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.
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
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
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’.
Connie’s Unrelenting Faith
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..)
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
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
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 ...