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Blind ambition

Jody Glenham rejigs her priorities on new tunes

Luke Doucet ditching his solo career

Forming new band with wife Melissa McClelland after Burnaby blues fest

Beirut bonds with Commodore crowd

- Beirut and Basia Bulat, Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 9.

North shore's entertainment guide

LEGEND Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) $ $ $ $ Live Music Open Mic/Karaoke DJ Big Screen Sports WiFi Wheelchair Accessible AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant $ $ $ Best Little Schnitzel House in To

Cinema showtimes

EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG) - Fri, Mon-Thur 4: 10, 7: 20, 9: 55; Sat-Sun 1: 30, 4: 10, 7: 20, 9: 5 p.m.

Gift wrap gets personal

Once in a while I come across an interesting product online

Green guide

Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month. The focus for this Saturday, Aug. 13 is learning about the importance of habitat for birds and other wildlife. Meet at 10 a.m.

Be wary of home brews

THE use of fish meal, tobacco drenching and all other manner of home-brewed concoctions to enhance soil fertility, control pests and grow plants can be damaging to your garden's health, so brew wisely, or not at all.

Textbook rentals go online

THE back-and bankbreaking prospect of a semester's books may be changing significantly if Amazon has its way.


Chic Mid-Summer Soiree: Unity Clothing Inc. will celebrate the opening of its Lower Lonsdale boutique with a party on Thursday, Aug. 18, 6: 30 to 9: 30 p.m.