Cara Brady

A taste of Italy in Spallumcheen

Bill and Lovena Doak grow ripe, juicy figs along with many other fruits in their North Okanagan garden

Market wedding surprises

Joan Jong and Kalvin Krause exchange vows during a surprise wedding before a crowd at the Armstrong Farmers Market July 18.

Class not just painting flowers

Okanagan Landing elementary students learn about native and invasive plants through Artstarts.

Trainer learns to be fit of mind to succeed

Personal trainer Jes Hatt succeeds in upgrading his literacy and study skills thanks to programs offered in the community.

Garden grows to new heights at St. James

Students learn that not only eating, but growing your own vegetables is good for you.

It’s a busy summer at Vernon’s Teen Junction

From park days to water slides to the drive-in and running and hiking, it’s a busy and fun summer at Teen Junction Youth Centre.

A picnic to share stories

The Interfaith Bridging Project in Vernon hosts a potluck picnic on June 27 welcoming people of all ages to gather to hear stories

Picturing moments in time

Since 1974, Martin Vegt’s camera has captured milestones in the lives of North Okanagan residents

AA is ready for 43rd Annual Round Up

Weekend event is open to all and takes place June 12 and 13 in Vernon

McMeeking-Walsh takes top honour

Vernon Women in Business Woman of the Year 2015 Anne McMeeking-Walsh walked to the podium, her hands clasped in disbelief

Kids find success in the kitchen

A new community cooking program for kids takes shape at elementary schools in School District 22

Singers celebrate ‘Freedom’

The Freedom Singers — in concert this month in Vernon — escaped from their native Romania to triumph on the stage and in their faith

Family looks to the future

Autism Awareness Month is April and families in Vernon hope to share understanding and awareness at annual Autism Awareness Walk & BBQ

Sunrise offers support for the grieving

The Sunrise Grief Retreat Society holds a retreat May 1 to 5 at Deep Creek Retreat House near Salmon Arm

Jovan shares love and laughter

T21 Connect is a new support group for families of people with Down syndrome. March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day

Forum gives students a voice

The BC Student Voice Okanagan Region Forum brings students from Vernon and Coldstream high schools together to share, talk and ask questions

Video encourages inclusive job sites

Community Living B.C., North Okanagan-Shuswap Community Council, is sponsoring the video contest

Film To Light a Candle shows why education should not be a crime

Vernon Baha’i community to show new documentary made by once imprisoned Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

Rotary club marks 90 years

The 90th anniversary celebration for Vernon Rotary Club takes place Friday

A home chef shares his secrets

As he whips up his gourmet creations for family and friends, Curt Jensen, aka Culinary Curt, says he believes cooking should be fun.