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“Waterlife” – Hot Docs Documentary Winner

July 21st, 2010 by Arlene

“Waterlife” is an award winning documentary to be presented by Director Kevin McMahon at the Aquafest Festival in Grand Bend at the Pinery on Saturday, August 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. McMahon will speak at the outdoor theatre at Pinery Provincial Park before the screeening of the feature length film. Waterlife follows the epic […]

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Summer Storm

July 19th, 2010 by Arlene

Last night there was a short but intense storm with huge rain, very high winds, massive thunder and lightening. There is some tree damage – trees down at our place plus four properties to the north.  Our 50 foot birch tree broke off under ground and fell towards the east – away from the house […]

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Midsummer Night’s Reading Series

July 18th, 2010 by Arlene

Held on Sunday evening of each summer long weekend. Live music is at 6:30 p.m. followed by an author reading and book signing at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. All events are held on the bookshop lawn. Bring your lawn chair.

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Piping Down the Sun

July 18th, 2010 by Arlene

Every Friday evening from July 2 through August at the Cove in Goderich, the Celtic Blue Highlanders pipe down the sun at sunset. At the grassy area at Rotary Cove. Bring your own chair!

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Egypt: Gift of the Nile

July 18th, 2010 by Arlene

May 1 to August 22, 2010 Explore an ancient civilization that flourished for thousands of years. The Nile River Valley of 5,000 years ago was the birthplace of a remarkable civilization. Protected from foreign invasion by vast deserts and sustained by fertile soil along the river, the ancient Egyptians developed from a simple agricultural community […]

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Have you signed up for PRISM?

July 18th, 2010 by Arlene

This emergency notification system sends telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Huron County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. PRISM can be used to quickly notify the public during any of the following types of emergencies: Boil water advisories Missing children or persons Flood events and other […]

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Stuffed Radishes

July 18th, 2010 by Arlene

½ c. goat cheese 1 tbsp each minced fresh dill, basil and flat leaf parsley 2 tsp lemon zest 1 lb. radishes trimmed and halved lengthwise – about two bunches 1 tbsp fleur de sel (sea salt) In a bowl, combine the goat cheese, dill, basil, parsley and lemon zest until blended. Arrange radishes on […]

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Huron County Beach Water Testing

July 12th, 2010 by Arlene

The County of Huron tests the water quality at a number of beaches in Huron County. The testing interval varies annually. One of the testing sites is the Public beach at the Pavilion. Remember – if you can’t see your feet in waist high water be cautious about swimming. For the current test results visit: […]

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Fata Morgana and Lake Huron

July 12th, 2010 by Arlene

A “fata morgana” is a rare and complex atmospheric condition caused by differences in temperature between the water and the air over the lake. In calm weather, a warm layer of air rests over colder, denser air forming an “atmospheric duct” which acts as a refracting lens. In Houston Heights two to three fata morganas […]

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Spring Sunsets

July 11th, 2010 by Arlene

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