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Kate Tenenhouse

Features Writer

Storyteller. Dancer. Traveller. Binge-watcher. Tea drinker. Lover of art, culture, media, adventure and chocolate. My work has also been featured on CBC Ottawa, J-Source, Apt613 and more. katetenenhouse.com
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Wallis Giunta: Ottawa’s Opera Star

Wallis Giunta: Ottawa’s Opera Star

Photography by Paul Couvrette, Makeup by Leslie-Anne Barrett and accessories by Leeann Lacroix. It was a pivotal moment in her life, when as a teenager, Wallis Giunta realized the power of opera. “I used to sit in the wings every night after my part was done and watch the finale of the opera,” [...]

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Top 25 People in the Capital 2015

Top 25 People in the Capital 2015

The Top Among Us This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ottawa Life Magazine’s TOP 25 People in the Capital. Over the last decade and a half, OLM has shined the spotlight on some of Ottawa’s newsmakers, leaders, and most interesting people. Our 2015 list touches on the themes of innovation, inspiration [...]

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James Leclaire: The Sing-a-Long Sounds of Storytelling and Sorrow

James Leclaire: The Sing-a-Long Sounds of Storytelling and Sorrow

Album cover by Brett Clarke. James Leclaire’s fourth album, These Weights, combines the soulful storytelling of folk and country music with the anthemic energy of punk, to create a sound he calls ‘dirt country.’ “There is a country twang to it but it’s got an edginess that is a little more [...]

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More than a Winter Wonderland: Lake Placid’s the Place to be this Summer

More than a Winter Wonderland: Lake Placid’s the Place to be this Summer

What kind of traveller are you? Some of us like to lounge by the beach all day while others are constantly seeking an adventure. No matter what kind of summer vacation you are looking for, you can find everything you want and more at Lake Placid. This destination is famous for being ‘America’s first [...]

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Kayla Pongrac: Bringing Local Flavour to Life with Art and Design

Kayla Pongrac: Bringing Local Flavour to Life with Art and Design

Photo credit: Blair Pongrac  When you head to one of Ottawa’s top restaurants, like Ace Mercado on Clarence Street, you go for the experience. It’s not just about the great food, but also the atmosphere, smells and sounds. A lot of thought, planning and passion go into creating that atmosphere and [...]

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The Safe Water Project: Clean Water for the Community

The Safe Water Project: Clean Water for the Community

Above: The Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence All photos courtesy of Keewaytinook Okimakanak The issue of drinking water and boiling water advisories in First Nations communities has been a prominent concern for many years. A report released by the Council of Canadians indicated that as of January [...]

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Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Cliffhanger is Back

Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Cliffhanger is Back

All photos by John Enaje Are you looking for an adventure? A challenge? A thrill? Well, look no further, you can get all three right here in downtown Ottawa on August 20. The YMCA-YWCA is bringing back their Cliffhanger event for a second year. Put your helmet on, strap in and get read to rappel [...]

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Working Together Towards Equality

Working Together Towards Equality

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) comprises working men and women from a variety of fields. From education to health care to social services, OPSEU represents about 130,000 workers across Ontario. One of the many causes OPSEU fights for is gender equality, an important issue for [...]

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A MARVELous Must-See Performance!

A MARVELous Must-See Performance!

All photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment Grab your cape, mask, helmet or hammer and fly on over to the Canadian Tire Centre! Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Capital for six thrilling performances at the CTC from July 31 to August 2. This spectacular and technologically advanced touring production [...]

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Embracing eTextbooks: The Future of Learning

Embracing eTextbooks: The Future of Learning

Photo courtesy of Algonquin College All the resources you need in just a click of a mouse—or a tap of a screen. Algonquin College is transforming education through the use of etextbooks. Imagine having access to all the academic resources you needed for school in just a click of a mouse or [...]

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