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Catch a flight with young actors

By Mark Arike Staff writer It’s one big character-driven farce that will have you in stitches from beginning to end. A cast of 30 elementary and high school students came together on Dec. 11 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion for the opening performance of “Airline”, a play written by Tim Kelly. “If you’ve […]

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By Lisa Harrison Contributing Writer Our Man in Tehran topped the box office at this year’s Haliburton International Film Festival. The first screening of the hot new Canadian documentary at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion on Nov. 2 sold out and a second screening was added Nov. 3 to meet demand. The icing on […]

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Studio tour visitors up from 2012

By Mark Arike Staff writer The 26th annual Haliburton County Studio Tour got off to a great start on the weekend of Oct. 5, according to several participating artists. “Our numbers were up from last year, with steady crowds both days,” said potter Rickie Woods, who has been on the tour since its inception. “Sunday […]

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By Matthew Desrosiers Editor David Bloomfield is excited to celebrate his birthday in his hometown. Bloomfield, with his band BLOOM, are playing the Rockcliffe Tavern on Oct. 11. “I’m from Minden,” he said. “I went to Archie Stouffer as a kid. It’s nice to come back to the home town, that’s for sure.” The band […]

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By Mark Arike Staff writer The arts scene in the Haliburton Highlands is as vibrant as the fall colours that have recently emerged. Over two weekends (Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13), you can discover both of these attractions on the 26th annual Haliburton County Studio Tour. “We want people to come and see where artists […]

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By Mark Arike Staff writer Sometimes it’s best to embrace nature when you get the chance. That’s what participants in a recent pleinair painting workshop were told before their hands-on experience. “Just appreciate what’s out there,” said instructor Janet Trull. “It’s an opportunity to slow down and look at things. Go into a ditch and […]

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Grandfather and grandson share the stage

By Mark Arike Staff wrtier One is a veteran local actor while the other just got his first taste of live theatre. Together, grandfather and grandson shared the stage at the opening of the Highlands Summer Festival’s (HSF) production of “Our Town” on July 15 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. “I really want […]

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Country artist pays tribute to veterans

By Mark Arike Staff writer With the recent release of his third album, “From Where I.R”, Scotty Gartshore is keeping it country. “I try to stay true to the traditional country music roots,” said Gartshore, who is a Minden resident. “For the shows that I do and the audiences I play to, that’s what they […]

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By Will Jones Art and artists are often held up as inspiration to others, and rightly so as a great painting or sculpture has the capacity to profoundly move the viewer. But artists also need to find their inspiration in the first place and no recent collection of artworks better illustrates that than Portraits of […]

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Haliburton County’s Hot Reads The following are the top five fiction and non-fiction titles as requested this week at the Haliburton County Public Library. HCPL’s TOP FIVE FICTION 1. Private Berlin by James Patterson 2. Beach Strip by John Lawrence Reynolds                           3. […]

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