Articles list - theHumm November 2018
Cheryl Straby — Doing What Comes Naturally - theHumm November 2018
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
For Perth fashion designer Cheryl Straby, designing and making original top-quality garments has become second nature. For over thirty years Straby has been perfecting her talent for creating fashions that bring out the best in her delighted clients. “Buy Less / Buy Better!” is her credo. She specializes in custom designed and made-to-measure garments, and her ever-growing success indicates she has found a niche with her eye-catching fashions that combine comfort,......
Who Let the GIRLZ Out? - theHumm November 2018
Rachelle Elie is gonna let the girlz out (guyz are most welcome too!) for an absolutely fabulous night on Friday, November 23 in Carleton Place. She is bringing her popular Rag Bag Cabaret to the CP Arena this time, with a very special line-up that is sure to please the ladies.
Hosted by Rachelle Elie and featuring music by Luke Jackson, the Rag Bag Cabaret GIRLZ Night Out will also include award-winning sketch comedy by Crush Improv, stand-up comedian Jenn Haywar......
A Sure Thing (or Three…) - theHumm November 2018
By Rob Riendeau
There aren’t that many sure things in this world, that’s for sure. Death, taxes, and an excellent beer from a local craft brewer are about it most of the time. But this month, I have three guaranteed-to-be-great shows for you to check out.
First of all, music fans should definitely make plans to catch Joey Wright with Brownstone when they play The Cove Country Inn in Westport on November 23. This show will also feature Jenny Whiteley.
You may remember Joey as one of the leading lights in the ex......
The Song of the Mikado Costume Manager - theHumm November 2018
By — Judith Scott
Well, that is a slight exaggeration, but I am taking a break from the sewing machine to tell you about a show you should put upon your list. Make sure it is not missed!
It’s a lot of fun to play with the words of a well-known comic song, one that features in the upcoming Mississippi Mudds production of The Mikado. This lively, funny, colourful and entertaining show opens at the Carleton Place Town Hall on November 30.
Many months ago I was invited to manage the costumes for th......
Meet Christa Lowry — the Musical Mayor of Mississippi Mills! - theHumm November 2018
By Tony Stuart
Like many of you who are reading this column, I was thrilled when Christa Lowry was elected as the newest mayor of Mississippi Mills. Christa is a thoughtful, dedicated, and articulate individual. What some of you may not know is that Christa is also a professional trumpet player. Despite being incredibly busy in the aftermath of the municipal election, Christa took the time to thoughtfully answer some questions about how her musical journey has helped her to prepare for this new role. I’m gr......
Winter’s Gift - theHumm November 2018
’Tis the season to be jolly, so the Carleton Place Town Singers are ringing in this holiday season through the gift of song.
This year’s winter concert features heartfelt classics like O Hol......
Hop into the Black Pearl in Westport - theHumm November 2018
There’s a new gallery in the lovely village of Westport, and a perfect opportunity to check it out coming up later this month!
The Black Pearl Gallery has been open at 33 Church Street since ......
A Show for Photography Enthusiasts - theHumm November 2018
By — Brian Whitestone
The Lanark County Camera Club (LCCC) is pleased to present the first annual LCCC Photo Exhibition and Sale. It will be held at Café Bean on Sherbrooke street in Perth, and will run from November&......
Oooh, Man,It Was Great!!! - theHumm November 2018
By Glenda Jones
October 17 was historic: legal pot! What could be more exciting, at least in the minds of the news media? It’s no wonder people were lining up for the first sales. It’s no wonder there was a......
Have a MERA Christmas! - theHumm November 2018
The 16th annual MERA Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, November 24 from 10am to 4pm at the MERA Schoolhouse located in McDonalds Corners. Come out to support local artisans, have a......
Artistic Adventures in November - theHumm November 2018
By Miss Cellaneous
Merrickville’s Square Foot Show
The “Square Foot Show” held at FM Silversmith Studio in Merrickville is an exhibition of over 25 creators from the Merrickville area. E......
November? No Problem! Mississippi Mills is Full of Fabulous Fall Fun! - theHumm November 2018
By Miss Mills
I sure hope you’re reading this column early in the month, ‘cause you’ll want to get an early start on all the happy happenings in Mississippi Mills.
First up is something that wasn’t mention......
Go Wild with MMLT Gala Features Speaker on Old Growth Forests - theHumm November 2018
This year’s Go Wild Gala for the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) will be of great interest to those who love old trees. It takes place on Saturday, November 17, and features a presen......
CFUW Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour - theHumm November 2018
By — Mary Rothfels
As kids, my sister and I loved walking in our neighborhood on a snowy evening and sneaking glances into the lighted interiors of the homes we passed. There’s something magical about a snapshot of......
Books for Podcast Lovers - theHumm November 2018
By — Meriah Caswell is the Manager of Library Service at the Carleton Place Public Library
Podcasts are a guilty pleasure of mine. While I’m waiting for my library audiobook holds to arrive, I will often binge-listen to new shows, listening while I commute or fold laundry. Take it from......
