Chat with Gargoyle Wine Club

by Sherri Telenko What’s better than arriving home Friday evening and discovering your wine got there first? Well, that’s kind of how it works if you subscribe to Gargoyle Wine Club, which operates out of Toronto and Oakville. Sign up for a curated subscription and two, four or six bottles …

Garden Party

By Nelia Raposo People often take for granted what’s in their own backyard, and that’s something opera singer, David Scott Curry, wants to change.  The world-renowned tenor, who hails from Oakville, admits he grew up unaware of the many wonders within his own community. He recently returned to Halton after …

Lighthouse for Grieving Children

By Danielle Leonard How does a child grieve the loss of a close family member? Although it’s a question that no family ever wants to have to face, the Lighthouse for Grieving Children is an invaluable resource for anyone forced to navigate those painful circumstances. This year marks the organization’s …

At home with: Chris Mei

By Danielle Leonard As Canadians, we tend to consider ourselves experts on the weather. Knowing the forecast is serious stuff that impacts our plans, moods and conversations. So, when I meet with Chris Mei, the 13-year veteran host of The Weather Network on a cold morning in March, I’m hesitant …

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 …