I haven’t been sick much this year, so my body decided to fulfill its quota with back-to-back colds and/or flu for the past month or so. Imagine this roundup delivered with the huskiest of voices, but the warmest of hearts.
Robin Mazumder shares what happened when a Twitter conversation with Jeff Chase turned into #yegsnowfight, a celebration of winter, community and play. (Photo of a snow-happy Jeff and Robin used with permission.)
Speaking of doing good:
- Elise Stolte checks out The Local Good’s first try at fundraising. (Deb Merriam storifies it.)
- Rylan Kafara features photographer William Neis, one of several artists shown at Art in the heART of the City. Fish Griwkowsky recommends the show.
- Glenn Kubish turns a police officer’s bitter comment into a fundraiser for The Support Network. (Mack Male has more on the police reaction to the city budget.)
- Duncan Kinney keeps his foot on the gas regarding gay-straight alliances in schools, as does Randy Boissonnault.
Let’s go a little lighter:
- Kristen Finlay assigns the next #yegbookclub reading, a mystery set in the Edmonton theatre scene.
- On yegwed, Stacey recommends some unusual wedding venues.
- Wondering where it’s good to be a magpie? Kick Point has you covered as part of the 12 Days of #yeg series. (I got a byline there, too.)
- The Choir Girl shares what it was like to sing on the live-recorded soundtrack for The Great Human Odyssey.
- The Unknown Studio talks to Omar Mouallem, editor of the new downtown magazine The Yards.
- Laurie Callsen looks back at coverage of the end of the Great War on the Edmonton City as Museum Project.
- Paul Giang explains why Jasper Avenue and Whyte Avenue are so wide.
- Sandy Joe Karpetz’s outtakes on The Pretty Secrets are hilarious and adorable.
So many! And there’s more on ShareEdmonton. Go ahead and look if you don’t believe me.
I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, which you can follow if you like that sort of thing.
I’m at @karenunland just about any time.