My Articles in The Mural 

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I am a proud Reporter/Photographer and Columnist for The Mural. Below you will find the previous issues with highlights telling you which pages you will find my articles and column on. Also, take time to read the stories and articles from the other talented Reporters on The Mural team and, of course, visit those advertisers who help make it possible. 

The Mural December 2020 Issue
The Mural December 2020 Issue. Santa makes a stop in Seeley's Bay. I show farmers some love on page 5 and write about my visit to the Christmas market on page 7. I meet some adorable alpacas during this year's Shop and Hop (pg. 9) and of course celebrate Christmas with the tree lighting in Seeley's Bay. Business updates on page 18 include coverage of the Rural Recreation Summit , The Economic Summit and Rideau Lakes Business Network meeting.
The Mural November 2020 Issue
The Mural November 2020 Issue. You will find local authors are featured in my column on page 5. I have also included some ideas for those snowbirds that have had their wings clipped this year pg. 8. Take a look at Athens Hardware on pg 8 to read about their addition. Don't forget to check out the great holiday gift guide "twenty under $20 on page 14 & 15. Farm inspired gifts are on page 16 and I write about the Kingston Symphony on page 17. Join us in remembering Bill Patterson on page 18.
The Mural October 2020 Issue
The Mural October 2020 Issue. Read up on Forest Therapy on page 3 and see what some of the Valley View residents were up to on page 7. Learn about Athens local Chiropodist on page 12 and get some helpful Thanksgiving tips on page 10. Everyone's going digital pg 12 and 13. Join me in welcoming new owners at Sunny Acres in Seeley's Bay pg. 19.
The Mural September 2020 Issue
For my Living in Leeds County column I pay a visit to Crosby Market (pg4). Test your knowledge with some Lyndhurst Turkey Fair Trivia on pg 6. I have some fun with my Family Fun and Entertainment article by visiting Berry Homestead Farm and their cute donkeys (pg 9). Check out the scarecrows on page 11 and the kids fishing derby on page 12. If you are wondering what Alpaca Yoga is all about be sure to take a look at page 15.
The Mural August 2020 Issue
Check out my first Living in Leeds County Column on page 3. Read my Farm 911 article on page 7 and learn why 911 signs are important for more than just dwellings. Local libraries connect with the community with their outdoor story walks highlighted on page 10.
The Mural July 2020
Look at these two cuties on the front page! For more inspiring photos check out page 12 and page 13 for some plant tips. I talk Curbside food on pg 13 and covid cubbies on pg 10. I even talk about my search for chickens on pg 6 and Christmas in July pg 17.
The Mural June 2020
With events all cancelled due to the global pandemic I found myself with fewer things to cover. I share an article about my life as a writer during COVID-19 on page 13. With lots of time at home it provides time to keep fit. Chec out pg 7 and 15 for some fitness talk.
The Mural May 2020
Enjoy the feature gardening articles including a helpful companion planting piece on page 14. I was blessed to also share a birth story on page 7 and of course I included a small business update on page 5.
The Mural April 2020
This issue covers some great events just before COVID-19 pandemic hit and it also includes some relevant pandemic topics and helpful information on page 9. It's all business on page 10 with talk of the new business support group. On page 11 you will see the lovely international women's day event I was able to attend and on page 13 I share my take on The Dog Guy. Always an advocate for mental health I share an article regarding Children's Mental Health on page 13. Check out local heroes on pg15.
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