Lisa VanderVelde

Dawn and Gerry Sanjenko check out snowmobile boots at the Vernon Snowmobile Association’s annual Snow Show Saturday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Snow Show a hit

Annual event in Vernon draws a crowd of snow enthusiasts

Dawn and Gerry Sanjenko check out snowmobile boots at the Vernon Snowmobile Association’s annual Snow Show Saturday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Lisa Brodland shows her support for her traffic control friends and the controller that was recently hit on the job. Close to 80 people lined both sides of the highway at the top of hospital hill Saturday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Flagger still in critical condition

Traffic control show their support for a colleague who was hit on the job

Lisa Brodland shows her support for her traffic control friends and the controller that was recently hit on the job. Close to 80 people lined both sides of the highway at the top of hospital hill Saturday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Grooming manager, Dave Palm, takes one of the two new groomers that recently arrived on its maiden voyage. The machine is a 2017 Pisten Bully 400, valued at over $400,000. SilverStar has 10 groomers, boasting one of the most modern fleets in the Interior. They are working hard in preparation for the opening of alpine skiing and boarding at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. (Photo Submitted)

Ski season starts at SilverStar

The mountain is open for alpine skiing Thursday.

Grooming manager, Dave Palm, takes one of the two new groomers that recently arrived on its maiden voyage. The machine is a 2017 Pisten Bully 400, valued at over $400,000. SilverStar has 10 groomers, boasting one of the most modern fleets in the Interior. They are working hard in preparation for the opening of alpine skiing and boarding at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. (Photo Submitted)
Jackie Thom (front) performs Christmas carols with the Celebration Singers Saturday at the Festival of Crafts and Gifts at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Crafty Christmas in Vernon

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Festival draws a crowd

Jackie Thom (front) performs Christmas carols with the Celebration Singers Saturday at the Festival of Crafts and Gifts at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Brooklyn May, three, and her sister Addison, six, make toys for their dog at the Handmade Holiday event Saturday at Shubert Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Made with love for the holidays, in Vernon

PHOTOS: Kids get creative at special event aimed at putting some handmade gifts under the tree this year

Brooklyn May, three, and her sister Addison, six, make toys for their dog at the Handmade Holiday event Saturday at Shubert Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Vernon rocks!

Vernon rocks!

Rocks, gems and jewels shine over weekend

Vernon rocks!
Darcy Griffiths (second row left), broker/owner of Royal LePage Vernon/Armstrong, and Royal LePage staff donate $5,604 to Micki Materi (front left) and Ninke Beeksma of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Support pitched in for women in need

Vernon Women’s Transition House benefits from Royal LePage funds

Darcy Griffiths (second row left), broker/owner of Royal LePage Vernon/Armstrong, and Royal LePage staff donate $5,604 to Micki Materi (front left) and Ninke Beeksma of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Logan Lorinczi, six, braves the front of the sled with Brandon Gottro, nine, in the middle and his brother Jordan Lorinczi, nine, holding on at the back as they make the best of the early snowfall Saturday at Fulton Secondary School. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Making the best of Vernon’s early winter

Children make the best of the early snowfall as they bundle up…

Logan Lorinczi, six, braves the front of the sled with Brandon Gottro, nine, in the middle and his brother Jordan Lorinczi, nine, holding on at the back as they make the best of the early snowfall Saturday at Fulton Secondary School. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Vipers host first responders

Vipers host first responders

North Okanagan’s heroes for some off-duty fun Friday night. The third annual…

Vipers host first responders
Shirley Malnis (left) receives a sample of wine from Alison McLennan of The Vibrant Vine at the Cheese It’s Natural celebration Saturday in Armstrong. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Things got cheesy in Armstrong this weekend

The annual cheese festival featured local cheese artisans, wineries and others

Shirley Malnis (left) receives a sample of wine from Alison McLennan of The Vibrant Vine at the Cheese It’s Natural celebration Saturday in Armstrong. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Vernon Winter Carnival directors put themselves in the mood for the Carnival of Wonderland, which takes place from February 2-11, 2018 with an early gathering at the Carnival headquarters. (Photo by Wayne Emde)

Vernon Winter Carnival visits Wonderland

The Vernon Winter Carnival is heading down the rabbit hole with it’s Alice in Wonderland theme.

Vernon Winter Carnival directors put themselves in the mood for the Carnival of Wonderland, which takes place from February 2-11, 2018 with an early gathering at the Carnival headquarters. (Photo by Wayne Emde)
Public health registered nurse Leanne Sagstuen gives Janet Kelly her flu shot at the flu clinic Thursday at Schubert Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Flu Fighters

Protect yourself and family from the flu this season

Public health registered nurse Leanne Sagstuen gives Janet Kelly her flu shot at the flu clinic Thursday at Schubert Centre. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Laura Ashton, of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, teaches Emmanuelle Duncan, seven, how to use a print press at the gallery’s Family Saturday black cat mono-print class. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Spooktacular Art

Family Saturday at the Vernon Public Art Gallery

Laura Ashton, of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, teaches Emmanuelle Duncan, seven, how to use a print press at the gallery’s Family Saturday black cat mono-print class. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Lochlan Boyd, two, and his cousin Ethan Westwell, nine, carve pumpkins at Allan Brooks Nature Centre Saturday night during their Nature Nocturnal event. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Nature Nocturnal

Halloween fun at Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Lochlan Boyd, two, and his cousin Ethan Westwell, nine, carve pumpkins at Allan Brooks Nature Centre Saturday night during their Nature Nocturnal event. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Magician Leif David tries to get Elle McMullen, five, to help him with his magic trick Saturday the his Halloween show at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Spooky Magic

Magician Leif David entertains a sold out crowd

Magician Leif David tries to get Elle McMullen, five, to help him with his magic trick Saturday the his Halloween show at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Manfred Taron goes for his daily walk with his dogs Dexter and Heidi at the Mutrie Road Dog Park on a fall afternoon. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Walk in the Park

Fall could be coming to an end

Manfred Taron goes for his daily walk with his dogs Dexter and Heidi at the Mutrie Road Dog Park on a fall afternoon. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Concentrated effort

Concentrated effort

Nature weaving

Concentrated effort
Attridge legacy continues in Vernon

Attridge legacy continues in Vernon

Kyle and Melissa de Hrussoczy-Wirth took over ownership of Attridge on Sept. 9

Attridge legacy continues in Vernon
Vernon Viper Michael Young and Shannon Laser, of VantageOne, try to draw people into the Untied Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday Morning at the Vernon Lodge. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast

Down vests, touques and mitts kept the volunteers at the 17th annual…

Vernon Viper Michael Young and Shannon Laser, of VantageOne, try to draw people into the Untied Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday Morning at the Vernon Lodge. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Ellison Elementary teacher Bobbi Cotter takes part in Orange Shirt day along with Tyson Sobko, Grade 6, Emerson Cotter, Grade 5, and Logan Keetley, Grade 2. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, Schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Every child matters

Schools celebrate Orange Shirt Day

Ellison Elementary teacher Bobbi Cotter takes part in Orange Shirt day along with Tyson Sobko, Grade 6, Emerson Cotter, Grade 5, and Logan Keetley, Grade 2. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, Schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)