By LANA MICHELIN

Predictable ‘Maggie’s Getting Married’ is still amusing

A trickle-down case of pre-wedding jitters affects every member of the stressed-out Duncan clan in Central Alberta Theatre’s production of Maggie’s Getting Married.

Melanie and Connor Mason of Millet watch as their father Gary draws a quick charcoal sketch of a horse as they tour the Red Deer College Campus on Saturday. Connor

Arts education spikes as student pursue interests during economic turmoil

At this economically challenging time when well-paid, full-time jobs are harder to land, a lot of graduating high school students aren’t sweating it. They are following their interests, abilities and dreams — regardless of employment prospects.

  • Nov 7, 2011
Melanie and Connor Mason of Millet watch as their father Gary draws a quick charcoal sketch of a horse as they tour the Red Deer College Campus on Saturday. Connor
Maggie Marthinsen of Edmonton looks up in awe as glass artist Darren Petersen creates a glass ball ornament in his Red Deer Studio on Saturday.

Artist marries love for nature and glass in elegant, intricate designs

Darren Petersen’s fish are more smooth and sparkly than fish in real life. His shorebirds appear more graceful and intricately coloured. But that’s the beauty of glasswork.

  • Nov 7, 2011
Maggie Marthinsen of Edmonton looks up in awe as glass artist Darren Petersen creates a glass ball ornament in his Red Deer Studio on Saturday.
Cindy Jefferies

Local charity sends girls to school in Ghana

Education is not an option for most girls in Ghana. Instead of becoming doctors, teachers or civic leaders, they face a life of daily toil.

  • Nov 7, 2011
Cindy Jefferies