Takako

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Living their dream

Ron Holley and Sandra McLure are “Timeless Tunes”

With a passion for music, a shared commitment to their communities, and personalities that come together like a pair of folded hands, Ron Holley and S...

Review: Singalong Jubilee

A Musical Tribute to the Canadian Phenomenon

For more than 10 years in the 1960s and early 1970s Canadians crowded around their television sets faithfully every week to watch Singalong Jubilee. T...

The coneflower

It seems as though I learn something new every day. A few years ago I was gifted with some cut-leaved (yellow) coneflower seed from plants growing in ...

Mom’s books

One visitor who passed through our lives this summer was a young chef with an interest in edible wild plants. I lent him Mom’s collection of books o...

The taste of sour

Beer sours are a trend at Island breweries

With the constant demand for unique beers, brewers are always looking to find a new spin. It’s been known for a long time that beer can become sour,...

Is anything more delectable?

Summer is flying by but there’s still plenty of time to get out there to enjoy the beach and eat on a patio. One of the best things to do following ...

Bren Simmers

Leaps of life

The first time poet and publisher Bren Simmers visited Prince Edward Island, she was on a cross-country road trip, “in a van that broke down in all ...

A Gift of Blueberries

Lobie Daughton

This secret place. This juice that blooms upon my lips, that coats my fingertips. This purple harvest that I search for on the briny bank beneat...

Salt-Water Moon

Moonstruck

One sees certain plays repeatedly in the reviewing racket, especially classics, and the best of these hold up well. It’s partly a matter of pure, en...

Review: Ebb & Flow

Tides of Settlement on Prince Edward Island

Ebb and Flow: Tides of Settlement on Prince Edward Island is a multi-faceted multimedia multicultural presentation put together by Laurie Murphy and A...

Review: Mamma Mia!

When members of your audience hum the music to your show on their way into the theatre that’s a pretty good indication you may have a hit on your ha...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Oddities

Despite his oft-muted mug, your somber scribbler likes a fun time. The Island Fringe Festival’s literally random selection of plays tends to be hit-...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Femmes

The Island Fringe Festival’s selection of shows via random drawing tends to produce an eclectic mix, but this year’s slate yielded an interesting ...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Magic vs. Science

Fringe 2019 features productions that are deep, dark, moving, profound, thought-provoking, stunningly original and/or just plain bizarre. My second-fa...

Review: Real Estate

Playing House

Your reckless reviewer often likes going into a show cold – knowing as little as possible about the play and the players beforehand, so as to make t...

Takako

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Review: Atlantic Blue

The shortest journey home is always through the heart. For it is there that we store everything of real value in our lives. And it is there we go to f...

Seed saving

Individuals sometimes think that they don’t have a role to play in major environmental issues. Can we really tackle climate change? What about the e...

Claudette Thériault 

Vive l’Acadie

The countdown to the Congrès Mondial Acadien is in hours now, but Claudette Thériault—president of this international event that will see thousand...

Will Allen Band

Life’s short. Make the most of it and do what you’re passionate about. In many instances, there’s nothing holding you back. These are the types ...

Lone Oak Brewing

Craft beer business to open in Gateway Village

A new brewery is currently under construction in Borden-Carleton’s Gateway Village. Led by three young entrepreneurs, Lone Oak Brewing is looking to...

A gift of Island poetry

Bren Simmers

Strollers stake out shady maples    while kids ride noodles       in the wading pool, bob in water wings. Moms up to their    knees cool o...

Periwinkle trails

August has arrived. It seems very sudden. We humans have been rushing about trying to ignore time as we embrace every hint of sunshine that comes our ...

Cuisine by the sea

Summer is (mostly) here! With so many amazing seasonal restaurants I thought I’d talk about a few of those spots and some of the other highlights of...

An Island souvenir

Create your own at the Bottle House in Cape Egmont

Tucked away on picturesque Route 11 in Cape Egmont, sits the very unique Bottle Houses. New owners (2018) Angie Cormier (and husband) have embarked on...

Review: Murder Inn

Good Inn Tensions?

Georgetown, sweet Georgetown – the town so gorgeous they named it George-ish (almost certainly not their official motto, though we haven’t looked ...

Review: Spinning Yarns

Tales and Tunes from a homesick Newfoundlander by Stephen Guy-McGrath

Spinning Yarns is a ripping good time. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself. Seriously. Stephen Guy-McGrath’s one-man show abou...

Review: Meanwhile in Ward 16

Brilliant Mistakes

“I was a fine idea at the time,” Elvis Costello once sang. “Now I’m a brilliant mistake.” That lyric’s been on your susceptible scribbler...

Review: Crimes of the Heart

According to the principle of Chekhov’s gun, any firearm that appears in the first act of a play must be shot by the third, the point being to exclu...

Review: Boeing Boeing

Ready for take-off

In comedy, they say timing is everything, and the fleet-footed comedic farce Boeing Boeing at the Watermark Theatre revolves around a very specific ti...

Review: Heaven to Me

Songs & Stories of Prince Edward Island

If you’re looking for one more reason to love summer in Prince Edward Island, I have one for you. The P.E.I. Brewing Company is playing host to thre...

Review: Searching for Abegweit

The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant

Harbourfront Theatre July 9, 10, 23 & 24; August 13, 14, 27 & 28 Performed by Lennie Gallant (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhran), Jer...

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