Getting to the Core of the Lower Mainland’s Growing Cider Industry

Posted Posted in Food, Off The Vine

When non-cider drinkers think of cider, they picture smuggling Growers into the basement at family dinners to indulge in the may-as-well-be-juice, entry-level alcohol. But cider has been growing in popularity as a bright, sweet, summer drink and alternative to beer. The first annual Fraser Valley Cider Fest turned skeptics into apple appreciators with its stellar […]

X, Y, Z: Explore Yoga and Zumba: Two fun, public options to minimize stress and work out this fall

Posted Posted in Community, Off The Vine

The end of summer means busier schedules for everybody. Kids are going back to school, parents are remembering the lost art of packing lunches, and university students are bracing themselves for the impact of a full course-load. It can get messy. There will be days you’ll be so tired you won’t even be able to […]

Never too rainy to raku: Despite the weather, Chilliwack pottery- glazing event fired up attendees

Posted Posted in Art, Community, Off The Vine

If you don’t like the rain, you may have missed out on one of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s first events of the summer: the second annual Raku in the Valley at Thompson Regional Park. Yet the setting was perfect to practice an old Japanese technique of glazing pottery. Nestled into the cloud-filled valley a […]