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FENCE POSTS: Finding Traction on the Backroads author: Dan Needles illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong True Confessions from the Ninth Concession WHEN MY MOTHER CAME TO THE COUNTRY IN THE 1950s, she brought a Ford station wagon that would carry five children and a lot of dogs. The starter had a flat spot and a mechanic made the mistake of telling her to hit it with a hammer whenever it got stuck. She eventually gave up the Ford, but she kept the hammer and for the next 50 years if she ran into problems, she would lift the hood and whack anything that looked remotely like a starter. Her next conveyance was a 1956 International van that had been adapted by the St. John Ambulance to accommodate wheelchairs. She painted it green and used it for driving all the kids on our road to school. No seatbelts, no special licence or insurance. It had zero traction and had to be coaxed through the tiniest puff of snow, but she usually had 10 children to get out and push. When the truck started to get seriously stuck in snow, it went into the barn for the winter and she packed us all back to the city. The neighbours’ spirits always lifted in mid- April when they saw Dorothy Jane’s green truck appear because it was a definite sign of spring. To read more, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/fence-posts #countryliving #danneedles #watershedmagazine #fenceposts #rurallife #winterinthecountry

HABITAT: Lasting Stewardship of our Living Legacies author: Norm Wagenaar Wetlands. Vernal ponds. Tallgrass prairie. Old growth forest. There was a time, and not really that long ago, that these natural features were easy to find in Watershed country. AS EUROPEAN SETTLERS CHOPPED THE TREES, DRAINED THE MARSHES, FARMED THE LAND, built communities, developed economies and connected it all with roads, canals and railway tracks, these once common features have become increasingly rare and all the more precious. Perhaps we could think of these vestiges of trees, water and prairie as representing our region’s ‘natural heritage,’ in much the same way as Port Hope’s mostly-intact downtown preserves architectural heritage or the Mariner’s Park Museum celebrates Prince Edward County’s maritime heritage. But we’re talking about a heritage that breathes, connecting our region to the global ecosystem of living things, providing critical habitat to rare and endangered species, and challenging humans to remember the planet that sustains them. Recently, local naturalists applauded the purchase of the 93-hectare Brighton Wetlands, one of the largest wetlands on the north shore of Lake Ontario, by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Ducks Unlimited. Local support came from municipalities, the Lower Trent Conservation Authority and the Lone Pine and Northumberland land trusts. To read more, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/habitat #watershedmagazine #habitat #lonepinemarshlandtrust #oldgrowthforest #vernalponds #natureconservancyofcanada #ducksunlimitedcanada #lowertrentconservation #northumberlandlandtrust

CULTURAL CURRENTS: Elizabeth Hutchinson author: Kathryn MacDonald “I can’t imagine life without painting. If I’m away from painting too long, I don’t feel like myself anymore.” ON ANY GIVEN DAY, ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON CAN BE FOUND sitting at her easel in her Belleville studio, dabbing at the oil colours squeezed on her palette or moving her conté across a canvas. Elizabeth describes her work as poetic realism – a sensibility that shows in her portraits and nudes. “I want to understand things, so I take information apart.” The parts she explores shape the whole, leaving an impression of the subject that is reflective of the human condition. “I try to capture truthful expression, something honest, authentic…When a painting is working, it is a glorious feeling…in a deep way. After I’m finished a painting, I rarely look at it again – it’s all about the process.” Recently, Elizabeth began yet another process – a series of black and white abstract paintings which take her in new directions but also take her back to composition and design. The new works stretch and complement the “poetic realism” of her familiar subjects and are at once studied, spontaneous, and insightful. You can view Elizabeth’s work at www.elizabethhutchinson.wordpress.com #culturalcurrents #watershedmagazine #supportartandculture #belleville #hastingscounty #elizabethhutchinson #kathrynmacdonald

J.F. Albert
(@j.f.albert)

19 Days 19 Hours Ago

A couple of the J.F.Albert pieces on exhibit at Art Fort Lauderdale w the talented and beautiful renown Canadian Artists Jay Bell Redbird & Halina Stopyra & J.F. Albert’s daughter representing the archives. 2018 look back at sunny times. J.F.Albert’s Art @ Art Lauderdale 🌴🌞🎨❤️🇺🇸 #jfalbert #federationofcanadianartists #natgallerycan #artistsoninstagram #globeandmailarts #parrott_gallery #canadianmakers.ca #canadianartcouncil #jfartistarchive #jfalbertart #manlymacdonald #jerryfalbert #pleinairartist #artcollectorsoftheworld #artistsoninstagram #artbuyers #canadianoilpainters #oenogallery #northumberlandartgallery #spiritofthehills #collectcanadianart #artofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #canadianartcollector #artcollectorsofig #jaybellredbird #halinastopyra #slatemagazine #watershedmagazine #canadianartmagazine

Merry Christmas Enjoy this special time with friends and family. Take time to read, relax and recharge.... and unplug! From the Watershed Family to yours... Happy Holidays! #watershedisalsotakingsometimeawayfromsocialmedia #wearentignoringyou #unplugfortheholidays #merrychristmas #watershedmagazine

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Watershed Presents our Annual Christmas Fiction. Milestone author: Marianne Ackerman illustration: Bill Slavin Late afternoon on December twenty-third, I stepped off the train at Belleville towing a suitcase weighed down with Côtes du Rhône and Camembert. My brother Lance was there to meet me. He’d flown in from Vancouver for Dad’s funeral in August, and stayed. Walking through the kitchen door, I noticed the ramshackle Victorian landmark we’d grown up in was fighting little brother’s Zen urge to unclutter. Bits of old furniture, banished at Thanksgiving, had reappeared. Leaky windows were taped over with sheets of plastic, blankets hung on drafty doors. There was even a wreath on the front door, and a crowd of nativity figurines on the buffet beside a stack of Wellington Times with Post-it notes on the classified sections. I don’t think he’d thrown out a Picton Gazette in months. A further surprise, dinner was pork medallions with caramelized apples, red onions and wild rice. When I asked what happened to his vegetarian regime, he mumbled something about organic meat being easy to find in the County. Knowing Lance takes on the tastes and attitudes of whatever woman he’s dating, I was curious, but reluctant to probe. After dinner we filled our wine glasses and headed into the front room. I plopped down on the saggy sofa. As Lance plucked kindling from a fresh pile of wood and proceeded to build a fire, I couldn’t resist pointing out the fireplace had been declared unsafe years ago. His answer surprised me. To read further: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/milestone #christmasfiction #marianneackerman #billslavin #pecwineries #lifeinpec #watershedmagazine

MUST FEED THE BIRDS Don’t toss that Christmas tree after the holidays – donate it to your backyard as a winter bird buffet. Once you’ve packed away all your decorations, secure the tree in your yard and start adding edible ornaments – from suet treats, strings of oranges and apples, popcorn and nuts to seeds and stalks from grain or sunflower heads. Arrange the treats on different branches and change up your selection to attract all types of wildlife and wintering birds. If you need help with any of your bird feeding supplies, be sure to check out: The Birdhouse Nature Store 240 Presqu’ile Pkwy, Brighton Out on a Limb 15669 County Rd. 2, Brighton https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/must-must-must #watershedmagazine #happyholidays #thebirdhousenaturestore #outonalimb #feedthebirds #saveyourchristmastree

