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

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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