November Sparkles 2023

It is November, and that means the Ladysmith Festival of Lights and the kick-off to the holiday season on November 30. You’ll find all kinds of events happening this month, including the beloved Cedar & Yellow Point Country Christmas self-guided tour, craft shows, theatre productions and much more.

October 2023

With the fall harvest full on, this is prime time to fill up your pantry, bring out the dehydrator and the canner, or sock it away in the freezer.

September 2023

With cooling weather comes the promise of a bountiful harvest. Kate Girard visits some of our local farmers, and Table Talk is back with tasty bites of news from our food producers.
It’s a great time to eat fresh and support your local farms.

August 2023

I think August may be my favourite month. There are still lots of summer days left to enjoy while the whole community is active with events, outdoor festivals, concerts, and visitors admiring our piece of paradise.

July 2023

 A quick peek inside the July of TAKE 5, and you’ll find info on music festivals, concerts, and shows—a new Museum exhibit, the opening of the Art Gallery more events at the Ladysmith Community Marina.

May 2023

I’ve always loved the month of May.
Nestled between spring and summer, May brings bright weather filled with blossoming flowers and sprouting vegetables. The sweet scent of my fruit trees promises goodness yet to come.
This issue is packed with garden news to inspire you: trends, plant sales and the Ladysmith Rotary Garden Tour. The Cedar Farmers Market reopens on Mother’s Day. This is my favourite place to shop and connect with growers and producers.

April 2023

Inside you will read about local wildlife, tips for a greener future, community clean-ups, and news about rebates to save money and energy. A big thank you to Bob Burgess for his fantastic wildlife photos and to Kerith Waddington, who does a great job with our feature stories.

March 2023

And yes, spring is coming. Monday, March 20, marks the “spring equinox” in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s us. And to celebrate all that new growth, we kick off our Home & Garden series.

February 2023

We may still be in winter but the snowdrops are sprouting, gardeners are plotting and warm weather is coming

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