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Through the Looking Glass

Photography by Nikki Wesley It illuminates downtown Burlington, delivering pops of vibrant colour both day and night. Whether you’ve stopped to admire its beauty or merely caught a glimpse of it on your way down Brant Street, the sculpture better known as Portal is a definite conversation starter. The creation …

Susan Longley

By Stephanie Hounsell When Susan Longley gave birth 32 years ago to a daughter with Down syndrome, a very wise pediatrician told her that if she never stopped teaching, Cheryl would never stop learning. Unfortunately, competing messages tried to drown out that hope-filled one. So Longley made it her life’s …

Zonta Oakville: Celebrating the international club’s 100th anniversary

By Allie Murray Zonta International has been empowering women all around the world for a century, even inspiring women in Oakville to form their own club 46 years ago. The first Zonta group was formed in 1919 in Buffalo, New York. Years later in 1927, the first group outside of …

Chat with Dean MacLean

By Sherri Telenko Eighteen years ago, Oakville cried out for fresh seafood, and The Mermaid and the Oyster answered that call. Now, almost two decades later and rebranded as The Mermaid on Kerr Street closer to the lake, Denise Glazier and Dean MacLean are still at it, this time providing …

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Naturally Beautiful: Harnessing natural ingredients for a glowing complexion

By Melanie Hennessey We’ve all heard the old adage “you are what you eat.” But there’s a movement afoot that would also argue “you are what you apply to your skin.” With increasing awareness about potentially harmful ingredients in skincare products, which are in turn absorbed through the skin and …

ABCs OF Italian Wine

By Carmelo Giardina A trip to Italy isn’t quite complete if you haven’t experienced its wine or even better, a tour of one of its many wine regions. In fact, there are 20 regions in total spanning the entire country (Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto are arguably the most famous). Within …

Nassau: A Bahamian Bon Voyage

By Goldie Tock There’s something about flying into the Caribbean and looking down through the clouds to the vivid blue waters that’s breathtaking. The warm breeze on your face instantly makes you feel relaxed and on island time. It was a hop, skip, and a jump from the Nassau airport …