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Pho The Love of The Far East : 3 Top Spots
Brockville / Ottawa / Restaurants / St. Lawrence / Tourism / Where to eat

Pho The Love of The Far East : 3 Top Spots

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE Visiting the ByWard is akin to crossing the rubicon, from “urban” to “hipster” in only a few steps. It’s a village bursting with experiences especially of the food kind. You pass by the majestic Chateau Laurier and–Boom!–a world of fun opens up. In the ByWard, sounds shift every twenty … Continue reading

“One small step for people, one giant leap for peoplekind”
Comedy / Opinion

“One small step for people, one giant leap for peoplekind”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE Canada now exerts its participation in its Southern neighbor’s exploration of space. Our PM corrects the first words by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off the module onto the lunar surface. Amstrong pronounced a string of words known around the world–a meme which united everyone. This 1969 historical moment … Continue reading

Miracle Mineral Found in Perth, Carleton Place, Brockville
Better Health / Brockville / Carleton Place / Food / Perth / Shops

Miracle Mineral Found in Perth, Carleton Place, Brockville

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE This writer opens this story appealing to your vanity. Yes, there is a fountain of youth here in the region. It does not require exercise, positive affirmatives, plastic surgery, or sitting in caverns in the heart of Italy. Once you learn about this youthful mineral in which I guarantee … Continue reading

Treasure hunt ends in Kemptville and Iroquois
Better Health / Food / Kemptville / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Treasure hunt ends in Kemptville and Iroquois

by MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE This writer looked around, inquiring from those in-the-know and searching the web for hard-to-find foods produced the way our forefathers did–only three generations ago. Finally, my unrelenting search ended in results. I stumbled upon Biemond, AKA Upper Canada Creamery, Iroquois (an East Ontario town along the St. Lawrence), and, … Continue reading

Perth has the L-Factor : Love is in the air
Lanark County / Love Month / Perth / Restaurants / Shops / Tourism / Where to eat / Where to stay

Perth has the L-Factor : Love is in the air

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE I remember strolling up Gore Street in late summer 2016, exchanging effusive words with visitors. “This is the wedding town of Ontario,” one young couple intimated. As I traveled, loaded down with my camera and tripod, I witnessed many couples holding hands, cuddling as they swayed, absorbing Downtown Perth’s, … Continue reading

Communities being redesigned by Google–right now.
Business / Opinion / Technology / The Wedge

Communities being redesigned by Google–right now.

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE An unprecedented shift to “life as we know it” is already in play. It’s not coming. It’s here. And it is being installed incrementally under our noses. The dominoes are falling one after the other. A MICROCOSM IN THE MACROCOSM Imagine your refrigerator is on the cloud (that’s internet … Continue reading

Countdown to Love : Pembroke Sister Act
Love Month / Ottawa Valley / Pembroke / People / The Wedge

Countdown to Love : Pembroke Sister Act

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE We continue our countdown to the month of love with testaments of love in our midst. Love is not the exclusive turf of romance. I witnessed two sisters who run a long-established business in Pembroke show their affection and respect for each other. I speak of Noella Stevens and Eileen … Continue reading

Countdown to Love : Julie and Peter, Perth
Love Month / People / Perth / Tourism

Countdown to Love : Julie and Peter, Perth

BY MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE The wedge is declaring all of February, “the month of love.” One day is just not enough. Sure, February 14th is the crescendo–it’s a double whammy. In “Countdown To Love,” we will feature people living in the wedge region (Pembroke to Kingston to Hawkesbury and every place within), lifting … Continue reading

Mainstreet is at war with Cyberstreet : It’s not pretty
Almonte / Brockville / Business / Opinion / Perth / Restaurants / Shops / The Wedge

Mainstreet is at war with Cyberstreet : It’s not pretty

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE — NOTE: This is a new category, “Opinion.” The wedge is super positive–no deaths, no crime, no politics; but, a little edginess once-in-awhile is valued by our readers. So, here it is. This writer has seen Amazon’s packages–that unmistakable smirk in its logo–stacked high at our Canada Post locations through … Continue reading

Three Collaborate in Celebrating Van Gogh in Smiths Falls
Entertainment / Restaurants / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Where to eat

