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Projected voices in magical places for 2023

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Tickets are on sale for the Highlands Opera Studio’s (HOS) 17th season, in which emerging and established talents will explore indigenous stories, operatic comedies...

A breath of fresh air for Haliburton Life

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The Carnarvon-based Voima Group has purchased social community platform Haliburton Life. Owners Amanda Virtanen, a former County of Haliburton director of tourism, and her...

Curtain rises on Highlands Opera Club

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Many teens and young adults might not realize how their passions intersect with the world of opera.  The Highlands Opera Studio’s new Opera Club is...

CanoeFM host named Blues Booster of the Year

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CanoeFM radio host Patrick Monaghan has been named Blues Booster of the Year by the Toronto Blues Society.  Host of The Buckslide Blues Cruise Tuesday...

Dancers to crack open the iconic Christmas tale

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In many ways, Heritage Ballet’s The Nutcracker is synonymous with the Christmas season in Haliburton County.  After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the iconic ballet returns...

Orchestra ‘family’ faces the music once more

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The Highlands Chamber Orchestra is marking its 10th anniversary with a live performance after more than two years off stage.  The orchestra’s ‘Welcome Back Performance’...

A cocktail of bugs and beauty at Minden exhibit

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Who would buy a painting of a bug next to a pimple? Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch wasn’t sure. “A dermatologist,” he mused. Family feedback, however, convinced...

HCPL seeks to ‘build writing community’ with literary circles

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Lindsay Hobbs of the Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) hopes the newlystarted writing circles for teens and adults will offer a “judgement free zone”...

Ripples of historic explosion reach Highlands

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The Halifax explosion of 1917 remains one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in world history. More than 1,700 lives were lost and communities wiped...

Study reveal to bring arts centre ‘into focus’

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The Haliburton Highlands’ Art Centre Foundation (HHACF) is set to unveil a feasibility study, charting the path towards a performing arts centre in Haliburton...

Study reveal to bring arts centre ‘into focus’

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The Haliburton Highlands’ Art Centre Foundation (HHACF) is set to unveil a feasibility study, charting the path towards a performing arts centre in Haliburton...

A Boomwhacker bonanza at Razzamataz show

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An upcoming Razzamataz Kids Shows will mix batons, theatre, dance and song at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion Oct. 16.  Performed by dance company...

Art in the changing seasons

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Forests turning gold, orange and red mean fall has arrived in Haliburton County. The Studio Tour Haliburton Highlands is another marker of the changing...

Book lovers to unite at Bookapalooza

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Haliburton County’s first-ever Bookapalooza is set to bring writers, readers and creatives of all stripes together at the Minden Community Centre Sept. 24.  The event...

Author inspired by family lore

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Marie Gage has a nose for a good story. An intriguing whiff of her in-laws’ past inspired her latest novel, Promise of the Bluebell...

Highlands Opera sings through summer

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Last week, the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion was transformed into 19th-century Russia. Eugene Onegin is a tale of heartbreak, unrequited love and pistols...

Exploring a matter of blood and beans

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“There’s been blood in our work for a while,” said artists Hendrika Sonnenberg and Chris Hanson. They gaze down at a sawed-off hockey stick half...

The ‘mayor of Essonville’ exhales on new album

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“You’d better be careful,” Albert John Saxby’s stepfather, living with dementia, told him once. “There comes an awkward fog.” Saxby wasn’t sure what he...

Authors celebrate labour of love

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Norm Thomas and Jim Blake were having lunch one day at the Dominion Hotel. They aren’t entirely sure who had joined them, but both...

Children’s author tackles magic and worries

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Lilly Esther is a worrier. In each of her three adventures, the kid deals with grief, monstersunder the bed and, in an upcoming release,...

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