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Book a wild adventure for best friends

What are the things you like to do all by yourself? You’re a big kid, so there are probably many things. You can dress yourself and zip your jacket – although it’s nice to have help sometimes.
Your best meals for the best deals

Your best meals for the best deals

Newcomers to Okotoks often remark on just how many restaurants there are in town. From fusion to sushi to Vietnamese and French, the diversity in culinary options is astounding.
Concert a tribute to the man, the myth, the stomp

Concert a tribute to the man, the myth, the stomp

Calgary singer/songwriter Tim Hus never intended to follow in the footsteps of Canadian music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors. It just sort of turned out that way. Now Hus is playing a tribute show in honour of Connors’ 75th birthday on Feb.

The greatest king of them all inspired a young reader

There was a far from perfect film interpretation of the King Arthur legend in theatres in 1995.

News from the Valley Neighbours' Club

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.