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December 2021

We'd like to thank each of our readers, advertisers and contributors for supporting the TAKE 5 family. And I'd like to thank our hardworking office – you are the best of the best. So strap on your seatbelts, everyone. We are blasting into 2022. Wishing you an out-of-this-world holiday. - Marina Sacht and the TAKE 5 Space Cadets
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November 2021

HERE IT COMES! The Ladysmith Festival of Lights is back but without the events. I know I speak for others as well when I say that a walk through downtown with a stop for a treat (or two!) is a highlight (pun intended) of my holidays. So let's keep that sparkle of enthusiasm growing as the holidays near, and be grateful for the bounty we have.
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October 2021

COZY UP with TAKE 5! Goodbye flip-flops, hello pumpkin-spice, corn maze, thick sweaters and turkey dinner. As I step outside, a flock of geese big enough to darken the sky passes overhead. “Honk! Honk!” I yell back, wishing them well on their southern migration. Just a friendly reminder as we are now working on the November …

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September 2021

FALL-ING FOR IT! This is the time for harvest! Canning, preserving and dehydrating so we have all the locally grown goodness available all year long. But what happens when you have too much of a good thing? In the October issue we will connect you with the resources to make sure nothing grown is wasted and we visit some local food producers that are doing extraordinary things.
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July 2021

This summer is starting off as one of the hottest on record. So remember go slow, stay cool, and get wet. We have limitless options; rivers, streams, lakes, spray parks, the ocean. Check out the July Issue Summer Fun section and the Ladysmith Heritage Boat Festival, this year a blend of virtual programming and a live event finale. Looking for more things to do this summer? Pick up a copy of the Explore 2021 Ladysmith, Cedar, Saltair & Chemainus Guide or read it online for insider tips on the best places and things to do, locally.
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HomeTown Tourist Weekend

We are pleased to announce the Annual HomeTown Tourist Weekend is June 18 + 19, 2022.
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