“No Rum” Smoothie Fest at Andress YIG Smiths Falls
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“No Rum” Smoothie Fest at Andress YIG Smiths Falls

by MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE I topped off another insane week with fun at Andress Your Independent Grocer visiting the smooth foodie at the Tasting Hut namely Steve Akeson. The place just hops on Friday afternoons–literally. Customers have a bounce in their step and smiles on their face. They all seem familiar with Akeson. … Continue reading

25 Ontario Cannabis Retailers by Lottery Announced
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25 Ontario Cannabis Retailers by Lottery Announced

By Philip Anders, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE A New Voice for East Ontario The winners of the Ontario Cannabis Lottery were announced in the last 24 hours. All were chosen by a random process verified by KPMG. Over 17,000 applications were submitted. Among the winners we see no identifiable Ontario big names; however, there are a few … Continue reading

Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out
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Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The studies are piling up and it’s not good. Increasingly, they report screen-time is an addiction. Depression and suicide are increasing among the millennials and youths who spend most of their time on their devices. No age group is untouched further … Continue reading

Shiverfest : Manotick Moves!
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Shiverfest : Manotick Moves!

by theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end Shiverfest Winter Festival in Manotick makes the best of the winter blues. It turns this formerly industrial and beautiful, historic town renown for Watson’s Mill into a a hub of activity. It’s all volunteer run by the Manotick Village & Community Association. It is heartwarming … Continue reading

Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick Of The Week
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Netflix Review : Maggie’s Pick Of The Week

Netflix is burying the studios and theatres these days, and Hollywood is not taking its fall well. This streaming-app-cum-production-company has opened-up entertainment to everyone. Gone is the elitist exclusion that was the movie industry. Productions were a necessity to Netflix as the studios and networks have been digging in their heels. Netflix was forced to … Continue reading

Boots, Bathrobes and Bikinis : It’s Polar Plunge Time
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Boots, Bathrobes and Bikinis : It’s Polar Plunge Time

By Grace Begot, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at stories end Every year from January trough February courage is mustered by people taking a freezing plunge for a cause, across Canada and other wintering nations. In our neck of the woods, the Perth Polar Plunge continues unabated this January 1st. They’ve been plunging … Continue reading

Water Tower Angst : Can We Save Ours From Extinction?
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Water Tower Angst : Can We Save Ours From Extinction?

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end “At twilight they all almost look like they landed from Mars, aliens comin’ down,” renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson quips, “Sharing the broadcast of War of the Worlds, there were people thinking it was real. People were shooting at water towers.” … Continue reading

Flashmobs united us : Is a comeback in the offing?
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Flashmobs united us : Is a comeback in the offing?

by theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ A New Voice For East Ontario In the last several years people have taken notice, a dark force seeks to divide us all. Women against men. Race against race. Faith against faith. Haves against have nots. Even vegans against meat lovers. We bring our visitors a ray of hope this Christmas 2018. … Continue reading

Break-ups spike before Christmas : Shocking Reason
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Break-ups spike before Christmas : Shocking Reason

By Philip Anders, Contributor, theWedge.LIVE “She literally texted me, ‘Quick coffee?,” he said. “I had a feeling something was ‘off’ for awhile. This was coffee. And quick? We dined together every weekend, so this text was hollow for 7 o’clock on a Friday.” He had just finished wrapping those tear-drop diamond earrings she fawned-over at … Continue reading

Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”
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Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Amen Tobi! I was thrilled to hear one of Canada’s leading digital creators, Founder of Shopify, Tobi Lutke, speak one little word that identifies the obstacle to success. The word is “friction.” It’s not a new word in tech. But it is the crux of the problem. Friction. I … Continue reading

Smiths Falls Christmas Miracle Confirmed
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Smiths Falls Christmas Miracle Confirmed

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ SHARE THIS MIRACLE click icons at story’s end or copy the URL above and paste. It was December 12, 2016, when the wedge wrote this story (re-posted below.) The story was the most viral on-line ever experienced by the Smiths Falls. The townspeople where inspired. I watched the … Continue reading

Maggie’s Picks: Constellation Necklaces, Little Black Dress, Space Age Pipe
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Maggie’s Picks: Constellation Necklaces, Little Black Dress, Space Age Pipe

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„ 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

