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Getting into the holiday spirit

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:47


Photo by Judy Westcott
Ted Stilson, executive director of Downtown Lethbridge BRZ, displays signs promoting some of the upcoming events taking place in the city’s downtown core.

Downtown merchants are pulling out all the stops to make their shopping area the place to be this holiday season.
Hay rides, old-fashioned carolers, bright lights and seasonal promotions combine with historical charm to create a hard-to-resist festive mood in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
“We encourage everyone to bring the family downtown to enjoy a more relaxing, nostalgic way of holiday shopping,” says Ted Stilson, executive director of the Downtown Lethbridge BRZ.

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Help for the holidays

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Written by Christina Scott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:49


Photo submitted by Danielle McIntyre/Interfaith Food Bank
Leslie Darjes collects toys for Interfaith Food Bank as part of the joint Christmas hamper program conducted along with the Lethbridge Food Bank and the Salvation Army.

The holiday season is a special time for many, marking the renewal of cherished traditions: gathering boxes of decorations from years past to adorn the family Christmas tree, watching the snow fall with a cup of hot chocolate while viewing a favourite holiday move, and of course, being surrounded by those who mean the most while watching the joy on a loved one’s face when they open that perfect gift.
For those less fortunate, however, the holidays can be a stressful time; when many are desperately trying to make ends meet, saving money for the extra expenses Christmas incurs often seems impossible. That’s why three community agencies are working together to bring cheer and charity to those who need it most this season.

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The art of glass

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:20


Photo by Richard Amery
Loretta Golby, left, and Kathy Schwarz are members of the Lethbridge Society of Glass Artisans, whose creativity with glass knows no bounds. Members use their talents to create everything from jewellery to multicoloured sinks.

There is more to working with glass than making stained-glass windows. The 25 members of the Lethbridge Society of Glass Artisans (LSGA), formerly known as the Lethbridge Society of Stained Glass Artisans, are exploring all facets of glass, creating art ranging from stained-glass windows, earrings, Christmas tree ornaments and even larger items like multicoloured sinks.
“Glass work is not just stained glass, it’s an art form,” summarized society member Kathy Schwarz.
The local artisans showed off their wares at their annual Christmas Sale of Pottery and Glass Art at the Westminster Community Hall, Nov. 8 and 9.

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Remembering the sacrifices

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:16


Photo by Lindsay Ducharme
Local students Kai Andrews and Erin Cahill, age 9, interview local veteran Glenn Miller.

Once a year Canadians dedicate a day to remember the sacrifice made by many thousands of soldiers in order to protect our rights and freedoms. Remembrance Day has been held on Nov. 11 since the end of the First World War in 1918. While the date remains the same, local veteran Glenn Miller wonders why the public seems to be forgetting.
“It happens every year, it’s nothing new; why is it becoming more disengaging to the average person?” Miller asks.
Miller, who served with the Canadian military for 25 years, believes that while Canadian soldiers continue to fight wars overseas, the vast majority of Canadians are not connected, or affected by their service.

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Aiding Africa with art

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:13


Photo by Judy Westcott
Judy Scott of the Harambee Grandmas displays some of the artwork being auctioned on Saturday to raise money to assist grandmothers in Africa in raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

An international exhibit of 40 art works currently touring 15 cities in western Canada is coming to Lethbridge on Saturday as part of a local fundraising event in support of African grandmothers.
The event is being organized by the Harambee Grandmas, which is the Lethbridge chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. This campaign was launched in 2006 in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

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Tribute bands highlight the week
16/04/2014 | Richard Amery for the Sun Times

This is a great week for big names and tribute bands.
There are a couple of excellent tribute acts ringing in the long weekend.
Soundgarden starts things off Thursday, April 17 with Re/Opened: a tribute [ ... ]


Athletes should meet certain standard of behaviour
24/09/2013 | Dave Sulz, Sun Times

Welcome to the latest edition of “Athletes Behaving Badly.”
In the spotlight this week is Von Miller, the Denver Broncos’ outstanding linebacker. Miller has already had a rough summer. The Nation [ ... ]




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