Three Collaborate in Celebrating Van Gogh in Smiths Falls

By MAGGIE W, Editor, the wedge.LIVE NOAL Pantry, Smiths Falls Library and The Station Theatre collaborate in creating an exceptional daytime event, celebrating the life and works of Artist, Vincent Van Gogh. This is a first of its kind in the greater region. Chef Laurie Anne Brennan, Founder of NOAL Pantry, is creating a “Van … Continue reading

The Wedge’s 10 Best of 2017 – Part 4 “TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE”
10 Best of 2017 / Arnprior / Brockville / Cobden / Kanata / Merrickville / People / Renfrew / Smiths Falls / Westport

The Wedge’s 10 Best of 2017 – Part 4 “TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ Share by clicking icons at story’s end. 10- TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE This is our final “10 Best of 2017.” We held this segment back until everyone returned from extended Christmas holidays. Below you will find individuals the wedge and this writer have met personally in 2017. … Continue reading

The Wedge’s 10 Best 2017 – Part 2
10 Best of 2017 / Perth / Prescott / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

The Wedge’s 10 Best 2017 – Part 2

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE you can click the buttons at story’s end THE WEDGE’s 10 BEST OF 2017 Continued 4- Favorite Photos Our first, most favorited photo by our readers is of a young couple showing the hallmarks of early-stage courting, smitten with each other. Surprisingly, they are a long-established, … Continue reading

Local Shops Overtake Amazon Last Week of Christmas
Business / Shops / Technology

Local Shops Overtake Amazon Last Week of Christmas

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE story, click buttons at story’s end Our readers are forewarned,  local shopping is a cause we support. Community stability is increasingly challenged by those who concentrate power thousands of miles away inside a circuit box with superficial intelligence. Amazon has been the darling of this process … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday : Festival of Lights in Perth
Attractions / Christmas / Lanark County / Music / Perth / What To Do

Fantastic Friday : Festival of Lights in Perth

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE ❤️ To Share This Story Scroll to the End and Click Your Buttons This writer attended a fantastic Friday evening in Perth–one filled with immersive sights and sounds beyond my expectations. This event, The Festival of Lights, ushered in the Christmas holidays with a “bang”–literally. On arrival, I struggled with … Continue reading

BLACK FRIDAY Downtown Arnprior : The Big Six
Arnprior / Christmas / Ottawa Valley / Shops / The Wedge

BLACK FRIDAY Downtown Arnprior : The Big Six

BY MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ Share buttons like Facebook at story’s end ! Towns and small city retailers in the wedge are responding aggressively to shoppers’ demands for deals this Christmas season. Shopping local has acquired “cachet” over the last few years, thanks to the tireless efforts of town associations and a spirit … Continue reading

Politicians’ Worst Nightmare, Mary Walsh, Makes Splash in Arnprior
Arnprior / Attractions / Comedy / Entertainment / What To Do

Politicians’ Worst Nightmare, Mary Walsh, Makes Splash in Arnprior

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE “It was a combination of persuasion and magic,”states acclaimed, Public Librarian of 2017, Karen DeLuca, in signing Mary Walsh to appear at the Arnprior Library. DeLuca received this highest award from the Ontario Library Association. Carolyn Swayze, also employed in the same library, received the Youth Librarian of 2016 … Continue reading

Our Surprising Local Megastars – Case for a Walk-of-Fame?
Almonte / Brockville / Entertainment / Kingston / Music / Ottawa / Pembroke / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Our Surprising Local Megastars – Case for a Walk-of-Fame?

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE We had a cursory look into the wedge (Pembroke to Hawkesbury to Kingston and all cities, towns, places within) and found the riches of fame. Some of the world’s most renown were born here and many remain–and return. This is a glimpse–we barely scrape the topic here. We’ve not … Continue reading

Pembroke & Cobden : 7-Visits Marathon
Ottawa Valley / Pembroke / Seven Visits Marathons

Pembroke & Cobden : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE  FYI: Sharing Buttons incl. Facebook at end of story This writer’s trek through the Ottawa Valley continues with the wedge‘s farthest destination in its northwest boundary–a second trip into the city of Pembroke and its close friend, the village of Cobden. Now, we feature some of its leading personalities … Continue reading

Smiths Falls On Economic Fast-Track
Business / Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls On Economic Fast-Track

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE (video below) The Town’s engagement in economic development is at full-throttle in Smiths Falls. The Town has just re-launched its brand and website. Its council and executives are putting revitalization on a fast-track, accelerating business growth. Local magnates are investing in rebuilding. The Hotel Rideau is returning to its former … Continue reading

