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With 2019 being the 200th Anniversary of The Town of Carleton Place “LOCAL TALES” will give you a look back at some of the Stories & People who have played a role in making this rapidly growing Ottawa Valley Community what it is today.

Courtesy of Lyle Dillabough (Productions)

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Traces In My Mind

Here is tune that many people have urged me to record for some time now. Finally we have produced/released a version of it. My hope is ...

The Wonder that was Alliston Roberts

It is amazing to me how some things just seem to go around and around and resurface time and again. They go full circle, you might ...

You Just Never Know

Well; you just never know how things are going to work out. Yesterday I gave away my Best Friend. (My Yammy- Yamaha 280 Guitar) Had it since ...

So this is it. What it’s all com down to.

The end of all things as we once knew it? In 2008 I released a song entitled, “Fading Away” and things certainly seem to be. The lyrics ...

New song – Rise Up and Stand Tall

https://youtu.be/UNO9rvevBVs RISE UP & STAND TALL Here is a ‘rough’ version (please excuse the quality) of a new ‘song’ (just written) about these trying times in which ...

Grandpa Moore Interview circa 1975

Sent to us from one of our site visitors Take a listen, some great history in this audio clip. Great Grandpa Moore was 90 in 1975 and ...

Margaret’s Last Christmas Wish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AE45r7bor8 This narrative (“MARGET’S LAST CHRISTMAS WISH”) production was recently recorded at Valley Heritage Radio (CJHR-FM) Renfrew, by producer John McMaster with myself as the ‘voice’. This ...

Connie’s Unrelenting Faith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8CT9pR2DGw

Dead Man Saves Three

When the ‘Witch of November’ Comes Calling By: Lyle Dillabough Old-time mariners in Canada have a saying that states: “don’t go out on the waters in Canada ...

Lennie’s ‘Lost Love’ Letters

It is a tale of love. A tale of hope. A story of dreams, and of promises spoken. With a bright future, and of things to come. ...

A re-tribute to ‘Scoon’ (Still Beloved & Sadly Missed)

Our Friend “Scoon” In Memory of our Friend Dale Scott of Carleton Place Story By: Brent King. Audio Feature By: Lyle Dillabough Dale was an individual who dedicated ...

A Special Remembrance Day Audio Feature

He Was Just A Face On The Corner … (for unsung heroes everywhere..) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUmUB_pmbFM

The Short Life of Sterne Tighe Edwards

The Roy Brown Society wishes to thank Hugh Halliday for his research and writing about Sterne Edwards which was used in the making of this ...

The Short Life of Neil John McPhee

Private McPhee by: Rob Probert Neil McPhee was born in Carleton Place, June 9, 1890. He was the son of Angus and Jane McPhee. Imagine Carleton Place at ...

The Short Life of John (aka Joseph) Hamilton

Private Hamilton by: Rob Probert Sadly there is not that much known about this young man. There was even some confusion over his first name. He enlisted ...

NEW Stompin’ Tom Biography

NEW STOMPIN’ TOM BIOGRAPHY HI-LIGHTS; CARLETON PLACE, MUFFERAW JOE, & THE ‘GRAND OLE LADY’ A new unauthorized Biography on the life of the late Stompin’ Tom ...

Magical Musical Summer of 72

1972 was a very memorable year! Not only was it the year of Watergate and Paul Henderson’s goal, it was also one of the best years ...

The End of the Line

One hundred and sixty years of railroad history has come and gone. And with it goes “MacDonald’s Dream” as one of the original lines of ...

The Silver Fox

July 17, 2007 may well be remembered for years to come in the Ottawa Valley as the day the music died. For it was then ...

Remembering Dave Lemay

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 20 years since David Lemay was shot and killed at OC Transpo along with three other ...

Dynamo of Discipline (Major Evelyn Wilson)

She was called “The Dynamo of Discipline” and became one of Canada’s greatest wartime heroes. And she was born at Carleton Place. Major Evelyn Wilson was ...

Landmarks, Landscapes and Faces in Time

There is a woman who appears in several old photographs that no one knows. She once was here but remains only as a face in ...

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