Amy Sky, Marc Jordan, Dan Hill Perform in Guelph

     This is a fun experiment for us. We have two free tickets to give away for the Dec. 17 concert in Guelph by Amy Sky and Marc Jordan. Also performing will be Dan Hill, with much less hair than he had as I remember him from my university days. (How is it that we’ve gone grey or bald […]Read More

Subscribe and Benefit Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

     We’re pretty pleased to announce a new initiative through our subscriptions. Just in time for seasonal gift giving, we’re inviting people to do a good deed for nature along the Niagara Escarpment.      Here’s the deal: if you take out a subscription, for yourself, friends, family or business associates, we will give $5 from […]Read More

Georgetown Choral Society Lights Up This Week

     We’re entering the musical season, when community groups and professional organizations all along the Niagara Escarpment perform pre-Christmas concerts. The Georgetown Choral Society will present “A Candlelight Christmas” on Dec. 4 & 5 at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church.      I used to be a member of this large choir. With as many as 110 members, […]Read More

Georgetown Bach Chorale, Messiah in St. Elias Church

     The smell is other worldly: a mixture of beeswax candles and rose incense. A heavenly scent that hits you when you enter the church. And when the priests greet you in the traditional manner of laying cheek to cheek, twice, perhaps three times, you’re engulfed in yet more scent of roses. The priests anoint […]Read More

International Collaborative Art Project on disability by VSA arts

Here’s some interesting arts news I received, but its timeframe doesn’t let us publish it in the magazine — it came too late for our winter issue, but will be over before our spring issue comes out.      VSA arts wants people around the world to get out their art supplies and create a visual […]Read More

Gardening in Fall

     The weather is gorgeous right now, sunny but cool, no bugs, no harsh wind…perfect for some of the harder chores that are too uncomfortable on hot, humid days. I’m enjoying turning my compost pile, collecting the finished brown, fluffy compost and raking it into my bare vegetable beds. I’ve done some weeding. There’s tons […]Read More

Striving for a Good Magazine Cover for Escarpment Views

     The winter issue is at the printer. For me, that means I have a few days to dig down to the top of my desk and work on other assignments, some of which I’ve had to put off while I finalize and proof the magazine.      For Mike, it means organizing and finalizing our […]Read More

United Way of Milton’s Christmas Tour

     On Nov. 20 & 21, the United Way of Milton will host “A Town & Country Christmas House Tour.” This is your chance to see six Milton houses decorated for Christmas by professionals.      If last year’s tour is anything to go by, the houses will be amazing. Not every style may be your […]Read More

A Magazine Too Good to Cut Up?

     It happened again just recently. We got an order for some packs of notecards, and it came on the order form in the magazine, but the form had been photocopied.      Almost every order we get, whether for subscriptions or notecards, comes on a photocopy. It happens so often that there has to be […]Read More

Seana McKenna, London’s Delmar and The Walzting Weasel, and War

     Last weekend we saw our theatre columnist Seana McKenna in a performance about the lives and work of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. She read the narration while Susan Platts sang German Lieder to Rena Sharon’s piano accompaniment.      Mike had invited his Aunt Mac to this, so we picked her up […]Read More