It’s a pandemic and I’ll party if I want to (safely, of course)

Families find a new normal in all routines, including birthdays By Lindsey BuninPhotos by Bruce Murray/VisionFire Blowing out the candles atop the cake is just one of many birthday party traditions that went by the wayside over the past two years. As the pandemic evolved, so did creative ways of celebrating birthdays. Drive-by parades of […]

Little Dippers

Fun finger foods for your spring festivities Recipes by Chef Andrew FarrellPhotos by Bruce Murray/VisionFire Easter is perhaps the sweetest holiday of the year but too many chocolate bunnies, mini eggs, and marshmallow chicks and you have the perfect ingredients for gooey meltdowns.  If you are trying to stave off the Easter weekend sugar crash […]

Arts incubator

With a rich history and a welcoming environment, the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts inspires emerging talents By Janet Whitman and Dorothy GrantPhotography by Bruce Murray/VisionFire Janet Bradbury, like many, loves the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. “It’s special for so many reasons,” says the former student and long-time dance teacher at the Halifax arts […]

Seeing Orange

The power in the message that Every Child Matters By Ameeta Vohra On Sept. 30, there will be a sea of orange at schools within Halifax Regional Municipality and Nova Scotia. Once again, Orange Shirt Day will take place all across the country. Also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this annual […]

March Break or Bust!

With pandemic travel precautions, families are rediscovering the joys of at-home vacations By Janet Whitman After almost a year of home-schooling stints, physical-distancing, mask-wearing, bubbling, and other on-and-off measures to grapple with COVID-19, March break won’t be like we remember.  Trips to warm and sunny Walt Disney World, or even cold and snowy New Brunswick, […]

Love of the game

Even when competition is postponed, parents play a key role in helping high-performance kids excel while having fun By Kim Hart Macneill The first year Angela Sanford’s three boys were slated to play on different basketball teams, she and her husband decided that was the end of basketball. The boys traditionally played baseball in the […]

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