Hats Off Carleton Place! — A Hard Wood Makeover-Before and After

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Linda is known for her complaining and whining- but she does it when she feels things could be better in Carleton Place. A touch of insanity? Maybe- but no one is perfect. So, on July 31st  Linda complained about a few things again.

While I know sometimes the call of nature comes when you least expect it– there surely should have been another place to put the porta potty on the most photographed tree in Carleton Place on Lake Ave West.

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Maybe it is not a huge deal to some– but honestly, if you are trying to sell the town to tourists– this is not a “good look”!

Thanks go to Joanne Henderson, Manager of Recreation and Culture who came to the rescue– and today the porta potty was moved.

Sometimes words (and apps) are not enough to express how grateful you are. The tree would like to thank Joanne Henderson with a funky tune by Sly and the Family Stone. Thanks also goes out to Nicole Guthrie!

“I want to thank you for lettin’ me
Be myself again..
Thank you!”

 

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Now if you really need somewhere to go down by the docks.. it’s across the road.

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The Constipation Blues in Carleton Place

 

 

 

 

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.

4 responses »

  1. I have never thought of you as a complainer.

    BTW I wrote an email to both the mayor and deputy about the big hedges adjacent to the river in the park. They are high at the south end, and their main function seems to be to prevent us from seeing the river. I suggested that they would at least be pruned back if they were really deemed necessary. That was more than a month ago, and I have received no reply from either person.

    Since I included a photo of an old lady straining to get a look over the hedge, I suppose it could have gone into junk mail, but I do know that I got an auto reply from the deputy saying he was out of town at the time. He has been back for quite awhile now.

    Anyway, with your connections and clout …

    Or maybe I am the only person in town that sees cutting off the river from us townies as being a problem.

    I think I will post the above as a reply on FB as well now that I think about it. I have been wondering what to do about this.

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