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The garden club meeting on Tuesday evening was really interesting. Bea spoke on houseplants and Sharon explained how to winter over poinsettias and amaryllis. There are plans to visit Ellis’ Bluebird Farm in July.

Reading a great passing of time

There were only a few ways to slow down a hyperactive kid in the 1960s. You could do it the traditional way with a stern: “Settle down or I will sink you like a three-foot-putt,” from dear old dad in these pro-corporal punishment days of yesteryear.
Artist brushing up on her livestock

Artist brushing up on her livestock

Painter Jan Roenisch doesn’t have to go far for inspiration. She and her husband, Rich, own a half section of land between High River and Longview that’s well stocked with subjects waiting to be captured on canvas.
Oilfields School where the pirates Arh!

Oilfields School where the pirates Arh!

He’s a double threat. Dawson Treadgold, 13, serves as the drummer for the Foothills hard rock band Hatred Burns Hope and he’s also a versatile actor playing two roles in the Oilfields High School’s production of “Treasure Island.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a delicious page-turner

Ever wondered what the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything is? Read no further and head to your local bookstore or library to pick up a copy of Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Beneath the Arch welcomes the brass

Beneath the Arch welcomes the brass

The five-piece Bow Valley Brass Ensemble can be termed a side project but it’s also a musical survival initiative for its leader Michael Eastep.
Main Stage actors accept challenge of 'Les Mis'

Main Stage actors accept challenge of 'Les Mis'

The Main Stage performing arts program at Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts is upping its game once more.
Prairie Oyster front man coming to Bragg Creek

Prairie Oyster front man coming to Bragg Creek

It’s not surprising when you are the lead singer and most recognizable face of a popular music group for fans to wonder when you’re going to do a solo project.
Okotoks wedding dance becomes YouTube sensation

Okotoks wedding dance becomes YouTube sensation

It seems more often these days, for a wedding to be considered successful it must spawn an outrageous dance video that ends up going viral on YouTube.
Marriage happily goes to the Dawgs

Marriage happily goes to the Dawgs

So much for the umpire being the boss. A couple of summers ago at Seaman Stadium, a baseball fan kicked dirt on the shoes of Western Major Baseball League umpire Brian Whitnack.