If you’re anything like me, there are always a bunch of tiny bits and bobs that would be perfect to gift, but not worth the effort of wrapping up and putting under the tree. Conveniently, for those items, we have stockings. It’s always a joy to watch someone pull a bunch of tiny surprises from a giant sock.
How to support Ottawa businesses through COVID-19: Local volunteers manage a website with info on delivery, pick-up and gift card options
They’ve invested years worth of time and money to contribute to the vibrant culture of our city. Ottawa is Ottawa because of the many small businesses that have decided to set up shop, and the volunteers behind together-apart.ca want to help them survive.
This might be the first weekend that we are suggesting you don’t get together with friends and, rather, that you stay home, or at least as far away from other humans as possible.
We chat with Magpie’s co-owner, Martin Wright, whose business has thrived on being everything the national and international chains aren’t.
If you were to write a memoir about your life up to this point, what would it be called? Think about it for a second. That’s the question Ottawa designer Steve St. Pierre asked the Internet for his passion project jacketeveryday.com. St. Pierre works as an art director for the Ottawa brand agency, McMillan. (Small […]
Dominion City’s Makin’ It Grain event was the fitting bookend to a wonderful Support Local Month here in Ottawa aka “Heart City”. Their charity-supporting 5-course dinner brought together local artisans and created a fantastic engaging evening. I’m still wearing my belt a couple notches looser… There have already been some fantastic words said about the […]
October is a mighty fine month. Fall arrives in full force and everything is beautiful, covered in fall colours. Here in Ottawa, we’ve another reason that October is, arguably, the best month of the year: October is Support Local month – a month-long celebration of local initiatives that make Ottawa great. This year, food is […]
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 […]
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 […]
And you may find yourself missing the thrill of frosh week. And you may find yourself behind the desk of a shiny new job. And you may find yourself watching talking heads on CBC. And you may find yourself in a beautiful city, with beautiful people, and you may ask yourself: “Well… what’s up this […]
Let’s be honest, it was the bright and shiny “coffee” sign that could be seen while standing at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue that initially drew me in. Equator Coffee is located right in the heart of Westboro, just slightly off the beaten path on Churchill. Once you step inside, be prepared to […]
Post by Glen Gower, Owner & Editor of Ottawa Start. On December 6, over 20 shops, restaurants and services in Stittsville are teaming up to promote “Support Local Stittsville”. It’s a day to encourage residents from inside and outside of the village to discover the range of unique local businesses in the area. Each of […]
Halloween can be great if you have access to a child old enough to do the trick or treating rounds, but young enough that you can easily coerce them into giving you their candy. But what to do if you don’t have a kid, can’t borrow one, or you secretly think that “Halloween is christmas […]
Dear fellow lovers of radio and Apt613: Due to the events in downtown Ottawa which occurred on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, we were unable to go live on the air for our usual radio broadcast on CHUO 89.1 FM. That being said, I had three wonderfully generous interviewees lined up this week to tell us […]
Post by Dan Fallak from VersaTile, part of our Support Local series featuring local creative types. Don’t forget to head out to Almonte for Support Local day on October 25! Bus shuttle tickets available here. As someone who was born, raised and currently lives in Almonte, I’m probably pretty biased when it comes to talking […]