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Chipping, Save Shots around the Greens

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by Scott Shouldice CPGA Professional FGCC

For golfers of all skill levels, one of the easiest ways to knock strokes off your score is to improve your chipping from around the greens. Chipping the ball close can help you save par and lower your scores.

When approaching a shot close to the green, the first thing you should do is decide what type of shot you are going to play. The three most common types of chip shots are the bump and run, pitch shot, and lob shot or flop shot.

Posted by admin on Jun 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Wild Beauty For a Lifetime

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While walking in the woods the other day my attention was captured by a flash of purple. Closer investigation revealed a small, irregularly shaped flower with heart-shaped leaves growing from its base. Delicate black stripes drew my gaze to its centre. This early blue violet was heralding the arrival of spring.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Jun 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Rousselle Family Thank You

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Mike Rousselle and his family would like to thank everyone for their love and support since the terrible accident he experienced last fall and throughout his road to recovery. Without this, he wouldn’t be progressing the way he has been over these last seven months.

Posted by admin on Jun 01, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Coming Out

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The ski area closed with stacks of snow left high on the hill. The bottom devolved to a chaotic exercise in broken snow skiing, while the top remained stellar. The last two days of operation were 20-degree gifts of springtime. Digging out shorts. Finding sandals. Hanging out in the Plaza and watching great fiddle and a crowd celebrating the last of the year. Cold nights followed by warm days made all the warmer by five months of winter.

Posted by Keith Liggett on Jun 01, 2010 in Community

Fernie's Street Cleaners

Apparently Kirsty Morris, the inventor and author of Unsung Heroes, thought I needed to start my day a little earlier. I wasn’t so sure, but agreed nonetheless to track down a Fernie Unsung Hero of the Street Cleaner variety. Or should I say Beautification Attendant. That’s how Adam McNaughton, a Fernie resident and dedicated sweeper, shovel’r and pick-er up’r describes himself and his vital role that he unfailingly performs here in the heart of Fernie.

Posted by Abi Moore on Jun 01, 2010 in Community

Resident Profile – Melissa Fleischacker

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Like many in our community, Melissa Fleischacker moved to Fernie from Ontario (Thunderbay) after finishing University. She got a job travelling across Canada as a support crew for Cycle Canada. “I knew I wanted to go somewhere west, but hadn’t picked a place yet. I didn’t want to go as big as Whistler or Banff. I thought maybe Golden, but when we arrived I thought it was too small. So I kept my ear out and knew people that had come to Fernie and thought I would try it out.”

Posted by Fix on Jun 01, 2010 in Community

June Featured Events

I’ve really enjoyed my winter of film- from attending Think Tank screenings and the amazing Fernie Mountain Film Festival (Nature Propelled blew me away) and helping to organize the Indie Films circuit and the Reel Canadian Film Festival (if you still haven’t seen Cole, all I can say is- why not?) and finally last month, bringing Creston film Lovers in a Dangerous Time to Fernie. Now I’m looking for something new to try for the summer. I’ve walked or cycled past the Disc Golf Course in James White Park many times and thought I should try it out, so that seems like a good place to start.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jun 01, 2010 in Community

They've Got Legs

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Mud-spattered grins are descending from the woods in full force these days. Shorts and sunshine. It’s the I-came-for-the-skiing-and-stayed-for-the-summer season. And there are plenty of men out on the trails, but there is some very serious representation by the women. “She’s got legs, and she knows how to use them.”

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Jun 01, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Through the Lens – Lighting and Contrast

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Living in Fernie, it's easy to think about the mountains as large and dominant. When I took this shot of Mt. Fernie, the Three Sisters and Mt. Proctor, I used a wide-angle lens because I wanted to emphasize a different perspective than our typical experience of these mountains. Putting them into a visual context that is mostly sky and atmosphere reminds me that just because something is perceived as dominant doesn't necessarily mean it is.
Kevan Wilkie
www.68photography.ca

Posted by admin on Jun 01, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

The Wolfman

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The Werewolf of London was Hollywood’s first mainstream werewolf movie. It was made in 1935 and starred Henry Hull, an American character actor who appeared in 74 movies between 1917 and 1966. His role as the werewolf is the part he is best remembered for, but the movie was not a commercial success.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jun 01, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Feature Artist - Mae Moore

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The Fernie Writers’ Conference is back this July and with it a new schedule and array of exciting instructors and courses. One of these instructors is acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Mae Moore, teaching a course on songwriting, the first time a course of this nature has been included in the Conference’s lineup.

Posted by Fix on Jun 01, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Preparing for your 2010 Tax Returns

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The Tax Season or Time has been over for a month now. While the experience is still fresh in our minds and we are only five months into 2010, I thought it would be a good time to give you a few tips for the next one.

Have a “special” folder for all the receipts that can be used towards a tax credit. This comment is aimed at the younger readers since I am sure most of you have one these already. In this folder put the receipts that relate to the following:

Medical Expenses

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 01, 2010 in Business

June New Business

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Woven Gardens Horticulture, 250-278-0402 info@wovengardens.ca

Posted by Fix on Jun 01, 2010 in Business

May Horoscopes

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Aries (March 21 – April 19) Creativity
Creativity is the quality you bring to activities you are involved with. It’s an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things. It makes no difference what form your creativity takes. The important thing is to be open to what wants to be expressed through you. Remember that we don’t possess our creations, rather creativity arises from a connection with the Divine that allows joy for the creator and a blessing to others.

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Apr 29, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)