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Andy Forgie

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“With memory loss, they can’t remember what they had for breakfast, but they can remember words to songs they danced to long ago. They are lethargic when I get there, and they hear the music and suddenly they are alive and singing and dancing. For a brief window in their day, they are young again. Regardless of your generation, it’s about the songs of your teens and 20s that never leave you.” Read More

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Terra Estates Winery

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Terra Estates Winery

Riccardo brings something special to the winery, obvious from the moment he greets you with a smile as big as the sun on the porch of the welcome centre. His magnetic personality invariably sweeps you into his world of imaginative possibilities and zest for life that can only be described as passionate. Read More

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Northumberland Music Studio

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Northumberland Music Studio, Andy Thompson, Shadowfax

Photography by Daniel Vaughan A harmonious oasis Brighton’s coolest recording nook, Northumberland Music Studio, is easy to overlook while driving by on County Road 30. Just like its owner-in-residence, Andy Thompson, who packs a skill set comprised of composer, arranger, producer, engineer, and performer, the musicians’ retreat is unassuming and welcoming. The century home is… 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