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  • 'Ghost of the Southern Cross'

    The most recent offering, Nellie P. Strowbridge's "Ghost of the Southern Cross," is a work of creative non-fiction inspired by true events. "I ...

  • 'Doctor ...' — a case of mistaken identity

    A family friend from halfway across the Island had been admitted to the Grace General Hospital in St. John’s. Because I worked in the capital ...

  • The day we toppled into Gilbert's Bay

    During those years, he and I contacted each other countless times through phone calls and letters. But we didn't meet in person until the summer ...

  • Mr. Gale had a sense of humour

    First things first: as a child, I didn't realize schoolteachers had first names. My parents taught me to call them "Mr." or "Miss." Old habits ...

  • 'Santa Almost Missed Our Town'

    "Lyrics are not classified as a song until there is music and vocals added," Tom says. After he commits the words to print, "David takes it from ...

  • COLUMN: Revival of an urban legend

    According to the account, Memorial University's Queen Elizabeth II Library has fallen heir to a common urban legend. The building is slipping ...

  • Backyard bullies

    "Once a man, twice a child." It's been a while since I read a children's book, a tradition I recently broke when I read a book about a grave ...

  • Parks powering area economy

    It's a Saturday afternoon in late August and the main entrance to Drover's Store in Whiteway is a virtual revolving door. People are standing in ...

  • Wishing upon a star

    BURTON K. JANESWhen five-year-old Nick Wall of Brigus placed his pre-Christmas order for a guitar, little did he know that before August was out ...

  • North to adventure

    BURTON K. JANES After three-and-a-half weeks of retrofitting at Jackson's Boatyard in Whiteway, the Ocean Alliance was scheduled to set course ...