Layne Longfellow will perform a unique adaptation of the poetry of his ancestor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, at the West Hants Historical Society in Windsor on Sunday, July 31. Layne is a member of the international speakers’ hall of fame, author of a children’s book called Imaginary Menagerie, Visual Feast, a book of visual puns, and several lecture theatre audios and videos. Mr. Longfellow’s great-great-grandfather, Michael, was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s cousin. An American poet of the 1800s, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best known to Nova Scotians as the writer of the poem Evangeline. He was an internationally respected scholar and professor. All proceeds of the evening support the West Hants Historical Society and Haliburton House Museum, hosts of the event which begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at the West Hants Historical Society, 281 King St., Windsor. Tickets are available at the West Hants Historical Society, $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information please call 902-798-6951 or 902-798-2659. Haliburton House Museum is part of the Nova Scotia Museum family of provincial museums, and celebrates the life and work of Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a politician and internationally known Nova Scotian writer of the early 1800s. The museum is open daily until Oct. 15.
A 42-year-old man who worked as a building superintendent in Toronto has been charged in the alleged sexual assaults of two children.Investigators allege the man was working at 12 Rockford Rd. when he assaulted a young girl over the course of four years on multiple occasions.Barry Strangways is facing four charges in connection with those allegations, including sexual assault and sexual interference.Police say the same man is accused of befriending a boy in 2013 and spending a significant amount of time with him from the time he was 11 until he was 14.It’s alleged he sexually assaulted the boy on several occasions and has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and indecent exposure to a person under 16 years.Strangways is scheduled to appear in court Monday.Police say Strangways has been employed as a building superintendent at several residential addresses in Toronto including 4750 Jane Street (2003–2008), 2911 Bayview Avenue (2008–2012), 12 Rockford Road (2012–present).Anyone with information that could help police with this investigations is asked to call 416-808-2922.