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Pinball Returns To Whitehorse Family Lanes

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You may remember that in our last issue we told you we could only find one pinball machine in all of Norfolk County. Well, four days before Christmas we received...

Gaming

Videogame Evolution: 3 Perspectives

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1)Motion controlled video gaming is a recent revolution in media, recreation and culture that may have found its way to your home by now. The Nintendo Wii was the system...

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Invincible Summer: Textile Art At The NAC

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Currently on display at the Norfolk Arts Centre, and running until January 7, 2011, is Fibre and Filament: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Cambridge Galleries. This exhibit features pieces...

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20th Century Masters: Picasso’s Guernica

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Picasso’s Guernica 1937 “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” –Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) was one of the most well-known artists of the 20th century....

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Flower Films Presents All In This Tea

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Originally published Jan1, 2011. Invest a little over an hour watching this documentary about tea and you might find yourself contemplating a new connection between our rural farming community and...

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Bird Is the Word At Simcoe’s Birdtown

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If you’re a birder then Birdtown, located on the Queensway in Simcoe, is the place to be. Second only to gardening, birding, as owners Mark Sommerville and his wife Ruth point...

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Liberty Home Decor and Gift Store

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Liberty Home Décor and Gift Store 29 Robinson St. Simcoe (519) 426-4562 Liberty is a true gift shop. It’s the kind of place you can find something great for a...

Artists

In-Bloom Designs And KDG Stringworks

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Jillian Driedger is a Fashion Design graduate of Fanshawe College in London. For the last several years she has been busy making jewellery in the Langton home/studio she shares with...

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Local Elves Make Christmas Magic

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As the holiday season approaches, just like the elves in Santa’s workshop, the members of the Norfolk Potters Guild are busy preparing for their upcoming Annual Christmas Sale. The sale...

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A Chic, Unique Boutique

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Laurie Smith, women’s clothing designer and owner of Diva in Simcoe and Nouveau Orie in Port Dover, has a motto: “If it doesn’t look good on you, it doesn’t look...

Gaming

Get Your Gamers Face On

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Christmas is coming, believe it or not, and that means that kids across the country will soon be telling their parents, and Santa Claus himself, about the latest and greatest...

Comics

This Comic Is Chaos Theory

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Rob Catherwood is a Simcoe cartoonist. He is currently inking Chaos Theory, penciling 1812 for Mith Media and digitally inking Maple Crisis for The Silo....

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Moon

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If you’re like me and grew up on a rich diet of 1980’s science fiction films, you should walk (no make that moonwalk) to your nearest video store and ask for...

Artists

Marguerite Larmand

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Marguerite Larmand is a highly regarded Simcoe Ontario artist who is currently working in ceramics. I urge you to visit her Fieldstone Studio website at Silo Direct Link to Marguerite Larmand...

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Norfolk Nurtures Local Food Campaign by Cindy Vanderstar

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As the promotions coordinator of Norfolk County tourism and local foods, I often get asked by city folks about our farmer’s markets.  This year, with the warmer weather and early...

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Digging On the Outskirts. Community Archaeology In Hal-Nor

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By Lorenz Bruechert Haldimand-Norfolk Archaeological Research Project I was raised in the dairy farming community of Jarvis in Haldimand County.  Since dairy was on the decline my family and I...

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Bob: “X” Marks the Spot

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Bob is the guy next door. He’s your neighbor and he’s my neighbor. After losing his wife five years ago Bob began shaping his bushes. “I don’t know why I...