New Artistic Director for Playhouse - February 2012
Ashlie Corcoran has been selected as the playhouse's artistic director to succeed founding artistic director Greg Wanless. Wanless will be leaving the playhouse after the 2012 season after more than 30 years at the helm. You can read about Ashlie here.
Playhouse announces its season line-up- January 2012
The Thousand Islands Playhouse has announced its 2012 season at the Springer and Firehall theatres. You can download the entire playbill here and read the media release here. The Springer Theatre opens mid-May with NUNSENSE II: The Second Coming, a hilarious musical and a fun way to start the theatre season in Gananoque.The more intimate Firehall Theatre opens June 28 with AMELIA: The Girl Who Wants to Fly, by John Gray, who also wrote Billy Bishop Goes to War. Don't forget that Manse Lane has an amazing theatre package for May and June for $77 per person (plus tax). Includes room, tickets and breakfast! Ask for details.
Paint the Town Pink - 2 April, 2011
Another great reason to visit Gananoque! April 2 is the second annual Paint the Town Pink event, this year featuring more female singers and songwriters, more venues -- all for a great cause: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. See Jenica Rayne, Lynne Hansen, Sheila Burtch, Troubador and Anna Robertson at Stonewater Pub;. Diane Stapley, Erika Bradley, Michelle Kaz and Michelle Girouard at Muskie Jakes; and Katherine Wheatley, Laura Bird, Glenna Green, Jeanine Noyes, Roxanne Potvin and Shout Sister at the Firehall Theatre. All venues are within five minutes walk of Manse Lane. Your $5 bracelet gives you access to all three venues all in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To see the Kingston Whig article click here >>
Bald Eagles return to Gananoque - 20 January, 2011
Nice to see Gananoque volunteers helping with the eagle project. You can learn more about local Bald Eagles here.
Kayaking in Gananoque - 29 April 09
A couple of nice stories in the Gananoque Reporter last week about kayaking in Gananoque here and about kayaking events here. Scott Ewart is the energy behind the Thousand Islands Kayaking Company, which operates from the municipal beach in Gan (about five minute walk from Manse Lane).
Tall fish tail (tale) in Chicago Sun-Times - 4 Jan 09
If you like to fish for Muskie, or if you just like fish tales, click here for a great Gananoque fishing story as reported in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Manse Lane lights up judges awards - 14 Dec 08
Manse Lane Bed and Breakfast has won Gananoque's winter lights judges award for its Santa bi-plane display, the brainchild of local artist Pam Staples. Each year local judges pick a home in each ward to recognize for its imaginative Christmas display - and this year Manse Lane received the nod!
Congrats to Pam and her helper Dan for their work. We hear that neighbours on Stone Street have thrown down the gauntlet for next year, so watch for a bigger and better display in 2009.
Manse Lane welcomes flying Santa - 5 Dec 08
While preparing for his annual global gift logistical tour (aka Christmas) Santa Claus paid an early reconnaissance visit to Gananoque today. Flying a WWI vintage bi-plane with an open cockpit, Santa toured local downtown stores and residential areas before landing on the roof of Manse Lane (see photo).
"Santa's bi-plane was a fun way to spruce up the holidays," said Bruce Davis, co-owner of Manse Lane, Gananoque's oldest bed and breakfast. "He's a nice addition to the neighbourhood and we encourage people to walk or drive-by to check him out."
The Manse Lane Christmas decorations, including Santa and his bi-plane, were the brainchild of Pam Staples, a local artist and owner of Cracker Crumbs studio. "Pam has done a wonderful job putting this together," said Davis. "She is already plotting next year's display!" Santa will be on display at 465 Stone Street South until mid-January, 2009.
Gananoque recognizes Manse Lane as heritage tourist inn - 10 Oct 08
On October 7th, 2008, the Town of Gananoque recognized Manse Lane as a heritage tourist inn, which will allow Manse Lane Bed and Breakfast to offer five rooms in the 2009 season, subject to certain improvements to parking and safety upgrades.
Historic B & B offers anniversary deal - 25 Aug 08
Discount equal to wedding anniversary years
Manse Lane Bed and Breakfast (www.manselane.com) in Gananoque is offering couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in September a special discount equal to the number of years they have been married.
"We are celebrating our own wedding anniversary in September," said Bruce Davis, who with wife Seonaid is the new co-owner of Manse Lane, "and we thought that it would be neat to celebrate by offering this fun promotion. If you have been married 50 years you get 50% off. Twenty years gets you 20 percent off and so on. Those married under ten years will still get a minimum of 10% off our regular rates." "This is a lovely time of the year to celebrate," said Davis. "We have a lovely old home in historic Gananoque. Whether you are looking for a quiet dinner, a visit to the Playhouse or something more energetic, this community has a lot to offer. Or maybe you just want some adult time without the kids."
Manse Lane Bed and Breakfast is located in Gananoque in the heart of the Thousand Islands, 20 minutes east of Kingston, Ontario. Built in 1888 and operated as a Bed & Breakfast since 1989, Manse Lane is steps away from the Thousand Islands Playhouse, the Gananoque Boat Lines, local pubs and restaurants and local shopping.
Petit gîte sympa offre des tarifs d'anniversaire - 25 Aout 08
Un rabais équivalent au nombre d'années de mariage
Situé à Gananoque en Ontario, soit tout près du site enchanteur des Mille-Îles, le petit gîte sympathique Manse Lane (www.manselane.com) offre aux couples célébrant leur anniversaire de mariage en septembre un rabais équivalent au nombre d'années qu'ils ont été mariés.
« Nous célébrons notre anniversaire de mariage ce septembre nous aussi, à déclaré Bruce Davis, nouveau copropriétaire, avec son épouse Seonaid, du gîte Manse Lane. « Nous avons pensé que ce serait amusant de souligné celui-ci en mettant de l'avant cette offre fort plaisante. Bref, si vous célébrez votre 50e anniversaire de mariage, nous vous offrons un rabais de 50%; vingt ans et vous obtiendrez 20%. Vous comprenez la démarche. Et puis, pour ceux qui célébreront dix ans et moins, ils recevront quand-même un rabais de 10% sur nos tarifs réguliers. » Selon Davis, c'est un temps de l'année parfait pour célébrez un événement. « Notre gîte, soit une grande demeure ancienne, est située au cœur de la petite ville historique de Gananoque. Que vous recherchiez un endroit pour un souper en toute quiétude, une soirée au théâtre ou bien une sortie plus active, notre communauté a beaucoup à vous offrir. Et pour les parents, que dire d'un peu de répit loin des enfants », a conclu le nouveau copropriétaire.
Le gîte Manse Lane à Gananoque se trouve à 20 minutes à l'est de Kingston en Ontario. Construit en 1888 et gîte depuis 1989, Manse Lane vous offre, à deux pas de celui-ci, le théâtre Thousand Islands Playhouse, les bateaux de croisière des Mille-Îles, des petits pubs et des restos conviviaux et une artère commerciale qui compte de nombreuses boutiques intéressantes.