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As It Were: Lakeview Park
As It Were: Lakeview Park

A buffalo zoo, a street car and cottage life were all part of summer in the history of Oshawa's Lakeview Park. One morning in June while sitting at my desk...

Melissa Cole History




Memories of Artfest: 1992 – 1995
Memories of Artfest: 1992 – 1995

Twenty years later, local artist Margaret Rodgers links up with Steven Frank to remember when Durham Artfest infused downtown Oshawa with creativity, collaboration–and a little controversy too. All images courtesy Steven...

Margaret Rodgers History




Thrifting in Oshawa: Star Thrift
Thrifting in Oshawa: Star Thrift

Take a guided tour of local thrift shops from treasure hunter and gatherer Alessia Churcher. Star Thrift Store: Midtown Mall. 200 John Street W. Oshawa I sort of didn’t believe it when...

Alessia Churcher Places




Our History: Oshawa Dairies
Our History: Oshawa Dairies

No that long ago, milk delivery to the home was commonplace. How else did you expect to get fresh milk, eggs and butter than from the milkman? The year...

Melissa Cole History




Oshawa Lounge Comes Out
Oshawa Lounge Comes Out

Oshawa came out last year. It used to be that you had to go south of Bloor Street to Club 717, the long-running gay bar and beacon of campy, dancing...

Nathan MacKinnon Places




As it Were: Dance Hall Days
As it Were: Dance Hall Days

This is how they Party Rocked back when Oshawa was the dance hall capital of the region. Before the advent of disco, before The Beatles, even before rock and...

Melissa Cole History




Fictionary at Station Gallery
Fictionary at Station Gallery

Review of FictionaryJULY 21 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2012www.whitbystationgallery.comFeaturing work by Dani Crosby (Oshawa), Jay Dart (Port Perry), Larry Eisenstein (Toronto), Christophe Jordache (Montréal)Curator Olex Wlasenko aptly describes this exhibition as...

Margaret Rodgers Art




The Great Patio Hunt Part 1
The Great Patio Hunt Part 1

It's the summer pastime that unites us all: enjoying a cold beverage on a warm patio. Mel Bies hunts down some of the best spots around. My search for the greatest...

Melissa Bies Places




Flaming Cheese and Honkey-Tonk
Flaming Cheese and Honkey-Tonk

This month, Mark uses upscale dining and down-home dancing to re-connect with his wife. Sometimes, a relationship needs a little grounding. Lives get too busy and too self-absorbed to...

Mark Williamson Places




Thrifting in Whitby: Penney & Company
Thrifting in Whitby: Penney & Company

Take a guided tour of local thrift shops from treasure hunter and gatherer Alessia Churcher. We were sad to see that Elaine's, which we profiled last month in this ...

Alessia Churcher Places




As It Were: Downtown Cinema
As It Were: Downtown Cinema

Take a glimpse into Oshawa's past life, when King Street was bursting with cinemas and theaters were full of rowdy little punks (who grew up to be our parents). Oshawa’s...

Melissa Cole History




I'm With The Band: Diamond Rings
I'm With The Band: Diamond Rings

Diamond Rings talks to his old pal Laura Shaw about writing music for his friends, feeling awkward in high school, and not being afraid to look stupid in Star Records....

Laura Shaw Music




The Situation: Oshawa Harbour (Part 1)
The Situation: Oshawa Harbour (Part 1)

.. Wondering what's happening to our waterfront? We are too. For months OshaWhat contributors have been studying documents, reading news clippings, and conducting interviews with government, non-profits, activists and Farm...

Erin Elliott Places




New Brew: 5 Paddles Brewing Co.
New Brew: 5 Paddles Brewing Co.

Introducing five passionate homebrewers who are in the midst of opening a brewery. 5 Paddles Brewing Co. is currently under construction, and set to open its doors in Whitby...

Melissa Bies Places




Out Of The Woods: Bowmanville Band Takes Flight
Out Of The Woods: Bowmanville Band Takes Flight

The Stone Sparrows flew in 2011. The Bowmanville bluegrass quartet went from anonymity to ruling this town in the span of those twelve months. This is their story. Pre-Sparrows Sam Balson is...

Harley R. Pageot Music




Underage Bands Just Wanna Play
Underage Bands Just Wanna Play

There's no age limit on making good music, but as Harley R. Pageot explains, underage bands need a better place to play.   The most popular band in Oshawa is having a...

Harley R. Pageot Music




All The Rage: Jen, Derby Girl
All The Rage: Jen, Derby Girl

Resident style and design gal Jacquie Severs gives us the local fashion report in All The Rage. Our first featured fashionista is Jen: salon manager,  mom of two, derby girl,...

Jacquie Severs Fashion




Thrifting in Oshawa: Constance Closet
Thrifting in Oshawa: Constance Closet

Take a guided tour of local thrift shops from treasure hunter and gatherer Alessia Churcher. Constance Closet: 10 Ontario Street, OshawaThere has been recent buzz in my social...

Alessia Churcher Places




Thrifting in Whitby: The Sally Ann
Thrifting in Whitby: The Sally Ann

Take a guided tour of local thrift shops from treasure hunter and gatherer Alessia Churcher. When I first moved to Durham, six years ago, one of the things I noticed...

Alessia Churcher Places




Date Night: Conversation Games
Date Night: Conversation Games

A good conversation with your loved one should be like a good game of tennis: lot of back and forth, a few surprises and a lot of love. The hard...

Mark Williamson Places




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