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