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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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We Value Escarpment Views’ Subscribers!

     Our autumn issue is rolling off the press, and even before the whole run has been printed, we’re picking up copies to put in the mail for our subscribers. It’s important to us that our subscribers get each issue before anyone else does. It’s the least we can do to show you that we
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Erin in the Morning: Erin Radio, Erin Montgomery, Erin Eye Opener

     Yikes! I’m just back from giving an interview at Erin Radio to Erin Montgomery on her show, Erin Eye Opener.      I think I sounded awkward, and I know that I made some mistakes. It was a real conversation as you might have with anyone, with throat clearings and mispronounced words and lost trains
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Riverwood, Mississauga’s Hidden Treasure

     One of the books I’m reviewing for the fall issue is Deer World, essentially a photo album by Dave Taylor. What amazes me about this book is that some of the photos of wild deer were taken in a park called Riverwood, which is 150 acres along the Credit River within the City of
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Erin’s Garden Tour and a Connection to Erin Radio

     Erin Horticultural Society held its garden tour on Saturday, and my sister Barbara, who’s a member of the Society, treated me to a ticket. It took most of the day to visit six gardens located in the village of Erin and the surrounding countryside. There was a good variety of gardens, from formally groomed
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