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I forgot what I was supposed to remember

By Glynis M. Belec in Sugar & Spice on November 20, 2017

Seriously there are days I think I must have had a frontal lobotomy, but someone didn’t tell me. I forget stuff. All the time. I walk from one room to the next, and then forget what I went there for in the first place. And that’s not the worst of it. Not only do I […]


Barnyard Banter

By Michelle Martin in Rural Stories on November 14, 2017

We all have memories from the past that are impressed on our minds. My children enjoy stories from the late 70s and 80s (the station wagon era) when mom was a girl. To them, those are the old days, when in fact, life was already quite modern. Growing up on a farm brought countless opportunities […]


Our Porcelain Lady

By Grace McCoag in Poems on November 13, 2017

I must tell you of our “Lady” Well proportioned and so shapely, Sits upon our china cabinet shelf of glass Smiling out at all who see her. Stunning, winsome, graceful, pretty, Showing us she’s proud and proper in her class In our china desk so lovely Sits our Lillie, dressed so comely Holding court o’re […]



By Margaret Blair in People, Places, Events, & History on November 11, 2017

In Flanders Fields the poppies bloomed around the graves of soldiers, nature’s reminder of the deaths of the very young with their lives before them. The very young, tragic cannon fodder, fighting the war of their elders, these elders securely ensconced in their clubs and offices. We have a large harvest of poems written by […]


Kings and Queens of Country

By in Arts & Music on November 10, 2017

Dust off your cowboy boots and mosey over to St. Jacobs for Kings & Queens of Country, a hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ theatrical salute to the extraordinary artists who put Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on the map. This country music extravaganza is guaranteed to raise the roof at St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre now to December 24. In […]


Twenty-six and Counting

By Wendell Diefenbacher in Motors on November 9, 2017

Which ages faster: a person or a car? If you’re a relatively normal human, it’s probably not a question you’ve given much thought. So think about it for a minute. Which one ages more quickly? At first, you might say the car is the obvious answer. A good high-end lawyer wouldn’t dream of keeping a […]


Winter is coming

By David Turner in Rural Stories on November 8, 2017

The initial signs of winter’s approach in the country are subtle. Scores of birds gather on hydro wires alongside rural roadways, while the first significant frost or dusting of snow spurs flocks of wild geese into action in anticipation for the long journey southward. The garden has dispensed its final harvest of potatoes, while in […]


Guild set to stage romantic comedy Things My Mother Taught Me

By in Arts & Music on November 7, 2017

The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild (GWTG)  is putting the hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me on stage this fall. The Katherine DiSavino play will be directed by veteran Peggy Raftis and features a cast of talented local performers. The cast includes several experienced GWTG actors: Sean Reihl and Maija McCahery of […]


He said we wouldn’t remember

By Lynne Turner in People on November 6, 2017

With no Canadian World War I veterans left and the number who served in the World War 2 dwindling, the late Frank Pinder of Mount Forest would be more than surprised to see how attendance at Remembrance Day services across the region are attracting larger and larger crowds every year. If you’d asked Pinder 40 […]


A lifetime of lessons

By Tasha Reynolds in Youth on November 5, 2017

My hero never wore a stereotypical cape. With her gardening gloves in one hand and coffee mug in the other, my grandma, Kathleen McKnight, embodied everything that I strove to be when I grew up. She was raised on a meagre dairy farm in the 1930s, when money was scarce and something as simple as […]

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