On the farm, we had a healthy, majestic elm tree.

It towered over the back corner of the property.

Like the one near Clavering on Highway 6, this ancient elm escaped the Dutch Elm plague. It seemed to be immune.

I presume it still stands, a majestic memory of the many elms that once graced this landscape ...


River Glenn CEO Jennifer MurleyThe Grey Highlands Public Library Board is searching for a new CEO to lead the Library for years to come, after the current CEO, Jennifer Murley, announced she would be leaving to take on the role of CEO at the Blue Mountains Public Library.

“It is with regret that we announce the resignation of our current CEO, Jennifer Murley, who has led the Library system for the past two years ...

rats- by Dennis Thompsett

Just looking at this elegant old house on the corner of 16th Street and 7th Avenue East gives you no idea why it was packed most weeknights and mobbed on the weekends.

But this was Rat's. The most notorious spot on the East Hill. 

goatpath - by Dennis Thompsett

The Goat Path is a rough little footpath from the classy end of my East Hill down to  Mudtown.

 It starts at 5th Avenue and 16th Street, between the Catholic Church parking lot and Mosquito Park. It comes out at 4th Avenue, about 1/3 the way up 15th street hill. And right on the ever busy downhill lane, too, Which  adds to it's goatiness.

PSDS MiyawakiBioswale 18Sep23 leadinA soggy schoolyard turned into a minature forest over the summer, and yesterday it was unveiled by its designer and the volunteers who helped put it all together.

It's a demonstration site for a concept melding the tiny forest principles of venerated Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki with an ancient drainage method, a bioswale – literally a living ditch – to regenerate urban wastelands and manage water runoff ...


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