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Kevin Kritiques: My Cousin Vinny

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Do you have a movie that you could watch over and over? I have a few movies that I watch once a year. For example, on Groundhog Day, I view the movie of the same title. When I am in a sci-fi mood, I watch the original “Blade Runner” movie. Now when I want a little comedy in my life, I watch the film “My Cousin Vinny.” I cannot remember how many times I have watched it ...

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Jasper Art Gallery showcasing spring-themed group exhibition

Louise Hayes used fabric to create the pieces in the foreground, which include “Dragonfly in Reeds” (left) and “Dragonfly in Rushes” (right). | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Spring has sprung at the Jasper Art Gallery as artists display their works in a group exhibition, “The Colour of Spring,” from April 14 to May 14. Michael Flisak is a local artist who is one of the founding members ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival bringing the beat back in 2022

The Jasper Folk Music Festival will return in 2022 following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Casting a cautiously optimistic eye toward the future, the Jasper Heritage Folk & Blues Society announced the Jasper Folk Music Festival will return in 2022. With the worst of the pandemic seemingly in the rear view, the festival will bring music, art ...

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An avocado toast with a twist

Add a Canadian twist to the classic avocado from Mexico toast. By replacing the bread with a bagel, a whole new world of flavours will open up. Trust us, you'll want more. Avocado Breakfast Bagel Prep time: 20-30 mins Cook time: 8-10 mins Portions: 2 Ingredients: 2 bagels3 tablespoons butter2 eggs4 slices bacon, cooked2 slices Swiss cheese1 medium avocado from Mexico sliced into wedges1 cup arugula saladHot ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Infinite

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Fans of science fiction might want to check out Mark Wahlberg’s movie “Infinite.” The concept is unique and will leave fans with a few questions. Infinite is defined as endless or limitless. Mark discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives. The movie takes reincarnation to a whole new level. What if you could remember those past lives? The p ...

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Wildlife Museum looking for new home

The Wildlife Museum, also known as the Den, will be required to move out of the Whistlers Inn by the end of October and is now in need of a new home. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Wildlife Museum, also known as the Den, is searching for another location with the hope that the collection of over 100 specimens can remain in Jasper. Founded by local family Eleonore and Joe Schuurmans ...

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Add more fermented foods to your diet with this flavourful lunch

In recent years many of us have found new joy in the kitchen. For some, spending more time at home has meant experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes. Whether misadventures with baking bread or take-out meals were more your style, one of the top eating trends has been naturally fermented food. That includes treats like kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha drinks or even sourdough bread. The fermentatio ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Kung Fu

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Hollywood is working overtime to get their new projects out. Audiences around the world are craving new material since the slow down of the industry caused by the pandemic. “Kung Fu” is one of those projects that I was thrilled to see completed. When it was first announced, I was curious to see what direction it would be taken. The series is based on Shaolin Kung Fu, ...

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Artist of the Month: Karly Ireland

Karly Ireland is the Artist of the Month for April. | Photo provided by the artist. Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh When did you start creating? I have enjoyed drawing and colouring since childhood. That hobby later took me to animation college and after that background painting for several animation productions. An interest in the arts also launched me into commercial and noncommercial gallery wo ...

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Pride Awards handed out for first time

The Pride Awards recognized four recipients at the Forest Park Hotel on April 3. From the left: Mychol Ormandy, Mollie LaLonde Lynch, Anika Lodge and Lynn Wannop. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Four recipients were recognized for their contributions to the LGBTQ2S+ community during the first-ever Pride Awards at the Forest Park Hotel on April 3. The Pride Awards is the newest addition ...

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