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Rev. Bill Mercer of Wesley United Church on Patrick Street in St. John’s has become familiar with delivering sermons to near-empty churches since the COVID-19 pandemic restricted large-scale gatherings. “We’ve had to keep the ...
Refugees serving up diversity of cuisine from food truck in St. John’s
It is one small food truck, but on any given day, it can hold 13 different countries. Or at least the cuisine from them. Inside the Global Eats food truck parked outside St. David’s Church on Elizabeth Avenue, are people who arrived in ...
20 Questions with singer-songwriter Madeline Salter of St. John's
She doesn’t know what, how or where, but it’s no question for Madeline Salter will work in the music industry after she finishes high school. “I know that’s something I need to do,” she said. “Then again, I ...
Totally wired: Newfoundland musicians turn effect pedal passion projects into local businesses
From creating new colours for the musician’s palette to becoming the backbone of entire genres, effects pedals are used on some of the world’s most well-known songs. Take The Rolling Stones’ 1965 hit, "(I Can’t Get No) ...
Duo Concertante tackles climate emergency, with music
Juanita Mercer The Telegram email@example.com @juanitamercer_ It’s fitting that birds provide the background music to a conversation on Thursday with acclaimed musicians Duo Concertante. The pair will next month ...
ERIN SULLEY: A Mediterranean night at home
If we cannot travel to the warm waters of the Mediterranean this summer, we may as well bring the Mediterranean to the table. I know, not at all the same … but one can dream! “In Italy, they add work and life on to food and ...
JANICE WELLS: Young Americans, and lumbering along
I’m writing this the day after Americans were discovered roaming freely in downtown St. John’s (imagine how bizarre that sentence would have sounded six months ago). I have no idea what the situation will be by the time this goes to print ...
BRUCE MACTAVISH: The summer plateau
The middle of summer is a pleasant time to be outdoors. The impressive greenness of the forest, bogs and barrens is something to behold. Roadsides are full of colourful flowers. Dragonflies, bees and butterflies are thriving ...
Longlist announced for Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Fresh Fish Award 2020
After a record number of submissions in 2020, the first longlist for the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) Fresh Fish Award has been announced. WANL executive director Jen Winsor said this year, because of how many ...
JOAN SULLIVAN: Back to bedrock
In this summertime of the Atlantic Bubble, it behooves us to learn more about our neighbours. This book considers two of our partnering provinces together, with the material divided into four geographical sections: Fundy West, Fundy East, Northwest ...