It’s Holiday Food Time : “Bang Bang Shrimp” at the Tasting Hut
Christmas / Food / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

It’s Holiday Food Time : “Bang Bang Shrimp” at the Tasting Hut

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 🎄TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. “What are you serving today Steve?,” almost all visitors asked. I was clearly in the presence of a local celebrity. There was no blue-haired lady serving at this tasting event. Steve Akeson is Andress’ Your … Continue reading

Jaw-Dropping Find : Laura’s, The Art of Living and Giving in Cornwall
Christmas / Cornwall / Jaw-Dropping Finds / Shops / The Wedge

Jaw-Dropping Find : Laura’s, The Art of Living and Giving in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💛 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story “PEOPLE tell me frequently ‘there is an energy in this place’, and, ‘they feel so good’,” Kim Sabourin shares modulating her tone. Visitors seem to have convinced her … Continue reading

Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive
Business / Perth / Shops / Smiths Falls / Technology / The Wedge

Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 👗 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right text link I am thrilled by the success of this 31 year-old retail store in Smiths Falls, Marianne Style! I asked owner, John Wakim today, “Can you handle any more … Continue reading

Giroux’s Rooms and Mi Sun’s Dreams : Soulful Art Thrives in Cornwall
Cornwall / Creative Arts / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Giroux’s Rooms and Mi Sun’s Dreams : Soulful Art Thrives in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 🍎 TO SHARE click on icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. TO COMMENT click text upper-right of story. Pierre Giroux grabbed me by my eyes and pulled me into his rooms. There were no beds, no televisions, no appliances–just the odd ornate empty chair, sometimes … Continue reading

Two Downsize For Growth : Dawn Quinn and Lindsey McFadden
Business / Shops / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Two Downsize For Growth : Dawn Quinn and Lindsey McFadden

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 🧡 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click text upper-right of story I know my headline sounds like a “jumbo shrimp” oxymoron. Humor this writer. Two established women are unwittingly making the same moves. Uncannily, they are neighbors at Davidson … Continue reading

KACHING! First Main Street Sales Receipt for Cannabis in Canada
Better Health / Business / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

KACHING! First Main Street Sales Receipt for Cannabis in Canada

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ☀️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. The Tweed shop swung its doors open at one minute past midnight, October 17th, 2018–in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This moment ushered in the first main street sale of … Continue reading

Carleton Place Cuts A Milestone Ribbon
Carleton Place / Mississipi Mills / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Carleton Place Cuts A Milestone Ribbon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💚 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. When fall is in full regalia catching the sun is a special event. We caught up with our warm friend as it kissed Carleton Place in all the … Continue reading

This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution
History / Opinion / Technology / The Wedge

This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. On this day, October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette left her prison, her head shaved for the event ahead. She climbed onto the commoner’s tumbril, walked the scaffold and … Continue reading

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages
Attractions / History / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💛 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. I drove slowly into this ghostly, beautiful place. The gravel crackled under my wheels. It was eerily quiet. The sky was overcast. It was atmospheric to say the least. I had heard the stories, the … Continue reading

A Man Smitten, a Forager and a Fisherman : Cornwall’s Trail of Wonders
Cornwall / St. Lawrence / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge / Tourism

A Man Smitten, a Forager and a Fisherman : Cornwall’s Trail of Wonders

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. The first day of September, I traveled alongside Cornwall’s Waterfront Trail—employing unorthodox means. The city is ostensibly, eastern Ontario’s “land’s end.” It uniquely features a whopping 18 km of … Continue reading

The Glories Of Gananoque : 7-Visits Marathon
Creative Arts / Gananoque / Music / Restaurants / Shops / The Wedge / Thousand Islands / Tourism

The Glories Of Gananoque : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. THIS will be a September to remember. Among my travels, the marine town of Gananoque delivers a visceral experience that taunts all my senses. This time ’round, I completed … Continue reading

Cornwall Woman Cleans Up With Lifelong Dream
Business / Cornwall / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge

Cornwall Woman Cleans Up With Lifelong Dream

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper right of story I drove up to the rear of a pale metal-clad industrial building on a clammy, humid–perhaps the last–hot afternoon of the summer. As I crossed the threshold my … Continue reading

Maggie M Survives Franktown Apocalyptic Rain and Twister
Carleton Place / Entertainment / The Wedge

