Limited offer classes with master chocolatier in Clearwater

Philippe Vancayseele demonstrating chocolate showpiece making techniques to professional chocolatiers. Photo contributed.

It takes skill and training to make chocolate treats taste and look good, and no one knows that more than renowned Belgian chocolatier Philippe Vancayseele. The good news is chocolate lovers don’t have to travel to Belgium to learn the basics from this master chocolatier. Vancayseele is offering two chocolate making classes on Aug. 24 at the … [Read more...]

Tod Peak hikers rose to the challenge

A family poses for a commemorative photo by the summit marker. Photo contributed by Sun Peaks Resort Corporation.

The weather was beautiful, the flowers were prolific, and dozens of hikers showed up to summit the 2,152 meter Tod Mountain at the second annual Hike to Tod Peak with Nancy Greene. Last summer, 12 hikers made the three to four hour trek from the top of the Sunburst Chair to the peak and back. This year, 80 people ranging in age from four to 85 … [Read more...]

A baby named is an adult named. Eh, Dweezil?


Diva Thin Muffin Zappa, Moxie Crimefighter Jilette, or Pilot Inspektor Lee? This is just a brief taste of names popping up in Hollywood. It seems that Michael, Christopher, Amanda and Jennifer have become a bit too common for North Americans. These monikers have dropped from Canada’s top four names in the 1980s to absenteeism in 2010, except for … [Read more...]