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October 2012 Archives

Leamington's Bank Theatre is open for business.

A former bank building in Leamington has been renovated and remodelled into a theatre and the doors open this weekend. Dale Butler is one of the people who helped create the theatre.
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Windsor's Danielle Wade takes a shot at the role of Dorothy.

Next week Windsor's Danielle Wade will know if she'll be Dorothy in the Andrew Lloyd Weber production of The Wizard of Oz.

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An interview with Yejide Kilanko, author of "Daughters who Walk This Path".

Bookfest author Yejidi Kilanko talks about her book "Daughters Who Walk This Path".
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Mayor Francis talks Police Accountability

It's been a year since Project Accountability was brought in to increase accountability within the Windsor Police Service. Has it been successful in raising the bar for Windsor Police? We'll talk to the Mayor and Chair of the police services board Eddie Francis for his take.

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WIFF 2012 Rundown

Vincent Georgie is with the Windsor International Film Festival.
It runs from November 7 thru the 11th.

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A new book by Marty Gervais takes a look at some of the more mysterious lore of Windsor and Essex County.

Marty Gervais' new book, Ghost Road, takes a look at some of the more obscure history of Windsor and Essex county.
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Dick Wagner is a true musical legend. We'll talk about his new book and days with Alice Cooper.

Guitarist, songwriter, producer and arranger Dick Wagner is in Windsor tonight for a book signing - his book titled Not Only Women Bleed. Dick will also be playing tonight an acoustic set following that book signing.
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Eric Paetkau, one of the candidates for the position of musical Director for the symphony.

Eric Paetkau is currently the director and founder of Toronto's "Group of 27" Chamber Orchestra and the Resident conductor of Quebec City's Les Violon's Du Roy.
He is also one of the candidates for the position of Musical Director of the Windsor Symphony.
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The final weekend of Drag 3 starts tomorrow night at Korda Zone Theatre.

Our reviewer Mark Lefebvre tells us if we should see Drag 3... or if it's a drag to see.
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Growing up gay in Windsor - not today but back when it wasn't so acceptable. The stories of those who lived thru it come to the stage.

The true stories of men and women - now senior citizens - who grew up gay in Windsor are on stage at the Capital Theatre.
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A Windsor man's role in the Iranian Crisis. The truth behind of the movie Argo.

Whatever Hollywood movie Argo says about the Iranian hostage crisis, here's the true story about the Windsor man who did all the work that ambassador Ken Taylor got the credit for.
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Cellist Shauna Rolston performs with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

An interview with Cellist Shauna Rolston. She'll be performing with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
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The latest "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book has a story by a local author.

The newest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series has a story by local author Darlene Gudrie Butts.
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Our book panel review one of the Giller nominees - "Inside" by Alix Ohlin.

The nominees for this year's Giller Prize were announced. Our book panel reviews Giller nominee "Inside" by Alix Ohlin.
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Need a prescription re-filled...don't go to your doctor, go to your pharmacist.

We'll talk with Dennis Darby of the Ontario Pharmacists Association.
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Chatham-Kent plans to commemorate 200th anniversary of Chief Tecumseh's death.

Chief Tecumseh's death in the Battle of the Thames was 200 years ago next year. His death will be commerated by special events in Chatham Kent.
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"Cooking with Giovanni Caboto"

A locally produced cookbook of authentic recipes from the twenty regions of Italy.
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Butternut Squash Pie Recipe

by Anne MacDonald


Simply steam or bake butternut or buttercup squash, scoop out the flesh and puree or mash it. Any leftover can be frozen for use as a vegetable or for another batch of this delicious pie.

1 ½ cups (375 mL) pureed squash
¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
3 eggs
1 ½ cups (375 mL) homogenized (3%) milk
2 tbsps (30 mL) melted butter
One unbaked 9" (23 cm) pie shell

In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and eggs till thoroughly combined. Whisk in milk and melted butter. Pour into the unbaked pie shell.

Bake in a preheated 350'F( 180'C) oven until centre is set, about 35 - 40 minutes.

Serve at room temperature with lightly sweetened whipped cream. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Serves 6

MP Brian Masse on the border guard questionaire.

Brian Masse - MP for Windsor West, questions the appropriateness of the CBSA questionaire for border guards.
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Our dinner party winners meal!


Contest winners
Contest winners Brian and Brenda Popp with Rita and Nav from Atmosphere Fine Foods. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Contest winners
The Popp's lucky guests Marc and Terri Marier, and Tom and Mary Lou O'Brien. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Contest winners
Nav prepares the barbequed steak. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Contest winners
Drunken shrimp is also on the menu. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Contest winners
Marc and Terri Marier enjoy a beautiful table of sliced meats. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Contest winners
For dessert, Frozen Mohitos. (Photo courtesy Brian Popp)

Here's how dinner went.
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