Sudbury Music Spotlight: Dominica Frometa

You may remember Dominica Frometa and her amazing voice from out #GirlPower event this spring! But, you have got to check out her story about her first big high school performance at age 15 and where her singing career has taken her (including to a stadium of 16,000 people)! Read our interview with Dominica below. When did you discover your passion for singing? Do you have someone or something that has been your biggest musical influence?  I have always had a love for singing and performing in my heart – that is for sure! But my passion was ignited......

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STACK’S PIZZAGEDDON IS THE ULTIMATE PARKING LOT PARTY

Sudbury’s own Stack Brewing is celebrating 4 years strong! Serving up some  of the best suds in Sudbury with clever names like Valley Girl, Panache, and Saturday Night that give a nod to their hometown, its hard to believe how far they’ve come in such sort time! This Saturday June 24th join the Stack team for Pizzageddon the ultimate tailgate party right in their parking lot. Pizza, music, games, hot tubs (no, really) – they’ve got it all!  For the real super fans this is even your chance to get a tour of the brewery before sampling a pint......

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Margoland: Bringing the Big Nickel to the Big Screen

We recently heard about a new film being created by two fourth year film students at Ryerson University that happens to feature none other than our own hometown! We were able to chat with Margoland’s director and co-writer Sarah Simone, and the film’s co-writer and producer, Sarah Quan, about the story behind Margoland and what it was like to film up north! Behind the Scenes photo credit: Kevin Huang Tell us about yourselves! What do you do, and how did you get started in the Canadian film industry? Sarah Quan: My name is Sarah Quan, and I’m a filmmaker......

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Shop Local: Olive & Annie

By now you may have heard of this local business taking the accessories and jewelry world by storm, but Olive & Annie has a lot more to it than that! Owner and founder, Jacqueline Villeneuve, tells the inspiring story of how she launched her brand, and what you can do to continue supporting Olive & Annie, her local events, and the Zawadi la Tumaini Children’s Home. Tell us your story; how did the idea for Olive & Annie begin? Olive & Annie was primarily created to provide employment for single mothers and support the children of Zawadi la Tumaini......

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GRAPHIC CON 2017 RECAP
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June 16, 2017

GRAPHIC CON 2017 RECAP

This past weekend Sudbury saw the return of GRAPHIC CON – the comic and all things geeky convention presented by the Greater Sudbury Public Library and Launch Pad Creative. Their 3rd year saw an outstanding turn out of more than 5,000 Northern fans! My personal opinion … it was #nerdgasmic!   If you didn’t happen to be spending a sunny Saturday afternoon downtown partaking in the sights and sounds at Rotary Blues for Food or enjoying one of our many gorgeous street side patios, you might not have known it was happening. For those spending their time in our......

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CELEBRATE 30 YEARS AT THE ICONIC TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN

For thirty years the strong the Townehouse Tavern has stood as a landmark of the North. A must stop for all acts touring Ontario and home to some of the best memories of countless Sudburians. We all know the story of Stompin’ Tom Connors penning ‘Sudbury Saturday Night’ from the rooftop of the venue, but what really stands out the most and makes this place so special is a the community that has developed around it. The Desjardins family took over an old hotel right next to the arena in 1987 and turned it into a destination for new......

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HEALTH FOOD STORE SHOPPING LIST: THRIVE HEALTH FOOD ESSENTIALS

For any of you who have never been to Thrive Health Food Essentials, it offers a selected variety of products.  They specialize more in local/homemade products and the owners are the kindest ladies to talk to. Here are some products I checked out that I enjoyed and I recommend you try too! Heavenly Organics- Ginger chocolate honey patties: This is a yummy gluten free, dairy free treat that has no added sugar.  Due to the fact that this product includes 100% dark chocolate and raw white honey it has some immune boosting antioxidants.  The outside shell is very bitter,......

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GEEK OUT THIS WEEKEND WITH GRAPHIC CON

Fandoms unite, this weekend Graphic Con, the North’s biggest con experience coming to the Sudbury Arena for one day only Saturday June 10th! Last year the con broke its attendance record with an astonishing 5000 in attendance! Proving once and for all the geek culture is strong in Northern Ontario! Presented by Launch Pad Creative and Greater Sudbury Public Library this team of super heroes are committed to bringing the full convention experience to Northerners, promoting literacy through the fun and fantasy that can only be found in the world of comic books – and all for an accessible......

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NLFB ADDS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND FULL SCHEDULE

Nostalgia abound as NLFB get ready to kick off its 46th Sudbury summer July 6-9th! The crew behind the festival magical is extending this year’s celebration with an added bonus day of music on Thursday July 6th featuring headlining performer Buffy Sainte-Marie in a multiplatform cultural celebration! Festival headliners over the rest of the weekend include Yukon Blonde, A Tribe Called Red and Whitehorse, this is a lineup you don’t want to miss and there’s plenty more to discover once you hit the festival grounds! Since they’re initial line up announcement a few weeks ago NLFB has let slip......

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LA BRUNANTE ROCKS FOR A 24th YEAR!

May 27th, the crew at La nuit sur l’etang were back at College Boreal with the 24th annual La Brunante. Three groups took to the stage in a competition for young Franco-Ontarian artists. Cinq à Sept, made up of students from É.S.C. l’Horizon kicked things off and played in front of a crowd filled with Valley East residents as well as l’Horizon students and teachers. They received a standing ovation after their third song. Les Bergers were next up, fronted by lead singer Josée. These 8 students from É. S. C. L’Escale had great chemistry, getting into some hard......

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