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Winter 2010

Volume 17 Number 4

Local Heroes 2010

Nov 24, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Our third annual salute to the people who make our community, and our world, a better place to live. By Jeff Rollings, Photographs by Pete Paterson In the following pages, we are pleased once again to introduce you to some of the extraordinary people who live among us. They are people who demonstrate the very…

2010 Local Heroes: Paul Agar

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Fire in the blood By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Deputy Chief Paul Agar has been a member of Grand Valley’s volunteer fire department for an astonishing forty-three years. In that time – longer than most professional fire-fighting careers – Paul…

2010 Local Heroes: Rosa Alvarez

Nov 23, 2010 | Monica Duncan | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. The full-support model By Monica Duncan, Photography by Pete Paterson “I started studying belly dance and Argentinian tango at forty,” says Rosa Alvarez. “The instructor offered me my money back and told me I was the worst student she ever had.” But…

2010 Local Heroes: Sharon Gaskell

Nov 23, 2010 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

There are those who feel parenting one teenager is a task of Herculean proportion. Try 120 as a senior citizen with limited income in Haiti.

2010 Local Heroes: Marilyn Field

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Fill my hollow bones By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Marilyn Field wells up with tears really easily when she talks about DAREarts, the organization she founded to bring art to children, especially those in need. As an elementary teacher and…

2010 Local Heroes: Louise Kindree

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Administration angel by Michele Green, Photography by Pete Paterson Louise Kindree has a fridge magnet that admonishes, “Shoot me before I volunteer again” – a message she consistently ignores. A decade ago she began volunteering once weekly in ambulatory care at Headwaters…

2010 Local Heroes: Carol Hall

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Eat, drink and be merry Photography by Pete Paterson Old friends chatter, lovers meet, families celebrate, neighbours hail each other. It’s just another sunny weekend afternoon at Mono Cliffs Inn. Add several hundred people to that scene, and you have Mono’s Big…

2010 Local Heroes: Karen Campbell

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Not exactly the make-up type By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Karen Campbell is fresh from spending the day with a bus-load of kids from Burlington. As education co-ordinator at Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre near Hillsburgh, she spends…

2010 Local Heroes: Joy Bell

Nov 23, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Local Heroes

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Keep singing! By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Joy Bell wants it known that she hates electronic musical keyboards. Recently retired after sixteen years as a director and pianist for the Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers – or T.O.Y.S. – choir, Joy…

2010 Local Heroes: Michael McCreary

Nov 23, 2010 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

Michael began developing his interest in performing at age eight, when he became a member of Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company.

Neirin Canada's national horse.

2010 Local Heroes: Neirin

Nov 23, 2010 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues | Horses In The Hills | Leisure

Neirin Canada’s national horse.

The Year in Books

Nov 21, 2010 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues

Our annual review of new books by local authors and illustrators By Tracey Fockler With more than two dozen titles by local authors on the bookshelf this holiday season, it’s a banner year for shopping – and reading – local. That’s especially true if you have young readers in the household. Authors and illustrators have…

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