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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Molly

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Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Molly About: Molly is the second owner of the Village Quire. She lives, works and plays in Westboro. Her daily routine consists of taking her kids to school, biking down to her favourite coffee shop and chatting with other locals before opening her store; it reminds her of the small town she... | Continue reading article

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Art in Fashion 613 hosts night of visual spectacle

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Image by Liz Atmore Vitols from the Art in Fashion 613 web page.Image by Liz Atmore Vitols from the Art in Fashion 613 web page.

Fashion is sometimes dismissed as the most frivolous of the artistic pursuits. But Art in Fashion 613, an event hosted October 17th at Library and Archives, is hoping to change that. The inaugural event is the product of a partnership between Bombshell Revival Designs, an Ottawa-based fashion design venture, and CreativeOttawa.com. Kym Brown, the founder of Bombshell Revival, left a career in corporate law to pursue her vocation as a fashion designer. She formed her business on the premise of empowering women, citing fashion as a way to embrace one’s own... | Continue reading article

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Support Local: Apple Fest meets all your apple needs

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Photo by Kyle Brown in the Apt613 Flickr Pool.Photo by Kyle Brown in the Apt613 Flickr Pool.

If you’re anything like me, you know there’s more to apples than what’s on offer at the typical chain grocer. They come in more varieties than red and green. There are those who pursue the many types of apple, learn to distinguish the variety by its texture and taste, and learn their best pairings, as one would with a bottle of wine. These are the apple connoisseurs. And, while you won’t need to be an apple connoisseur to appreciate Apple Fest, there is no doubt that there will be a... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for October 14th, 2015

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This week on Apt613 Live, Michaella speaks with Kym Brown of Bombshell Revival Designs about the upcoming event (October 17th at Library and Archives Canada) Art in Fashion 613, a fashion show/burlesque performance/night market. Catch Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

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Support Local: Zine rack birthday bash at Pressed

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Photo from the Zine Rack Turns 3! Facebook event page.Photo from the Zine Rack Turns 3! Facebook event page.

One of the events on course for this month of Support Local is the third birthday celebration of the Pressed zine rack! On top of zine readings from special guests and local writers, the zine swap is another of the evening’s festivities to look forward to. Zine enthusiasts are encouraged to dust off old favorites from their collection, or even copies of their own zine, for this social exchange. And what kind of birthday doesn’t have cake? It just so happens that you can expect a special vegan birthday cake... | Continue reading article

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Looking for something nice to write in?

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Adam Wilk is a 28 year old writer, designer, traveller and creator of Northbound Notebooks. Wilk has lived, worked and studied around the world, from Ottawa to Shanghai, and many places in between. Northbound Notebooks found massive success through Indiegogo, exceeding their goal by over $4,000. With 77 backers and growing, it’s clear that everybody wants their hands on a Northbound Notebook. Apt613 spoke with Wilk about the campaign, the inspiration behind these notebooks, and what Wilk is doing to help the Ottawa writing community. Apt613: Congrats on the success... | Continue reading article

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Support Local: The Social Book Exchange is a book club for everyone, with beer

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Alison Larabie Chase blogs about cooking and restaurants at This Dessert Life when she’s not herding cats, working in association communications, or traveling the world.   Walk into Café My House the night of October 18 and you’ll be labeled with one of those “Hello, My Name Is” stickers. Instead of your name, though, they’ll write the name of the book you brought with you on it. Talk about identifying with what you love. It’s all part of the fun at the Social Book Exchange, an occasional event cooked up... | Continue reading article

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OMM takes over Orange Art Gallery tonight!

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When Jessica Vermette and Jenna Hutcheson graduated from university, both chose not to begin immediately pursuing careers in their respective fields. The friends decided to adventure down the creative path and opened their own flower design business, L’Orangerie Pop Up Flower Shop. With a creative small business of their own in its early stages, they began to recognize a need for opportunities for creatives to show and sell their work in this city. From there, they set out on yet another offbeat adventure, to create a space where this could happen –... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa’s vinyl revival: Q&A with Turning Point’s Dan Gamble

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Post by CKCU-FM volunteer Matija Stojanovic. 30 years ago, vinyl began to fade away as it was replaced with cassettes. 20 years ago those cassettes went out of style in favor of CDs, which only a decade ago began to be replaced by digital media. And now in 2015, we’ve come full circle as vinyl has made a resurgence. But what caused this sudden surge in popularity? It may seem odd for our digital generation to adopt such a classic analog medium, but today’s teenagers are overwhelmingly choosing records over... | Continue reading article

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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Lili

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Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Lili About: Lili is an engineer. She doesn’t live in Chinatown, but is here to visit her mom. Hood: Chinatown. I met up with Lili on Somerset Street, a stone’s throw away from the Chinatown Royal Arch. Complaint: It’s hard to find parking in Chinatown. Compliment: Lili loves to have Chinese food here, but... | Continue reading article

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