Valley Stream Community Association hosts yoga in the park; Outdoor yo– Image 1

The Valley Stream Community Association hosts Yoga at the Park every Thursday until the fall. The weekly yoga sessions are led by Valley Stream resident Sandra Burelli, who runs Ottawa Office Yoga.

Valley Stream Community Association hosts yoga in the park; Outdoor yoga also available at Qualicum Community Centre

Valley Stream residents have a chance to get out and enjoy yoga in the local park thanks to the community association.

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Cyclists saddle up for African grandmothers and orphans; Two-and-a-hal– Image 1

Twenty-two cyclists with the Grassroot Grannies take part in the 2013 Ride to Turn the Tide on Sept. 4, starting at the Bushtukah store on 5607 Hazeldean Rd.

Cyclists saddle up for African grandmothers and orphans; Two-and-a-half day ride spans 270 kilometres

The Grassroot Grannies are preparing for their fifth Ride to Turn the Tide cycling event taking place from Sept. 3 to 5. The two-and-a-half...

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Beaverbrook branch reborn as west district library– Image 1

Branch manager Donna Clark in the new Beaverbrook library branch shortly before it reopened on Aug. 6.

Beaverbrook branch reborn as west district library

When the Beaverbrook library branch re-opened its doors on Aug. 6, it looked a little different to branch manager Donna Clark, who first...

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Artist bring happy childhoods to life; Professional artist's works aga– Image 1

Upper Hunt Club resident Katerina Mertikas dabs the final touches on a work of art. The professional artist has experienced many highlights over the past year, including working on images for a second book, and, for a second year, having her images featured on Hallmark greeting cards.

Professional artist's works again chosen by Hallmark

Three canvases in various stages of completion in Katerina Mertikas's basement studio draw the Upper Hunt Club artist like a moth to flame.

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Tools for Schools charity gets 500 backpacks; Demand expected to grow – Image 1

President of Giant Tiger Stores Limited Greg Farrell with Cindy Smith, executive director of the Caring and Sharing Exchange, Friendly the Giant Tiger and some children in front of the Giant Tiger train filled with 500 donated backpacks. The retail giant donated the backpacks to the Nepean-based charity on Aug. 6.

Tools for Schools charity gets 500 backpacks; Demand expected to grow this year

The Caring and Sharing Exchange is now better equipped to deal with the rising demand for school supplies thanks to a donation from Giant...

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Gloucester Fair continues on as Capital Fair– Image 1

The signs for the Capital Fair are up - way up. Harley Bloom, volunteer administrative director with the fair board, says the event has a new name and date, and will be bigger and better. The fair takes place at the Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre Aug. 15 to 24.

Gloucester Fair continues on as Capital Fair

Between 50,000 and 100,000 people are expected to help usher in a new era for the Gloucester Fair, now known as the Capital Fair.

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Hockey charity helps get kids on the ice; New Share the Puck program i– Image 1

Children from the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre took to the ice on July 30 to learn how to skate at the Minto Skating Centre. The children participated in the Share the Puck program, which helps introduce the game of hockey to young individuals who don't normally have the opportunity or the means to play.

Hockey charity helps get kids on the ice; New Share the Puck program introduces the game to low-income families

Instead of playing in the sun, a group of children from the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre donned helmets, gloves, skates and jerseys to...

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Hwy. 417 interchange at Hunt Club nearing completion– Image 1

Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans says the Hwy. 417 interchange at Hunt Club Road is tentatively scheduled to open by September. During a tour of the $56-million construction project on Aug. 8, work was continuing on the approaches to the overpass, among other areas.

Hwy. 417 interchange at Hunt Club nearing completion

By September, construction vehicles and hardhat-clad workers will likely be replaced with motorists zipping on and off Hwy. 417 at the new...

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