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BC Liquor Store Opens on Robson

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

I remember the original liquor store that closed down on Robson, between Bidwell and Denman. It was supposed to re-open with the rebuilding of a Safeway but due to delays in that project, the liquor store building lay vacant for years. When the new Safeway was finally built on Denman and Robson, welcoming ground-floor tenants […]

Vancouver Blogger Meetup May 2009

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My first blogger get-together was in the summer of 2006 and in 2007 John and I attended an official Vancouver Blogger Meetup. Since that time the group has evolved, welcomed many new faces, and ushered in my friend Raul as the organizer (with Isabella still being an active member). It’s a great way to learn […]

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Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John comes from a proud line of Macintosh users and in 2007 he converted me into an Apple fan girl — and I haven’t looked back. Recently we needed to upgrade our arsenal (you know since having a Powerbook, Macbook, and iMac just wasn’t enough) and were on the market for a shiny new Macbook […]

West End Starbucks Hero Remembered

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I heard about this in the news years ago but every time I walk into the Starbucks on Robson and Bidwell I am reminded of the heroic act and sacrifice made by Anthony McNaughton. In January of 2000, Tony McNaughton was the manager of the Starbucks when a man (who was the disgruntled ex-husband of […]

Beauty Night and the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just over a week I’ll be attending the 26th annual Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and I was very pleased to see that Caroline MacGillivray, Founder and President of Beauty Night was on the list of this year’s distinguished nominees for Community Building. This past January I interviewed Caroline about her work with […]