Dolly, Dickens and Doggies —Episode 2— Carleton Place’s Favourite Things


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



Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and head down to Downtown Carleton Place on November 19th for Sales, Prizes, Refreshments, a Fashion Show and Fun!

at 1:00pm8:00pm
Shop and Dine in Downtown Carleton Place!
Paint With Janet
Wednesday, November 18–at 6:00pm in EST

Come out and eat, paint, be merry and help a local family in need. This helpful fella will be painted with palette knives so you will learn some new painting techniques.

$60 includes an amazing entree from Slackoni’s and then after dinner we paint (beverages extra). Proceeds go to the Barrie foundation

Dinner at 6pm and we should be finished painting by 9:30pm

Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine
35 Mill Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 1T6

carleton placesanta

A Whoville Christmas –  Carleton Place 2015 Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 28th 5 pm— FACEBOOK PAGE


A Message from Kory Earle of People First of Lanark County

Dear: Friends, Community Members, Business, Organizations, Families and Politicians,

People First of Lanark County is once again hosting a Christmas Day Dinner for the community. Our Christmas Day Dinner will take place at the Carleton Place Legion, from 11a.m. until 4:00p.m.

It takes a lot of generosity from the community to put this dinner on. We are asking for your help with the following items:
Turkey, Stuffing, Ham, Gravy ,Carrots, Brussel sprouts, Corn, Potatoes, Rolls, Butter, Pickles, Cranberry sauce, Pies for dessert (or) , Cake for dessert, Coffee / tea, Juice / water / pop, or any toys for the Children, Mitts for everyone
If you are donating a Cheque, Please make it payable to- People First of Lanark County.

All donations will be accepted until December 18, 2015, As this will give us time to prepare for our annual Christmas Day Event!
If you are interested in donating or helping out, Please call me at- (613) 451-0051
Thank you,
Kory Earle



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 Christmas Movies– A Smoky Mountain Christmas with Dolly Parton

Stories I Love You Should Read Again…


 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first released on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. With A Christmas Carol, Dickens hoped to illustrate how self-serving, insensitive people can be converted into charitable, caring, and socially conscious members of society. With each Ghost’s tale functioning as a parable, A Christmas Carol advances the Christian moral ideals associated with Christmas—generosity, kindness, and universal love for your community.

Favourite Cookie– Christmas Sugar Cookies from one of my faves— The Gooseberry Patch

Submitted by: Kris Kellis from Salisbury, NC
Originally shared on the web 07/31/2012

1/3 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. shortening
1 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 T. milk
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla extract
1/8 t. salt
In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and chill dough for 3 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/8-inch thickness; cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes, or until golden. Makes 2 dozen.

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

Seen at the IDA in the Carleton Place Mews

What is more Canadian than Laura Secord candy as a gift. 

In 1913, Frank P. O’Connor opened a small candy store in Toronto where he sold hand-made chocolates. He named his store after Laura Secord, the Canadian heroine who was a symbol of courage, devotion, and loyalty.

Laura Secord began as a single shop on Yonge Street in Toronto. O’Connor turned the flat above the shop into a kitchen and prepared his own products. Success prompted the company’s expansion across Ontario and Quebec. In the 1930s, an office was opened in Winnipeg and pharmacies began carrying Laura Secord products.

By 1950, there were as many as 96 shops in Ontario and Quebec, and Laura Secord chocolate was a well-established family tradition. Starting in the late 1960s, ownership of Laura Secord changed on several occasions. As of February 2010, Laura Secord is owned by Jean and Jacques Leclerc, two Quebec businessmen. The current owners belong to a family with over a century of experience in the food-processing industry. Together, the two businessmen possess close to 60 years of industry experience. Laura Secord continues to use its time-honoured recipes and is as dedicated to quality and excellent customer service as ever. Every product comes with an unconditional guarantee of quality.

As for the monkey hat– well I really think that is a hoot..:) Everyone should have one.:)




Seen at Natural Pet Foods on Bridge Street in Carleton Place –artwork for both pets and their humans! Would make a great gift for others and maybe yourself? 🙂

Natual Pet Foods

61 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2
(613) 253-7387


Favourite Holiday Songs –Sugar Plum Fairy

Related Reading

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

The House That Rose Out of the Embers —- Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour

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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