Read All About it in Your Hometown News





Local Carleton Place promoter and resident Sarah Cavanagh has an article on page 12 about the facelifts to Carleton Place arena. She also also wrote the piece about the Carleton Place free Christmas dinner.


When Corn Doesn’t Grow- Neilson Chocolate Will– by Linda Seccaspina



“William’s Grandmother sent them money to make a fresh start, so Neilson decided to open a grocery store in Toronto in 1867. Sadly, he didn’t have much luck with that store and the business went bankrupt three years later”.

To read the rest of the article I wrote, check it out on page 16 about the Neilson family.

Now available in Carleton Place–You can pick up the free newspaper at a multitude of places in Carleton Place like: FreshCo  and Independent.



From the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum’s Facebook page:

On page 16 of the new “Hometown News” paper, I discovered an article about the Neilson family of Appleton. Did you know that William Neilson – a local lad – was THE William Neilson Limited of ice cream and chocolate fame??? A quick search of our collection revealed this Christmas card sent to local tobacconist Henry Schwerdtfeger from William

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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