HOW TO TRAVEL SOLO
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May 09, 2017

HOW TO TRAVEL SOLO

You’ve done the family roadtrip to Florida, you’ve done the all-inclusive with your friends, perhaps you’ve even ventured on something like a Contiki group tour. Next challenge: The Solo Trip. Packing your bags, leaving your itinerary with someone at home, and getting dropped off at the airport/train station/car rental place is particularly freeing feeling. Having just returned from my own solo trip to Iceland, I have some tips to make you feel comfortable. Don’t underestimate what you’re capable of. Though it is becoming more popular, a large part of what holds people back is comparing their comfort zone to......

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PLAYSMELTER HITS THE STAGE

Its big anniversary for Playsmelter! Celebrating their fifth year the folks at Sudbury’s own new work theatre festival have worked hard to compile a roster of original plays to prove once again that theatre is not dead in the North. Two staged productions and first readings of three new scripts by Northern Ontario writers, this is sure to be a jam packed week! Making its world premiere will be Lara Bradley’s Blind Nickel Pig, and in its first Sudbury presentation Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti. And don’t forget to sit in on an exciting first reading of one......

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KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH NLFB'S STELLAR EXTENDED LINEUP

Celebrating 46 years of kicking off Sudbury summers Northern Lights Festival Boréal is ready to ramp things up again! With new artistic director Max Merrifield at the helm this year takes an exciting new direction as the festival includes a Thursday night concert addition! That’s right if you couldn’t contain your excitement before good luck now – that’s FOUR solid days of music at the beautiful Bell Park! A tribute to Canada’s founding nations the night will feature a special multi-disciplinary experience to get you in the mood for a full weekend of festival fun! The rest of the......

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READING TOWN SUDBURY  2017 ROUND UP

It’s that time of year again where for the second time Sudbury becomes a literary haven! Reading Town is a week-long celebration of the wild the wonderful world of books! Maybe you’re an avid bookworm, maybe you’re looking to make enjoying reading a part of your regular routine. This is the week to do it! This week will not be short of activities to take part in a ignite your passion for the written word all over again. Read on for all the details on the events around town put on by Reading Town Ville Lecture in association with......

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Rise 2017-Design and Visual Arts Grad Show

Last week we had the opportunity to check out Rise 2017-Design and Visual Arts Grad Show hosted by Cambrian College students, and it’s safe to say we were blown away by the amount of artistic and creative talented that filled the room! The exhibit was held on Thursday, April 20th, from 6-9pm at Cambrian College’s downtown Open Studio, located at 93 Cedar Street in Unit 303. The Open Studio’s large gallery space allows students to have the opportunity to mount their exhibitions, work alongside professional artists in the community, and also offers students real world experience. From the moment......

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HOW TO NATURALLY FIGHT ALLERGY SEASON

Are you a person who suffers from runny noses, clogged sinuses or itchy eyes whenever the snow melts and the flowers bloom? You are probably one of those people who “love” winter just because you dread allergy season.  Well spring doesn’t have to always be related with allergies, and here are some tips to help you welcome the greenery without the suffering. Herbs Herbs are an easy drug free way to help with some symptoms you may be experiencing.  You can enjoy herbs in tinctures or in teas, if you love teas then enjoy some of these loose leaf......

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Local charity teams up with local restaurants for delicious fundraiser.

If you could help someone by just eating dinner would you? This Wednesday, April 26, 2017 A Taste For Life returns to local restaurants in support of Réseau Access Network. By dining out for lunch or dinner on this day with one or the participating restaurants 25% of your bill will go directly towards Réseau Access Network’s many programs that help facilitate healthy lifestyles for those affected by HIV and Hepatitis. Some of Réseau Access Network’s programs include offering clinical services, case management, safe needle packages, needle cleanups, safe sex education, and nutrient rich groceries. A Taste For Life......

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ADD SOME FLARE TO YOUR WARDROBE WITH STARLOTTE SATINE VINTAGE

Who doesn’t love a good vintage piece? Be it a carefully preserved item of clothing, a great hand bag or accessory, just about everyone has at least one prized item from long ago in their collection. Bringing you back in time for a weekend of vintage treasures is Starlotte Satine Vintage with their latest popup sale April 29th-30th at The Bombshell Beauty Saloon! Miss Satine has been painstakingly searching out a collection of some of the best gems in the north to add a little extra flare to your day to day wardrobe. Along with her helpful gang of......

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An “Emergence” of Northern Secondary School Artists

Our Crater was invited to attend the opening of the Emergence 2017 art exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury last Wednesday and obviously, I checked out all the excitement and today I’m sharing a recap of my visit.  The exhibit is composed of works of art from students of thirteen participating secondary schools from the various school boards in the area: Rainbow District School Board, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Le consiel scolaire du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, and Le consiel scoliare du Nouvel-Ontario.  The Emergence exhibit started in the 1970s and speaks to the process of......

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KEEP YOUR HOCKEY DREAMS ALIVE THIS SPRING!

The Maple Leafs are in the playoffs, the Dart Guy became a thing, the Wolves got a major rebranding and have had an action packed season – let’s face it, it’s a great time to be a hockey fan in Sudbury! In comes Sudbury Theatre Centre’s latest production in collaboration with YES Theatre, Hockey Dreams! Opening April 20th to May 7th this play is a coming of age story all set against the backdrop of the arenas and skating ponds you rink rats called home. Tickets are available for $27.50 online now, get yours early – this heartwarming show......

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