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FENCE POSTS: Science Projects

author: Dan Needles  illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

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The topic of science rarely comes up at our dinner table now that my kids have cleared the public school system. there was a time when we talked of nothing else. our lives were governed by overdue science projects.

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MUST, MUST, MUST: What’s New and What’s To Do

 

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Our Must, Must, Must section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region.

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BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: A Bow to the Peony

author: Eileen Argyris  photos: Lana Taylor-Mills

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They can be luscious explosions of colour and fragrance or gentle pastels with little or no scent. there is a peony variety for every taste and virtually every temperate growing site and, with a modicum of care, they can live 50 to 100 years.

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CULTURAL CURRENTS: Claudia Jean Mccabe

author: Denny Manchee

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Her paintings are as vivacious as her personality, leaping from tables, walls and floor like a jazz riff in colour and bold brushwork.

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HABITAT: The Benefits of Bugs

author: Norm Wagenaar

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BZZZAAAP!......another one gone! The neighbour’s purple-death-ray-bug-killing-zap machine carries on its gruesome work just a few metres from your bedroom window, accomplishing what, exactly?

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WATERSHED PRESENTS: 150th Events

author: Mandy Martin  illustration: Jane Kessler

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There are events galore this summer. Here are ten to whet your appetite.

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INNOVATION: Currant Events

author: Denny Manchee  photos: Johnny C.Y. Lam

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They’re black, flavourful, packed with nutrition and ripe for a comeback if this Brighton grower has his way.

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GEORGE'S POND: Dr. Google and Me

author: George Smith  illustrator: Lee Rapp

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It comes as no great surprise that the high foreheads, who decide such things, have recently declared Canada to be (a) the second best country in the world in which to live and (b) the seventh happiest country on the planet.

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IN THE ’HOOD: Dave Young

author: Denny Manchee  photos: Tracey Nolan

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As he wraps his arms around the largest string instrument in the orchestra, Dave Young fuses with his bass, his left hand a blur on the fingerboard, while his right plucks deep, mellow tones from the wooden giant.

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FOOD AND WINE SCENE

author: Jeff Bray 

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Welcome to the local Food & Wine scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors. Watershed’s Food & Wine Scene trumpets their accomplishments and celebrates their innovation.

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CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

author: Ingrid Nachtrieb;

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A selection of events celebrating Canda Day.

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Current Issue - Summer 2017

Watershed Magazine Summer 2017

First Words

Jane Kelly Summer 2017 home

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I SPENT A RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON watching a movie with my five-year-old grandson. It was an interpretation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax: the triumph of a good guy over a bad guy..…... read more

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WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY
I always enjoy Watershed, but the Spring issue was particularly interesting, especially Paul Dalby’s spot-on “When the Well Runs Dry”...

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david newland

contributor 1Writer, performer and speaker, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian…

eileen argyris

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Eileen has lived in Northumberland County since 1971, and spent most of her journalism....

jeff bray

contributor 3Jeff has been in and around the food world for over 18 years He’s passionate about food – where it comes from and who makes it....