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Author Lesley Choyce will visit Almonte on Nov. 15. - Submitted photo

Canadian author who enjoys unexpected popularity in Almonte to visit town for the first time

You’re invited to “An Evening with Author Lesley Choyce at Mississippi Mills” at Almonte Public Library On Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fans of the beloved fictional character John Alexander MacNeil can meet with author Lesley Choyce to celebrate the release of his latest book titled The Untimely Ressurection of

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Jean Coe is the young woman on the Playbill for Spinning Yarns: The Millworkers' Musical. She was fourteen when this photo was taken. Her kids and grandkids still live in the area. - Submitted photo

Delight in Almonte’s textile history set to familiar tunes this November with original musical

Calling all musical theatre fans! The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum National Historic Site in Almonte is presenting a new musical entitled Spinning Yarns: The Millworkers Musical. The play is written by Fern Martin and pays tribute to Almonte’s fascinating textile history. Mississippi Mills is celebrating its bicentennial year in 2023,

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Special guests, partners and artists involved in The Seven Gifts public art installation gather for the opening ceremony on September 17. Pictured, from left: Bronze fabricator Dale Dunning; Mississippi Mills Mayor Christa Lowry; Bev Hunter of Mississippi Mills All My Relations; Sivarulrasa Gallery owner Sanjeev Sivarulrasa; Rev. Jonathan Kouri of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Almonte; stone sculptor Deborah Arnold; Indigenous wood carver Nish Nabie with Lona Dedo; Sue Evans of Mississippi Mills All My Relations; Elder Dan Ross, Algonquin, Pikwakanagan First Nation; mould maker Darlene McLeod; and Elder Larry McDermott, Algonquin, Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation. - Submitted photo

New Almonte art installation unveiled in spirit of truth and reconciliation

In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, a new Indigenous public art installation in Almonte pays tribute to the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Algonquin Anishinaabe. The opening ceremony and celebration for The Seven Gifts was held in Riverfront Park on Sept. 17. The event featured smudging and drumming ceremonies,

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Members of Mississippi Mills council and staff, along with members of the Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited team, joined downtown business owners and the community to celebrate the revamped downtown core. - Photo submitted

Almonte celebrates reopening of downtown following completion of revitalization project

After nearly two years of construction, the downtown Almonte revitalization project is complete. The Municipality of Mississippi Mills, in partnership with Destination Almonte, showed off the revamped downtown core during the downtown Almonte reopening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16. Members of council and staff, along with Kay, Lori and Cindy

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