This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution
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This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. On this day, October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette left her prison, her head shaved for the event ahead. She climbed onto the commoner’s tumbril, walked the scaffold and … Continue reading

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages
Attractions / History / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💛 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. I drove slowly into this ghostly, beautiful place. The gravel crackled under my wheels. It was eerily quiet. The sky was overcast. It was atmospheric to say the least. I had heard the stories, the … Continue reading

Loyalists Agog with “two-for” : Wedding and Birthday
History / Tourism

Loyalists Agog with “two-for” : Wedding and Birthday

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end People of the wedge are compounding two big celebrations this long weekend. The royal wedding of Prince Harry to American, Meghan Markle, and the birth of Queen Victoria–Saturday and Monday respectively. The Guinness and ale will pour for three days–no … Continue reading

Could this be our tiniest hamlet?
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Could this be our tiniest hamlet?

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE Not much equals a drive along County Road 2. It trims the St.Lawrence River, a corridor from Cornwall to Kingston. It is ostensibly the most traveled scenic road with many picnic stops and major destination locations along the way. Gananoque, Mallory Town, Rockport, Thousands Islands, Brockville, Prescott, Morrisburg, Long Sault … Continue reading

Visitors Smitten at Smiths Falls Trainfest
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Visitors Smitten at Smiths Falls Trainfest

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE This writer was an accidental tourist at Trainfest, August 26th. I immediately realized this event offered far more than met my eyes from the road. I stood on the platform as a black 1912 steam locomotive barreled toward me, whistling, coming to a full stop. The engine weighs 77 … Continue reading

Downton Abbey percolating in Perth
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Downton Abbey percolating in Perth

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE “I watch Downton Abbey,” this writer’s brother unreservedly admits. This is no delicate man; he is married, owns much property and is a busy, Senior Engineer in aerospace. It seems, the audience is far wider than I was aware. The British television series has captured the hearts of millions, not … Continue reading

Resurrection of the Rideau Moving Quickly
History / Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Resurrection of the Rideau Moving Quickly

Hotel Rideau, the former jewel and focal point of Beckwith Street, Smiths Falls, is coming to life again. There was a previous thwarted attempt to restore her; however, that effort failed. Now, under the ownership and watchful eyes of the Cinnamon brothers, Andrew and Tim, also Founders of Parkview Homes, the Rideau is buzzing with … Continue reading