Easter Eggstravaganza!

The storm that arrived on Good Friday had organizers worrying about the practicalities of an Easter egg hunt in snowbanks, but by Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and the ground had dried up enough to allow the event to proceed with a large, eager crowd. This year the local… Continue reading

Community Care Celebrates Canada

Baxter Creek Golf Club hosted this year’s Community Care annual meeting featuring a birthday theme celebrating Canada’s 150th year last month and was opened with a rendition the national anthem delivered by Marion Guthrie and Millie Lunn. Mayor McFadden was on hand to greet the crowd of more than 100… Continue reading

Lunar Rhythm Gardens Takes the Traditional Approach to Farming in Janetville

It has been more than eight years since Jessica Foote returned home to her family farm on Gray Road in Janetville to launch her version of a modern day mixed farm incorporating new and traditional farming techniques in her unique business. As in the days of old, some of the… Continue reading

Take Your Mother on a Studio Tour for Mother’s Day

Celebrate your mother by showing her some beautiful countryside and introducing her to local artists in their own studios during the Mother’s Day weekend. The Rolling Hills Studio Tour covers local venues featuring 12 artists in the Bethany area which will open their doors from 10 am to 5 pm… Continue reading

Get Out – Seeing is Believing? Not Necessarily!

It is always my intention with this column to excite and interest readers in exploring the great outdoors. There is never a guarantee that you will see anything interesting or exciting but there’s always the chance. We are blessed with a richness of lovely places to walk–that in itself is… Continue reading

“There’s No Place like Home” by the Millbrook Community Choir

Once again the Millbrook Community Choir will wrap up their season with a concert. This year the group will be celebrating Canada’s 150th with a concert called “There’s No Place like Home”, which takes place on May 28th at 2pm. Under the direction of Mark Hiscox and accompanied by his… Continue reading

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy

“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness….in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh It is a toss-up this year as to what has been more spectacular: the daffodils or forsythia. I was afraid that the forsythia would be damaged by the… Continue reading