The Power of the Yarn
Aug30

The Power of the Yarn

Have you ever wondered, when you’re starting a project, or roaming around a store, which yarn is best? Whether you should look towards something natural, or stick with perhaps familiar synthetics? Think how much easier it would be, if when you do begin to wonder, there’s someone right there to provide the answer.

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Biking Trails in Caledon
Aug30

Biking Trails in Caledon

“Rail trail” is a term for the many bike trails made of either gravel or forest that criss-cross the Caledon, Orangeville, and Erin area. Other “road trails” are on concrete, and as the name indicates, are on paved municipal roads

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it’s a local thing … Local Pieces Gallery
Aug30

it’s a local thing … Local Pieces Gallery

At the end of the day, Local Pieces Gallery is about the community, it’s a space to bring together local artists and engage with them.  One of Luke’s favourite parts of the process has been meeting people, seeing the way that they light up at various pieces they see and things they might not see anywhere else.

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Mack’s Park
Jun03

Mack’s Park

Located in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment, the Belfountain Conservation Area (also known affectionately as “Mack’s Park”) sits on the eastern edge of the cozy hamlet of Belfountain and the Park and was designated by the Town of Caledon as a heritage property in December 2020.

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Artist Feature: Tony Deluca, About Face Jewellery
Jun02

Artist Feature: Tony Deluca, About Face Jewellery

Not everyone is driven to create, though for those of us that are, you are likely familiar with the constant drive to do so. Whatever your medium, you create because it brings you joy to do so – and that is art.

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What To Do, Where To Go and What To See Locally
Jun02

What To Do, Where To Go and What To See Locally

So, you’ve got weekend or day visitors coming, and you need ideas?  By no means an exhaustive list, this article aims at giving a few suggestions of the many fun outings in the area.

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Featured Artist: Everist Prokofiev
Mar07

Featured Artist: Everist Prokofiev

As with most artists, there is always something special about them. Everist has a cool charm about him while remaining elegantly humble. Beyond the fact that he is this wonderful man, his artwork is simply powerful, breathtaking, and well worth a trip to see it for yourself!

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“Explosive” Success for Dufferin County Resident Sophie Vertigan
Mar02

“Explosive” Success for Dufferin County Resident Sophie Vertigan

Sophie Vertigan’s work on the second season of The Umbrella Academy led to her to the pinnacle of her career when she became the first female Special Effects Co-Ordinator to be nominated in the Special Visual Effects category at the 2021 Emmy Awards, establishing a milestone and paving the way for women in the industry.

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Cory Trepanier: Visionary and Leader
Mar01

Cory Trepanier: Visionary and Leader

Cory took inspiration not only from the outdoors, but from everything around him. His art inspired Canadians of all ages to connect with and appreciate the natural world. In the words of his daughter, Sydney, “Everywhere he turned he was able to find something beautiful and fascinating”.

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Home Sharing – Golden Girls Canada
Nov30

Home Sharing – Golden Girls Canada

With an ever-increasing aging population and the costs of home ownership skyrocketing, it is becoming increasingly difficult for single seniors to own and manage a home.  Seniors living alone often face financial, physical, and emotional challenges, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation that resulted from it has been particularly hard on this demographic.

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April Mitchell-Boudreau and LOFTTAN Custom Jewelry
Nov30

April Mitchell-Boudreau and LOFTTAN Custom Jewelry

So many women would tell her how they wished that they were creative – and April wanted to prove to them that they were. Enter Lofttan (named after the initials of her nieces and nephews), a line of completely customizable and convertible jewelry.

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Artist Feature: Nikki Caruana
Sep01

Artist Feature: Nikki Caruana

There are a lot of sayings tied up in the idea of the past, and they almost all come down to the same principle, the same fundamental idea that is so universal we all instinctively understand it: there is something unattainably beautiful in the impossibility of capturing a time gone by; we can spend our whole lives chasing a moment, but once it has happened, once it’s become part of the past, we’re never going to be able to hold onto all that it was again.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith
Jun02

ARTIST FEATURE: Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith

COLOUR OUTSIDE the LINES Artist, Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith is unlike anyone I have ever met. I want to describe her as “down-to-earth” and “joyful”, but the words fall short! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing this incredible woman, and the honour of learning a small part of her story… I’ve got to say that throughout our conversations, I made a direct correlation between the easy-warmth and vibrancy of Jeanne, to her artwork....

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Haileybury, In Search of the Hardy Boys and More
Nov30

Haileybury, In Search of the Hardy Boys and More

Good trips are sparked by an idea. This one to Haileybury fired up with my husband’s online discovery one day, that the author of the Hardy Boys was from there. In Covid 19 times, this is an adventure within the safety of Ontario, beyond the usual “northern” destinations. At Huntsville, the drive suddenly became one through Group of Seven tableaux, miraculously touched by the paintbrush of autumn. Indeed, the Group of Seven became a...

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The Group of Seven, Rebels in Their Time
Nov30

The Group of Seven, Rebels in Their Time

It seems every generation has its share of rebels, especially in the arts, and the Group of Seven is no exception!  They spanned the gap from the 19th century into the “modern” era and brought Canada into the international sphere of painters. Who Were They? The Group of Seven were really a group of ten! And no, Tom Thomson was never part of it either. Confused already? This year actually marks the centenary of Group’s first...

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