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JANICE WELLS: Family portraits and ensuing wardrobe therapy
BRUCE MACTAVISH: More great birding in October
JOAN SULLIVAN: Michael Crummey embeds his passion for the landscape in his latest novel
Sydney-raised Dave Sampson has his 'Ways' with writing songs
Why Caley dances: Instagram campaign raises awareness, money for mental health
Strait area theatre company debuts play about local tourism
Organizers not expecting much sleep during annual Celtic Colours festival
"There will be no sleep." Celtic Colours International Festival executive director Mike MacSween laughs as he states the mantra festival staff and volunteers will be living by over the next nine days but there is some truth to be found ...
Jimmy Rankin heads home, enlists East Coast musical royalty for newest record
If Jimmy Rankin was hoping to achieve a down-home sound to his latest record, 2018’s homecoming-themed Moving East, he certainly scored big when it came to the recording locale. After eight years living in Nashville, Rankin made the decision ...
Country singer ready to air her latest hit on Truro radio
It was almost by accident Danielle Todd discovered country music. Her father lay bedbound with a broken back, when he switched from classic rock to country, the tunes of Shania Twain and Patsy Cline filling their home. Now living in Nashville, ...
Chieftains bring Celtic all-star team to Halifax, Celtic Colours
The Chieftains are Celtic music’s equivalent of an all-star team. The beloved core of founder Paddy Moloney, singer and bohdran player Kevin Conneff (a member since 1976) and flutist Matt Molloy — now celebrating his 40th year in ...
'I HIDE NUTS': Wildlife photographer explains how cute squirrel pics are captured
An unlikely friendship that led to some spectacularly adorable photographs. Geert Weggen , a Swedish nature photographer, spent the better part of six years befriending animals such as squirrels in a bid to capture one-of-a-kind shots. The ...
Fear is a given, says Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, but go forward anyway
Gilbert will share a stage with Anne Berube and Nancy Regan as the keynote speaker at Soul Tribe Live this weekend in Halifax. ...
Hear all about it: Longtime town crier Lloyd Smith calls Windsor home
OYEZ! OYEZ! Lloyd Smith, the longest-serving appointed town crier in Canada, has been representing towns and villages in the Annapolis Valley, as well Nova Scotia and Canada, for more than four decades. Smith began his career as an ...
Dartmouth tea sommelier Mel Hattie pours a cup and shares her journey
For Dartmouth’s Mel Hattie, tea is more a hot drink on a cold day, or a chilled drink on a warm day. Tea is an experience. “The idea of tea is the idea of self-care, and taking a moment for reflection, which as a writer and an ...
THE MOM SCENE: Confessions of a Catechist
If you had told me three weeks ago that I’d be a Catechist — a Catholic Sunday school teacher — I would have never believed you. Two years ago, right here on this page, I wrote about how I “can’t pretend to ...
GABBY PEYTON: Waterwest Kitchen and Meats hopes to breathe new culinary life into west-end St. John’s
The flashbacks started the minute our server began talking about the soup du jour. The dark skies. The torrential rain. The beer. A few months ago, I was in Quebec City spending a rainy afternoon at a craft brewery when our server told us she was ...