Monthly Archives: July 2012

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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Classic cars on display each week at Baden Cruise Night

Baden’s weekly Cruisin’ at the Pond event has been attracting a steady stream of classic cars and visitors out to see the old machines on display.

Now in its third year, the show is attracting over 80 cars each Wednesday, said organizer Ron Weber. That’s an increase of around 20 from last year’s turnout.

Terry and Joyce Swannell tour some of the old machines at Baden’s Cruisin’ at the Pond July 4.

The biggest turnout so far came on a tribute night for John Hiller and Paul Cassel, when 167 cars showed up, filling the small park to over-flowing.

The Petersburg Optimist Club was also added to the event this year, and is offering drinks and burgers for sale.

Cruisin’ at the Pond takes place every Wednesday this summer, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Baden pond.

Mike Veenstra strolls through Baden’s Cruisin’ at the Pond.

Bert Wagner gives his white Chrysler LeBaron some tender loving care.

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Antique tractors stop for breakfast in New Hamburg

Tim Leis, who organizes the Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival’s annual tractor show, talks with another admirer of the antique tractors parked at the Waterloo Street plaza in New Hamburg on Thursday morning.

The North Easthope Antique Tractor Breakfast Club made a stop at the Waterloo Arms pub in New Hamburg on July 5, filling the plaza parking lot.

Every year, from spring to early fall, the club members hop on their antique machines and putter down local sideroads to make a 9 a.m. date with breakfast at a local restaurant, church or event. The breakfast club meets everywhere from St. Agatha to Milverton with some members travelling up to 90 minutes.

Once a month the group size swells to about 100 for a fundraising breakfast hosted by local church ladies.

The breakfast tour, scheduled every Thursday morning through the spring and summer months, is a spectacle for locals and tourists often seen slowing down to watch the line of antique tractors crawl through town.

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