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Say Hello to Mr. and Mrs. Town Crier! (PS, it’s a small world :) )

Say Hello to Mr. and Mrs. Town Crier! (PS, it’s a small world 🙂 )

I’ve known them for a couple years now, but I’ve never asked Bruce and LindaLea Klippenstein, AKA Mr. and Mrs.Town Crier directly - why do you do it? Also, where do you get your costumes - and how did you get this idea? OK, a few questions. So we decided to meet for coffee at Bliss earlier this week. "Kristen, I have no idea where the idea came from, how the idea of a town crier came to my head one morning. I never heard of it before, it was...

Blog: An (obvious) epiphany = Email!

Blog: An (obvious) epiphany = Email!

It kind of felt like a punch in the gut at the time - but when rejection happens, there’s often reason to reflect, and sometimes (as I’ve learned over this past year, especially), it’s reason to pivot. This is also a convoluted way of telling you my email newsletter is back and I’m putting a lot more effort into it this time around! It was on my to-do list for awhile, but when I got a cancellation email from a subscriber a couple months ago, it...

Blog: This high schooler helps run the government

Blog: This high schooler helps run the government

There’s university to apply for, volunteering as a Peachland Ambassador, regular schoolwork and graduation plans (whatever that ends up looking like). There’s also a government to run, and that’s why I’m meeting Lily Avendaño Gregory on this (rapidly darkening) late Wednesday afternoon. Where we were supposed to meet was closed, but thanks to some friendlies outside the Edgewater, I found her waiting with her parents across the street. The plan...

Blog: Who will clean this?

Blog: Who will clean this?

One of my subscribers wanted to know - if someone was tired of seeing this graffiti over the past couple months (under the Trepanier Creek bridge), would it be considered vandalism if one was to buy some paint and cover it up? I asked Cheryl Wiebe with the District of Peachland - whose job is this? “We do try to send crews out when time and resources permit,” she wrote in an email this morning. “It is better for us to do the work – unless a...

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Blog: This time last year…

Blog: This time last year…

Prepping for today’s super-long council meetings and just realized: It was this meeting last year, when I came back to...

Blog: Just a thank you 😊

Blog: Just a thank you 😊

Hooray for new subscribers and a few more followers! I have some pretty amazing supporters. And I’m not saying that...