Momma’s Got a Whole New Gig (apologies to James Brown)

Jane has been painting up a storm … wine glass after wine glass. And now people are saying “hey, can I pay you to make some for me?” She is having such fun painting each one, and every one of them is an original design. No two of them alike … I don’t know how she does it.

Jane is working on about 4 dozen for a community fundraising event, and every wine glass is different. Pretty super stuff. Jane has a recent one that is wolf in full howl … and on the other side of the glass is a pine tree so when you look at it the wolf has a backdrop from the far side of the glass. Inventive. Here’s one she finished a few days ago of a monarch butterfly on a sunflower.

It get’s ’em every time.

The other day, the two characters wander onto our property, just outside my office window.


So I go out to talk to them, and I say “Look, up there, it’s Superman!”


Oh, man that was priceless, it get’s ’em every time!!!

It’s such a thrill

To see a new entrepreneurial business emerge and be embraced by a customer base who’ve been waiting for the service is indeed a thrill.  Step of Grace began business at the business incubator in Haliburton beginning of April and within days they were booking new clients.  Now that the better weather is arriving, seasonal residents in need of the service are also signing up.  As the medical community becomes more familiar with service, and its high level of excellence, further growth is assured.

As we all know, word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising (assuming it’s GOOD word of mouth), and it has been paying dividends for Jane and Heather.  Their delight with the early response is so gratifying.

The formula is very textbook:  A great idea, qualified people, a service unique to the region, a large potential customer base, affordable pricing and outstanding customer service.  Powerful stuff.

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An Amazing Sunrise .. May 8th

Sitting at my desk, 5.30 am, prepping for this morning’s program on Canoe FM and the daybreak outside my window (facing ENE) is spectacular .. crystal clear sky of blue to beige and a rosy hue is the back drop to a land of dark shadow and streams of light in the perfectly still lake.  I pause to drink it in.

7 am this morning, Lorraine McNeil and I will be on the air, sipping our first cup of coffee and sharing the news and information you need to start your day.  Hope you can spare the time to join us.

After the 8am news we’ll be talking with Carol Moffat, Reeve of Algonquin Highlands.  It’s always a lively conversation and full of information of interest.

Good morning great day!Can We Talk?

May 8th on Canoe Fm.

Tomorrow morning is expected to be another wonderful Highland sunrise.  Hope you can join us on Canoe FM.  We’ll be live from 7 to 9 am and, the ever ebullient, Lorraine McNeil will be with us.

Carol's picOn the Reeve’s Report after the 8am news, Carol Moffatt, Reeve of Algonquin Highlands will be our guest on the phone.  Join us for up to the minute news about the township and the most current news on the flood recovery in the highlands.

Grab a coffee and join us for a fun way to welcome the sunrise.