The extra hour from the end of daylight saving time came in handy this weekend, because there was a lot of good stuff to read and compile:
- Linda Hoang does some a-meow-zing market research on cat cafes during a trip to Japan.
- Deb Merriam chronicles the recent cash mob that descended upon local coffee roasters. (More events coming up: Timeraiser Edmonton and Green Drinks.)
- Sharon Yeo is back in the Food Notes saddle with plenty of news about local restaurants and other food-related tidbits.
- Jason Foster examines what the provincial budget means for the local beer business (and adds a little more in a postscript).
- On the Make Something Edmonton blog, Toscha Turner visits with Sherman Tsang of TwoFold, an innovative HR company.
- Beverley Jackman peers inside RED The Agency, where three residential units combine to make a fun space for marketing folk.
- Vickie Laliotis continues her series on blogging tips with notes about developing an editorial calendar.
- Nadine Riopel has advice on how to make your events unmissable (it’s all about the community).
- Christine Bruckmann has a list of things you can do with leftover Halloween candy.
- Thomas Wharton feels nothing can be done with those yellow-orange-and-black-wrapped candy kisses that haunt him still.
- This engagement session with Rita-Mae and Darlene on yegwed is sweeter than soda pop.
- Lori Godin has a moment of clarity about motherly love while making sugar cookies.
- My eyes are always drawn to saskatoons. This time Lillian Tse catches me with an ice cream recipe.
- Phil Wilson lists the Edmonton desserts that are so good, even a meat-lover like him will save room for them.
- Elizabeth Withey shares the essay she read at this year’s LitFest brunch, which I was lucky enough to hear.
- Paula Kirman reviews Standard Candles, the latest from poet Alice Major, who also read at the LitFest brunch.
- The latest Northern Sessions focuses on singer-songwriter Trevor McNeely.
- Bree Emmerson is charging into National Novel Writing Month, as is Devin R. Bruce in this post about storytelling.
- Laura Frey is reading Novellas in November.
- John Richardson continues to prove he is one of the most interesting people around.
Reflections and observations
- Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach plays a precious message, “a moment of happiness frozen in time.”
- A spider teaches Lindsey McNeill a lesson about life.
- Margaret Bose-Johnson’s plans to make porcupine meatballs are punctuated by a visit from a real porcupine.
- A leaf pile brings back happy memories for Kassandra Camponi.
- Jenna Marynowski previews The Best Brothers, a play about grief and brotherly love.
The rest is history
- The story of how this city deals with garbage is fascinating in Russell Cobb’s hands on the Edmonton City as Museum blog.
- Jaron Williams would love to see the recently burned-down Leamington Mansions resurrected at Fort Edmonton.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail shares a bit of the foreword she wrote for Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight.
- Vintage Edmonton reveals that the restricted-adult cartoon Fritz the Cat and Disney’s That Darn Cat played in city theatres at the same time in 1973. Hope no one mixed them up.
You’ll find more at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland.
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