Wanita and Dan Andress in Christmas “Cookie Operation or Die”
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Wanita and Dan Andress in Christmas “Cookie Operation or Die”

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at at story’s end, TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go yo upper-right of story It was Friday afternoon at Andress’ Your Independent Grocer. Always a fun place to be. The jokes and stories poured out of customers around the Tasting Hut. … Continue reading

Maggie M Up Close with Bruce Linton
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Maggie M Up Close with Bruce Linton

By Maggie M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story. One man is on an amazing journey that brings him to the doorstep of most nations. He is Bruce Linton, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Canopy Growth and Tweed … Continue reading

Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO
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Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š TO SHARE click icons at at story’s end, TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go yo upper-right of story A few weeks ago I had a “conversation” with a cylindrical object in a room three thousand miles away, held by speaker phone. Generically speaking, it is … Continue reading

le boat invitation to all : Christmas starts on the Rideau
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le boat invitation to all : Christmas starts on the Rideau

This Monday everyone is invited to kick-off the season with le boat. Season 9 of โ€˜Great Canal Journeys,’ a popular television show that airs on Channel 4 across the UK, was filmed here last summer.ย  It stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers fame) cruising with le boat and exploring the highlights of our … Continue reading

“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts
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“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts

Technoob, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. Gotta love Mozilla, that wonderful corporation that owns and maintains the world’s best browser–the one that respects privacy–Firefox. If you don’t use it, we suggest you add it, or make it your … Continue reading

Kick-starting : Maggie’s Picks
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Kick-starting : Maggie’s Picks

theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. Today we announce the start of “Maggie’s Picks.” A new category, filled with stories about things, foods, places that deserve a secret admirer and a shout-out. The object of Maggie’s acclaim will not … Continue reading

Smart Christmas Gifts : Not What You Expect
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Smart Christmas Gifts : Not What You Expect

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŒŽ MUST SHARE by clicking icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story You probably thought this Christmas story would feature digital devices. They are usually associated with the word “smart.” Nope. This is about your own noggin–real, organic smarts. Smart … Continue reading

20-year hobbiest turns Cornwall into craft beer lovers
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20-year hobbiest turns Cornwall into craft beer lovers

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’œ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper right column It was a perfect day when I entered Rurban Brewing‘s retail and tap room in Cornwall. The weather was balmy and the sun reflected itself on this special … Continue reading

Supercharge Your Health : Bloody Truth About Food
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Supercharge Your Health : Bloody Truth About Food

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT click upper-right of story We’ve struggled with this topic of acidity vs alkalinity for six months–now we are confident of its reliability. There are too many people peddling advice and products without giving you the fundamentals–or knowing … Continue reading

More Bragging Rights For Smiths Falls : le boat First Year Report
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More Bragging Rights For Smiths Falls : le boat First Year Report

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story There was a calm and congenial atmosphere in Smiths Falls’ sparkling Welcome Centre last night. The town has been reveling in its good fortune of late. This evening … Continue reading

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

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ„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
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Jaw-Dropping Find : Laura’s, The Art of Living and Giving in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› 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

Canopy grows. And Bruce Linton Moments : Webisode 2
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Canopy grows. And Bruce Linton Moments : Webisode 2

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŒฑ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT go to upper right of story Bruce Linton, Chairman of Canopy Growth and Tweed, continues to be shared by the wedge in a time-release format. Every moment with the man is data-rich … Continue reading

Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive
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Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ‘— 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
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Giroux’s Rooms and Mi Sun’s Dreams : Soulful Art Thrives in Cornwall

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐ŸŽ 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
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Two Downsize For Growth : Dawn Quinn and Lindsey McFadden

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿงก 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
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KACHING! First Main Street Sales Receipt for Cannabis in Canada

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โ˜€๏ธ 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
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Carleton Place Cuts A Milestone Ribbon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š 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
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This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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
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Wedding in a ghostly village : The Lost Villages

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› 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
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A Man Smitten, a Forager and a Fisherman : Cornwall’s Trail of Wonders

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ 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
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The Glories Of Gananoque : 7-Visits Marathon

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ 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
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Cornwall Woman Cleans Up With Lifelong Dream

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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

Bold and Exciting : Doors Open Smiths Falls
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Bold and Exciting : Doors Open Smiths Falls

