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Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)

Teen actress from Nanaimo wins award for role in Lifetime channel TV movie

Cedar’s Hannah Zirke, 15, earns fourth Joey Award for ‘The Neighbour in the Window’

The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from PQB voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)
McLean Mill Historic Park is a steam-operated sawmill located just north of Port Alberni. In 1989 it was designated as a national historic site of Canada. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Family History Society announces Parfitt as next guest speaker

The Qualicum Beach Family History Society (QBFHS) is set to present their…

McLean Mill Historic Park is a steam-operated sawmill located just north of Port Alberni. In 1989 it was designated as a national historic site of Canada. (Submitted photo)
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Darrel Hancock's home studio
ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)

Collaborative project brings community together, offers safe platform for dancers

Shot on location in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and McIvor Lake

Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

Classical musicians play in TOSH’s Music on Sunday concert series

Ingrid Chiang, Emma Ringrose, Rista Tonita to perform

From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)

Nanaimo painter brings B.C. landscapes to Parksville in first solo show

Tom Shardlow presents ‘Wild Places of B.C.’ at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)
First place in TOSH’s Federation of Canadian Artists 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition was awarded to Lois Goodnough for her acrylic on canvas called ‘A Spray of Stargazers.’ (Photo submitted)
First place in TOSH’s Federation of Canadian Artists 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition was awarded to Lois Goodnough for her acrylic on canvas called ‘A Spray of Stargazers.’ (Photo submitted)
Cathy Stewart is currently the featured artist at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery, through the end of October. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Artist Cathy Stewart has paintings on display at two Qualicum Beach exhibits

‘With patience and determination you can do anything’

Cathy Stewart is currently the featured artist at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery, through the end of October. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

TOSH features Arrowsmith FCA exhibit until Dec. 17

Artists will be in Brown Gallery throughout October and November to discuss work

The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic

Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic

Crissinger to perform at Parksville’s Music Cafe on Oct. 17

Musician pledges to support food bank during pandemic
Jeff Plankenhorn. (Submitted photo)

‘Heavy hitter’ from Texas brings music to Qualicum Beach

Oceanside Folk/Roots Club hosts Jeff Plankenhorn on Oct. 9

Jeff Plankenhorn. (Submitted photo)
The McMillan Arts Centre, circa 1979. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Community Arts Council seeks new members

OCAC started as a charitable organization in 1976

The McMillan Arts Centre, circa 1979. (Submitted photo)
The Music Cafe, located at 631 Island Highway, Parksville, has six shows announced for their October lineup. (submitted photo)

Parksville’s Music Cafe announces lineup for October

Matinee and evening performances featured through the month

The Music Cafe, located at 631 Island Highway, Parksville, has six shows announced for their October lineup. (submitted photo)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (File photo)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (File photo)
Knox United Church in Parksville will host a variety of musical talent for their fall concert series. (File photo)
Knox United Church in Parksville will host a variety of musical talent for their fall concert series. (File photo)
Mick Sherlock, founder of Oceanside Folk/Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Mick Sherlock, founder of Oceanside Folk/Roots Club. (Submitted photo)