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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

author: Watershed Magazine

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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First Words

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When I visited my mom in her nursing home, one of our favourite pastimes was holding hands in the warmth of the summer sun and singing familiar songs. We sang old marching tunes she’d learned from her dad, who fought in the First World War… read more

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GORGEOUS COVER
This morning I had a phone call from my 87-year-old mom. The only purpose for her call was to tell me how gorgeous the cover of your Spring issue was. She was having a coffee and she wanted to tell me that…

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SUMMER CAMPS

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Watershed is compiling a list of
Summer Camps to occupy your art-obsessed,
STEM-enthusiast, burgeoning thespian or
jack-or-jill-of-all-trades this summer.

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