What a night! What happens when you put @eatwithmattdemille and @johnnycylam together? Magic Happens.. FOOD & DRINK SCENE authors: @signelangford64 & @jeffeatslocal photography: Johnny CY Lam Matt and Erin DeMille share a love for family and food that has been passed down from generation to generation. Chef Matt DeMille has spent over 15 years cooking with some of the country’s top culinary talent in a number of Canada’s best kitchens: the Drake Devonshire, Enoteca Sociale, Le Sélect. Living in Toronto from 2003 to 2012, Matt was tired of the adrenalin-fuelled lifestyle of cooking on the line, and with a couple of young kids, the pull of something more manageable, more intimate and personal was strong. Matt loved his work, but he says, “The energy I was spending in restaurants was better focused on my family”. So, in January of 2017, Toronto’s loss was Watershed country’s gain. Now, he and wife, Erin (née Neal) – head of logistics and pastry – known together as Eat with Matt DeMille, are stepping into kitchens like yours to share their skills in a co-working environment where you don’t just eat, you help cook. But when the holidays roll around, he puts work on the back burner and focuses on playing in the kitchen, creating simple comfort food to share with family and friends who gather at his home north of Belleville. Christmas Eve is spent at Erin’s family’s cosy farmhouse in Marysville, just east of Belleville. The Neal home is shared by 40 people – three generations of Erin’s close-knit family – including Matt and Erin’s two kids, seven-year-old Leo, and three-year-old Audrey. To read more, and access that fabulous tourtiere recipe, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/food-drink-scene @laculturasalumi @hinterlandwine @kinsipspirits @casadeawinery #grills Orchards @Kingsmill_farms #pure 62 Local: Yearwood Family Sugarbush #watershedmagazine #christmasdinner #eatwithmattdemille

In Four Bar Measure author: Conrad Beaubien photography: Matthew Botha Now in his 80s, composer Michael Pepa orchestrates a lifetime of worldly experience from his Cobourg doorstep. As I was growing up, it felt like I was becoming a specialist in Grade five,” Michael Pepa begins. “I started violin lessons early on in my adopted town of Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia, where my parents settled after leaving Romania at the beginning of World War II. I was about to finish Grade Five in 1951 when my parents and I emigrated to a refugee camp in Italy. There, they put me in Grade Five all over again,” he says. “Luckily… my father encouraged me to continue with the violin.” Pepa is seated in the back row of The Loft Cinema, a gull’s cry away from Cobourg’s Lake Ontario shoreline. It’s here in this space where the violinist/composer presents a series of concerts with his Les AMIS Ensemble, a group of 20 young musicians called upon to play as the repertoire requires. A soothing kitchen tang rises from the bistro, a stairway below, while Pepa furthers his recall: “After two years in the refugee camp, we were able to immigrate to Canada. We set down in Toronto and into the melting pot of the neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. Then guess what?” he begs. “Because I was unable to speak English, they assigned me to Grade Five. Imagine at age fourteen being the oldest kid in the class.” To read more, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/in-four-bar-measure #michaelpepa #cultureandmusic #violinist #infourbarmeasure #watershedmagazine #supportthearts #northumberlandcounty #bayofquinte #trenthills #hastingscounty #princeedwardcounty

Field Notes Author: Terry Sprague The Eastern Chipmunk Even good friends need time apart now and then..... CHIPMUNKS STARTED PREPARING FOR WINTER WEEKS AGO. As much as I enjoy watching their antics as they dart around my backyard in their designer coats, I’m happy to see these marauding little mammals head into their burrows for their winter naps. This past gardening season, they cleaned me out of hollyhocks, marigolds and red peppers and then they totalled my meagre crop of carrots. Yes, I need a break from them! Prior to the winter, the eastern chipmunk’s heart races at a brisk 350 beats per minute. But when the cold weather arrives, this perky little fellow undergoes a remarkable transformation. Safe in its burrow during the winter months, its heart rate drops into a whisper mode – a modest four beats per minute – just enough to keep it alive. Its body temperature chills from 36°C to just 3°C. But every two weeks, it wakes up to have a snack of its cached food supply – probably nibbling on the seeds it stole from my bird feeder in the summer – and it will also take advantage of the opportunity to urinate in a special chamber reserved for that occasion. During this awake time, it staggers around with its eyes closed, grabs a bite to eat, then curls up and snoozes away for another 15 day cycle. By April, it springs to life with renewed vigour. To read more, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/field-notes #timetohibernate #easternchipmunk #watershedmagazine #fieldnotes #interestingfacts #nature

J.F. Albert
(@j.f.albert)

2018-12-07 07:29:09

We always love it when people who own J.F.Albert’s art share with us their paintings. You can see why he is compared to Group of Seven‘s compatriot Manly MacDonald. Both lived in the same part of Ontario. Both semi impressionistic. J.F. Albert as well painted with a group he loved of American Masters. If you are in Belleville area over the holidays. You can view a large body of his work. Exhibited / sale in this manner for the last time and the last time it will ever be in Belleville proper. Quinte Arts Council. 36 Bridge Street E. 10-4 Tues to Sat. until Jan 30. For gallery requests pls DM. #jfalbert #federationofcanadianartists #watershedmagazine #quinnsoftweed #slatemagazine #natgallerycan #artistsoninstagram #globeandmailarts #parrott_gallery #canadianmakers.ca #canadianartcouncil #jfartistarchive #jfalbertart #manlymacdonald #jerryfalbert #pleinairartist #canadianoilpainters #oenogallery #hatchgallery #qac1967 #northumberlandartgallery #torontostarts #spiritofthehills #collectcanadianart #artsy #artoftheday #artofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #canadianartcollector #artcollectorsofig

Pick a Panto, Any Panto! MUST BE NAUGHTY OR NICE Local theatre brings laughter to the holiday season. Christmas Pantos – or Pantomimes – are an entertaining theatrical event with very British roots that will quickly become your new holiday tradition. Pantos, loosely based on children’s fairy tales, add a quirky variation to the familiar with a rambunctious twist, complete with hints of local lore. Discover a Christmas Panto in your area and make it an annual event: Cinderella, a Magical Panto Empire Theatre Belleville Sunday, December 16 theempiretheatre.com King Arthur the Panto Capitol Theatre Port Hope Sunday, December 23 capitoltheatre.com Panto… The Princess and the Pea Stirling Festival Theatre November 23 – December 31 stirlingfestivaltheatre.com Snow White the Panto The Marysburgh Mummers Mount Tabor Playhouse, County Rd 17, Milford Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2 prince-edward-county.com #watershedmagazine #panto #christmastime #theatreandculture #mustbenaughtyandnice

Wondering what the perfect Christmas tree is? Or have you been trying to identify certain conifers on your morning walk in the woods? Look no further than Beyond the Garden Gate for helpful hints and tips! Native Conifers author: @micolmarotti Understanding the role of native conifers in our woodlots, our forests and along the roadsides and identifying their characteristics brings us closer to the winter world that is about to descend on us. IS THERE ANYTHING MORE IDYLLIC THAN TRAVELLING DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD after a fresh snowfall when the evergreens, boughs laden with glistening snow caps, gently give way to the wind and spill out silver snowflakes that sparkle in the sun? The hardiness and the beauty of these sentinel trees is inspiring – their defiance of our harsh climate reminds us that we too can negotiate our own way through winter. Identify your conifers by reading the following excerpt: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/beyond-the-garden-gate #nativeconifers #identifyingconifers #beyondthegardengate #inyourbackyard #watershedmagazine

It Came from Warkworth author: Tom Cruickshank Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but a Warkworth inventor turned Silicon Valley superstar is poised to unleash his brainchild on the buying public. You heard it in Watershed Magazine first. IT WAS AN AUTUMN DAY IN 2011 WHEN MARCUS LENG AND HIS WIFE, EDWARDA, INVITED some friends and neighbours over to spend the afternoon on their 50 acres just southwest of Warkworth. It was a low-key gathering – just a handful of people – but they were there to witness something big. Marcus was about to show them the fruits of several years of his labour… something that had occupied all of his thoughts and consumed all of his time, not to mention a big chunk of his resources… something he had invented and refined until at last, it was ready for a public viewing. To read more, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/it-came-from-warkworth #flyingcar #opener #northumberlandcfdc #warkworth #northumberlandcounty #watershedmagazine #madeinwatershedcountry

laura
(@bittyfawn)

2018-11-30 20:31:00

I love seeing talented friends being celebrated ❤️ pick up an issue of @edibleottawa for a look at some of the incredible tableware @cylinderstudio is creating... then straight over to @watershedmagazine for incredible food ideas from powerhouse duo that is @matthewdemille and @royalsugarbaking meat pies oh my!!! Well done guys, and beautiful reads 🥂 . . . #eatwithmattdemille #royalsugar #cylinderstudio #makersgonnamake #canadianartists #pec #boq #countrylife #watershedmagazine #edibleottawa #somuchtalent

Watershed Presents: Festive Family Fun Celebrate the season in true Victorian style at Trenton’s Downtown with Dickens event on December 1. Stroll en plein air through the Christmas Market, sing along with carolers, and sample complimentary apple cider and Christmas cookies – a nod to a bygone era. Visit quintewest.ca. What old-fashioned Christmas gathering wouldn’t be complete without caroling, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, and a bonfire? Christmas at the O’Hara Mill in Madoc, on December 1 & 2, is the place to be to get into the holiday spirit. Call 613- 473-2084 or visit ohara-mill.org. It’s beginning to look a lot like a Pioneer Christmas. Discover what life was like for the early settlers. December 1 & 2 with Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village, Keene. Call 705-295-6694 or visit langpioneervillage.ca. Travel back in time to Ameliasburgh on December 2 for Christmas in the Village. Hop on a horsedrawn wagon that stops at the Old Town Hall, the library, the museum’s log cabin and the Victorian school house – each complete with its own special holiday program to highlight the festive season, email amelmuseum@pecounty.on.ca or call 613- 476-2148 ext. 2522. Join the community celebration in Wesleyville Village for some Yuletide Caroling on December 7. Add your rendition of a Christmas classic to the harmony of voices that will fill this charmingly restored country church. Dress warmly, sing out loud and be sure to arrive early for this festive family event. Visit wesleyvillevillage.com. Yule love Warkworth! This Trent Hills village presents Magic Under the Stars on December 7, 14 & 21. Festivities include a visit from Santa, holiday pop-up shops, mulled wine, hot chocolate, Christmas choir, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, warming stations and a raffle. Visit Warkworth.ca Prepare to be upstaged by a braying donkey or melodic mule during the Caroling with the Donkeys event on Dec. 16 at Primrose Donkey Sanctuary, just outside of Roseneath. Meet the animals, enjoy live Christmas music and complimentary refreshments. Admission is free : primrosedonkeysanctuary.com #festivefamilyfun #watershedmagazine #christmasfun

Have you picked up the Winter Edition of @watershedmagazine ?? LOOK 👀 For our Ad & Save 👏 Here’s How ⬇️ • • For the next 3 Days Effective Tomorrow 👉 November 29th - December 1st - when you come in and make a purchase if you can tell us what page number our Ad occurs on - we’ll give you 10% off your entire purchase 🤩 • #livelovesmell #downtowncobourg #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty

Watershed's resident Field Notes expert - Terry Sprague - noted some early predictions of the Pine Grosbeak making its way into Watershed Country. "This magnificent grosbeak has been moving south into southern Ontario in moderate numbers from its northern breeding grounds since early November. The Mountain-ash berry crop in the boreal forest of Ontario and Quebec is below average and conifer seeds are in short supply. Flocks of a dozen or so have been appearing in the northern and central areas of Northumberland and Hastings Counties and are now starting to trickle into the southern portions, as well as into Prince Edward County. At feeders, they prefer black oil sunflower seeds. Also watch for them on European Mountain-ashes and crabapple trees." Photos courtesy of Terry Sprague, Susan Shipman, Peter Sporring and Gilles Bisson #watershedmagazine #princeedwardcounty #northumberlandcounty #hastingscounty #bayofquinte #pinegrosbeak #fieldnotes

The Winter Issue is here! We loaded up the delivery trucks this morning... and they are now en route to your favourite retail stores, restaurants and tourist venues. The weather is quite dreadful today, so please be kind to our delivery drivers - especially if they have to cut the first delivery day short to be safe on the roads! Let it Snow! #letitsnow #winterissueisonitswaytoyou #princeedwardcounty #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty #bayofquinte #hastingscounty

It was an early, chilly morning.. but the delivery truck backed up the winding Shelter Fell driveway and arrived without incident... And yay.... the Winter Issue is here! #winterissue #coldmornings #lookatthatcover💕 #wehavethebestdeliverydrivers #studentlabouraswell #watershedmagazine #itshere #northumberlandcounty #hastingscounty #princeedwardcounty #bayofquinte

J.F. Albert
(@j.f.albert)

2018-11-23 11:48:17

Happy Birthday to beloved Canadian Artist J.F. Albert! Everyone loved him including Ron & Don. How timely we found this from when they met. Tonight is the opening reception of his solo show at QAC 4-7pm. Show runs until January 30th. 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville #jfalbert #canadianartist #federationofcanadianartists #art #quinnsoftweed #watershedmagazine #slatemagazine #natgallerycan #artistsoninstagram #globeandmailarts #parrott_gallery #canadianmakers.ca #oac #canadianartcouncil #jfartistarchive #jfalbertart #canadianartist #ecoaa #manlymacdonald #jerryfalbert #pleinairartist #oenogallery #hatchgallery #princeedwarscountyartists #qac1967 #northumberlandartgallery #torontostarts #spiritofthehills #canartca #collectcanadianart #artcollector

J.F. Albert
(@j.f.albert)

2018-11-23 11:41:03

QAC1967 is hosting a solo salon exhibit featuring 55 paintings. It is the last time so many of his paintings will be seen in one venue at one time. Show entitled: ‘Life Well Lived; The Art of J.F. Albert’ named after one of his famous quotes. “To create something from nothing. That is a life well lived.” This is Mt. Kidd...and is prominently placed in the QAC window. Show runs from November 22 - January 30, 2019 • Quinte Arts Council / 36 Bridge St East, Belleville #jfalbert #canadianartist #federationofcanadianartists #canartca #artshow #quinnsoftweed #watershedmagazine #slatemagazine #natgallerycan #artistsoninstagram #globeandmailarts #qac #parrott_gallery #canadianmakers.ca #oac #canadianartcouncil #jfartistarchive #jfalbertart #canadianartist #ecoaa #manlymacdonald #pleinairartist #canadianoilpainters #oenogallery #hatchgallery #princeedwarscountyartists #qac1967 #northumberlandartgallery #torontostarts #spiritofthehills #artcollector

A great two days at the @quintevation Canadian Rural Innovation Summit Watershed was there... we were one of the many sponsors at the event and learned so much from the forums, guest speakers and networking events. Well done! #ruralinnovation #ruralinnovationsummit #watershedmagazine #supportlocalbusinesses

Nic Bea
(@nicbea_co)

2018-11-19 18:00:49

#repost @watershedmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, The recent municipal election in Cobourg ushered in a new era of excitement: we voted in a council that is 43% women and four leaders under the age of 45! Voters have positioned Cobourg to progress towards a vibrant and contemporary future while preserving its heritage and history. While voter turnout was down in 2018 the outcome is a portrait of gender-balance, equality and forward-thinking perspectives. As the candidate who received the most votes I am grateful for a community who embraced civic values, next-gen vitality and confidence in the evolution of our Town that will include and benefit everyone. @nicbea_co Councillor Elect, Town of Cobourg We always love hearing from you, our readers - to read more, please visit: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/ #womeninpolitics #femalevoices #changeisahead #municipalelection #nicolebeatty #lettertotheeditor #thankyouforwriting #watershedmagazine

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, The recent municipal election in Cobourg ushered in a new era of excitement: we voted in a council that is 43% women and four leaders under the age of 45! Voters have positioned Cobourg to progress towards a vibrant and contemporary future while preserving its heritage and history. While voter turnout was down in 2018 the outcome is a portrait of gender-balance, equality and forward-thinking perspectives. As the candidate who received the most votes I am grateful for a community who embraced civic values, next-gen vitality and confidence in the evolution of our Town that will include and benefit everyone. @nicbea_co Councillor Elect, Town of Cobourg We always love hearing from you, our readers - to read more, please visit: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/ #womeninpolitics #femalevoices #changeisahead #municipalelection #nicolebeatty #lettertotheeditor #thankyouforwriting #watershedmagazine

Meet Our Contributors. Micol Marotti @micolmarotti @lily_in_the_valley_ A former journalist and producer for Media Monkey Productions, Micol Marotti has also worked for the National Film Board of Canada, CTV, Global, The Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Inspired by the gardens in her hometown in northern Italy, Micol started Lily in the Valley, an organic floral farm in Shelter Valley, near Grafton, that she shares with her husband, two girls, her dad, brother and a ridiculous number of cats. #watershedcontributors #watershedmagazine #micolmarotti #watershedisluckytohavethebestwriters

J.F. Albert
(@j.f.albert)

2018-11-09 11:32:13

TY!Posted @withrepost • @thefreedomfactorytoronto There are moments in life that stand out more than others...it was such a pleasure to watch @shanna.albert and @mmartinjohnson connecting over Shanna's father's artwork! 🙏 Michelle I hope you enjoy your piece by @j.f.albert . . #legacy #canadianartist #torontoartscene #torontogallery #gratitude #supportlocalart #jfalbert #art #jfalbert #canadianartist #federationofcanadianartists #coolcanadianartists #quinteartscouncil #watershedmagazine #ontarioartist #thefreedomfactorytoronto #bunzartzone #hope #artistsoninstagram #jfalbert #jfalbertpleinairartist #jfalbertcanadianartist #jfartistarchive #jfalbertart #canadianartist #🇨🇦jfalbertartist #manlymacdonald #jerryalbert #jerryfalbert #pleinairpainting #pleinairartist

Choosing the right cover for an issue is never an easy task. There are many sleepless nights, sometimes a heated argument, but more often than not, the cover is a unanimous choice... carefully handpicked to not only reflect what is inside the magazine, but to also generate a feeling with our readers. We are in the process of choosing the Winter 2018 cover.... wonder what it might be? . . #coverart #magazinesarelife #celebratingbeauty #watershedmagazine #awardwinningeditorial #lovelydesign

GEORGE'S POND: Weather-Obsessed author: George Smith illustrator: Lee Rapp MY KIDS THINK I’M A BIT DAFT. I suspect Joy does too, but she’s less vocal about it. Honestly, I’m not sure they’re wrong. This is all about weather. I’m obsessed. I check the forecast maybe a dozen times a day starting when I pick up my iPad and log onto Environment Canada even before my morning coffee. If that were the end of it, no problem, but it’s just the beginning. If we’re driving anywhere out-of-town, I’ll also have to check conditions wherever we’re headed and all points in between. Even if I am a little barmy, I’m far from alone. According to those who keep track of such things, Environment Canada is the most visited government website in the land, but my nearest and dearest say I take it to an entirely different level. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change is one gift I have not been granted. Winter is the worst. It may be only October, but if I have a mid-December medical appointment in, say, Toronto or Peterborough, that’s a command performance and I start fretting immediately. It’s not-toss-and-turn-all-night worrying. Just something that simmers away on the back burner. To read more, please visit: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/georges-pond . . . #georgespond #watershedmagazine #familydynamics #northumberlandcounty #trenthills #bayofquinte #princeedwardcounty

It's True - You Really Like Us! Canadians Love Their Magazines Print is Tangible Print is Engaging In the age of multi-tasking, magazines remain the medium that most captures and holds people’s attention. Magazine advertising is never distracting. In fact, readers set aside “special” time to read a magazine… slowly. Magazine advertising is memorable. In an overcrowded digital market, a magazine ad is read and remembered. Magazines are shared, kept and referenced…. often. Magazines are trendy. Magazines address niche markets for an upscale demographic and offer beauty in their design and simplicity in their layout… without the online intrusion Magazines are an integral part of building your brand loyalty… magazines offer staying power. Watershed Magazine delivers a sophisticated blend of engaging editorial, refined design and a loyal readership. To find out more, please visit: www.watershedmagazine.com. . . #readandreadoften #canadianslovemagazines #andlibrariestoo #literacymatters #watershedmagazine #cobourg #porthope #trenthills #picton #wellington #bloomfield #belleville #trenton

The Warkworth Perfect Pie Contest is this coming weekend!! MUST BAKE Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens for Warkworth’s 39th annual Perfect Pie Contest. It’s heating up to be quite the event as every baker worth their salt rolls up their sleeves and rolls out their pastry in pursuit of honour. How does your meringue measure up against your neighbour’s? This is your chance to butter up the judges and showcase your great grandma’s recipes. Julia Child, step away from the oven, the Warkworth Perfect Pie Contest is coming to town. The Perfect Pie Contest Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts 40 Main Street, Warkworth Saturday, November 3 visittrenthills.ca. . . #perfectpiecontest #watershedmagazine #trenthills #warkworth #startyourovens #bakingcontest #maythebestpiewin

There is so much to do in Watershed Country... Check out some of these events around the region this weekend! ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY - AUTUMN SHOW Picton An artist-run gallery of 25 LOCAL ARTISTS together in ONE LOCATION, at 223 Main Street, Picton, just opposite the Regent Theatre. Open daily from 10 - 5 (613) 476-5665 www.artsonmaingallery.ca LEST WE FORGET Cobourg Paintings by Charles Pachter are on display at Art Gallery of Northumberland. Victoria Hall, 3rd floor, 55 King St. W. Cobourg. Call 905-372-0333 or visit artgalleryofnorthumberland.com for gallery hours and information. An ARMISTICE 18 event. TIFF AT ARON Campbellford A series of four outstanding films on Wed. evenings (7pm) and four outstanding films on Thu. afternoons (2pm). Aron Theatre, 54 Bridge St. E. Campbellford. Call 705-653-5446 or visit arontheatre.com for details. HOMEGROWN Picton Celebrate local growers, makers and tasters of craft beer and cider in the Greater Prince Edward County area. Toast the harvest season and get a taste of what’s on top. Crystal Palace, 375 Main St. E. Picton. 11am-6pm. Visit visitpec.ca for more information. For more weekends events - please visit our Watersheddings page: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/area-events. . . #localevents #watershedmagazine #artsandculture #weekenddiscoveries #campbellford #picton #cobourg #porthope #belleville #trenton #warkworth #wellington

