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Empty Nest? Start Refeathering!

by Julie Harrison
photos by John Major
When Peter McKinnon realized Toronto’s sky-high cost of living put a comfortable perch out of reach for him and his wife, he moved his career in television production to Ottawa and set up nest here. Twenty-five years later, with one son having flown the nest and the other on the precipice, Peter shares how his family life has evolved — and continues to evolve — with all that Ottawa offers. Continue reading

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Adults, Are You Listening?

Megan Laundry is a 17-year-old Ottawa artist. The young writer and poet makes her own videos and this one, her latest release, is pretty powerful. If you have three minutes—just three minutes—be sure to watch. It’s called Wallpaper and it will make you think. Continue reading

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Dreams on Ice

By Lynn Rees Lambert
Photos by John Major

By now, Analisa Love-Tedjoutomo has her routine down cold. Make that routines, plural, that take the 14-year-old figure skater from ice rink to classroom to dance floor in a sequence of scheduling that would make most others dizzy. For this girl, it’s all part of a journey she envisions with a focus that is skate-blade sharp. Continue reading

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Artistically Inclined

by Loukia Zigoumis

Loukia Zigoumis, daughter of local artist Katerina Mertikas, recently sat down with her mom to find out the latest scoop about her busy art life, including a new partnership with Hallmark. Continue reading

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The Community Calling

by Julie Harrison
photos by John Major

As an entrepreneur, wife, mother and, last but not least, community advocate, Denise Siele is a woman who makes things happen. and the community of Ottawa is better off for it. Continue reading

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Kayla Kicks Like a World Champ

Kayla Maduk kicks like a girl – a girl who is the best on the planet at her chosen sport.  How’s that for kicks? Continue reading

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Sandwiched Life: Three Generations, One Household

by Loukia Zigoumis
photos by John Major

The sandwich generation puts a whole new twist on the notion of work-life balance. Stuck in the middle, more and more grownups are engaged in a juggling act that’s not just about taking care of the kids while managing a job, it’s also about caring for elderly parents or in-laws. Continue reading

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Hooray for Toonie Tuesday!

It’s amazing the good some toonies—and school spirit—can do. This year, 74 schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board participated in Toonie Tuesday, raising over $25,000 to support students in crisis. Continue reading

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Passion for Running

By Barbara Dundas

When my husband, a civilian employee for the Department of National Defence, was in Afghanistan for five months in 2010, I started running. I did so for two reasons: to get away from worrying about my husband and to escape the stresses of single parenting. What I have, two years later, is a passion for running. Continue reading

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My Christmas Battle

Tammy’s View is a column written by me, Ottawa resident Tammy Culhane, to help create awareness of people with disabilities and the issues that surround our daily lives.  I am a 39-year-old woman who has Cerebral Palsy. And sometimes Christmas shopping can be Ho Ho Horrible… Continue reading

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