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Features - Winter 2014 

 

Hometown Heroes

authors: Janet Davies & Paul Dalby

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YOU KNOW THE way some people light up a room? Peta Hall does that. Recently she lit up the hillside overlooking Picton Harbour when she painted her house bright yellow. “They tell me people across the bay have noticed,” she says with an innocent look that doesn’t fool me a bit. There’s nothing accidental about Peta. She is fearless and tireless, and I used to wonder, if I didn’t have a TV, like her, would I accomplish as much? The answer is clearly no. She’s one-of-a-kind.

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Twelve Days Before Christmas

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Watershed Magazine 12 days thumb4 184x184WHAT IS CHRISTMAS without a little whimsy? Artist, illustrator and savant Lee Rapp captures and illustrates the magic and madness of the twelve days before Christmas that dance in her imagination. The result? A series of images that translate into the universal language of the season. Merry Christmas!

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Catastrophe or Opportunity?

author: Denny Manchee

Watersehd Magazine Cat or Opp thumb 184x184CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST its former director have put the Art Gallery of Northumberland in debt and in the spotlight. The current board is hell-bent on recovery, but given the gallery’s many challenges, maybe it’s time to reframe the conversation.

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Skating on Thin Ice

author: Tom Cruickshank

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IN 1958, FLOYD CRAWFORD led the upstart Belleville McFarland’s to the Allan Cup, which to this day remains the top prize in Canadian amateur hockey. Without missing a beat, the team proved themselves unstoppable and went on to the 1959 world championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Despite the fatigue wrought by an exhausting exhibition series just prior to the big event, the McFarland’s won the series handily. Across Canada, sports pages were filled with the news that an unknown team made of players from all corners of the country had made...

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IT’S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO TRANSITION FROM SUMMER INTO FALL FOR ME. I’m never prepared for the abrupt change in temperature and I’m loathe to say goodbye to the endless ease of summer days..…... read more

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I enjoyed the article on the Loch-Sloy Business Park in your Summer edition. Having lived in the County for some 10 years, I was quite familiar with the old RAF....

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carl wiens

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meghan sheffield

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Meghan is a Cobourg writer, web producer and social media manager....

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