At 9am we met up with the incredible Helena – President of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts / General Manager of the Huntsville Business Improvement Association / Set Designer for The Tale of a Town – Huntsville (she doesn’t know that part yet… we are just letting it happen bit by bit… ). Helena traced the letters onto the window, I filled them in, and Charles time lapsed the whole thing. Check out this link to see how fast it all happened….
Later that morning Chris from What’s Up! Muskoka met up with us for an interview and we let him in on some top secret show plans for Nuit Blanche North. Then we took a walk with Gus from Hilltop Signs and were amazed by his craftsmanship and all he knew about all the businesses on Main Street whose signs he had created – and there were many… Actually, Gus calls the Main Street of Huntsville his showroom!
Here’s a pic of him in front of the very first sign he made on Main Street, years ago… Next, I went to take in some music at the Trinity Church played by our next interviewee Doug Banwell whose band was performing as part of the music at noon series. I was pleased to take a moment of down time in this acoustically astonishing atmosphere. When we interviewed Doug, we found out just how close of a friend he was to the late David Kaye – the final owner of the infamous Empire Hotel.
Apparently Joni Mitchell wrote this song about the place:
Then our storymobile battery died. A few hours later, it was fixed because of a super nice man from an autoshop who drove here from Bracebridge and fixed it. He wouldn’t take a penny. Not even an ice cream!
And so – we leave you today with that.