Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This will warm you up

by Brent Eades So we're back to the kind of brutal cold -- minus 31 windchill forecast for overnight -- that makes you reluctant to...

Art classes with Adrian Baker

APPLETON STUDIO ART CLASSES OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS: for artists of all levels  Tuesdays: 9:30am - noon, starting January 30, $250 Tuesdays: 1pm -...

“Christmas with the Jim Browns” — 1951

by Brent Eades Andrew Brown contacted me recently about a profile of his family that appeared across Canada in December of 1952, a year after...

Rag Bag Cabaret sells out, returns in February

This past New Year's Eve, recent Almonte arrival Rachelle Elie brought her long-running Toronto cabaret show to the Old Town Hall for a sold-out performance. The...

If the water doesn’t fall, is it still a waterfall?

by Brent Eades That question occurred to me as I stopped by -- very briefly, since the windchill was minus 37°C -- to photograph the almost...

Warmer days ahead

by Brent Eades As we endure yet another day of absurdly cold weather -- with a windchill of minus 36 forecast for tonight -- it's...

A tribute to Bernie Costello

by Lyle Dillabough He was one of the remaining original "Ottawa Valley Greats". An extraordinary musician, one of a kind and as unlikely a legend as...

An Artist’s Notes: Gleeson Side Road, Almonte

I can’t pretend to know much of anything about living on a farm. There would be so very much more to learn than just...

27 below

Nathan Rudyk sends along this photo... makes me cold just looking at it. Says Nathan: "Because weather stories are the best Canadian stories" ... here's...

Let’s light up the night for Christmas!

Dai Bassett writes: As a newcomer to the unique town of Almonte, it was a real honor to take part in this year's celebration on...
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