Art and Entertainment

Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies in the 1750s. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavine, the daughter of a French Huguenot physician, and wife of John Michael Lavine, a merchant who had settled on the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Mar 14, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Legends in Your Neighbourhood

A legend, by definition, is someone who is extremely well-known to excel at something notable, who’s influenced our culture, or changed the world in some way. In short: Someone BIG.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Mar 12, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

This Legend Needs a Home

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it again, Fernie is synonymous with the term legendary: legendary snow, legendary views, legendary people. Steph Fleming is no exception. When she opened Infinitea eight years ago, some locals laughed at the idea of yet another coffee shop but what they didn’t know was that it would evoke so much more.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Mar 10, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

March 2021 Astrology

Welcome to the best month of the year. March marks an incredibly peaceful time with destiny as the theme. Mars merges in the sky with the north node, in Gemini, while the rest of the planets move through Aquarius and Pisces.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Mar 04, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Bent On Art Returns to Kootenays as a Virtual Festival

Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format. Join us virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays (and across British Columbia) while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts. The festival was founded by Samonte Cruz in 2018 & is now delivered in partnership with Samonte Cruz Studios and the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. 

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Turn a WRT54G into a Wireless Extender

WiFi is broadcast in a torus (doughnut) shape from your antenna. This means that the signal is strongest with the furthest reach along a perpendicular axis from the antenna. So, ideally, you have your WiFi router in the centre of the house about computer high and that should get most of it. Of course, not every house is configured that way. And that’s why we sometimes need a WiFi repeater or extender.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy became insanely popular, as the public grasped for some understanding of what was happening to their democracy, rising to the top of the New York Times’ best seller list, and cementing J.D. Vance’s reputation as an “expert” on white poverty.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Six Books to Carve-Load

Carving it up is the practice of going after what you want with absolute. It can also be the simple task of carving out time for your passion. 

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Feb 14, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

The Only Surviving Human Species

“To the extinct, the lost and the forgotten.  Everything that comes together is bound to be dissolved.”-Yuval Noah Harari

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”-Aristotle

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Feb 10, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

February 2021 Astrology

February Planetary Overview

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Feb 06, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Carving Out The Negative Space

As long as Michael can remember he’s been drawing. The tools are simple, inexpensive and portable which made it easy to practice through a variety of life’s stages. Drawing is an additive process, meaning you continue to add lines to something until it is a recognizable form. It’s like taking bits of clay and sticking them together lump by lump until your sculpture is finished. Drawing is a very handy, quick way of getting an idea down on paper. It’s familiar and predictable. It allows him to build worlds and ideas in a linear fashion. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 06, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Sam Sedlowsky

In the winter of 2018, hoping to help her mom get out of the house more, Sam joined the Fernie Quilt Guild with her, even though she’d never sewn a quilt before. That first workshop taught her many things. A friend had been encouraging her for years and now something finally clicked.

Posted by admin on Feb 01, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Seeing the Best

Sadie gets together with Patrick Whittington who was born 4,712.6 kms away from Fernie, BC. When they chat about the social challenges Covid has presented, they lament that they both are missing people. What they don’t miss is epic scenery, a passion for outdoor pursuits, and a community with strength and heart to spare.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Jan 22, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

The Crown

The Crown is an historical television series that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Given that the monarchy is such an important part of the British identity, and that Elizabeth II has been on the throne since the early 1950s, it makes sense that films would be made about her.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment