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The Rolling Hills Studio Tour runs today till 5pm.

Check out the website for all of the details:

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

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Last month I wrote about the annual Mother’s Day event – The Rolling Hills Studio Tour and covered Studios A, B, C, D and E. Today I will cover the remaining 4 studios.

STUDIO F

Valerie Kent will be in Studio F with an array of her artwork including acrylics, oils, watercolours, and mixed media. In addition to being a visual artist she is also a workshop facilitator. Her exhibitions have taken her to France, Italy, Korea, Japan, China and the US.

You can find Valerie at

1535 County Rd 10, Cavan

On the east side of County Rd 10, just north of Hwy 7.

http://www.valeriekent.com

705-944-9444

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Source: https://valeriekent.com/

STUDIO G

Meet Tim Bellhouse in Studio G. Tim is a self-taught photographer. He combines his photographic skills with his work and training as a biologist, producing photos that highlight the rich natural diversity in Ontario.

Tim will be at

814 Lifford Road,  Bethany  705-277-3236

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/bellhouse/index.html

STUDIO H

Studio H will feature Lucya Almeida and The Tima Collection. This will be an opportunity for you to see her unique collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Her specialities are copper, semi-precious stones and collectible Canadian penny jewelry. Her work has been shown across Canada and is available in many gallery shops.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/almeida/index.html

Find Lucya at

5 Christie Rd, Bethany

From Ski Hill Rd turn east onto Bethany Hills Rd, then turn left onto Christie Rd (top of the hill) to the 2nd house on the left (west) side.

http://www.thetimacollection.com 

STUDIO I  

Carol was originally a wildlife artist. She was inspired by a wild turkey feather she found in the woods and created a painting of an eagle head on the feather. Since then her unique talent is focussed on feather art.

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Source: http://www.carolsfeatherart.com/index.php/paintings.html

Find Carol at the All Creatures Great and Small Studio

669 St Mary’s Rd, Reaboro: on the west side of St Mary’s Rd, south of Mt Horeb Rd.

705.879.4223

Download the tour map at

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/brochure.html

Happy Mother’s Day and see you on the tour!

 

 

 

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There are two things you can count on in the spring…Mother’s Day and the Rolling Hills Studio Tour. Mark May 12-13 on your calendar for the 2018 weekend.

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

This year there will be 9 Studio destinations on the tour, with one or more artists or crafts people at each.

STUDIO A

At Studio A you will find Laura Savoy Boyle of Running Paints Art Studio.

Running Paints Art Studio is located on High Spirits Farm in the old barn loft. The studio functions as a display and work area for Laura’s art and as a teaching/classroom space. You will find evidence of Laura’s passion for horses in the themes of her work. Since 1987 she has developed her work in pencil, watercolour, acrylic and multimedia. In the last few years she has even explored carving horses in wood.

You can find Laura at:

1 Pacific St,

Pontypool, L0A 1K0

705.277.2718

www.highspiritsfarm.ca

highspiritsfarm123@gmail.com

STUDIO B

Laurie Stephens  will be at Studio B, Laurie’s Antique Garden Studio.

Laurie’s work is a result of her creativity and her physical work within her gardens where she uncovered treasures and turned her discoveries into a photograph, painting or a repurposed one of a kind art form.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/laurie/index.html

Find Laurie at:

683 Ballyduff Rd,

Pontypool

laurie.stephens6604@gmail.com

705.879.4274 • 705.917.2786

STUDIO C 

You can meet Jodie Hames at Clay Works Pottery.

Jodie received a fine arts degree in 1996 from Georgian College. She began with painting in oils but four years later found the love of creating art through clay. Her art form with pottery includes painting, carving and sculpture in each unique piece.

Find Jodie at:

112 Weston Rd.,

Bethany L0A 1A0

705-277-2980

www.clayworkspottery.ca

jodie@clayworkspottery.ca

STUDIO D  

Cyndy Manol, From the Heart Quilts, will be at Studio D.

Here you will find both the art and the love of all things ‘quilt’. The Shop offers a warm and inviting atmosphere filled with an array of premium fabrics, hand dyed wool and thread, interesting patterns and notions, friendly knowledgeable staff and a variety of classes for all skill levels.

