It’s the Middleville News

It’s the Middleville News


Middleville & District Museum— 1st Congregational Church

March 28 1898 – Roads were so bad on Sunday that neither Rev. Mr. Drysdale or Rev. Mr. McCall were able to get to their outside appointments..


June 03 1898

Dr. Klotz has gone to Toronto for a few days on business.

Miss Jennie McIntyre, of Darling, is visiting at Mr. A. R . M cIntyre’s at present.

Rev. J. S. Mcllraith, of Balderson, and Rev. W. S. Smith, of this place, exchanged pulpits on Sunday last.

A medicine company is holding meetings here every evening for a week in advertising their remedies.

Mrs. Phillip of Bennie’s Corners, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Cunningham, left on Monday for Toronto’ to visit another daughter there.

The township council met on Saturday last and transacted a considerable amount of business but were too busy to consider ways and means of securing a. new town hall, which is urgently required, as the usefulness of the old one is almost gone.

A number of horses have been turned out by their owners to enjoy the sweet and verdant pasturage on the sides of the highways adjacent to our village to the annoyance of travellers and others. Murmurs of dissent are frequently heard, and if the owners do not act wisely they will be compelled to seek their property in the village pounds some of these days


Middleville & District Museum–James Penman Family, Evan, Tena, Ronnie, Rex

Cheese is being shipped weekly from this factory. Mr. Weeks, traveller for Crothers, of Kingston, was in town on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Jam es Watt, of Clayton, were visiting friends here last week. Miss Haight, principal of our school was visiting friends at Innisville lately.


Mr. John Mitchell has purchased a span of fine horses to replace the ones he sold.

Mr. and Miss McVeitty, of Oliver’s Ferry, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dobbie this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W . J , Rintoul, of Tatlock, were in our midst last week calling upon friends.

Mr. Joseph A. Watt, agent for the York County Loan and Savings Co., was in town on Tuesday.

The Misses Playfair, of Playfairville, were the guests , of Miss Jean Afiieck, of Plum Hollow last week.

Mrs. (Rev.) W . S. Smith is a t present in Centreville visiting among the friends of Mr. Smith’s late charge.Rev. W . S. Smith will preach preparatory sermons to the communion in Clayton and Rosebank churches on Friday next.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)


Hissing Steam, Parades and a 1930 Hearse–Pioneer Days Middleville

When History Comes to You–A Visit from Middleville

EARLY SETTLEMENT OF DALHOUSIE-Tina Penman, Middleville, Ont.

Visiting the Neighbours — Middleville Ontario and Down the 511


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.

2 responses »

  1. Reading this synopsis of the Middleville “news” by an anonymous correspondent reminds me of the Social Notes (sic) column in the Carleton Place Canadian written by Agnes Dunfield of the Canadian staff. Colleagues of mine in the RCN who were from a large community continually pestered me for my copy of the Canadian simply to read that column which the sophisticated city folk could not get enough of!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s