The History of Motorcycles: PART I  Motorcycles and the War: a two-wheeled legacy of service
Mar13

The History of Motorcycles: PART I Motorcycles and the War: a two-wheeled legacy of service

As you spend time this summer driving throughout the beautiful backroads and winding highways in and around Dufferin and Wellington counties, it’s not long before you’ll see a motorcycle rider enjoying the day as well; the sun and wind in their face as they lean through the curves. My husband and I spend many a summer weekend just this way, twisting the throttle on our Harley-Davidson (affectionately known as “Mickey”), enjoying the...

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ARTIST PROFILE: Paul Morin, the Artist and the Gallery
Mar13

ARTIST PROFILE: Paul Morin, the Artist and the Gallery

Paul Morin, the artist, and the Paul Morin Gallery are one, inseparable in fact. Let me explain further. What you see in the gallery, is only one part of Paul Morin the artist, who because of his ability has been able to put the village of Alton on the map! THE PAUL MORIN GALLERY We begin with the gallery. As you pass through Alton, your first impression when you see Paul’s place of work may be that it is just another old church which...

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Success in Our Community: Student Profiles
Mar13

Success in Our Community: Student Profiles

Having an institution of higher education located right here in our backyard, is a true asset of our community. Not only because of its positive effect on the people, economy, and strength of the community, but that it provides people from all walks of life an opportunity to further themselves, in a way that can be customized to who they are, and what they need. For our spring edition, we are thrilled to profile two students who took...

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Layers [Lairs] in Time: Anthony’s Farm
Mar12

Layers [Lairs] in Time: Anthony’s Farm

When you drive by local places on outings, do you ever wonder about their roots? Take Weybread Hill Farm between Orangeville, Fergus and Erin, for example. Passing by its sign on the 11th Line, East Garafraxa, it tells you this beautiful farm offers riding lessons and horse boarding. Superficially you can glance at the sign and the old house and barn on lovely rolling hills with beautiful views, and well drained pastures, and just...

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Planning for the Present and the Future
Dec03

Planning for the Present and the Future

It’s not often we get an “insider view” of an educational institute’s strategic plan. Humber College has done an incredible job in creating a 5 year strategy plan in order to ensure the college is aligned with the best practices, and community vision. There are 3 main pillars of the strategy plan at Humber College, which drive all aspects of the organization: Career-Ready Citizens Accessible Education Healthy and Inclusive Community...

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Fire and Ice Festival
Dec03

Fire and Ice Festival

The Alton Mill Arts Centre, located just fifty minutes northwest of Toronto in the beautiful rolling hills of Caledon will be hosting their annual Fire & Ice Festival on Saturday January 19th and 20th. 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of this all-ages community festival. The Fire & Ice Festival brings together the art & culture of the Alton Mill and our wonderful Canadian winters for a magical weekend packed with...

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The Gift of Giving
Dec03

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving … a simple thank-you or a donation of your time Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve… The winter holiday season is always a colourful, stressful, wonderful whirlwind of organized chaos for me. And I love it! This year I want to put a personal emphasis on saying ‘Thank you’, and actively showing my thanks to those around me. Not just while I’m devouring a turkey dinner, or frantically finishing my...

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JOY’n Us Events
Sep25

JOY’n Us Events

Doing what you love. It’s a simple concept, but not always are we lucky enough to find a career that truly is a labor of love. When we sat down with Karen Kamphuis, owner of JOY’n Us Events, we were not only impressed, but inspired by her company’s vision is to assist not-for-profit organizations reach their operational goals. Beyond her passion for the not-for-profit sector, Karen also loves to help people achieve their event and...

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Artist Profile: Kelly McNeil – Wildlife up Close
Aug21

Artist Profile: Kelly McNeil – Wildlife up Close

Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, located in Orangeville, ON, has so many lovely and unique things to offer to those who appreciate lovely and unique things! Their beautiful space plays host to some extra- ordinary Canadian artwork and artisans, with some of these artists having a working space right in the middle of this beautiful gallery. One of those extraordinary artists is Kelly McNeil, wildlife painter, who sat down with me to talk...

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Featured Artist: Rich Burnett – At Home in Music in Centre Wellington
May16

Featured Artist: Rich Burnett – At Home in Music in Centre Wellington

On a Sunday morning you might find him at the Elora Brewing Company picking 40’s country for the Honky Tonk Brunch. Or playing early American blues on a Saturday night with Waterloo groups Frog & Henry, and the Ever Lovin’ Jug Band. On a weekday, he’s often tutoring students at his home studio on the guitar, ukulele, or lap steel. Over the last 8 years, Rich Burnett has spent much of his career expanding and transforming his...

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