Thursday, May 16, 2013

Writer, Baker, Community Maker

I was remiss in not posting this story about my friend Norene Smiley of Pugwash when it appeared in the Chronicle Herald on Tuesday. She is also one of my favourite artists; we have three of her watercolours hanging in our home. So much artistic talent -- and she's an gourmet cook as well.

This photo was taken a few summers ago at a literary evening at the Chatterbox Cafe in Pugwash, which Norene runs with her husband Greg. Norene is second from the left. Greg and Norene promote music and writing through their cafe all summer long; their Friday night kitchen party showcases some pretty amazing local talent.

Hey -- the first live show of the Summer of 2013 is this Saturday night. Juno Award-winning West Coast singer Shari Ulrich is playing at 7:00 pm. $20 a ticket and the cafe will be open for supper.
The Friday night kitchen party starts up May 24 (not this weekend).

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