Three young girls dressed up as angels.
 on January 2, 2024

In November, Penny Nutbrown of St. John the Evangelist, Port Hope, posted a photo on the church’s Facebook page of three angels in the parish’s presentation of the Christmas Story, a Port Hope tradition for more than 60 years. Just a few days later, Paul Bailey, a local artist known for creating a work of art a day about the town’s people and history, posted his interpretation of the photo on his Facebook page, along with all the details of the performance. ‘I feel that Paul’s paintings are like short stories, with characters and narratives that celebrate the small but important acts that make a place a genuine community,’ says Ms. Nutbrown. ‘The Daily Bailey posted on Facebook is a first stop for many of us in Port Hope as we log into the internet each day.’ Photo by Nikki Cooper and painting by Paul Bailey


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