Watershed always welcomes your feedback, comments and suggestions..... From T. Scott, via email: A Well Published Periodical "Unbelievably well published periodical. The subject of articles and the colourful ads add up to quite the experience. How you can produce this publication and distribute it free of charge is amazing. Colour and texture dazzling...…. Minstrels will write songs!!!!!!". . #lettertotheeditor #fanlove #weloveourreaders #watershedmagazine #minstrelswillwritesongs #thatsanewone #almostpoetic #keepemcoming

MEANDERINGS: The Winds of Change Circa 1918 photograph: HC04585 courtesy of Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS A TURNING POINT FOR CANADIAN WOMEN. Between 1914 and 1918, they’d not only kept the home fires burning while the men served overseas, women had stepped into their shoes in offices, factories and farms and had run the social organizations that supplied the front with socks, cigarettes and food. Their increased social awareness demanded change. The Suffragist movement had simmered for decades with women like Nellie McClung and Picton’s own Letitia Youmans of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union advocating for better workplace safety, public health, temperance and for women’s right to vote. It came to a boil after the War as more and more women fought for a voice in government and social reform. In the spring of 1918, Sir Robert Borden’s Union government introduced a bill calling for universal female suffrage – the female right to vote – but it faced opposition. to read more: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/meanderings. . . #getoutandvote #municipalelection2018 #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty #princeedwardcounty #hastingscounty #bayofquinte

FENCE POSTS: The View from the Top author: Dan Needles illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong True Confessions from the Ninth Concession LAST YEAR IN THIS SPACE I WROTE ABOUT PAINTING MY BARN. That was a totally unnecessary project and a shameless vanity because barns do not require paint. You only have to drive a mile into the countryside before you will find any number of barns that have been standing happily for over a century without a lick of paint. A farmhouse, however, is a totally different matter, especially an old one made of wood. I put pine board-and-batten siding on this house 40 years ago and the relentless wind that sweeps off the mountain has removed five separate coats of paint over that time. I enjoy painting because it gives me lots of uninterrupted time to think. People seldom bother you when you are up 20 feet painting an eavestrough, just as they don’t come near you when you are beekeeping or forking steamy piles of manure. To read more: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/fence-posts. . . . #countrylife #watershedmagazine #danneedles #viewfromthetop #cobourg #porthope #warkworth #campbellford #trenton #belleville #wellington #bloomfield #picton

OPEN HOUSE! • These shots are snippets from our lifestyle video. 🎥 Check out our IGTV 📺, YouTube ▶️, our Facebook page, or on MLS under the MultiMedia Tab to watch. • Sweet Escape... You can just feel the stress of the day melt away as you drive down the peaceful country road flanked by trees and corn fields, leading you to this awesome 3 bedroom, 3 bath, open concept bungalow situated on approximately 4.5 acres of treed privacy. Enjoy the big night sky, and views from your patio overlooking the charming horse barn & paddock. Wonderful home for young family or retiree. Don't miss this gem situated 10 min's to 401 for commuter convenience. • MLS® # 156676 #royallepageproalliance #watershedmagazine #openhouse #109dalmasroad #quintewest #northumberlandcounty #horses #horsebarn #royallepage #homesandland #bungalow #bungalowliving #countrylife #countryliving #horsefarm #realtorlife #yourdreamteamquinte #designpromotesell

INNOVATION: A Heady Partnership author: @meghansheffield @provincebrands and @loyalistcollege are on-track to deliver an industry game changer – Cannabis Beer. DOOMA WENDSCHUH IS A QUIRKY, HIGH ENERGY GUY. He’s also straight-laced and work-driven. In fact, Dooma isn’t even his real name, but a college nickname that he’s retained, partly for efficiency’s sake: “I never have to leave my last name when I’m making calls.” Dooma is the driving force behind a bold new idea that’s quickly becoming a reality: cannabis beer. If ever a notion deserved the term ‘pipe dream’, it was this one, but Dooma is a guy who makes things happen. Province Brands, of which Dooma Wendschuh is CEO and cofounder, is on track to deliver the world’s first ever, legal cannabis-based beer – and they’re doing it with the help of Belleville’s Loyalist College. Earlier this year, Loyalist was awarded over $300,000 by the provincial government’s College Applied Research and Development Fund to partner with Toronto’s Province Brands to research and scale up the process of creating cannabis beer and to give student technicians the opportunity to work on real world, industry problems. Province Brands matched the hefty sum. To read more: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/innovations. . . #innovation #belleville #loyalistcollege #provincebrands #cannabisbeer #watershedmagazine

OPEN HOUSE • Saturday, October 13th from 1:30-3:00 pm • 1243 Clearview Road, Stirling • Custom built 3 bedroom, 3 bath Lidster Home bordering Belleville & Centre Hastings, an easy drive on scenic roads to Stirling, Madoc, Tweed or 401. Beautiful, bright & spacious open concept with awesome master suite featuring his & hers closets, glass shower, freestanding tub and double vanity. Full walk-out lower level with entertainment bar leading to your hot tub patio + a BONUS triple bay garage. Enjoy the best of both worlds on your private 6+ acres - you'll want to see this beauty for yourself! • MLS® 157578 • $625,000 #houseforsale #1243clearviewroad #stirling #stirlingontario #bungalow #walkoutbungalow #countryliving #countrylife #lidsterhomes #royallepage #gonevintage #homesandland #watershedmagazine #acreage #royallepageproalliance #openhouse

HABITAT: Lessons from the Forest author: Norm Wagenaar “Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity.” JOHN MUIR TIME SPENT IN THE WOODS IS ONE OF LIFE'S SUBLIME AND SIMPLE PLEASURES - unstructured time to think of nothing and everything all at once. As such, the experience of the woods might seem the polar opposite of what we commonly think of as ‘education’ with its classrooms, shut windows, rigid schedules and homogenous expectations. But there is learning aplenty in the forests of Watershed country, for students of all ages participating in activities that not only benefit students but, in some cases, add to the body of knowledge of what we know about our local ecosystems. And in these times of climate change and a myriad of other human-caused stresses on the globe’s sustaining natural systems, understanding how the environment works becomes all the more crucial if we wish to make reasoned decisions in the decades ahead. Earlier this year, the Ganaraska Forest was the site of a ‘bioblitz’ in which 40 biologists and naturalists combed its various ecosystems in a bid to count each of its species and, in the process, fill in several gaps about what we know about those species. @chrisketola @rltacademy To read the article, please visit: https://www.watershedmagazine.com/index.php/habitat. . . . #ganaraskaconservation #outdoorlearning #watershedmagazine #roadlesstraveledacademy #northumberlandcounty #bayofquinte #princeedwardcounty

Grassroots Democracy author: Orland French illustration: Tim Snyder October 22 is municipal election day in Ontario. A former political pundit checks in with local candidates, delves into the issues and delivers the answers. THE COLOURFUL SIGNS OF FALL ARE GROWING ALL AROUND US. Red, blue, white, green. "Vote for Tom." "Re-elect Dick." "One More Time for Mary." Reeve, mayor councillor, school board trustee. Their signs are sprouting on trees, on fences, on lawns and in ditches. Who are these people and why should you care? Here’s one reason to care: they spend your tax dollars on things that are closest to your life. Road grading in summer, snow ploughing in winter. Garbage removal and recycling. Keeping the library open at convenient hours. And making sure the Zamboni is circling the ice at the local arena. Here’s a bigger reason to care: they are building your community. There’s more to serving on council than spending tax revenues. Your council should also be planning your community for the future. The kind of community you get depends on the kind of people you elect to your local council. Find out who they are and what they stand for before you vote. Do they reflect your values? To read more: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/grassroots-democracy. . . #municipalelection2018 #october22 #knowyourcandidates #knowtheissues #watershedmagazine #trenthills #cobourgontario #porthopeontario #northumberlandcounty #bellevilleontario #quintewest #princeedwardcounty #picton #bloomfield #wellington

