Arts & Culture

“20 Years and Still Humming!”

So says the cover of the February issue of theHumm, our region's monthly arts and entertainment paper. Distributed free in communities across the Ottawa Valley, theHumm...

Chilly James

Bruce Kingsley sends this photo of James Naismith's bronze simulacrum, taken this past bitterly cold January weekend. As is usually the case, our native son James...

A cold night in Almonte, circa 1880

by Brent Eades I'm pointing out the obvious, but it is mighty darn cold out there. Wind chill approaching minus 40, apparently. How did our ancestors...

‘The Colors of All the Cattle’ by Alexander McCall Smith

by Edith Cody-Rice  The Colors of All the Cattle is the latest in the series of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This...

No Mud, No Lotus

by Rosemary Leach I was taking a shortcut, scrambling up a steep rock face, fingers grabbing a horizontal crack in the granite. The lichen was like crispy...

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...

‘Big Sing’ raises almost $3,000 for the Hub

From the Front of the Choir  By Jennifer Noxon On December 16, 2018, close to one hundred and fifty singers of all stripes and abilities came...

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks

by Edith Cody-Rice Paris Echo is the latest offering of the extraordinary writer Sebastian Faulks. I remember being absolutely absorbed and astonished by his Birdsong,...

A Present for Mommy: a John Dunn story

The new baby finally arrived at Kevin’s house across the street during the night of the white moon. Monday, April 2nd by the calendar. Another...

Almonte in Concert brings Shoestring Opera to Almonte schools

On Friday November 9th, Toronto's Shoestring Opera presented Schoolyard Carmen to students in Grades 3-6 of all three Almonte Elementary schools. They arrived...

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