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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

From left are Mary Kenedi (piano), Susan Naccache (cello), Jesse Dietschi (bass), Sheila Smyth (viola) and Valerie Sylvester (violin). They performed Schubet’s The Trout during Wednesday’s Midday Music With Shigeru at Highway Pentecostal Church in Barrie. Held the first Wednesday of every month at noon, the series of concerts are co-sponsored by the Barrie Examiner and Colours of Music. Tickets are $5 (free for students) and available at the door. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

The Trout staged in Barrie

From left are Mary Kenedi (piano), Susan Naccache (cello), Jesse Dietschi (bass), Sheila Smyth (viola) and Valerie Sylvester (violin).

Tara Leslie of the Collingwood Circus Club pours a glass of wine for onlookers Tanya Mullings and Sarah Saville while hanging from a aerial hammock on Thursday. Leslie was performing during a promo event for tonight’s performance where the Collingwood Circus Club has been added as a special guest performance of Spin, which is second in the Women About Town series playing at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts beginning at 7:30 p.m. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Hanging around

Tara Leslie of the Collingwood Circus Club pours a glass of wine for onlookers Tanya Mullings and Sarah Saville while hanging from an aerial hammock on Thursday.

Diane Mackie (MARK WANZEL/PHOTO)

'It's a great Canadian story'

Diane Mackie has difficulty thinking of herself as a writer, even though the results of her first creative endeavour will be staged this weekend in Cookstown.

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