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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Amazing Ottawa 2017 : They did it!
Attractions / Entertainment / Ottawa

Amazing Ottawa 2017 : They did it!

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE They pulled it off! Can there be a grander exit to 2017 than this “Time Capsule,” received by the wedge today. I interviewed Guy Laflamme, Executive Director, Ottawa 2107 and Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, October 2016, months before Laflamme’s “crazy-wild” ideas came to life. He shared his dreams, … 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

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

A day circling Westport : 7- Visits Marathon
7 Visits Marathons / Attractions / Entertainment / Music / Restaurants / Rideau Canal / Shops / The Wedge / Westport / What To Do / Where to eat / Where to stay

A day circling Westport : 7- Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE Visiting Westport always leaves this writer smiling inwardly. Its locals are unpretentious, kind, relaxed and bubbling with creativity. I continue to say, “Westport is one spirit with different faces.” On this beautiful day, the first after so much rain, I began my journey on Westport’s edge and circled around town … Continue reading

“ACTION!” Westport scouted as ideal film site
Entertainment / Leeds Grenville / Rideau Canal / The Wedge / Westport

“ACTION!” Westport scouted as ideal film site

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE Rain has been testing the mettle of men and their many projects from lawnmowing to filmmaking. It is after all only water, not fire and brimstone. Umbrellas and rubber boots are making good business these days. It rained all morning on May 30th; so, I thought plans to cover a … Continue reading

Street Beauty : it’s a thing and it’s not going away
Almonte / Arnprior / Brockville / Business / Carleton Place / Cornwall / Elgin / Entertainment / Gananoque / Hawkesbury / Kanata / Kingston / Lanark County / Merrickville / Mississipi Mills / Montague / Orleans / Ottawa / Pembroke / Perth / Portland / Prescott / Renfrew / Rideau Valley / Shops / Smiths Falls / Stittsville / The Wedge / Westport

Street Beauty : it’s a thing and it’s not going away

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE A village, town or city that gives its residents a sense of place is in good stead. It will stave off migration of talent and stimulate growth. This sense of belonging to something special is not achieved by spaghetti nights at the local hall. It requires far more. Where we … Continue reading

Downton Abbey percolating in Perth
Entertainment / History / Lanark County / Perth / Restaurants / Where to eat

Downton Abbey percolating in Perth

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE “I watch Downton Abbey,” this writer’s brother unreservedly admits. This is no delicate man; he is married, owns much property and is a busy, Senior Engineer in aerospace. It seems, the audience is far wider than I was aware. The British television series has captured the hearts of millions, not … Continue reading

Biblical portions and Moses at Perth Dinner Party
Entertainment / Lanark County / Perth / Restaurants / Rideau Valley / The Wedge / What To Do

Biblical portions and Moses at Perth Dinner Party

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE This writer sat with six friends at Michael’s Table last Saturday night. I was the stranger in their midst; so, I brought a new perspective. Reportedly, Princess Di sat to my left; this disclosure came from Charlton Heston’s doppelganger on my right. The couple, Bev and Dale, had long ago … Continue reading

After The Green Mile Beer Run
Entertainment / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Sports / The Wedge

After The Green Mile Beer Run

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE T’was merry mayhem on the evenin’ of St. Patrick’s Day. The Green Mile Beer Run (or walk, crawl) was over. The Winners were declared. Brett McKimm, a tall lanky 29 year-old from Carleton Place, ran 400 metres, 8 times, with two 4 Degrees beers in him–in 7:57 minutes!! Then John … Continue reading

ENDORPHIN HIGH : Our comedic videos begin !
Almonte / Arnprior / Brockville / Carleton Place / Comedy / Cornwall / Entertainment / Gananoque / Hawkesbury / Kanata / Kingston / Lanark County / Merrickville / Mississipi Mills / Montague / Orleans / Ottawa / Pembroke / Perth / Portland / Prescott / Renfrew / Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Stittsville / The Wedge / Thousand Islands / Westport

ENDORPHIN HIGH : Our comedic videos begin !

We are jacking up our promise to be positive at thewedge.LIVE ! Now we are getting positively silly. We want you to giggle, cackle and howl with laughter. Let’s get endorphins coarsing through your body! (No, it’s not an aquatic mammal, it’s a happy brain hormone.) I, MAGGIE M, will be holding the mic and … Continue reading

Smiths Falls gives key to citizens for Canada 150
Attractions / Entertainment / Lanark County / Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Sports / The Wedge / What To Do

Smiths Falls gives key to citizens for Canada 150

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE and Host of “WHERE IN the wedge is MAGGIE M?” On February 1st, all ‘SmithFallians’ where invited to participate in a long list of events, 150 to be exact, for the duration of 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. At the core, it is volunteering; but, truly it is an opportunity to … Continue reading

Portland’s Skate-The-Lake Bigger Than Ever
Attractions / Entertainment / Portland / Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Sports / The Wedge / What To Do

Portland’s Skate-The-Lake Bigger Than Ever

By MaggieM, Host of WHERE IN the wedge IS MAGGIE M? “I love to watch people enjoying the event,” glows Portland Outdoors President, John Bongers. How he finds the time to oversee the 2017 Skate The Lake, Portland, beats me. Bongers is a sophisticated cattle farmer who rises at 4:30 am. Portland is a quaint … Continue reading

First entry to The Wedge 150 Challenge : Mississippi Mills
Almonte / Entertainment / Mississipi Mills / The Wedge

First entry to The Wedge 150 Challenge : Mississippi Mills

This idea from the Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee is what makes for a real contender and a winning entry to The Wedge 150 Challenge. Outstanding! The Wedge will attend to film and capture the artists and the pieces once erected. The images shown are not entries but images of like-minded sculptures found on the web. … Continue reading

TOMORROW NIGHT Ottawa fires up as never before!
Attractions / Entertainment / Kanata / Orleans / Ottawa / Stittsville / What To Do

TOMORROW NIGHT Ottawa fires up as never before!

The 2017 festivities begin at Ottawa City Hall at 5:45 pm, December 31st, with free hotdogs, hot coffee and hot chocolate, live music performances and animation. Then… at 6:15 pm, a special ceremony talked about all year, the lighting of the cauldron ! It’s not just another new year ushered in; it’s Canada’s 150th anniversary. … Continue reading