The Western Star
Stephenville couple living life off the grid in a home powered with solar panels
Once intimidated by songwriting, Corner Brook artist getting ready to release her first album
Reading for fun, for the future
Steady Brook’s Robyn Huxter had to learn three roles as an understudy for 'No Change in the Weather'
First Book Canada pop-up event coming to Newfoundland
Corner Brook man enjoying his adventure in art
Grand Falls-Windsor native Kacie Callahan preparing her first record
Kacie Callahan hadn’t performed a complete set of original material until The Gathering of 2018. In her adopted home of Corner Brook, the 29-year-old songstress from Grand Falls-Windsor would often mix in her own work, between belting out ...
JILL ELLSWORTH: August obsessions to to enjoy before autumn
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things … Now that I’m confident you’ll ...
Gardening keeps 102-year-old Victor Baker young
The residents of Pleasantview Manor in Lewisporte say Victor Baker can dance a jig better than any 25-year-old. The 102-year-old Victor Baker is the proud owner of this garden at the Pleasantview Manor retirement home in ...
KEELYWOOD: A deep dive into celebrity divorce - this summer just got a whole lot hotter
Fill your backpack with Fit Tea and People Magazine because we are going on a journey. Brody Jenner, star of The Hills: New Beginnings and son of Caitlyn Jenner, split from wife Kaitlynn Carter on Aug.2, just a year after their wedding. The ...
Hand-poked tattoos can be elegant, Cape Breton artist proves
From the time Ally Parsons was old enough to hold a crayon, you could rarely catch her without one. From there, she transitioned to pencil crayons, and eventually markers, her love of the arts only growing as the years went on. Today, you’ll ...
Our Lady Peace coming back to St. John’s
One of Canada’s favourite rock bands is returning to St. John’s this fall to play the IceBerg Alley Performance Tent. Our Lady Peace will grace the stage at the Quidi Vidi Lake adjacent venue on Sept. 20. The band last played ...
JANICE WELLS: The thin difference between good grannies and bad grannies
A while back I wrote a column about good grannies and bad grannies. It was inspired by a book by Mary McHugh. I like Mary McHugh. She made me feel good about identifying with the bad grannies. Last week was annual grannies’ week ...
JILL ELLSWORTH: Shark bait - this amazing creature helps the world’s ocean in balance
Shark Week returned recently on the Discovery Channel, filling TVs across the world with mini-docs, reruns of “Jaws”, and an abundance of Australian accents. Originally premiering July 17, 1988, Shark Week is television’s ...
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Fear of what other people think is paralyzing
I have so many fears that hold me back from being who I want to be and its driving me nuts. The biggest one these days is the fear of what other people will think of me. The thought of being publicly criticized and rejected totally paralyses me but ...
ATLANTIC SKIES: Preparing for the Perseids
The summer's premier (and one of the year's best) meteor shower - the Perseids - will peak during the evening/pre-dawn hours of Aug. 12-13. This is when the Earth, in its orbit around the sun, intercepts the Perseid meteor ...