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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…

New Look at Ron Windebank’s Art Garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Warkworth’s Perfect Pies

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

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…

Gallery Hop Preview:Brookside Farm

The Trent Hills Gallery Hop to Brookside Farm features the photography of Brian Tyson and the Art by Antiques of Barbara Klatt. Brookside Farm is about 3 km  east of Hastings at 346 12 Concession Road and is both a studio and an active natural organic vegetable farm. Brian Tyson For 35 years Brian worked…

Warkworth Fall Fair: Family Fun

Like all Fall Fairs, the Warkworth Fair caters to family fun. And there are a number of events that spelled fun and family in no small way. There is the talent show in the arena ad the Midway rides plus lots of munchies for the whole family. But three events seemed to pull in kids…