Sir John, Eh?: The Musical

Canada’s first PM subject of unique theatrical production By Jim Barber Perhaps if Canadian history were taught by the SALON Acting Company, we’d venerate our past and its significant characters the way our neighbors in the United States do. The company has been celebrating the life of Canada’s first Prime Minister, and arguably the man most responsible for Canada being a nation at all, for a number …

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How to play Beach Mancala

A lot of us spend time at the beach each year. Yet, most of us feel like we don’t spend enough time at the beach. It’s one of our favourite places to hang out, or dream about. We love the beach! The sun, the sand, the water! As a kayaker I spend a lot of time on beaches, traveling to beaches, and looking for beaches. …

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All I Want for Christmas…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” It is approaching quicker than you could ever expect! You’re hearing Christmas music wherever you go, the houses are lit up with various coloured lights and there are decorations bringing out the holiday spirit in all of us. Take a moment and ask yourself what the holidays mean to you. Most people will answer “quality time with …

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Jason McCoy goes high-tech for Kingston Christmas show

By Jim Barber Always a bit of a ham both on and offstage, Canadian country music star Jason McCoy finally has come to grips with the fact that he is a died-in-the-wool entertainer, pure and simple. Whether it’s playing songs from his impressive catalogue of original material, hosting television shows, or just cracking jokes with fans at autograph signings, the 42-year-old native of the Barrie-area …

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Everything You Need to Know About Alight at Night

Upper Canada Village’s heritage buildings, trees and fences will once again be lit up for the annual Alight at Night festival this December and January. Now in its twelfth year, the festival is a fantastic excuse to bundle up and take an evening stroll through the nineteenth-century replica village and see it in a way you never have before—aglow with almost one million lights! Here …

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Q&A with From the Farm Cooking School’s Cynthia Peters

For some, cooking can be a daunting exercise, especially if you’re craving something other than your tried-and-true lasagna or beef stroganoff. With new dishes come new ingredients to source, another recipe to find and cooking times to juggle. Is it all as complex as it seems? According to Chef Cynthia Peters, owner of From the Farm Cooking School in Prince Edward County, it isn’t. “Cooking …

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Top Five Festive December Events

Tis the season to trudge through malls, finish the Christmas baking just before guests arrive and keep the kids busy during their break from school. All of the hustle and bustle may have you feeling more like the Grinch or George Bailey standing on a bridge than Kris Kringle. But don’t despair. If you’re in need of some festive cheer, The Great Waterway has you …

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A Road Trip for Two

  Travelling is such an important aspect of life. The ability to get out and explore new places, embrace new experiences and create memories that last for a lifetime. For some people, this is a trip to Disney Land, skiing the slopes of Vermont or sipping wine in beautiful Europe. To me? This is jumping in a car, and going for a drive. This time …

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The sunset made better at Mallorytown Landing in the 1000 Islands

Every paddle has a dominant essence. It’s the thing you remember the most, the thing you liked the most, or . . . in some cases, something that you didn’t like at all! For me, the dominant essence of a paddle varies. It can be the launch site . . . the paddle buddies . . . the lunch spot . . . the conditions …

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Five Reasons to Check Out Prince Edward County Wassail

Do you like free wine? How about caroling, beef Wellington, bonfire s’mores and local art? Good news: you can get your fill of each at this year’s Prince Edward County Wassail. The County-wide event, which celebrates another grape harvest and the laying of vines to rest, kicked off this past Saturday and Sunday at wineries across the island. It continues for the next two weekends …

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