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FENCE POSTS: Varmints at the Gate

author: Dan Needles   illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

FENCE POSTS: Varmints At The Gate

WHEN THE SNOW FINALLY RETREATED THIS PAST SPRING, someone made a grisly discovery on a secluded lot at the edge of town.

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

 

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OUR 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 Closer Look at the Flourishing Black River Community 

author: Janet Davies   photography: Johnny C.Y. Lam

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Look beyond the garden gate in Black River and you’ll find hardworking optimists of all ages, working together, cherishing the past and building their own histories in this tenacious rural community

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WATERSHED PRESENTS: Upcoming Studio Tours

 

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Studio tours offer an intimate look into the lives of our local artists.

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INNOVATION: Entomo Farms: The Future Of Farming

author: Meghan Sheffield   photography: Stewart Stick

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Though Entomo is known locally, it turns out that the Norwood bug farm is also one of the top cricket producers in the world

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GEORGE'S POND: Reefer Madness?

author: George Smith   illustrator: Lee Rapp

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IT’S ALL OVER, FOLKS. THE END IS NIGH. DAMNATION AND PERDITION. The “real Public Enemy No. 1” is poised to destroy our youth. Prepare for a tsunami of “sudden, violent, uncontrollable fits of laughter” quickly morphing into “emotional disturbances” culminating in acts of “shocking violence”.

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HABITAT: Willow Beach Field Naturalists 

author: Norm Wagenaar   photography: Leslie Abram

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1953. Louis St. Laurent was Canada’s Prime Minister. Elizabeth Windsor was crowned Queen of England.

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FIELD NOTES: Summer Solace

author: Terry Sprague   photography: Helmer Nielsen

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I AM ALONE WITH ONLY THE SOUND OF NATURE AROUND ME - the diagnostic clucking of a chipmunk, the explosion of wings as a ruffed grouse takes off, the flute-like melodies of a wood thrush sifting through the trees.

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FOOD & 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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CULTURAL CURRENTS: Anja Hertle

author: Cecilia Nasmith

 

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ANJA HERTLE DESCRIBES HERSELF AS A HOARDER OF LOVELY BROKEN THINGS. The Grafton mosaic artist regularly combs thrift shops for dishware in bright colours or pieces with odd patterns, charming pictures, interesting textures, random words – all to be shattered or perhaps precision-cut in the service of her creations.

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MEANDERINGS: The Shelter Valley Creek Circa 1930 

photograph: courtesy Heritage Alnwick-Haldimand, from the Young-Munroe Collection donated by Shirley & Doug Johnston

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THE HEADWATERS OF THE SHELTER VALLEY CREEK START IN THE fourth and fifth concession of Alnwick-Haldimand Township.

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First Words

Jane Kelly Summer 2018

I LOOK FORWARD TO DELIVERY DAY WITH MIXED EMOTIONS – excitement and trepidation. First of all, there’s the weather to contend with. The delivery truck has been stuck more than once in our driveway… read more

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BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: A GROWING COMMUNITY AT HEADWATERS FARM
This publication warms my country heart. Thanks for the great article about my friends at Headwaters Farm. If you haven’t been foraging with these folks or dropped…

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tim zeltner

tim zeltnerTim lives in the countryside north of Grafton, Ontario. He utilizes a unique combination of layering paint, glazes and stains....

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Cecilia Nasmith

Cecilia Nasmith has covered the local scene for 30 years as a Northumberland Today reporter (and occasionally written for magazines...

david newland

david newlandWriter, performer and speaker David Newland is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society with a lifelong passion…