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 May 2021 Issue
The Mural May 2021 Issue

The Mural May 2021 Issue includes coverage of the 5th Annual Rideau Lakes Business Awards on pg 6 along with the Rideau Lakes Business Network spring update on pg 5. Learn about the councillors and Mayor in Front of Yonge Township in my column Living in Leeds County on pg 13 and get inspired by my article "Planting food, flowers & Hope" on pg 16.

The Mural April 2021 Issue
The Mural April 2021 Issue

The Mural April 2021 Issue includes an article on pg 11 about a new guitar school in Mallorytown called Blackwood Guitar Company owned by Ted Brown. Find out a little more about some local councillors and Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township in my Living in Leeds County column on pg 7. Pg 9 includes an article about the Leeds County Federation of Agriculture making a difference with their donations of masks for local 4-H groups. Brian's Barter 4 Bargains in Lansdowne is highlighted on pg 15.

The Mural March 2021 Issue
The Mural March 2021 Issue

The Mural March 2021 Issue. Check out some interesting facts about some of the councillors in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands in my column Living in Leeds County on page 8. There's a quick update on Rideau Lakes Business Network on page 14 and some fun coverage of the Lyndhurst Ice Fishing Derby on page 16.

The Mural February 2021 Issue
The Mural February 2021 Issue

The Mural February 2021 Issue. You will find a quick update on Rideau Lakes Business Network on page 2 along with my Living in Leeds column on page 4 and some helpful finance tips on page 10. An article on area businesses that continue to adapt during the pandemic on page 10 and a small article about the new little library on Old Briar Hill Road on page 14. I talk about all the great things Elgin Thrift Shop is involved in and I include some fun family day suggestions on page 15.

The Mural December 2020 Issue
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

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

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
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
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.