Scarecrow Stroll 2019

Spot the Scarecrow! Look for decorated businesses throughout Downtown Carleton Place and vote for your favorite. A great way to explore Downtown Carleton Place, discover new businesses and see their wonderful fall displays. Voting enters you into the ‘Discover Downtown Carleton Place’ draw for a chance to win (1) $300, (2) $250 or (3) $50 in BIA BUCKS! Walk Downtown Carleton Place anytime between Sept 23rd and October 19th to find scarecrows & pumpkins. Take pictures with your favorite ones and upload them using the hashtag #downtowncarletonplace Not on social media? No problem visit participating businesses throughout Downtown Carleton Place
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PUMPKIN PASSPORTS

Hello Great Pumpkin Hunter!  The object of the hunt is to visit our downtown businesses and to find the great pumpkin. Think, ‘Where’s Waldo’, but with pumpkin. Once you have found a pumpkin, please have a business associate, owner or person on duty, to sign your pumpkin passport. Find all the pumpkins and hand in your completed sheet to the Downtown Carleton Place BIA office – 136 Bridge Steet, the Information Center – 170 Bridge Street or at Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 19th BEFORE noon, or you will turn into a pumpkin! Little Cinderella humor there for you… Contest Draw:
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Q&A: Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

With Jennifer Irwin, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Manager 1. How would you describe your exhibit? In honour of the 200th anniversary of the settlement of what is now Carleton Place, we’ve pulled out “everything Carleton Place” and put it on display! We’re celebrating our town by looking at who lived here, what they did, and what they left behind. 2. Are there entrance fees for the exhibit? Admission to the museum is by donation. So yes, it’s free, but we appreciate any donations! 3. Who would your exhibit interest (kids, too?)? There’s something for everyone, honestly. EVERYONE who
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Congratulations to Nancy Code-Miller of Nancy’s Impressions!

Nancy has been a household name in our downtown since 1983, curating fashion for all the ladies of Carleton Place and beyond. It is with sadness and fondness that we wish Nancy a happy and healthy retirement. Nancy has sat on the BIA Board and she has guided our downtown through ups and downs.  She has a heart of gold and a wicked eye for fashion. We are going to miss her, I will miss her daily strut of smart and totally on point outfits sashaying down Bridge Street. Nancy Congratulation on our well-deserved retirement. Here’s wishing you the best in this next phase
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Applications now being accepted for Lanark County’s Sip and Savour Trail

More than 20 businesses registered during first intake. The Lanark County Tourism Association (LCTA) is pleased to announce that the first intake of applications for the Sip and Savour Trail saw more than 20 new businesses apply to be part of the trail. Applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis until March 31; the trail is expected to be ready for rollout for spring 2019. As Lanark County’s first food and drink trail, the Sip and Savour Trail will feature the stories of the unique tastes and flavours of Lanark County, and the people behind those experiences.
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Bridal Gown Blowout Sale

All proceeds going to Lanark County Interval House programs Saturday, March 16,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm The Grand Hotel,  7 Bridge Street, Carleton Place So many of the women that seek safety with us are trying to escape a marriage that went wrong, but also, many women that come to us go on to find wonderful, loving partners. With thoughts of every woman who has sought love after pain, Lanark County Interval House is excited to host a Bridal Gown Blowout Sale thanks to the incredible support of Renewed With Love Bridal Outlet!! Come find your dream dress!! With
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Who is Open Thursday Nights??

Many Downtown Businesses are Open on Thursday Night for your Convenience. Including: Acquisti Life Apple Cheeks As Good As New Black Tartan Kitchen C.P. Express Canadian Co-operative Woolgrowers Canadian Tire Gas Bar Capitol Optical Carleton Auto Parts Carleton Place Chiropractic Carleton Place Drug Mart Carleton Place Winery Carousel Cooper Street Productions Creative Studio Dollar Tree The Eating Place Et Cetera Home Freshco The Good Companion The Granary Hamsa Yoga Heritage Optometric Clinic The Hing Wah Restaurant House of Fong Restaurant Lakeside Mediterranean Little Loves Co. Milano Pizzeria Natural Pet Foods Pet Food RBC Royal Bank Real Wool Shop Renewed With
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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Carleton Place

Valentine’s Day is approaching, do you know how you will celebrate with your loved one? Here are five great ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Carleton Place: Grab a coffee at one of our cafés or coffee shops and go for a romantic stroll on the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (OVRT). Choose from a wide range of downtown restaurants and eateries and enjoy a delicious meal while sipping a glass of wine. Get creative together and create a painting or painted sign or another craft project, or pick out the perfect present at any of our fabulous retail stores. Treat yourself and
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