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Inspired by …

Step behind the curtain and meet the elusive muse that inspires artist-members in the March exhibit in the Headwaters Arts Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton [Caledon].

The natural world as magnified, abstracted, or a lingering mood is explored in these pieces.  Likewise, the human figure, as captured by environmental photography or in impressionistic landscapes, is a prominent influence for some members.

“I am inspired completely by the complexities of hands .. . (they) hold clues …” says sculptor, Wendy Reid

Colour, rich and full, texture, both visual and tactile, swelling forms, and strong lines are elemental and joyfully used.  Enjoy sculpture, acrylics, mixed media, photography, textile art,  and a soupcon of the surreal with a nod to the animal world.

The opening reception on Saturday, March 14, from 1-4 pm at the Headwaters Gallery is the perfect time to ‘Meet the Artists’ and share some conversations about what moves them to create while enjoying this exciting and energetic exhibit.

For general information on the Headwaters Arts group of artists and the current shows at the Headwaters Arts Gallery, please call (519) 943-1149.  Gallery hours are from Wednesday  to Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm.   Ample free parking and free admission to the gallery.

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Iron Scow in Niagara River Shifts Closer to Falls

We got this news about an alarming shift in the position of this old scow. We featured the history of this relic in Summer 2019. See it online at http://neviews.ca/Samples/47%20Scow.pdf. The severe weather conditions experienced yesterday afternoon and overnight have caused the iron scow, which has remained remarkably lodged in the powerful upper rapids above
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Queenston: Worth the Visit – by Jane Calver with her photos

Queenston resident Jane Calver shares her views of her village’s past, present and future. Niagara-on-the-Lake is being invaded again. This time it is not by the British but by developers from the north of us, who have the mentality for building large homes on miniscule lots, all very similar in style or design. Judicious development
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Maple Time at Crawford Lake & Mountsberg

News from our friends at Conservation Halton: Wondering when spring will arrive? Stop looking to groundhogs and robins for predictions of the thaw, at Conservation Halton we say look to the trees! The maple sap is about to flow and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for two marvellous maple syrup festivals. Conservation
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Civil War at Westfield Heritage Village

  Here’s some news about the old Civil War, from our friends at Hamilton Conservation Authority: Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of the American Civil War Experience at Westfield Heritage Village on Sunday June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This special program will be your chance to experience the conflict,
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Kathleen Wynne, 1st Female Premier for Ontario

In honour of the first female Premier for Ontario, we’re reposting Mike’s photo of Hon Kathleen Wynne when she was Minister of Transportation, and took part in the 24th Annual Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart in June 2011. This is a photo of the Premier that you won’t see every day! More photos are on our
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Memoir Writing by Sarah Yates

Sarah Yates, a subscriber to and good friend of Niagara Escarpment Views, has a couple of different gift ideas. Here is all the info: Everybody has a story to tell and as we get older, many of us harbor the wish to tell that story, to record our  family’s past and to leave it behind
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Lincoln Alexander of Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

News of the death of Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander brings back memories for Mike and for me. I met him once in the late 1980s, and I knew I was in the presence of greatness. He was visiting the church I attended, St. Mary Magdalene’s Anglican in Toronto, and he joined us afterwards for coffee
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200th Anniversary of Battle of Queenston Heights

Here are some photos taken by Mike Davis, of the 200th anniversary events commemorating the Battle of Queenston Heights on Oct. 13. Were you there? What was your experience? Are you a history buff?

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Sir Isaac Brock Commemorated on Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin

We just received this news: On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock’s death on the battlefield at Queenston Heights, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today unveiled a new Royal Canadian Mint circulation coin honouring his
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