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Features Winter 2013 


Hometown Heroes

author: Paul Dalby, Denny Manchee & Jane Kelly

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OUR HOMETOWN HEROES come from all different walks of life. There are philanthropists, caregivers, role models and visionaries. But they all have one common characteristic: the willingness to work for the common good within our communities. Each of their contributions trickle down the hills and streams and into the valleys of our landscape, forming a watershed of care and service that feeds the hearts and souls of the people whom they touch..


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Granny Flat

author:  John Denison / illustrator:  Bill Slavin

FEAT 2 fictionTWO ADVENTURESOME GRANNIES take a ride on the wild side while young Ethan learns a lesson on independence and interdependance.


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The County Atlas Revisited

author: Tom Cruickshank 

FEAT 3 county atlasTHEY ARE NOW PAST their 135th birthdays, but county atlases aren’t exactly out of date. These big books with the detailed maps and fanciful illustrations still have a lot to say about life in the country in our neck of the woods.


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First Words

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There’s a moment over the holidays when the world stands still and the magic dust of the season descends on our old farmhouse. It’s on Christmas Eve when the boys – and I use the term loosely because... read more


On behalf of Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre thank you for the wonderful article written by Cecilia Nasmith highlighting both Ed’s House, and the Bridge Hospice. The article raised awareness of local...…



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marianne ackerman

marianne ackermanMarianne grew up in Prince Edward County. She began her writing career as the Picton correspondent for the…

conrad beaubien

conrad beaubien

Conrad’s love of storytelling has engaged him in a life of the arts. A creator, writer and director of films…

bill slavin

bill slavinBill Slavin has illustrated over one hundred children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Titles include Stanley’s Party