Bringing joy one phone call at a time

By Darren Lum An easy smile washes over Bill Gliddon’s face as he sits on his porch talking about the musical interludes he offers over the phone to residents at long-term care facilities in Haliburton.…

Highlands Summer Festival season cancelled

One of Haliburton County's most popular summer attractions the Highlands Summer Festival announced on Monday it had to cancel its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the opening day isn't until June 29…

Connecting with community during a time of social…

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Arts Council reflects on year eyes future

By Darren Lum The prevailing theme of the Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands at this year’s annual general meeting was all about taking steps forward and inspiring others. They discussed the continued success of events…

Rural Rogues on the Road

By Kate Butler Published Nov. 26 2019 It’s been said that theatre is a team sport. Everyone on the team has a role to play from the director to the actors and the stage crew…

The Sound of Music to return to Summer…

By Echo staff This year’s Highlands Summer Festival will kick off with an incredibly popular offering: The Sound of Music. The beloved musical set in Austria during the Second World War will once again be…

Aiming for a new performing arts centre

By Sue Tiffin In honour of a recent birthday Daniel Manley hosted a fundraiser for the Haliburton Highlands Arts Centre Foundation on his social media page and quickly raised $1000 toward the new organization which…