How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Developing the Craft at 4th Line Theatre

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Karen Graham It’s not a typical 14 year-old boy’s dream summer: 8 hour days, many of them spent in a three piece suit, shirt and tie in heat and humidity, dancing and singing with four younger children. Long days, uncomfortable clothing, no air conditioning, video games or hanging out with … Continue reading

Metal Artist Amanda Fillmore turns Trash into Treasure

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Karen Graham Amanda Fillmore is a metal artist whose work is sold at local retail outlet Anchor and Company.  She was first introduced to metal work in high school at Adam Scott Collegiate when her father suggested she consider welding for her Co-op semester.  Her creative side was already well … Continue reading

On a Mission to Break the Silence of Depression

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Melodie Seto It is often said that life experiences help make us who we are. Julie Vallieresis no stranger to this concept as she presses forward in her journey to redefine herself. Now a married 42 year old mother of three, she reflects on her20+ year battle with depression and … Continue reading

Be Ready for Your ‘Close-Up’ this Ladies’ Night

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Sarah Sobanski Cavan-Monaghan’s Kristine Hannah will help you capture a moment with local firefighters and officers tonight (Aug. 6) at Ladies’ Night. Last years attendees may recognize her from her representation in the Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce booth as their Vice President, but this time around Hannah, also … Continue reading

Wheelchair Rugby Athlete Cody Caldwell is Readyfor the Para Pan Am Games

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Karen Graham Last Saturday, Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby team reunited again in London, Ontario for the final preparations for the first ever Wheelchair Rugby competition in the Para Pan Am Games.  Local team member Cody Caldwell, who was profiled in November 2013 when he earned a spot on the team, is … Continue reading

Local Craftsman Enjoys Applying Traditional Techniques to Unique Projects

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Karen Graham Tom is the son of Barb and Barry Staples, long time Cavan residents who operate an organic farm on Morton Line.  After finishing high school at Crestwood, Tom studied digital photography at Georgian College in Barrie, having tinkered with film as a teenager with classmate Ben Knechtel.  Summer … Continue reading

Russell Fisher of Fisher’s Nursery -Tried and True Source of Trees and Shrubs

Russell Fisher of Fisher’s Nursery -Tried and True Source of Trees and Shrubs
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Russell Fisher of Pontypool is one of a rare breed on the verge of distinction- an independent nursery operator.  Even Mark Cullen has thrown in the towel and is now known as “Canada’s best known gardening personality” according to his website.  Russell Fisher- now there’s a gardening personality!  Russell has … Continue reading

Warren Craft lives up to his lablel, “Warren in Motion”

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For more than twenty years, Camp Kawartha’s annual “Green-In-Motion” fundraiser has raised money for the camp’s sponsorship fund.  As a result, many deserving children have been given the opportunity to experience the thrill of summer camp.  This year, in recognition of the $102,000 twenty-year total singlehandedly raised by Warren Craft, … Continue reading

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  JoEllen Brydon is fascinated by stories.  Capturing those stories in vibrant acrylics on canvas and board is her passion.      JoEllen is a long-time Mount Pleasant resident and a proud member of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute, which, she admits, she first joined because she sensed it would be … Continue reading