Exploring Nature’s Mecca: The Heritage Trail

Exploring Nature’s Mecca: The Heritage Trail

By Sarah Vance - Does your sense of adventure ever make you want to get out into the wilderness and tork, gear, walk, run, or dance away from it all? Or, perhaps your pragmatism reminds you that you will need to push a baby carriage, help along a few tots on bicycles, or haul an ATV and dirt bike, to keep the whole family engaged … whilst getting away from it all? If this sounds like you, then North Hastings’ meandering trails might be just the place for your family to meet your travel needs.

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Walking Belleville: Strolling historic streets that showcase masonry perfection 

Walking Belleville: Strolling historic streets that showcase masonry perfection 

By Shelley Wildgen - About 147 years ago when my friend Carissa and I were squeezing out our last year of trick or treating on the streets of Belleville, we nervously stopped on the sidewalk to one particular house. We were 12 years-old, a little long in the tooth for candy hopping … and we knew it. The longish walkway up to this house was a bit daunting. But walked it we did, and there we stood, at the doorstop, sporting our tracksuits and matching cat eye-masks only to be greeted by a predictable ‘Aren’t you a bit old for Hallowe’en?’

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The Moonlight Mermaid Surfaces in Germany: crash site found by archaeologists

The Moonlight Mermaid Surfaces in Germany: crash site found by archaeologists

By Heather-Anne Wakeling - In the 1930’s-40’s, parents the world over saw their youth leave for war while collective memories of the Great War still haunted their dreams. Again years passed — surviving soldiers began to lower their rifles, fighter aircraft ceased to bomb, medical aprons remained clean, well almost. Civilians surfaced from shelters and Armistices were signed. People found ways to return to daily life although multitudes never knew what really transpired to end their loved ones’ lives…

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