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Art at Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival

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The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival is of course rightly famous for the pancake, sausage, and syrup drenched meals in the Sugar Bush where festival goers can see Maple Syrup being made, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the bush, enjoy down-home country music and dancing, compete in friendly log sawing competitions and lots of Winter’s…

Sue Wilkins Exhibition

Sue Wilkins is exhibiting at the Campbellford Library until April 23, 2015. As regular library goer it is always a rewarding pleasure to scan through Sue’s paintings each stop at the library. Farm Fields and Forms Sue Wilkins Artist style reminds one of the British Landscape painters of the early 19th century. Some of her…

Alicia’s Art

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I have been carrying two curiosities with me for the past 2 dozen years or so. First, I have always wondered what would happen if the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in Stars Wars were carried into popular music and dance (I have recently seen that brilliant denouement at the Toronto Fringe Festival when the Gadfly…

Quarterdeck Chronicles Adventures on Sailing Around the World

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Imagine sailing around the World with routes in the Caribbean, across the Mediterranean, plus sailing in the pirate and typhoon infested waters of the sometimes infamous Straits of Malacca. An adventurous and sometimes very risky business. These are the tales that Campbellford residents Paul and Sandra Johnston experienced in their round-the world travels on the…

Northumberland Hills Winter: Early February

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Well after sparing us in December and vacillating in January, Winter delivered its first cold blast and extra bounty of snow in early February. The day was very chilly and the winds swirled in sneeky fashion – as if crawling around, seeking a way past scarf and toque in order to insinuate a shiver-cold tremor.…

Around Campbellford’s Tannery

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Campbellford, like much of Southwestern Ontario and the whole of the Midwest American Rust Belt, is strewn with building relics of what is not a too distant past – manufacturing plants and facilities that were vital to the community 100 years ago or even less. Meet the Tannery by the Trent River right next to…

A Winter’s Day Antiques

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Just behind the apartments off 22 Trent Drive is The Tannery – home to A Winter’s Day Fine Antiques in Campbellford ON. Antique shops are like icebergs of history floating in time and slowly melting away in the course of commerce and fluxing social appetites. A close friend can’t get enough of the musties and…

Warkworth’s Perfect Pies

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Warkworth had its 25th edition of the Perfect Pie Competition – and it was, well, sweet fun. The doors swing open for the Perfect Pies Fest on a warm and sunny November day Every year the lines get longer earlier, as Perfect Pie festers contend for a)the best seats in the house and b)the best pie…

Canada’s Beautiful Fall Colors

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Fall colors have been very bountiful & beautiful but also very locally playful this year. This year the sumac were were putting on the ritz in most areas of Eastern Ontario. However, even in Northumberland Hills the sumac colors were quite varied from valley to valley – ad of course predicting a peak is nigh…

Art Classes In Campbellford

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Jeanette Campbell, an accomplished artist, is giving a series of  Art Classes in Campbellford. Jeanette at the recent Trent Hills Gallery Hop Jeanette studied at MacMaster University, Ontario College of Art and Banff School of Fine Art. Her paintings have been exhibited and sold across Canada, the USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Barbados. Jeanette works in…

Trent Hills Gallery Hop Preview: Erwin Rummel

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The Trent Hills Gallery Hop 2 has a number of returning artists including one favorite from last year, painter & sculptor Erwin Rummel at the Naked Elm Gallery. Erwin works in a number of media, but concentrates on painting. An artist with an interest in well-structured figurative or representational work, with emphasis on classical compositional…

Gallery Hop Preview: Gundi Viviani-Finch

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Glass is one of the most artistic of media because it bends and reflects light, the stuff of vision, in so many ways. Thus the Trent Hills Gallery Hop is lucky to have two master glass workers in its midst- Paulus Tjiang and Gundi Viviani-Finch This is the preview of Gundi Viviani-Finch, Glass Artist Gundi…