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to top right column. TO COMMENT click top right of story. Most Ontarians are familiar with Doors Open Ontario events across our province. It’s that day of the year when venues’ doors are flung open in full regalia. You could sayย  they, … Continue reading

Maggie M Survives Franktown Apocalyptic Rain and Twister
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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
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Canada’s Oldest Fair Stunning at 207

By theWedge.LIVE and Correspondent, Annie G. ๐Ÿ’š 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

These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More
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These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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

Our Big Culinary Makeover : Where To Eat
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Our Big Culinary Makeover : Where To Eat

By theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฉโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸทTO SHARE click icon’s at story’s end. To subscribe enter email at upper right column. It’s free and confidential. To comment click text at upper right of story. This week we have been focused on our Where To Eat page. It is now perfect in spelling, choices and links. All we have to … Continue reading

2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True
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2016 Smiths Falls Boom Prophecy Comes True

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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
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Gananoque story revisited : it broke the top % of results

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’› 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
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Best Waterfront Experiences : Editor’s Picks for Summer’s End

By theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ 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
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Necklace of Pearls : Long Sault Astonishes

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’š 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
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Smiths Falls Hits Another Milestone With Welcome Venue

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ’™ 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
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Splendour & Sweat : Stewart Park Festival, Perth

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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
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Talk Show Launches : “PATIO TALKS and pineapples” Episode 1 : Mayor Shawn Pankow on Boom-Town

By theWedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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

Rideau Ferry is Rocking the Docks
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Rideau Ferry is Rocking the Docks

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE โ›ฑ 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
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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?”
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“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
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Thunderous ! VIPs join Smiths Falls in le boat celebration

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, thewedge.LIVE ๐Ÿ–ค 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

WELCOME WORLD ! “The Wedge” NOW SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE
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WELCOME WORLD ! “The Wedge” NOW SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE

By TheWedge.LIVE, A New Voice For East Ontario, Canada ๐Ÿ–ค TO SHARE click the icons at story’s end–in your language! The world is drawn to our region of Canada, East Ontario. We are the region around and including the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Our area is shaped like an inverted 3-pointed triangle–this is why our e-magazine … Continue reading

U.S. ISOLATIONISM EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO CANADA
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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

Downton Abbey Angst : Local Fans Hanker For More
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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

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

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

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

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 3
BEST OF / Gananoque / Ottawa Valley / Pembroke / Perth / The Wedge

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

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

The Wedge’s 10 Best 2017 – Part 2

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE โค๏ธ 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

Admired Retailer Sets Smiths Falls Ablaze
Perth / Shops / Smiths Falls / The Wedge

Admired Retailer Sets Smiths Falls Ablaze

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE โค๏ธ SHARE this story by clicking the buttons at the end. Out of the blue I opted to visit Michele Baitley, Owner, Micheleโ€™s Doorway To Splendour, Smiths Fallsโ€“a purveyor of high quality consignment fashion for women. It seemed I arrived on the heels of a crushing revelation. For those … Continue reading

The Gift of Health: The Great Grass Revelation
Better Health / Christmas / The Wedge / Where to eat

The Gift of Health: The Great Grass Revelation

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE โค๏ธ TO SHARE this story, social buttons like FB are at the end. No, this story is not about medicinal marijuana; but, I am glad you are here. This writer cannot bear to hear of one more acquaintance suffering from chronic or “deadly” diseases. Startlingly, most are young. I … Continue reading

Shop Local Revolution : Beating Big Box
Arnprior / Brockville / The Wedge / Westport

Shop Local Revolution : Beating Big Box

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE โค๏ธ Share buttons like Facebook at story’s end ! Independent, local retailers have united and gone to battle today–and will continue this week in the wedge (East Ontario). Their Black Friday deals are impressive, rivaling big box by price and quality–and fun. They are well armed with service, stock, … Continue reading

End of piggy banks, tooth fairies, gumball machines?
Business / The Wedge

End of piggy banks, tooth fairies, gumball machines?

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE I read moments ago how Toronto and Ottawa are leading the charge toward a cashless society. As these technocrats careen toward launching these apps, one wonders if they have considered the carnage. I have no objection to technology; but, I am vehemently against eliminating choices. The elimination of cash … 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 โค๏ธ 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

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

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

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