Scott and Kylie Bartman and their three children Kamden, Kinsey and Greyson Bartman have been busy expanding their u-pick operations at Lazuli Farms, 10 minutes north of Camrose. Supplied 

Pick your fill at Lazuli Farms

It all started in the fall of 2017 when Scott and Kylie Bartman, along with their three children Kamden, Kinsey, and Greyson bought a farm and decided to live life a bit differently.

Crystal Kelland's 1952 Pontiac Chieftain rat rod at the Camrose Cruisers Show 'N Shine on Main Street in Camrose on Saturday. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian

The stories cars tell

Crystal Kelland may have married a mechanic, but make no mistake her 1952 Pontiac Chieftain rat rod is all hers.

A gondola ride down the Grand Canal is a must upon your visit to Venice. Supplied

The call of Venice

The romance of Venice is one that you just can’t deny. While I’ve already been twice, I’ve got my eye on a return in the spring of 2020 already. Venice is made up of series of more than 100 islands, connected via canals and bridges. Not a single ‘street’ to be seen. The history and culture that lives inside of Venice is unlike any that I’ve witness

Princess Margaret’s visit on July 26, 1980 was highlighted by her cutting a commemorative cake with a sword in Jubilee Park. Supplied

A look back at Camrose’s royal visit

With Prince Harry’s and Megan Markel’s recent marriage I thought Alberta and Camrose, in particular, would be interested in our past and possible future royal encounters.

Guy Johnston is serving up pulled pork and pepperoni 250 pounds at a time with his fundraising group Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Club. Supplied

Grillin’ and Chillin’

If you ever see Guy and his team out in the community serving up pulled pork and pepperoni sticks, do yourself a favour and go buy yourself lunch.

The Spotlight Bistro has a number of options on offer with a menu that is constantly changing to adapt with current trends and whats available from local producers. Supplied

Spotlighting culture and food

Tucked nicely into the café at the Bailey theatre in our lovely downtown Camrose is a cozy little restaurant that’s so impressive you’ll be a regular in no time.

 About 150 WestJet pilots protested outside the company's headquarters in Calgary during the WestJet annual general meeting on May 8. Gavin Young/Postmedia 

The buzz from the streets in travel

I’ve just returned from 10 days of back to back workshops, retreats and conferences and wow is there ever a lot going on. I thought it might be a good idea to share some of the thoughts that really jumped out at me, however before we do that, let me touch on the upcoming airline strike that we are all hearing about.

It is time to prep the barbecue for the grilling season. Metro News Service 

Tis the season to be grilling

It’s time! The neighbourhood envy has started up, and as the smells of barbecue season waft in, everyone is second guessing their supper choice saying, "why didn’t we throw our supper on the grill?"

Photo by Grey Arrow Farm

For the Love of Food

There is nothing better than the taste of fresh produce, homemade preserves or homemade baking! Knowing where your food comes from and that it is grown or raised without chemicals or hormones has become increasingly important to consumers and is driving the desire to source and shop local. As a result, local food initiatives are on the rise, which

This is the travel column and requires Glenda Beagle's mug shot and column styles. It also requires the Travel header at the top of the page. NO MORE THAN 5 columns across for copy. 

Someone to see the world with

There are so many factors in selecting the best vacation, but the biggest factor happens even before you start your conversation with your travel professional. That factor is … who you choose to travel with.

Camrose Kodiaks forward has been well fed and cared for by the Swerda family this year. Supplied 

Feed the bears

You are not supposed to feed the bears in the wild, but without a well-balanced meal from billets, Camrose Kodiaks players would not have advance to the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs on the weekend.

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