Stirling-Rawdon Exhibits Style at their 4th Annual Home & Lifestyle Expo

Stirling-Rawdon Exhibits Style at their 4th Annual Home & Lifestyle Expo

This year, Sydney Dodson of the Township of Stirling-Rawdon has organized an exceptional event that will once again showcase local home and lifestyle options. The 4th annual Home and Lifestyle Expo will be held April 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m., and April 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Stirling Rawdon & District Recreation Centre, located at 435 West Front Street. And, as in previous years, this Expo is sure to have something to offer everyone. For those new to visiting the arena, please be assured that the arena offers ample free parking, a fully accessible entrance and washrooms, with a canteen for purchase of burgers and hot dogs for the kids.

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HASTINGS COUNTY 2017 MVP TOURISM AWARD

HASTINGS COUNTY 2017 MVP TOURISM AWARD

As publisher of Country Roads, receiving the 2017 MVP Tourism Award at the Hastings County Awards Celebration held recently at the Village Playhouse in Bancroft was a tremendous and humbling honour. In truth, the award is a reflection of the great amount of work everybody puts into Country Roads. We have an extremely dedicated staff that is committed not just to the magazine but also to presenting the best Hastings County has to offer...

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The Old Tin Shed's New Adventure

The Old Tin Shed's New Adventure

If you've ever spent time shopping in Bancroft, you're probably well aware of The Old Tin Shed on Sherbourne Street. Opened by mother-daugher team Janis and Dagny Whitehead in 2002, the shop represents over 200 artists and suppliers. Well, now they've found something very interesting: a new home. The Whiteheads are moving to Nova Scotia, where they have found a beautiful new place to live. Not to worry though, they will continue to operate The Old Tin Shed from a distance, with the help of their awesome staff. And they tell us they will still visit Bancroft frequently...

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Old Bush Days: Billa Flint a Heavyweight of Hastings County

Old Bush Days: Billa Flint a Heavyweight of Hastings County

By Barry Penhale -- Yet another source of interesting background to Flint may be found in the writings of Nila Reynolds. In “Bancroft: A Bonanza of Memories”, she informs readers of how the community of York River, with a post office since May 1, 1861, became officially known as Bancroft solely due to the enormous political clout of one Billa Flint — Senator Flint, if you please...

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Do a quick survey! Win a prize! Help us stay awesome!

Do a quick survey!  Win a prize!  Help us stay awesome!

Hey there – you know all about us and how we love, love, love Hastings County; now it's time to share some of your interests with us. Please take just 2 minutes out of your day to do this easy 10-question survey (and maybe even forward it to a friend...) Your confidential and anonymous answers are invaluable in keeping Country Roads successful.

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On The Autumn Horizon: The Intimate Studio Tours of Rural Artscapes

On The Autumn Horizon: The Intimate Studio Tours of Rural Artscapes

The Bancroft Apsley and Tweed studio tours provide a truly unique experience for art lovers. Not only do they get to explore this majestic region of eastern Ontario during its most aesthetically vibrant season and immerse themselves in art, they also get to connect with the creators in their own studios. Often, upon arrival, visitors enter the very landscapes that have inspired the art they admire. 

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Don't miss out - sign up for the Country Roads Newsletter today!

Do you love the featured articles in Country Roads? Are you interested in what's happening around Hastings County? Then hurry, hurry, hurry, and sign up for our newsletter! Delivered straight to your inbox, our newsletter contains top stories from our magazine and posts from our blog, as well as updates about Hastings County news and events, special offers, and more.

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Country Roads Writer Awarded Harriett Tubman Award

Country Roads Writer Awarded Harriett Tubman Award

Country Roads contributor Barry Penhale and his wife Jane Gibson were recently honoured with The Harriet Tubman Award – Commitment to a Purpose at the Ontario Black History Society Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch in Toronto Jan. 31. Penhale and Gibson have been involved in a variety of Ontario-based race relations initiatives dating back to the 1950s. 

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