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Lennox & Addington’s Dark Sky Viewing Area

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Dark Sky, Stars, Terence Dickinson, Cindy Conlin, Jennifer Shea

It seems there are increasingly more celestial events encouraging us to look up to the night sky. At the end of January, sky watchers were treated to a Blue Moon (second full moon in a month), a Blood Moon (total lunar eclipse) and a Supermoon, (when the moon is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit). The lunar event was promoted as a Super Blue Blood Moon, a rare event not seen in North America for more than 150 years. Read More

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The Victorian Order of Nurses

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VON

In the 1930s, two tiny sisters, barely five feet tall, Dorothy and Grace Connor of Belleville, Ontario donned the distinctive uniform with its starched white collar and cuffs of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). For the next 30 years, they carried their black leather bags and knocked on doors to provide health care to hundreds of patients in their homes. Read More

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German Landing

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German Landing, Lindi Pierce

The cottage community in Murray Township along the banks of the Trent River, at the end of a dead-end road named, appropriately enough, Germans Landing Road is well worth a drive. (Or investment in a cottage property with plans to spend all the rest of your summers there.) Read More

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Hollywood of the North

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Joel George, Quinte Canadian Film Festival, Daniel Vaughan, Kelly S. Thompson

Joel, a filmmaker himself, isn’t just passionate about the work he creates, but rather, all film, with a particular love for Canadian cinema. That’s why he spearheaded the QCFF, a curated selection of work from some of the most respected artists in the business. The inaugural event was held in Trenton at the end of September – fitting considering Trenton’s original Hollywood of the North title – making it the perfect place to host an homage to all things Canadian film. Read More

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Picton Homes Redux

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Picton, red brick, renovations, restoration, Prince Edward County

Photography by Daniel Vaughan When Bad Things Happen to Good Houses Appreciating our built heritage is easy. Preserving it is another matter. The subject of heritage listing and designation arises – often too late – when a significant older building is demolished or renovated beyond recognition. The Ontario Heritage Act came into effect in 1975;… Read More

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Lesley Bonisteel’s Old Church Theatre

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Old Church Theatre, Lesley Bonisteel

“The church closed in 1972 and sat empty for close to 20 years,” said Lesley. “It was in rough shape, and Dad was approached to see if he might want to keep it standing, and he did but he had no real purpose for it. We spent a while doing renovations, and always had our family Christmas and News Years parties here. When neighbours asked, he would give them the keys and let them use it for Christmas pot luck or for actors to practice there.” Read More