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Cool layers for chilly nights

DEAR Mattie: Can I wear summer clothes in the fall? Savouring Summer in Dundarave Dear Dundarave: Now that summer is almost over, creating the right transition wardrobe can be challenging. I say hold on to summer as long as we can.

Kabob is king at Zeitoon

IT'S easy to take the diversity of our food culture for granted. Here in Metro Vancouver we're born into Bolognese sauce, weaned on wild salmon sashimi, comfortable with coq au vin, kung pao, vindaloo and tajine.

Food calendar

Savour B.C.: Diva at the Met invites guests to explore the summer tastes of British Columbia with their new feature menu which showcases local food and wine.

Make the most of cherry season

PICTURE this: a lazy summer afternoon, hammock in the shade, bees buzzing in the background and a big bowl of sweet, ruby red cherries to snack on.

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, 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:

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.
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