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Slice it Chop it and Put it on Some Greens



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Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan— Bill Flint and Zach Finigan


Fictional story–and the people are innocent–trust me innocent by Linda Seccaspina

It was a sunny morning at the Flint homestead in Carleton Place as Grandpa Bill Flint and Zach were beginning their pre-shot routine. Zach was visualizing his upcoming shot, when a voice came over the family home speaker system.

The two were still deep in their golf thoughts, seemingly impervious to the interruption. Again the announcement rang out even louder, and it was Grandma Carole and she meant business:

“Would the Gentlemen on the WOMEN’S tee kindly back up to the men’s tee.”

They both ignored the request and kept concentrating on making those holes, when once more, the same request was heard. This time they both stopped, turned, looked to the window  and directly at the person with the request and shouted back:

“Would the person in the clubhouse kindly stop shouting and let us play our second shot?”



Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan— Carole Flint and Zach

Zach was a smooth operator at Flint Golf Club’s and soon attached himself to the prettiest lady golfer in the area, even if she was a source of irritation sometimes, and began boasting to her.

“You know,” said Zach, “the other member in this golf club is afraid to play me.  I think he is afraid I will bring out my secret weapon.”



Photos by Sandra Hurdis Finigan—  Zach Finigan

Deciding to use the family anchor to play his next shot (The Anchor on Lake Ave East???? Land Ahoy!!! Mike Flint) he defied odds of 67 million-to-one to score two holes-in-one in the same round. He knew that he just did his best and not to worry about club presidents on loudspeakers and other golf things as his Grandfather Bill always said:

“Never worry about the game as they just named the game golf as all the other 4 letter words were taken”.






Lunch time at the Perth Golf Course!! Photo by-Perth Remembered


WW2 Golf History

German aircraft from Norway would fly on missions to northern England; because of the icy weather conditions, the barrels of their guns had a small dab of wax to protect them. As they crossed the coast, they would clear their guns by firing a few rounds at the golf courses. Golfers were urged to take cover.


* Temporary Rules 1940 *

1. Players are asked to collect bombs and shrapnel to save causing damage to the mowing machines

2. In competitions, during gunfire players may take cover without incurring a penalty for ceasing playing.

3. The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked with red flags.

4. Shrapnel may be moved on the fairway, or in the bunkers, without penalty.

5. A ball moved or destroyed by enemy action, can be replaced without penalty provided it’s not nearer the hole.

6. A player whose stroke is affected by a bomb exploding may play another ball from the same place. Penalty one stroke. [A little harsh?]


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

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.





Was Maurice Cornell the Greatest Golfer in Carleton Place?

The Hidden Gem in the Scottish Glen by Ted MacDonald

The Dacks and the Mysterious Old Anchor

The Anchor on Lake Ave East???? Land Ahoy!!! Mike Flint

Gluten Free Corn Dogs and the Old Carleton Place Alligator Hole –Chef Ben White




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The Spirit of Carleton Place -Shotgun with the Sky Pilots of Carleton Place PT.1




Yesterday through the graciousness of the Sky Pilots of Carleton Place, Bill and Carole Flint, Steve and I got to see Carleton Place first hand through the skies. The uncontrolled skies that is. I had no idea that the air above is regulated into classes. Smaller planes fly in uncontrolled airspace. What is that?

Uncontrolled airspace is airspace where an Air Traffic Control (ATC) service is not deemed necessary or cannot be provided for practical reasons. According to the airspace classes set by ICAO both class F and class G airspace are uncontrolled. It is the opposite of controlled airspace which the big guys fly in.

ATC does not exercise any executive authority in uncontrolled airspace, but may provide basic information services to aircraft in radio contact. Flight in uncontrolled airspace will typically be under VFR. Aircraft operating under IFR should not expect separation from other traffic: however in certain uncontrolled airspace this might be provided on an ‘as far as is practical’ advisory basis.




They fly a Cessna 172. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history.  As of 2015, Cessna, and its partners, had built more than 43,000.

Bet you didn’t know that. Well, neither did I-thank god for Wikipedia— I am not that smart LOL.


So this is the other Sky Pilot of Carleton Place Carole Flint, or better yet, the First Officer of Air Flint.


They fly out of Russ Beach- the Smiths Falls/ Montague airport. I thought that airport was run by a bunch of rich muky mucks. Well, it isn’t. This airport is run by volunteers (mostly pilots) –and Smiths Falls-Montague Airport Commission is entrusted to the control and management of the landing grounds at the Russ Beach Smiths Falls/Montague Airport.


It is also home to Car Show and Top Speed Runway Challenge-Race the Runway which my son won last year. Okay, a mother does what a mother feels she has to do when she loves her kids, and Perry is probably shaking his head right now. But, if you have never been to this–better come on down August 13th–it’s fun for the whole family!

It’s not too often two members of a family get to ride down this runway–so, thanks to Bill and Carole for letting me experience what my son feels racing down this runway. Only this time, my hair did not turn grey going down it with Bill– like it does when I watch my son race.



Did you now Search and Rescue also drops in and says hi and does some training at the airport? So why am I telling you all this? Because like writing history every day, you need some background about our Sky Pilots of Carleton Place. So now on with the show as they say…



And we are off…

I know it’s a vertical video. I keep telling people to hold their iPhones sideways and I keep making the same mistakes. Blah!!




Want to see what I saw? Stay tuned..

Isn’t that mean..:)



Saturday in Carleton Place Photographed by our Sky Pilots Bill and Carole Flint

Aerial Shots of Carleton Place Cares -Carole and Bill Flint – Sky Pilots of Carleton Place

Tales from Arklan Island–Odds and Ends

Tales From Arklan Island –The Midnight Heist

So What Happened Down at the Power Plant One Dark and Stormy Night?

Aerial Images of the Old Cold War Barracks Fire-Carole and Bill Flint

Today We Need Your Help!— Come Hungry!


Spend the Day at Race the Runway – General Admission Only $7 at the Gate!

  • Gates open at 9am and close at 4pm, August 13, 2016
race the runway
  • See some of the worlds fastest cars up close
  • Hear them as they roar down the runway
  • Get an excellent view of the runway as the cars hit top speed almost directly in front of the viewing area
  • Bring you lawn chair, and your binoculars for a great day of sun and speed
  • General admission is just $7 at the gate, kids under 12 free
  • A limited number of VIP passes are available. These must be purchased in advance 
  • Food and drinks will be sold by the Lion’s Club chip wagon and the Monague Volunteer Fire Fighters in support of their respective charities 
  • Gates open at 9am and close at 4pm, August 13, 2016

Yesterday —The Remains of the Barracks



By air–Photo by our Skypilots of Carleton Place – Bill and Carole Flint



By land–What I saw– it has now become a photo from our past– but I will still keep believing in yesterday.



Aerial Images of the Old Cold War Barracks Fire-Carole and Bill Flint

Dr. Strangelove’s Doomsday in Carleton Place

Was it Just a Matter of Time? The Old Barracks

In the Year 1998… what happened?