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Roll of the Northumberland Hills

Ten years ago on a flight from Ottawa to Toronto, our flight had to dip well below ten thousand feet to avoid some rather disturbing turbulence about halfway to Toronto. When the plane emerged from the soup and one could see the washer board ruffle and tumble of the countryside below, one had to wonder…

Hot Diggity Dogs and Flyball Racing

For the third wet weekend in the Northumberland Hills  in a row, one had to delay on Spring Lawn and Gardening work. Fortunately, the Belleville Hot Diggity Dog Club was having its Flyball competitions under a spacious and rain-protected arena. So it was off to Frankford to catch the May 3 2014 Hot Diggity Dog…

Ron Windebanks Spring Colors

Given the long Winter running unwelcomed through to the first 4-6 weeks of Spring, sunshine and color have been a rare commodity in the Northumberland Hills. One can go to the Campbellford library for some deft paintings of Winter colours. Or Warkworthians and other Northumberland Hills residents can get their fill of Spring color and…

Keith Cornell Painting Exhibit at Campbellford Library

Good things come in threes. And so not one but  two outstanding painting shows at the Campbellford Library, have found the missing third –  a fine painting exhibit by Keith Cornell from nearby Castleton. And all 3 shows well within a year while  drawing upon wealth of good artists in the Spirit of The Hills artisan group.…

Wendy’s Vacation in Costa Rica II

Necessity lead  Wendy Avis of Warkworth Ontario to an excellent adventure in Costa Rica as seen in our first post. In fact,  Wendy had a set of  superb choices for vacation activities in Costa Rica. She could travel to the Northeast where the Sarapiquis. Rain Forest and Tortuguero  National Park each would provide unique fauna and flora…

Wendy Avis Excellent Costa Rican Adventure

Warkworthian Travels to Costa Rica on a Dental VacationA simple case of economics allowed Warkworth’s Wendy Avis to travel to Costa Rica to get expensive dental work done at a bargain cost  while enjoying a Spring vacation. Here is the magic of the dental economics. Wendy discovered through a friend  that the cost of getting…

Brutal and Baleful Spring

Bernard Cornwell’s book of 9th century England summarizes the nature of the Winter and now a still damp snappingly cold Spring. Life in Britain’s Danelaw was harsh, brutal and short. The Death of Kings is set in the Winter woods of Wessex as Danes and Saxons vie for the upper hand in a land infested…

Free Tutorial: Basic Web Programming at Bowmanville Library

The 1st of 7 tutorials on Creating a Web Presence, opens Saturday at 1:00PM at the Bowmanville Library. Click here to see the full schedule of free presentations at the Bowmanville Branch of the Clarington Libraries This 35,000 feet view of the latest Web directions and programming tools underlines one of the key trends on the…

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.

Free Tutorial on Creating Your Own Web Presence

7 Free Tutorials at Bowmanville Library at 1PM Saturday March 15th on Creating a Web Presence: Basics of Web Programming The first tutorial  is devoted to the Basics of Web Programming. The idea is not necessarily to teach all the ins and outs of Web Development; but rather to give you an overview of the…

Betsy Miller at the Campbellford Library

Betsy Miller is a Cobourg artist who is also a member of the Spirit of the Hills, a Northumberland Art Group. She has a selection of abstract paintings on display at the Campbellford Library that are well worth the while to see and enjoy. As a photographer and graphic designer, Betsy’s work has a great…

Canada Wins at the Winter Olympics

This Winter with all the snow and bitter cold Canadians might say  they deserve to do well at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. And the Dutch firm of Infostrada agrees with that sentiment as they forecast Canada will collect 33 medals  for 3rd overall.In effect they agree with Canadian National Olympic Chairman Marcel Aubutwho…