Maggie M Survives Franktown Apocalyptic Rain and Twister

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE Of all the places I could be at 12:55pm yesterday, August 29th, I was at the epicentre of weather darkness on Highway 15 making my way to Carleton Place for a 1:00 pm appointment. I was in Franktown when the rain torrent hit and where the twister passed–and destroyed … Continue reading

Canada’s Oldest Fair Stunning at 207
Farming / Stormont Dundas & Glengarry / The Wedge / Tourism

Canada’s Oldest Fair Stunning at 207

By theWedge.LIVE and Correspondent, Annie G. 💚 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT click text upper right of story. A lot of people crave good old fashioned fun and geniality. There is palpable technology or social media fatigue these days–we hear it and read about … Continue reading

Democratized Production : Clay Family Covers Kingston Buskers
Kingston / People / Tourism

Democratized Production : Clay Family Covers Kingston Buskers

By TheWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click on icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT click upper right text above story. Everyone is a writer, broadcaster nowadays. It’s all content that finds its audience. The days of mass production, over-production, controlled writing are dissipating. This young family including 4 children … Continue reading

JAW-DROPPING FIND : Bean To Bar Rainforest “Choco Soleil”
Food / Jaw-Dropping Finds / Shops

JAW-DROPPING FIND : Bean To Bar Rainforest “Choco Soleil”

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ⭐️ TO SHARE click on icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top-right column. It’s free and confidential. TO COMMENT click text at top right of story We start a new category today : “Jaw-Dropping Finds.” When we trip on something wonderful, under-celebrated, you will see and read … Continue reading

These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More
Almonte / Arnprior / Brockville / Cornwall / Elgin / Gananoque / Kemptville / Kingston / Pembroke / Perth / Portland / Prescott / Renfrew / Rideau Ferry / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Tourism / Westport

These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More

By theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. To comment click text at story’s upper right. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column–it’s free and confidential. We continue to celebrate our two years completed and the start of our third with this “photorial,” images that elicited oohs and aahs from our readers. Maggie’s … Continue reading

2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True
Good News / Real Estate / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. Comment on upper right. Subscribe at upper right column. It was December 2016 when we wrote a story on Smiths Falls and it went viral–by all analytics conventions. The story was a ray of hope much needed in Smiths Falls. The … Continue reading

Gananoque story revisited : it broke the top % of results
Gananoque / The Wedge / Tourism

Gananoque story revisited : it broke the top % of results

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💛 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end AND comment on upper right of story We’re doing something a little unconventional. We’re republishing a story we wrote over a year ago–because it was so overwhelmingly received and loved–click-throughs were off the charts. (There is some method to our madness–a … Continue reading

Best Waterfront Experiences : Editor’s Picks for Summer’s End
BEST OF / Brockville / Pembroke / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Best Waterfront Experiences : Editor’s Picks for Summer’s End

By theWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end This review presented this writer with tough choices. There are so many wonderful waterfronts in East Ontario–no two are identical. All present unique experiences. The wedge Editor, Maggie M, picked three locations based on three factors : size, variety of activities and water access. The … Continue reading

Necklace of Pearls : Long Sault Astonishes
St. Lawrence / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

Necklace of Pearls : Long Sault Astonishes

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💚 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end It was around 9:00 am when this writer crossed over the first causeway onto Mille Roches Island, Long Sault Parkway, last July 26th. A few ‘early-birds’ were jogging and bicycling, but I basically had the park to myself. What followed was … Continue reading

Smiths Falls Hits Another Milestone With Welcome Venue
Rideau Canal / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Tourism

Smiths Falls Hits Another Milestone With Welcome Venue

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Smiths Falls is open for business as never before. At 5:00pm yesterday, Mayor Shawn Pankow cut ribbon, opening the town’s doors to a brand new, expanded and bright Visitor Centre. This was not a moment too soon for the booming town. … Continue reading

Splendour & Sweat : Stewart Park Festival, Perth
Entertainment / Lanark County / Perth / The Wedge / Tourism

Splendour & Sweat : Stewart Park Festival, Perth

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Emotion sets in when you cover an event of this scale–including regret that you could not experience it all. Three days with over countless segments–26 performances, 22 artisan vendors and exhibitors, 12 food vendors, 8 unique workshops, 4 wellness exhibitors, a … Continue reading

Talk Show Launches : “PATIO TALKS and pineapples” Episode 1 : Mayor Shawn Pankow on Boom-Town
Entertainment / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Tourism

