A lot of people don’t like February, but it’s my favourite month. I used to celebrate it with my grandpa, and we have many other celebrations at this time of year, in our house and in this city. So let us begin with embracing winter and embracing challenges:
- Brittney Le Blanc shares her bounteous enthusiasm for 124th Street on her blog (yay, she’s blogging!) and in the Edmonton Tourism video. And hey, Brittney’s on the jury for Make Something Edmonton’s winter project grant.
- Glenn Kubish shares the Pecha Kucha talk he did in Minneapolis on winter cycling in Edmonton.
- Marielle T. of Lux Beauty Boutique concurs with the embracing winter idea, and has some specific suggestions for how.
- Put yourself in a position to do hard things and tap the resources you didn’t know you had, writes Donloree Hoffman after Sunday’s icy half-marathon.
- Jennifer Fisk reflects on — and shows — what you get when you climb a mountain.
- Rhonda Krause does Jasper up right in the winter, and shows how you can, too.
- Wondering what the deal is with the Fine Brothers and their YouTube controversy? Tara Martin explains the whole thing.
- Andrea Beça has launched another series on her YouTube channel dedicated to encouraging us all to be better humans.
- Sheri Landry notices some bad behaviour on Instagram.
- Chad Huculak has a modest proposal for making Facebook a little more bearable.
- Ryan Jackson, who was recently and crazily let go from the Journal, recounts an epic journey to and from Fort Chipewyan.
- Adina J writes about her process for writing a book.
- Maria K. is vexed by a lack of punctuation, but then remembers not to sweat the small stuff.
- Ana Vicioso shows what she’s wearing at 26 weeks of pregnancy.
- Sheri Landry shares three things that surprised her as a new mom.
- Lori Godin makes a strong case for date night.
- The love-to-play room at the Ardrossan Rec Centre, featured on Raising Edmonton, looks like lots of fun.
- Katie Kelly’s practice of geriatric social work teaches her some lessons about personal finance.
- Danica LeBlanc is on a shopping ban to make a dent in the last of her student loan.
- Rebecca Reid has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the owner of B’s Diner start over.
- Dan Tse brings his continuing quest to make ramen noodles from scratch to Beyond Umami.
- Cathy Walsh explains how to make flavourful pasta sauce without the chunks.
- Allan Suddaby provides a tutorial on hard-cooking eggs. His treatise on his grandma’s citrus juicer is a must-read, too.
- Margaret Bose-Johnson reconnects with her West Coast relatives and shares her recipe for German style sauerkraut.
- Christine Bruckmann previews the family night and perogy supper at the Ukrainian Centre.
- Twyla Campbell reviews dinner at the Workshop Eatery and Sharon Yeo gives it a try at brunch.
- What the Truck?! is recruiting for the team that puts on Edmonton’s food truck festivals.
- If for some reason you want to know what my childhood looked like, watch this 1978 episode of Popcorn Playhouse on Vintage Edmonton.
- The Northern Sessions showcases Towers and Trees, with a cast-of-thousands video and beautiful photos by Pablo Herrera.
- So delightful to see young actors Sarah Feutl and Corben Kushneryk on Curious Arts talking about why you should see a play.
- Jenna Marynowski has me excited about Klondykes, the new musical playing at the Roxy on Gateway.
- Nadine Riopel challenges the traditional idea of networking and proposes a better way.
- Linda Hoang tries out a project from Creation Crate, a new Edmonton-based subscription box for tech education.
- Just read Laurie MacFayden’s words whenever you can. I do.
I learn a lot from compiling these roundups, and I’m now in a position to share those lessons with you through my consulting practice. There’s a methodology and an ideology here that I’m happy to share.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by CKUA, which is in the midst of another great season of the TransCanada Music West podcast.