Ink & Iron Tattoo and a Heart of Gold

Lea Maurice is not just an artist with her tattoo designs, she is a visionary. Her vision is to bring the community together, by business working together in collaboration to help each other and  make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Lea started Ink & Iron Tattoo Co. on Industrial Ave. in Carleton Place in 2015. This summer, she moved to the Downtown area to 154 Beckwith St. Lea says the main reason for the move was to make her business wheelchair accessible. She wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted a tattoo or piercing was able
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CP Gymnastics Centre Cartwheels into Downtown!

Welcome to Downtown Carleton Place CP Gymnastics Centre! CP Gymnastics Centre moved into the downtown area just a couple of months ago from Industrial Avenue. This Holiday Monday, September 5th, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, they are having their GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!   They are inviting everyone to come see their new LARGER location and exciting new equipment.   There is FREE gymnastics time and CAKE, what can be better than that the day before school?  The Official Cake Cutting will be at 1:00 pm.   Benefits of new location: ground level more room higher ceilings air conditioning 8
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Brown and MacFarlane Glass Shines through with New Showroom

Brown and MacFarlane Glass Co. Inc has been serving the Ottawa area for 33 years and now they have expanded to include a showroom in Downtown Carleton Place. While they still maintain their warehouse and work studio in Beckwith Township on 9th Line Road, they felt the need to have a stylish professional setting to for meetings with clients and introducing their work to new customers. Also a central location for convenience. Looking around the showroom, you get an idea of what years of experience in the field can give you, as far quality and diversity of services. The first thing
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Coffee is on at Under Pressure Coffee House

New to Downtown Carleton Place, Under Pressure Coffee House opened on August 8th, with a soft launch. This Saturday, August 27th, they are having their GRAND OPENING with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am. There will be samplings of goodies and  local author, Natasha Peterson will host a read along of her book, Gayle the Goose Goes Global. Speaking with owner, Cara Lewis, it was discovered that Under Pressure plans to have “theme nights” with Date Night on Friday nights, Art Class Night and Board Game Night. On Saturday mornings at 10 am, there will be a Children’s Book
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Marvelous Murals in Carleton Place

When you live in a small town, it’s easy to assume that you know about new developments in the community, however big or small. If you’ve ever taken a stroll or drive through the streets of Carleton Place, you may or may not have noticed the murals decorating the sides of some of the original, older buildings in town. These murals, scattered throughout town, give residents and visitors alike a small taste of our rich heritage, some old and some new. Starting where Coleman Street crosses Franktown Road, you’ll see a mural depicting the Last Train to Carleton Place, which
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Important BIA Membership Notice

Join the BIA Board on Wednesday, August 17th from 6-8 pm at the Ottawa Business Centre for a BIA Membership Meeting.   The BIA Board will have a presentation for you on the progress the downtown has made since January, and will be open to answer any questions you may have.     Some snacks and refreshments will be provided. We hope you all can make it! Please RSVP as soon as you can by emailing info@downtowncarletonplace.com or calling the BIA office at 613-257-8049.  
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Town Construction Update – July 28th

PW2 -2016 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – JULY 28, 2016 (JOSEPH STREET, PATTIE DRIVE. CRAM STREET, COLEMAN AVENUE, 22 BRIDGE STREET PARKING LOT)) The Town of Carleton Place & Thomas Cavanagh Construction would like to inform the residents of upcoming activities within the active construction zones. Joseph Street, Pattie Drive, & Cram Street – Residents should be advised that asphalt, curb and sidewalk removal will also be occurring on Joseph Street from Townline to Mackenzie Street. Cavanagh staff will also continue to remove rock and replace underground services and infrastructure, including the watermain on Pattie Drive. Crews will be activating the overland
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Seeking volunteers for the BIA Bridge Street Bazaar

The Carleton Place BIA is seeking volunteers for the BIA Bridge Street Bazaar on Saturday July 30th.   There are two shifts one is morning from 7:00 am until 9:00 am and the second shift is from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Traffic control (adults) 4 people needed for morning shift and 4 people needed for the afternoon shift. Students are needed to assist with setting up tents and assisting vendors unload their materials and other odd jobs that may arise in the morning.   The second shift beginning at 4:00 pm will be to dismantle canopy tents and help with removing
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Carleton Place Funfair 2016

Carter Shows Midway will be in Downtown Carleton Place at the Wool Growers location on July 8, 9, and 10. There will be midway rides, games, and food concessions, making for a whole weekend of fun with the family! Event: Carleton Place Funfair Date: July 8 – 10, 2016 City: Carleton Place Address: 57 Coleman Street (Wool Growers Location) Event Highlights: The Funfair returns to Carleton Place with rides, games & food for all to enjoy. This weekend will be in support of the School Breakfast Program Midway Hours: Friday Open at 4:00pm Saturday Open at 11:00am Sunday Open 11:00am
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It’s all about TEAM WORK this summer!

 The Carleton Place BIA has once again purchased over one hundred 20’’ hanging baskets to adorn our downtown this summer season. The baskets will be hung on Saturday May 30th and the following week you will begin to see the planters filled with colour. The Town of Carleton Place and the BIA are teaming up to have a student work 20 hours a week downtown keeping the weeds and litter under control. The weed killer is an environmentally friendly solution made of vinegar, salt, and soap. The bike racks and benches will be put in place soon. The dock on
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