders Keepers? It’s happening this Saturday at the Canoe Club. This is the third year that Monika Henry brings a European flair to local craft shows. Henry’s thoughts is that a trunk or suitcase must be the integral part of the vendor’s display, which is a popular theme in Europe. She was an exchange student in high school, from Switzerland, and married a local boy (Joe Henry – of Kingfish Pumping).  Four & Twenty Blackbirds is her business name, and she creates all kinds of fabric awesomeness, mostly for babies (bibs, burp cloths, soother tethers, etc.) A One-of-a-Kind-Find Craft Show in Carleton Place.

Saturday, November 14at 10:00am – 3:00pm in EST

Carleton Place Canoe Club



Christmas is coming! We are looking for candid photos of your Christmas celebrations in Carleton Place. If you’d like to share your photos from the past with us please email them to . Thank you!

My Favourite Hallmark Movies


Stories I Love You Should Read Again…

My kids know how much I love this story.

2 The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. Originally published as part of Andersen’s fifth volume of Fairy Tales in 1848, The Little Match Girl is an original Andersen story inspired by a Johan Thomas Lundbye drawing and loosely based on an incident that happened to Andersen’s mother when she was a child. Written nine years after Andersen’s friend and colleague Charles Dickens finished Oliver Twist, The Little Match Girl shed a light on a very oppressed and silent group in Europe — its children.


Favourite Cookie (that would be yesterday’s story The Ginger Snap)


The Invincible Ginger Snap Cookies of Carleton Place




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Carleton Place’s Favourite Things– If Oprah can do it we can too!!.. Each blog will have something different.




Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there

My Baby, Just-a Wrote Me a Letter– The Carleton Place Post Office



Holiday Cards Send as late as Holiday Packages Send as late as
Local Delivery December 21 Priority December 23
Within Province December 18 Xpresspost™ December 22
Outside Province December 17 Regular Parcel™ December 11




Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

SnowStoppers® Kid’s Mittens

Winter- hot cocoa, snowfalkes and mittens

Kids stay warmer and play longer with SnowStoppers® Kid’s Mittens The patented Extra-Long Cuff is what makes the difference!

“I originally purchased two pairs of the mittens three years ago and they are still going strong!!! Both my kids have grown out of theirs but I am now passing the older child’s to the youngest and now I’m going to order new ones for my oldest: ) I will always have my kids wear these it protects their wrists and arms from the snow. Best mittens/gloves ever!”

Apple Cheeks
53 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 451-2769


My Favourite Song


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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