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Belinda J. Clements - 02/04/2019

The Closet Door Reopens

Belinda checks in on The Closet Door's grand reopening. When one door closes another one opens. As it is with The Closet Door. The new location opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 2nd at 41 St. George Street, along with crowd of supporters and dignitaries.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/31/2019

Art Battle Brantford at the Rope Factory January 26, 2019

Dean went to the Art Battle at the Rope Factory. Have you ever wondered how art can actually happen? This is actually a competitive painting event with artists battling it out in front of an audience for top position at the end of the night.

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Martin Smith - 01/31/2019

Comedy Returns To Paris With Bare Bear Bones

Martin tells us about a new comedic stage show coming soon by the Paris Performers' Theatre. Norman and Ruth are empty nesters who, after 25 years of raising children discover they have lost the spark their marriage once had. On the advice of a discount marriage counsellor, they return to a place where they remember being in love, The

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/31/2019

Photos: Donaldson Ranchhands at the Acoustic Cafe

Dean gets some shots of Donaldson Ranchhands at the Acoustic Cafe. If you like the real, original hoedown square-dance kind of country music, then this is a group you should try to catch whenever they manage to get away from the farm.

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Jesse Ferguson - 01/26/2019

Review: Finger Eleven & I Mother Earth

Jesse recaps the dual concert featuring Finger Eleven and I Mother Earth at the Sanderson Centre. On the same stage that's seen acts, lectures, graduations, and so much more, two of Canada's most successful rock bands performed Wednesday night.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/26/2019

Between the Two Rows Art Project

Dean learns about an art project called Between the Two Rows. David Hind and the Aluminum Quilting Society are doing another community aluminum mural and have been busy in the coachhouse at Glenhyrst for school workshops. The Society reached out to see if anyone might be interested in coming to the coachhouse, hang out, and talk about cultural identity, and perhaps do a small piece to add to the project. David and friends will also be doing similar events in Hamilton in the near future as well.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/14/2019

Blues for Soldiers Series

Dean checked out the Blues for Soldiers series, featuring John McKinley. This is an on going series of Sunday afternoon concerts in support of Veterans who are homeless and/or suffering from PTSD.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/14/2019

Photos: The Mayor's Levee

An array of photos from the Mayor's Levee on January 5th, 2019. All photos by Dean F. Ellis. https://www.facebook.com/dellisart

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/13/2019

Photos: $30 Weekend

Dean got some shots of the band $30 Weekend at the Acoustic Cafe. $30 Weekend is normally a 4 piece band but we only had half of that here in the Acoustic Cafe on January 5th. Even though it was only half the band it was still a worthwhile afternoon listening to this duo.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/13/2019

Photos: The Black Suit Devil

Dean reviews The Black Suit Devil at the Acoustic Cafe. The Black Suit Devil (aka Andy Du Rego) played at the Acoustic Cafe on Saturday to a small but appreciative audience.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/08/2019

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play

Dean went to Glenhyrst to take in a radio play. It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play presented by R&J Theatrics in the Glenhyrst Coach House.

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Nancy Dow - 01/07/2019

Nancy Goes to: Sammy's Creamery

Nancy Dow reviews a hidden gem at Sammy's Creamery. If you’ve lived in Brantford for a while, you may know the history of a beat down place in Eagle Place called many things but usually- The Creamery. As it may not have always sprung into your head as having a good reputation or maybe not somewhere you would think to pop in for dinner an all too familiar joint in West Brant is changing that mindset.

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Dean F. Ellis - 01/07/2019

Photos: BSO With the Elmer Iseler Singers

Dean got some great shots last month while at the Sanderson Centre to see the Elmer Iseler Singers with the BSO. All photos by Dean F. Ellis. https://www.facebook.com/dellisart

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BrantNOW - 01/05/2019

Scavenger Hunt - Week #1 Winner

Congrats to Jennifer Gunning Hagey for being our FIRST Scavenger Hunt Winner! Jennifer solved our distored photo challenge on Day #2 and found the prize -- WOW!!!

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Dean F. Ellis - 12/11/2018

Matt Dusk & Tomi Swick

Dean went to the Matt Dusk and Tomi Swick show. This was a night of good friends, good laughs, apparently good food, (I never got a

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Dean F. Ellis - 12/11/2018

Photos: Chris Strei at the Acoustic Cafe

Dean got some great shots of Chris Strei at the Acoustic Cafe in December All photos by Dean F. Ellis. https://www.facebook.com/dellisart

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Dean F. Ellis - 12/10/2018

Dean goes to: Brantford Potters' Guild

Dean stopped by the Potters' Guild annual Christmas sale. If you're ever looking for a unique gift for someone, always think of the Brantford Potters' Guild.

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Dean F. Ellis - 12/10/2018

Dean goes to: Logan Staats

Dean checks out Logan Staats' Christmas concert. Logan Staats played at the Sanderson Friday evening in the hopes it will be the Annual 'Making Noise for Toys' concerts. His guests this night were the Geoff Hudson Band.

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Martin Smith - 12/04/2018

BSO Welcomes The Elmer Iseler Singers

The BSO presents Christmas Bells, featuring the Elmer Iseler Singers. Shake the dust off your Christmas bells and bring them along to the Sanderson Centre for the Brantford Symphony Orchestra's annual seasonal extravaganza "Christmas Bells."

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Martin Smith - 12/04/2018

Have A Wonderful Christmas With A Classic Play

R&J Theatrics is presenting the classic story of "It's A Wonderful Life" as a radio play December 17th and 18th at the Glenhyrst Coach House. R&J Theatrics is presenting the classic story of "It's A Wonderful Life" as a radio play December 17th and 18th at the Glenhyrst Coach House. The new theatre group, founded by Ralph and Jessica Tutin, has created a multi-faceted event with high tea at 5pm at the Golden Teapot (at the Glenhyrst Museum) followed by the beloved Christmas story of George Bailey at 7pm.

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Dean F. Ellis - 11/30/2018

Dean goes to: The Mohawk Lake Planning Meeting

Dean checks out the open meeting to discuss the future of the Mohawk Lake District. This was a meeting of possibilities open to anyone who wished to find out how the future might look like in the Mohawk District as currently being looked at by various parties.

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Dean F. Ellis - 11/29/2018

Home for the Holidays with Matt Dusk!

Matt Dusk brings his Holiday-themed show to the Brantford Convention Centre on Dec. 6th. I think you should put this date on your calendar this year and join me and more than a few others at the Brantford Convention Centre. A lot of interesting and sometimes historical things have happened on this date such as the signing of the 13thAmendment abolishing slavery in the US (1865), Mackenzie King was elected as our 10thPrime Minister in 1921. Musically speaking in 1963 the Beatles began their Christmas tradition of releasing a new record for their fans, and in 1964 we saw the first broadcast of the now classic ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’. George Harrison released one of my favorites in 1974 when he came out with Ding Dong Ding Dong (it may not be that historical to most but what can I say). Now I’m not implying that what we have coming up at the Convention Centre is historical or anything like that, but it sure will be memorable for everyone in attendance.

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Dean F. Ellis - 11/24/2018

Walkabout: A Wee Bit Beyond

Dean goes a little further afield with his camera in hand. I had a bit of time to kill so I thought it was time to go walkabout in Brantford again, only this time I went a wee bit beyond.

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Dean F. Ellis - 11/24/2018

Photos: UpStanding Comedy

Upstanding Comedy November 17, 2018, featuring the improv duo The Fidgets. All photos by Dean F. Ellis. https://www.facebook.com/dellisart

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