The exciting news is out that Briana has sold Tenth to the Fraser to me. I am thrilled to be taking over as publisher. I want to introduce myself to those of you that don't know me, share my goals for the site's future, as well as provide a preview for some of the plans. About me: I live in Sapperton with my family; I own Hyack Interactive, a digital communications … [Read more...] about Reimaginations
After 10 years in New Westminster and seven years of blogging about life in this great city, it is time for our family to say au revoir. My husband Will has been offered a job transfer to the Montreal area, and we have decided to take the opportunity for his career advancement, as well as for our family to experience French-Canadian culture and language, explore new places out … [Read more...] about Passing the torch: Tenth to the Fraser is now under new ownership
It's been nagging at me to write about a particular Feast On The Fraser event that caught my eye: Wild Rice's Tribute to the King Neptune on Thursday, October 1. Most people who moved to New West or came of age after 1982 will have no idea what the King Neptune is or why it deserves a tribute, but mention it to anyone who lived here during New West's golden age when Columbia … [Read more...] about In memory of New Westminster’s golden age: Wild Rice pays tribute to the King Neptune
For new residents, the word "Hyack" can be totally mystifying. I get asked about it a lot. Many of you know I own and operate Hyack Interactive, which offers project management for digital communication projects for non-profits and small businesses. When my then-business partner and I named Hyack Interactive, we wanted a name that was intrinsically "New West." So, Hyack … [Read more...] about What the heck is a Hyack?
"The Royal City" has long been used to describe New Westminster. While I love the dusty romance and nod to history of "The Royal City" as a nickname, the name-dropping title smacks too much of insecurity. New Westminster's 'royal' connection is a tenuous one, not something I think should be the cornerstone of our identity as a city. … [Read more...] about Time to let go of ‘The Royal City’ name
Warning: once you start homebrewing, your house may never look the same again. You’ll have dozens of beer bottles, carboys, large pails, tubes, kettles, a propane burner, a mash paddle, thermometers, a hydrometer, and so much more. You’ll start to speak a different language: wort, trub, mash, decoction, vorlauf, sparg. And you’ll become part of a welcoming community that bands … [Read more...] about Who Brews? You Brews! Homebrewing takes off in New West