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Lori’s Blog on Creativity

What It Meant to Work in a Waterloo Region Rubber Factory

This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Do you dream of lifting 450 lbs. every five minutes? Would you enjoy an…

Mixing Rubber in Waterloo Region’s Rubber Factories in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Photo from 2020 of Uniroyal on Strange St. in Kitchener, Ontario

This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds, Juliana’s grandfather and uncle worked in a rubber factory that made tires…

Zoom Reading from Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey

Book cover for Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Two teens, a century apart, struggle to learn what love and fathers are really all about. That does it, Juliana vows. It’s Operation How to Train Your Father, full speed ahead. After years of making do with texts and phone calls while…

Facebook Launch for Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey

Book cover for Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Two teens, a century apart, struggle to learn what love and fathers are really all about. That does it, Juliana vows. It’s Operation How to Train Your Father, full speed ahead. After years of making do with texts and phone calls while…

Meet the Author! Lori Wolf-Heffner

Head shot of Canadian author Lori Wolf-Heffner

Lori Wolf-Heffner joins the Frauengruppe to speak with us about her series of books. Her newest book, Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey, will be available today! Join us in a delightful afternoon as we meet with Lori and have cake and…

“I Thought I Could Never Make a Living From Art”

Candice Leyland, watercolour artist and art teacher, never imagined she’d be where she is today: making a living from her art. As a writer, I can empathize. One stereotype that still exists is that of the starving artist (or writer). In this…

3 Ways to Help Local Businesses Without Spending Money

An Asian woman sitting at a computer, writing emails

Please forgive the headline: Depending on the context, it can come across as originating from a cheapskate. But my intention is good. Because of the pandemic this year, you’ve likely read many calls to buy at local businesses. However, the truth is…