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Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

A spooky story for the season

What would Halloween be without a spooky story? Brockville professional storyteller Deborah Dunleavy visited NCPR recently to share a favorite tale about Aaron Kelly's return from the grave for one more dance.  Go to full article

Writers, readers gather in Brockville

Some of the region's top writers will gather with readers at the Thousand Islands Writers Festival in Brockville, Ontario this weekend. Readings, book signings and question/answer sessions get started on Friday afternoon at Brockville's First Presbyterian Church. Todd Moe spoke with co-organizer Russ Disotell, a writer and columnist in Brockville, who says the weekend event will feature readings and discussions with nine extraordinary writers in genres that include fiction, non-fiction and children's.  Go to full article
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.

Morning blues and stories

It's Friday, and we celebrated with music and stories during the "8 o'clock Hour" this morning. Two members of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners in Brockville, and the blues band Hard Pushin' Papa joined Todd Moe in the studio for a dose of tall tales and some great blues guitar-and-tuba style. All our guests will be featured at the Festival of Storytelling from September 24-25 at the Brockville Museum.  Go to full article

Brockville Musician Robert Graham officially releases new CD

After playing piano nearly non-stop for thirty years an Eastern Ontario musician has just released his debut solo CD and will be celebrating with an album launch party on December 14th. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The joy of telling tales

Todd Moe talks with two Canadian storytellers as they prepare for a Festival of Storytelling in Brockville, Ontario next weekend.  Go to full article
Drill Corporal Lindsey Penny and Company Clerk Denis Savage.
Drill Corporal Lindsey Penny and Company Clerk Denis Savage.

Brockville plays its part in Pirate Weekend

This weekend kicks off 10 days of revelry in Alexandria Bay, loosely inspired by the days when American and Canadian authorities hunted "Pirate Bill" Johnston up and down the Thousand Islands. Once again, re-enactors of the Brockville Infantry Company will be on hand. They're supposed to lose and let pirates "capture" the town. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin talked with members of the company at Watson's Mill, in Manotick, in May. She found they take their duties seriously, whether losing or winning.

The Brockville Infantry Company will be camping on Casino Island starting on Friday, and will be in town on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are welcome.  Go to full article

Preview: Chicago

St. Lawrence College Stage presents the music production Chicago this weekend at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario. It's the last performance of the season featuring third-year music theatre students. Todd Moe spoke with Michael Bianchin, who heads the drama department at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, about the show and the school's performance program.  Go to full article
Historical photo of downtown
Historical photo of downtown

Brockville celebrates "evolution," not revolution

175 years ago, Brockville became the first self-governing town in all of present-day Ontario. The little city on the St. Lawrence River was ahead of Kingston and York (the future metropolis of Toronto). To begin a year's worth of celebration, Brockville put on a show at the town's Art Centre in late January. Re-enactors in period costumes, including the mayor and the city council, presented a series of vignettes narrated in "You Are There" style. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin sent in this report.  Go to full article

Preview: Brockville Community Choir Presents Remembrance Day Concert

The 50-voice Brockville Community Chorus presents its annual Remembrance Day Concert. It's called In Remembrance and will be held Friday night (7:30) at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario. Todd Moe talks with choir Director Jeff Reusing.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the final offering of the season at the Brockville Arts Centre, runs through August 13. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

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