Ottawa, ON, Apr 30, 2010 — Staff and volunteers launch another milling season at historic Watson's Mill in Manotick Ontario tomorrow. The mill first opened for business 150 years ago. Grand opening guests include the Brockville Infantry Company, the Manotick Brass and the Hot Spud Jazz Band. The four-man band keeps busy with appearances at various charitable events. Lucy Martin got the chance to chat with Hot Spud members between tunes at the mill's opening last year. Here they are, with a sample of their Dixieland fare.
(05/20/2013) "Miss Caledonia" is playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through May 25. Melody A. Johnson runs the gamut from farmer girl to beauty pageant contestant in a delightful eighty minutes.