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The Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show is set for May 9 and will take off from the Clearwater Secondary School parking lot. Pictured, co-organizer Ryan Mackenzie poses with sons Ashton and Ronnie in front of his 1968 Acadian. Photo submitted

Cruisin’ Clearwater is gearing up

Mobile car show set to take place May 9

Former Clearwater resident and author Amber Cowie is publishing a new book, Loss Lake, scheduled to come out late this year. Cowie is also holding an event on March 26 at the Kamloops Library for her most recent release, Raven Lane, which came out last November. Photo submitted

Former Clearwater resident Amber Cowie set to release new book

Loss Lake comes hot on the heels of Raven Lane, which came out last November

Women’s Day Fashion Show goes into fourth year

Women’s Day Fashion Show goes into fourth year

Event raises funds for various groups and charities

New Brunswick’s Brent Mason will be the next musician to come through town as part of the Home Routes concert tour. People can catch him at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26 for an evening of music and storytelling. Photo submitted

Brent Mason brings a night of music and storytelling to Clearwater

Mason will be playing at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26

New Brunswick’s Brent Mason will be the next musician to come through town as part of the Home Routes concert tour. People can catch him at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26 for an evening of music and storytelling. Photo submitted
Folk-roots performer Noah Derksen is making his way back to Clearwater for his upcoming tour, which has him playing selections from his latest album America, Dreaming. People can catch him Feb. 14 at the Ovendon residence on Clearwater Valley Road. Photo submitted

Noah Derksen returns to Clearwater

Derksen makes his return this week where he’ll offer a house concert performance on Valentine’s Day

Folk-roots performer Noah Derksen is making his way back to Clearwater for his upcoming tour, which has him playing selections from his latest album America, Dreaming. People can catch him Feb. 14 at the Ovendon residence on Clearwater Valley Road. Photo submitted
Nathan Lever (middle) clarifies what he plans to do to the Dungeon Master, Bohdan Dowker (not pictured). Around him are players Maple Peel (far left) and Trina Pinkman and Alex Sauve. (Brendan Kyle Jure - North Thompson Times)

Ongoing games of Dungeons and Dragons brings out the creative side of Clearwater teens

It’s not an introduction to Satanism, says Bohdan Dowker, the dungeon master…

Nathan Lever (middle) clarifies what he plans to do to the Dungeon Master, Bohdan Dowker (not pictured). Around him are players Maple Peel (far left) and Trina Pinkman and Alex Sauve. (Brendan Kyle Jure - North Thompson Times)
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Music students impress the crowd

Music students impress the crowd

Sona Music holds its second recital

Music students impress the crowd
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Folk group Abby-Jade will stop in Clearwater during its first-ever tour as part of the Home Routes concert series. They’ll perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10; doors open at 7 p.m. Photo submitted

Abby-Jade put a twist on traditional music

Catch them at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10

Folk group Abby-Jade will stop in Clearwater during its first-ever tour as part of the Home Routes concert series. They’ll perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10; doors open at 7 p.m. Photo submitted
Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott is bringing his show to the Clearwater Legion where promises a fun and interactive night of pure entertainment. Photo submitted

Neil Diamond tribute comes to town

Jason Scott brings his Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond show to the Clearwater Legion

Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott is bringing his show to the Clearwater Legion where promises a fun and interactive night of pure entertainment. Photo submitted
The Old Paint Duo will be the first act to perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre as part of the Home Routes concert series. The duo describes its sound as old-time country, bluegrass, and folk and will be playing in Clearwater on Oct. 16. (L-r) Old Paint duo’s Jeff Dill and Miriam Sonstenes. Photo submitted

Old Paint Duo to take stage at Dutch Lake Community Centre

Performance marks first show of Home Routes concert series

The Old Paint Duo will be the first act to perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre as part of the Home Routes concert series. The duo describes its sound as old-time country, bluegrass, and folk and will be playing in Clearwater on Oct. 16. (L-r) Old Paint duo’s Jeff Dill and Miriam Sonstenes. Photo submitted
Attendees enjoy the performers at one of the first coffee houses offered by the Brookfield Cafe in the early 1990s. The events became so popular, cafe owner Denis Chaykowski had to set up an outside patio to accommodate those who went out to enjoy the events. Submitted photo.

Celebrated tradition of coffee houses in the North Thompson

Those interested in performing or attending can expect the first event to take place on Oct. 19

Attendees enjoy the performers at one of the first coffee houses offered by the Brookfield Cafe in the early 1990s. The events became so popular, cafe owner Denis Chaykowski had to set up an outside patio to accommodate those who went out to enjoy the events. Submitted photo.
Canadian duo Silk Road performs during last year’s Home Routes concert series in Clearwater. This year the Home Routes is back, with the first concert taking place Oct. 16 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Photo submitted

Home Routes returns to Clearwater

First show takes place Oct. 16 performed by the Old Paint Duo

Canadian duo Silk Road performs during last year’s Home Routes concert series in Clearwater. This year the Home Routes is back, with the first concert taking place Oct. 16 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Photo submitted
The eighth annual Children’s Art Festival

The eighth annual Children’s Art Festival

Festival takes place at the Dutch Lake Community Center field on Aug. 8

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The eighth annual Children’s Art Festival
Music students of Brenden Benoit’s Sona Music and Audio Services held their first public recital in late June, showcasing the skills they’ve learned since beginning lessons in guitar and piano. Benoit said he’d eventually like to hold two such recitals a year, with the next one taking place at Christmas. Photo submitted

Showcasing Clearwater’s local talent

Music students perform first public recital

Music students of Brenden Benoit’s Sona Music and Audio Services held their first public recital in late June, showcasing the skills they’ve learned since beginning lessons in guitar and piano. Benoit said he’d eventually like to hold two such recitals a year, with the next one taking place at Christmas. Photo submitted
Author Eleanore Deckert has ordered more copies of her book, 10 Days in December, in time for tourism season in an effort to offer visitors something to read that’s rich in local history. She also developed a new logo, Read Wholesome, which promotes the vulgarity-free tone of her work. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Author sets her sights on tourism market

Eleanor Deckert promotes reading wholesome

Author Eleanore Deckert has ordered more copies of her book, 10 Days in December, in time for tourism season in an effort to offer visitors something to read that’s rich in local history. She also developed a new logo, Read Wholesome, which promotes the vulgarity-free tone of her work. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Clearwater Christian Church Praise Team entertains the audience with its country gospel selections.

Country Gospel Benefit Concert entertains audience for charity

Proceeds from event will be donated to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Society, Clearwater Food Bank

Clearwater Christian Church Praise Team entertains the audience with its country gospel selections.
Nancy and Eleanor Shook recently launched a book based on their father Charlie’s memoir, detailing his friendship with a First Nations women who lived in the wilderness of Wells Gray Park. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Sisters launch book from father’s memoir

The Legend of Misty Water is now available at various Clearwater locations

Nancy and Eleanor Shook recently launched a book based on their father Charlie’s memoir, detailing his friendship with a First Nations women who lived in the wilderness of Wells Gray Park. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Rapper and motivational speaker, Duane (D.O.) Gibson, will be stopping at Raft River and Barriere Elementary schools where he’ll be holding assemblies, combining motivational speaking and live performances to engage students with his message of positivity. Photo submitted

Guest speaker to rap with children on positivity

Tour will stop at Raft River Elementary School on April 2 and Barriere Elementary School on April 4

Rapper and motivational speaker, Duane (D.O.) Gibson, will be stopping at Raft River and Barriere Elementary schools where he’ll be holding assemblies, combining motivational speaking and live performances to engage students with his message of positivity. Photo submitted
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)