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  • Writer's pictureBethann Garramon Merkle

Drawn to Quebec: an illustrated newspaper column

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1. “Just a quick note to tell Bethann [Merkle] that I really love the artwork [in the new Drawn to Quebec column]. What a wonderful idea to boost a real good article and make it excellent.” -Lise Lafond

2. “I simply wanted to say that I find Bethann Merkle’s articles on our animal kingdom most enjoyable. Her illustrations are wonderful – ducklings, birds, fish, etc. We are so lucky to have this talent here in our community.” – Isabel Sullivan Barry

3. “Thank you, Bethann Merkle, for your article “Something fishy” in the August 13, 2014, edition. We need to be reminded how fragile our oceans and the fish therein are. It is helpful to know what kind of fish to eat in order to help preserve some of the inhabitants of the sea. The estimate that in 35 years there may not be any more commercial fishing is a wakeup call.” -Mary Jean Martin”

ARTICLES IN THE ON-GOING COLUMN Click images to view full articles.     See behind-the-scenes at

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St. Matthew’s bells


Birds in plain sight

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Sketching en plein air

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Fire and earth

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Fruits of summer

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The buzz about bees

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Something fishy

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Back to school, not back inside

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Billy goats not-so-gruff


Have the ladybugs flown away?

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Squirrelly notions

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A colourful season ahead

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A whale of an estuary

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Sketching what’s around you

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From Nouvelle-France to La Rochelle

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From vineyard to Santé!

ARTICLE LIST – click links to view articles

  1. St. Matthew’s Bells, July 2 (pg 4)

  2. Birds in plain sight, July 9 (pg 4)

  3. Sketching en plein air, July 16 (pg 2)

  4. Fire and earth, July 23 (pg 2)

  5. Fruits of Summer, July 30 (pg 5) 

  6. The Buzz about Bees, Aug. 6 (pg 4)

  7. Something fishy, Aug. 13 (pg 6) 

  8. Back to school, not back inside

  9. Citadel mascots: Billy goats not-so-gruff

  10. Have the ladybugs flown away? Sept. 3 (pg 7)

  11. Squirrelly Notions, Sept. 10 (pg 11)

  12. A colourful season ahead, Sept. 17 (pg 5)

  13. A whale of an estuary, Oct 8 (pg 5)

  14. Sketching the world around you, Oct 29 (pg 5)

  15. From Nouvelle-France to La Rochelle, November 26, 2014 (pg 4)

  16. From vineyard to Santé! December 17 (pg 5)

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