Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Introducing Wayne Stahls

Wayne Stahls does maintenance work for two churches and two dentists in town. He is well known as a lacrosse player and coach. To read Wayne's profile, click here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Musing: Rejection

I’ve been turned down a lot lately. Especially by men.

I’m still getting many recommendations for profile subjects, but when I call to propose the idea, I often hear, “No, I’d rather not.”

The funny thing is, many of those who decline to be interviewed tell me they read the Muskoka Mosaic profiles every week and enjoy them.

I do understand the desire for privacy, and I respect each person’s right to decide whether they want to ‘put themselves out there,’ but after two years of hearing “yes” almost 100 per cent of the time, I find this trend puzzling.

Maybe it’s not a trend. Maybe it’s just coincidence. Time will tell.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Introducing Janice Berkenmeier

Janice Berkenmeier, owner of Florence's Flowers on Main Street, loves connecting with her community in various ways. To read her profile, click here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Introducing Loris Buttus

Loris Buttus is the owner of That Little Place By the Lights. A trained gelato maker, Loris once made about 200 kg of gelato each day for the cafe he and his wife Annie owned in Italy. To read his profile, click here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Introducing Jo Walton

Jo Walton is a Port Sydney mother of four who works as a program facilitator at several area Ontario Early Years Centres. To read her profile, click here.