Bad books and good books

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. I thought it was just me complaining that more and more mediocre – or just plain bad - books are being published. A search of the Internet tells…

Baby’s first Snowball

by Thomas Smith This weekend marked my first ever Dorset Snowball. I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. Mother Nature luckily cooperated for my first ever Snowball and provided said snow to make said balls.…

1st Annual Student Art Exhibition a success

by Thomas Smith Archie Stouffer Elementary School and Agnes Jamieson Gallery were ecstatic to showcase local young artist’s talent this past weekend at the opening reception of the 1st Annual Student Art Exhibition. There was…

Making memories in Minden

by Thomas Smith I have big shoes to fill. Emily Stonehouse will be going on maternity leave soon and I will be stepping in as her replacement as editor and journalist for the Minden Times…

Bookapalooza is back

By Emily Stonehouse Calling all readers and writers! The literature event of the year in Haliburton County is just around the corner.  The second annual Bookapalooza will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 at…

The Movie Man ready for release

By Emily Stonehouse Many have heard murmurings of the much-awaited “Movie Man” documentary coming out soon. The film, which features the beloved Highlands Cinema in Kinmount and the heart and soul behind the movies, Keith…

Poetry for everyone

By Emily Stonehouse Have you ever wanted to dabble in poetry? But not sure where to start? This may be your chance.  Minden local Dave Wilfong would like to kickstart a Poetry in the Park…

The music in us

By Vivian Collings You might have noticed - music is alive and abundant in the Highlands this summer. The My Haliburton Highlands calendar is packed full, almost everyday, with live music events happening at resorts,…

Celebrate the Solstice with a circus

By Emily Stonehouse While normally Razzamataz Kids’ Shows wind down for the summer months, this year, an opportunity came up that they just couldn’t pass up. “This is the first time we've partnered with Dance…

New beginnings at the Cultural Centre

By Emily Stonehouse There’s a new face at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre.  Robert Wong is the programming coordinator at the centre, and hopes to bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and further community involvement to…

A refresh in the theatrical world

By Emily Stonehouse Make way for young adults in the community - they’re about to take centre stage. Ctrl-ART-Del is a new theatre company that’s sprung up in the Haliburton Highlands, with individuals between the…

Focusing on the Finn details

By Emily Stonehouse Perhaps 2023 is the year to finally dabble in the art world, and cross that off your bucket list. Nationally-acclaimed artist Carole Finn has returned to the Haliburton Highlands for the winter…

Razzamataz kicks off 2023 with dance

By Emily Stonehouse Razzamataz Kids’ Shows is kickstarting the new year with colour, culture, and dance. On Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, Razz will present two special events featuring the Indigenous dance group,…

Highlands Christmas Shindig is back

By Jerelyn Craden The show must go on, and it did, and it will again on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Northern Lights Pavilion! Now in its ninth year, Fuel for Warmth’s signature community fundraiser…