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Susan Stein plays Etty Hillesum. Photo: Ricardo Barros
Susan Stein plays Etty Hillesum. Photo: Ricardo Barros

Preview: "Etty" in Morristown

Actor/writer Susan Stein combed through the diary and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Jewish student who lived in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War Two, and her one-woman play Etty is based on those diaries.

Stein will perform the play at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morristown on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Eda Van der Linden and Diane Wade  co-authored "They Ventured Forth." (photo: Lucy Martin)
Eda Van der Linden and Diane Wade co-authored "They Ventured Forth." (photo: Lucy Martin)

Celebrating Dutch-Canadian heritage

Canada and the Netherlands forged deep ties over the past century. Members of the Dutch Royal Family took refuge in Ottawa during the Second World War, and it was largely Canadian forces that liberated the Netherlands from harsh German occupation.

When the war was over, a grateful Holland sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada's capital, a gesture that led to the current Tulip Festival. And tens of thousands of Dutch came to land-rich Canada seeking new homes and new lives.

At this year's Pioneer Day event in Vernon, Ontario, Lucy Martin found the local co-authors of "They Ventured Forth," a new book telling the story of the post-war Dutch migration to the townships of Osgoode and Russell.  Go to full article
Canadian gardener Jim Bauer in his backyard near Manotick, Ontario
Canadian gardener Jim Bauer in his backyard near Manotick, Ontario

People: Jim Bauer, Dutch-Canadian gardener

Last weekend was Victoria Day, a holiday across Canada. Like Memorial Day weekend in the US, it kicks off the summer state of mind, as flowering trees festoon the breeze with pink and white petals and growing things compete to create the most vivid shade of green. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was on side roads, snapping photos of Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario on a bright Saturday morning, when her eye was caught by a shiny green tractor neatly parked in a short residential driveway. Homeowner Jim Bauer happened to be nearby. It was one of those out-of-the-blue conversations as Bauer shared the work of a lifetime.  Go to full article

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