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Mariposa Woolen Mill

Shear Hard Work, Providing a Needed Service Are Building Blocks of Success for Mariposa Woolen Mill

Although Mariposa Woolen Mill has been open to the public for less than a full year, the prospects for long term success are already pretty bright. This is in large part thanks to the foundation built by owners Ellen and Dave Edney, who run the facility, located at 1275 Highway 7 in Oakwood. In an amazingly short period of time, it has blossomed into a burgeoning family enterprise, serving the entire Kawartha Lakes region and beyond.  

Creative Concrete Industries

Creative Concrete Industries is trailblazer in this new trending craft

Brockville - Concrete isn't just for sidewalks anymore.

High-end concrete is making itself known indoors these days with outstanding, lasting and unforgettable results. One of Canada's most talented concrete designers is Charles (Chuck) Fournier, owner of Creative Concrete Industries, located in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

South Pond Farms

South Pond Farms Celebrates The Charm of Rural Life, Community and Nature’s Gifts

Nestled in the breathtaking and peaceful Bethany Hills near Pontypool lies a unique family farm that is helping to redefine the way people see and interact with rural life. The site emphasizes the inherent beauty as well as the bounty provided by nature, and the power of community and gathering together to celebrate good food, family friends and a simpler, more sedate and sustainable life.

Mallorytown Pharmacy & Health Centre

Mallorytown Pharmacy & Health Centre offers care and convenience

Mallorytown - Pharmacist Mayur Vadher's goal is giving rural residents convenient access to prescription services and health care.

It's why he opened the Mallorytown Pharmacy & Health Centre earlier this year in Front of Yonge Township.

"This community is very welcoming and very positive, says Mayur. "They're happy they have a pharmacy and a walk-in clinic in their own community and we're happy to be here."

Pastry King's Princess

The sweet successes of the Pastry King’s Princess

Lyn - The kitchen of the Pastry King's Princess is alive with the sound of mixers and the smell of warm cookies and butter.

Ingrid Van Dusen - the namesake of the Pastry King's Princess - is in constant motion at her thriving business off Centennial Road. Her cheerful staff is also moving between bakery tins, icing bowls and putting the finishing touches on intricate pastries and fan favourites. Meanwhile the shop door is swinging open with a steady stream of customers.

Downtowne Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe

"We dream in ice cream," says Merrickville shop owner

Merrickville - Shelley Innes has her own special way to give joy to the world.

The owner of the Downtowne Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe says it all started after finding an ice cream maker at an equipment show 15 years ago.

"We never looked back," says Shelley. "It's been a lot of fun and allowed me to have a creative outlet."

Milligan Meats

Milligan Meats- "To have a business where people come in and they are grateful you are here, it makes you feel so incredible.”

Hard work, dedication and the utmost gratitude has been the perfect recipe for success for Milligan Meats butcher shop located in the heart of Cloyne in Lennox and Addington County. Owners Brian and Joanna Milligan have an unparalleled loyalty to their community that radiates through their enthusiasm, customer focus and passion for their employees.

Bear Mountain Boats

Bear Mountain Boats has amazing 44-year history of perfection

WESTPORT - Canoe making enthusiasts from all over the world found their way to Bear Mountain Boats recently to learn from owner and master boat builder Ted Moores.


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