Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Another record and repeated year for severe spring flooding has hit parts of Canada, and our region has also suffered in its wake. Climate change is blamed by many as the culprit. Given its growing impact, we need to view climate change as not just
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
I take my seat in the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and I start to look at the program for the play that we are attending, Honk Jr. The cover art is just so creative and playful. I look at the credits and see that it was done by a student at JD
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
May is recognized internationally as Museums Month, with May 18 being International Museums Day, so we thought it would be fun to outline just a few of the many reasons that we think museums are amazing!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In September a Washington Post article declared Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library. The American Library Association s democracy statement reads, in part: Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundat
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
As I sit here to write my article I look out the window and I can see that rain and freezing rain will begin shortly. I was outside a lot of yesterday and it was warm and sunny and I got attached to it. I keep believing that winter is over and the warm sp
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Jim and I had the pleasure of attending our first ever stag and doe last night in the cozy village of West Guilford. We were a wee bit hesitant to go because we weren t sure how many people we would know, but off we went. Of course we were welcomed with
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
When my daughter was born I began keeping a family journal that was about our everyday life. Art, or pieces of art were glued in. Short stories of our days were recorded. As soon as Madeline could hold a pen or crayon she contributed in her own way.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
I have a friend whose mother is turning 83 today and she is on her way back from her first yoga retreat in Ecuador. She absolutely loved her adventure and loved her yoga experience.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
It s the time of year again when the Rails End Gallery holds its annual Members Salon, wherein members of the gallery, who happen to be artists, get to display their works, created on a theme. This year again the theme is the elements, and the name of th
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
If I was asked to sit around a table with a group of people and debate what would be the most fun thing to do on a Saturday night in winter in Haliburton County, I would definitely argue hands down that everyone should listen to great music and maybe even
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
On behalf of our 120 downtown Haliburton businesses, led by our volunteer board of management, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Each January we all think of ways to be better, whether it is mentally, physically or emotionally, or all o
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Kelly Outram is a really interesting young man. He grew up in Haliburton, the son of Cathy and Joe Outram. I met Kelly when he was a student at Stuart Baker Elementary School, my husband was a teacher at the time.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Being human is a lot of work every single day. Compared to most of the world we live with so much abundance around us and yet we all struggle. We struggle for many reasons. The loss of a loved one. Family circumstances that aren t what we expected. Our ow
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you talk to any yogi, they will tell you that one of their favourite parts of the practice is yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be practised at the end of a regular yoga class, or it can be done on its own any time of the day. It is a practice of deep rest
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Haliburton County Folk s Society concert at the Minden United Church. It was a full house from what I could tell.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
In 1990 I went on my first ever silent meditation retreat for a weekend at the Guelph Centre for Spirituality. I really had no idea how that weekend was the beginning of a new career and passion with these ancient practices of meditation, yoga and qigong
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
I was home visiting my parents on the weekend and my mother and I went to a local apple orchard farm to pick apples. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we had a lot of fun.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
When I wrote my first business plan in 1996, to get on the self-employed assistance program with Haliburton County Development Corporation, I ended the submission with a paragraph about what I wanted or hoped people would say about me at my funeral. The
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Most of us will hang on to a candy wrapper, empty chip bag or other piece of trash until we can toss it into a garbage can. Littering outdoors goes against our nature, so having garbage cans set up in convenient locations benefits us and the environment.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I saw MaMma Mia Here We go Again recently in Kinmount and what I loved about the movie was when Young Donna, who was travelling on her own, arrives in Greece and takes a boat over to the island.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Summer is definitely here! If the scorching hot temperatures weren t enough to signal summer then the increase in traffic had to bring you to that conclusion.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
One of the many things I love about summer is all the fresh food. It just gives me so much pleasure. It all starts when we plant our garden and start to eat the fresh produce.