17 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-17T02:13:48+00:00July 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

There's an axiom in cottage country. The bigger the lake, the more expensive the land. It's pretty simple, really. The bigger the lake, the more options you have. Lakes like the chain of Fairy, Vernon and Peninsula, the Big 3 of Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph and Lake of Bays all offer destinations. On those lakes [...]

10 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 July 2019

By |2019-07-10T02:12:54+00:00July 10th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Canadians apparently eat more donuts per person than any other nationality. I'm pretty sure that's true for at least one other food. Butter tarts. In fact, I'm guessing that if we thought about it, butter tarts in Canada are likely more representative of the National palate than apple pie, beaver tails or even poutine. Canada [...]

3 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 July 2019

By |2019-07-02T14:20:08+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ditchburn, Johnson, Duke, Minett-Sheilds, Greavette are all names of Muskoka boat builders. Some of them go back to the 1800's. Greavette was making wooden boats in the 1970's. Wooden boats are something Muskoka is known for, even today. This Saturday, at Gravenhurst wharf, the Annual Antique boat show is underway. If you've never been, it's [...]

26 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 June 2019

By |2019-06-25T20:50:37+00:00June 26th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Canada Day! The weekend is full. Fireworks and fun all weekend long. On The Day itself, Parry Sound has Bands on the Bay (free), followed by fireworks, Bracebridge all day downtown celebration followed by fireworks in Bracebridge Bay, Huntsville and Dorset are celebrating too. New this year and looking like lots of fun is Family [...]

19 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 June 2019

By |2019-06-25T20:45:16+00:00June 19th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Muskoka and summer go together. Cottages, boating and S'mores. It's the time of year when family and friends gather by the lake. A very Canadian tradition! Winter's so long, we celebrate summer in unforgettable ways. Ask anyone who grew up cottaging - whether rented or owned - and summer is a main part of memory [...]

5 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 5 June 2019

By |2019-06-04T21:20:17+00:00June 5th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Sometimes there are hiccups. Things don't go as planned. Oh you get there eventually, but just not in the time or possibly the way you thought. This year, Mother Nature herself, has had a hiccup. The skies are clear and blue, clouds are light, trees and flowers are in bloom. The temperature? Tuesday morning was [...]

22 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 May 2019

By |2019-05-21T15:30:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Phew! It's over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we've had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too. Although water levels are approaching normal there is a [...]

15 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 May 2019

By |2019-05-15T21:50:17+00:00May 15th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Hemlocks are an interesting tree. Found throughout our trading area, they grow in community. Hemlocks are rarely found growing as a single specimen. If one falls, there's a better than even chance another will too. They depend on one another for support. Root systems are shallow and intertwine with other hemlocks. Their canopy, when together, [...]

8 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 May 2019

By |2019-05-07T22:27:49+00:00May 8th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

"On the level" has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily. In relationships we want to know we're being treated fairly and what [...]

24 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019

By |2019-04-23T20:21:47+00:00April 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo credit: John Panikkar MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019 Think of the hockey pool, football pool, even 'chase the ace'. Excitement, interest and the stuff that water cooler chat is made of. Here, it's 'ice out'. When's the date? What's the time? Last week we gave you a chart of ice out dates since 1880. That's [...]