Goodbye Laundry, Hello Dry Cleaning Delivery

September 29, 2014 12:32 pm

The last day of summer has flown by and cold sleepy days are ahead of us. You don’t need to be convinced that soon it will be too cold to leave the house and that piles of clothes won’t be disappearing. But there is a new dry cleaning delivery service […]

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GCTC’s 40 seasons strong and just getting stronger…

September 26, 2014 7:15 pm
Manon St-Jules, Peter James Haworth on dock - photo by GCTC Andrew Alexander

photo credit: GCTC/Andrew Alexander As  the GCTC celebrates its 40th season, it once again proves it is on the cutting edge of thought-provoking, hard-hitting, fantastic Canadian theatre.  The GCTC chose a whopper of a play to open its 2014-2015 season, The Boy in the Moon, by Emil Sher. Based on […]

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A novel fundraiser – your morning coffee helps feed kids

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At Savvy Company, we are all about wine, artisan cheese & craft beer AND we get involved in our community.  When the team at Ottawa School Breakfast Program invited us to be one of the sponsors for their new coffee program…it was easy to say ‘sign us up!’ The Community Breakfast Blend coffee is locally roasted, […]

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Levi Hart: Ottawa’s Country Star

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Levi Hart

The Canadian country music scene is a hub for undiscovered talent. Case in point brings us to this week’s musical feature, Levi Hart. Native to Ottawa, Hart is a gem that has yet to be fully appreciated. Which is strange considering he has opened the stage for Kid Rock and […]

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Making Memories Last: The Memory Clinic of Outaouais

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The Memory Clinic of Outaouais, in Gatineau, Quebec, is open and ready to help the community. Specializing in research on neurological disorders, the Memory Clinic strives to ensure its patients receive the best possible care. Dr. Richard Bergeron (M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC) is the owner and principal investigator. He assists patients […]

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Gorilla Doctors: A Brief History

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9.  Part One: A Brief History The Virunga Massif, in Africa, is the home to approximately 880 mountain […]

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Documentary Screening: Walking the Camino

September 24, 2014 10:00 am

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, the extraordinary award-winning documentary by director and producer Lydia B. Smith, is here at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre and ByTowne Cinema for a limited run. This cinematic masterpiece captures the trials and tribulations of a group of modern pilgrims who challenge themselves to trek […]

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You Belong Here: Carlingwood YMCA

September 23, 2014 12:41 pm

Now that fall is officially here, the days of frisbee in a wide-open field or stepping up to the plate for a game of baseball are gone. With the brisk air setting in, families can look to the newest YMCA at Carlingwood Mall for indoor family fun. The YMCA offers […]

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Living Well Cancer Care and Prevention Show Recap

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Sept13_Cancer_OICC-3093_healing-1_Dwayne Brown

The first annual Living Well Cancer Care and Prevention Show hosted by the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre this past Sunday, September 21, can only be described as a complete success. The show, which took place at Ottawa’s RA Centre on Riverside Drive, brought together the most insightful voices in the health […]

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Must Visit: West End Well

September 19, 2014 12:23 pm

What do you get when you combine a co-operatively run grocery, café, meeting space and some of the friendliest personalities in Ottawa? The answer is West End Well Co-op in Hintonburg. The Well is a centre for the community to come together and share food and drink, connect with the […]

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Nuit Blanche Takes Over Ottawa and Gatineau

September 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Get ready to sleep all day so you can be up all night—The third annual Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau is this Saturday, September 20, from 6:20 p.m. to September 21 at 4:21 a.m. This one night a year event celebrates local art and culture at its finest. Nuit Blanche aims to […]

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Harvest Noir 2014: Make Magic

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The countdown is on to wear your best dark frock for Harvest Noir and take part in the annual pop-up Ottawa event. Here is just a little video of what you can expect: Harvest Noir 2014: Make Magic I will be judging the fashion show and there will be lots […]

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Get Cooking, Ottawa!

September 15, 2014 12:37 pm

Whether you live alone or with a large family, life never seems to stop. Between yoga, work and soccer practice, it is no wonder planning out meals and cooking at home has taken a back seat. Moulinex wants to change that! It is introducing the Get Cooking Challenge to help […]

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Let Opera Lyra’s Tosca Take you Away

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Photo courtesy of Marc Fowler. There is nothing quite grander than hearing beautiful voices singing about love, betrayal and politics. There is one chance left to catch Opera Lyra’s production of Puccini’s Tosca and you shouldn’t miss it:  Saturday night.  The singing, set, costumes and music will instantaneously transport you […]

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The ABCs of Teaching Democracy

September 10, 2014 2:12 pm

In an effort to connect Canadians with democratic values and traditions, Canada’s fourth annual Democracy Week will be this September 15-21. To celebrate Democracy Week, Elections Canada and their partners are holding or participating in several activities and events across Canada. One of these activities is a panel discussion called […]

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The Strumbellas at Ottawa Folk Festival

September 9, 2014 9:30 am
The Strumbellas photo credit Heather Pollock hi res

Photo credit: Heather Pollock.  Get ready—the Ottawa Folk Festival is quickly approaching! From September 10–14, Hogs Back Park will be transformed into a folk music mecca! Catch performances from some incredible folk artists and world-renowned stars, including Foster the People, Lorde and Joss Stone! Our top pick we will definitely be […]

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An Eye for a Picture

September 5, 2014 9:30 am
Irena Sherstyuk

Even if you have a good eye for images and detail you can still make some basic mistakes once you try to put things down on paper. If you are learning to draw or paint and teaching yourself, perhaps with the aid of the Internet you may find it difficult […]

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