"March", according to the proverb, "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb", but what are its other proverbial associations?
March is traditionally wet and windy, so that dusty soil would be rarely seen: from the 16th century it was said that "a peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom" (a peck was a dry measure of two gallons).
It was also thought that the weather in March could be a sign of what was to come: "So many mists in March, so many frosts in May." But perhaps the strongest literary and historical association of the month is not with the weather, but with the "ides", or middle day of the month, in the ancient Roman calendar. Julius Caesar, who in Shakespeare's play unwisely ignores the soothsayer's warning, "Beware the Ides of March!", was murdered on the Ides (15th) of March in a conspiracy led by Brutus and Cassius. But in Collingwood we welcome March with the 4th Annual Breaking Down Barriers Rockin’ The House Curling Bonspiel Saturday February 27th – 800am to 5:30pm with The first draw starting at 9:00 am and the second draw begins at 10:45 am. Two six end games will be played by 24 Teams.
To many of us, March means "March Break" so make sure you have made your accommodation bookings well in advance. To book Chalets or Condos or to make hotel reservations visit Stay by the Bay to review all of your options.
Go to our Things to Do section and see what is available including Scandinave Spa, Scenic Caves and maybe you can squeeze in some snowmobile cruising. Rentals are available from Ride On Rentals. If summer isn't coming fast enough for you you can take a Plunge at Plunge in The Village at Blue.
We have an excellent selection of restaurants in our area and you can review almost all of them by visiting our Amazing Restaurant section.
Once again this year, Cafe Chartreuse is presenting Cabane a Sucre For Two Weekends only!!
A few months ago we added crossword puzzles to our list of pastimes at myExtras.
Bottom line. We have everything right here in Southern Georgian Bay so plan ahead and get out there an enjoy.
If you are worn out watching the Olympics please take time to congratulate the efforts of our locals, Palmer Taylor and Tyler Nella...they have both made us proud.
Lemon Lily - Staynor
Ride On Rentals
Please vist our new local portal in Owen Sound - www.myowensound.ca
Don't forget about Double Dollars, each Wednesday between 10am and 10pm you can save 50% or more with a varity of participating clients.
Get out there and enjoy everything our region has to offer.