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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ARE YOU READY TO GET FUNKED?
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February 06, 2017

ARE YOU READY TO GET FUNKED?

The folks of Sudbury Burlesque are at it again! They’re here to steam up your Valentine’s day with all the sultry moves and teasing vixens you can handle! The troupe has found a new home at the Grand after the massive success of their Monster’s Ball this fall, adding more elevated staging this time around so you won’t miss a beat. This time around burlesque is taking  you back in time to the days of funk, soul and disco with Funk Me Sideways,  February 10th and 11th at the Grand!  The doors to your funkadelic fantasy open at 7pm......

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Weekly Roundup: February 6-12

Monday, February 6 Cooking With Wine – We love to drink it…but have you actually COOKED with it? Wine has been used as a flavourful ingredient across the globe for centuries. We will pour many a bottle into such classic recipes as Boeuf Bourguignon, Chorizo in Red Wine, Mushroom Risotto and a Champagne Mousse for dessert. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ Kitchen Bits – 1390 Kingsway Sudbury Trivia Night at Taphouse – 3 rounds of 15 questions, and one bonus question per round. Pages are marked a-la grade 5 math class by passing them to a friend. Teams of 2-8. Get there......

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Mindfulness

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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Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival: Two days of delicious craft beer

The Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival is an annual event hosted by Stack Brewing. It is meant to showcase Northern Ontario craft beer as well as local restaurants, businesses, and musicians. Attendees have the opportunity to sample craft beer from all over Ontario and in many cases, meet the person who brewed their favourite beer! Not a fan of beer? That’s totally okay, (we’ll try not to judge you) Rheault Distillery will also be onsite both days mixing up some delicious concoctions with their Loon Vodka and Sinful Cherry Liqueur. This year the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival to a two......

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Top 5 Study Spots at Laurentian University

A new year, a new semester! It’s time to dust off all that leftover holiday glitter, switch champagne for coffee, and break out the books. Maybe last semester didn’t go that great for you, or luckily, maybe it did-either way, it’s important to buckle down and finish off this school year stronger than ever! Wondering how? Easy. Stay on top on your course load and study, study, study. Maybe studying has never really been your thing (we don’t blame you!), but it’s never too late to take it up. Gather your books, laptop, and the XL coffee and head......

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CRATER CREATIVES: MATTHEW HEITI

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Writers are too often the......

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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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Monday, January 30 Mark Smith Climbing Clinic – Join us January 30, 2017 as we welcome Mark Smith to ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness! Mark is making his way up to Sudbury to spend the evening running climbing clinics with our climbing community. Mark will be running a 2 hour clinic, from 6:30-8:30pm for anyone interested in learning more about developing their climbing, and learning how to improve their climbing techniques.Bring your gear, and be ready to climb! Mark will also be putting on a slideshow presentation about his climbing career, followed by a Q+A sessions. Cost: $15 for members | $20 for......

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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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