What Would You Do With a Carleton Place Scarf?

Welcome to our daily–“What Would You Do With a Carleton Place Scarf?”–Answer?

BUY YOUR Carleton Place scarf at WISTERIA 62 Bridge Street–Support your community!


Next year a different one comes out and they will become collector items! 

This years recipient of funds raised from the sale of scarfs goes to: the Carleton Place Arena Staff Association. They have been fundraising for over 20 years. They have volunteered their time for numerous events, raising money and donating back to the community. Here are some of the initiatives they have fundraised for are:

– Construction of arena #2
– Spectator seating for arena #2
– Arena boards
– Nets for arena
– Upgrades to the lower washrooms
– Televisions for the upper hall
– Donations to both Girls and Minor Hockey

                            “We would enjoy a nice bottle of wine with it!”
Maryanne Harrison and & Harold Walther from Carleton Place Winery
20 Lake Avenue East Carleton Place, (613) 253-1007
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                                   “I would just pose silly with it at work”

Samantha Van Rompaey from our local beloved Canadian Tire Gas Bar on the corner of Lake Ave West and Bridge Street

                                               “I’d Wear it rockin’ my boots”

                                               Kassy from  Canadian Career Academy

                                              92 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V3
                                                          Phone: (613) 257-3237
“The scarf along with fabulous jewelry would make a favourite fashion accessory”
Gail Sheen-MacDonald-Wisteria
62 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V3
                                 “I’d hug it and squeeze it and call it George!”

Johnny from Body Graphics Tattoo–(613) 257-4312

120 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V5

                                       “I’d change it from the CPHS Colours!”

Rocky from Body Graphics Tattoo–(613) 257-4312

120 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V5
                             “They would use it as a base for a Carleton Place Soup”
I grew up working in the church kitchens at the age of 6 at the Anglican Church in Cowansville, Quebec under my Grandmother’s watchful eye. These women are MY women– and how you could not love them? Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you the women of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carleton Place.

                   “I’d wrap it around my old lady and hold her tight with it”

Peter from Body Graphics Tattoo–(613) 257-4312

120 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V5
“I’d wear it every single day and snuggle with it!”                                                                                                Kate Murray

            Staff – Office Support—Downtown Carleton Place—136 Bridge Street

Today we took a pause today in our Carleton Place scarf campaign to honour those no longer among us.
There was no one home when I dropped into the Vacuum Service Outlet so I took a picture with the iconic now you see him-now you don’t– “Johnny V”– “When there is housework or vacuuming to be done the invisible man is never to be found”.

Vacuum Service Outlet

Address: 122 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V5
 “We would give them to our families!”
The Women of St. James Anglican Church- real women who work hard for their parish. Look at those smiles– and of course they would give them to their kids. God can’t be everywhere– so he created Mothers.
Sarah from Treasures ‘N’ More–109 Bridge St, Carleton Place-613) 492-0485
Sarah would put the scarf on Heidi!
Can she bake a cherry pie with it? Of course– and look at all those slices of pumpkin pie. Margaret can do it all.

Stiletto Custom Barbering–126 Bridge Street–Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V5 (613) 492-1961

Beverly-Ann Passila- “I’d Keep My Pooches Warm”
Mitchell’s Your Independent Grocer–455 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place-613-253-6206
Martha Linklater McNeely–“I would wear it while I check out our great customers!”
Stiletto Custom Tattoo Studio–128 Bridge St, Carleton Place–(613) 257-4343
Falken–“I’d ride my white horse to the land of forgotten kittens and save them from the dragon that eats their young”
 St James Anglican Church–Our beloved Sandy–“She’s Make a Dog Coat out of it!”
The Twisted Barber– 122 Bridge St, Carleton Place– (613) 266-0037
Erica Gyldenbjerg-“I’d give Donald Trump a real haircut with it!”
                                                                              Dot Smith
                                             “I’d watch Carleton Place sports with it!?”
I think this is one of my favourite pictures– If you have ever met Dot Smith you know the love that emits from this woman on a daily basis. Dot– I love you..Thank you for all you have done for our community.
New Queen’s Hotel –142 Bridge St, Carleton Place-– Say Hi to Tim when you go there..
What would the New Queen’s Hotel do with a Carleton Place Scarf? Why– they would just wrap it around a beer glass and smile. A huge piece of history that you need to visit on Bridge Street. Want to read about the Queen’s in days gone by? Click on this link and go to the bottom of the story– where there are many you can read about.
Look who just arrived in town wearing his Carleton Place scarf? Chilly the Penguin who will be in the Santa Claus Parade this Saturday!! What he do with his Carleton Place scarf? He would wear it to the parade.
Rhonda Poirier from Rhonda’s Kitchen at the New Queen’s Hotel –142 Bridge St, Carleton Place– So what did Rhonda say? Not so fast– drop in and have a bite and ask her yourself!
                                                    Bar Open 7 days a week 11-2am
                                                             Ronda’s Kitchen open
                                                              Tues-Thurs 12-8pm
                                                              Fri-Sat 12-8pm
                                                              Sun 12-8pm

What would Sophia do? She would watch her Christmas Light Show with her lame Hello Kitty Hat. Better put some boots on Sophia!! Come and see a free Christmas light show-You can even watch it from the confines of your car.Over at 267 Stonewood Drive in Carleton place  off the 9th line.

