So We’re On Almonte!- For the Love of Fort Mac!




Last week Carleton Place did their Carleton Place Cares benefit for Fort McMurray. JUNE 24TH– Almonte is doing a benefit and I think this is a great time to visit the neighbours and help some more! Carleton Place raised over $12,000- let’s help them exceed that amount!

Johnny Spinks Posted on the event Facebook Page

For most of us, watching the devastation that happened in Alberta was something short of a horror movie. For some though, it was their reality. A reality that will take a long time to recover from – emotionally and financially. As always, our local musicians have banded together to help. Join us for an evening of exceptional music in efforts to help raise some money to help with their journey.

As always, Valley Heritage radio is on hand to help their community. Thank you Jason Marshall, Christa Pare and Mike Cloutier for MC ing. I think we can squeeze a song out of Mike and Christa with Jason on Kazoo! Amazing talents from Jamie and Jeff McMunn, Arleen Quinn, Unwound, Ottawa Valley Country music hall of famers, Dale Ducharme, Mike Hamelin, Rodger Coulombe and Brian Ostrom. Doug and Pam Champagne, George Allen Chenier SR, Johnny and Jack Spinks, Maureen Young, Chris Metcalfe, Marc Gossett, Theresa Bennet Scott, Gord Barnes, and Cooper Street.

You don’t want to miss this show! $10.00 per person, all proceeds going to help!



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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