Category: event

Intimations of Spring

Before the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival and well after the GroundHog’s Day tom-foolery, in the nether world between times comes Intimations of Spring. Here in picture, prose and poetry is that time in the Northumberland Hills of Eastern Ontario. Intimations of Spring Lost in thought the winds crack a tree a branch shudders, swooning cracks…

Baseball’s Agony

Baseball is a sport of rhythms and routine; something that once you play it , it definitely stays in your veins. And if you watch Baseball enough, the rightstuff also seeps in to your bloodstream and consciousness. Out in Calgary Alberta, one of my favorite pastimes was to sneak out to Foothill’s Park right next…

Unabashed Plug for our New Website

Our sister website, Bookraft.com is now featuring a blog devoted to solving various Crossword and other Word Puzzles.. Puzzlin’Craft is the blog and it has a variety of crossword, anagram, pun and other word-crafty puzzles. But even better the Puzzlin pages features fabulous prizes of Bookraft Bookmarks for the first 3 to solve our Word…

Toronto’s Santa Parade

Every year for over 100 years, Toronto has a Santa Clause parade. And it is no small affair that starts at Bloor and Christie streets and wends its way all through downtown Toronto to Front and Church – a good 10 kilometer hike through the “Queen City”. Such a parade needs a little help and…

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fest

For the past ten years I have been fairly consistently attending the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fest at Mike Sprung’s place in Toronto. It is a Fall ritual that has taken on a more nuanced meaning as everybody gets closer to the John Henry line: “another year older and deeper in debt – St. Peter don’t…

The Empty Football Field

Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Football Field Why is this blurry picture of the football field at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School at the corner of Bloor and Dundas streets in Toronto that important ? Well because the field is not empty. However, for most of the past 9 years that I have lived and watched…

A Walk in the Parks

Fall is the start of the Walk, Ride, and Run season for a variety of charities from the Terry Fox Run to the Ride for the Cure. One group that has caught my attention is the Weekend to Breast Cancer Walk in Toronto. Here is slight diversion on how I met this particular charity. I…

Sumac Signs of Summers End

There are are at least three or four signs of the End of Summer in Cramahe Township, Northumberland County. Number 1 is the Warkworth Long Lunch taking place at the end of August along the Main Street of the City. For $15 you get a truly down home feast of country cooking including some of…

New World Capital for Dragonboating

Where Dragonboating is “At” Okay, so there may be a little exaggeration here – but not a lot. Pemberton’s Laoyam Eagles Junior Dragonboat team swept all but 2 of 9 gold medals in the Junior category. True, the best Junior teams (18 years or under) from Asia and Europe were not present at the meet.…

Italia Gallery of Photos

Click here for the the Gallery of free pictures of the party on St.Clair after Italy’s World Cup victory on Sunday July 9th 2006. Click here for 300 more pictures with: Images double the size of the free pictures; Images from game end to dusk on St.Clair; Nifty caption frame around each image; Available for…