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Apartment613 Live for August 8, 2013

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Brewery Market

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Thursday at 5pm on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you missed it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. Karen was alone in the studio this week but she was joined by Taralyn Marshal, the organizer of the Ottawa edition of the Brewery Market. The next event takes place at the Parkdale Market on Sunday, August 25. Here’s what we played on the show this week: A... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo by Lisa Griffiths, courtesy Erik Lind and the Orchard.Photo by Lisa Griffiths, courtesy Erik Lind and the Orchard.

Back to another lovely summer weekend – time to fill up that schedule! Friday night, get all kitted up in your favourite Star Wars themed costume and head to the Museum of Nature for Nature Nocturne – don’t worry about doing your hair, though, because they’ll have Princess Leia stylists on hand. Tonight, Babylon hosts Boombox Diaries, where DJs and musical guests will channel their favourite tunes through the classic portable music device. On Friday night White Ribs and Teenage Kicks bring some punk rock to town, Erik Lind and the... | Continue reading article

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A slice of vegan

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Photo courtesy of Vegan Cuts.Photo courtesy of Vegan Cuts.

Post by Shewit Kalaty Ottawa is home to a thriving and successful online business that encourages a healthy lifestyle: Vegan Cuts, an online vegan business, curates the best vegan options – from food, fashion and accessories, health products and more – to its fast growing customer base. Jill and John, co-founders of this new and successful enterprise have a long practice of being vegan. A few years ago, John, a web developer, and Jill, a former government employee, took a year off work to travel to places around the world that... | Continue reading article

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Launch Some Good: An opportunity to take your idea to the next level

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#SocEntWeekend at HUB Seattle. Photo courtesy of Karen Ducey.#SocEntWeekend at HUB Seattle. Photo courtesy of Karen Ducey.

Have you ever had an idea to better the city or the community, but you didn’t know how to make it happen? Launch Some Good is your chance to take that idea off the back burner and make it tangible. Launch Some Good is a bit of a riff off events that have been taking place around the world. The inspiration came to organizer David Rust-Smith while in Melbourne. There, he participated in Hub Melbourne’s Freshly Hacked event, which seeks to create a social impact startup within a weekend. “It... | Continue reading article

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Breaking: Marysol Foucault closing one of her wonderful restaurants

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Photo from Odile's Facebook page.Photo from Odile's Facebook page.

Marysol Foucault’s cuisine is one of the reasons why committed Ottawans cross the river to Gatineau every weekend for brunch. The food she creates is spectacular and the ambiance she has created at both Chez Edgar and Odile is chic and homey. Sadly for us, but good for Marysol, she announced on Monday that she will be closing Odile  at the end of the month to focus solely on Chez Edgar, and regain a bit of her life back. Below is the letter explaining her decision from Odile’s Facebook page. Dearest... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Renaissance woman Rachel Eugster releases charming children’s book

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Literary inspiration can come from the most peculiar places.  For Rachel Eugster, whose impressive artistic talents include acting, singing and writing, it arrived while dropping off her son at kindergarten. Eugster recalls her son turning to her on that fateful day and saying: ”I wish you were the smallest mom in the world so I could put you in my pocket and take you with me all day long.” Touched by this beautiful moment, she was inspired to write a story.  ”It was such an articulate thing for a three-year-old to... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Quiz: August 6, 2013

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Photo courtesy of _muckracker_ on Flickr.Photo courtesy of _muckracker_ on Flickr.

Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Rita Donovan’s new novel is a moving journey through history

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In 1809, on the harsh streets of London, England, a young girl named Maura Quell is caught stealing a shirt. Orphaned, homeless and desperately poor, she has also lost her younger brother, who has disappeared in the chaos of street life. Despite her terrible circumstances, the unforgiving English justice system sentences her to seven years, and orders that she be placed on a convict ship named Canada that sets sail for Australia in 1810. Maura the “criminal” is only 13 when she sets sail. Two centuries later, a woman in Canada... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Turtle Island Brewing Co. makes it official

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Photo by Katy Watts on flickrPhoto by Katy Watts on flickr

With the opening of yet another local brewery, the craft brewing juggernaut shows no sign of stopping any time soon. But I don’t hear anyone complaining; I’m certainly not. The new kid on the block is Turtle Island Brewing Co., owned by none other than National Capital Craft Beer Week founder JP Fournier. If you happen to frequent 8 Locks’ Flat, Brothers Beer Bistro or Petit Bill’s, you may have already downed a pint or two of their beers. Though it has been available in a limited way, the brewery... | Continue reading article

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