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FENCE POSTS: Signs The Bubble May Burst

author: Dan Needles  illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

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This week a man drove in and offered to sell me a large aerial photo of my farm.

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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: Pumpkin Seeds of Wisdom

author: Eileen Argyris 

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What’s fall without a pumpkin in our midst. They have become symbols that celebrate the harvest season.

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CULTURAL CURRENTS: Brenda Anne Sullivan

author: Denny Manchee

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The lilt in her voice instantly betrays brenda’s roots. “I’m a townie from St. Jawn’s,” she confirms with a chuckle, proud of her Newfoundland heritage, though she hasn’t been back in years.

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HABITAT: The Blue Dot Movement

author: Norm Wagenaar

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Are clean water, air and safe foods our right?

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INNOVATION: The Architecture of Innovation

author: Denny Manchee 

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Cobourg’s Venture 13 will transform a decaying town building into a hive of creativity Architect Reno Piccini is excited about transforming the tired Building 13 into a sleek, contemporary work space.

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GEORGE'S POND: What Price Peace?

author: George Smith  illustrator: Lee Rapp

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What price peace? On a global level, that is a question best left to the professional pundits and cognoscenti. Far be it from me to presume to add my two cents worth to their scholarly musings.

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FOOD AND DRINK SCENE

author: Jeff Bray 

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

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FROM THE VAULT: Vélib-ing in Paris

author: Sheila Trenholm 

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You have to be a daredevil to ride a bike around Paris, but it’s the best way to see the City of Light. Almost a decade ago, Paris launched a system of bike rentals called “Vélib” that placed thousands of bikes at street corners, parks and national monuments.

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MEANDERINGS: Canning in the County

photograph: courtesy of Douglas A. Crawford: County Canners

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Prince Edward County, the island-like municipality that juts into Lake Ontario, has earned a reputation as a burgeoning wine region, but 60 years ago it was known as the Garden County of Canada.

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Current Issue - Fall 2017

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First Words

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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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A PLACE CALLED LOCH-SLOY
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....

norm wagenaar

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