Teens Have a Wilde Time with “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Lorraine Payette, written November 20, 2014

In an age where the Smart Phone, texting and video games have taken the place of human contact and communication, students from the Not So Amateur Amateur Theatre Company stepped back in time to produce an evening of aristocratic fun as they performed Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

Using their teen actors to best advantage, the play ran for four delightful performances at the Mulberry School on Markland Street in Kingston from November 13-15. Double casting gave everyone an opportunity to shine and show the world just what they really can accomplish. – to read more>

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Christmas Cakes and Cookies for MS in Gananoque This Week

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by Lorraine Payette

(Gananoque, ON) It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual sale of Christmas cookies and fruit cakes. Funds raised help to support the MS Society provide client services in the local area, and the goodies promise to be better than ever. – to read more>

Store at Darlingside Historic Site Threatened with Demolition

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Artifacts from the original store at Darlingside

by Lorraine Payette

(TLTI, ON) Thomas Darling would have been proud. A humble Scottish immigrant who started a cordwood business in Lansdowne in 1837, how could he ever have expected that today he and his family could be honoured with the preservation of his store and an interest by historians and local people in his historic tea industry artifacts? They are still there, carefully preserved and waiting to be enjoyed and understood in their original location in Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.

However, today, the original store is threatened with demolition unless people come forward to stop it. – to read more>

Java Jive for Jazz Coming November 9

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by Lorraine Payette

(Kingston, ON) As we age, our bodies begin to break down. Every day, something new falls apart and it gets harder and harder to feel comfortable or to be able to function as we once did. Even with our health care system, there are so many things we just can’t fix, so many extra expenses.

Imagine what it must be like to be a dog suffering from numerous ulcers and a tumour in your bladder. Some of this is age related, some may tie back to a medication that had been administered. As a dog, there is no government health care program, no guarantee of any help at all. – to read more>