Category: review

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

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…

Ron Windebank’s Summer Colors

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…

Quarterdeck Chronicles Adventures on Sailing Around the World

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…

A Winter’s Day Antiques

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…

Gallery Hop Preview: Gundi Viviani-Finch

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…

Gallery Hop Preview: Frantic Farms Clay & Glass Studio

With a name like Frantic Farms, one has visions of a rural farm with chickens trotting across the front yard while artisans wander around waiting for inspiration to strike. Well, not so. Frantic Farms is right on the Mill Street in downtown Warkworth Ontario just across from the Farm Supply Store. This is the studio…

Review: 51st Cobourg Highland Games

Note the ample room of last years Highland Dancing Last year the 50th Cobourg Highland Games got top marks on this blog for an excellent and free 50th anniversary festival. The Heavyweights and Highland Dancers were both great entertainment and the back liks have the ample video and photo proofs. However, ye editor had some…

A Very Good Art Show in Warkworth

This year’s Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival and its Art Show was especially good with some very good works of art on display. Here is a quick sampler: Marc Gagnon’s Abstract on display In short, the patrons of the Maple Syrup Festival had a very good Art Show for viewing this Spring.

Outdoor Artist: Ron Windebank

Ron Windebank is a creator of Outdoor Art. These are works that certainly can be shown indoors but whose real true showing  is outdoors on the deck, on the garage wall, along the garden fence. Take a glance at the works below and see if you can see whats intended: Click on any slide to…

Flavia de Luce Mysteries

Flavia de Luce Mysteries are a truly precocious mystery series  brew. Part  Nancy Drew, part Hardy Boys but distinctly Flavia. She  is  11  going on 12 and not just fascinated with but also mastering  all things  chemical, poisonous, and deadly. Aiding and abetting these interests are her Uncle Tarquand’s vast and well stocked chemistry lab of…

WingField on Ice

WingField on Ice is a play  and audiobook about Walt Wingfield, an early retiree Toronto Bay Street broker who buys a farm in Peresphone County Ontario. Okay it is a oneman play with Rod Beattie bringing to life all of the  various eccentric characters of said county as peopled by playwright Dan Needles.   It…