Melanie Harrington owner of Dahlia May Flower Farm

Flower Power

Melanie Harrington lives and breathes beauty. Her Dahlia May Flower Farm in Quinte West sparkles with colour and romance. An idyllic setting for sure, but one that demands focus, resilience and plenty of know-how to thrive in a competitive.…

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Foster M. Russell: Community Journalist and Publisher

Staunch conservative or man of the people? Progressive thinker or stodgy traditionalist? Publisher Foster M. Russell was the kind of journalist it was hard to be neutral about. For over two decades, his newspaper, the Cobourg Sentinel-Star was the source of hard news and harder opinion.…

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3 Somms & A Pomm - four women in the wine industry

Three Somms & A Pomm

It wasn’t that long ago that the hospitality and beverage industries were dominated by men. Meet four talented female professionals who are turning that old paradigm upside down. Three sommeliers and one pommelier from Prince Edward County swap stories about their journeys through the often challenging, never boring world of wine and cider.…

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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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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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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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[first words]

Jane Kelly

Over the past few months we’ve celebrated the efforts of our frontline workers – the grocery store staff who clean our carts and process our orders, the first responders …

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WATERSHED EXCELLENCE We are so fortunate to have a publication like Watershed in this ever-growing area that matches the standards of world class quarterlies. Your advertisers, with their respected reputations and their beautifully designed ads complement each issue.…

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Micol Marotti

micol marotti

A regular contributor to Watershed magazine and newly minted Watersheddings editor, Micol is also a former journalist and producer for Media Monkey Productions.…

Chris Cameron

chris cameron

Chris brings his passion for the arts and his respect for the beauty and power of the written word to his new editing portfolio at Watershed.…

tara mcmullen

tara mcmullen

Founder and lead photographer at Tara McMullen Photography, Tara calls Prince Edward County home, where she lives during the week with her son…

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