Come Join us TODAY– Celebrating a 52 year old Promise Finally Being Kept


Today–May 7th 10 am

The dedication for the new Dunlop Business Park will be at the existing Industrial Business park sign on the corner of Townline where The Brick was once situated. It will be a combination dedication for both the Dunlop and Walsh Business Parks. It will take place today Saturday May 7th. Dunlop Park at 10:00am and Walsh Park immediately following.
Eva Dunlop 1900 and the Adam Dunlop house

When I first walked into the Dunlop home last year with Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from our museum I felt an immediate great sense of responsibility for its legacy and the family that lived there for generations.

Leaving a legacy means leaving behind something that people will remember you by. A family tree such as the Dunlop/Kennys and the Walsh’s is more than just names and places. These ancestors were real people with vibrant lives of their own

I care passionately about history, and our Lanark County ancestors have made an impact on me. Ask yourself– Whose life do you want to positively impact today?  Stay focused on making a difference to others.  People who have been supported and moved by you are the ones who will carry on your legacy.


What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. As family genealogists we don’t want to face the fate of the dinosaurs. We are a vibrant breed and we need to share our love for family history with the next generation.


Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community, and this gesture by the town of Carleton Place has provided so much goodwill to our community. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:” Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. 

Thank you also goes to Jerry Flynn, Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson and Brian Doucett

Carleton Place- I am so proud of you today – Thank you.

Elaine Drummond-So very proud to say, Walsh park is being named after my grandparents, Keith & Barbara Walsh . They both influenced my life in so many ways, as I was privileged enough to grow up living right across the road from them…



Tomorrow would have been Angelo’s 66th birthday— We miss you. Thank you for always believing in Carleton Place.


Come Join us– Celebrating a 52 year old Promise Finally Being Kept


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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