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Month: March 2010


MAPLEFEST 2010 What: The CUMBERLAND LIONS CLUB is celebrating the 41st anniversary of MapleFest. Pancakes, Sausages, Maple Syrup, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee, and all the Pancakes you can eat! Maple Syrup products on sale by the Cumberland Scouts A Bake sale by the three village churches is being held across the street from Maple Hall […]

The Acorn get ghostly on new album

Good news, everyone! Ottawa’s favourite band named after the nut of the common oak, The Acorn, has announced plans to release a new record this summer. No Ghost, the follow-up to 2007’s Glory Hope Mountain, is scheduled to hit the shelves of your friendly independent music retailer on June 1st. From the folks at Paper […]

URBANA epic party!

What better way to kick off a long weekend than with an epic party, one where all the proceeds will go to a good cause? Dharma Developments has, for the sixth year in a row, organized URBANA, a massive fundraiser where all the money raised will go to the Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau. And this […]

Weekly News Review: Arts Funding, Parkdale overpass, Fat Cats & 3D TVs

Good new, bad news in the Ottawa arts world. While the Great Canadian Theatre Canadian (GCTC) was able to secure a $175,000 grant from the City to ensure its future short to medium-term future, the National Gallery of Canada is laying off 18 people and eliminating a total of 27 positions as part of a […]

Interview with Kelly Brisson, modern-day Julia Child

Post by Dominic Maggiolo, Ottawa food philosopher and blogger on vegetarian food and culture. With his series of exposés on women food entrepreneurs, chefs, bakers and more, he hopes to showcase the wonderful talent here in Ottawa and in the area. Check out other posts in this series or some of Dominic’s other writings on […]

Dirty Laundry: Ask outs, make outs and Nadine's no.1 back door rule!

A professional sexual health educator with an alarming lack of tact, Nadine Thornhill is used to airing out other people’s unmentionables. Her sex column, Dirty Laundry, runs the last Friday of each month on Apt613. To ask your questions, or to say hello to Nadine, contact her at For the full smorgasboard of Nadine’s […]

Weekend round up

It’s been a busy week here on the blog – we’ve been posting like mad and had some great meetings with contributors. So while some of us here might just want to kick back, eat sushi and play Perudo, for those of you hankering to go out on the town, there’s plenty to do this […]

Wind Mobile Launches in Ottawa… Maybe?

For those who were waiting for a bit more competition in the cell phone industry, your wait may be over. Rumour has it that after a delay due to network issues, Wind Mobile, the no-contract alternative to Bell, Rogers, etc., will have phones available in Ottawa as early as next week. The Wind Mobile kiosk […]

Who likes to rock the party? The Pelts like to rock the party!

It’s a big musical night on Thursday…For those who are feeling nostalgic, there’s Thrush Hermit. For those that are in a party mood, head on over to the Black Sheep Inn to check out Glenn Nuotio, The Pelts and Brasstronaut. I got to chat with the boys from The Pelts about Promdemonium, the folks they’ll […]

Canadian Cult Review: Canadian Films Don't Suck! Honest!

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] I hate to admit it, but for me the words “English Canadian cinema” conjures up visions of Paul Gross in a shmaltzy history flic or else Joshua Jackson looking moody on a motorcycle. While many of my friends jump all over Made-in-Canada produce, booze or fashion, the buy local movement has yet […]

Get paid for blogging! Artengine residency for an emerging critic or cultural journalist

It’s the dream of every dilettante journalist with their own web log and a GRE vocabulary: getting paid for blogging. Artengine, an Ottawa-based non-profit artist-run center that fosters creative expression with technology, is partnering with Toronto’s Vague Terrain to make this dream come true for one local writer. Together, the two organizations will be providing […]

Big News Week for Beau’s Brewery – Oh Yeah!

Apartment613 has a long history with beer…in many ways, we actually credit beer with this blog’s creation. We’re also huge fans of Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill – we had a great time at their Oktoberfest party and we broke the news last summer when they released their IPA. It seems that things are only […]

Weekend round up

So, we say it incessantly, but only because it’s true: Ottawa has a ton of hidden secrets. We recently uncovered the Blackbox Concert Series, a set of shows held down at the Irving Greenberg Theatre’s blackbox studio. On Saturday, the series will feature Evening Hymns, along with Ottawa’s beloved son, Giant Hand. Another great secret? […]

Nom Nom (Some of) Ottawa's Foodie Bloggers!

Ottawa might not be known as a foodie capital, but there is no doubt that there is something of a food culture living below the surface of our city. A world-class culinary school and top-notch restaurants certainly help, but the lifeblood of any foodie community (and we hope any community really) is its bloggers – […]