Making A Splash

Mar 23 2013

Thirty skiers and snowboarders attempted to cross the water, with varying degrees of success, at the 6th annual Puddle Jump at Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Huntsville.

Garden Masters

Mar 22 2013

Master gardener Linda Dronseika tends to her plants in her basement greenhouse in Huntsville.

Nutty Nancy

Mar 22 2013

Nancy Wenger, owner of the Nutty Chocolatier shop in Huntsville.

Father Joe

Mar 18 2013

Father Joseph Moran, poses for a photo at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Gravenhurst. Moran is the highest ranking Catholic priest in Muskoka.

Studio Sounds

Mar 14 2013

The guys at Ghettoblaster Sound Factory, the only recording studio in Muskoka.

Library Crafts

Mar 11 2013

Sandy Waldie and her son John Sharkey build a seed covered bird feeder at the Bracebridge Public Library as part of the library's March Break programming. The feeder was going to be a gift for Waldie on her birthday the following day.

Trainer To The Stars

Mar 8 2013
Andrew Urban has been training celebrities and athletes at is modest home just outside Bracebridge for the past 20 years. Some of his clients include Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and former NHLers Brad May, Steve Yzerman, and Paul Coffey. Urban is originally from Poland and trains people mainly by using the body's own weight and by running barefoot.

What A Hoot

Mar 7 2013

Luna, a Saw Whet Owl, is the star of many Telus television ads. She became a Telus animal after an online vote. All of the footage used in the ads came from one shoot done in 2011. Luna, who was injured and couldn't be released back into the wild now calls the Muskoka Wildlife Centre home.

Heavy Weights

Mar 6 2013

Cindy Dreschler, the only female member of the Muskoka Barbell Powerlifting Club. She recently was named best female lifter at two consecutive competitions.

Earthy Home

Mar 4 2013

A few photos from a house built out of rammed earth that I had to shoot.

Instagram Year One

Mar 3 2013

Here are a few of my favorite Instagram shots from the past year.

365 Days On Instagram

Mar 3 2013

One year ago I started using Instagram and in that year I took 431 photos of various interesting things in Muskoka and beyond. Here is a collage of 400 (since I needed to make a square) of the images from the past year starting with the oldest and first image on the upper left and the latest image on the bottom right.

Tour For A Cure

Mar 1 2012

Sue Carley will be riding in the Tour for a Cure cycling event being held in Waterloo. The Tour features over 600 riders and raised over $1.5 million last year to send kids with cancer to specialized summer camps in Ontario, including Camp Oochigeas in Muskoka.

Speedy Seniors

Feb 27 2013

Lou Fenninger brushes past a gate during the alpine event at the Ontario 55+ Winter Games held in Huntsville.

Table Tennis Tongue

Feb 27 2013

Ui Young Park stares down the ball during the table tennis tournament at the Ontario 55+ Winter Games held in Huntsville.

Porch Portrait

Feb 27 2013

Kidney donor recipient Donna Denny, who's life has improved dramtically since receiving her new kidney three years ago.

Bracebridge Executions

Feb 26 2013

Local historian Ken Veitch stands on the site, at the top of Chancery Lane, where he estimates the gallows would have been constructed for the two executions performed in Bracebridge. The first was in 1898 when William Hammond was executed for the poisoning murder of his wife. The last was in 1922 when George Cyr was hanged for the double murder of George Wethers and Lena Solave during a botched robbery attempt. Cyr's body would remain unclaimed after his execution and was buried on the site near the gallows.