Wall-Hangers that Swim

Wall-Hangers that Swim

Four decades ago James McGregor and Shawn Galea were a couple of brash young teenage artists with nothing but a vision capable of transforming the way people view sport anglers. Since then they have been recognized as global pioneers and leaders in developing fish reproduction techniques in taxidermy versus traditional skin mounts where the fish… Continue Reading Wall-Hangers that Swim

When Kingston was a Rail Town

When Kingston was a Rail Town

By Eric Gagnon Ontario’s urban growth of the late 19th Century required lumber, minerals, and wood for pulp. All these commodities were available north of Kingston, to be extracted and exploited by railway lines not yet built. Several proposed railways were promoted for the Kingston area: in 1846, the Wolfe Island, Kingston & Toronto Railway;… Continue Reading When Kingston was a Rail Town

Elves & Fairies Again Flit Around Draper Lake

Elves & Fairies Again Flit Around Draper Lake

For more than 25 years Jamie Brick has invited select artists from around the country to help him transform the old apple orchard on his property into a fantastical land of elves, kings, fairies and jesters. COVID actually derailed the quarter century celebrations last year and when this July’s show was also cancelled it felt… Continue Reading Elves & Fairies Again Flit Around Draper Lake

Mavericks Revel in Return of Robot Season

Mavericks Revel in Return of Robot Season

September means back to school and that brings with it the start of many organized sports around Our Lakes for young and old alike. Especially with more leagues set to open up again this year after a quiet 2020 thanks to COVID, now is a great time to socialize while challenging our minds and bodies.… Continue Reading Mavericks Revel in Return of Robot Season

Riding the K+P’s Smoke and Steam

Riding the K+P’s Smoke and Steam

By Eric GagnonAll Photos from Queen’s University Archives Can you imagine what it was like to ride the Kingston & Pembroke (K+P or “Kick + Push”) Railway? Other than the roadbed of the former Kingston-Renfrew CP Kingston Subdivision that is now the north-south K+P Trail, little remains to help us conjure up what train travel… Continue Reading Riding the K+P’s Smoke and Steam

Fishin’ Fun in Seeley’s Bay

Fishin’ Fun in Seeley’s Bay

There is a renewed energy emanating from Main Street Seeley’s Bay. Local merchants recently gave it their all to host a great event to get kids out fishing. Co-owner of Fisherman’s Hardware and Auto Corey Mattice only opened his business at the beginning of June but coordinated the event with help from his wife and… Continue Reading Fishin’ Fun in Seeley’s Bay

Lakes & Trails Festival Resumes at Sydenham’s Point

Lakes & Trails Festival Resumes at Sydenham’s Point

The shores and surface of Sydenham Lake were once again alive with activity last month when COVID relented enough for the return of the Lakes & Trails Festival after a one-year absence. Our Lakes was there to take in all the fun; please enjoy a few of our favourite moments from the July 17 South… Continue Reading Lakes & Trails Festival Resumes at Sydenham’s Point