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Maud of Leaskdale: The Kindling of a Kindred Spirit

In her beloved novel “Anne of Green Gables,” Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) has her irrepressible young heroine say, “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” Well, there’s a hidden gem of a play in a small village northeast of Toronto in Durham Region that introduced us to a new kindred spirit – in...

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Fermentation Festival

Think fermentation, and beer may come to mind. For others, it will be wine and spirits. Add cheese to the list. These obvious candidates form part of a long list of fermented products found in our everyday lives, yet many aren’t so obvious. You may be not be aware that many of the foods we consume regularly, go through a fermentation process. Think about coffee, yoghurt and bread which also fall...

Lake Scugog Studio Tour

Lake Scugog Studio Tour…Join a Creative Journey. Spring has been a long time coming and I think I’m developing symptoms of cabin fever.  What’s the best antidote for cabin fever? Some work in the garden? Well, it should have warmed up a bit, but still not warm enough for planting.  I’d vote for an art tour, with the chance to get out and about, meet artists in their lairs, engage in...

Music is the Key

Euterpe brings live performances of classical & jazz to Durham Schools By John Arkelian Some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians are bringing high-caliber music to schools in interactive live performances. Organized under the banner of a charitable organization named after the Greek muse of music, their goal is to give children what many have never experienced before – live performances...

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Waring House Cookery School

The cookery school at The Waring House one of its great attractions. Opening in 1996 after the Rogers were inspired by attending a cookery school in Italy, it has been developed as a hands on recreational activity for all ages and levels of expertise. It’s fun but people always learn something new and enjoy dining on, or taking home the products of their labours. Cookery refers to the art, craft...

Lexus 350 ES Review

A Winter’s Tale. By Jeff and Tracey Keary This is the second in our occasional series of Lexus car reviews written from the standpoint of ordinary person just driving the car, we are not motoring journalists and hence no reference to horse power, gearboxes or drive trains will be made. The Lexus 350 ES, either executive saloon or elegant sedan depending on who you believe, is pitched in a very...

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