Visit From the Hearts Quilts at:

1436 HWY. 7A,

Bethany, L0A 1A0

705-277-2934

www.fromtheheartquiltshop.com

STUDIO E  

Meet Paul & Beverley Williams at the Williams Design Studio. Here you can find the results of their creativity spanning over 44 years of award winning designs. You can find their leather sculptures, masks and unique sculptural fountains in brass, copper and stone and Beverley’s decorated gourd art: bowls, vases and masks.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/williams/index.html

Studio E will also include a number of Guest Artists including:

  • Walpeg Studio – Photography
  • Sandy Cline – Sculpture
  • Ann Suzuki – Batik

Visit all the artists at the Williams Design Studio Gallery:

1470 Hwy. 7A,

Bethany, Ontario

L0A 1A0

(705) 277-2666

The tour is an easy drive 25 minutes east of Port Perry, 20 min. south of Lindsay, 20 min. SW of Peterborough and 30 min. north-east of Oshawa, Ontario.

See you on the Mother’s Day Rolling Hills Studio Tour! 

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

 

 

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The March Break can sneak up on you and you’re left wondering what to do with the kids. Here are a few ideas to quell the boredom March 12th to March 16th.

Canadian Canoe Museum 

There is a variety of options to choose from including half day workshops or a full day or even multiple days. Mix and match to build the perfect schedule.

You can check out all of the details and workshop descriptions at https://www.canoemuseum.ca/marchbreak but how do these options sound to you?

  • Mini Paddle Painting
  • Artic Adventure
  • Woodworking with Wanigans
  • Souvenir Paddle Carving
  • Souvenir Paddle Arts
  • Canoe Paper Arts
  • Blanket Mittens and Needle Felting
  • Woodworking Build a Beading Loom
  • Beading Bracelets on a Loom

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Source: https://www.canoemuseum.ca/marchbreak

Register by calling 705 748 9153 x 218 or email victoria.veenstra@canoemuseum.ca.

Camp Kawartha March Break Day Camp

Kids will participate in active and engaging outdoor experiences. Campers will use the Environment Centre as a home base from which to explore the Trent Nature Area and participate in a variety of nature themed activities.

  • Traditional skills (fire making, outdoor cooking, shelter building) •  Nature based games and crafts •  Animal tracking •  And generally, exploring the wonders of nature!

For more information visit the webpage at https://campkawartha.ca/event/march-break-camp/.

All the fun takes place at Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

2505 Pioneer Road  Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Phone: 705-652-3860

March Break Art Camp at the Art School of Peterborough.

Young artists will participate in an exciting week of creativity. Activities include drawing and painting, sculpture and pottery projects.

There is also a March Break Art Camp just for Girls! Girl Power will be the theme as campers explore and celebrate all things girly!

For more information visit http://artschoolptbo.org/marchbreak/

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Source: http://artschoolptbo.org/marchbreak

The fun takes place at:

174A Charlotte Street Peterborough ON K9J 2T8

Phone: 705-742-3221

March Break Madness at Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The camp is designed, planned and delivered by OCT-qualified teachers. Each day has a dedicated theme where campers will experience a variety of hands-on activities, active outdoor games, group challenges, crazy crafts and good natured fun.

Get all the details at.. http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/2018/01/16/march-break-madness-grca/

The fun takes place at…

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) 2216 County Road 28 Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V8 Phone: (905) 885-8173

Other Options

There are a number of other activities offered on a daily basis. Visit the Kawartha Now website for complete details: https://kawarthanow.com/column/21/childrens-events/

 

 

 

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Yes, 7 out of 8 turtle species are actually at risk for extinction. But the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) is doing something about that.

The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) work to protect and conserve Ontario’s native turtles and their habitat.

The efforts of the OTCC are focused on:

  • operating a turtle hospital that treats, rehabilitates, and releases injured turtles
  • performing extensive research in the field to further conservation initiatives
  • running a comprehensive education and outreach program.

Kids as young as 3 to 10, known as Kids 4 Turtles, were the original inspiration for the creation of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. The boys and girls raised $5,000 to purchase turtle crossing signs – and worked to get permission to erect the signs across the Peterborough area.

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Source: https://ontarioturtle.ca/kid-heroes/kids-4-turtles/

The height of turtle nesting season is in June. Females are often found crossing roads to reach traditional nesting sites or laying eggs in the gravel along roads…and this is why signage is so important during nesting season. Turtle nests are laid in soil that is easy to dig and provides the correct amount of moisture so the eggs do not get too dry or too moist during incubation.

Unfortunately, the eggs are incubated by the sun’s warmth. Nests are therefore usually laid in a spot where there is not much vegetation to shade the ground, leaving the eggs vulnerable.

