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Business Spotlight: From sweet to sassy, the Custom Elephant offers unique, hand-made gifts for any occasion.

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 09:00 AM

Home-based entrepreneur Valerie Fennell turned her sewing, embroidery, and vinyl-work hobby into a thriving small business. A passionate maker, Valerie’s skill and creativity leads her to experiment with different materials, styles, and colours. Looking for a memorable gift for a newborn or the little one in your life? The Custom Elephant has adorable slouch beanies, newborn outfits, onesies, graphic tees, and personalized name blankets. If a more grown-up gift is what you’re after, you’ll find t-shirts...

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Business Spotlight: Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery offers one of the most eclectic selections of fine Canadian craft in Ontario.

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 09:15 AM

Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery has provided an ‘all Canadian; all the time’ shopping experience for 41 seasons. Nestled into the Canadian Shield and surrounded by Muskoka’s rugged landscape, this log cabin gallery is considered a must-stop by locals, tourists, and seasonal cottagers alike. Visitors are treated to an exquisite collection of fine craft and original art created by over 100 Canadian artists and artisans. Looking for an original, Muskoka-inspired painting or a unique souvenir...

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Business Spotlight: Great food and heritage charm await you at Miss Nelle's.

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:30 AM

Housed in a quaint historic building overlooking the dam in Baysville, Miss Nelle’s is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or snacks. They offer a full breakfast as well as amazing signature sandwiches grilled on the panini grill, bagel sandwiches, soups, salads, and chili. Tasty desserts include butter tarts, lemon bars, carrot cake, cookies, muffins, and other favourites. Miss Nelle’s is also proud to serve delicious premium coffee from Muskoka Roastery. The café is now also fully licenced. 

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Business Spotlight: Tooketree Passive Homes builds homes that are healthy for your family and for the planet.

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 09:00 AM

Tooketree Passive Homes was founded in 2018 with the goal of building high-performance homes that help mitigate and adapt to climate change. In their factory in Baysville they manufacture prefabricated wall systems that can be installed on-site in a matter of days. Their S.E.E.D (Sustainable, Ecological, Efficient, Durable) approach creates homes that are energy-efficient and sustainable. Constructed with locally sourced, natural building materials, a Tooketree home stays a moderate, comfortable...

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Community Spotlight: Irwin Memorial Public School

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15 AM

Serving Lake of Bays and the surrounding area from its beautiful, natural site in the village of Dwight, Irwin Memorial Public School has been a staple of the community since 1956.

Over the years, Irwin Memorial has fostered a safe, caring, inclusive, and collaborative environment and has refined its instructional programming to include a rich balance of academics, athletics, arts, technological opportunities, and outdoor learning.

Faced with the challenges of COVID-19, Irwin’s staff of full time and...

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