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The rich sounds of the cello could be heard from the Lower Garden right up to the Upper Field. No question, the music added to the special atmosphere.

Reviewing 2019

Today, on the last day of the year, I’m looking back at what happened in the garden in 2019. Without question, the single biggest event was the Open Garden Day in July. Over 300 people attended and we raised almost $10,000 for the Massawippi Foundation, helping that organization to continue its support for community activities and…

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We see wild turkeys from time to time but rarely in the colder months.

Turkeys at Christmas

We are preparing for the holidays at Glen Villa and waiting eagerly for family and friends to arrive. The group below came early.     I counted 15 of the prehistoric-looking animals munching their way through the field where the long line of crabapple trees grow.     Until last week the field was covered…

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An old hand-coloured postcard shows Glen Villa Inn.

The Job is Done!

The foundation wall of the old Glen Villa Inn is once again standing tall. Rebuilding the wall has been quite a process. In its prime the wall was the base of a grand structure.     Unfortunately, like so many summer resort hotels built of wood, it didn’t last.     A colour postcard of the hotel sent…

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The white sheets are put on at the end of the work week to protect against whatever the weather brings.

More Treasures from the Past

Work continues as we rebuild the foundation wall of the old Glen Villa Inn.     I first wrote about this project a few weeks ago in a post titled We are (Re)Building a Wall and in that post I recounted some of the history of the old hotel.     Last week I wrote about…

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wall rebuild (3 of 4)

Buried Treasures

Slowly the wall that used to hold up the old Glen Villa Inn is beginning to look like a wall again.     As exciting as the re-building are the treasures we discovered when the wall came down. We found glass bottles of all sorts, clear and coloured, broken and unbroken.     Some of the bits of glass…

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