When the Spirit Moves illustration

[Fence Posts]

When the Spirit Moves

The chief purpose of a country property is to be looked after. I knew this as a young man, long before I bought my own place. …

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Must, Must, Must Fall 2020 - Image of corn

[Must, Must, Must]

What’s New and What’s To Do

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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Jakob Jenkins in his off-the-grid home

[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Off the Grid Kid

In the hills of Northumberland, an inventive and visionary young man has established a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle. And there’s Wi-Fi, too.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Under the umbrella of Community Care Northumberland, Ed’s House will welcome palliative care patients and their families with open arms.…

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[Watershed Presents]

An Ode To The Fall Fair

Agricultural fairs are part of our rural heritage. And like everyone else they’re adapting to changing times and conditions.…

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[Cultural Currents]

Luke Despatie

For Port Hope landscape artist Luke Despatie, picking up the paintbrush has offered a new way of seeing the world. After a career as an award-winning graphic designer, he’s found that the shift to this method of portraying his surroundings has allowed him to see them in a different light.…

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[George's Pond]

Singing the COVID-19 Blues

I am sick. I am tired. Sick and tired. Of it. COVID. COVID. COVID. It’s all we hear about nowadays whether it’s from print, digital or your favourite talking heads.…

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Bruce Bailey

[Joie De Vivre]

Affairs Of The Arts

My own love affair with Northumberland county is the result of a chance encounter with a rather magical character I met one lonely night in 1999 at a charity art auction preview.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

A Fiery Passion at Flame + Smith

Chef Hidde Zomer is serious about the alchemy of fire and food at this Prince Edward County gem.…

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[Habitat]

By Land, Air and Water, Nature Comes Alive in Fall

After the blasting heat and general wackiness of the summer of 2020, fall comes as a relief. Time to get out and reflect on our relationship with nature’s eternal rhythms.…

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Male and female Sandhill cranes standing beside each other

[Field Notes]

Autumnal Dances

The hiker could hear the rolling, trumpeting calls as he made his way across a field that late fall day. The voices unmistakably belonged to sandhill cranes, and they were flying in his direction.…

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[Lovin' the Local]

A Showcase Of Locally Curated Products

We’re Lovin’ the Local: A showcase of locally made and locally inspired products that reflect the heart and soul of entrepreneurs rooted in Watershed Country

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[Meanderings]

Tall Tale Postcards

Cobourg, Circa 1915 If you think this photograph is particular to Cobourg, don’t be fooled. This postcard image was originally created by……

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