coming-right-up-featby Kelly Babcock

Friday, July 10th, 8PM 'til 11PM, at The River Café, 986 2nd Ave E., Mossy Gatherings presents Richard Garvey's CD release party for his latest project "Where Fools Gather." Opening for Richard is the talented Orit Shimoni, an intriguing and alluring singer/songwriter and five album veteran of Canadian music. Admission, suggested donation of $10, no one turned away so long as there's room in the venue

Friday, July 10th, at 9PM at the Avalon, 229 9th St. E., come see the Hammerton-Wagler-O'neill Trio. Three of the country's most in-demand musicians combine their prodigious talents to form a peerless classic jazz trio. A Pay What You Can event

Saturday, July 11th, at 7PM at the Avalon, 229 9th St. E., Owen Sound native son, Neil Morley joins the Avalon Quartet. Neil has been playing saxophone since age 11. Though his family recently moved to Guelph, he still loves Owen Sound and visits whenever he can. A Pay What You Can event

poet-regThere are changes afoot in the local poetry community. Terry Burns is coming to the end of her two-year tenure as Owen Sound Poet Laureate and the search is on for someone else to fill the position. Any poet in Owen Sound or Grey Bruce with a substantial body of work (published or not) is welcome to apply.
The Poet Laureate is chosen by a three-member selection committee and they will be looking for a candidate with just the right combination of skills. "We want someone who's a good writer of course, but we're also looking for an ambassador, someone comfortable reaching out to our diverse poetic community and beyond." said Liz Zetlin, chair of the selection committee. She was Owen Sound's first Poet Laureate. "As well, we're looking for someone who  ...

coming-right-up-featWednesday July 1st, from 1:30PM 'til the fireworks at 10, at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound. See you there ...

Friday, July 3rd, 4:00PM 'til 6:00, at The Bleeding Carrot, it's Friday Afternoon Coffee House & Open Mic with your host Kelly Babcock. Bring your ears and listen or bring your voice, your guitar, your keyboard, even your back up band on iPhone or mp3 player (yes we have a jack for that) and show what you can do.

Friday, July 3rd, 8:30PM 'til 10:30, at The Avalon, 229 Ninth Street East, Owen Sound by popular demand, straight in from County Bruce, Bobby Dean Blackburn the Huron Shore's best known blues man hits the Avalon for an early show starting at - A Pay What You Can event.

Saturday, July 4th from 8:00AM 'til 3:00PM, it's Owen Sounds Hottest Street Sale Under The Sun. More than two blocks of main street opened up for pedestrians and filled with things to see and do and eat and buy and listen to. Two stages full of entertainment ...

Jake-regJake Doherty's second novel, Bearwalker Alibi,  is now on the proverbial shelves. The Hub is pleased to serialize Jake's short story "Death in Safe Harbor", set just up the Bruce Peninsula.  The first installment is available starting today in our Arts - Fiction section.


Jake Doherty's latest novel, "Bearwalker Alibi", carves out the reconciliation road between Manitoulin Island's white and aboriginal communities.
The retired newspaper publisher and editor has rare skills right for this time. He's almost 80 and presciently draws on deep research and his professional career that looked behind the headlines, often before they were written.
"To be clear, I didn't begin writing this book with the reconciliation in mind," he said, " but I had been intrigued by news reports that a young Ojibwa had relied on an old tribal myth as defense in a murder trial on Manitoulin. He said he believed the victim had placed a curse on him.
"Could a white judge accept that? That question became ...




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