Meraki Unveiled : SUMPTUOUS
Brockville / Business / Carleton Place / Lanark County / Leeds Grenville / Merrickville / Perth / Portland / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Westport

Meraki Unveiled : SUMPTUOUS

By MAGGIE M, Editor, thewedge.LIVE Jessica Webster and Jeff Depatie are a couple. They are also partners engaged in building a co-working centre, the Meraki Collective, to serve a broad rural community from Brockville to Carleton Place, Perth to Merrickville and all who are within 30 minutes by car. Smiths Falls is greatly enriched by … Continue reading

Saturday Surprise : Soiree launches Meraki with champagne and swag
Brockville / Business / Carleton Place / Elgin / Lanark County / Leeds Grenville / Merrickville / Perth / Portland / Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Westport

Saturday Surprise : Soiree launches Meraki with champagne and swag

BY MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE It’s happening. Finally, the unveiling of Meraki Collective will occur in a soiree with champagne and swag, July 15, 7:00 pm. Guests have been invited and RSVPs are pouring in. Jeff Depatie and Jessica Webster have worked tirelessly through the winter until this week renovating a former Knights of … Continue reading

BIG teeny idea will energize towns : Smiths Falls, Gananoque, Manotick, Cornwall, Arnprior ?
Almonte / Arnprior / Brockville / Business / Carleton Place / Cornwall / Gananoque / Hawkesbury / Kingston / Lanark County / Leeds Grenville / Mississipi Mills / Pembroke / Perth / Prescott / Renfrew / Renfrew County / Rideau Valley / Shops / Smiths Falls / The Wedge / Westport

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

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

Historic shift hits Nepean, Kanata North, Kingston and Smiths Falls
Business / Kanata / Kingston / Lanark County / Merrickville / Orleans / Ottawa / Perth / Portland / Rideau Valley / Smiths Falls / Stittsville / The Wedge / Westport

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

Westport : a shrinking island, a wonderland and a surprise
Rideau Canal / Rideau Valley / Shops / Westport / What To Do

Westport : a shrinking island, a wonderland and a surprise

By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE On yet another overcast, damp day, I visited the uber-sweet village of Westport. Everywhere I looked, a photo beckoned. The harbour on the North side, Upper Rideau Lake, is always beautiful; but, its island seems to be nearly swallowed up by rising water levels. It seems the island is only … Continue reading