Music connects people ‘regardless of who they are’ 

Holland College opera student accepted to Spain’s Berklee Conservatory   Victor y Mayor stood under a bright spotlight. All eyes were on him in a lavish theatre in Liege, Belgium. When he began to sing, the audience melted away. It didn’t matter he was in a foreign country. His music was connecting them. If the audience loves Mayor’s music, he feels the connection, he said. … Continue reading Music connects people ‘regardless of who they are’ 

Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic Amy MacConnell’s dad gave her a set of watercolour paints when she was nine. Almost 20 years later, she realizes painting for her is a passion that has now pushed her to lead her first public paint party. Ms MacConnell will lead ‘Paint Party with Amy’ on Friday, April 13 at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. As a … Continue reading Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse

High school choir members collect many memories on Disney World adventure

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic After almost two years of fundraising Montague High student Jessica MacLeod realized her goal of raising $3,000 (just shy of $80) to travel with her school’s choir to perform on stage in front of an international audience at Disney World. Other choir members put out equal effort to make the trip possible. The 11 member choir, made up … Continue reading High school choir members collect many memories on Disney World adventure

Maritime publishing: ‘no reason to go outside the region’

Glenna Jenkins never thought her books would be stamped with a red star. The star on her book Somewhere I Belong marks it as being of exceptional calibre. It is on the Canadian top 100 list of Best Books for Kids and Teens. Her work can be found in libraries across Canada. As well as being a historical drama writer, Jenkins is an editor for … Continue reading Maritime publishing: ‘no reason to go outside the region’

Morell high school band teacher born into music

Kelsea McLean had worked hard to stand where she was standing, along with the rest of the choir. Her brother, Brendan stood nearby. Her mother stood in front of them, leading them in song. Kelsea looked out the windows that ran the length of the wall at the Banff Springs Hotel. The Rocky Mountains loomed outside. Her dad sat out in the crowd. He had … Continue reading Morell high school band teacher born into music

Montague woman pranked by Pennywise the clown

Kayla Jesso saw the horror movie “It” with her boyfriend Dakota Morrison at the drive-in. The movie is based on the book by Stephen King. A few days later, on Oct. 1, she was sitting on the couch when Morrison came back in from putting out the garbage. “There’s two red balloons outside.” She didn’t believe him. “He’s just joking,” thought Jesso. “No way. I’m … Continue reading Montague woman pranked by Pennywise the clown

Montague Regional high school students prepare for Disney World performance

Luke Myers (left) and Faith MacLeod pose beside a sign made by the Disney Choir for the Love Songs Concert at Montague’s high school Feb. 12. Beth Atkinson photo The choir gathered in a classroom to get dressed and put finishing touches on hair and makeup. Jessica MacLeod sat with the girls in front of their mirrors doing each other’s makeup. On the other side … Continue reading Montague Regional high school students prepare for Disney World performance