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Bill Buttle, ArtBeat Cartoonist - Almonte

Bill is a reluctantly aging member of the human race who loves duplicate bridge, most kinds of music (although he can only play competently in bluegrass mode), and drawing cartoons whenever he can. Recent years have been kind in ....

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Dagne Forrest, Web & Content Development - Almonte

One-half of Almonte-based Foil Media, the web development company partnering with theHumm Online, Dagne is also an avid gardener, baker and blogger. Having taught her children to bake sinfully good things, she now lives to berate them about the evils of eating too much sugar. She is a natural introvert who has never really recovered f....

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Earle Barber, IT & Database Development - Almonte

One-half of Almonte-based Foil Media, the web development company partnering with theHumm Online, Earle spends every waking hour, and much of his time asleep, identifying and solving problems. The day is not complete without at least one good conundrum and at least the beginnings of a solution. He's been known to....

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Emily Arbour, Columnist - Miss Write - Almonte

Emily Arbour is a freelance writer, shop owner and strung out mother of t....

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Foil Media - Almonte

This Almonte-based full service web and database development company developed theHumm Online.Custom websites and databases, WordPress s....

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Glenda Jones, Columnist - Reever Report - Almonte

Who is this Reever? Over the Ottawa border, but more Almonte than Ottawa, Glenda Jones’s heart is firmly planted in this beautiful town. When she’s not sharing her thoughts on everything from daisies to donuts, she is a possessed volunteer at....

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John Pigeau, Columnist - Postcards from Perth - Almonte

John (or Johnny to many) is the author of the acclaimed novel The Nothing Waltz, the founder of the First Edition Reading Series and the former owner/creator of Backbeat Books & Music in Perth. He’s amicable, easygoing, and fond of a good time. Urgent yet kind, he would like “in your pants” to replace “in bed” as the add-on to fortune cookie fortune “jokes” and he strongly believes Oswald was a patsy. An Anne Tyler junkie and....

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Kris Riendeau, Editor - Almonte

Kris Riendeau is the editor, publisher, ad sales person, delivery girl, voice-activated flash holder and chief bottle washer at theHumm. She is exceedingly grateful that the other members of the Humm Team, as well as all of the advertisers, readers, and m....

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Linda Seccaspina, Columnist - Menopausal Woman of the Corn - Almonte

Linda Seccaspina was born about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7. After she wrote her own obituary in 2010 when Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died, people told her she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Lind....

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Matt Roche, Matt on Movies - Almonte

Matt Roche is a lifelong film buff and self-proclaimed cinephile. Being introduced to the wonders of cinema and literature at a young age, they quickly became his passion. He can be found nose-deep in a book or in a darkened movie theatre at any given moment. His favourite fil....

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Miss Mills, Columnist - Mississippi Milling - Almonte

Miss Mills is the official spokes-puppet for the Town of Mississippi Mills, which includes Almonte, Pakenham, and Ramsay Township. Created by puppet maker extraordinaire Noreen Young....

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Patrick Arbour, Columnist - justthink… - Almonte

Patrick has lectured on “Creativity” and “The Role of Emotion in Advertising” at colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S., has won over 75 industry awards, and ha....

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Rob Riendeau, Layout and Design - Almonte

Rob Riendeau is the co-publisher and design-monkey whose arteries pump 4-colour process ink 24/7. "If you cut him, will he not bleed 40% cyan, 70% magenta, and 65% yell....

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Rona Fraser, Assistant Editor - Almonte

Rona is a gluten-free, if-it-doesn’t-look-like-meat-it-doesn’t-count vegetarian who believes in fairness, commas, chocolate, and making up words. She enjoys writing about ways to enjoy life and reduce stress, the gloriousness of chocolate, things to do around the Valley, how we can make the world a better place, permaculture, and pretty much anything else on her mind (that....

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Steve Scanlon, Columnist - Stevie Rave On - Almonte

Steve’s gift is his ability to focus and to....

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Susie Osler, Columnist - Flavour of the Month - Almonte

More than a decade ago Susie succumbed to the mysterious gravitational pull of Brooke Valley - a not-so-sleepy hamlet near the other hamlet of Maberly - and moved from Toronto to a farm. Though not a farmer herself, her admiration and value for local growers who are working in various ways towards food sovereignty is reflected each month (she hopes)....

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theHumm - Almonte

theHumm is a free, monthly, independent newspaper covering Arts, Entertainment and Ideas in the ....

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Tony Stuart, Columnist - Music Matters - Almonte

Tony Stuart is a former professional musician with the Canadian Armed Forces, and is currently the Music Director at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place. In 2009, he was the recipient of a Majic 100 "Golden Apple" award for excellence in teaching. He also is the Choir Director at....

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About the Directory

This directory of local resources is based on the lists of local businesses and resources that we've compiled at theHumm over the years as we've worked on our annual guides (eg classes/courses, volunteering, gift giving) and our event calendar. It's a natural extension of our work in scanning the region for great resources, and it's a work in progress.

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