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Going the distance

Close to 400 athletes participated in the inaugural Wellington Mile race on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14. “The mile is historic,” said Samantha Calder-Sprackman, who was the first woman across the line in the first heat. She noted that it is a great distance for a community run as […]

A whole new level of pumpkin carving will 
be demonstrated at Wickedly Westboro. 
Photos courtesy of Maniac Pumpkin Carver

Something wicked this way comes

By Denise Deby – The Westboro Farmers’ Market will be showcasing some unusual vegetables on Saturday, October 26. Local pumpkins will be transformed into wicked witches, fanciful figures and intricate works of art when the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers work their magic at Wickedly Westboro 2013. The […]

Dennis Van Staalduinen with St. George students

Seeing the trees

By Denise Deby – Kids and adults celebrated their neighbourhood and some very special trees on September 25, National Tree Day, thanks to Champlain Park community members who’ve taken an interest in the area’s bur oaks. About 70 students in Grades 2 and 6 at St. George School […]

Carlingwood Y is a go

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is proceeding with plans to open a new Y in the Carlingwood Mall, thanks to strong support from partners and the Carlingwood community. The community’s positive response to their recent membership drive was critical for the Y to proceed with its […]

It’s sheer Bliss

Local actress Kate Smith and transplanted Kitchissippi native Amanda Sage are two artistic forces behind a new short film, Bliss, that recently made its local debut at the Ottawa International Film Festival. Bliss is the second film written and directed by Sage, who dabbles in a number of […]

Cookie Jam 2013, on Storify

Ottawa Cookie Jam took place on October 5, were you there? This event brought together cookie enthusiasts – both bakers and tasters – to celebrate all things cookie. Proceeds from the event were donated to In From the Cold, a program run by the Parkdale United Church. Here are […]

Kitchissippi Q & A: Pushing buttons

Is there an issue in your corner of Kitchissippi that’s been puzzling you? Perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask and it’s keeping you up at night. Send your burning questions (Kitchissippi-related of course) to 
editor@kitchissippi.com and we’ll help find the […]

Relays to end children’s cancer

Two years ago, Scott Perry just needed a sport that would keep him in shape throughout the winter. He started running on a treadmill and has been running ever since. “Buying new clothes is expensive,” the Westboro resident laughs. “I just needed some sort of exercise that would […]

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