Monthly Archives: August 2013

Romance novelist Jude Deveraux re-imagines Romeo and Juliet, Plus quilters and St. Aubyn

Blessed are the piecemakers. Don’t needle the seamstress. Old quilters never die, they just go to pieces! Oh-ho those quilters. They’re a wacky lot. And you can meet them in person next weekend at the Lennoxville Quilters’ annual show and … Continue reading

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Not that Lennoxville’s a slouch in the fun department, but Brother Cadfael’s street fest is a bit more… eventful

Street festivals are so much fun. Can’t make Saturday’s Queen Street fiesta? Hanging out with Brother Cadfael at a medieval fete is the next best thing.   The Benedictine has been a monk for 16 years, but at 51 is … Continue reading

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Spend your staycation in Holland, or paddling a canoe … or at home, where the streets are paved with history

August is slowly winding down, and with it the lazy days of summer. But there’s still time for one more staycation! How about a bookworm’s visit to Holland, on a bus tour? With a bunch of delightfully cantankerous and strong-willed … Continue reading

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Watercolours are a fickle shade of quinacridone rose: Our landscape is our art

Denis Palmer is one of those from-aways who adopted the Eastern Townships as his home, and as all artists do, he has helped us see ourselves a little bit better. Palmer arrived in Sawyerville in 1979 and just never left. … Continue reading

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Red-headed Stella gets her own stamp: And Orwell, meet Murakami and his shifting realities

Stella is on a stamp! The little red-headed girl, brought to life in words and watercolours by Marie-Louise Gay, is now on two Canada Post stamps, ready to be mailed to delighted children around the country. “I was absolutely thrilled … Continue reading

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