CULTURAL CURRENTS: Leslie Fruman @clayshapes author: Conrad Beaubien photography: Keith Beaty STEPPING INTO LESLIE FRUMAN’S SURROUNDS IS TENFOLD THE EXPERIENCE OF MUSÉE DE L’ORANGERIE IN PARIS, which houses the titanic Water Lily series of Claude Monet. In Fruman’s space, the lilies blanket her outdoor landscape, offering a daily panorama of oranges, whites and yellows. “My work in clay references my immediate world,” Leslie begins, as we sit on a sweep of veranda overlooking the mouth of the Black River in Prince Edward County. Fruman is stirred by the ‘Wabi-Sabi’ aesthetic, a philosophy that finds balance in simplicity, and beauty in imperfection. “I roll out a slab of clay, texture it with a pattern, cut it and allow it to speak to me. It’s the surface story, and then the shape it calls for, that’s fun.” Leslie lines up some examples: “I’ve done what I call wall pockets where the mix of imbedded marks may be from a doily, a woodblock stamp, plant samples, a Persian rug and here, I’ve made a set of dishes using the gingko leaf ’s innate patterns. A clay-shape could end up becoming an air-plant holder or a plate in a palette of aqua and greens.” Following a career in network television and journalism, Clayshapes is the centrepiece of Leslie’s experience today. “It’s a privilege to be able to do what I do here in this mystic setting. Once my new studio is finished I don’t know where it’ll take me next.” https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/cultural-currents. . . #culturalcurrents #lesliefruman #clayshapes #celebratingartists #watershedmagazine #princeedwardcounty

🌳 Just a little #psa !! 🌱Metro has mini fiddle leaf figs in cute grey pots & they’re on sale for $12.99! We’ve been purchasing them lately to stage some of our listings! 📸 🏡 If you want the legit tree contact Rebecca @flowersbydustin (couldn’t be more obsessed with mine!) 🖤 #fiddleleaffig #fiddleleaf #condolife #condoliving #plants #plantlife #greenery #myhomesense #designpromotesell #homestager #homestaging #realestate #realtorlife #royallepage #yourdreamteamquinte #bellevilleontario #bayofquinteliving #watershedmagazine #homesandland #greenliving #greenlivingroom #apartmenttherapy #interiorsbyydtq #interiorsofquinte

WATERSHED PRESENTS: Cobourg Remembers the Great War author: Hugh Brewster Special thanks to Bryan Mercer @cobourgtourism - be sure to experience all that #cobourgarmistice has to offer: http://experiencecobourg.ca/our-stories/historically-speaking/armistice-18/ "At eleven o’clock this morning came to an end the cruellest and most terrible War that has ever scourged mankind. I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars.” British Prime Minister David Lloyd George “THE WAR CAME OUT OF A CLEAR SKY” REMEMBERED STEPHEN LEACOCK OF AUGUST 4, 1914, “the clear sky of vacation time, of the glory of the Canadian summer.” In the fashionable resort town of Cobourg, known as the Newport of the North, the harbour was dotted with pleasure craft and the horns from ferries sounded as they brought more visitors to the town’s hotels. The residents of Cobourg’s summer colony were already ensconced in their palatial homes on the west side of town – the Fitzhughs from Washington in Ravensworth, and the Donnellys from Pittsburgh in Strathmore – among many other social registry names. The garden parties and croquet matches were in full swing and everyone was looking forward to the annual horse show that capped the summer season. To read the article in full, please visit: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/watershed-presents-2. . . . #armisticecobourg18 #cobourgtourism #watershedmagazine #cobourghistory #lestweforget🌺 #northumberlandcounty

BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: From Farmers’ Markets to Canada’s Top Restaurants author: Alana Fearnall photography: @matthew_botha The @Enright cattleco embodies a new approach to agriculture that focuses on sustainability and creativity THE SUN IS JUST ABOUT TO SLIP BELOW THE HORIZON as Kara Enright and her son walk up from the lower field. Days are long at Enright Cattle Company. The chores are backbreaking, mother nature can prove difficult at the best of times, and Kara’s phone never stops ringing as she accepts calls from preferred restaurants, orders from a growing farm gate clientele and from customers looking for her leather products. Kara is a fourth-generation farmer who runs the family beef operation with her husband Darold – also a fourth-generation farmer. Running a farm is no small undertaking but raising a young family and running a sustainable operation that supplies Simmental beef to some of Canada’s best restaurants takes an inordinate amount of energy, patience and unconventional thinking to keep the business growing. Kara and Darold, along with their children – Corben and Evelyn – and their extended family head up operations at the Enright Cattle Company, a 95-acre beef farm in the heart of Hastings County. In a sea of 1,000-acre corporate farms, the Enrights’ beef farm seems small. But the success of the company isn’t based on size, it’s based on a unique business model that sets them apart from factory farms – a business model built on the foundation of her family’s farming heritage and a determination to run a sustainable operation that produces the highest quality of beef and utilizes as much of the animal as possible – a nose-to-tail way of thinking. Read more at: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/beyond-the-garden-gate. . . #enrightcattlecompany #tweedontario #sustainablefarming #nosetotail #bestbeef #watershedmagazine #hastingscounty #northumberlandcounty #princeedwardcounty #bayofquinte

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The Canadian Company That Could (Reposting to our original Watershed Instagram Page... yes we got our original Instagram back 💕🙌🏽🥂) author: @micolmarotti photography: @johnnycylam A clothing business with roots in Watershed Country has trailblazed the way for female entrepreneurs SITTING IN THE DINING ROOM OF THE WAMBOLDT HOUSE before their winter clothing launch is like being invited to a colourful dinner party where charcuterie platters, fine cheeses and petit fours are replaced with swatches of brilliantly coloured chiffons, sheer overlays and jewelled belts that glitter in the light from the chandelier that hangs above this feast of fabric. Lisa Wamboldt and her mother Dianne walk along a hallway lined with racks upon racks of flowing sundresses and monochromatic wraps, plucking an item here and there for careful pairing. Lisa’s brother Brian gives a thumbs up as he walks by while negotiating distribution schedules with someone over the phone. “I think Christmas is one of the few times we actually have food on this table,” laughs Lisa. She recalls, “I actually can’t remember a time when my mom wasn’t involved in the clothing business. She was either at the sewing machine making clothes for us or measuring us for new outfits, or cutting dress patterns at the dining room table.” Read more at: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/the-canadian-company-that-could. . . #womeninbusiness #lisaanddiannewamboldt #thecanadiancompanythatcould #localmanufacturing #northumberlandcounty #watershedmagazine

#fall #bayofquinte #bwbelleville Repost from @watershedmagazine2 - This is a busy weekend in Watershed Country ... but two events you MUST check out: MUST LISTEN Porchfest Belleville Old East Hill, Belleville Saturday, September 29, 1-4pm porchfest.ca Unplug with Porchfest – a neighbourhood nod to the power of music and community. Dozens of musicians will take to porches in the East Hill area to entertain and showcase Belleville’s eclectic music scene, performing everything from jazz to classical music. Make a day of it; wander from house to house and enjoy this fun, free, family event presented by the Rotary Club of Belleville. MUST GO BATTY Bat Day Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford Saturday, September 29, 1pm friendsofferris.ca Discover the wonders of the nocturnal creatures that scoop up countless mosquitoes and bugs, spread fruit and flower seeds, and pollinate our flowers. Dr. Christina Davy, a Species at Risk Research Scientist with the MNRF is coming to Ferris Park where she’ll spend the afternoon sharing her knowledge about bats – how to build and locate a bat house, how to identify bat species and understand the effects of white nose syndrome on the bat population. https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/must-must-must. . . #bellevilleporchfest2018 #friendsofferris #mustattendevents #watershedmagazine