Talk Show Launches : “PATIO TALKS and pineapples” Episode 1 : Mayor Shawn Pankow on Boom-Town

By theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click on icon’s at story’s end Today we launched our live summer talk show, “PATIO TALKS and pineapples.” The idea is to be authentic, off-the-cuff, and our locations, favorite patios where life bristles–and some occasional noise and wind gusts for the ride. We’ll feature diverse people–it’s not political. We don’t … Continue reading

Falling For Kemptville : 7-Visits Marathon
Kemptville / Shops / Tourism / Where to eat / Where to stay

Falling For Kemptville : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Kemptville is a wonder to many outsiders like myself, but it is a great, booming story begging to be told. This town is the heart of North Grenville, a fast-growing municipality thanks to migration from urban centres across Ontario. The views … Continue reading

Rideau Ferry is Rocking the Docks
Rideau Canal / Rideau Ferry / The Wedge / Tourism

Rideau Ferry is Rocking the Docks

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ⛱ TO SHARE just click icons at story’s end The docks in Rideau Ferry rocked with music today, but also with the wakes of boats arriving for this eve of Canada Day celebration. Mid-afternoon, Rock The Dock visitors had swelled in numbers–on the water, on CC’s grounds, on the … Continue reading

The King’s Highway Catwalk For Strutting Beauties
Attractions / Kemptville / The Wedge / Tourism / What To Do

The King’s Highway Catwalk For Strutting Beauties

By thewedge.LIVE “A New Voice For East Ontario” Chances are when you travel through the centre of the wedge on one of its oldest highways, “The King’s Highway 43,” your eyes will catch an extraordinary vehicle likely on its way to a Highway 43 Car Club event. Since 2007, Rod Rafter, Founder and President, has … Continue reading

“O Rodeo, Rodeo, Wherefore Art Thou Rodeo?”
Attractions / Entertainment / Perth / Sports / The Wedge

“O Rodeo, Rodeo, Wherefore Art Thou Rodeo?”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE “Howdy Ma’am,” one lanky cowboy after another said while tipping their hats. This was a new experience for this writer and despite the daunting event at hand, it was charming. Meandering among cowboys and cowgirls backstage transported me to another time and place–not Perth. Yet, here they were. The Bulls … Continue reading

Thunderous ! VIPs join Smiths Falls in le boat celebration
Kingston / Ottawa / Perth / Rideau Canal / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Tourism

Thunderous ! VIPs join Smiths Falls in le boat celebration

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, thewedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click buttons at story’s end It was December 2016 when we first wrote about the imminent arrival of le boat. Leases were not yet signed; but, all was on-track. On June 13, 2018, le boat gathered VIPs from the region to celebrate a partnership with business … Continue reading

BEST VIEWING TIME IN BED WITH Anthony Bourdain
Food / Perth / Tourism

BEST VIEWING TIME IN BED WITH Anthony Bourdain

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, thewedge.LIVE There’s nothing better for healing (except the hand of God!) while bedridden–better than ibuprofen and antibiotics–than spending time with Anthony Bourdain, Host, The Layover, on Netflix. Dopamine and endorphins course through your veins. We lost him a few days ago, so his productions are precious to all foodies today. … Continue reading

BIG NIGHT: Quebec City UNDER G7 SIEGE, Ontario GETS NEW LEADER AND MARIJUANA BILL UP FOR ROYAL ASSENT
Business / Opinion

BIG NIGHT: Quebec City UNDER G7 SIEGE, Ontario GETS NEW LEADER AND MARIJUANA BILL UP FOR ROYAL ASSENT

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-In-Chief, thewedge.LIVE Lest we forget, it is also the anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. Heavy day, heavy night with so much at stake. Global elites gather at the sumptuous Le Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Quebec, while shops are shuttered in nearby Quebec City fearing violent protests against G7 and U.S. … Continue reading

YEEEHAW! HEART-STOPPING FUN IN Perth THIS June
Entertainment / Perth / Sports / What To Do

YEEEHAW! HEART-STOPPING FUN IN Perth THIS June

Story by thewedge.LIVE – A New Voice For East Ontario One of the most dangerous sports on earth can now be experienced from the bleachers at Perth Fairgrounds this June 23rd, 2:00 p.m. The Bulls And Broncs Show features professional bull riding, junior bull riding, bareback bronc riding and ladies barrel back racing. And plenty … Continue reading

U.S. ISOLATIONISM EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO CANADA
Opinion / The Wedge

