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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,...

Gord Peteran debuts new work at Haliburton Sculpture Forest

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The Haliburton Sculpture Forest’s newest addition was installed last spring, but won’t be finished for about 30 years. At a ribbon-cutting and artist talk July...

Skyline Dance Studio to open doors in the fall

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The night that Allison Cox found out her daughter’s local dance studio was closing, she told her husband, “I either need to buy a...

Moulton rock flows on hot new album

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For years, Jeff Moulton has been playing covers and original tunes across Haliburton County, but never released an LP. With Labour of Love, out...

Creativity in the trees: art tour returns

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Artists throughout the County are opening their doors July 30 & 31 for the 16th annual Tour de Forest. Twenty-six studios are taking part, including...

Showcasing one of the greats

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Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, was in Haliburton July 16 for the opening of his ‘A Romance with Canada’ exhibition at...

Rocking tunes set to return to Gooderham

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Gooderham is about to get loud. Six bands will be playing, rain or shine, during the community’s first Gooderham Music Festival since 2019 at the...

Unspooling division through arts & crafts

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For years, Sandra Clarke drove her daughter from Mississauga to critical hospital appointments in downtown Toronto. Protests at Queens Park often slowed down or stopped...

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival returns to Head Lake Park

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Seventy-five artisans, live music and even gigantic colourful birds will descend on Head Lake Park for the return of Haliburton County’s largest arts celebration...

Opening minds to new perspectives for art

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Halls Island will be alive with creativity and energy as nine artists are hosted over eight residency sessions this summer. The Halls Island Artist Residency...

Charles Pachter comes to Haliburton: from summer camp to the Corner Gallery

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In the late 1950s, Margaret Atwood asked a young assistant arts and crafts leader at Camp Whitepine to pet a toad. “To prove to kids...

New album a labour of Love

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“Exquisite.” That’s how Jim Love said it felt to shoulder his acoustic guitar once more and strum songs from his latest album, Last Man...

Highlands Summer Festival debuts The Sound of Music

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The Haliburton Highlands are alive with The Sound of Music. The Highland SummerFestival’s (HSF) production of the classic premiered July 4 at the Northern...

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