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Connor Chase is a political science and economics student at the University of Ottawa. Sometimes, he also likes to pretend that he's a writer and plies this trade at The Lindsay Advocate.

Second World War-era biplane may fly over Kawartha Lakes next year

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In the 1950s, a U.S. citizen purchased the plane, and it ended up as a show plane, starring in TV shows such as CHiPs.

All the components of a Second World War era biplane are sitting in Doug Watson’s garage. While there’s no need for it to fight again, he aims to make it fly in 2019.

Two years ago. Watson, who lives just north of Lindsay, found himself in possession of a chaotic heap of disassembled airplane parts. It meant that he had embroiled himself in a years-long construction project – and he couldn’t be happier.

The plane itself is Tiger Moth biplane; bi, of course, refers to the two wings on each side of of the cockpit that are stacked on top of one another. The plane was invented in the 1930s and quickly became mass produced in the wake of a global war.

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Kawartha Lakes Cycling Classic: Annual ride for A Place Called Home

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The annual Kawartha Lakes Cycling Classic returns Aug. 25 to Lindsay, as riders from across the region ride for A Place Called Home (APCH).

This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever. With courses of varying intensities, (13, 25, 50, 100, and 160 kilometres) the event offers both veteran and novice, casual and competitive cyclists a chance to ride for a great cause in the local community.

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Globus Theatre offers great dining, top-notch plays

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On a winding country road just outside of Bobcaygeon, the Globus Theatre and Lakeview Arts Barn offers a quality theatre experience for tourists and locals alike.

The Globus offers an intimate theatre-going experience. With just 150 seats, it is the “perfect venue and perfect space, designed specifically for us,” says Sarah Quick, who runs the theatre.

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Ark Hair and Beauty: Salon for individuals, supply store for retailers, stylists

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Ark Hair and Beauty, Lindsay.

Ali and Rozina Tirmizi, wanting to get away from the unrelenting hustle and bustle of Toronto, have brought big town beauty with small town prices to Kawartha Lakes with Ark Hair and Beauty. Their hope is that their business will help not only individual customers but the many salons and stylists who work in the area.

For salons and stylists in Lindsay and the surrounding area, it’s the closest beauty outlet to home. The owners believe this has filled a crucial gap in Lindsay.

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Democracy: Go do what much of the world wishes it could do

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L to R: Andrea Horvath, NDP leader, Doug Ford, PC leader, Mike Schreiner, Green Party leader, Kathleen Wynne, Liberal leader.

Voting, like almost everything else that takes time and effort, is very easy to talk yourself out of doing.

The most persuasive and pervasive justification of abstinence from the democratic process is the belief that a single vote means very little. My vote, your vote, and your mom’s vote likely won’t change an election.

Thankfully, however, I am young. I haven’t been around long enough for political cynicism to take root.

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