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Muskoka Discovery Centre lets you get down, dirty with science of sand in ‘Shaping Watersheds Sandbox’ exhibit

The Muskoka Discovery Centre display 'Shaping Watershed Sandbox' is a teaching tool for young and old to explore how sand shapes and works in the natural environment.Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com GRAVENHURST — Sand is the new water. Fears about water levels, mercury contamination and Americans tapping the Great Lakes are finding competition from another natural resource. The Muskoka Discovery Centre display ‘Shaping Watershed Sandbox’ is a…

Park assault on dog-walker in Gravenhurst has police looking for tips

GRAVENHURST — Provincial police are seeking the public’s help after a person walking their dogs in Gull Lake Rotary Park was assaulted Thursday evening. Police say the OPP and Muskoka Crime Unit are investigating the assault that occurred at a…

Where is Huntsville after the G8 and where is it going in 2021?

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com HUNTSVILLE What’s the future of Huntsville in 2021? Muskoka’s norther town is looking ahead with a pair of public visioning exercises the next two Tuesdays. Town council and staff are setting the table for that…

Gravenhurst Terry Fox Run raises $7,101

Volunteer driver Dunc McDonald gives thumbs up to more than 60 participants who raised over $7,100 Sunday.Volunteer driver Dunc McDonald gives thumbs up to more than 60 participants who raised over $7,100 Sunday. GRAVENHURST – Final results are coming in from Sunday’s 36th annual Terry Fox Runs. In Gravenhurst head organizer Vikki Nicholson reports that “our …

Natural home tour Oct. 2 includes two Muskoka homes

This wooden beauty in Baysville is one of two Muskoka homes on the Natural home tour.BAYSVILLE — Experience the look and feel of some unique green homes during the popular annual Ontario-wide Natural Homes self-guided tour, Sunday Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This wooden beauty in Baysville is one of two Muskoka…

Health units call for movie scenes to be smoke-free

SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — What do the movies “101 Dalmatians,” “Ant-Man” and “Superman Returns” all have in common? They were all made for youth audiences and they all contain smoking scenes that depict the characters who smoke as glamorous, dangerous or mysterious.…

Free clothing giveaway Oct. 1 St. James Anglican Church, Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Free Clothing Event – Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. James Anglican Church, Gravenhurst 191 Hotchkiss St. Please use basement entrance off of John Street. For information call: 705 687 4624.…

Bala legion celebrates 70th anniversary with ‘Nashville Opry Stars’ Friday night

Bala music fans can't wait to hear 'Grand Ole Opry: Jukebox Jamboree' Friday night, Sept. 23.BALA — The second of three amazing concerts celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Bala Legion takes place Friday night. Bala music fans can’t wait to hear ‘Grand Ole Opry: Jukebox Jamboree’ Friday night, Sept. 23. This week’s show is…

Orillia Terry Fox runs raised $31,000 with almost 600 participants

ORILLIA – Terry Fox Week in the City of Orillia culminated at the annual Terry Fox Run along the shore of scenic Lake Couchiching with hundreds setting out to do their part to raise thousands of dollars for ground-breaking cancer…

‘Shark Assault’ author Peter Jennings launches new book: ‘Why Being Happy Matters’

Put on a happy face and you'll not only be happier, but you'll get more out of life, writes author Peter Jennings in his new book now online.MUSOKA — The writers who brought you the dark, yet uplifting book “Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival,” has just released his newest book, “Why Being Happy Matters: Discover How The Power of Joy Will Energize Your Life.” Put…

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