buddyspeas- by Phil McNichol

“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliott wrote in the first line of his epic poem, The Waste Land.

And so it has been, first bringing forth hope, an early spring warmth that seemed to say ‘YES’ in no uncertain terms and sent me out too early to the wonderfully workable soil to plant Oregon Giant edible pod peas, onion sets, a row of well-sprouted potatoes, and beets. All hardy or semi-hardy, early crops ...

songcirclessmall- by david sereda

“the birds they sang at the break of day,

start again, I heard them say” – Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, April 29) I’ll be singing and you are welcome to join.

puregritstart30 52kmIt’s almost time to lace up for this year’s Pure Grit race which will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2023.  Previous participants will notice that this is a few weeks earlier than last year, but race organizers are hoping that the move will provide racers with cooler temperatures and fewer conflicts with end-of-the-school-year activities.

While Pure Grit is part of the Ontario Ultra and Trail Race Series (OUTrace), it’s not only for Ultra runners.  The vibe is definitely family-friendly

handsup"Pop Whiz" is a travelling teen trivia game show and they are looking for local teens (13-17) who would like to be contestants on the show. 

The show tests your pop culture knowledge and you can win cash prizes up to $1000 (depending on how far in the game show you advance)!

HongThai- by Michael Craig

This is an appreciation rather than a standard review of a very special new Thai restaurant, Hong Thai at 101 10th Street East, right next to the river in Owen Sound.  
Five friends and myself stuffed ourselves on Saturday evening with six different dishes, all of which were above delicious.  The opinion was unanimous:  this tiny place (seats 17) is a treasure.  


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