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A grainy still from an old movie shows Aunt Ellen behind the counter of Havakeen Lunch.

Family history found

Interlake’s ‘Havakeen Lunch’ lives on in film

Have you ever had the chance to reach behind and grab on to the past? No, I am not talking about fumbling into the back seat to find an old Manitoba Co-operator. I do mean finding unexpected history, and enjoying it. Several years ago, younger brother Tim mused about an old National Film Board movie,

The St. Malo museum closed it's doors forever this spring, after the making of the film.  The collections will be dispersed back to donors this month.

‘The End of Our Memories’ shows the challenges of small-town museums

Gimli-based filmmakers Andy Blicq’s and Huw Eirung’s half-hour documentary interviews 
volunteer proprietors of small-town museums about their struggles and successes

A new film depicting the plight of small-town museums is a cautionary tale of what rural communities will lose if they’re closed, say museum advocates. These aren’t merely collections of curios, tools, books and other things donated by local pioneer families, says Monique Brandt, executive director of the Association of Manitoba Museums. They’re tangible connections


Aaron Zeghers grew up on the farm at Holland but his interest in photography, filmmaking and music took him elsewhere.

‘Holland, Man.’ documentary follows a Manitoba family’s transition

Winnipeg filmmaker Aaron Zeghers spent two years creating a film 
about the last two years of his family’s farm at Holland

After touring North America, a Winnipeg filmmaker is bringing the story of the last years of his family’s farm near Holland, Man. back to his hometown. The documentary film, called “Holland, Man.” will debut in Aaron Zeghers’ hometown May 12. Zeghers spent two years interviewing his father and other family members while producing the film. “It’s obviously

Discoloured counters? Paint on denim?

Hello Reena, I would like to thank you for all your work in helping us live green! I have read a tip on getting rid of ladybugs. Where I live everyone encourages them in their gardens to eat aphids. I have always known ladybugs to be beneficial insects. What do you think? — Rose Dear

The Jacksons – for Sep. 29, 2011

Andrew Jackson shuffled sleepily into the kitchen and wandered over to the counter where he picked up the coffee pot and poured himself a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. Opening the fridge, he reached in and pulled out the cow-shaped creamer, from which he poured a generous dollop into his cup, added a heaping


Editor’s Note – for Apr. 9, 2009

HAPPY EASTER FROM COUNTRY CROSSROADS If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3H 0H1,phone 1-800-782-0794,fax 204-944-5562,e-mail [email protected]’d love to hear from you. Please remember we can no longer return material, articles, poems or

Editor’s Note – for Feb. 26, 2009

WELCOME TO COUNTRY CROSSROADS If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3H 0H1,phone 1-800-782-0794,fax 204-944-5562,e-mail [email protected]’d love to hear from you. Please remember we can no longer return material, articles, poems or pictures.

EDITOR’S NOTE – for Feb. 12, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day from Country Crossroads If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3H 0H1,phone 1-800-782-0794,fax 204-944-5562,e-mail [email protected]’d love to hear from you. Please remember we can no longer return material, articles, poems


EDITOR’S NOTE – for Feb. 5, 2009

Welcome to Country Crossroads If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3H 0H1,phone 1-800-782-0794,fax 204-944-5562,e-mail [email protected]’d love to hear from you. Please remember we can no longer return material, articles, poems or pictures.