This is a busy weekend in Watershed Country ... but two events you MUST check out: MUST LISTEN Porchfest Belleville Old East Hill, Belleville Saturday, September 29, 1-4pm porchfest.ca Unplug with Porchfest – a neighbourhood nod to the power of music and community. Dozens of musicians will take to porches in the East Hill area to entertain and showcase Belleville’s eclectic music scene, performing everything from jazz to classical music. Make a day of it; wander from house to house and enjoy this fun, free, family event presented by the Rotary Club of Belleville. MUST GO BATTY Bat Day Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford Saturday, September 29, 1pm friendsofferris.ca Discover the wonders of the nocturnal creatures that scoop up countless mosquitoes and bugs, spread fruit and flower seeds, and pollinate our flowers. Dr. Christina Davy, a Species at Risk Research Scientist with the MNRF is coming to Ferris Park where she’ll spend the afternoon sharing her knowledge about bats – how to build and locate a bat house, how to identify bat species and understand the effects of white nose syndrome on the bat population. https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/must-must-must. . . #bellevilleporchfest2018 #friendsofferris #mustattendevents #watershedmagazine

This is a busy weekend in Watershed Country ... but two events you MUST check out: MUST LISTEN Porchfest Belleville Old East Hill, Belleville Saturday, September 29, 1-4pm porchfest.ca Unplug with Porchfest – a neighbourhood nod to the power of music and community. Dozens of musicians will take to porches in the East Hill area to entertain and showcase Belleville’s eclectic music scene, performing everything from jazz to classical music. Make a day of it; wander from house to house and enjoy this fun, free, family event presented by the Rotary Club of Belleville. MUST GO BATTY Bat Day Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford Saturday, September 29, 1pm friendsofferris.ca Discover the wonders of the nocturnal creatures that scoop up countless mosquitoes and bugs, spread fruit and flower seeds, and pollinate our flowers. Dr. Christina Davy, a Species at Risk Research Scientist with the MNRF is coming to Ferris Park where she’ll spend the afternoon sharing her knowledge about bats – how to build and locate a bat house, how to identify bat species and understand the effects of white nose syndrome on the bat population. https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/must-must-must. . . #porchfestbelleville2018 #friendsofferris #mustattendeventsthisweekend #trenthills #belleville #watershedmagazine

Ed’s House Honouring the Journey - Northumberland Hospice Care Centre author: Cecilia Nasmith Northumberland Community builds Compassionate Palliative Care Centre WHEN THE FIRST EXCAVATOR SINKS ITS TEETH INTO THE EARTH ON THE FUTURE site of the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, there will be a collective sigh of relief coming from all those who have experienced the trials and tears of guiding loved ones through their final days. Their dream and the dream of so many volunteers of a comprehensive, benevolent centre for compassionate end-of-life care – a place where symptoms and pain are managed and the quality of death is honoured – will be coming to fruition. Stewart Richardson, the project's building-committee head and capital-campaign volunteer, recognized the need for better palliative care services when he watched his wife and her sisters attempt to navigate a system that would allow his father-in-law to die at home. Although they had doctors and volunteers who helped, in the long run, the family was left to manage the heavy lifting and profound decisions on their own. After his father-in-law’s death, Stewart toured The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth and questioned why there was only one, three-bed residential hospice in Northumberland County. This motivated him to direct his concern into action. Stewart initiated discussions with Community Care Northumberland and ultimately provided seed money to help finance the studies that resulted in the 2017 provincial-funding announcement of a $1.2 million capital building fund. To read the article in full: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/ed-s-house-honouring-the-journey. #honouringthejourney #watershedmagazine #northumberlandhospicecarecentre #communitytogetherforacause

Ed’s House Honouring the Journey - Northumberland Hospice Care Centre author: Cecilia Nasmith Northumberland Community builds Compassionate Palliative Care Centre WHEN THE FIRST EXCAVATOR SINKS ITS TEETH INTO THE EARTH ON THE FUTURE site of the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, there will be a collective sigh of relief coming from all those who have experienced the trials and tears of guiding loved ones through their final days. Their dream and the dream of so many volunteers of a comprehensive, benevolent centre for compassionate end-of-life care – a place where symptoms and pain are managed and the quality of death is honoured – will be coming to fruition. Stewart Richardson, the project's building-committee head and capital-campaign volunteer, recognized the need for better palliative care services when he watched his wife and her sisters attempt to navigate a system that would allow his father-in-law to die at home. Although they had doctors and volunteers who helped, in the long run, the family was left to manage the heavy lifting and profound decisions on their own. After his father-in-law’s death, Stewart toured The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth and questioned why there was only one, three-bed residential hospice in Northumberland County. This motivated him to direct his concern into action. Stewart initiated discussions with Community Care Northumberland and ultimately provided seed money to help finance the studies that resulted in the 2017 provincial-funding announcement of a $1.2 million capital building fund. To read the article in full: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/ed-s-house-honouring-the-journey. . . #edshouse #honouringthejourney #northumberlandhospicecarecentre #communitycomestogether #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty

Lager Heads: Meet the Local People serving up Home-Brewed Suds all across Watershed Country author Tom Cruickshank IF I’VE LEARNED ONE THING AS I RESEARCHED THIS ARTICLE, it’s that craft brewers fit a certain personality type. Almost to a man – and for whatever reason, it usually is a man – he’s a likeable guy, with a winning smile and an affable manner that lends him to a career in sales or marketing. But he’s also of a certain age – say, 40-plus – and weary of the corporate world in which he started his working life. Blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit, he’s ready to make that mid-life change, do something more creative, something that is uniquely his. Most of all, he’s someone who loves to entertain. In college, he was the guy with a two-four under his arm, inviting friends over to the dorm to crack open some cold ones. When you think about it, he’s doing the same thing today. At the helm of a microbrewery, he’s still the guy who hosts the party and brings the beer. That’s pretty much the story behind most of the craft brewers in this article. But they are also a business-savvy breed, well aware of a trend that is sweeping the beer industry. To read more: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/lager-heads @williamstreetbeer @signalbrewingcompany #fronterrafarmbrewery @555brewingco MORE LOCAL SUDS In addition to the breweries profiled in this article, Watershed Country is host to several others: @barleydayson #thebicklefarmvalleyhops #celticbrewery @churchkeybeer #lakeonthemontainbrewery @mackinnonbrewing @midtownbrewingcompany @napaneebeer #northumberlandhillsbrewery @oldflamebrewery @parsonsbrewing @princeeddysbrewing @wildcardbrewco . . . #watershedmagazine #craftbeer #quintecraft #northumberlandcraftbeer #princeedwardcountycraftbeer

Watershed loves Cultivate! One of the best festivals around ... and it’s here in Port Hope😍. . . #cultivatefesitval #porthopeontario #localsupportinglocal #watershedmagazine #localfood #localartists #localdrinks #northumberlandcounty

