The Peterborough Examiner
Bikini Beans and Boathouse Boutique are fun summer stop
You can enjoy a coffee and a scone on the back deck overlooking the lake
Looking for an espresso — perhaps a salty spring shaken espresso? You want one with caramel and salted chocolate sauce with shaken espresso and your choice of syrup? Look no further than Bikini Beans in downtown Buckhorn across from the canal.
They are open and ready to serve you with a variety of coffees from espresso to lattes to a regular coffee with cream. Add a yummy scone or bagel and cream cheese and you have a late breakfast or lunch.
Starting on the long weekend, you can also enjoy it on the back patio overlooking Buckhorn Lake.
All kinds of products await your inspection at the Boathouse Boutique which adjoins Bikini Beans. New sandals must be on your list for the summer. You can find them at the Boathouse along with beautiful dresses, shirts, rompers and jewelry. Decorating items to provide a nautical theme to your cottage are there.
Owner Angela Jones is a busy woman. She is the owner of Lakeshore Designs at 2968 Lakefield Rd. as well, where she focuses on interior design decorating Princess Margaret lottery homes and providing cottage decor and furnishings. She has a similar business in Florida, where she cares for clients with winter homes providing decor solutions.
Jones has recently co-authored a book called “Global Conscious Entrepreneurs.” Marie Diamond from the movie “The Secret” asked 49 entrepreneurs from around the world to contribute experiences and advice. Angela was studying feng shui when she met Diamond and was presented with the opportunity of providing her own chapter in the book. The book is a bestseller on Amazon.
Boathouse Boutique and Bikini Beans is always looking for summer staff. Stop in the store, meet Sam and Erin, get a coffee, do some shopping and maybe find a job.
The famous Buckhorn Craft Festival is waiting in the wings to entertain you and tempt you with beautiful pieces of woodworking, stimulating pieces of art, colourful earrings to match any outfit, luscious snacks, dips and desserts ... and the list goes on.
The Buckhorn Community Centre is hosting on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per adult and can be purchased at the various kiosks located on the property including at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Pets must be leashed and no pets are allowed in buildings.
New vendors will be offering butter tarts, strudels, spanakopita, cement plant pots, bird houses, pet accessories along with the regular vendors with stained glass, pottery and the list goes on. All crafts are made by the exhibitor. No imported crafts are allowed. Hope to see you there.
Wesley United Church
A drive-up and take-away dinner is being offered at Wesley United. On June 23 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. the takeaway strawberry supper will feature cold meats, salads, roll and butter and strawberry shortcake. Stay tuned for contact info.
Some important subjects for the older adult to give some thought — preparing for emergency and personal safety planning, having life documents and emergency contacts in order and arranging an advanced care plan. That will provide the theme for the Be Prepared Workshop at the upper level of St. Matthews Church on May 30 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Age-friendly Peterborough has prepared a Be Prepared Workbook as a tool with checklists, prompting questions and resources to help you take control during stressful times in life crises.
Funding for the Be Prepared project has been provided by United Way.
Hosted by Community Care Buckhorn, call Caylea at 705-6572171 to register.