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Avery Shoaf, left, City Dance co-owner Heather Stranks and Mike Hall, right, from the Rust Valley Restorers TV show get ready for Dancing with the Shuswap Stars. Stranks will be partnering both men as they go head-to-head for dancing bragging rights. (Photo by Cheryl Peterson of Promise Photography)

Dancing with Shuswap Stars attracts Rust Valley Restorers

TV show stars join quest to hone some fancy footwork

  • Jun 17, 2019
Avery Shoaf, left, City Dance co-owner Heather Stranks and Mike Hall, right, from the Rust Valley Restorers TV show get ready for Dancing with the Shuswap Stars. Stranks will be partnering both men as they go head-to-head for dancing bragging rights. (Photo by Cheryl Peterson of Promise Photography)
Jim Ferguson at Caravan Farm Theatre. (Zev Tiefenbach Photography)

Caravan Farm Theatre holds outlaw themed fundraiser

Caravan Farm Theatre hosts its western outlaw themed fundraiser, Hands Up! June 1

Jim Ferguson at Caravan Farm Theatre. (Zev Tiefenbach Photography)
Take a hike with the Shuswap Outdoors Club

Take a hike with the Shuswap Outdoors Club

Some of the trails include Enderby Cliffs, Sunnybrae Bluffs and the Mount Baldy Lookout Trail

Take a hike with the Shuswap Outdoors Club
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Parkview Elementary Christmas concert goes virtual
Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Giant beetle a curious find on the shores of Shuswap Lake

Giant beetle a curious find on the shores of Shuswap Lake

Resident shares images of what is believed to be giant water bug

Giant beetle a curious find on the shores of Shuswap Lake
Vallee Harmony A Cappella Pop Choir make the peace sign as they leave the Shuswap Music Festival in April where they won first place for Community Adult Choir. They will donate the proceeds of their upcoming concerts to charities in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (Contributed)

A Cappella choir to donate spring concert proceeds to charity

Vallee Harmony A Cappella Pop Choir will be performing on May 25 in Vernon, May 26 in Salmon Arm

Vallee Harmony A Cappella Pop Choir make the peace sign as they leave the Shuswap Music Festival in April where they won first place for Community Adult Choir. They will donate the proceeds of their upcoming concerts to charities in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. (Contributed)
Shuswap Theatre Company kicking off the Okanagan Theatre Festival with Lend me a Tenor

Shuswap Theatre Company kicking off the Okanagan Theatre Festival with Lend me a Tenor

The festival will show seven plays in seven days from May 17 to 23

Shuswap Theatre Company kicking off the Okanagan Theatre Festival with Lend me a Tenor
Peter Kaz (middle) holds back Jester Lavorre and Darth Vader as they gear up for the second annual Vernon Comic Con at the Village Green Hotel Saturday, May 4. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

May the fourth be with you for Vernon Comic Con

Second annual event expected to draw hundreds of characters

Peter Kaz (middle) holds back Jester Lavorre and Darth Vader as they gear up for the second annual Vernon Comic Con at the Village Green Hotel Saturday, May 4. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Lara St. John will be guest violist for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances this weekend throughout the valley. (Submitted Photo)

Okangan Symphony guest to set stage on fire

Canadian superstar violinist Lara St. John performs in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

Lara St. John will be guest violist for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances this weekend throughout the valley. (Submitted Photo)
Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan

Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan

Caetani Cultural Centre hosts writer in residence

Island author brings inspiration to Okanagan
The crew from Strangefellows had a non-stop lineup at their station last year at the Okanagan Fest of Ale. (Western News file photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale promises to be bigger and better

A record breaking 75 breweries are now confirmed to participate at the annual event in Penticton

The crew from Strangefellows had a non-stop lineup at their station last year at the Okanagan Fest of Ale. (Western News file photo)
Gypsy eyes, a painting by Justin Maas which he submitted to the Federation of Canadian Artists when being considered for his SFCA. (Image contributed)

Salmon Arm artist receives prestigious designation from Federation of Canadian Artists

Justin Maas, renowned for his pastel portraits, is now a senior signature member of the federation

  • Mar 25, 2019
Gypsy eyes, a painting by Justin Maas which he submitted to the Federation of Canadian Artists when being considered for his SFCA. (Image contributed)
Aviemore School of Highland Dance recently competed and impressed in Calgary, as well as the Western Canada Open Championship and Premiership in Kamloops. Pictured (back row) Chauntal Rosborough, Meghan Ackerman, Megan Glasser, Karissa Goodrum and (front row) Rebecca Acob, Claire Radies and Elise Berrevoets. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan dancers impress at Calgary competition, head to nationals

Vernon’s Aviemore Highland Dancers kick up heels in Calgary and Kamloops

Aviemore School of Highland Dance recently competed and impressed in Calgary, as well as the Western Canada Open Championship and Premiership in Kamloops. Pictured (back row) Chauntal Rosborough, Meghan Ackerman, Megan Glasser, Karissa Goodrum and (front row) Rebecca Acob, Claire Radies and Elise Berrevoets. (Submitted Photo)
Dance showcases Okanagan talent

Dance showcases Okanagan talent

Bare Bones Dance Showcase highlights professional artists

Dance showcases Okanagan talent
Ben Waters is recognized as one of the top piano players in the world and will perform at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Submitted photo)

Renowned piano player to headline Peach Festival

Ben Waters, performing at Penticton Peach Festival, has hit the stage with The Rolling Stones

  • Mar 22, 2019
Ben Waters is recognized as one of the top piano players in the world and will perform at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Submitted photo)
The crocodile pizza is the Bad Tattoo’s newest specialty item, and yes, it’s real crocodile. The crocodile tail meat is specially-ordered from a farm in Australia and is comparable to chicken, according to Bad Tattoo head chef and dough boy Donnie Carlson. Jordyn Thomson - Western News

Foodie Friday: crocodile pizza at Bad Tattoo

Take a trip down under and try the Penticton brewery’s newest creation

The crocodile pizza is the Bad Tattoo’s newest specialty item, and yes, it’s real crocodile. The crocodile tail meat is specially-ordered from a farm in Australia and is comparable to chicken, according to Bad Tattoo head chef and dough boy Donnie Carlson. Jordyn Thomson - Western News
Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Book Talk: Dark Matter, Lincoln’s Dreams and The Jealous Kind

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles
Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring

Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring

PHOTOS: Spring Fling sees more than 60 converge in Vernon from as far as Okanagan Falls and Salmon Arm

Okanagan dancers kick up heels for spring
Breaking Benjamin is one of four bands on the Power 104’s Powerball, which was scheduled to come to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on April 14 but now has been cancelled. Photo courtesy of www.breakingbenjamin.com

Rock show in the South Okanagan cancelled

Western Canadian leg of rock show cancelled, including in Penticton at South Okanagan Events Centre

Breaking Benjamin is one of four bands on the Power 104’s Powerball, which was scheduled to come to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on April 14 but now has been cancelled. Photo courtesy of www.breakingbenjamin.com
Hip hop artist Gucci Mane will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 28. (Submitted)

Gucci Mane to perform in the Okanagan

Atlanta hip hop artist Gucci Mane coming to Penticton to perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Hip hop artist Gucci Mane will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 28. (Submitted)
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

The group is re-uniting for a special headliner performance at the Penticton Peach Festival

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts are teaming up again for a special headlining performance at the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 9. (Black Press file photo)