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Exteirio view of Tweed Desi Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Indian Food Meets Hastings County and it’s ‘Truly’ Authentic

An authentic Indian food restaurant recently opened its doors in the village of Tweed and the food is incredibly delicious! Given the timing, this new venture is an example of ‘smart risk-taking’ that not only benefits the community but adds to the cultural diversity of Hastings County. Tweed Desi is a welcome addition to Tweed …

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Coffee, comfort food and good conversation at Rustic Roadside Restaurant

At a roadside restaurant in Gilmour, about halfway between Bancroft and Madoc on Highway 62, there’s a sign above the cash that reads, “The secret ingredient is always love.” This statement is certainly true for entrepreneur Maggie Thrasher, co-owner of the newly opened Rustic Roadside Restaurant. The warmth a customer feels when entering her establishment …

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Janice Chrysler – Mindful Journey

Headquartered in Marmora & Lake, Janice Chrysler started Mindful Journey to assist others in awakening spirituality in all aspects of their life. Having grown up in Hastings County she could live anywhere else in the world, but describes why Hastings is a great place to live and run her business as a Spiritual Growth Facilitator. …

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Natasha Kasmaii Alves – Technical Curriculum Developer, Presenter & Entrepreneur

Natasha and her family wanted to live full-time in a rural community like Hastings County. So they left the big city where she works remotely as a technical curriculum developer, presenter and entrepreneur owning and operating For the Halibut Fish & Chips with her husband in Bancroft. Learn more about Natasha in the latest episode …

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Laura Reavie – Skootamatta Environmental Consulting Inc.

In this episode of the I Left The City Show Podcast, Andrew Redden chats with Laura Reavie, founder and owner of Skootamatta Environmental Consulting Inc. Listen to why Laura chose Hastings as the place to live and become the home base for her consulting business. I Left The City Show · I Left The City …

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Limerick Lake Lodge and Marina

Limerick Lake is a unique body of water. Although it has 75 miles of shoreline, the entire lake has less than 160 cottages, many of which have been passed down through family generations since the 1920s and 1930s. The lake is quiet, pristine and mostly untouched, with no new builds since 1980. The reason? Limerick Lake is only accessible by boat.

John Bondar – Shannonville Motorsport Park

In this episode of the I Left The City Show Podcast, Andrew Redden chats with John Bondar, President of Shannonville Motorsport Park. Listen to why John thinks Hastings is a fantastic place to live and operate a business. I Left The City Show · I Left The City – Episode 22 – John Bondar

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Tim Porter – Tweed & Company Theatre

Andrew Redden, Economic and Tourism Development Manager for Hastings County, recently interviewed Tim Porter, Canadian Musical Theatre Performer, writer, director and producer. Tim founded Tweed and Company Theatre and recently chose to make Tweed and Hastings County his permanent home where he’s also restoring a historic house. I Left The City Show · I left …

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Dr. Sandy Musclow

Andrew Redden, Economic and Tourism Development Manager for Hastings County, recently interviewed Dr. Sandy Musclow, a naturopathic physician offering services in North Hastings through Foundation Stone Medicine. After living and studying in different communities across North America, Dr. Musclow chose to return to her home community of Hastings. I Left The City Show · I …

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Dionne Baker

Meet Dionne Baker, a Digital Professional Who Left The City for a Refreshed Pace of Life

What have you been working on lately? For this period of my life it’s more like, “What haven’t you been working on lately!” In addition to being a Shopify Partner and Expert, I build websites and manage marketing campaigns for corporate clients throughout North America. I’m also helping the Business Improvement Association (BIA) in Stirling …

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Melanie Williams

Law in Motion

Economic and Tourism Development Manager Andrew Redden recently interviewed Melanie Williams who has built her law practice in the beautiful community of Marmora right in the heart of Hastings County. When she’s not helping people with her law practice, Melanie loves the shopping options in her hometown. Watch the interview below, or further down on …

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