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Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)

Zombies take over North Okanagan’s Field of Screams

Beloved Halloween event at Historic O’Keefe Ranch to make deadly comeback

Around 2,400 traversed through three haunted corn mazes during the 2019 Field of Screams at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch this October. This year, the event is back, bringing with it the Zombie Apocalypse. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)
The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)

New craft brewery opens in Kelowna’s North End

The Office Brewery is the newest addition to Kelowna’s craft brewery district

The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)
Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon artist’s paintings featured in British Vogue magazine

After 15-year-long hiatus, Raven Zeller finds her style and gains international attention

Vernon-based abstract artist Raven Zeller will be featured in British Vogue. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Vernon gallery’s first show turns spotlight on Lake Country artist

International contemporary artist first to become Local Loser solo exhibitionist with Material Spirits

Local Losers is welcoming the art community to its inaugural art show opening Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)

Curtains rise for Kelowna Actors Studio this fall

The local theatre group will put on its first show in more than 17 months in October

Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)
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)
Drivers lining up to receive their lobster dinners receive a friendly welcome from Nathan Lovejoy. (Jim Taylor - Contributed)

Lobster crawl a splash in Lake Country

Rotary raises more than $10K with sold-out lobster fundraiser

  • Jul 20, 2021
Drivers lining up to receive their lobster dinners receive a friendly welcome from Nathan Lovejoy. (Jim Taylor - Contributed)
Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)

Denim on the Diamond returns to Kelowna in the fall

The event will be held on Oct. 2 at King’s Stadium in downtown Kelowna

Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Duana Kennedy looks at artwork donated to the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts, which takes place July 21. The painting, Circadian Signal, is by Scotty Alveberg. (VPAG photo)

Patio party planned for Vernon’s Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts

Vernon Public Art Gallery fundraiser goes live, and virtual

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Duana Kennedy looks at artwork donated to the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts, which takes place July 21. The painting, Circadian Signal, is by Scotty Alveberg. (VPAG photo)
Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)

City and Colour solo tour comes to Vernon

Tickets for singer Dallas Green’s show on sale Friday, July 16

Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Downtown Vernon mural tours are on throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

QR codes bring Vernon mural history to life

Summer mural tours now underway, featuring a new digital aid

Downtown Vernon mural tours are on throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)

Vernon firefighters challenge kids to a water fight

5 summer pop up spray parks planned to keep families cool

Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)
Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Curtain closes on COVID-19, opening Vernon stage for live events

After 16 months of empty seats, Performing Arts Centre is ready to welcome back guests

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)
Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)

Vernon country singer in top spot for Canada-wide contest

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country recipient Raquel Cole in the finals

Raquel Cole of Vernon is in the running to be Canada's next country music star through SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. (Contributed)
Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre is adding an Indigenous Short Film Showcase to its annual Film Festival Aug. 25-Sept. 5. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen outdoor theatre adds Indigenous showcase to film festival

Caravan Farm Theatre’s annual festival Aug. 25 to Sept. 5 will include Indigenous short films

Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre is adding an Indigenous Short Film Showcase to its annual Film Festival Aug. 25-Sept. 5. (Contributed)
Bands played live from atop two downtown Vernon buildings June 19, 2021, during Downtown Vernon Association's Sunshine Day. (PixelSkyPhotography)

Vernon’s Sunshine Day a hit

Downtown Vernon Association’s one-day event features fashion show, live music and plenty of happy shoppers

Bands played live from atop two downtown Vernon buildings June 19, 2021, during Downtown Vernon Association's Sunshine Day. (PixelSkyPhotography)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. (Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Richelieu)