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October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2019 12:00 AM

October’s Featured Artist is Nathan (Nate) Balog, a Brantford metal artist and the owner of Nate’s Custom Metal Worx.

Balog began working for a steel manufacturer in his early teens, where he learned basic welding techniques through trial and error. His biggest inspiration was his grandfather, Nicholas Balog, who could regularly be found working in his shop on different wood projects. “When I saw how he could build anything…” Nathan recalls, “…I wanted to learn to do the same.” 

His father...

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Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Four sketchbooks, along with various other personal items belonging to Eliza (nee Symonds) and Melville Bell – parents of Alexander Graham Bell, were donated to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site from the Dr. Mabel Grosvenor archives by her nieces and nephews in 2007. The sketchbooks came into Dr. Mabel’s possession after the passing of her mother, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, oldest daughter of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Prior to this, they were in Alexander Graham Bell’s possession after his mother...

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Host your next team building session at Triggers and Bows!

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Located in Burford, Triggers and Bows is an 18,000 square foot facility containing a retail store, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, and indoor firearm range along with a full service Auction Company, Landsborough Auctions Ltd.

Triggers and Bows is one of the largest and most modern facilities of its kind in Ontario. Anthony and Olivia, the archery pros, are at the facility to help teach you how to shoot a bow and arrow. With on-going adult and youth programs, courses, leagues, camps...

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Featured Artist: Kara Spencer

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 AM

September’s Featured Artist is Kara Spencer, the Artistic Director of Theatre Hive, a brand new theatre company that just opened in Brantford earlier this year. Spencer is a trained actor and director, and is also competitively trained in tap, jazz and ballet.

Spencer grew up in Kingston, Ontario where she danced competitively, performed in many musical theatre productions, and attained her British Association of Teachers of Dancing Certificate. She recalls a life-changing moment in third grade...

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August Featured Artist, Chris Strei

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:00 AM

August’s Featured Artist is Chris Strei (pronounced “stray”), a country music singer/songwriter.

His music includes blues, bluegrass and even a bit of hard rock, and is inspired by Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash and High Valley. As a songwriter, he finds inspiration within his own life challenges. He loves to share his music with others and feels personally rewarded when audience members sing along to his songs or find a personal connection to his lyrics. “Whether it’s from finishing a song and feeling...