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SCOOP up the Harvest


SCOOP O Founded in 2005 by Richard Saxe




Ron Betchley, Lillian Bufton, Katherine Burrows, Dianne Dowling, Jane Foster, Glen R. Goodhand, Alyce Gorter, Carolyn McCulloch, Blair McDonald, Michelle Mather, Susan Moore, Cora Reid, Barbara Roch, Mickey Sandell,

ne of the unmitigated pleasures of putting together such a fine publication as that which you are now holding in your hands is the serendipitous reading of articles as they are submitted to our multitalented editorial board (which, it bears reminding, is the same person who also heads the sales department, the copy editing team, and the publishing unit, with occasional help from volunteers, spouse, friends, and offspring). While this issue’s theme is supposed to be “harvest,” with as wide an interpretation as one might anticipate, it is of course difficult to expect the SCOOP’s entire brilliant stable of volunteer writers (to whom much gratitude is owed) to follow instructions. Good writing is an art, and flows from inspiration, rather than from specific guidelines.

Yet, the seasonal theme seems to have found its way into many of the great articles we received these past few weeks. Take for instance the fine historical piece that begins with a wistful look at a time when proper attire was expected for many of our social and spiritual functions. It slides effortlessly from the disappearance of neckwear to the ultimate harvest machine: the tractor. A lyrical piece on trees strikes a fine balance between the mythical beauty of the forest and its abundant, nourishing, life-sustaining gifts. And of course, much of the fall harvest would not even exist without pollinators, another topic (and upcoming workshop) covered in these pages. And this is just a preview. Starting with our cornucopia cover, this issue is overflowing with harvest bounty.

2018-19 TECDC Concert Series

JOEY LANDRETH Sat. October 20

All photos contributed, unless

• 2014 Folk Music Canada Award - Emerging Artist • 2015 JUNO Award - Roots/Traditional Album • 2015 Nominee Americana UK International Artist of the Year


DON’T MISS THESE UPCOMING SHOWS: Nov. 24 – Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Blues Band

Jan. 12 - Séan McCann Feb. 9 – Jenie Thai April 6 – Jenn Grant May 11 – Steven Page

On Saturday, October 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. get a head start on your Halloween fun at the Black Cat Cafe! Crafts and games! Pumpkin carving! Treats and fun for everyone! And it’s all Free!! See you there!!! BOO!!!!

With support from the Government of Canada

Jane Scott, Terry Sprague

otherwise noted.

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Fall harvest memories in Verona, Ontario. Photo taken this September by Bill Kendall – for more of Bill’s local nature photos, visit @lakelifenaturals on Facebook. 2

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The SCOOP is an independent community newsmagazine. Since 2005, we have been covering rural life in the Ontario area north of the 401 and so...

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The SCOOP is an independent community newsmagazine. Since 2005, we have been covering rural life in the Ontario area north of the 401 and so...