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Egging kids to keep craft alive

Richmond's Joan Brander uses a long, slim tool called a kistka and fills the small funnel-like tip with clear beeswax. Then, using the sharp tip, the artist/author draws a thin black line on a hollow, cooked egg.

Death of a DVD player will not dig grave in wallet

The last time you bought a car, home appliance or electronic item, what else was recommended? The extended warranty of course! Salespeople are often stunned whenever I refuse it. My answer is quite simple: "I only insure against catastrophic loss.

Serving up a laden spoonful of nutritional love

Seventeen years ago, Linda was happily awaiting the birth of her first child. Her world came crashing down when she discovered her then-husband was frequenting a prostitute.

Miss Teen heads east for nationals

Richmond's Carly Fobert, 17, is the newly crowned Miss Teen Richmond and the first runner up in the Miss Teen B.C. 2012. Not bad for someone who has never taken part in a beauty pageant before.

Where are you, if not here?

There are many teachers and books available that guide us on to how to live in the moment or be present. We're fortunate to have access to such wisdom from those who have experienced how to live an enlightened life and to be conscious and present.

Nominate a local artist

For more than 35 years, Richmond music teacher Leonard Kay has inspired hundreds of students to become involved in the district's music program.

Local gamechangers help their communities

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's public relations class of 2012 hosted a cocktail reception to benefit the Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL).

It's time for gardening

March is here, and it's time to look at the garden with fresh eyes and head on out there. Because... It's time to lime. If your yard has any grass at all, it's time to apply lime and sweeten up the soil.

Train our memory

Here's a scary thought - you've been asked to speak in public before a large audience, on a complex subject, without any notes. Could you do it? I couldn't. And yet, this is precisely what orators in ancient Greece were expected to do.

Kids get mixed sex messages

Sext up KIDS explores growing up in a sexualized world
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