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A Day in the Life at Old Rock Roastery

A Day in the Life at Old Rock Roastery

A rustle of the keys as we open up the doors to heaven – at least that’s how it feels for individuals who are purely run by coffee.  Old Rock Roastery has been opened on Minto St. for just over ten years now and I can remember being called down to the dinner table to discuss the journey of Old Rock via slideshow presentation as if it were yesterday.  Oh hi there – I am Isabelle, daughter of the owners Luc and Carole Roy. A typical day in the life as the Master Roaster, Carole, involves starting up the...

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BECHDEL APPROVED FLICKS FOR YOUR GALENTINE’S DAY BINGE SESSION

BECHDEL APPROVED FLICKS FOR YOUR GALENTINE’S DAY BINGE SESSION

Its that time of year again, where we’re suddenly inundated with romantic notions of grand gestures that never happen and the chocolate selection is suddenly off the chain. No matter what your current status might be we’ve got another way more exciting (and far less disappointing) holiday for you – Galentine’s Day! Because who never lets you down? Your gal pals! Meredith & Christina, Thelma & Louise, Betty & Veronica, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler – the history of lady best friends is well established and nothing to mess with. And while every day really should be Galentine’s Day...

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Top 5 Local Trails You Need to Check Out This Winter

Top 5 Local Trails You Need to Check Out This Winter

Hillfield Trail   I instantly fell in love with the Hillfield Trail in Lively last winter when I joined some of my friends to go snowshoeing. This trail is my absolute favourite and I was almost hesitant to share it with all of you in case it becomes over populated! But they say happiness is only real when shared…   If you’re looking to go on a scenic walk, this would be your trail. The hilly terrain will take you through the forest, up and down stairs and over many bridges. It’s only about 2km in length and will lead...

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Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sudbury

Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sudbury

Apparently this year at Our Crater, I have taken on the role of cupid. The Love Guru. The “all things Valentine’s Day” expert. There are often misconceptions about nightlife options in Sudbury, especially when deciding where to go for a romantic evening. Try taking that confusion and add to it the stress of wanting a perfect Valentine’s Day outing. Fret no more, here’s a list of hot Sudbury picks to make the best Valentine’s Day impact (get it, Our Crater): Bowling Most of us are definitely not professional bowlers, we go bowling to have fun with friends. Joke around...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness on the Rocks

Gary Petingola and Sheila Damore-Petingola, owners of Mindfulness on the Rocks, are two Sudburians who are bringing mindfulness and meditation to the public through their Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. We spoke with them to find out more about their course (currently housed at ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness), as well as how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives! Can you tell us a little bit about your backgrounds and careers? When did you begin practicing mindfulness and meditation? We are Masters prepared Social Workers, obtaining our degrees at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Our work experience is primarily in...

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Rebalancing Sudbury one patient at a time

Rebalancing Sudbury one patient at a time

ReBalance is Sudbury’s newest physiotherapy and chiropractic clinic that opened on the Kingsway. The team works collaboratively to provide effective care to all of their patients. We spoke with the owners to find out more. What is the story behind ReBalance Health Group? What was your motivation to open your own clinic?  Opening a clinic has been a goal for each of us since we graduated. The three of us met through work and developed a strong professional relationship, quickly realizing that we shared similar goals and visions for the future. This realization led to the creation of ReBalance. We...

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Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup

We’re really into soups this winter so we’re sharing another delicious soup recipe today – Cauliflower Mushroom Lentil Soup! This soup is perfect for these cold winter days. Ingredients: ½ onion (chopped) 2 cloves of Garlic 8 white mushrooms (chopped) 1L Vegetable broth 2 cups Cauliflower (chopped) 1 cup Almond milk 2 Tbsp Brown lentils 2 Tbsp Tamari 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp rosemary ½ tsp cardamom 2 tbsp brown rice flour Directions: Over medium heat in a large pot simmer onions, garlic, and mushrooms with 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Simmer until onions are translucent. ...

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Blast off! Get to know Cliff Skelliter of Launch Pad

Blast off! Get to know Cliff Skelliter of Launch Pad

Here at Our Crater we absolutely love highlighting the awesome people, and the work they do in Sudbury. Someone you should know is Cliff Skelliter, of Launch Pad Creative. Cliff has a wealth of knowledge about our city and loves to elevate the businesses he works with!  Cliff will be making his debut as a contributor with us, sharing his insights and advice on Marketing/Branding and his experiences in the field. So I sat down with the man himself to get to know him and the work he does a little better. Where did you start your adventures in...

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Top Five ways to live winter to the fullest in Sudbury

Top Five ways to live winter to the fullest in Sudbury

It can be hard to find anything fun about winter with the cold weather and short days but we found some great ways to look at winter as more than just a time to hibernate! Sudbury knows winter all too well and in that knows how to make the best use of the season! From skiing cross-country to skiing downhill Sudbury is full of activities to keep you busy and having fun through the entire winter season.  Here we have five great ways to get outside, get active, and enjoy winter in Sudbury! Cross Country Skiing If you’re a...

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Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

The Sudbury Wolves have had an incredible week of hockey. In a rare spot in the season, three home games took place in the Sudbury Community Arena starting on the 11th, wrapping up on the 15th.  The Wolves faced off with three very tough teams to start 2017 at home, starting with the Soo Greyhounds, followed by the North Bay Battalion and closing with a matchup with the Mississauga Steelheads. Following these three games, they sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall, with a record of 19-19 and 43 points keeping the dream of a post-season...

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