What a summer it has been! One of my goals for this summer was to process and preserve archival records that were in need of some conservation attention. The first project that caught my eye was a large box of seventy-two daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype photographs that were donated to the Archives in the early 1970’s. The small photographs range in date from the 1840 – 1870’s and require secure storage due to the original casing of each photograph.
Reading aloud to my kids brings me much joy and thankfully they both enjoy it almost as much as I do. Over the last year or so my eight-year-old and I have found some great book series to enjoy reading together.
Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Something Worth Saving by Sandi Ward, a heartwarming story that is sure to capture the hearts of all animal lovers. Here is her review:
I'm not a good golfer. Yes, I have a set of golf clubs. I own a pair of golf shoes. I have ample golf balls stored away in my big fancy golf bag. I may look the part. But make no mistake, I'm not a good golfer. Not by a long shot.
That's what's great about golf. For the average duffer, once you accept the fact that you're not going to make it look easy, you can still have fun shanking shots from the rough to the bunker to the occasional fairway and green.
I've been geocaching for over ten years now, and have travelled throughout North America seeking those little containers hidden in some truly awesome spots.
I found my first ever geocache right here in Napanee on January 12, 2009. It was called “Paper House” and it was located at N 44° 15.577 W076° 58.257, or for you non-geocachers, near Walmart. Being new to Napanee and not knowing much of the area, I thought it would be a good idea to use geocaching as a way to tour my new home town, and that is just what I did.
Diggin' Downtown Napanee - PHASE 3
Geocachers from across North America and around the world will soon be visiting Lennox & Addington County, Ontario for the Discover L&A MEGA Geocaching Event. The event takes place on Saturday, August 17th. This event is hosted in partnership with the L&A County Geocachers and the Lennox & Addington Economic Development Office.
The Lennox & Addington County boundaries fall within a long and narrow portion of Eastern Ontario. Driving from the most southerly point of Amherst Island north to the hamlet of Denbigh takes well over two hours to complete.
It's a beautiful journey. Southern views are dotted with bustling rural communities and areas of actively farmed land. The northern portion of the County is dominated by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and too many lakes & rivers to count.
This summer has been filled with activities for those who love history, science, arts, music, whimsy, nature and those who love to learn! It is no wonder this summer is flying by, we have been a busy spot here at the Macpherson House & Museum. From theatre programs and live concerts with Juno award winning musicians to pottery making and fairy gardens, we have seen lots of excited faces through our doors. We also had a special afternoon tea for the residents of the JMPC, with Barry Lovegrove performing in the gardens.
Reading aloud to children is a great way to create a sense of connection. Research shows that not only do both kids and parents enjoy read-aloud time, it also does wonderful things for a child’s development and literacy skills. Parents of children ages 0-8 recognize that children reap great benefits from the experience of being read aloud to on a regular basis. However, a recent survey by ReadAloud.org found that just 34 percent of respondents read aloud to their children for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Could it be our busy lives getting in the way?