U.S. ISOLATIONISM EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO CANADA

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE The Trump-Trudeau-Trade-Tit-For-Tat war ensues with July 1st as the kick-off date to our tariffs imposed on U.S. imports into Canada on everything from steel and aluminium through the oddest categories, gherkin pickles and ball point pens. President Trump’s 25% tariff on Canadian steel and 10% on our aluminium … Continue reading

BEST IN-TOWN PHOTO OPS : Picture Perfect Perth
BEST OF / Lanark County / Perth / Tourism

BEST IN-TOWN PHOTO OPS : Picture Perfect Perth

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 💕 YOU CAN share by clicking the icons at story’s end It’s more challenging to get a bad photo in Perth, Ontario, than a good one. Wherever you point your lens, the land, the streets, the sidewalks–all deliver something special. The Town is commonly referred to as “Heritage … Continue reading

Loyalists Agog with “two-for” : Wedding and Birthday
History / Tourism

Loyalists Agog with “two-for” : Wedding and Birthday

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end People of the wedge are compounding two big celebrations this long weekend. The royal wedding of Prince Harry to American, Meghan Markle, and the birth of Queen Victoria–Saturday and Monday respectively. The Guinness and ale will pour for three days–no … Continue reading

Rooftop Beekeeping Trending in Smiths Falls and Kanata
Better Health / Kanata / Smiths Falls

Rooftop Beekeeping Trending in Smiths Falls and Kanata

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Something remarkable is evolving quietly in our region thanks to “out-of-the-hive” thinkers. Urban farming is not new. Initiatives have been showing up in the oddest places in urban centres, Toronto, Paris, London and New York. A recent development, mostly in … Continue reading

Kemptville To Rock The Region This July
Entertainment / Kemptville / Leeds Grenville / Music / What To Do

Kemptville To Rock The Region This July

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end It was September 2014 when Bob Besharah, owner of Class Axe Guitars, Kemptville, made a phone call to his friend, Karen Bedard, while she visited New Brunswick. This moment, a discussion about the creation of a music festival in Kemptville, … Continue reading

Gord Brown’s Gananoque Ice Pad Dream
Gananoque / Leeds Grenville / Sports / Thousand Islands

Gord Brown’s Gananoque Ice Pad Dream

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE Every once-in-awhile you hear about someone special. I did not know Gord Brown, but I wish I had met him. It seems everyone he encountered counted him as a friend. Brown represented the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in the House of Commons of Canada … Continue reading

Tick Protection Clothing : Enjoy Outdoors Without Fear
Better Health / Tick-Talk

Tick Protection Clothing : Enjoy Outdoors Without Fear

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end This writer contemplated inserting “High Alert,” in the headline to this story. We just don’t do “fear.” This is a preventative health feature and could be the most important story–with life-saving guidelines–you read this 2018 to avert Lyme disease … Continue reading

Heavenly Hamlet Thaws : Rideau Ferry is Heating Up
Lanark County / Restaurants / Rideau Canal / Rideau Ferry / Tourism / What To Do

Heavenly Hamlet Thaws : Rideau Ferry is Heating Up

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click buttons at story’s end “Prickly,” is how the Township of Drummond /North Elmsley refer to a business duo, the impetus behind today’s Rideau Ferry back in 1815. I almost spit my tea on this word. The lore about John Oliver and his son is … Continue reading

BEST BEACHES : Three Hot Summer Destinations
Arnprior / BEST OF / Gananoque / Tourism / Westport

BEST BEACHES : Three Hot Summer Destinations

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE scroll to article’s end “Life’s a beach,” is a timeless idiom used often for good reason. Call out someone near you and engage them in a word association game. Say, “Summer.” You will likely hear, “Beach,” in response. It’s universal. Every village, town and city … Continue reading

No Fire-Breathing Investors at 2018 Otter’s Den
Brockville / Business / Leeds Grenville

No Fire-Breathing Investors at 2018 Otter’s Den

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, the wedge.LIVE A kinder, gentler breed of investors sat up-front at Otter’s Den, Brockville, listening to 15-minute pitches from five start-ups and entrepreneurs.  A Q & A session ensued, questions exclusively from the Otters. Occasionally, tough questions and critique kept the audience of 90 guests on edge. It was a … Continue reading

Brockville Aquatarium Amazes – World Class
Attractions / Brockville / Leeds Grenville / St. Lawrence / Thousand Islands / What To Do

