Penny Caldwell

Penny Caldwell has worked in the magazine industry as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. In 2000, she was named Editor-in-Chief of Cottage Life, which has won numerous awards under her guidance.

A passionate boater, Penny likes to kick back and enjoy cottage life at the family cottage she and her husband share with their two children and a golden retriever on an island in Georgian Bay.



Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Government faces criticism for decision to shut down ELA

The Save ELA group has posted a number of open letters condemning the Canadian government's decision to shut down the Ontario-based research facility, including one from nine scientists in The Kinneret Limnological Laboratory of...

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Doors Open on Georgian Bay

Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor If you’ve ever taken part in a Doors Open event, you’ll know the thrill of being somewhere you’ve never been before. Public institutions and private homes put out the...

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Happy Sandwich-versary!

Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Cottage Life is celebrating an anniversary this year (25th). And unless you’ve been living under a really huge rock...

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Latest government closure will affect lake research

Trust the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations to be at the forefront of breaking news that affects lake stewardship. Here’s an excerpt from FOCA’s May Alert, which arrived in my e-mail today. “Thursday, May 17,...

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New property report and survey released

Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor Royal LePage released its annual Recreational Property Report this morning, along with the results of a survey it commissioned. The survey polled current cottage owners and...

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Board games coming to a theatre near you

Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. This Friday, the movie Battleship—based on the Hasbro game of the same name—opens in theatres. I don’t remember this board game involving any giant alien robots that emerge from...

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Environmental protection at risk

Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor Okay, the Ontario budget may have passed (yay, no election!), but the bill to enact amendments coming out of that budget is still yet to pass; it’s Bill 55, the Strong...

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Clean water activist Maude Barlow wins United Church Award, begins tour

News flash: We’ve just heard that the night before she begins an eight-city speaking tour aimed at protecting the Great Lakes watershed, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be presented with a Heart & Vision...

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Smoke detectors, CO alarms pushed in Safe at the Cottage campaign

Last summer we had a fire in our boat’s engine compartment. Our first clue something was wrong was the strong odour of fuel while we were under way. We limped into a nearby cottage dock, fixed the leak, mopped up the fuel,...

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Six things you can turn into an outhouse

Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. In our June 2012 issue we have a story about Diane Gauthier’s fishing boat-turned-outhouse (pg. 27). Neato! Definitely the coolest outhouse I’ve ever seen. (People send this...

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