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Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)

COVID-19 fails to close curtain on Vernon arts bursaries

Coldstream and Vernon students benefit from Performing Arts Centre support

Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)
Vernon singer-songwriter Andrew Allen will take the stage at the Vernon District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 17, 2020, in the centre’s safe return to live performances amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Andrew Allen concert kicks off Vernon stage’s return to live shows amid COVID-19

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre presents Vernon singer for two shows Oct. 17

Vernon singer-songwriter Andrew Allen will take the stage at the Vernon District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 17, 2020, in the centre’s safe return to live performances amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Kinshira is back for this year’s Walk of Terror at Caravan Farm Theatre, running limited nightly sound walks through the fields and forests Oct. 21-30. (Photo by Zev Tiefenbach)

Sound effects at play for Caravan’s Halloween event

Walk of Terror is returning, with a creepy twist

Kinshira is back for this year’s Walk of Terror at Caravan Farm Theatre, running limited nightly sound walks through the fields and forests Oct. 21-30. (Photo by Zev Tiefenbach)
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UBCO creativity on display at Vernon Art Gallery

UBCO creativity on display at Vernon Art Gallery

Experimental sculptural installation and prints by students

UBCO creativity on display at Vernon Art Gallery
Artists from the Okanagan Artists of Canada Society will have their masterpieces shown for the month of October in the Village Green Shopping Centre. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)

Okanagan artists showcase works at Vernon mall

In lieu of annual Paddlewheel Park show and sale, Okanagan Artists of Canada Society set to launch show in mall

Artists from the Okanagan Artists of Canada Society will have their masterpieces shown for the month of October in the Village Green Shopping Centre. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)
Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Museum offers a brief history of pandemics in the Okanagan

Greater Vernon Museum exhibit offers historical view of past outbreaks that affected the local area

Parents and helpers visiting the boys of the Vernon Preparatory School quarantined in a “Tent City” during the 1927 polio epidemic. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)

A Gardener’s Diary: How to make green tomato pickles

Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts

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Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)

Vernon centre lights up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)
Vernon talent airs for Top of the Country

Vernon talent airs for Top of the Country

Raquel Cole semi-finalist in SiriusXM contest with Canadian Country Music Association

Vernon talent airs for Top of the Country
You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

Fewer people, but more visits added to Vernon museum

‘Often, you may have the entire museum to yourself and your group, which could be very cool.’

You might have the entire museum to yourself and your group this fall with small bookings in order to adhere to public health guidelines. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
Ed Spiteri is selling a 1954 city bus he converted into a mobile drive-in theatre on Vernon Buy and Sell on Facebook. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Drive-in theatre bus for sale in Vernon

Artist Ed Spiteri converted the ex-Medicine Hat transit bus into something that would bring joy, nostalgia

Ed Spiteri is selling a 1954 city bus he converted into a mobile drive-in theatre on Vernon Buy and Sell on Facebook. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Leah’s Gift: A Story about Reframing Loss is an autobiographical book by Vernon visual artist Destanne Norris. it explores her journey through grief towards a new purpose and meaning in life following the loss of her daughter in 1995, complete with original paintings and drawings throughout the narrative. (Contributed)

Vernon artist draws new meanings from personal loss in debut book

In Leah’s Gift, Destanne Norris explores and re-frames her daughter’s death in 1995

Leah’s Gift: A Story about Reframing Loss is an autobiographical book by Vernon visual artist Destanne Norris. it explores her journey through grief towards a new purpose and meaning in life following the loss of her daughter in 1995, complete with original paintings and drawings throughout the narrative. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is hosting FunnyFest featuring headline comedians Stu Hughes and Joe King on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo: Needpix.com)

FunnyFest bringing laughs to The Roster in Vernon

Clips from the Sept. 19 event will be used to produce a documentary pitched to Netflix

Vernon’s Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is hosting FunnyFest featuring headline comedians Stu Hughes and Joe King on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo: Needpix.com)
Matias Hartwig, and his partners Bowen O’Brien, Kaija (twin) and Madison Irwin took part in a Reel Youth and Storyhive film which is available online. (Matias Hartwig photo)

WATCH: Vernon youth put film skills to the COVID test

Telus Storyhive and Reel Youth launch videos created during quarantine

Matias Hartwig, and his partners Bowen O’Brien, Kaija (twin) and Madison Irwin took part in a Reel Youth and Storyhive film which is available online. (Matias Hartwig photo)
Devon Muhlert, a private music teacher based in Vernon, marks 50 years in the arts in 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon music teacher marks 50 years in industry

Jack of all trades Devon Muhlert celebrates milestone amid COVID-19

Devon Muhlert, a private music teacher based in Vernon, marks 50 years in the arts in 2020. (Contributed)
Alt-rock band daysormay, founded in Vernon, released its new music video for Running on YouTube Aug. 20, 2020. (daysormay photo)

Vernon product daysormay drops new music video

Alt-rock trio garners more than 40K views on YouTube since release late August

Alt-rock band daysormay, founded in Vernon, released its new music video for Running on YouTube Aug. 20, 2020. (daysormay photo)
Liz Toohey-Wiese’s painting titled Come Back Soon! has been mounted on a billboard on Highway 97 just north of Vernon, towards Falkland. (Contributed)

Forest fires spark billboard art near Vernon

Artist examines the necessity of wildfires, amid the devastation

Liz Toohey-Wiese’s painting titled Come Back Soon! has been mounted on a billboard on Highway 97 just north of Vernon, towards Falkland. (Contributed)
BC Culture Days is coming to the Lake Country Art Gallery Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2020. (LCAC image)

BC Culture Days coming to Kelowna, Lake Country

COVID-19 protocols are in place and events come in a variety of formats from in-person to digital

BC Culture Days is coming to the Lake Country Art Gallery Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2020. (LCAC image)
Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

Okanagan film industry booming despite COVID-19

Productions booked into summer of 2021, with filming currently taking place in Kelowna, Peachland and Vernon

Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)