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Unpacking the weekend at the Agnes Jamieson

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Haliburton County’s lakes are now buzzing with the sound of summer traditions. Canoes glide lazily across sun-soaked bays dotted with swimmers or those enjoying...

Minden committee says it’s been ‘totally ignored’

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Minden Hills Cultural Centre Advisory Committee members (MHCCAC) say the township needs to revise how it conducts committee communications and implement new reporting procedures. Committee...

Rocking teens punch tickets to Blues Fest

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Five Haliburton teens are on their way to a world-class blues camp this summer thanks to the Haliburton Buckslide Blues Society (HBBS). The society’s “Road...
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Art around the corner at Haliburton’s historic Lucas House

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Haliburton’s newest contemporary art gallery is set to open its doors for a full 2022 season May 21. Corner Gallery, nestled in Haliburton’s historic...

Writers find sharing stories ‘empowering’

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Three Highlanders are sharing their journeys toward living authentically in an upcoming short story anthology. Melissa Tong, Amanda Lytle and Andrea Salvatori will be featured...

Foundation suggests new path for cultural centre

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The Minden Hills Cultural Centre Foundation (MHCCF) proposes transferring governance of the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Museum and Heritage Village, and Nature’s Place...

Spring workshops share creative passions

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From sketching and knitting to floral crafting, seasoned creatives are teaching 16 arts workshops aimed at kids and adults this spring. Organized by the Arts...

Contest chance for youth to sing the blues

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The Highlands Buckslide Blues Society (HBBS) is searching for young stars to share the stage with veterans of the genre and learn from the...

Songwriting heavyweight to play Haliburton

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When walking into a Steve Poltz concert, expect the unexpected. A surprise ode to a stage-sharing Florida cockroach for instance. The audience spotted the...

Sixty years on, Gliddon plays through COVID

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On a sunny afternoon, Bill Gliddon gestures to songbooks placed on the choir benches at St. George’s Anglican Church in Haliburton. “Before the pandemic, we...

Russell finds opportunity amid pandemic

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Whether teaching guitar at his Highlands Guitar Studio, performing on stage or composing soundscapes and soundtracks, Nick Russell has become a key figure in...

Artists ’in limbo’ after Agnes Jamieson curator departure

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Members of the arts community say they’re concerned over the departure of the Agnes Jamieson Gallery’s curator and cancellation of spring and summer programming. Haliburton...

Upside Brown turning the lens on local

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Some say Camp Rock, filmed at Camp Wanakita in 2007, launched the careers of Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. It inspired Brad Brown’s career...

Emerging pop talent ready for live return

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Cassidy Taylor is framed by a black background and lit by flashing lights in her latest original music video, Pretty, released in 2021. Pretty, like...

Call for artists with passion

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The Arts Council Haliburton Highlands (ACHH) is searching for artists of all kinds to facilitate workshops this spring. From drawing and painting to knitting or...

Live concerts like home for Knights

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Jess Knights is a blues and rock singer whose voice has echoed across Calgary, around Canada, and recently on live streams in Haliburton County,...

Casting Highlanders young and old

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Three years ago, Duncan Evans-Fockler strode onto the stage as Michael Banks, a kid soon adventuring with the umbrella-wielding, enigmatic Marry Poppins. Through months...

Blues keep Pat going

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Three hundred shows. That’s a milestone Patrick Monaghan thought he might not achieve before he slipped on the headphones Jan. 25 to start another...

Arts Centre Foundation castsfirst corporate sponsorship

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Haliburton County’s Home Hardwares are helping build a Highlands arts hub. The Home Hardware Building Centre of Haliburton and Minden has donated $25,000 to the...

Retiring Gooderham and Dysart librarians “encouraged a lifelong love of reading and learning”

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The Gooderham and Dysart branches of the Haliburton County Public Library will look a bit different in 2022. That’s because two of the longest-serving staff...

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