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Spotlight on Lantern Hill

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Before Sarah Polley became synonymous with The Story Girl in Kevin Sullivan’s Road to Avonlea series, she portrayed another one of L.M. Montgomery famous characters in Sullivan’s film adaptation of Jane of Lantern Hill. Polley won a Gemini Award for her performance as the young orphan girl, Josephine Turner, in this award-winning movie.

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Famous Farmers in Film

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Though farmers are usually considered the most down to earth people, they have been the subject of some very famous films. I recently stumbled across an article that celebrated National Farmer’s Market Week (Aug. 7 – 13), by highlighting five films about farming, including The Straight Story, starring Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables).

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The First Founders of PEI

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Road to Avonlea is rich in historical detail about the lives of the settlers of Prince Edward Island just after the turn of the 20th century. But, much like the rest of Canada and the United States, the residents of Avonlea were not the initial founders of the land. Here is a short summary of the history of one of the most culturally and physically beautiful islands in the world.

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