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Watching the test pattern on CKSO-TV was fun

Watching the test pattern on CKSO-TV was fun

My family purchased our first television set in December 1953. Other than the time my parents bought their brand new 1954 Ford Meteor Rideau sedan in white and turquoise with a red flash along each side and with loads of chrome, as far as I was concerned, our first television set was most exciting purchase [...]

September 1, 2009 Jessie Cotnam MacIsaac Sudbury's Stories 0

Restaurant Royalty

Restaurant Royalty

There’s an old Italian proverb, “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” If you’ve ever spent more than a moment or two with the Gregorini family who own four restaurants in Sudbury, you’ll soon come to learn fine wine is a regular and essential part of any visit. Wine is as expected [...]

September 1, 2009 Todd Robson Savour Sudbury 0

Bears and the city: this story is no fairy tale

Bears and the city: this story is no fairy tale

Greater Sudbury is located smack dab in the middle of black bear country. Thousands of homes have backyards that end where the bush begins. No wonder so many of us have bear stories to tell. You’ve probably heard a few. Bear munching away at the compost heap. Bear walking through the badminton net, digging up [...]

June 1, 2009 Benita Hart Lifestyle 0

A diary of summer days

A diary of summer days

June 6, 7, 8, 2003 We got the boat in the water. No problem. The boat is left on the shore over the winter and we are always happy to see it hasn’t been stolen or vandalized. There are lots of bugs on shore, but is not too bad at the camp. The first trip [...]

June 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Lifestyle 0

Life in the splash lane

Life in the splash lane

What’s the riskiest stretch of road in Sudbury? Answer: The Paris Street hill. Between May and October hundreds of motorists take their eyes off the road to admire the incomparable view of the Sudbury Yacht Club and Lake Ramsey beyond it. They have been tempting peril in this manner since 1958. The annual ritual of [...]

June 1, 2009 Rick Cooper Lifestyle 0

Win-win renovations | Retrofit Windows

Win-win renovations | Retrofit Windows

There are esthetic reasons to upgrade windows and doors. They provide an architectural focal point, define a room’s shape and let the sunshine in while adding curb appeal. But according to Fran Paull of Windows Unlimited, most homeowners are motivated to change their windows and doors because they are tired of throwing money out the [...]

June 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Sudbury for the curious

Sudbury for the curious

Mariana Lafrance finds beauty in the city’s lane ways and alleys, hydro poles against black rock, and reflections on buildings. Her photographs capture the texture of the city, warts and all. Forty-eight of her photographs are featured in the new bilingual book, Site Unseen, Sudbury for the Curious and Adventuresome, (La Ville Invisible, Regards perdus [...]

June 1, 2009 Mariana Lafrance Arts 0

Everyone loves a clown or two

Everyone loves a clown or two

Tickets for Comedy Duo now on Sale at STC Don’t say you weren’t warned. These guys are FUNNY! “So much blood; So many limbs; Zany to Macabre” . Yes, it’s Mump and Smoot, the ‘for-adults-only’ fiends hiding behind clown make-up. In their show “Something”, they take the audience to a fine cafe, a wake and [...]

June 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Arts, Upfront 0

Man about towne

Man about towne

At the age of 13, Paul Loewenberg experienced a youthful epiphany listening to community radio in Sarnia that would spur his desire to explore, play and promote a diversity of musical styles. “I found WSGR 91.7FM from the campus of St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, Mich. The first song I remember hearing was Kill [...]

June 1, 2009 Lynne Reynolds Arts 0

A little Bit Country

A little Bit Country

People walking by this lovely stone house in the city’s West End often stop to admire it and the owners’ country garden and lush lawn. There are few if any other homes in Greater Sudbury like it. This Arts and Crafts house was built about 100 years ago in one of the city’s original neighbourhoods. [...]

June 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0