Spruce Up Your Self-Isolation Space

By Holly Costello When spring finally arrives, everyone gets the urge for a fresh new look. And these days of social isolation, being stuck at home makes that more important than ever. Here are some easy ideas to help you achieve that without having to leave the house. Clean, organize, declutterThere’s nothing like a spring…

Behind the Curtain

By Ed Seaward “I don’t do plaid jackets and rubber boots.” Words from Marie Sharpe on her life-long approach to costume design for Newfoundland theatre, television and film. Marie’s approach reflects her perception of the variety of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and how that culture should be portrayed, beyond the clichés and stereotypes – a…

Race Against the Ice

By Aubrey Barfoot I was 11 years old, cod fishing for the season at Fishot Islands with my grandfather, Aubrey Piccott, of Brookfield, NL. We had settled into our small summer residence in late May, after a calm trip on the Winnifred Lee, a Wesleyviille schooner. Mid-afternoon one Saturday, my uncle Kenneth asked me to go…

Pretty Pot Designs

By Kim Thistle Let’s have some fun. We are going to design a pot for your step or patio together. First of all you must choose a container. Many people pick beautiful mosaic or intricately patterned pots that catch their eye due to the beauty of them. When using this sort of container, keep in…

First Fish in Space

By Todd Hollett When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at my uncle’s cabin on the banks of Freshwater Pond on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. While there I always enjoyed the warm summer days spent wading in the shallow waters, navigating through the pond vegetation, and catching sticklebacks and small striped fish…