"Lakefield: Sketches To Remember" About Town's Rich History Will Be A Must Read

UPDATE: June 22nd -> Lakefield: Sketches to Remember will be released on July 1st at the Lakefield Isabel Morris Park by the arena. Arnold and Ridpath will be there from 4-7 p.m. to sign the book, which retails for $30. It will also be sold at Happenstance in Lakefield and The Examiner building in Peterborough.

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Without a brother’s love, a family so important to Lakefield’s history may not have existed. Without the strength and courage of war veterans, the village would have not had its lumber company, insurance firm, hardware store and some strong family connections.

Those are just a few of the 40 stories and illustrations included in an upcoming book, Lakefield: Sketches to Remember, by author Ed Arnold and Lakefield-based artist Drew Ridpath. The two have been putting together their Canada 150th birthday gift to the village for more than a year.

The front cover image was taken by Ed's son, PTBOCanada's Scott Arnold...

Lakefield: Sketches to Remember is filled with explosive, emotional and hidden stories about some of the people behind the incredible black and white drawings of buildings displayed throughout the book—which is slated for release on Canada Day.

Arnold and Ridpath will be speaking to an audience at Christ Church in Lakefield at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 21st about the book and a few of the buildings featured in it. They will also be announcing when and where it will be officially launched.

“When we moved to my family's hometown more than 40 years ago, I loved the people, history and beauty of this area," Ridpath says. "I started drawing pen and ink sketches to capture the unique character of our village. Ed's storytelling and the sketches combine to show how Lakefield has changed over time but still maintains the charm and feeling of a special village.”

The back cover and all the illustrations in the book are by Drew Ridpath...

Ed Arnold, an award-winning journalist who has written 16 local books, has this to say about the impact of writing, researching and collaborating on this book...

“When I started this journey with Drew, I had no idea how powerful the stories would be. Some made me laugh, others brought tears. It was an incredible trip through Lakefield’s past and present."

The Christ Church event on June 21st is a fundraiser for the museum with admission $10 at the door with limited seating.

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New 310-Page Paperback Book Looks At Peterborough's Rich Golf History

There is a new book being released by Ed Arnold and Roger Self about the city’s golf history and some of its greatest players.

Called Peterborough’s Golf Story . . . and more, this 310-page paperback features the story of the city’s golf courses and many of its best players. It also includes 20 pages of black and white photos and more than 20 pages of city golf tournament statistics over the years.

Front cover photo by Scott Arnold

Front cover photo by Scott Arnold

The book will be available after the book launch that takes place at Kawartha Golf & Country Club Wednesday, April 12th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Back cover photo by Paul hickey

Back cover photo by Paul hickey

Following the launch, the book will be available at Kawartha Golf and Country Club on Clonsilla Avenue, The Peterborough Examiner on Hunter Street East, Trent Valley Archives on Centre Line of Smith and Happenstance on Queen Street in Lakefield.

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Neat Places & Cool People in Peterborough is available at some local bookstores for $25, with all proceeds going to the local United Way campaign. It's a 118-page book illustrated by artist George Elliott with stories from Examiner managing editor Ed Arnold.

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