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Google News alerts are a blast.  Punch in a couple of words you want to search for, and your in box fills up with e-mails pointing you to matching words on web sites around the world.

Today, “Coe Hill” popped up related to a weird bird story in newspaper from Laconia, New Hampsire U.S.A.  As in “Coe Hill Road”  in the small town of Center Harbor.

Here’s the clipping…

Bird-watching

Monty Python fans probably recall the skit of the exploding penguin. “The penguin on your television set is about to explode,” the announcer says with perfect BBC diction, while two ditzy women are glued to the screen. Sure enough, seconds later the stuffed bird blows apart.

This hilarious sketch came to mind this week as bird-watchers, photographers and all manner of the curious flocked (no pun intended) to Coe Hill Road in Center Harbor to catch glimpse and snap a photo of a Northern Hawk Owl. 

Ornithologists said the bird is a rather rare sight in these parts.

The bird seemed to take all the attention in stride, staring back at the ogling spectators. But you couldn’t help but wonder what the bird was thinking. 

Perhaps, “Get lost,” or, “I want to be alone.”

The owl didn’t explode, but if it had kicked up some kind of fuss, wouldn’t it have been a scream?

Anybody know if there’s a people connection between Coe Hill and  Center Harbour, NH?

More additions to Coe Hill World: Mark Bonokoski’s Moose Country, current weather, moon phases and more local news added

Take a look down the left side of the main page of Coe Hill World and you’ll see I’ve been fiddling around with things again… I’ve added news feeds from the Weather Network, moon phases and Mark Bonokoski’s Moose Country three-times-a-week commentaries.

You’ll also see feeds from Bancroft This Week; The Toronto Star’s top news and sports stories; Belleville Intelligencer; and Peterborough Examiner.

So after you look at the lastest news postings in the middle of the page, click over the the left and see what’s going on in Coe Hill’s suburbs…

Kevin

Shoppers Drug Mart construction photos in Bancroft, Ontario

Construction of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store in Bancroft Ontario. Photo taken Jan. 31, 2009 by Brent Goodwin

Construction of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store in Bancroft Ontario. Photo taken Jan. 31, 2009 by Brent Goodwin

Brent Goodwin sent me these photos of the new Shoppers Drug Mart under construction in Bancroft, across from the No Frills supermarket.

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Construction of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store in Bancroft Ontario. Photo taken Jan. 31, 2009 by Brent Goodwin

Construction of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store in Bancroft Ontario. Photo taken Jan. 31, 2009 by Brent Goodwin

If this store is anything like what I’m used to near my home in Cambridge, Ont., then it will be worth the drive to Bancroft from Coe Hill.  The new Shoppers are mini-supermarkets, with drugs at the back.

I bet the Bancroft store will look like this …

Shoppers Drug Mart in Cambridge, Ontario, opened in 2006.

Shoppers Drug Mart in Cambridge, Ontario, opened in 2006.

Coe Hill World update – new look

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Coe Hill World will be a work in progress for a while… my first issue is finding the  best template, so information easy to find and read.

This is a bit different than the original style you may have seen in your last visit, but  I think it works better.  I’ll leave this one in place for a while… and I’ll change the heading photo when the season changes… snow can be a become a depressing greeting after a while.

As always, post up a comment about your thoughts on the blog.  

And please e-mail me anything — news, events, photos — you’d like posted on Coe Hill World to : coehillworld@gmail.com

Kevin

Here’s videos of rear-axle-drive snow machine created by Coe Hill native

 

Rear axle drive snowmobile by RND Innovations

Rear axle drive snowmobile by RND Innovations

Inventor of this rear-drive snow machine, Shawn Watling, grew up in Coe Hill and attended high school in Bancroft, Brent Goodwin says.

 

His invention was featured in December on the Daily Planet show on the Discovery Channel: http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/clip121232#clip121232

This is his company site, where there’s another video: http://rndinnovators.com/