Arts & Culture

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff – book review

by Amelia Gordon   Many of us know of the life of Cleopatra through the plays of Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw and the lush 1963...

The Mississippi Mills Public Library declares food for fines a success

The Mississippi Mills Public Library is reporting great success with its food for fines program. In December, it permitted patrons to pay fines by...

Ronnie Burkett appears at the National Arts Centre for Puppets Up!

Ronnie Burkett, Canada's foremost puppeteer, will be appearing at the National Arts Centre from March 13th to April 1st with his current Theatre of...

Humm happenings for the week of January 16, 2012

  The Bear Facts: four events that are more fun than hibernating… In order to get yourself through the cold month of January, may we recommend...

The Humm Happenings for the week of January 9

Welcome to 2012! In this. snowy northern clime, many of us experience a perfectly normal desire to hibernate until spring. While it is understandable that...

Terry Tufts plays last gig at the Barley Mow

 It’s Thursday night and Terry Tufts is singing at the Barley Mow. There he is, wearing his iconic "Pang Hat" (made for him by Susan...

Margaret’s Last Christmas Wish

ByLyle DillaboughMargaret read the lines over and over again. She couldn't believe it but there they were. Words written by her beloved brother Bill....

Danielle Gregoire will have a story on CBC’s website front page tomorrow

Almonte resident Danielle Gregoire is excited today. She entered a story in the CBC Canada Writes competition and has learned that her story is...

Around the World in 80 Years by Don Wiles – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice    Almonte resident and Carleton University Professor Emeritus Don Wiles has written a slender tome of what historians call "belles lettres", a personal...

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