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May 30, 2012 www.whatsupmuskoka.com

Island fire damages historic property

Around Lake of Bays

By Judy Vanclieaf

The Lake of Bays fire and water rescue boat was put to good use on Sunday of the long weekend when someone paid no attention to the fire rating and bylaws regarding having a fire in Muskoka. Lake of Bays fire crews from Port Cunnington and Baysville fire stations were called to a bush fire on Langmaids Island where, upon arrival, one of the old cottages on the north side of the island along with the bush around it, were ablaze. It really is a shame as Langmaids, a privately owned island, has not only been identified as one of Muskoka's heritage areas, but the owners so far have been nice enough to let everyone use the beautiful beaches to spend our hot, sunny days on. We must treat the island with respect or we will lose our privileges. This is the second fire on the island in the last few years, so it is hard to say if the owners will allow us to continue using it after this. On a less serious note, the Baysville Horticultural Society's spring flower show was a great success with 103 entries. The organizers would like to extend a huge Sales Representative Cell: (705) 646-4024 bruce@clelandsmuskoka.com 231 David Street, Gravenhurst Century home boasts 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Thoroughly updated without losing the classic charm. Spotless kitchen w/ island, open concept living / dining. Recent windows & furnace. Needs nothing! $215,900. 1205 N. Kahshe Lk Rd. - New Price! Great view of the lake directly across the road! Three bedroom classic cottage on one of the best lots in the area. Use as is or rebuild. Nice neighbourhood - worth a look. Now $189,900. thank you to everyone who participated and came out to the show. Special thanks were paid to Rhoda Moeller, the flower show co-ordinator, for all her dedicated work. Thank you to John Oliver Peel who presented a very interesting demonstration on the art of bonsai. The next society meeting's topic will be 'flower show 101,' where guest speaker Betty Morrison will teach how to prepare flowers for a flower show. Everyone is invited to join in on Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Baysville Seniors Club. Are you ready for a good laugh? Her Wake, a professional comedy play based on an Irish wake, from the makers of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest is coming to Baysville. Get your tickets early as seating is limited. Her Wake is sponsored by the Baysville Friends of the Library. You can pick your ticket up for $15 at the library or by calling 705-767-2361. The Muskoka seniors luncheons are coming to an end until the fall. The last two of the season for Baysville will be held on Thursday, June 14, with a Father's Day theme (the colours to keep in mind are blue and green, with colourful fish), and then again on Thursday, June 28, with the Canada Day theme (with colours red and white). As a reminder, the luncheons are available to anyone over the age of 60 for a fee of $8 per person, but you must sign up first. Please contact Anzie Witlox, program co-ordinator at Muskoka seniors, 1030 Lawland Heights, Lk Muskoka Attention to detail and top quality finishes, lots of windows and fabulous views all complement the 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Minutes from the Wharf by boat or car. www.ClelandsMuskoka.com for more info. $1,099,000. 365 Lorne Street, Gravenhurst 3 bedroom family home just steps from the beach. You will be impressed with the many updates - windows, roof, furnace and appliances to name a few. Owners say sell as they are relocating. Reduced to $249,900. 705-789-6676 ext. 27. (705) 687-3474 Ext. 230 or 225 Gravenhurst 1100A Muskoka Road South, P1P 1K9 Through the narrows in Dorset There is a lot going on in the beautiful little town of Dorset this week. The Dorset Community Partnership Group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at the Dorset Seniors Centre from 7 - 9 p.m. This meeting is open to everyone and is an excellent chance to gather together and have your input to contribute to community development in Dorset. For more information please contact Colin Reaney at colinreaney@cs.com or Ruth Ross at northland@bell.net or Barb Townes at bjtownes@vianet.on.ca Dorset is also getting ready for their annual community yard sale which will be held on Saturday, June 30. The sale takes place at the site of the old elementary school across from the museum. The organizers are collecting donations of items from local residents and cottagers and will hold them until the day of the sale. All the proceeds from the sale will go directly to the community improvement fund to pay for various projects happening around the village. If you have things you would like to get rid of please contact Niki Korda at 705-766-2737 for arrangements to take the items off your hands. If you want to have a sale of your own, you can rent a table in the parking lot at the Rec Centre for $5. Call the Dorset Rec Centre at 705-766-9968 to book

Right Place. Right Time. Right Realtor

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MASTER SALES AWARD PRESIDENT'S GOLD AWARD 310 Sarah Street N, Gravenhurst Featuring wide plank floors, wainscotting, and crown mouldings, this 3 bedroom / 2 bath enjoys one of the best locations in town. It sits proudly on a corner lot and is close to everything. Just $219,000. Just Listed! 1496 Uffington Road Nearly 30 acres of peace and quiet. Up to date 2 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow features a huge master with walkout to screened sunporch & brand new kitchen. Just 15 km from Gravenhurst. $219,000. your table. The Rec Centre also has a great program for anyone who wants to stretch their food budget, save money and time. It's called The Good Food Box and it gets you a large box or bag of fresh fruit and vegetables along with recipes, cooking tips and other helpful information. To participate is this month's program, just place your order before June 12, pay $15 and then pick up your box by June 21 at the Rec Centre. If you would like to participate in this great program contact Melissa Alfano at 705-766-9968 or email her at drc@algonquinhighlands.ca Across the bay in Dwight Dwight has a new website and Facebook page. The website is still in its beginning stages, and they are asking for your input and help. If you live in, or have a business in Dwight and would like to share events, contact Janine Scott at info@theoldpalmerhouse.com. Janine is also requesting that anyone feel free to post Dwight related photos on the Discover Dwight Facebook page. Visit their website at www.dwightmuskoka.com. If you have happenings or events you would like to see in What's Up Lake of Bays, for the Dwight, Dorset or Baysville areas, please contact me two weeks ahead of the week you would like your information to go in. You can reach Judy Vanclieaf at judyv449@hotmail.com or call 705-767-1080. Sales Representative Cell: (705) 646-4617 wendy@clelandsmuskoka.com

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The Granite Bluff, Bracebridge 2300 sq. ft. of high end finishes in one of the best areas of Bracebridge. 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths and the nicest Muskoka room in town! You won't want to leave. $379,900. 46 Black River Road Cute as can be! Two bedrooms plus a Bunkie, this neat & tidy cottage will handle the entire family. Be in for the summer! A canoeists paradise. $179,900.

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