Brockville’s Underworld Revealed
Brockville / Leeds Grenville / St. Lawrence / Thousand Islands / What To Do

Brockville’s Underworld Revealed

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE I was struck with a revelation about Brockville mid-summer. Sure, it’s a beautiful marine city as I have previously written and photographed; but, there is a lot going on beyond the sight line, below waters and below the ground. I attended Centeen Park, Brockville’s renown dive site, to gain … Continue reading

Big Names Play Nooks and Crannies in East Ontario
Almonte / Elgin / Entertainment / Lanark County / Leeds Grenville / Music / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / What To Do

Big Names Play Nooks and Crannies in East Ontario

By Maggie M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE “It started in PEI first, then opened in Australia. Ottawa Bluesfest brought it to East Ontario,” recounts Kelly Symes, General Manager, The Festival of Small Halls. Every once-in-a-while an idea strikes this writer as exceedingly special. This idea stems from the creative mind of the man who founded renown, Ottawa … Continue reading

Prescott’s Epic Summer Closing Acts
Entertainment / Leeds Grenville / Prescott / St. Lawrence / What To Do

Prescott’s Epic Summer Closing Acts

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE “How fast can you recite Hamlet’s soliloquy?,” I asked Ian Farthing, Actor. He is one of a cast of three joining Susie Burnett and Helen Juvonen in the final St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival stage performance of 2017, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” Do not miss the humour … Continue reading

Drop-dead Gorgeous Gananoque
Gananoque / Leeds Grenville / St. Lawrence / Thousand Islands / What To Do

Drop-dead Gorgeous Gananoque

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE This writer is running out of English superlatives to depict the precious gems that are the villages, towns and cities in the wedge. Gananoque (“Gana-knock-way”) is vivid, sculpted, bucolic, enchanting… If ‘Gan’ were a woman, everyone would declare she is, “drop-dead gorgeous.” Her expansive gateway heralds beauty beyond our … Continue reading

Brockville : Beauty and a Bit of Brouhaha
Attractions / Brockville / Thousand Islands / What To Do

Brockville : Beauty and a Bit of Brouhaha

By MAGGIE M, Editor, The Wedge.LIVE When I visited Brockville, a mother and her two young sons, sat quietly taking in the sound of roaring waves, the grand view, their feet inches from the St. Lawrence River. The two boys became very animated as an enormous cargo ship entered into our view. “Woooaaa!,” they exclaimed. … Continue reading

Return to Renfrew : 7-Visits Marathon
Business / Music / Ottawa Valley / Renfrew / Renfrew County / Restaurants / Seven Visits Marathons / Shops / Where to eat

Return to Renfrew : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE I visited the Town of Renfrew a second time, from a different angle. This day began dry and overcast with my first visit to their famed dairy, and ended in my being soaked to my underthings in a den of musicians. It didn’t just rain cats and dogs at 4:45 … Continue reading

Glorious Day in Arnprior : 7-Visits Marathon
Arnprior / Business / Ottawa Valley / Renfrew County / Restaurants / Seven Visits Marathons / Shops / What To Do / Where to eat

Glorious Day in Arnprior : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE This writer went on another tourist marathon last week, this time in the Town of Arnprior, Ontario. First, I explored its natural hot spots; then, I discovered some of its excellent businesses, through a downpour which did not cease. It’s only rain, not fire and brimstone; so, I visited each, … Continue reading

BIG teeny idea will energize towns : Smiths Falls, Gananoque, Manotick, Cornwall, Arnprior ?
Business / Shops

BIG teeny idea will energize towns : Smiths Falls, Gananoque, Manotick, Cornwall, Arnprior ?

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE An idea is floating around water coolers and sidewalks’ edges. It’s not new; but, it is unexpressed. What’s more, it engages everyone, locals and visitors. It’s a big idea; but, by virtue of its scale, it is teeny-tiny. A lovely friend, Judy Gorman Abromeit, brought this project to this writer’s … Continue reading

Mystery Arnprior : far more than imagined
Arnprior / Ottawa Valley / Renfrew County / The Wedge / What To Do

Mystery Arnprior : far more than imagined

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE Last week, this writer drove into a town that had been in my thoughts for some time; but, until then, my feet had not touched its soil. Arnprior was astonishing and an exhilirating discovery. It is unquestionably a ‘must visit’ travel destination. There is a bit of a nerd in … Continue reading