Edmonton blog roundup: May 24, 2017

May 24 blog roundup
As I write this, the weather is doing its darnedest to remove the blossoms you see above. I leave them here for posterity, and look back at the some interesting blog posts from the past week or so.
Linda Hoang lists the patios and markets that will welcome your pupper; Family Fun Edmonton looks at the family-friendliest events planned for June 3’s 100 in 1 Day; and Sarah at Smile and Conquer finds some pennywise way to spend time with your beloved.
Dog-Friendly Patios and Markets in Edmonton - LINDA HOANG |...
I know I’m constantly trying to soak up the sun and spend as much time outdoors to truly take advantage of our short summer months. I’m always looking for ways to include my dogs in that…
10 Picks for Family Fun for 100 in 1 Day | Family Fun Edmonton
The 100 in 1 Day project is an initiative from the fabulous Make Something Edmonton crew that aims to transform our city. Community groups and individuals have been submitting ideas for…
20 Frugal Ideas for Summer Dates
It might not officially be summer yet but the weather has been beautiful here in Edmonton, and it has me wanting to spend ALL the time outside in the sunshine! This is a problem for…
Kari Skelton rounds up her local loves; Liz Nicholls reviews the latest from Azimuth Theatre; and Cherry Bob-ombs tries out the not-so-serious sport of FootGolf.
Folk Fest News, A Modern Market and New Life at the Alberta...
Folk Fest Tickets: Tickets go on sale Sunday, June 4 in person at 7:00 a.m at Remax Field (formerly Telus Field). City and Colour will headline this year. Here’s the rest of the lineup so…
As the crow flies: Nicole Moeller`s new play gets under your...
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the first moments of The Preacher, The Princess, And A Crow, a man bursts headlong into a tower room above a street. He triple-locks the door behind him….
Not So Deadmonton Series: FootGolf
Something fun and different from your usual activities is a little known sport called FootGolf. Pretty self explanatory but if you can’t figure it out, it’s golf and soccer combined. This…
A couple of dives back into the archives: Vintage Edmonton finds a disturbing story from 1930, and Mike Ross of Gig City looks at the ups and downs of outdoor festivals over the years.
May 23, 1930
Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta’s history
Flailing Festivals in Flaming Flinders!
It may seem like outdoor music festivals are dropping like flies – but that’s because there are so many of them. Some are bound to die. But while public confidence has been eroded from the…
News, weather, sports: Dave Cournoyer of daveberta examines the reaction to the NDP’s plan to update Alberta’s labour laws; Chris of Edmonton Weather Nerdery says Victoria Day was nice, but not the nicest (if you like heat); and OilersNation seeks your grades for the Oilers now that the season is over.
No, reforming Alberta`s Labour Laws will not kill democracy.
It won’t come as a surprise to many political watchers in Alberta that the most vocal critics of the NDP government’s yet to be announced reforms to Alberta’s outdated labour laws have…
Record Watch - May 23
We didn’t break any records today, although we got close: The current record High temperature for May 23 is 31.1°C set way back in 1886. It also had the warmest Low temperature at 18.3°C….
The 2016-17 Oilers Year End Report Card
Another Oilers’ campaign is in the books, you’ve had some time to reflect on what happened, and now it’s time to evaluate the 2016-17 season. Do you remember everything you need from this…
Karlynn Johnston of The Kitchen Magpie is planting her garden for honeybees; Michael Short of Let’s Go Outdoors reports on bears and electric fences; and Raising Edmonton has cat cafe news.
Planting for Honey Bees During National Planting Week!
I am thrilled to partner again with the Bees Matter initiative for 2017! Bees Matter is a Canadian website that partners with beekeepers, scientists, environmentalists and everyday…
It should come as no shock that electric fences can keep bears...
The use of electric fences in areas that are frequented by bears is becoming more and more common. And for a good reason according to the experts, the…
Parents: Now You Can Visit the Cat Cafe on Whyte FREE With Your...
The first time we visited the Cat Cafe on Whyte, our kids were enthralled. It was opening day, and there weren’t really policies in place yet that limited children visiting the cafe, so we…
Amy of Passports and Pigtails shares her top travel tips, and Dani of Out of the Nest Travel seeks and finds a field of sunflowers in Hawaii.
My Top 25 Travel Tips: Packing, Planning and Enhancing Your...
Madeleine Albright- 1. Don’t Overplan: When planning exploration of an exiting new destination, it is a knee-jerk reaction to jam in as may cities, attractions and excursions as humanly…
Sunflower Fields Forever
I get ideas and inspiration from many places in my life, especially for places I want to travel. The first ideas, and subsequent obsession, of visiting Hawaii came from hearing about my…
The Edmonton Arts Council tells the story behind the distinct benches on Alberta Avenue; Glenn Kubish contemplates good citizenship on two wheels; and on The Wanderer, Zosia Czarnecka interviews Robin Mazumder about the good and bad of Edmonton’s urban design.
