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Fire prevention week: check your extinguishers

Fire prevention week: check your extinguishers

Caleb Nickerson SHAWVILLE Sept. 28, 2017 Every year on the week within which Oct. 9 falls, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) holds Fire Prevention Week, a campaign to educate…

Changing of the guard by CALEB NICKERSON

Changing of the guard by CALEB NICKERSON

Like it says in the book of Ecclesiastes, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity … A time to plant and time to uproot ……

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

On Sept. 10, a young singer with local roots made her way to the podium at one of the premier talent contests in Ottawa. Elizabeth Jones, who grew up in…

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Every night, more and more layers are being bundled on. Reds and yellows are starting to dot the forests, and I’ve even seen some trees along Hwy. 148 sitting half-naked…

A trip to the past by CALEB NICKERSON

A trip to the past by CALEB NICKERSON

The Pontiac and the river that marks its western boundary are steeped in history. Before paved roads and cars, the water was the quickest way to transport goods. Rivers and…

The first queen of the Shawville Fair: Phyllis Wilson by CALEB NICKERSON

The first queen of the Shawville Fair: Phyllis Wilson  by CALEB NICKERSON

You’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced attendee at this year’s Shawville Fair than Phyllis (Stewart) Wilson. Back in 1958 she was crowned as the very first Dairy…