By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Subscribe upper-right and share bottom of story. When the wedge visited Merrickville last weekend it was yet another overcast day with a looming downpour. It collapsed just as we climbed into our vehicles. We released a collective “phew!” for the safety of our equipment. What’s a little rain when … Continue reading
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Maggie’s Picks: Constellation Necklaces, Little Black Dress, Space Age Pipe
By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 🎄 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The wedge launches “Maggie’s Picks” today–just in time for Christmas 2018. I visited three shops in Merrickville and Smiths Falls and found some catnip. Meow Meow! Do you like our mascot? Her name is Mya (after Maggie’s cat.) WHERE AM I … Continue reading
Countdown to Love : Pam and Bill, Merrickville
By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE We continue today celebrating true love in the wedge in our Countdown to Love. Today, I celebrate a sweet couple that has never left my memory. They were the subjects of my first story, written July 28, 2016, after founding The Wedge. They live in the heart of idyllic, … Continue reading
The Wedge’s 9 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
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
Historic shift hits Nepean, Kanata North, Kingston and Smiths Falls
By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE A global shift has now arrived here in the wedge, East Ontario, and it’s all good. Global data confirming this shift has been rolling in for several years. It is now evident, the world is leaving the trading of their labour for diminishing wages and benefits at such velocity that … Continue reading
MAGGIE M Dog Grooming Fail : First comedy
by MAGGIE M, Comedian? Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE Well, here we are. I warned you all, I was willing to make an utter fool of myself. It is my pleasure if it makes you laugh. This is my first ever comedic effort; however, another skit is coming on its heels. Hint : food is involved. I have … Continue reading
Ottawa declared, “No. 1 place to visit in the world,” New York Times
Businesses in the wedge are you ready for tourism this 2017? Here is one of the chief reasons why tourists are flocking to the region. Watch MAGGIE M’s interview of Guy Laflamme and how he is changing Ottawa, for ever. Be ready. Paint your awnings, shine your windows, and practice, “Hello” and “Thank you,” in … Continue reading
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
Our Hunger Heroes : it’s no game!
By Maggie M This writer was one of the last guests to arrive on-time at a unique event organized by Hugh Colton of Host, Town and Country Chrysler. The Perth venue was packed–even my chair was snuffed from me when I sneaked to the buffet. You see, I arrived hungry, and how fitting that was. … Continue reading
Pop-up Christmas Fun Yields Mountain of Food
By Maggie M I kick myself when I run into special moments without my digital film camera, sound boom and spotlight; but, one does not expect a grocery trip to become an impromptu party. As I exited the car at Andress’ Your Independent Grocer, I almost forgot my purpose. Elvis Presley singing Christmas songs blasted … Continue reading
the wedge 150 : a rural conquest, takes-off!
Canada kicks-off its 150th birthday celebrations on January 1, 2017! And the wedge is getting knee-deep into the fun of it. thewedge.LIVE is launching the wedge 150 : a rural conquest for every town and city in the wedge (East Ontario). Everyone in the wedge can participate: individuals (18+), businesses, schools, groups. Ottawa is doing … Continue reading
WHERE IN the wedge IS MAGGIE M?
And now…we started this! Action! Unchartered, fresh, real. “It’s a bird! It’s plane!” No, it’s Maggie M with a film camera. Shooting everything and anything in The Wedge! Foodies and treasure hunters (everybody) will love it. Continue reading
“I’m the last man standing”
Merrickville antique shop owners, Bill and Pam Kenny, have had challenges in the last few years; but, their love of collecting the nostalgic and antique is unfettered. “I’m the last man standing,” says Bill Kenny as he recounts a group of six friends. They spent many years together, collecting and purveying antiques on Highway 43 … Continue reading
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