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Queen Street Pedestrian Project

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and in an effort to support physical distancing with downtown Port Perry, the Township, with the support of the Port Perry BIA, will be opening up Queen Street on weekends starting July 25, 2020. The area between Perry Street and Water Street will… Read More

5 Great Patios and Why You’ll Love Them!

Story By Karen Hawthorne Soak up the charm and the sunshine! Patio season is here, for sangria and ice buckets of beer, lunch overlooking the water, or cocktails under patio lanterns – Scugog has the best spots for outdoor dining, casual drinks and full-on relaxing. Because that’s what our brief,… Read More

The Perfect Scoop: Gelato, Ice Cream or Both!

By Karen Hawthorne A sweet, creamy scoop of handcrafted Italian gelato or home-churned ice cream is, by popular consensus, the perfect treat on a hot day. Cone, cup or whipped into a milkshake, the refreshing treat is a must-indulge—especially when it’s made with expert TLC by someone who knows the… Read More

Local and Handmade

Meta 4 Gallery

Meta4 Gallery Promotes Local and Handmade Story by Katherine Ryalen In downtown Port Perry is Meta4 Gallery, an award-winning gallery of fine craft, original art and studio programming. It opened its doors in 2005, and has been so successful that in the fall of 2017, co-owners and artist-entrepreneurs Birgitta MacLeod,… Read More

Canada Day the Durham Way

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we will not be able to host the usual Canada Day celebrations in Palmer Park for the year 2020. This, however, will not stop us from celebrating our great Canadian heritage. On July 1st, 2020, the Township of Scugog, along with all other municipalities… Read More

Community Spirit

Old Flame Beer

Beer Meets Community Spirit at Old Flame Brewing Company Story by Katherine Ryalen Can a craft brewery be more than just a purveyor of quality libations and good times? Can it also be a pillar of community support, pulling local businesses together for the success of the whole town? One… Read More

Best Local Farm-To-Table Eats!

By Karen Hawthorne Choosing local matters. There’s the incredible fresh taste of food picked that morning (or by your own hands from the vines). Have you gone to an orchard with a basket and sampled a Honeycrisp apple right from the tree? Or tasted ruby red strawberries at a farm… Read More

Bundle Up!

Family putting ice skates on lakeside, Scugog

Top 5 Outdoor Adventures in Scugog Story by Karen Hawthorne Get some fresh air and explore Scugog’s winter chills and thrills! We’ve got forests with trails and maple trees, horse-drawn sleigh rides and heart-pumping adventures on the frozen lake. Bring your skates (or snowshoes) and the family for some serious outdoor… Read More

Lake Scugog: The Perfect Summer Fishing Spot

By Dan Miguel from National Pro Staff Lake Scugog–Summer Largemouth Bass Nicknamed by locals as the bog, Lake Scugog is the shallowest and weediest lake in the region and offers the best largemouth habitat. From late June to early fall, Lake Scugog is your best bet to catch your biggest… Read More

Barbecued Chicken and Ribs! Does It Get Any Better?

Story By Karen Hawthorne When you graduate with an MBA and work in finance, you might not expect your career path to circle back to dishwasher (and multiple other duties!) at your family’s restaurant. But then again, not many restaurants feel so much like home. Haugen’s Chicken & Ribs Barbeque… Read More