We Are Everyday People in Carleton Place


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Photo-Steve Yaver

Sometimes we’re right and sometimes we can be wrong
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group we’re in
We are all everyday people

The Dunlop Business Park -THANK YOU Carleton Place



Photo-Steve Yaver



Photo-Steve Yaver

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.



 Photo–Downtown Carleton Place BIA— FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.



Photo–Downtown Carleton Place BIA

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together


Photo–Downtown Carleton Place BIA

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.



Photo–Downtown Carleton Place BIA

People need to spread love towards strangers. We all bleed the same blood and we are all part of  the community.



Photo–Downtown Carleton Place BIA

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.


Photo-Linda Seccaspina (Kory Earle)

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.



Photo-Linda Seccaspina

Working together in concert more smoothly not only helps us move more quickly; it changes the nature of what we can undertake. When we have the confidence that we can orchestrate the group effort required to realize them, we dare bigger dreams.




There should be no excuses ever about working together for one great goal–Photo-Steve Yaver



A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.


Photo-Steve Yaver


Photo-Steve Yaver


Photo-Linda Seccaspina



Photo-Linda Seccaspina


Brad Occomore at Family Fun Day-Photo-Linda Seccaspina

What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.



Photo-Steve Yaver

PLEASE NOTE– I never made it out to the Geeked Out Event at Murray’s Flea Market on High Street as I had a meeting and ran out of time– but great job Shannon and Joyce!


Photo-Steve Yaver

We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together. We are all everyday people!

The Dunlop Business Park -THANK YOU Carleton Place



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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