Author: Wendy Rose

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Celebrated artist Rosemary Byrne talks modes and methods of art, love of Newfoundland and Labrador and teaching through Art Cansel
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Rosemary Byrne hasn’t slowed down during retirement. The Avondale-based artist is still creating paintings and sculptures, plus sharing her knowledge by teaching art workshops at Art Cansel.
We spoke

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This year, Mother’s Day will hold extra special meaning for two Conception Bay South friends
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Margaret Morgan will be a mother on Mother’s Day in 2019. While this doesn’t seem like an extraordinary happening, it really is – it took many years, a number of complicated medical procedures, thousands

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Globe-trotting activist and sexual abuse survivor Gemma Hickey discusses their trip to the Vatican City for a pivotal clergy abuse summit 
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Gemma Hickey is a globe-trotting activist. They cover some serious distance – 938km by foot walking across the island in 2015 to raise awareness for clergy abuse, over

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The Crypt Tea Room in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist reopens this summer, heading into its 23rd year. A visit to the Tea Room has become an annual tradition for locals and is often a must-see for many visiting tourists
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The Crypt Tea Room came from Derrice

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From acclaimed stage production to groundbreaking anthology, transVersing is one of the first trans-authored traditionally published books in Newfoundland history. 
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Described as “Shakespeare meets slam poetry and the fiddle meets soapbosquirex rant” by its publishing company Breakwater Books, transVersing is possibly the first trans-authored, traditionally published book to come

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Local non-profit community service centre The Gathering Place is adding another service to their growing list of available resources and amenities
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The Gathering Place’s dental clinic will be taking its first patients in early December, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early November, to mark the completion of this new

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Andrew Miller will hopefully represent NL on WorldSkills Team Canada at next year’s WorldSkills International Competition
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Local College of the North Atlantic student Andrew Miller may be heading off to Russia next year to compete on the WorldSkills Team Canada.
Miller, a 21-year-old student currently studying Video Game Art

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The sixth annual Spirit Song Festival will be held in the capital city on November 17, 2018.
“We started doing Spirit Song to provide a venue for people to learn and experience Indigenous culture in a way that most people feel comfortable with, which is the arts,” Chris Sheppard said.

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