May 19, 2020 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Covid-19 seems to be messing with everything we love, including BBQ season for the non-vegans amongst us. With outbreaks in our local meat packing plants and resulting shut-downs, analysts are expecting supply shortages, meaning increased prices, and line-ups for meat. Worst of all, imported American beef is being highlighted in our local grocery stores, further…

May 4, 2020 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Well THIS certainly was not what we had envisioned for our lives in 2020 when we popped those champagne corks on the dawn of the new year! Yet – amid all the stories of loss and hardship, there are also some really uplifting stories and every day there are new support systems being added to…

February 13, 2020 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

  With milder weather coming up and so much snow, this is a great weekend to think about spending some time in the great outdoors! Here are some ideas for a wonderful Family Day weekend. Tobogganing – Maybe this is an ideal time to take the kids (and adults!) tobogganing?!? I’m sure there are other…

October 8, 2019 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

We started down the path of writing this article quite innocently enough as we were compiling interesting stories for explorestrathconacounty.com. Intrigued by discovering that the former Fort Saskatchewan jail cemetery was reputedly haunted, of course we wanted to learn more. We had no idea how far down this creepy path we were about to venture….

March 20, 2019 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Not sure what to do with your kids this Spring Break? Here are a few ideas! Our local municipalities put on lots of great programs – here are the links: Strathcona County Spring Break Programs Fort Saskatchewan Spring Break Programs The Library. Don’t forget to check out the local libraries – our libraries are amazing…

December 21, 2018 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Everyone wants a piece of your time, so it seems, through the holidays. It can be exhausting. I know there are so many contests, flyers and ads popping up to bombard your senses, so I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated for your overwhelming support with this contest. I would also…

December 3, 2018 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Who doesn’t love a great Christmas lights display? We’ve put together our comprehensive list of the region’s best holiday lights and festivals. We have a mix of driving, walking and sleigh ride experiences and even a couple of festivals to choose from! So, grab your family, a cup of cocoa, put on your winter gear…

November 25, 2018 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

Cheers to the Local Entrepreneurs! We’re big advocates for local business owners, entrepreneurs & franchisees that put their heart and souls into their businesses. They are the lifeblood of our community, the dreamers, doers and job creators. By shopping local, you keep your money circling the neighborhood. It is better for the economy, for the…

November 11, 2018 jennyfromtheblog No comments exist

That’s my great-grandparents pictured below, circa 1915…he was about 24 years old here, she was 21. He was a Canadian soldier, she was a beautiful English gal from Brighton. It’s crazy to realize…this picture was taken 103 years ago. The picture to the right of them is my great-uncle, Roland. Around the world, people were praying…