Beautiful Country Home yours for the taking

Price: $379,900
Type: Residential
Address:1263 South Baptiste Lake Road, Bancroft Ontario
Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty, Brokerage

This beautiful country home with over 25 private, peaceful, serene acres of property has it all. Set far back from the road less than 15 minutes from Bancroft. Property features 3 bedrooms,. 4 pc bathroom, Large master with walk-in closet and ensuite, hardwood floors, a large sun room, gorgeous stone finished wood burning fireplace in the living, large decks great for entertaining, and views from every window, nice spring fed pond, double car garage, single car garage/ workshop ( 16 x 24), storage shed ( 6 x 16), Barn with loft ( 24 x 32 with mono bean rail for hoisting comes with industrial air compressor and propane space heater), fenced dog kennel, This wooded acreage with trails and lots of wildlife is a most see for sure!

One man helping keeping Bancroft beautiful

Bancroft George FAgain, you never know what you will stumble upon here in Bancroft. For the last few months I have watched a man cleaning up the ATV trail between Bridge Street and Station Street and I always thought it was a town employee … did I find out differently.

The residents at the Riverside Chateau are grateful to George as it gives them a view of the ATV trail and they, like so many others … enjoy people watching where as before they couldn’t.

George Frivalt is a man on a mission and although I have seen him almost daily it was the first time I stopped to say thank you. He has been cleaning up the over grown shrubs and trimming the trees back, all at his own time and expense. George is hoping that the town will assist in helping him get rid the bush that has been cleared and he did mention that he spoke to a town employee a few weeks back but no one has contacted him since.

I am grateful as well as I walk the pup there daily and it just looks so much better and cleaner and to be honest easier to clean up after the pup when the grass isn’t past your waste:)

Thank you George helping keep Bancroft beautiful!

Urban Girl xoxo

Wilson Timber Mart reveals new bathroom at Village Playhouse

009After taking over the lease of the Village Playhouse in the spring, the team from Hospice North Hastings started making a list of big and small repairs that were needed in the historic theatre. With a quick refresh done for the kitchen, Hospice Coordinator Heather Brough decided that the three tired-looking unisex bathrooms in the theatre also needed some love.

That’s when Kim and Nicole Trolley from Wilson Timber Mart offered their assistance.

Nicole Trolley is studying business administration and marketing at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Home for the summer and working at Wilson Timber Mart, Nicole loves interior design and she’s pretty committed to Hospice where she has spent time over the past three years working on the huge Hospice Gala. And in the midst of Gala craziness, Heather Brough says there is no better assistant than Nicole.


So it just made sense for Nicole, with the help of her mom, Kim, to take on the bathroom project. Heather gave a few guidelines to start with. The colour had to be bright and the theme had to have an art deco feel. With these suggestions, Nicole hit Pinterest and started looking through catalogues at Wilson Timber Mart.

The space is small so Nicole had a challenge when it came to deciding on what to do with the fixtures and fittings. She and her mom had been looking at suppliers’ websites and when they compared what they had found they had the same vanity at the top of each of their lists.

Nicole describes the vanity as compact but really rich in its look. The piece acts as an anchor and provides a nice contrast to the brightly painted walls. Getting creative, Nicole also created a whimsical sign that asks guests to remain seated during the performance.

Completed in time for the recent Jane Bunnett jazz concert, music lovers were delighted with the new bathroom because it looked great but also because it’s one more sign that things are coming back to life in the beautiful theatre.

“We are so thrilled with this bathroom,” said Hospice Coordinator, Heather Brough. “Nicole, Kim and Wilson Timber Mart have been so supportive in this new endeavour and they’re really making sure that this theatre remains as a vibrant part of the community.”

Nicole says she had a great time working on the bathroom. She estimates the refresh cost under $1,000 and she is really happy with the results.

“I love interior design and I really love doing things in the community,” Nicole explained. “We really wanted to help with this project and to do this for Hospice and for the Village Playhouse.”

The other two bathrooms in the Playhouse will be refreshed by other supporters in the community in the months ahead and Nicole Trolley is ready for some competition.

“I’m excited to see what the other bathrooms will look like and I’m sure our creation will stand-up against any competition.”

For additional details:

Barbara Shaw


107 feet of natural shoreline waiting just for you!

Price: $349,900
Type: Residential
Address: 1242 Houston Road, Cardiff
Neighbourhood: Paudash Lake
Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty, Brokerage

Paudash Lake Year round home on level treed lot with 107 feet of natural shoreline. Spacious open concept 4 bedroom 2 bathroom quality built move in ready with garage, septic & drilled well. Easy access to full service marina, airplane fuel, miles of boating, year round restaurant with boat or road access, excellent fishing in summer and winter, prime snowmobile & ATV area & public beach. A place to enjoy the peaceful bliss!

Growing one business at a time

One of the good things about being a walker is that you stumble upon many different things here North of 7. Saturday was no exception as I came across the grande opening on the Bancroft General Mercantile located in the heart of Bancroft on Hastings St.

A sweet store (pun intended) as they are in part a candy store and what candy they have! From the crowd that they had, they are off to a great start. A long time cottager to our area from Stirling where her first store is located decided Bancroft was the perfect place top open her newest destination store.

Another great thing about living here in Bancroft, Ontario is the access that you have to our council members that attend these openings. Mayor Bernice Jenkins and Councillor Mary Kavanagh (who is also the council’s representative on our BBIA) were more than happy to do the following video when I approached them out of the blue.

We are all in building Bancroft together and I like to thank both ladies for giving their time to do this. Another shout out goes to Dave Rattle of who did a amazing job on the editing.