Oh my heart—“ begins Cheryl Wagner, with a flourish of her hands, “I was in a movie theatre waiting for a film to start, and I reached for a seatbelt.” She mimes the gesture for belting up and then for embarrassed confusion. “In a way,” she says, “we need psychological seatbelts to watch a film. You invite into your brain forever images that are possibly read more ››
It all began in the summer of 2014 for the hardcore band that would become Iron Eye. Longtime music lover Brett Sanderson and the bands original drummer had been itching to play music and decided to start a band. “I hadn’t been in a band for almost three years at that point so I was pretty eager to get back into things,” Sanderson said.
This summer I was walking through a Reny’s store in Maine when I spotted a 15 quart white enamel washbasin hanging on the wall. I poked around the store, but kept being drawn to this washbasin. $22 US. Hmm. After lifting it off the wall and hanging it back up a few times, I finally tucked it under my arm and headed for the cashier. I’ve been happy about that read more ››
The house in Savage Harbour had a history. It was rented out for some years to people from the Confederation Centre and it was said that Gene MacLennan had written “Snowbird” in the livingroom. When Kim Bradford’s sister and her husband looked at the house, it was run-down and in need of considerable work. Oddly, a large upstairs bedroom was read more ››
What is culture but our most meaningful way to connect with one another? Like many Islanders come fall, I’m recovering from the most guests yet, ranging from one-nighters to two-weekers. As their host, I was unwittingly cast as curator of culture. The reward was the gift of seeing through fresh eyes.
The most recent visitor was a writer and visual artist who’s lived beside Lake read more ››
It’s a book forty years in the making. That’s how long it has been since it first struck David Weale that one of Islanders’ favourite locations for the taking of pictures was alongside their cars, which were obviously a source of great pride. Intrigued, he began collecting those photos, and has just now put the best of them together in a handsome and revealing collection called Over by read more ››
An upcoming book launch for two new Donkey Oatie storybooks by Tom Rath—Early Days and Irish Visitor—will provide an opportunity for area readers to meet writers, artists and others involved in self-publishing. The October 1 event, at Hillcrest United Church in Montague from 1 to 3 pm, will feature entertainment, refreshments, and presentations and displays by members of the Montague read more ››