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In Need of a Dress/Formal Wear

Princess Project of Elgin & Surrounding Area are now taking appointments. Appointments are taking place at the Aylmer Optimist’s Clubhouse on Queen Street in Aylmer. Event: “Pretties for You” Dates: April 25, 27,28 and 29 Time: 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm appointments will be 45 minutes per person. Location: Optimist of Aylmer Clubhouse, 30 Queen [...]

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2010 Year Update. Thank you St. Thomas and Elgin County

As Executive Director, it is my pleasure to report on the many accomplishments of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre in 2010. Guided by our five-year strategic plan, the Art Centre’s talented staff and dedicated Board worked towards realizing our vision of creating life-long engagements between people and art.  The four goals of Art Centre [...]

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Just a little information about Us!

About Us! The mission of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is to encourage and promote an appreciation for the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County through a variety of exhibitions and educational programs and through the preservation of a permanent collection.  The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is dedicate to presenting a [...]

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Studio Tour Artists! Free Community Event! May 28 and 29, 2011 11-5pm

Drop by the Art Centre, 301 Talbot Street to pick up your studio Tour brochure.  Brochures will be release April 21, 2011!  If you would prefer to have one mailed out to you, just contact the art center and we will be happy to send you one. Annette Martin St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 301 [...]

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Cat Found, At Risk

I found this scared little cat Tues, April 5, 2011;  last seen outside  going towards Hughes St. in St. Thomas (not far from Arthur Voaden School). If you know where this cat lives or if this is your cat, please contact Chris at 5 1 9 – 6 3 3 – 5 4 2 0 These non-breakaway collars [...]

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White Doves on your Wedding Day By Under The Umbrella

                   WHITE DOVES ON YOUR WEDDING DAY                      White doves on your wedding day symbolize love, peace and new beginnings. They also bring fidelity, prosperity and good luck. It is said that if doves are seen on your special day, a happy home is assured. Because white doves choose one mate for life, including them [...]

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What to do if your pet goes missing and how to prevent it…

Spring is in the air! Warmer weather, flowers blossoming and pets wandering off. Happens to anyone, no matter how responsible you are sometimes the urges of our beloved companions are just to strong! It doesn’t have to a lost cause though, there are some steps you can take now to prevent it and in the event of it recover your pet quicker and safely! “An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure”: #1. Have your pet spayed or… (more...)

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Stained Glass Kids Work Shop’s are back

Due to popular demand, I am bringing back the Stained Glass work shops for KIDS. I have the following dates and times available for April.  Friday April 8th @ 2 pm, Saturday April 9th 11 am and 2pm, Sunday Arpil 10th 11am, Saturday April 16th @ 11 am and 2pm and Sunday April 17th @ 11am. [...]

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April’s SPECIAL from Under The Umbrella

 Well here we are a new month and time for another Special from Under The Umbreall.  For the entire month of  April,  I have a great deal on Stained Glass Classes. Buy one reg. class for $150.00 and get a second one for $75.00. This would be a great present  for someone special or a [...]

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Meet Bear

Bear is a lab mix, about 3 years old. His ears are up sometimes and then down, sort of like radar. Bear’s owner abandoned Bear on a country road near Dalewood on a cold night. This was so upsetting when we were told about this, that the now-Mayor Jackson Chapman and Alderman Warden were out [...]

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All Good Things Must Come to an End….

and new good ideas start. Hello everyone, once again I have been MIA/AWOL from the blog. Again with very good reason. Our double event has come and gone, and I feel myself having the postwedding blues, I just don’t know what to do with myself ( I am fibbing!). Our daytime event March into Spring [...]

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Arnold McBay FOLLOW Exhibiton runs until May 7, 2011

The st. Thomas-Elgin Public art Centre is pleased to present the artwork of Arnold McBay.  McBay is a mixed-media artist working in Drawing, sculpture and installation.  He teaches studio courses at brock University and has led art workshops in public art galleries and high schools across Ontario.  Much of his work has focused on an [...]

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The Ultimate Diet cake

I wanted to share with you a cake i did last week, for a regular customer of mine. She likes to give me a lot of great challenges and she knows i am not your typical cake decorator. If it’s boring, it’s not really my thing. It was her husbands birthday and she thought it [...]

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Of Easter and Rabbits

What You Need To Know Before Bringing Your Rabbit Home Cute and cuddly rabbits always bring a magical charm to the Easter Season. Who can resist those big floppy ears, sad eyes and long whiskers? They are cuddly, soft playful and Quiet. There is a downside though (always is isn’t there?). They chew they poop, they eat and they shed. I don’t write this to discourage you, but before you hop in to the love of lagomorphs, there are a… (more...)

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WEEKEND DEAL FROM UNDER THE UMBRELLA

 As many of you know, Under The Umbrella is about Stained Glass  and Everyday Style products. We are also known for our Bird and Rabbit breeding program. We have several different types of small birds including Zebra finches, White ring Neck Doves, asst. Qauil and Love Birds to mention a few. This weekend’s deal is your [...]

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MEET SURITA

Surita is about 18 months old. She was abandoned at the St. Thomas City Pound. Surita is an exceptionally beautiful dog, an interesting breed mix of Airedale Terrier and Shepherd. She is excellent with other dogs, enjoys older children, is housetrained and crate trained. Surita is a very active dog, so she needs a home [...]

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Introducing a new blogger

His name is Denis Gauthier and is will soon be famous. He is a singer and has just released his first EP. I fully believe that we will be hearing him on the radio in the very near future. His website is http://www.denigauthier.com and it has the video for his …

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Meet the new blog same as the old blog.

It has been nearly a year since the birth of The St. Thomas Blog. In that time we have made a lot of new and wonderful friends, over 1400 friends on Facebook alone and learned a lot about the city we live in. It has personally given me opportunities to …

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A Clean City Is A Beautiful City

We all look forward to the spring thaw. Particularly this year, when our winter season seemed to start all too early and has dragged on weeks longer than anyone certainly hoped for. However, our shrinking snow banks and the anticipation of warmer weather bring with them the sad reality that …

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