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Source: Photo by S. Stick, https://ontarioturtle.ca/get-involved/roads/

According to the OTCC , “less than 1 in a hundred turtle eggs laid will hatch and grow into an adult turtle. Once the female has finished laying her eggs she never sees them again. Nests are easily found and destroyed by predators such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes looking for an early summer meal. The babies that do hatch are vulnerable to predators on land and in the water and few ever reach maturity (8-25 years of age depending on the species).”

Seven of the eight species of turtle in Ontario have been designated as “species at risk”. Habitat destruction has played a major role in the decline of turtles. Many of the marshes, swamps, bogs, and wetlands that turtles once called home have been drained, filled, or otherwise altered.

As a result, conservation and education are critical. There is so much to see and learn. You can start with tuning in to Kawartha Turtle TV at https://ontarioturtle.ca/ourmission/kawartha-turtle-tv/.

And then plan to visit. The OTCC’s Education Centre which is open to the public year round.

The OTCC is located at:

1434 Chemong Rd,

Peterborough, ON

K9J 6X2

The Turtle Hospital is only open to the public during the Open House events throughout the year.

Sign up to receive email  news and stay up to date with all of the happenings!  And shop at the OTCC e-store! 100% of the proceeds go toward the medical care and conservation of Ontario’s Turtles.

 

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Source: https://ontarioturtle.ca/shop/

 

 

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Let’s face it. Some winters are just not winter wonderlands – they are more like a wet rainy season. The result – winter sports take a beating.

But not this winter. Temperatures are well below zero and snow is plentiful. Tobogganing has never been better.

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Source: https://childslife.ca/tobogganing-tubing-hills-york-durham-gta-ontario/ 

You don’t have to wonder where the best tobogganing hills are any longer. You can simply refer to a new Google map, “The Great Canadian Tobogganing Map.”

The map was created by a tobogganing enthusiast from Edmonton. It features over 200 hills from the West of Canada to the East.

The map is ever expanding since you can add new toboggan hills in your area. Have a favourite hill? Add it to the map. Simply sign in to Google Maps using a Gmail account. Then search for the location in the search bar at the top of the page. Users then click the marker that appears in neon green, and click “Add to map.”

Once a location has been added, users can edit the listing by clicking the name on the list, then clicking the pencil in the box that pops up on the map. Charles Heard, the creator of the map,  encourages Canadians to add tips, comments and stories.

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Source: http://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/2013/1/28/the-great-canadian-tobogganing-map-includes-peterborough-hil.html

There are a variety of Kawartha Lakes area hills included on the map:

  • Armour Hill
  • The Old Ski Run Hill at Trent University
  • Jackson’s Park
  • Corrigan’s Hill
  • Prince of Wales Public School

Canada’s First Nations Peoples used handcrafted toboggans to transport people and goods across Canada’s Far North. Eventually using the toboggan for recreation was a natural development. Today we enjoy the evolution of tobogganing in the Winter Olympics – bobsledding, luging and skeleton racing.

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Source: https://www.canadianicons.ca/pages/the-toboggan

Remember, with any sport, safety is a major concern. Health Canada reminds parents that helmets can help to prevent head injuries.

 

 

 

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Treat your sweetie to an early St Valentine’s evening of dinner, music and dancing with the Russell de Carle Trio at The Ranch Resort , Saturday February 10th.

As lead vocalist and bassist of iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster, Russell de Carle is no stranger to awards and accolades.

The 2008 CCMA Hall of Honour inductees have racked up an impressive list of JUNO and Canadian Country Music Awards, gold and platinum selling records and number one singles.

As a songwriter, Russell has also received two SOCAN Song of the Year Awards.

The Russell de Carle represents a new beginning, and it’s a natural extension of Russell’s talents as both a songwriter and interpreter of song.

Held together by equal measures of heartbreak and hope, and featuring performances from some of Canada’s most accomplished instrumentalists, the Russell de Carle music uniquely blends blues, jazz and R&B with a country swing.

We’re thrilled to have such incredible talent on stage warming up a chilly February evening and infusing the room with romantic ballads and toe-tapping two step dance tunes.

Tickets for the February 10th dinner and show are on sale now for $55 per person or $100 per couple.

To order tickets or for more information please contact The Ranch Resort at 705-277-1942  or email us at info@theranchresort.ca

 

 

 

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