A Whole Lot of Holiday Cheer in Perth - theHumm November 2018
By John Pigeau
I used to associate November with hosting book launches and selling shiny new vinyl records. These days, when I think of November I get the chills and an unusually intense craving for Coffee Cris......
Open Studio at Living Stones - theHumm November 2018
On December 1 and 2, John Schweighardt will be hosting his 7th annual Living Stones Christmas open studio. This is a solo show highlighting an eclectic compilation of stone art including his......
25th Annual Nick of Time Show - theHumm November 2018
By Kathryn Makinson
Perth’s Nick of Time turns 25 this year! Come celebrate with us on Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 3pm in Perth’s historic McMartin House, located at 125 Gore Street East.
All three fl......
Guatemala Stove Project Fundraising Dance - theHumm November 2018
Come on out and dance for a great cause! On Saturday, November 17, the Guatemala Stove Project is hosting a fundraising dance featuring the talented local band The Lucky B’s playing rock &am......
Food for the Heart, Soul & Tummy - theHumm November 2018
At 1817 Richardson Side Road in Carp, on Saturday November 17, from 9am to 2pm, you will get to enjoy wonderful inspiring art, delicious homemade food and an exhibit of nearly one hundred na......
2018 CP Holiday Train Celebrating 20 years of Helping Food Banks Across North America - theHumm November 2018
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating twenty years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks acr......
Poetry Launch - theHumm November 2018
Local poet Susan Gillis will launch Yellow Crane, her fourth collection of poetry, with a celebration of words and music near Perth on Saturday, November 17 from 4–6pm.
Susan has lived i......
David Johnston on Trust - theHumm November 2018
On Sunday November 25, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will welcome one of Canada’s most esteemed and respected governors general, the Rt. Hon. David Johnston, to discuss his book......
Dreaming On with the Wonderettes - theHumm November 2018
By C. Lee Bates
“I am womyn, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore…” Remember Helen Reddy’s ’70s anthem about the modern, liberated woman? Well, we’ve come a long way, baby. Now the rally cry is a simple “M......
260 Fingers 26 Celebrated Ceramic Artists Converge - theHumm November 2018
From 6–9pm on Friday, November 9, in the lovely light-filled atrium of the Glebe Community Centre, visitors vying to be among the first to view and purchase new works by 26 accomplished cera......
Smiths Falls Falls for Pickleball - theHumm November 2018
By Sally Smith
People often equate pickleball with seniors — that is, if you’re playing pickleball you’re over 65. Joni Thornley doesn’t disagree with that, but adds some balance to the description: “it’s loved......
Sharbot Lake’s Festival of Trees - theHumm November 2018
Come out to Soldiers’ Memorial Hall in Sharbot Lake from December 6–8 for their annual Festival of Trees! See all the beautifully decorated trees and amazing gift baskets, wreaths and works ......
2019 – A Banner Year for Folkus - theHumm November 2018
By Sandy Irvin
Folkus turns 18 in 2019! And to celebrate, we’ve booked an amazing lineup to delight, surprise, and entertain you. Before I go further, though, I need to acknowledge that we couldn’t put on our s......
Alliance Coin’s “Canabuck” - theHumm November 2018
On October 17th, 2018, Canada became only the second country in the world to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. With the passing of Bill C-45, 95 years of prohibition comes to an ef......
Celfest 2019 Fundraiser - theHumm November 2018
By — Susan Ryan
The planning has begun for Almonte Celtfest 2019, and first up is our annual Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, November 24. We kick off at the Old Town Hall at 7:30pm with Jessica Wedden. I......
The Bells of St. Paul’s In Concert with the Lanark Offbeats - theHumm November 2018
Does the date November 18 “ring a bell”? By the time you read to the end of this article, it will! On that date, The Bells of St. Paul’s handbell choir, under the direction of Ann McMahon, w......
Spirit of Song Christmas - theHumm November 2018
Danah-Lee Krieger is the owner of More Than A Song Studios in Braeside, where she specializes in contemporary vocal lessons. She also teaches music privately in a number of schools in R......
Carnegie Hall Calling! - theHumm November 2018
When the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus executive first heard the news that the choir had been invited to sing in a concert at Carnegie Hall, they thought it was a joke. But it wasn’t! The organizer o......
Veni Emmanuel Stairwell Carollers Return to Carleton Place - theHumm November 2018
By David Rain
Residents of Carleton Place, you are in for a treat this season. On December 9 you will be playing host to some of the finest choral musicians in the Ottawa Valley.
In celebration of the......
Lebanon Comes to Perth - theHumm November 2018
By Sebastian Weetabix
Downtown Perth as experienced by Weetabix is usually Gore Street with occasional rambles around Stewart Park or the Farmers’ Market. Otherwise Weetabix is not much given to urban tourism, althoug......
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