Susan Doolan, Special to Postmedia Network


Andrea Frontzek, left, a co-worker with Camphill Communities day program, spearheaded the Barrie contribution toward ‘One Million Stars to End Violence’, global project destined for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chloe Garner, right, was one of many who helped create around 200 stars. SUSAN DOOLAN/PHOTO

Paper stars carry a message

Around 200 paper stars, handmade in Barrie, are winging their way across continents to become part of an Australian project to end violence worldwide.

SUBMITTED Wing Chow and one of her award-winning students, Aahan Shenai.

Music teacher opens studio in Barrie

Muskoka's loss is Barrie's gain. Wing Chow, an established music teacher in practice for the past 12 years in Bracebridge, has relocated to Barrie area and opened a new studio in the south end called Inspiring Sounds Music Studio.

Norm Foster as Jonas and David Nairn as Barry in Jonas & Barry in the Home. Hilary Gauld Camilleri/Submitted

Famous playwright appearing in new show

A prolific Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, marks his first appearance at the King's Wharf Theatre this month, in a show he wrote. While he does act in his own shows from time to time, this one is special. In fact, Jonas and Barry in the Home could very well be his future, if he were a tad more suave.

Barrie musician Spencer Brian Alexander Clark will release a new album, Love & Self Loathing, on Friday night under the new stage name Astin Clark. SUBMITTED

Barrie musician reinventing himself

A Barrie musician has reinvented himself, changed his stage name, moved into a different genre of music with a new album and is launching it all with a formal red-carpet event in downtown Barrie on Friday night.

Donald Stuart marks 50 years of creative excellence with a retrospective show at the Simcoe County Museum. SUSAN DOOLAN/SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER

Artist celebrates 50 years with retrospective

Donald (Don) Stuart marks 50 years of creative excellence with a retrospective show at the Simcoe County Museum. It will include a variety of work -- 174 pieces in all -- ranging from commission work for individuals and corporations, a mix of jewelry and holloware (anything that isn't jewelry) and Homage, a 40-piece collection of necklaces inspired