• You might have noticed a new South American store, La Pikenya, that opened this winter across from the Knowlton Pub. The owner, Milka Frederick, who is Peruvian, offers alpaca clothing for the whole family, along with some jewellery from Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala. Stop by to welcome her and discover her products. lapikenya@hotmail.com

• Christine Gosme Designer just moved her workshop and store to Lakeside Rd. to be in the centre of the village. She is now located next to Woolrich. She designs and makes European style clothing for children with some chosen pieces for women. Telephone: 450-777-6326.

• Bousada Interiors on Knowlton Road are having to move as their 50 employees do not have enough room to work, let alone park. The company has offices in Quebec City, Toronto and Ottawa, as well as here. It wants to stay in the area, but does not know yet where the next location will be.