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Ryan Hami, 6, Braemar elementary

Art teachers: Suzanne Brumec and Nicola Demeule Favourite art: drawing Favourite artist: Robert Bateman His teacher writes: Ryan has an amazing natural artistic talent.

Deflect confl ict with compromise

The young couple approaching me on the narrow trail had their hands full

Rosé pairs perfectly with summer

HIGH above the city, in a corner of the green roof-garden atop the skyscraper that's home to the swish corporate H.Q. of hiredbelly.com, our garlic crop is just about ready for pulling.

North Vancouver walker maintains a positive outlook

WHEN North Vancouver resident Yumi White laces up her sneakers to embark on a 60-kilometre walk in support of the fight against women's cancers next weekend in Vancouver, she won't be walking alone.

A show of remembrance

- The Prints Show: A photography silent auction in support of InspireHealth, Thursday, Aug. 18, 5-8 p.m. in the Lynn Valley Village Community Meeting Room, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. Info: www.theprintsshow.com.

It never hurts to ask

Last October, I paid a holiday deposit on my credit card. Then in June, I paid the balance. "We're looking forward to your arrival tomorrow," came an email in early July. Tomorrow? I'd booked for August. Disaster.
PHOTOS: Sounds of Summer

PHOTOS: Sounds of Summer

Dal Richards and his orchestra entertain at John Lawson Park July 31 during the 21st edition of West Vancouvers Harmony Arts Festival. The show was part of the 10-day-long cultural celebrations seniors series.

Busting gardening myths

ONE of my favourite topics to write about involves busting garden myths and there are plenty of myths out there that need clarification. The first summer gardening myth to bust states: "Do not prune trees in the summer or you may weaken them.

Oil-based stain adds nice finish

WELL, Mother Nature has decided that we will most certainly have a fairly cool and wet summer this year. However, we can still get out and enjoy the sun when it does come out and spend some quality time on our decks.

Guidelines for teaching your teen to drive

YOU are in the kitchen baking cookies when you realize you are out of eggs. What a drag. You need to clean the flour off your apron, grab your purse and coat and head off to the store. But wait. Your teen has her driver's licence.