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Big city blues, small town roots by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Big city blues, small town roots by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Getting ready to step on stage, she knew performing was nothing new for her. The size of the crowd may be one of her bigger recent shows. The venue, elegant,…

In a little building on Lake St. by Caleb Nickerson

In a little building on Lake St. by Caleb Nickerson

It was on a sunny Friday afternoon that I decided to take a trip to the Pontiac Historical Museum. Growing up I was always a bit of a history nerd,…

What’s in a shoe? by Caleb Nickerson

What’s in a shoe?  by Caleb Nickerson

In this day and age, it is more common to discard things that are broken than repair them. Many household items – from televisions to appliances to shoes – that…

Louis Schryer: a life of music by Caleb Nickerson

Louis Schryer: a life of music by Caleb Nickerson

Friedrich Nietzsche, arguably the greatest philosopher of the 19th Century, said that “without music, life would be a mistake.” Though the sentiment rings true, it is particularly rare for someone…

The Bean machine by Sophie Kuijper Dickson

The Bean machine   by Sophie Kuijper Dickson

Daryl Bean has found a knack for being the middle man. “I used to play hockey with Bryan Murray,” he remembered. “When I was seeing Bryan getting angry, my job…

Everything old is new again by CHRIS LOWERY

Everything old is new again   by CHRIS LOWERY

Jason Yereck can be considered something of a renaissance man when it comes to the arts, which is fitting considering he is the owner of Renaissance Variety in Shawville. In…