July 13, 2017

The Maynooth House

At the top of Hastings County is the Municipality of Hastings Highlands.  There you will find the Village of Mayno..

June 28, 2017

The Maynooth Train Station

In Maynooth, make a point to stop by the Maynooth Station.  It's a neat place.  It was established in 1907 by the Central Ontario Railway and later run by the Canadian Northern Railway.  Unfortunately the railway in Maynooth was abandoned in 1984.  There is an e..

December 06, 2016

Artist shows gratitude as Hospice Volunteer

Submitted by Barb Shaw – The Village Playhouse looks different now than it did when Hospice North Hastings first took over the lease in the spring of 2015 and a big part of that visual refresh has been provided by local artist and Hospice volunteer Richard Ba..

October 21, 2016

Lieutenant-Governor Francis Gore

By Doug Knutson On August 3, 1916, Lieutenant-Governor Francis Gore proclaimed that the new town plot laid out on the Moira River shall be called “Bellville” – we’re going to be 200!   

September 01, 2016

Mineral Capital Concerts

Mineral Capital Concerts – LIVE & FREE! Live music all summer long – The Mineral Capital Concerts take place every Wednesday night in Millennium Park, Bancroft.  Set on the banks of the York River, complete with a log-hewn Bandshell, Millenniu..

August 17, 2016

A Place Called Wallbridge

By Alex McNaught Wallbridge is now a forgotten little community in the centre of Sidney Township … but at one time it was an important place where Council meetings made decisions for three townships and the City of Belleville when Belleville was under the jurisdiction of Th..

July 15, 2016

My Home

by Cathy Trimble Excerpts from “Before the Memories Fade” Published by The Senior Citizens of Carlow Township 1977. Insight and understanding of yesterday’s living conditions is provided by camp cook Robert J. Taylor’s storehouse of memories. Lumbering..

June 07, 2016

On the Home Front 100 Years Ago

By Laurel Bishop When World War I began, while the First Contingent was training to fight overseas, an army of citizens went into action. Little did they know what a monumental task lay ahead of them. How did the citizens of Hastings/Quinte region meet the challenge? Many answers can b..

May 26, 2016

A Tour of Belleville…..in 1860

By Richard Hughes If you rolled back the calendar to 1860 and took a tour of the Town of Belleville the first thing we notice is the busy thoroughfare of Front Street bustling with the stores and businesses of a growing town. At the north end is Mill Street (Cannifton Road) running to ..

May 06, 2016

At the Call of King and Country

By Bill Kennedy At the outset of World War One hundreds of men from Quinte Region enlisted for King and Country. Two of them were seventeen year old Leo Ross of Belleville and Dr. George Sills of Tweed. Leo went overseas with the first Canadian Contingent in October..

February 03, 2016

Mineral Capital of Canada

The Town of Bancroft is the “Mineral Capital of Canada”.  This is due to the great variety and quality of mi..

January 18, 2016

Cheese Capital of Canada

Did you know that Hastings County is trademarked as the Cheese Capital of Canada?  It is!  If you don’t believe me you can 

January 18, 2016

Ontario’s First Gold Mine

The location of Ontario’s first gold mine is situated just outside of Eldorado in central Hastings County.  In the small hamlet of Eldorado, one will find at the corner of Highway 62 and John Street a historical plaque.  The plaque reads: In August, 1866, ..

December 22, 2015

The O’Hara Family History

Patrick O’Hara, (1769-1850) in 1789, came to the Americas from Londonderry, Ireland. In 1794 he married Cynthia Prindle (1779-1860) and they had 9 children. One son, James, later called “Squire”, was 21 when he married Mary Healey. Mary, James and four-year-old Elizabeth arrive..

April 10, 2015

Welcome to A Place For The Arts!

In the Town of Bancroft,  a group got together and formed an artists’ co-operative.  They later opened A Place For The Arts on 23 Bridge Street West.   Inside, one will find a not-for-profit co-operative space where those interested in art can meet and create, as well a..

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