‘Don’t Be Sheepish About Coming In’ Williams Design Studio

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Sarah Sobanski The Williams didn’t find art, so much as art found them. “If [art] is in you, you have to do it,” according to Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio, explaining regardless of the passion, the artist will end up using a creative outlet somehow. Paul and Beverly Williams … Continue reading

Valerie Kent leads Art Classes at Local Elementary Schools

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Patrick Stephen The class rooms were full of excitement and creativity on Wednesday at North Cavan Public school as Senior Kindergarten students took part in a special art class. After all, what could be more exciting than pallets of paint, paintbrushes, blank pages, a healthy amount of soap and endless … Continue reading

Dams Won’t Be Enough Against Climate Change Related Flooding

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Sarah Sobanski “Climate change isn’t a religion,” says Associate Professor Blair Feltmate of the University of Waterloo’s Department of the Environment. In his view, climate change isn’t a matter of belief anymore, it’s a matter of facts – and the facts say we need to start preparing for circumstances, specifically … Continue reading

Barn Quilt Trail Project Seeking Artistic, Fabrication and Financial Support

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council meeting, Lenka Petric of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Project presented an overview of the status of this impressive community project. With a current target of 30 barn quilts on the table, Petric outlined the vision of the group, which includes a wide … Continue reading

Animal Surgical Patients Need Blood Transfusions, Too

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Karen Graham Business in the emergency practise of local veterinary clinic, Cavan Hills, has picked up significantly over the past few years. Dr. Audrey Chouinard believes pet owners are taking more dramatic (and expensive) steps to heal their pets when faced with serious illness and traumatic injury.   No longer does … Continue reading

Buck or Two Plus Re-Opens February 1st

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Karen Graham Our local dollar store is getting new management and new inventory as Bill Clarke assumes responsibility for the fledgling retail outlet. The store will be managed by his daughter Julie, along with Assistant Manager C.J. Tobin who has been working at the store under the previous management, so … Continue reading

Local Organic Farm Expands Produce Line

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Maryann Caldwell Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are the owners and operators of the 100 year old farm known as Puddle Duck Farm which they purchased in 2012. Since then, they have been busy with: house and barn improvements,caring for the animals (lots of cows and chickens, three Indian running ducks, a goat … Continue reading