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By Eleanor Grennell June 2nd, 2012 will mark 100 years since Douglas Alkenbrack’s birth. He was born in Rydalbank in northern Ontario near Saulte St. Marie. His father Claude left Southern Ontario to work with his brother Roy in a lumber camp near Rydalba…

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By Jennifer Alkenbrack Robertson My grandfather loved Skootamatta. "The Camp," as he affectionately called it, was his favorite place to be when he wasn't in Ottawa or on the campaign trail! When we were kids, Grandpa would always precede us to the cottag…

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By Nancy Kallina The winter of 1978 was unusual, quite cold but with little snow. As a result the lake froze over to create a wonderful enormous skating rink. While out for a skate, my mother met another woman who she likely would not have met otherwise -…

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2013 Photo Contest

Sep 09, 2013

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Here's an opportunity to share your best photos of life on the lakes! Submit your photos before Thursday, October 31st at midnight!  All entries will be judged by a small panel of SDRA board members including a professional photographer. Winners will be a…

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While kayaking in Sheldrake Bay today I spotted 4 Double Crested Cormorants sitting on rocks.  I've heard reports of cormorants being on Skootamatta but never have seen any myself. I know they look similar to loons at a distance but up close they are unmis…

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Fireworks

Aug 28, 2013

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This year we are starting the Fireworks at 8:30 pm sharp on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday. We will be watching the weather reports closely and will send out an email if we need to change days. As always, the Fireworks will be at the causeway. We have h…

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Road Paving

Aug 27, 2013

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North Frontenac crews added new gravel last week to the Skootamatta Lake Rd between Hughes Landing Rd and Jacques Bay Rd.  After a few weeks to allow the gravel down to be packed down, they will be paving the road with a new tar and chip surface.

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Road Clean Up Day

Aug 19, 2013

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As we all have seen, there are many litter bugs that travel our roads. Over time the litter can accumulate. A few people have taken it on themselves to attempt to clean up excessive litter as it occurs. But many hands make light work. Please consider doing…

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Smoke Alarms

Aug 06, 2013

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Click here for an information brochure and discount coupons for smoke alarms, passed to us by Casey Cuddy, Fire Chief - Kaladar / Barrie Fire Department.

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WHERE: Tweed Memorial Park, Tweed WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2013 from 10am to 3pm Quinte Conservation will be hosting Family Nature Day at Tweed Memorial Park. This is a perfect opportunity for families to have fun learning about their local watershed. The…

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