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Have the February blahs? Local arts community can help

Have the February blahs? Local arts community can help

Workshops, live concerts just a couple of ways to stay active and engaged, arts columnist explains
Looking to brush up on creativity? Virtual workshops are for you!

Looking to brush up on creativity? Virtual workshops are for you!

Our performing arts aren’t going to go back to normal for a long time, so virtual series will be useful to broaden audiences, says arts columnist
Newcomer to Orillia finding a way to make her mark amid pandemic

Newcomer to Orillia finding a way to make her mark amid pandemic

Despite a lockdown and stay-at-home orders, local creatives are getting creative to keep working, says arts and entertainment columnist
Orillia artist 'keeping it together' amid pandemic through his art

Orillia artist 'keeping it together' amid pandemic through his art

Jimi McKee, an artist for more than 50 years, is not resting on his laurels, creates pandemic-inspired work
Perseverance pays off; local artist's work to adorn beer cans

Perseverance pays off; local artist's work to adorn beer cans

Twin Lakes graduate says 'it's really exciting to have been selected,' highlighting one of several silver linings amid the darkness of the pandemic
<b>GUEST COLUMN:</b> Local author's memoir brings readers down to earth

GUEST COLUMN: Local author's memoir brings readers down to earth

Rusty Draper's book is just what we need during these challenging times
Artists, businesses need our support as we enter red zone

Artists, businesses need our support as we enter red zone

There are still ways to safely support local shops during the holiday season, columnist explains
Get festive at the fun farm or go on a 'holidate' at OMAH

Get festive at the fun farm or go on a 'holidate' at OMAH

Plenty to check out at this time of year, including Zain Campbell's heartfelt tribute to a late local musician, columnist explains
Let's celebrate local artists and the Christmas season

Let's celebrate local artists and the Christmas season

Columnist shines spotlight on recent award winners and offers suggestions for festive fun
This weekend is a perfect time to Hop into the Arts District

This weekend is a perfect time to Hop into the Arts District

Columnist urges people to support locally-owned and operated, independent stores and restaurants 'hanging on by the skin of their teet'