Benchmarking Alberta Avenue
Strolling down Alberta Avenue (118th Avenue) on a warm spring day, there’s an energy in the air. In the beaming sunlight, pops of colour from the plentiful pieces of street art and business…
The examined ride
The examined ride is worth reliving. It started when Tim caught up to me on Jasper Ave this afternoon. By the time we reached Railtown, we had had a good talk about our public duties as…
Edmonton`s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia
On May 27 , Cappsule will be hosting a full day of conversations to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship among millennials. One of the invited speakers is Robin Mazumder – a Vanier…
Thrift posts are my jam. Check out the latest adventures of Adina J on Blue Collar Red Lipstick, and go maternity thrifting with the non-pregnant but very enthusiastic Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter.
Tales From The Thrift: Can`t Stop, Won`t Stop
I keep thinking to myself that finds aren’t as plentiful this year as last, but the truth – as will become apparent shortly – is that I’ve still been finding quite a lot of stuff. True,…
Maternity Thrifting
NO, this post is NOT about me. I may have a little extra self-regulation weight right now but I am NOT pregnant. However, my friend and colleague Kirsten is for the first time and we are…
Let’s cook! Margaret Bose-Johnson of Kitchen Frau whips up some fresh-picked morels; Cindy Nguyen of Let’s Om Nom bakes the famous Sugarbowl cinnamon buns; and on Stump Kitchen, Alexis Hillyard whips up some vegan Turtles with friend Bridget.
Pasta with Morel Mushrooms | Kitchen Frau
Pasta with Morel Mushrooms – If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some wild morel mushrooms you’ll wow your guests with this delicate, creamy pasta dish. It’s a rare spring treat….
Edmonton Cooks: Cinnamon Buns (Sugarbowl) * LET`S OM NOM.
This post is part of the series: LET’S OM NOM Cooks Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes From the City’s Best Chefs. You can see the recipe list here or follow chronologically here. I’m a big…
How to make Vegan Turtles! Stump Kitchen 43
Bridget and I had a blast making vegan turtles! Support Bridget and the walk for Cystic Fibrosis research by clicking on her page below:…
A couple of gaming posts: Brent Jans of Renaissance Gamer finds ways to work marginalia into his campaigns, and guest poster Alastair vows to work through his unplayed pile in Steam on Almost Infinite.
Marginalia and Other Oddities
I love introducing libraries of books in my campaigns. It’s the sort of treasure I’d love to find if I were an adventurer, after all. Cracking open a door no one has opened in centuries,…
Full Steam Ahead - Introduction
” We used to play games we never pay for. Now we pay for games we never play. This is how Steam has changed PC gaming. ” I have, at last count, 131 games in my Steam library.
On Beyond Umami, Lillian Tse tries out the Juniper Cafe and Bistro; On Beer’s Jason Foster marvels at the Alberta craft beer boom; and Sharon Yeo catches you up with a bunch of other news on Only Here for the Food.
Neighbourhood Gems: Juniper Cafe & Bistro
One Saturday a few weekends ago, Dan and I decided to check out Juniper Cafe & Bistro for a relaxing Saturday brunch. I had been there a few months before for a hot chocolate on a wintery…
Alberta Beer Boom, Where Will It stop?
Over the past couple weeks two new breweries opened their doors in Alberta, Annex Ale Project (read profile here) and Caravel Brewing ( profile here), both in Calgary. Their official…
Food Notes for May 22, 2017
I hope you made the most of a beautiful long weekend! It definitely feels like summer now. On to this week’s food notes: The first AfroFest takes place June 3-4, 2017 at Churchill Square….
Happy birthday to Maria K., who celebrates with opera on Simple Moodlings, and to Bree Emmerson, who marks the day on a trip to the UK.
A gift on my birthday
Today is my birthday, and besides being exhausted from a long weekend working in the garden, I’m luxuriating in the many blessings in my life. I took Shadow for a lovely walk, I’ll plant a…
A Birthday Wish Come True
Today has been a day, ripe with bad news and a disheartened and mourning globe, so getting close to the end of the day I knew I needed a pick-me-up. Our trip this summer includes being in…
Beverley Theresa has some harsh words for spammy behaviour on social media; Lyndsey of Over My Styled Body lets us peek into her style vlogging life, and reveals a bit of what’s hard about it; and Justine shares the less glamorous side of heritage home renos.
2017 Best Practices for Spamming on Twitter & LinkedIn | Social...
So, you’re probably reading this because you want to know how to spam people the “right way”. Right? Don’t. Spam. People. Ever. The majority of people have grown wise to not opening penis…
VLOG 5 | Why I Took A Mini Break From Vlogging - Over My Styled...
This is VERY long overdue but I put it out there on my instagram asking if you still wanted me to upload today’s vlog as the footage is from about a month ago, and I received an…
Some truths behind the heritage home reno.
In theory, blogging is kind of strange, but blogging about a home renovation is even stranger. You snap some photos, write some words, & *BAM* the whole world can see into your [ … ]
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