 What would Darrylene Sadler from the Carleton Place Farmers Market do with her Carleton Place scarf? She would wear it to the Santa Claus parade and bring your donations in for the Lanark County Food Bank. See you there!
There is no one that works harder than Shelly Dickie for her Dickie’s Cause 4 Paws and all the rescue work she does. Please check out her page–. As most of you know it is very costly when it comes to rescuing animals and that Shelly does. She also is very involved in TNR programs which is an endless task. Funds become very low and need to be built back up in order to keep going because of the high need of these programs. Support Shelly and all the hard work she does.
Greg Skelton from Capital Optical-152 Bridge Street, Carleton Place-613-667-4000
What would Greg do? Well, he would do something I have done with it– he would polish his glasses with it.
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It’s Jayne Munro-Ouimet president of the Lanark County Genealogical Society–What would Jayne do? I’d love wearing it– but I live near Almonte so I had better start running..
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Amanda MacCosham from the Hair Chair 154 Bridge Street– 613-325-3962! 💜— What would Amanda do with a Carleton Place scarf? Well, she would cut hair with it on!
Flora of Carleton Place– supermodel, hospital and St. James volunteer– and the list goes on. Flora said she would wear her Carleton Place scarf with her fabulous jewelry!

John Gibson who was having  lunch at the Dionysos Restaurant at

156 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V6   Phone:(613) 492-1333
What would John do with the scarf? Well he would take it to Exclusive Window Coverings and have a curtains made of it. Going to need a whole slew of scarves John!! Quick get them before they run out!
Ashleigh Bridges from the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce would dress up the ghost of Ida Moore who hangs out at  Moore House on Bridge Street.—Did you know about the ghost of Ida Moore who is featured in our scarf ad today? Read all about her here.. Walking With Ghosts — The Hauntings of Ida Moore–https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/walking-with-ghosts-the-hauntings-of-ida-moore/
Brenda Mattey- Shoppers Drugmart–315 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place, ON-(613) 253-5595
What would Brenda do? She would wrap her Granddaughter in it.
Matt Maurice from Valley Fries at Mac’s Plaza on Franktown Road. Of course he would serve fries up with it.. They would like to give a huge thank you to all who came out to support their fries for December 5th Food Day. Even though their day was cut short within 3 hrs they will still consider it a success because of all of your donations and generosity. They donated 306 lbs of food to the Lanark County Food Bank and a few things for the family they are sponsoring for Christmas.
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The Blossom Shop– 167 Bridge St, Carleton Place–(613) 257-1855
What would Kayla Rawlins from The Blossom Shop do? She would wrap the scarf around a  big blooming beautiful bouquet!
Former Carleton Place Resident–John Rogers–Whitecourt AB–“In the bitter cold Alberta winter of perpetual cold, I will keep my neck extra extra warm, dreaming about the balmy days of chipping in ice fishing holes on Mississippi Lake between Petrie Shore and Long View Island, with a Timmy’s dubdub in my hand”. Thanks to John’s sister for sending a little piece of Carleton Place to him.
What would you do with a Carleton Place scarf? Our former mayor Wendy LeBlanc said she would be Miss Carleton Place with it. Also in picture was the real former Miss Carleton Place Tracy Lamb, and the late great former mayor Brian Costello.

Terry Poulos from Century 21–145 Bridge St, Carleton Place said she would wear her scarf to cover her wrinkles. Funny Ms. Terry if they are there you hide them so well. You do not look a day over 21.. seriously.:)


Cathie Hawkins hopes that next year’s collectible scarf is red and white to celebrate Canada’s 150th. For now she will lovingly wear her Carleton Place scarf to keep her warm.


Here’s  our lovely Becky Whelan from the Dress Shop-141 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON —Phone: (613) 253-8080- She would make a dress out of it.. That would be some spectacular dress!


Here is Keegan from Your Independent Grocer–455 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place-613-253-6206-What would Keegan do? He would use it as a great accessory to attract all the beautiful  young ladies of Carleton Place.


One of our iconic citizens of Carleton Place Norma Ford is sitting among our former first Carleton Place council. She is proudly wearing a Carleton Place scarf– but what would Norma do with it? She would wear it proudly she says– but it clashes with her cane.:)


Ms Krista Lee from Apple Cheeks-53 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario–(613) 451-2769

would wear them with her Snow Stopper Gloves_ Have you seen them? SnowStoppers Mittens and gloves have a patented extended cuff to keep the mittens on and the snowout!



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Nancy’s Impressions–149 Bridge St–Carleton Place


Hey, it’s Adam Dowdall from–Mitchell’s Your Independent Grocer–455 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place-613-253-6206–What would he do wit a Carleton Place scarf? He would probably go metal detecting with it.


It’s Doug Hawkins from Graham’s Shoes– 139 Bridge St, Carleton Place,  (613) 257-3727

What would Doug do with it? Well that’s easy he said, “I’d wear it with my Sorel Boots!”


Ike Smith from The Barber Shop-38 Bridge St Carleton Place — 613-818-2028. He photographs like the masterpieces in the Louvre, and I couldn’t figure out which picture to use- so I put both. So what would Ike do with the Carleton Place scarf? He would wear it proudly, and I knew what he was going to say before he told me. Because you know what? He is just that sort of guy. Merry Christmas Ike and love to Dot.

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This is  Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Go visit the museum at 267 Edmund St, in Carleton Place. What would she do with a Carleton Place Scarf? Well she would go  hunting down that elusive Carleton Place Alligator that some say still roams around and bring it back to the museum! Back photo of swamp by Mike Jeays


Everyone is wearing the Carleton Place scarves. Linda Gallipeau-Johnston used hers to decorate for the holidays and Bella and Romeo share theirs. Only 8 left!

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Steve Yaver, formerly of Oakland, California would wear his Carleton Place scarf to rock out to music. Steve, a former Bay area Non Profit Direct Marketing Manager immigrated to Canada last February. In his former “secret life” he was a DJ on KALX FM in Berkeley, California as well as a music reviewer for the Bay Area-based Shredding Paper.


Our local author Natasha Peterson would wear her Carleton Place scarf while reading her books. Don’t forget to pick one of them up today.

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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