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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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On the heels of our recent tribute to Patricia Hamilton, the actress who played Rachel Lynde in both Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, we’d thought we’d update you on her recent theatrical work alongside some of Canada’s most familiar female faces.

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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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