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Gardening in Fall

     The weather is gorgeous right now, sunny but cool, no bugs, no harsh wind…perfect for some of the harder chores that are too uncomfortable on hot, humid days. I’m enjoying turning my compost pile, collecting the finished brown, fluffy compost and raking it into my bare vegetable beds. I’ve done some weeding. There’s tons
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Striving for a Good Magazine Cover for Escarpment Views

     The winter issue is at the printer. For me, that means I have a few days to dig down to the top of my desk and work on other assignments, some of which I’ve had to put off while I finalize and proof the magazine.      For Mike, it means organizing and finalizing our
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United Way of Milton’s Christmas Tour

     On Nov. 20 & 21, the United Way of Milton will host “A Town & Country Christmas House Tour.” This is your chance to see six Milton houses decorated for Christmas by professionals.      If last year’s tour is anything to go by, the houses will be amazing. Not every style may be your
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A Magazine Too Good to Cut Up?

     It happened again just recently. We got an order for some packs of notecards, and it came on the order form in the magazine, but the form had been photocopied.      Almost every order we get, whether for subscriptions or notecards, comes on a photocopy. It happens so often that there has to be
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Seana McKenna, London’s Delmar and The Walzting Weasel, and War Vets

     Last weekend we saw our theatre columnist Seana McKenna in a performance about the lives and work of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. She read the narration while Susan Platts sang German Lieder to Rena Sharon’s piano accompaniment.      Mike had invited his Aunt Mac to this, so we picked her up
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Opera Hamilton Bats Around “Die Fledermaus”

    Opera Hamilton began its 30th anniversary season this weekend with a production of Johann Strauss’s fun and flighty Die Fledermaus. A rather silly tale of a stale marriage enlivened by flirtation, with a social-climbing chambermaid, a strange Russian prince and a revenge-seeking friend, it’s full of recognizable music that gets the audience swaying and
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Kubota’s Contest Closes Oct. 31!

     Anyone with a farm, rural property or acreage might love Kubota’s utility vehicle. It’s great for hauling equipment, building materials, hay or firewood over rough terrain without the need for an attached wagon. The Kubota RTV 500-V [oops — I’ve been informed it should be RTV500-A] is the grand prize in a draw that
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Ken Haigh writes another popular hiking feature

     I heard this week from Ken Haigh, who wrote the Falling Water Trail feature article for us. He’s had several calls from people asking for more information about the trail. His last hiking article for us also attracted some interest.      A few weeks ago I got a call from someone saying she had
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Paul Glendenning: Our Man in Hamilton

     We’re happy to welcome Paul Glendenning to our team. He has just become our latest advertising consultant, and is working in Hamilton. With experience in sales for The Hamilton Spectator, he has good contacts with significant clients.      If you want to reach him, email him at Paul@EscarpmentViews.ca or call 905 528 4012. You’ll
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Raging Against Organic Wine

     The cover story on our autumn issue is about Frogpond Farm as an organic winery, with a photo of the husband and wife team in their vineyard. I didn’t expect this to be an offensive subject. Yet it has wildly enraged one of our readers, who left an anonymous voicemail on Mike’s telephone, objecting
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