Frisky-posterDowntown Owen Sound can shake off the winter blues this Friday, February 5th with another 1st FRIDAY event.

This third of four evenings brought to you by BoOST, FRISKY 1st FRIDAY is an opportunity to come downtown and experience shopping, dining and entertainment aimed at the more "adult" audience. The evening will be topped off with a Burlesque Show at Heartwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available at Heartwood Home or Tickefly.

The FRISKY theme was chosen specifically to complement Valentine's day and the ...

chinesenewyearAs we get ready to begin the Year of the Monkey, the Chinese New Year celebrations gear up in Owen Sound. For the third year in a row, free events for the whole family will take place all day Saturday, February 6 at Grey Roots Museum and Archives, the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Grey Roots there will be special guests and activities. Artist Emily Bi will demonstrate how to create fei chun, a tradition Chinese New Year decoration and she will also perform guzhang, a Chinese dulcimer. Cathryn Graham and Tamara Schmitke will speak from their own experience of ...

Snowmobiling-on-IceIn the wake of a tragic weekend that claimed the lives of three snowmobilers on frozen waterways, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are warning snowmobilers about unsafe ice and urging everyone, including anglers to stay off lakes and rivers.   

In one incident over the weekend ...

By Cathy Hird

I have been writing this column for a year and a half, and it occurred to me that it might be time to go back to the basic questions I am working on with what I write here.

In this column, I explore the place of "spirit" and "spirituality" in our lives. For me, spirituality explores questions of meaning, purpose and connection--connection to other people, to creation, to the divine. Spirit is the part of us that senses what is transcendent, but also what connects us to people, places and creation. Spirituality is our guide to what is beyond us and between us.

A person is made up of four parts: body, mind, heart and spirit. An older word used for spirit was "soul." Each part of us has




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