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 Canada Day

Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

An Artist's Notes

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An Artist’s Notes | It Is What It Is

We live in a town with a history that goes way back. The places and buildings we see today have quite a few stories to tell. This particular location, originally...

An Artist’s Notes | A Display Either Way

Our walk to the grocery store takes us over a bridge. We usually stop halfway across to look at the water below. The Mississippi river flows beneath and goes...

An Artist’s Notes | The Sketchbook Project 2020

In Christmas 2019 I received a unique and challenging gift. It was a custom, blank 5”x7”, 32-page sketchbook made by the Brooklyn Art Library. On the back cover there...

An Artist’s Notes | The Park in Blakeney 

O Blakeney, Blakeney, wherefore art thou Blakeney? If I were Blakeney, my answer to that is – I’m not telling! The park in Blakeney is carpeted...

An Artist’s Notes | Twilight | Lanark County    

It could be 6 o’clock early March or 9 o’clock in July. It’s when the light from the sky puts on a show of pinks...

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...

An Artist’s Notes | Sunday Drive

When I was a little kid my parents would take me and my baby brother for drives around the river. We lived in a large...

An Artist’s Notes | Feeding Time

A local photographer, Trevor Johnston, visited Rock-N-Horse Farm and took several evocative photos of the animals there and chores being done. His photo of the...

An Artist’s Notes | Kids’ Stuff    

I have lost count how many times I’ve waded in a shallow river instead of walking along the path beside it. I’ve done this many...

An Artist’s Notes | The Dodd House    

When we return from Carleton Place we usually turn on to Rae Road to go home. Sometimes we continue to Almonte Street to turn right,...

An Artist’s Notes: Mill Street

It’s not Main Street, it’s Mill Street. Main Street is up between Mary and Martin Streets. But Mill Street is our downtown main street. If...

An Artist’s Notes: Bay Hill

We’ve lived here long enough now that we aren’t referred to as being from "away”. It’s nice to feel we’re part of the town...

An Artist’s Notes: The Road to Middleville

Wolf Grove Road is a long, almost straight road going east from Hopetown to Almonte. On the way you go through Middleville, which is not...

An Artist’s Notes: 8th Line of Ramsay

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of an occasional series from local artist Eileen Hennemann, in which she presents some of her works and explains...

An Artist’s Notes: After the Rain

I asked some country friends what they felt after the rain had passed. Some quickly responded with how their world looked so clean, fresh and...

An Artist’s Notes: Country Street

The Great Ice Storm of 1998 was called "the most devastating and least ferocious of Canadian disasters”. I’m inclined to agree with that. It was a...

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