Posts by Elise Nelson

Nellie's bonus blog, CANADA DAY EDITION

The bonus blog falls on everyone’s most patriotic day, OH CANADA BABY! This edition is all things Canada. Indie 88 has your ridiculously Canadian songs covered, here’s a taste. For more greats click the here. A song about simpler times growing up in Northern Ontario sung by an absolute Canadian icon.   Lewis Hong Chow:…

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Emergency Festival all the gory details.

This summer will see many popular Downtown Sault Ste Marie events put on hold. The Emergency Music and Arts festival is being organized to help fill this gap in summertime entertainment. The one-day festival will include popular Canadian acts,  the Sunparlour Players and Poor Young Things as well as local rockers, The Pixo Control. On…

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Nellie's Bonus Blog June

I’ve decided I want to share random things I like on the first of every month. Mostly just bits I enjoy and typically share to Facebook, but the blog needs the love too. Mary Ellen Mark Was a Master of the Unexpected Amanda and her cousin Amy. Mary Ellen Mark 1990. Documentary photographer, known for…

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Emergency Fest Needs Your Help!

Something great is happening and it’s an Emergency. Not the bad type of emergency, it’s something born out of the fear of nothing happening. Emergency year 1… In the summer of 2014 Sault Ste. Marie saw a few major summer events come to an end because of lack of funding, seeing it as an opportunity…

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Beer Here

Something really awesome happened last weekend. For some people the third weekend in April is like Christmas. That weekend was SSM Festival of Beer. With 24 breweries and over 90 types of beer to choose from, this years fest was the biggest yet. Year 4 “The Prefill” brought its “A” game. The suds for the…

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Crisp Sounds

Local arts and culture group Ears and Eyes continue their Vinyl Listening Parties this month, for the first time at Loplops Lounge. That’s right people, you can now have a beer while listening to your choice of record! These parties aim to bring people together for the sole purpose of sharing music, specifically on vinyl.…

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Febrewary, yeah, yeah, yeah it's cold.

I recently had the pleasure of attending Sudbury’s first ever Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival, organized by Stack Brewing . Held at The Grand, Sudbury’s infamous nightclub, this event featured some of Ontario’s best “up and coming” brews. Music and food were part of the good times, with education sessions, and a home brew competition to boot.…

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Blue Monday happened, move on.

Winters in the north can be long, cold and long. There’s a lot of time spent indoors binging on Netflix and eating comfort food, whilst dreaming of those long summer days on the lake. So what’s a Northerner to do? Get Outside! I know we all want to stay warm but why not make the…

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Nellie's top things to do in downtown SSM.

What about everything else going on downtown? Here’s the list I promised… #1 Have a morning coffee at Dish Espresso Bar.  All coffee is from Ideal coffee in Kensington Market, from what Steve (owner of Loplops) would call a coffee guru. Dish’s relaxed atmosphere and lovely baristas will get your day off to the right…

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Knocking at your door.

I’ve been given the opportunity to put my ideas and interests out to the wonderful world of Sault Ste. Marie, about whatever musings I have rattling around in my head. Let me tell you about a few things… I moved back to “The Soo” after a year of living in the UK. My experiences there…

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