Old Fashioned Treats

The following is an excerpt from Perry Benoit’s new book, “Snippets of Outport Newfoundland Life from Various Perspectives”, a collection of short stories that he hopes will evoke fond memories. He also hopes to benefit a special cause with his work: a good portion of his book sales will be donated to the Janeway Children’s Hospital…

The Nature of Quilts

The crafted quilts you see on display today might remind you of your grandmother’s quilts, but they are not the same.By Hilda Chaulk Murray Some 30 years ago I went to see some Nova Scotian quilts on display at the Arts and Culture Centre. These truly were works of art and I admired them greatly,…

A Kindness Returned

In this excerpt from author Phil Riggs’ book “Our Random Acts of Kindness”, he tells the story of how fate brought strangers together and showed them how deeply they were already connected.By Phil Riggs Life had been good for Kay and Gordon Little. They had spent most of their years working in Wabush, raising their two…

Into the Woods

Woodworker Edwin Bishop on the craft and art of making snowshoes.By Nicola Ryan Whether it was tramping in and out to cut firewood, or hiking through serene trails on Sunday afternoons, Edwin Bishop has always loved stopping by a snowy woods.  “I’ve been active in the woods all my life, ever since I was a…