Derby Dad

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

We are a week away from the Kentucky Derby and somewhere, in a living room not far away, furniture is being cleared and breakables are being placed safely out of the way because, while the most prestigious horse race in all of North America may run live in Kentucky, the real action will be run […]

We Miss Artie has ties to Belwood’s Grandview Farms, owned by Mike Carroll

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

By Kelly Waterhouse BELWOOD – It’s been 50 years since the now famous Canadian –bred Thoroughbred NORTHERN DANCER earned his place in history as the first Canadian-born horse to win the Kentucky Derby. As the stage is being set for the May 3 running of the 140th anniversary of the prestigious race, another Canadian-raised horse […]

Validation is a funny thing

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

I’ve never been a winner. I don’t have medals, ribbons on the wall or trophies on a shelf. I didn’t get starring roles and I was no prom queen. But this week I know how it feels to win. Sweet. And I owe it all to the Carpenter – and you.

Take my advice

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

Somebody once asked me to describe myself in one word. My response flew out of my mouth before I had a chance to think it through: paradox.

Happy is a life skill

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

After years of watching kid movies and bad mock-umentaries about boy bands, I introduced my teenage daughter to one of my favourite movies from 1989, featuring my boyfriend John Cusack: Say Anything.