Making our Rural Routes Safer Farm 911: The Emily Project

Yellow civic address signs are showing up along country roads in Watershed country as farmers and landowners get on board a new program that helps emergency responders pinpoint the location of rural accidents more accurately.…

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In Four Bar Measure

Composer Michael Pepa brings his love of music to an intimate stage in Cobourg. It’s a love that expresses itself in free form compositions that echo the cultural influences that have inspired his life.…

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Christmas Fiction: Milestone

After the death of their parents, the Cameron siblings confront an uncertain future. Their personal relationships are at best, weak, and at the least, crumbling. The path forward leads them back to the traditions and the bonds that held families together in the past.…

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It Came from Warkworth

Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but a Warkworth inventor turned Silicone Valley superstar is poised to unleash his brainchild on the buying public. You heard it here first.…

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[George's Pond]

In Search of my Inner Venus

If, as John Gray postulates, men are from Mars and women from Venus, it’s surprising that we get along as well as we do. After all, even the Roman deities who lent their names to those heavenly bodies were polar-opposites. Venus, the goddess of love. Mars, the god of war…

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Connecting Classrooms With CLEVR

Entrepreneurialism is something few us are drawn to, and even fewer of us have the nerve to pursue. Belleville’s Darryl Denyes had the draw and the nerve – and after 12 years of determination and perseverance, his educational software company, clevr, has a strong foothold in the marketplace. …

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[Cultural Currents]

Elizabeth Hutchinson

On any given day, Elizabeth Hutchinson can be found sitting at her easel in her Belleville studio, dabbing at the oil colours squeezed on her palette or moving her conté across a canvas.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Festive Family Fun

Although you may prefer to curl up by the fire and stay put for most of the winter – why not bundle up in your best cold-weather gear and head outside into the cold and feel the crisp air on your cheeks, smell the wood smoke from a crackling fire, and experience the joy of making new friends and new traditions.…

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[A Curated Collection]

Mill on the Moira

Watershed Magazine has partnered with two of our region’s most valuable cultural assets – The John M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville and the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Cobourg – to highlight select works from their permanent collections…

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[Fence Posts]

Finding Traction on the Backroads

When my Mother Came to the Country in the 1950s, she brought a Ford station wagon that would carry five children and a lot of dogs. The starter had a flat spot and a mechanic made the mistake of telling her to hit it with a hammer whenever it got stuck. She eventually gave up the Ford, but she kept the hammer and for the next 50 years…

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[Field Notes]

The Eastern Chipmunk

Chipmunks started preparing for winter some weeks ago. As much as I enjoy watching their antics as they dart around my backyard in their designer coats, I’m happy to see these marauding little mammals head into their burrows for their winter naps. This past gardening season, they cleaned me out of hollyhocks…

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Picton Harbour Early 1900s

Picton harbour was the economic hub of the community throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century. Local products were loaded and unloaded from three large wharves onto schooners that waited in the bay under the watchful eye of the local customs official.…

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Lasting Stewardhip of our Living Legacies

As European settlers chopped the trees, drained the marshes, farmed the land, built communities, developed economies and connected it all with roads, canals and railway tracks, these once common features have become increasingly rare and all the more precious.…

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Christmas Traditions with Matt DeMille

[Food & Drink Scene]

Christmas Traditions With Matt DeMille

Matt and Erin DeMille share a love for family and food that has been passed down from generation to generation…

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Native Conifers

Understanding the role of native conifers in our woodlots, our forests and along the roadsides and identifying their characteristics brings us closer to the winter world that is about to descend on us.…

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