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Roller skates (photographer unknown)

Penticton’s first pop up roller skating night this weekend

Music, disco ball and bringing back the best of the 80s at the PTCC Saturday, Jan. 22

Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy rocks out to a sold-out crowd in his home town at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2019. (Roger Knox Black Press)

Happy birthday Loverboy!

Penticton-raised lead singer of Loverboy Mike Reno turned 67 this weekend

Local artist Diana Palmer’s wine glass mural was displayed at Cannery Brewing in Penticton until it was sold during an auction event in October 2021. The Cannery Brewing and Penticton Art Gallery is hosting the Mini Mural Project 2022. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery and brewery team up again for Mini Mural Project 2022

Cannery Brewing will once again display the murals at the brewery

Best books of 2021. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)

Best books, Okanagan drinks and sweets of 2021

Put up your feet, pour your favourite and escape the world for a while

Best books of 2021. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)
Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)

Penticton-made movie hits the big screen

Drinkwater, (formally Change of Pace starring Eric McCormack) filmed in summer 2020

Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale takes it outside for 2022

After two years of cancellations, the Fest of Ale will go ahead May 14, 2022

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)

Award-winning Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith coming to Penticton

The two stars will be performing at the SOEC in April and June 2022

Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)
Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen photo)

Okanagan Science Centre shoots for the stars

Auction to purchase new projector in memory of founders

Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen photo)
The Snowbirds send their love over Okanagan Lake. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Snowbirds set to fly Penticton skies in August 2022

The Snowbirds last visit to Penticton was for Peach Fest 2019

The Snowbirds send their love over Okanagan Lake. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Alice Cooper returns to Penticton in 2022

Cooper last performed at the SOEC in 2016

Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style with two elves on the wagon from the South Similkameen Museum to the Keremeos Light Up Parade last Saturday, Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style with two elves on the wagon from the South Similkameen Museum to the Keremeos Light Up Parade last Saturday, Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford was recognized as the Business Leader of the Year in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards for 2020. Crawford was recognized for his work in supporting and bringing art into the community. “We had 15,000 visitors over 71 days,” Crawford said on the Bob Ross exhibit displayed at the gallery earlier this year. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Ignite the Arts Festival gets Penticton council’s blessing and funding

Ignite the Arts Festival will be a nine-day event in late March 2022

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford was recognized as the Business Leader of the Year in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards for 2020. Crawford was recognized for his work in supporting and bringing art into the community. “We had 15,000 visitors over 71 days,” Crawford said on the Bob Ross exhibit displayed at the gallery earlier this year. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Cellist Angela Zeng is among the youth musicians who will perform in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert with shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, 2021. (OSYO photo)

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performing live throughout the valley

Shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna are coming before the end of November

Cellist Angela Zeng is among the youth musicians who will perform in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert with shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, 2021. (OSYO photo)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)

VIDEO: James and Jamesy can’t wait to return to Penticton and share some Christmas-themed laughs

The British comedy duo is set to perform O’ Christmas Tea at Cleland Theatre Dec. 8 and 9

British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)
Neil and Rachel Terry stand among skeletons and graveyards in their haunted display at 920 Killwinning St. in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Check out Penticton’s most spooktacular Halloween display

A haunted yard at 920 Kilwinning Street is ready for trick or treaters

Neil and Rachel Terry stand among skeletons and graveyards in their haunted display at 920 Killwinning St. in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)

Are you brave enough to tour Oliver’s ghost town at night?

Fairview’s history full of grisly deaths and strange occurrences, says Oliver museum curator

Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)
Penticton collaboration beer Do Good golden sour. (Submitted)

Collaboration beer launches for Penticton Beer Week

Plenty to celebrate and do at Penticton’s 8 breweries

Penticton collaboration beer Do Good golden sour. (Submitted)
Globetrotters delighted a full-house at the SOEC last February. They are coming back here Jan. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Harlem Globetrotters coming back to Penticton

The amazing trickster basketball show returns to the SOEC on Jan. 25, 2022

Globetrotters delighted a full-house at the SOEC last February. They are coming back here Jan. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)