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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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Damsels & Dragons: Conservation Halton Celebrates Odonata

     This looks like such an interesting event that we’re happy to help spread the word about it. Kids and nature lovers are sure to have a good time. You might even see us there. Here’s the news from Conservation Halton:      Have you ever seen a flying jewel? Skimming across the surface of a
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Summertime at Andrews’ Scenic Acres

  Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce    held a Business After 5 event at Andrews’ Scenic Acres, which is a beautiful farm located in view of the Niagara Escarpment which rims almost half the horizon at this point.      It’s a pick-your-own farm with a shop and a winery. Strawberries are beginning to ripen and later
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First, Ann Kloppenburg, Then, Giant’s Rib Solstice Fundraiser

     Last Thursday we had back-to-back receptions to go to. The first was the opening of Burlington artist Ann Kloppenburg’s exhibition “The Beauty of Halton” in the Visitor Centre of the Halton Region Museum. Ann had been kind enough to send us an invitation herself, and we were happy to attend.      The exhibition is
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Jay Calder and The Arrogant Worms in Orangeville

     Guitar music and laughter filled Theatre Orangeville last night as The Arrogant Worms added an Escarpment town to their summer tour. Chris Patterson, Trevor Strong and Mike McCormick, dubbed “Canada’s Clown Princes of Musical Comedy,” performed their humorous and satirical songs, which are winning them a cult following. From their “We Are the Beaver,”
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Time for Farmers’ Markets

     It’s the time of year when farmers’ markets ramp up. While their peak season is likely the traditional harvest time of August through September, it’s fun to get out for a stroll in the open air and check out what’s on offer early in the year. Seedlings and potted herbs and flowers are available,
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Canadians Dead in the Civil War

     We’ve had some gratifying responses to our feature article on Canadian Civil War re-enactors in our summer issue. The communications officer for the American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society (ACWHRS), also sometimes known as “Miss Annabelle,” wrote “I was very pleased with the article you wrote and thank you very much, photos were great
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Reading and Taking Action on Escarpment Views!

     It’s quite something to see that people are reading my writing and taking action!      I wanted to make sure that Barbara, the person I mentioned in my summer letter from the editor, had a copy of the issue, so I went to drop it off in her mailbox. As I opened the mailbox,
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Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival

     Saturday was a lovely day for the first Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival. Held on the large lawn beside the Inglewood General Store, it consisted of a few tables of people who are passionate about locally grown, seasonal food. A musically gifted minister played a variety of stringed instruments and sang cheerful songs in
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