Brockville Aquatarium Amazes – World Class

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end This writer was taken on a grand tour of Brockville’s, Aquatarium™, by its affable Host, Executive Director, Bill Rogerson. He was plucked from Gananoque over seven years ago, its former Asset and Infrastructure Manager, to bring Aquatarium’s 27,000 sq. ft. … Continue reading

BEST OF BOATING : Three Families and One Woman Buoy Our Waterways
BEST OF / Brockville / Gananoque / Portland / Rideau Valley / Sports / Thousand Islands / Tourism / What To Do

BEST OF BOATING : Three Families and One Woman Buoy Our Waterways

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE scroll to story’s end and click icons. “I discovered boating when I was five years-old.” “I’ll never forget the first fish my son speared.” “We’ve never had a bad day on a boat.” Such are emotional quotes from people living life more fully on our waterways. … Continue reading

Lyme epidemic Takes Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, George W. Bush, Daryl Hall, Peter Seeger, Debbie Gibson,  Ben Stiller, Christie Brinkley
Better Health / Lanark County / Leeds Grenville / Tick-Talk

Lyme epidemic Takes Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, George W. Bush, Daryl Hall, Peter Seeger, Debbie Gibson, Ben Stiller, Christie Brinkley

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE It is estimated by Dr. Jay Nielsen, M.D., there are 20 to 30 million people in U.S. misdiagnosed or undiagnosed with Lyme Disease. The CDC revised its estimate of 30,000 to 300,000 cases over three years ago; however, the toll is likely far greater. Often, MS, ALS, Parkinson, arthritis, … Continue reading

Slalom into Spring : Calabogie, Pakenham
Ottawa Valley / Sports / What To Do

Slalom into Spring : Calabogie, Pakenham

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE “As you climb on the chairlift in Sunshine (Banff, Alberta) a sign in the snow reads, ‘Welcome to British Columbia’,” I shared with a wide-eyed, young downhill skier while running errands today. I love to see the puzzled expression. “You cross the provincial border on the chair,” I explained. … Continue reading

Downton Abbey Angst : Local Fans Hanker For More
Entertainment / Ottawa / Perth / The Wedge

Downton Abbey Angst : Local Fans Hanker For More

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE Viewers around the world waited for Season 7; but, it was not to be. Downton Abbey, the highly celebrated television series called it quits at its feverish height. In our own region fans pine–or rather, ache–to re-connect with this extraordinary production. Julian Fellowes is the visionary Creator and Writer … Continue reading

Could this be our tiniest hamlet?
History / Leeds Grenville / St. Lawrence / Tourism

Could this be our tiniest hamlet?

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE Not much equals a drive along County Road 2. It trims the St.Lawrence River, a corridor from Cornwall to Kingston. It is ostensibly the most traveled scenic road with many picnic stops and major destination locations along the way. Gananoque, Mallory Town, Rockport, Thousands Islands, Brockville, Prescott, Morrisburg, Long Sault … Continue reading

Melting Pot of Forward-Thinking Farmers Gather in Cornwall
Better Health / Cornwall / Farming / Food / The Wedge

Melting Pot of Forward-Thinking Farmers Gather in Cornwall

By Sara Nicholson, Food and Health Contributor, the wedge.LIVE This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Eco Farm Day, a two-day event organized by Canadian Organic Growers (COG). It was a day filled with speakers, presentations and trade shows on everything from soil through plants to livestock. Many guests had booked rooms … Continue reading

Coutts dynasty leads in farming practices and healing foods
Better Health / Farming / Food / Lanark County / Perth / Shops

Coutts dynasty leads in farming practices and healing foods

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE (SHARING buttons are at story’s end) “Did you get the cow?” Diana Coutts, Co-Owner, Coutts Country Flavours, asked her husband on the phone as we concluded our first meeting. I inquired about one of their cows being on the loose. She bellowed with laughter at my question. Turns out, … Continue reading

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

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ Share by clicking icons at story’s end. NINE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE IN THE WEDGE 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 … Continue reading

The Wedge’s 10 Best of 2017 – Part 3
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The Wedge’s 10 Best of 2017 – Part 3

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE THE WEDGE’S 10 BEST OF 2017 Continued 7- BEST EVENT : Perth’s Progressive Dinner Great conversation, laughter and great food are a perfect mix for an indelible memory. It’s not always size and sound that delivers the most pleasure. Kari Clarke, renown leader of Perth BIA, planned and led … Continue reading