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It’s giant puffball season

EASTERN ONTARIO — The scientific name is Calvatia gigantea, and for those in the know, it’s quite a treat when sliced and fried in butter while the flesh is white (before the big monster goes…

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Marionville puts the fun in winter

MARIONVILLE — This francophone hamlet divided by the invisible boundaries of Ottawa, Russell and North Dundas came together for their annual tradition of wintertime fun. They even drew disparate municipal leaders — North Dundas Mayor…

Halloween fun at McCloskey’s

CHESTERVILLE — The Howl’O’ween Party at McCloskey’s — complete with plenty of great live music — signalled the impending arrival of Oct. 31. Here’s part of local band The Bargaining Unit on stage last Saturday night.