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FREE download of HESPELER - A sustainable community moving forward booklet

 I am pleased to announce that the booklet Hespeler- A sustainable community moving forward, is available now as a free pdf download. The booklet mentions some of the non-profits doing great work in the community. It also has seven suggestions to move our community in a healthy positive way. Enjoy reading this book and reach out if you want to get involved. Click HERE to download the pdf version of the booklet.

Francis Harold Fleming - Bothwell, Ontario's Forgotten Baritone

Francis Harold Fleming - Bothwell's Forgotten Baritone - Free Sheet Music This is the second in a series of locally obscure and old sheet music.  The first piece was written for Laura Hespeler, Jacob Hespeler’s daughter in 1864.  Lately I have been going through old sheet music again that has some connection locally. I make the sheet music a free download and thus bring musical history alive again. Francois Harold Fleming was born in Bothwell, Ontario, in 1882. He was the first to perform the Carl Majer composition Oh, Do Not Ask! Oh, Do Nor Weep! The music is copyrighted 1885.  It is thought that Francois Harold Fleming began performing the piece in the early 1900s. The front cover of the sheet music states, “Introduced by America’s Armless Baritone”. The photo of Mr. Fleming on the cover confirms this statement. The next mention in the media of Mr. Fleming is of a performance in Windsor, Ontario at the Windsor Theatre on April 16th, 1916. According to the Windsor Star, "T

Hespeler - A Sustainable Community Moving Forward Presentation and Booklet Release April 2nd, 2023

    March 7th, 2023….Author Paul Langan will release his new booklet  Hespeler - A Sustainable Community Moving Forward on Sunday April 2nd, 2023 .  He will give a presentation at the Hespeler Legion, 26 Schofield Street, from 2pm- 3pm . The first 40 people attending get a FREE copy of the booklet. Uncontrolled growth is occurring in our community. Our environmental and heritage legislation has been weakened/eliminated by our provincial government. How can a community not only survive but thrive in this chaos? Paul Langan, states, "This booklet provides ideas on how our community can move forward in a sustainable way. It also discusses some of the positive things currently going on in the community. I invite everyone to come out and hear these suggestions for a healthy future.” It is free to attend but space is limited. You can reserve a seat by emailing:  To contact Paul or to learn more about his 14 previous publications, visit

Canadian author Paul Langan sets release dates for his 9 publications in 2023

Paul Langan 2023 Releases Canadian author Paul Langan has set the release dates for his 9 publications in 2023. His publications are available from Wordsworth Books, Waterloo, Ontario, AMAZON worldwide and from the author locally. January  The History of the Chantones Part 1 The early years 1954- 1957 Monorails in Magazines 1918 - 1917 March The History of the Chantones Part 2 Jack Scott and more success 1958-1961 April Hespeler - A sustainable community moving forward June The History of the Chantones Part 3 The folk years 1962-1976 September The Brothers-In-Law - 1963-1970 From Windsor Ontario October Idylwild - The Forgotten Paradise 1895-1919 November Hespeler's Hidden Secret - The Coombe Home - 1905-1947 December The Three Hotels of Preston, Ontario - The History of the Preston Springs, Kress and Sulphur Springs Hotels.

CBC Afternoon Drive Radio Interview: The Chantones Booklet

 Big thanks to Michael Evans and Allison Devereaux for asking me to do a radio interview on The History of The Chantones 3-part booklet series. I am putting it out in cooperation with Chantone member Jack Grenier. For those that did not get a chance to listen, you can listen to the interview at link below. Part 1 - The early years 1954-57 is on Amazon now. Part 2 - Jack Scott and more success  1958-1961 should be out in March 2023. Part 3 - The folk years - 1962-1976 will be out by September, 2023. The Chantones - The early years 1954-1957

OUT NOW! The History of The Chantones Booklet Part 2 - Jack Scott and more success 1958-1961

Out Now!  Press Release March 13th, 2023.....Windsor, ON........Brentunes Publishing is proud to announce that the second of three booklets on Windsor Ontario’s legendary group The Chantones has been released. The Chantones were a Windsor, Ontario based group that had success as a quartet and trio from 1954-1976. They were well known as backup vocalist to singer Jack Scott on 18 of his charted singles between 1958-1961. The History of The Chantones - Part 2 Jack Scott and more success - 1958-61 looks at the group’s recording with Jack Scott and their own recording and touring accomplishments.. The booklet has been co-authored with original Chantone member Jack Grenier. The 40 page booklet is available in paperback format worldwide from Amazon. Paul Langan, co-author states, “ The passage of time sometimes means important parts of our history are forgotten. I am very proud that the release of these three booklets on Windsor Ontario’s The Chantones will ensure their legacy has been