Watershed Presents: Prince Edward County’s 25th Anniversary Studio Tour author: Janet Davies It's This Weekend! Prince Edward County’s iconic studio tour is celebrating a milestone anniversary with more artists, more locations and a commemorative book TALKING TO DALE WAINWRIGHT, THE CHAIR OF THIS YEAR’S PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY STUDIO TOUR made me think of something Peta Hall, founder of the tour, an acclaimed potter and arts activist, one of those diminutive women who punch far above their weight, told artists at a meeting about 15 years ago. “Remember,” she said, as volunteers and artists fidgeted on town hall chairs. “The tour is not about you making money.” Spontaneous laughter and groans, and one or two feigned falling off their chairs, but she went on. “It’s about welcoming the public in to your workspace to show them what you do and how you do it, maybe talk about why you do it. It’s a chance to share your creative process.” The grumbles turned to nods and murmurs of agreement, because, of course, they got it – art is about communicating. This year, the Prince Edward County Studio Tour is celebrating its 25th birthday with gusto: 28 locations, 38 artists, a commemorative book of art paired with poetry – cleverly called the County CollAboRaTive – and two, one-day exhibitions of works collected from this celebratory keepsake. https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/watershed-presents. . . #pecstudiotour2018 #watershedmagazine #princeedwardcounty #artisimportant #artinthecounty

The Watershed Region is home to a number of cideries that offer a taste to the fall season. Here we visit a few producers recommended by resident Food & Drink contributor @jeffeatslocal https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/food-drink-scene @applefallscider Hopped is the result of a daringly delicious collaboration with fellow PEC producers, Pyramid Ferments – that combines cider from apples along with raspberries, hops and kombucha for a clean, light, and refreshing new taste. applefallscider.ca Meet the County’s heavyweight cidery. The @countycider has been making award-winning ciders for over 20 years. I prefer the original Waupoos Premium Cider, which is dry and complex and can be imbibed anywhere. countycider.com To the best of my knowledge, Ryan and Nicole Monkman of FieldBird Cider are producing the first still, or non-sparkling, cider in the area. With a robust expression of terroir, their 2017 Northern Spy starts like a bright dry Riesling and then becomes more complex and layered in a way I’ve never experienced before. fieldbirdcider.com @empirecider cider maker, Chris McRae, is a purist. He crafts a traditional cider with six apple varieties from orchards in the area and locally-sourced honey. The cider is unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottle-carbonated. empirecider.ca . . #watershedmagazine #localciderproducers #fieldbirdcider #applefallscider #countycidercompany #empirecider

We have received a lot of positive feedback about the Fall Issue. So wonderful to hear! Thank you to our readers who take the time to say what they love about the magazine - including a number of you who sent photos of Watershed Magazine on coffee tables! Where is your favourite place to display your Watershed? . . . #favouriteplacetodisplaywatershedmagazine #thankyoutoourreaders #wereallylikeyoutoo #coffeetable #watershedmagazine

MUST CELEBRATE It’s not every day that a local business celebrates a quarter century of success. Herma Ender, the elegant, soft-spoken owner of her bespoke gourmet emporium plans to mark the milestone by serving up a celebration that shares her love of fine food and shows her appreciation for the customers who have supported her over the years. Starting in mid-November, Herma’s will host a series of Saturday open houses that showcase her cheeses and gourmet foods. Come toast the woman behind this business and celebrate a landmark anniversary. Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts Hwy. 28, 6 km north of Port Hope hermas.ca Cheers to a Quarter Century of Success! . . #mustcelebrate #businesssuccess #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty #northofporthope #hermas

The Canadian Company That Could authors: @micolmarotti photography: @johnnycylam A clothing business with roots in Watershed Country has trailblazed the way for female entrepreneurs SITTING IN THE DINING ROOM OF THE WAMBOLDT HOUSE before their winter clothing launch is like being invited to a colourful dinner party where charcuterie platters, fine cheeses and petit fours are replaced with swatches of brilliantly coloured chiffons, sheer overlays and jewelled belts that glitter in the light from the chandelier that hangs above this feast of fabric. Lisa Wamboldt and her mother Dianne walk along a hallway lined with racks upon racks of flowing sundresses and monochromatic wraps, plucking an item here and there for careful pairing. Lisa’s brother Brian gives a thumbs up as he walks by while negotiating distribution schedules with someone over the phone. “I think Christmas is one of the few times we actually have food on this table,” laughs Lisa. She recalls, “I actually can’t remember a time when my mom wasn’t involved in the clothing business. She was either at the sewing machine making clothes for us or measuring us for new outfits, or cutting dress patterns at the dining room table.” Read more at: https://watershedmagazine.com/index.php/the-canadian-company-that-could. . . #canadianmanufacturing #supportingcanadianmade #righthereinnorthumberlandcounty #watershedmagazine #rapzlifestyleclothing #toujourselegant #cabananaturals #lisawamboldt #diannewamboldt

Letters to the Editor @entomofarms : The Future of Food Thank you for the recent article on Entomo Farms and for helping to get the word out about our vision to bring a sustainable and nutrient-dense cricket protein superfood to market. And for telling the people in the Watershed area that Entomo Farms has an eye on the future of food, the changing landscape of global agriculture and our obligation to care for the environment. Dr. Jarrod Goldin, President, Entomo Farms, Norwood. . . #watershedmagazine #lettertotheeditor #entomofarms #futureoffood

Thank you to @cultivatefestival and @headwatersfarm.ca and all the incredible chefs and organizers for an incredible evening! . . #cultivatelaunchparty #watershedmagazine #northumberlandcounty #localfood

Delivery of the magazines started earlier this week... grab a copy at your favourite retail space. . . #deliveryday #watershedmagazine #jasperthewatersheddog #megtheartdirector

#repost @watershedmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ We might still be in the heat of the summer, but Watershed is already thinking of Fall..... . . #watershedmagazine #fallissue #sneakpeek #everyoneloveswatershedcoverart #wediditagain #supportingartists

We might still be in the heat of the summer, but Watershed is already thinking of Fall..... . . #watershedmagazine #fallissue #sneakpeek #everyoneloveswatershedcoverart #wediditagain #supportingartists

Leslie Fruman
(@clayshapes)

2018-08-25 12:53:54

I had to have my picture taken ( I hate having my picture taken!) for an upcoming feature about my pottery in @watershedmagazine - so I thought I’d finally post it here, too, by way of introduction to many of my followers who have never met me in real life. This is me- Leslie Fruman, a former journalist and TV producer who took up pottery about 6 years ago- and who is now tentatively playing with paints and brushes and canvas, too. Soon my feed will be full of new pots though, as I settle into my new studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Looking forward to getting back to work! Happy weekend everyone. ( thanks to @keithbeaty for the portrait). . #potter #fridayintroductions #inmystudio #ceramicsandpottery #pec #princeedwardcounty #countyup #artistsofprinceedwardcounty #watershedmagazine

A Fantastic Fox Tale Watershed's very own @tomgroot6617 recently helped rehabilitate a young fox. "This otherwise lovely creature's unusual behaviour also indicated that all wasn't well: when it didn't sit and scratch itself repeatedly, it would come much closer to me than what I thought a healthy fox should do. Further research revealed that "burrowing mange mites" lead to (what were clearly) visible skin changes, and that weakness, an inability to sleep properly, difficulty in catching and eating prey, not to mention possible blindness, are often fatal to red foxes." Based on suggestions from a vet and local wildlife centre - Tom was able to get medicine to this young fox who has made a lovely recovery. Thank you to Tom and others who help wildlife in the Watershed region. . . #wildliferehab #watershedmagazine #helpingothers #grafton #northumberlandcounty #fox