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Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford was recognized as the Business Leader of the Year in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards for 2020. Crawford was recognized for his work in supporting and bringing art into the community. “We had 15,000 visitors over 71 days,” Crawford said on the Bob Ross exhibit displayed at the gallery earlier this year. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Ignite the Arts Festival gets Penticton council’s blessing and funding

Ignite the Arts Festival will be a nine-day event in late March 2022

Cellist Angela Zeng is among the youth musicians who will perform in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert with shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna on Nov. 27 and 28, 2021. (OSYO photo)

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performing live throughout the valley

Shows in Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna are coming before the end of November

Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed)

Comedian works to leave seats wet in the Okanagan

Ron James warns Vernon, Kelowna and Oliver audiences they might be pissing their pants with laughter

Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)

VIDEO: James and Jamesy can’t wait to return to Penticton and share some Christmas-themed laughs

The British comedy duo is set to perform O’ Christmas Tea at Cleland Theatre Dec. 8 and 9

British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)
Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)

Lunch at Allen’s tunes in for Okanagan performances

Musical powerhouse coming to Oliver, Kelowna and Vernon

Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)
Neil and Rachel Terry stand among skeletons and graveyards in their haunted display at 920 Killwinning St. in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Check out Penticton’s most spooktacular Halloween display

A haunted yard at 920 Kilwinning Street is ready for trick or treaters

Neil and Rachel Terry stand among skeletons and graveyards in their haunted display at 920 Killwinning St. in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)

Are you brave enough to tour Oliver’s ghost town at night?

Fairview’s history full of grisly deaths and strange occurrences, says Oliver museum curator

Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)
Penticton collaboration beer Do Good golden sour. (Submitted)

Collaboration beer launches for Penticton Beer Week

Plenty to celebrate and do at Penticton’s 8 breweries

Penticton collaboration beer Do Good golden sour. (Submitted)
Globetrotters delighted a full-house at the SOEC last February. They are coming back here Jan. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Harlem Globetrotters coming back to Penticton

The amazing trickster basketball show returns to the SOEC on Jan. 25, 2022

Globetrotters delighted a full-house at the SOEC last February. They are coming back here Jan. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Peskelly skeleton family in Summerland are growing. Boneita delivered baby girl Tibia at 7:13 a.m. on Oct. 13. The skeleton family in Trout Creek are busy again this month for the lead up to Hallow’s Eve. (Peskelly Facebook)

Popular Summerland skeleton family welcome baby girl

Dr. Bones delivers skeleton baby on Trout Creek lawn

The Peskelly skeleton family in Summerland are growing. Boneita delivered baby girl Tibia at 7:13 a.m. on Oct. 13. The skeleton family in Trout Creek are busy again this month for the lead up to Hallow’s Eve. (Peskelly Facebook)
Hillside Winery and Bistro’s patio in Naramata made it into OpenTable’s top patios in Canada. (Hillside Facebook)

4 South Okanagan restaurants make 100 best Canadian patio list

Restaurants from Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos made the OpenTable list

Hillside Winery and Bistro’s patio in Naramata made it into OpenTable’s top patios in Canada. (Hillside Facebook)
Shinedown lit up the stage of the South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Shinedown returning to Penticton for third go in 2022

Shinedown has played the SOEC in 2018 and 2019

Shinedown lit up the stage of the South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Famous cookbook Whitewater Cooks author Shelley Adams is in the Okanagan this weekend

Whitewater Cooks author in the Okanagan this weekend

Author Shelley Adams will be at Sumac Ridge Winery, Penticton and Kelowna Oct. 8-9

Famous cookbook Whitewater Cooks author Shelley Adams is in the Okanagan this weekend
Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Nostalgia Wines is hosting a Crush Party today until 5 p.m. (Nostalgia Wines Facebook)

Get your grape stomp on at an Oliver winery’s Crush Party today

Nostalgia Wines is hosting the all day party with live music, entertainment, market

Nostalgia Wines is hosting a Crush Party today until 5 p.m. (Nostalgia Wines Facebook)
Liam Peyton fly fishing. Slackwater Brewing is bringing the Internation Fly Fishing Film Festival to the brewery Oct. 6. (Instagram)

Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing hosts fly fishing film festival

10 films from all over the globe will be showcased at the Oct. 6 event

Liam Peyton fly fishing. Slackwater Brewing is bringing the Internation Fly Fishing Film Festival to the brewery Oct. 6. (Instagram)
The Eyes of the Tiger team ham it up on the June Penticton Beer Run that saw over 100 costumed runners hit the beaches and breweries. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Beer Run goes another round

The fun run includes eight local beer tastings, food and fun on Oct. 16

The Eyes of the Tiger team ham it up on the June Penticton Beer Run that saw over 100 costumed runners hit the beaches and breweries. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
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

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