Bill Slavin Launches New Graphic Novel Series

This month marks a new beginning for our local award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, Bill Slavin.  On Sunday he attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival for the launch of his new graphic novel, “Secrets of Jarrow”.  It is the first in a trilogy featuring a young hero, Mordecai Crow. … Continue reading

Seasoned Author adds Playwriting to Exceptional Résumé

D’Arcy Jenish’s career as a writer and journalist started with small-town newspapers in southwestern Ontario. Originally from Saskatchewan, he attended high school in Peterborough and graduated from the University of Western Ontario.  The West called him back in 1979 for a seven year stint with Alberta Report in Edmonton.  As… Continue reading

Art Auction for Belize School Lunch Program

St. John’s Church, Ida is sponsoring an on-line art auction of paintings from the collection of local artist, Murray Hofstetter and his wife, Bronwen. Bidding begins April 1st and closes Friday, April 14th at 8:00 pm. (Auction website: The proceeds will be used to help fund a lunch program… Continue reading

Rob Winslow Keeps our History by Telling our Stories

From the very first moment it is clear Rob Winslow loves to tell stories.  He approached the podium at the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s talk about the history of the area with arms full of original research gathered over the past 30+ years.  Occasionally, he even used them, but… Continue reading

All the Glory & Glam of Luxury Window Treatments

What do you think about when you think of Luxury Window Treatments? 1.   Is it the softness of the fabric or details in the trims and bandings that add colour and interest for a gorgeous look and impact?  2.  Does luxury mean “Bling” as in crystal rod ends and sparkling… Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Seeking Volunteer Actors the 2023 Season

Have you always wanted to act onstage?  Want to be part of an epic outdoor production in your community? Have you ever wondered how 4th Line productions come to life? Interested in learning new skills and working alongside professional actors, directors and choreographers?  4th Line Theatre is looking for volunteers… Continue reading

Ruth Roberts Delivers the Healing Power of Music

Ruth Roberts approaches her patients with the keen eye of an experienced nurse, quickly assessing the situation to find the best approach.  Some are open books, ready to embrace the gift of music that Ruth offers, easily finding its restorative gifts.  Others are wary, resistant even, and that includes the… Continue reading