A staple of the local bluegrass scene for much of the past decade, the Canucky Bluegrass Boys said they have one overarching goal — making sure their audience is having fun.The band's upright bass player, Matt Naveau, said the group plays feel-good, “toe-tapping, foot-stomping” traditional bluegrass tunes.“A lot of people seem to say we're the happy band,” he said. “W...

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Nov 28, 2014

Gallery: Our top nature photos of the week (14 photos)

Brian Riutta took a few photgraphs of the landscape at Bell Park on Thursday. " I tone mapped the photographs so that they would look like winter paintings that you would see on a Christmas postcard." receives so many submissions from readers for inclusion on our Op-Ed page, but space...

Nov 27, 2014

PHOTO: Winter wonderland

Photo by Marlene Kutcher.

Marlene Kutcher took this photo on Highway 637, heading into the hamlet of Killarney, after a recent...

Nov 26, 2014

Sudbury Steam Cleaners hangs tough for 113 years

Greg Haddad and his son Chris Haddad, president of Sudbury Steam Cleaners, stand in front of one of the company's large dry cleaners. Sudbury Steam Cleaners was founded in 1901, making it one of Sudbury's oldest businesses. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

When famed American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison first visited Sudbury in 1901, he went to...

Nov 26, 2014

Award-winning guitarist to perform at Cambrian

 Check out a concert by award-winning Russian guitarist at Cambrian College Nov. 28. Supplied photo.

Guitar Foundation of America Solo Artist Competition winner Anton Baranov will present a concert at ...

Nov 26, 2014

Celebrating a French Canadian tradition

Making taffy was the name of the game Nov. 20 for Grade 3 École St-Denis students, who were celebrating Ste-Catherine Day. Supplied photo.

Grade 3 École St-Denis students took part in a traditional Ste-Catherine Day activity Nov. 20 — maki...

Nov 26, 2014

Sudbury band offers 'foot-stomping' bluegrass

The Canucky Bluegrass Boys are set to release their second CD. Supplied photo.

A staple of the local bluegrass scene for much of the past decade, the Canucky Bluegrass Boys said t...

Nov 26, 2014

Improv show, Christmas special on tap at Verve

Verve presents the family friendly show “Snowed In: A Verve Christmas Special” from Dec. 11 to 14. From left are actors Natalie Callewaert, Matkai Burmaster-Hansen, Marcus Dias and Abigail Yzereef. Supplied photo.

Looking for some entertainment this holiday season? Look no further than Verve, which is hosting two...

Nov 25, 2014

Tasting chocolate like fine wine?

 Ultimately Chocolate owner Lisabeth Flanagan led a chocolate tasting at Fromagerie Elgin Nov. 23. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

All chocolate is not created equally.As Lisabeth Flanagan of Ultimately Chocolate in Gore Bay explai...

Nov 25, 2014

PHOTO: Christmas card perfect

Photo by Victor Frank Vere

Victor Frank Vere sent in this lovely photo made possible by the wintery weather we’ve been having l...

Nov 24, 2014

Joey Niceforo back on a high note

  Sudbury-born Joey Niceforo, who recently launched a solo career after years with his group, Destino, is back in town Dec. 3 for a concert. Supplied photo.

At the end of 2013, Sudbury-born musician Joey Niceforo was at a bit of a low point in his career.Fo...

Nov 23, 2014

Thousands turn out for glimpse of Santa (23 photos)

 Santa Claus greets those gathered at this year's Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade Nov. 22. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Four-year-old Mason Dilella was waiting for just one man during this year's Greater Sudbury Santa Cl... Video:

Nov 23, 2014

Debut album pulses with singer's roots

A CD launch for Sudburian Mimi O’Bonsawin's debut album takes place Nov. 29 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Collège Boréal. Supplied photo.

Sudburian Mimi O’Bonsawin is set to launch her first CD at a Nov. 29 event.“Mimi’s positive, affirmi...

Nov 23, 2014

Capreol church needs local talent for showcase

 Trinity United Church in Capreol is looking for people with a talent to participate in its Community Christmas Showcase Dec. 14. Supplied photo.

Do you have talent? Are you willing to share it on stage? If so, you're invited to participate in th...

Nov 23, 2014

Toys R Us collects toys for kids in need

Donate to a child in need through the Tree of Dreams Toy Drive at Toys R Us in Sudbury. Seen here are Toys R Us Sudbury store director Meghan Moncur and store manager Cory Frith, along with Lynne Ethier, Our Children, Our Future project co-ordinator. Supplied photo.

The social service agency Our Children, Our Future and Toys R Us have once again teamed up for the T...

Nov 23, 2014

Light up Christmas at Anderson Farm Museum

Head to the Anderson Farm Museum Dec. 13 for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Supplied photo.

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place s...

Nov 22, 2014

SSO offers gift of music at Nov. 29 performances

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra music director Victor Sawa leads the symphony in two Christmas concerts Nov. 29. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra offers the gift of music Nov. 29 with two concerts sure to delight au...

Nov 22, 2014

Shriners' Christmas cakes are back

The Shriners' famous fruit cakes are available for purchase until Christmas at several local locations. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Shrine Club is back with its famous fruit cake — as well as Scottish shortcake and truff...

Nov 22, 2014

Film explores life in remote First Nations community

The film “Third World Canada” will be screened starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier. Supplied photo.

Award-winning Franco-Ontarian filmmaker Andrée Cazabon's film “Third World Canada” will be screened ...

Nov 22, 2014

Soak in Christmas spirit with Sudbury Chamber Singers

The Sudbury Chamber Singers want to help you get into the Christmas spirit.The group's 2014 Christmas concert, which takes place Dec. 14, features “a great mix of carols, classical, jazz, po...

Nov 21, 2014

Electronic pow-wow extravaganza

Native pop music star Inez Jasper takes the stage at the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Community Centre Nov. 28. Supplied photo.

Native pop music stars Inez Jasper and DJ Classic Roots will be performing in Sudbury Nov. 28 as par...

Nov 21, 2014

VIDEO: The art of brewing craft beer

In Ontario, there are more than 40 licensed craft brewers producing premium, high-quality beer, each with their own unique brewing style.

The domestic market for craft beer is becoming increasingly popular. In Ontario, there are more than... Video:

Nov 20, 2014

Atwood on Toronto politics, Conrad Black and Jian Ghomeshi

 Canadian author Margaret Atwood chats with Laurentian University chancellor Steve Paikin who also happens to be the host of TVO's “The Agenda,” at the university Nov. 19. She was there for an event in honour of her 75th birthday. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Did you know that Margaret Atwood — an ardent environmentalist, if there ever was one — is actually ...

Nov 20, 2014

Laugh with Sudbury Night Live

Bill Sanders and Amber Hicks are two of the stars of Sudbury Night Live, dinner and comedy skit shows set to take place at the Cambrian College Student Centre Dec. 5 and 6. Supplied photo.

Are you a fan of the comedy skit television show “Saturday Night Live?” How about the CBC shows “Thi...

Nov 20, 2014

Hitting the big time at age 11

Walter Learning, as Kris Kringle, rehearses a scene with Sudbury’s Samuel Leach Jarrett, who plays Mortimer and Tommy, and Sophie Mais, who plays Susan Walker in Sudbury Theatre Centre’s “Miracle on 34th Street.” Photo by Arron Pickard.

Literally hundreds if not thousands of 10 and 11-year-olds in Canada are in drama classes and plays....

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