Issue 581 Volume 3 Number 80
It’s Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and, while it’s definitely still summer, September’s on the horizon, bringing a return to school, to work, to less relaxation in general. Here at the ottawan, we glanced up from our computers and realized that our workspace – a home office of hand me down furniture in a semi-basement room – needed a revamp.
So the transformation has begun. We’ve shifted the bookshelves to another wall, relocated the cats’ food bowls, and started tidying up our desks, but It’s going to take at least one can of paint, a trip to a framing store to get art on the walls, and some thrift shopping to get the details right. Photos forthcoming.
What about your home office space? We would love to see how you, our readers, get your work done at home. Send us a photo of your office space, and we'll share them. We would also like to know your favourite local merchants for office supplies: where do you like to shop for the furniture, equipment, art, stationery, and decor that make your office space great for you? Send your photo and your shopping hints to [email protected].
▪️The Softball Canada Men’s U23 Canadian Fast Pitch Championship has started at Carp Fairgrounds and continues until Sunday August 7. Games are underway already, with the Opening Ceremonies at 6:00pm tonight. Weekly, day, and evening passes available. 3832 Carp Road.
▪️You think you know TV's The Office episodes inside and out? Get down to the Prescott tonight for The Office Trivia night, hosted by Hub of the Hammer. Bask in the glory of your essential knowledge of The Office and you just mind win some prizes. $10 per person, and tickets are booked in advance. 379 Preston Street.
▪️Tonight, get your fill of good tunes with Five Alarm Funk at the Rainbow Bistro. Advance tickets have sold out but there may be some at the door. 76 Murray St.
Deal of the day
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La Vida Local is here to introduce you to this emerging wine region with its cold climate wines, along with local spirits, ciders and signature brews. Each tour package includes transportation, educational tours, tastings and food pairings at most venues, along with the opportunity to shop/support local farms and artisans.
Visit lavidalocal.ca and use the promo code "summerfun" when booking your public tour for an exclusive The Ottawan reader discount!
We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren
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