Charlie Hodge

Hodge: Angels who live in our community

Here are some of your nominations for Charlie's Christmas Angels list.

Hodge: Embracing the familiar surroundings of Kelowna City Hall

A sense of feeling like I’m back where I belong…Sometimes it feels like I was never really gone.

Hodge: Yulies drenched in Christmas cheer

I am a Christmasolic. I suppose with treatment it would be curable; however, I am in no hurry to seek that sort of assistance.

Hodge: Election campaign takes its toll on all candidates

Wow, that was six hectic weeks that went by in a flash, yet seemed painfully slow in the process.

Hodge: Veteran offers some closure on WWII loss of an uncle

…the odds that a surviving veteran living so close not only saw my uncle die, but read my column 70 years later is halting.

Hodge: Night of the Arts reminder

This is a wonderful group who make a huge difference in our town and deserve your support.

Hodge: Musical lineup filling out for annual Metro fundraiser

The Trip’s have agreed to play the final spot for Night of the Arts, set for Nov. 7 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

Hodge: End of Beyond 50 magazine bitter sweet

The blood, sweat, and tears brainchild of Laurel D’Andrea, Beyond 50 was a vibrant, informative, and effective publication.

Hodge: Aging NHLer gets reprieve by signing with Anaheim

Some pundits suggested he had lost his heart for the game or his fire; however Heatley says he fully intends to return to top form.

Hodge: Interest in running for council heating up

So far, 30 nomination packages for councillor and 14 for mayor have been picked up. Oct. 10 is the deadline to file them with City Hall.

Hodge: Getting ready for Night of the Arts

When I assured him the current night of music had only just begun he just grinned and sank deeper into his lawn chair.

Hodge: A vacation gem discovered

Artist extraordinaire, Tia-Maria Soroskie more than a smiley face at the board table of the Bridge Youth and Family Services.

Hodge: Final thoughts on comic genius

Fundraisers: The Chretien Memorial Golf Tournament is set for the Mission Creek Golf Course on Sept. 6.

Hodge: Passion for fighting old causes rekindled by mine spill

Sadly, neither of us was overly surprised when the tailings pond disaster at Imperial Mines took place in the Cariboo.

Hodge: Possibilities for where tourists can spend their money

Here are a few local quirks you should be aware of before a list of my favourite places to go, see, do, or eat.

Hodge: Take the time to enjoy a local summer

Being born and raised in the valley…it is my inherent residential right to froth, vibrate and fume about everything.

Hodge: Finally, a good way to judge reader numbers

And wading through the murk of City Hall government-speak.

Hodge: Back on the Canucks bandwagon

Linden brought in Jim Benning and the new GM has had a significant impact.

Hodge: Challenges ahead for new Canuck coach

Desjardins holds a relatively impressive record in the hockey having coached at most levels.

Hodge: Prevent brain injuries: Use your brain and wear a helmet

I am constantly surprised at how many people ride by my house looking marvellous—but unprotected from the unexpected.