Author: Clay Dolan

Apple Trails & Folklore Tales

Blue Mountain Village Association’s award winning Apple Pie Trail is a culinary road trip to all things apple. As you explore the country roads between Collingwood and Meaford you’ll discover homemade signature pies made with a variety of apples and crust styles, artisan ciders, apple wine, cheesecake, honey and bread and of course, fresh apples. But wait there’s more!

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Composing Charcuterie

Charcuterie has its origins as a humble french peasant dish. But don’t let the simplicity of the preparation deceive you – curated and composed with a thoughtful arrangement of textures and tastes — Aside from being very delicious, a cheese and charcuterie board acts as a vessel for communication and is a great communal nibble.

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Art In Motion

On a warm September evening the downtown streets of Collingwood are alive with movement, music and voices as people explore the shops and artisan-lined sidewalks– taking in the art, entertainment and happenings of the Collingwood Art Crawl.

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Outside of Extraordinary

Many top Architects have found inspiration for luxury in a rather humble material: steel. It turns out the structural skeleton of a building holds significant visual inspiration—what’s usually reserved for strength and support, hidden behind cladding, is front and centre in this contemporary home designed by Architect Brad Abbott of Abbott Inspired Design and built by Patrick B. Coulter and Associates Inc.

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Summer Play-By-Play

Southern Georgian Bay during the warm, balmy months is something to behold. From waterfront views and rocky escarpment, to scenic trails and local wonders, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this wonderful four-season utopia.

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Owen Sound Emancipation Festival

Archaeologist and historian, Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost is this year’s keynote presenter when the 156th Owen Sound Emancipation Festival gets underway at Grey Roots Museum and Archives on the evening of Friday August 3rd.

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Turas Mór

Great journey – A Celebration of something more than cycling: it’s about the journey itself, camaraderie and showcasing the best the region has to offer.

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Growing for Community by Community

For the past few decades, as our understanding of how food impacts our health, and the economic and environmental benefits of strong, local food systems has evolved, many of us are looking for opportunities to eat more mindfully and healthfully.

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The Light Fantastic

Having outgrown their townhouse in the Blue Mountains, Cathy and Bob dreamed of building the ultimate family escape. Something cozy and sturdy, where theirgrandchildren could run amok—with room for everyone—somewhere the couple could eventually retire.

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Powder Day at Blue

As temperatures plunge and the Great Lakes snow machine kicks into full force, winter sports enthusiasts come alive with giddy anticipation…

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The Beat Goes On in Owen Sound

When you think Owen Sound and live music the first thing that comes to mind is probably not winter concerts. After all, our tentpole musical event occurs in mid-August and includes the word Summer in its name…

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