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Penticton City Hall through the years as interpreted by photographer Jeff Carroll. (Submitted)

Penticton’s then and now captured in photographs and quilts

Penticton Art Gallery’s newest exhibit celebrates the area’s iconic landmarks

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
The Bent Family of the Syilx Nation wowed crowds with their dancing and were the headliners performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s mini Peach Fest a huge success

Hundreds took in the live entertainment at Gyro Park on Saturday

The Bent Family of the Syilx Nation wowed crowds with their dancing and were the headliners performing at the Mini-Peach Festival in Penticton on August 7, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)

Sylix Okanagan nation, Oliver come together for anniversary celebrations

The Oliver & District Museum will open an exhibit for the One Hundred X One Hundred commemoration

The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)
The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)

New craft brewery opens in Kelowna’s North End

The Office Brewery is the newest addition to Kelowna’s craft brewery district

The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)
Shooting Star Amusements back in Penticton Aug. 4-15. (Shooting Star Amusements Facebook)

Rides, games and cotton candy coming to Penticton Aug. 4

Shooting Star Amusements will be at Rotary Park Aug. 4-15

Shooting Star Amusements back in Penticton Aug. 4-15. (Shooting Star Amusements Facebook)
Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
David Mai shooting another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Penticton climber’s documentary showcases Skaha Bluffs and all its beauty

David Mai’s documentary highlights climbing in the Okanagan and beyond

David Mai shooting another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015. (Contributed)
Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)

Denim on the Diamond returns to Kelowna in the fall

The event will be held on Oct. 2 at King’s Stadium in downtown Kelowna

Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)
Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)

Penticton to close city hall parking lot for ice rink construction

The city is taking the opportunity to redesign the parking lot

Renderings of what the skating rink could look like beside City Hall between Martin Street and Main Street in downtown Penticton. (Activate Penticton image)
Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)

Hope Blooms in pottery exhibition at Penticton’s Leir House

The Penticton Potters’ Guild and Penticton Arts Council are presenting the showcase

Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)
Headstones will be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)

Saints and Sinners Tour coming to Penticton this fall

Headstones, Moist, Sloan and The Tea Party coming to SOEC in November

Headstones will be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)
The Penticton Library reopened Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 after a five month closure due to coronavirus. (Google maps photo)

Teen Summer Takeover of Penticton Library kicks off in July

The grand prizes are passes to Meeples and Milkshakes in Penticton

The Penticton Library reopened Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 after a five month closure due to coronavirus. (Google maps photo)
The Eyes of the Tigers on the 2021 Beer Run on June 19. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Beer Runners take trip around local beaches and brews

Over 160 people signed up to come back after the 2020 run was cancelled

The Eyes of the Tigers on the 2021 Beer Run on June 19. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)

Jann Arden coming to Penticton in 2022

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Mini murals art project fill Penticton brewery walls

Penticton Art Gallery and Cannery Brewing partnered to support local artists

Stephanie Perry’s quail is part of the square mural project displayed at the Cannery Brewing taproom until the fall. (Monique Tamminga Western News)