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Neil Young tribute artist Bill Braun charms Castle Kilbride audience

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New Hamburg ladies fastball team in action

Putting the bat on the ball.

Watching a high pitch sail past.

The New Hamburg junior ladies took the field earlier this month for a night game against Hickson at Norm S. Hill Park.

After a tight 1-1 score for several innings, New Hamburg’s bats broke the game open and the junior ladies cruised to a well-earned win.

New Hamburg’s pitcher delivers the ball.

The team’s defence did enough to protect their lead in the late innings.

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Learning to fly at the New Hamburg Library

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Andrew Dewar has been making paper airplanes since he was a kid.

Today the Elmira resident and author of several books on the art of paper airplane design, is sharing what he’s learned through workshops.

If the more than two dozen children seated at the New Hamburg Library on Thursday morning were any indication of the enduring popularity of the paper airplane, Dewar should be busy meeting demand. The paper artist began the workshop by walking kids through a simple explanation of aerodynamics followed by demonstrations on how to make simple paper airplanes.

Dewar learned much of what he knows about papercraft in Japan, where the popularity and cultural importance of working with kami (Japanese for paper) captured his interest.

After spending 23 years in Japan since going over as a student, Dewar returned to Canada after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Now he’s the lead organizer of the Toronto Paper Airplane Society and the Kami Papercraft Workshop.

Kids in New Hamburg had a chance to build and fly one of his designs, the Ladybug, at Thursday’s workshop. His paper airplane designs range from the simple to the exotic.

Dewar will be at the Wellesley branch Aug. 14.

Download this and this to make a Dewar-designed airplane, or follow the photo slides below to make your own traditional Japanese paper airplane. The simple design is made with any sheet of letter-sized paper.

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Speedy New Hamburg boy on a winning streak at Paris motorcycle races

Evan Perry of New Hamburg is tearing up the course at the Paris Speedway with his small, 50 cc Yamaha motorbike.

The five-year-old has won all nine of his races so far this summer, despite being one of the youngest drivers in his division.

Perry is the leader with 160 points, 39 more than the second-place driver, at this year’s Paris summer series for racers aged four to eight. There are five more races remaining.

The five-year-old motorcycle racer is supported by several local sponsors, including:

Pizza Express
Peewee Cycle.com (USA)
Dry Voltage
Partsdiscounter.com
NH Cycle
Robertson Automotive
Junker Construction
PW Plug Guard
Stratford Auto Recyclers
JD Graphics
Bones Websites
Deadman Pinstriping

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New mural adds a splash of colour to New Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass

Joselyn Reid works on the colourful creation in New Dundee.

Alyssa Elkeer adds her handiwork to the New Dundee mural.

 

Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass has a new look, thanks to an outdoor mural painted by some young artists on July 19.

The four girls enrolled in Dundee Pottery’s summer art camp created a colourful seascape this week on an exterior wall as part of their program.

Chiara D’Angnolo, Joselyn Reid, Alyssa Elkeer, and Emily Loch created the mural using leftover paint collected by the pottery centre.

Dundee Pottery usually paints over the outside mural and creates a new painting each summer as an art project, said owner Rosemary Arthurs.

The business on Front Street in New Dundee will also hold another week-long summer arts camp from August 20-24. Spaces are still available, said Arthurs.

 

(From right) Joselyn Reid, Emily Loch, Chiara D’Agnolo, and Alyssa Elkeer created a new mural for the Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass building on Front Street. The art project was part of the New Dundee business’s week-long summer camp.

Young artists choose from a buffet of scavenged paint to create the new artwork.

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Sounds of summer at Castle Kilbride

Who went to see Cazu last night at Castle Kilbride?

Here are some photos of the first Castle Kilbride summer concert July 5 featuring Traces Steel Band led by Joe Lovell, sent in by Frank Beletz.


Frank says there was a great crowd in attendance enjoying the warm summers eve and the soothing Caribbean Tunes.

The series continues next Thursday with Crackerjack Palace.

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