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Nuit Blanche Skyline

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The Skyline is Shaking and Burning We have already seen what the Nighttime Nuit Blanche scene does for the HarbourFront. So look what happens to the Toronto Skyline when Nuit Blanche takes hold. The Scrapers and Skyline clash – it all stutters and jives, swaying in great lightning shifts. The Buildings glow with haunted lights.…

Nuit Blanche at Harbourfront

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Harbourfront is a perfect natural for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festivities the picture taking at night is full of so many possibilities. Vessels sailing in and out of the harbor lit up with dramatic lighting. Airplanes taking off at the Billy Bishop Island airport leaving light trails into the night sky. And docked vessels with often…

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

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Toronto’s Outdoor Art Exhibition at Cty Hall signals the official start to Art season in Southern Ontario. And its quite a pllgrimage of artists and crafts people with all the trappings of a Haj including the cluster of white tents that fill the square in front of City Hall: And this summer day the combination of…

Toronto Wall Portraits

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Toronto has seen a resurgence of murals and wall portraits. There has been an active graffiti scene on side walls all around town. But the back walls, in various areas of the city [not just downtown] are actively decorated and redecorated every year. Some real spray painters/artists extra-ordinaire are at work here. What has changed…

Northumberland Hills First Snow

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Given the continuing Indian Summer Fall, Northumberland Hills woke up to a surprise wet coating of snow this last week. It was light and sticky enough to apply a thick white sprinkling all over the countryside. However the early morning haze suggested mixed photo opportunities. So photographer Wendy Avis had to act quickly because as…

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

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4th Line Theater is truly rural-based live theater smack dab in the Northwest Quadrant of Northumberland County in Eastern Ontario. The playhouse is below Peterborough above Cobourg and Port Hope, East of Port Perry and West of Sterling. But unlike theaters in these communities, 4th Line is truly outdoor rural much like Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival  in its…

New Look at Ron Windebank’s Art Garden

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Ron’s Garden Art is still thriving with the wide variety of outdoor art that makes his works as natural as the roll of Northumberland Hills. The red and blue period of canvases has given way to roosters, horses and wildly colorful flowers: Such a Bouquet of Hues We used to have chicken roosters at our…

Ron Windebank’s Summer Colors

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It is always a delight to stop by Ron Windebank’s Garden Arts on Highway 29 on the way to Campbellford. Starting in early Spring Ron’s Gardens features blooms that grow as lush as the Summer’s days weeks ahead of time. And the countryside’s Fall colours are hard pressed to match the Gardens’s bounty: This year…

Sailing Around the World

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Ever fantasize about sailing around the World? Go to the Stirling Library on Wed May 13th from 7:00 to 8:30PM and get the real inside info – the full story with lots of great pictures of Paul and Sandra Johnston’s World spanning travels by sailboat. What is fascinating is not just the adventures but also the luck and…

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…

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.…