author: Dan Needles illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong
As a country person ages, there is a temptation to imagine the approach of a quiet and graceful retirement – long, dreamy summer afternoons napping on the porch swing while grandchildren romp in the yard. That might be a happy possibility for the hedge fund manager in a condo beside the golf course on the edge of town, but not here…
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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Back in the 1980s, Matt Fleguel’s parents came across an ad in a local newspaper: A farmer had sheep for sale on Waupoos Island. Matt’s mom, who comes from three generations of sheep farmers in New Zealand, was interested. Before they knew it, the couple had packed up their house in Toronto and moved to Waupoos Island where…
The Art Gallery Of Northumberland Presents: Aileen Amy Cherry
author: George Smith illustrator: Lee Rapp
They say it’s musical tunnel vision. Fine. I plead guilty. Jazz? I don’t get it. I’ve tried – especially since one lad is all about Miles Davis, John Coltrane, WyntonMarsalis et al. Sorry. Still don’t get it. And Sarah Brightman is about as operatic as I can handle. That’s sure to get a snicker from the Le Nozze di Figaro crowd.
After leaving a bustling life in Toronto, Caitlin O’Reilly has found a home for Cylinder Studio in Picton. Since the move, she not only senses a gentle peace in her life, she also feels her work returning to the elemental form it took when she started as a ceramic artist.
If you walk into one of Brighton’s downtown cafés tomorrow morning, you’ll likely find Sarah Pelletier there, drinking a morning coffee. She’s a surgical assistant with just about every possible nursing credit to her name – and a nurse’s coffee habit. But she’s also a tea sommelier. And Sarah is reinventing what tea can be in Ontario.
Every year, shorebirds undertake remarkable migrations that take them from the sub-Arctic tundra where many of them nest, to as far south as Argentina and back again. Because of the variety of wintering grounds and nesting sites, spring and fall shorebird migration is almost a continuous event in Ontario.
Turtles deserve our attention, and never more so than at this time of year – late May through July – when they’re actively crossing roads between their wetland habitat and their nests in sandy and gravelled sites. It’s one more good reason to drive a little slower on the byways.
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
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.
On page six of the Rice Lake Canoe company’s catalogue, there is A description of Herald’s Patent Canoe – the pride and joy of the company. The cedar canoe’s unique construction garnered international attention at two World Exhibitions and was considered to be the best canoe in its day.