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Promotional poster for the Jazz, Tea and Cheesecake event on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at the Morningstar Farm at 403 Lowrys Rd. in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for the Jazz, Tea and Cheesecake event on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at the Morningstar Farm at 403 Lowrys Rd. in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim covers the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley is the managing editor of VIRL’s new online art and literature magazine, ‘Sea and Cedar.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Regional Library unveils new art and literature magazine

‘Sea and Cedar’ features poetry, stories and visual art from across the Island

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley is the managing editor of VIRL’s new online art and literature magazine, ‘Sea and Cedar.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Promotional photo for Sam Tudor and Ben Dwyer’s performance on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. for the The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Promotional photo for Sam Tudor and Ben Dwyer’s performance on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. for the The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk/Roots Club show on July 30, 2021, featuring Jeff Plankenhorn, left, and Doug Cox. (Submitted photo)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk/Roots Club show on July 30, 2021, featuring Jeff Plankenhorn, left, and Doug Cox. (Submitted photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

PQBeat: Chat with Vancouver Island’s ‘master chef’ Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Michael Davidson, right, will perform alongside Aline Homzy, left, on July 24, 2021, in the first concert of The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival. (Submitted photo)

Live music returns to The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach

Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival to be held as pop-up style concert series

Michael Davidson, right, will perform alongside Aline Homzy, left, on July 24, 2021, in the first concert of The Old School House Arts Centre’s Summer 2021 Garden Music Festival. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Folk/Roots Club promotional poster for July 23, 2021, show, featuring Jenny Lester, Tai McGillivray and Tom Neville. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Folk/Roots Club to host bluegrass trio on July 23

Performance by Jenny Lester, Tai McGillivray and Tom Neville

Oceanside Folk/Roots Club promotional poster for July 23, 2021, show, featuring Jenny Lester, Tai McGillivray and Tom Neville. (Submitted photo)
Knox United Church, located at 345 Pym St. in Parksville, will host live music again starting Aug. 7, 2021. (PQB News photo)
Knox United Church, located at 345 Pym St. in Parksville, will host live music again starting Aug. 7, 2021. (PQB News photo)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

Nanaimo man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Todd Cameron previously had viral success with a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
Museum assistant Amy Vandal unwraps a set of traditional tattoo needles as part of a new exhibit at the Alberni Valley Museum. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Museum explores Indigenous tattoos in new exhibit

Body Language exhibit runs until December 2021

Museum assistant Amy Vandal unwraps a set of traditional tattoo needles as part of a new exhibit at the Alberni Valley Museum. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Catherine Macdonald is the author of mystery novel “So Many Windings.” (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

Two Canadian mystery authors to read at online literary event

Electric Mermaid: Live Reads takes place online via Zoom on the third Friday of each month

Catherine Macdonald is the author of mystery novel “So Many Windings.” (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Hidden treasures: Ceramic artist encourages people to find his raku pottery pieces across Vancouver Island

Ed Oldfield currently has work on display at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kerry Campbell as ‘Susan’ in the Bard to Broadway Theatre production of ‘Just the Ticket’ in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

Campbell shines in B2B’s ‘Just the Ticket’

By Kathy Harper Sometimes all the stars align resulting in a perfect…

Kerry Campbell as ‘Susan’ in the Bard to Broadway Theatre production of ‘Just the Ticket’ in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Jenny Atkinson, Amber Lochead and Sam Mellemstrand perform in ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: A wickedly funny B2B revue in Qualicum Beach

‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’ a true delight

Jenny Atkinson, Amber Lochead and Sam Mellemstrand perform in ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)
Maggie Bugg, Alyssa Burger and Sherri Wade perform in ‘Crimes of the Heart’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: B2B’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’ beautiful and moving

‘Mesmerizing performances’ highlight show in Qualicum Beach

Maggie Bugg, Alyssa Burger and Sherri Wade perform in ‘Crimes of the Heart’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)