Tributes for Ron: Famed singer/songwriter will have no funeral friends will play his last gig instead
One last waltz: standing room only at the Basilica for the funeral of Ron Hynes
Godspeed: Singer-songwriter Ron Hynes dead at 64.
ATLANTIC SKIES: Neptune: Monarch of the sea
20 Questions with St. John's Edge coach Steve Marcus
PAUL SMITH: Stay dry and carry an axe
Things to do and see in and around St. John's … music, plays, fairs, etc.
Thursday, November 14 Activities 2:30 p.m. Coffee and Culture Come for a yarn about Newfoundland knits. Shirley Scott and Christine Legrow, authors of “Saltwater Mittens” and a newly published sequel, “Saltwater ...
Thane Dunn bringing Elvis '68 Comeback Special-inspired tour to Newfoundland
There's an audio recording of Elvis Presley during a show at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August 1969 that's unlike any other of his live recordings. A year after his comeback to music from film, Presley had signed a contract for a ...
MARTHA MUZYCHKA: Free speech doesn’t mean you can say anything you want without consequences
Can we handle one more commentary on Don Cherry, immigrants and the poppy issue? Sure we can. For those of you who may not have heard, Don Cherry, the loud-mouthed, loudly dressed hockey commentator on “Coach’s Corner” used his ...
Mother and son explore their family's story of surviving the holocaust through improvisation in St. John's show
Growing up in Poland and Israel, the echoes of the Holocaust were never far from Irene Oore’s ear. While her father rarely spoke about those times, her mother did so obsessively. And she told it all to her young daughter over and over ...
Restored antique pickup trucks a legacy of love for St. John’s preteen, Paradise woman
One glance at a shiny, remodelled antique pickup truck can make any hot rod enthusiast drool. But for Kiera DeFoort and Kim Stockwood, the antique truck that sits outside each of their homes is not just about shiny chrome, a smooth-running engine ...
20 Questions with Giller Prize shortlisted author Megan Gail Coles
It's been a busy year for Megan Gail Coles. In February, House of Anansi published her debut novel, "Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club." A story that takes place in a single day, the book revolves around a group of ...
BRUCE MACTAVISH: Birders’ choice is November
November is a dark and dreary month. There is no escaping from the shortening days, the dominating overcast skies and the cooling temperatures of the second last month of the year. Throw in the bombardment of Christmas advertising trying to rush us ...
JOAN SULLIVAN: Annette Martin’s ‘Alder Bed’ an absorbing family drama
“The Alder Bed” is an absorbing, multi-generational family drama, its panoramic time period geographically anchored in New Perlican, Trinity Bay. The narrative is divided into five sections, each from the perspective of a series of ...
ERIN SULLEY: In pizza we crust
Calling all pizza lovers. If you enjoy making and eating pizza, I have an idea you will love. Ever make pizza monkey bread? How about making pizza in a bundt pan? Food friends, this week’s column is a fun way to prepare a weekend ...
JANICE WELLS: Remembering the fallen — and the damaged — in all wars
When Daughter #1 was a little girl she told us that we wear poppies on Remembrance Day “to remember all the poppies who died on the wharf.” I doubt if she knew what war was in those days when wars around the world weren’t common, ...