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Alexis Szarek is the founder of the first Bloom Sunflower Festival in Spallumcheen, on until Aug. 31 at a township farm on Knob Hill Road (watch for signage). (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen sunflower festival blooms

The first Bloom Sunflower Festival at a Knob Hill Road farm has been well received by the public to the delight of organizers

 

The North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association is cancelling its fall 2021 session for a variety of reasons but vows to be back stronger in the spring of 2022. (NOTRA photo)

North Okanagan therapy program cancels fall session

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding has number of concerns created by wildfire, COVID

 

The sixth Lumby Butter Tart Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oval Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Baked, beautiful butter tarts event returns to Lumby

Lumby and District Public Market to host sixth Lumby Butter Tart Festival Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oval Park

 

Cherryville residents Angelia Harvey (from left), Wendy Crebo and Alejandra Machuca are part of a pop-up group that will distribute free bad advice this summer. They started their fun and hilarity on the long weekend at the Lemon Heaven Freshly Squeezed Lemonade stand outside Frank’s General Store. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Free: Bad advice from Cherryville group

Women-only effort – so far – brings hilarity, fun and terrible advice to the community in pop-up group

Cherryville residents Angelia Harvey (from left), Wendy Crebo and Alejandra Machuca are part of a pop-up group that will distribute free bad advice this summer. They started their fun and hilarity on the long weekend at the Lemon Heaven Freshly Squeezed Lemonade stand outside Frank’s General Store. (Facebook photo)
Lake Country’s Baldeep Gill, 17, is in the volunteer spotlight for the work he’s doing in the community with the Lake Country Food Bank. (Photo submitted)

Service to others part of Lake Country teen’s world

Baldeep Gill, 17, is learning new skills and experiences by volunteering in the community

Lake Country’s Baldeep Gill, 17, is in the volunteer spotlight for the work he’s doing in the community with the Lake Country Food Bank. (Photo submitted)
A fund has been established through the Community Foundation North Okanagan in memory of longtime Vernon lawyer Paul Nixon, who died in November 2020. The Paul Nixon Legacy Fund was created to provide grants that support the community and organizations that were close to Nixon’s heart. (Contributed)

Fund formed in memory of Vernon lawyer

Paul Nixon Legacy Fund will help organizations closer to late lawyer’s heart

A fund has been established through the Community Foundation North Okanagan in memory of longtime Vernon lawyer Paul Nixon, who died in November 2020. The Paul Nixon Legacy Fund was created to provide grants that support the community and organizations that were close to Nixon’s heart. (Contributed)
Lumby Monashee Toastmasters secretary Julie Richardson (left) club Outstanding Toastmaster Marena Legare invite anyone interested in Toastmasters to partake in a virtual open house Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Photo submitted)

Lumby toastmasters group holds virtual open house

Monashee Toastmasters will exhibit an actual meeting for prospective newcomers Tuesday, Sept. 22

Lumby Monashee Toastmasters secretary Julie Richardson (left) club Outstanding Toastmaster Marena Legare invite anyone interested in Toastmasters to partake in a virtual open house Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Photo submitted)
Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards co-hosts Phil Hughes (left) and Sean Newton will have a year to work on their material, as the annual awards have been officially cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Also cancelled this year is the naming of Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year. (Chamber photo)

COVID-19 cancels 2 main Armstrong-Spallumcheen events

Community Excellence Awards, Citizen of the Year, cancelled for 2020; both to return in 2021

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards co-hosts Phil Hughes (left) and Sean Newton will have a year to work on their material, as the annual awards have been officially cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Also cancelled this year is the naming of Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year. (Chamber photo)
Former Vernon Safe Communities Unit and RCMP member Terry Pakenham is being remember as a kind, gentle man. Pakenham died April 24 at age 68. (Photos submitted)

Tributes flow for former Vernon Safe Communities Unit manager

Terry Pakenham died April 24 at age 68; big believer in community collaboration

Former Vernon Safe Communities Unit and RCMP member Terry Pakenham is being remember as a kind, gentle man. Pakenham died April 24 at age 68. (Photos submitted)
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Hidden treasures of the Okanagan’s Curiosity Shop

A set of celluloid topped glove and collar boxes are some of the many interesting finds in Keremeos

  • Feb 24, 2020
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)