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

A day circling Westport : seven visits marathon
Attractions / Entertainment / Restaurants / Rideau Canal / Shops / The Wedge / Westport / What To Do / Where to eat / Where to stay

A day circling Westport : seven 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 / Rideeau Townships / 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

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