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Mill Street in Almonte during the Puppets Up! festival. Photo by DesaPhotography.

Almonte: How a small town became an artistic hub

Post by Kris Riendeau, editor of Almonte’s arts publication TheHumm, part of our Support Local series featuring local folk. Don’t forget to head out to Almonte for Support Local day on October 25! Bus shuttle tickets available here. Tired of being a slave to your Google calendar? Looking to escape from the hectic pace of […]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Photo provided by Truly Happy.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Ottawa this weekend

Post by Ketevan Chigogidze, a volunteer and instructor for The Art of Living Foundation. She can be reached on Twitter. “If people can get access to inner peace, then outer peace is a reality. Peace is not just absence of conflict; it is a positive phenomenon inside of us. When our mind is quiet, our […]

Decisions, decisions.

Somerset Ward: Decisions, decisions

Post by Trish Chang Your palms are sweaty — you’ve been looking through profiles for hours. Some sound too good to be true, and others sound just plain wacky. Looking through pictures and profiles, overwhelmed by both too much information, and not nearly enough, you turn off the computer and decide to look again tomorrow. […]

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Foodie Friday: Great service makes the experience. So does good food.

A belated birthday lunch for a dear friend. But where? Somewhere peaceful, with an attractive and refined decor, comfortable chairs, nice lighting, and an accommodating and helpful server. Well that turned out to be Rosie’s Southern Kitchen and Raw Bar on Bank Street. The two of us arrived on a Tuesday late morning just when […]

American Descent -- OIFF

Basement 819 du 15 octobre :: Y a de quoi sortir de son cocon en fin de semaine :: Cinéma. Théâtre. Littérature. Concerts.

Basement 819 cette semaine insiste sur deux événements très prestigieux. Lisez bien ce qui suit. Cinéma :: Festival international de films d’Ottawa (16-19 octobre) Nous n’avons pu nous retenir de vous inciter à nouveau à scruter la programmation du Festival international de films d’Ottawa. Un court-métrage inusité sera présenté le samedi 18 octobre à 19h, […]

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Video of the Week: The Seventh String by Snowday

Though Snowday is about to release their debut album, As We Travel, on November 25, this “chillout electronic duo” have been making beautiful music together for over eight years. Bonded by a mutual love of underground hip-hop and inspired by the sounds of Brian Eno and Steve Reich, these friends (Cam Sloan and Chad Skinner) […]

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