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A South Granville resident laments her move to a new part of town

September 8, 2010
Photo by Robyn Hanson, Flickr

South Granville by Robyn Hanson as seen on Flickr

Dana Lynch is a professional writer and editor and a die-hard Vancouverite. Over the last 5 years she had lived in South Granville, Dana produced some glowing commentaries on all that is our South Granville neighbourhood.

Since July of this year, Dana and her family have moved to another part of town and we will miss her. So as a salute to Dana’s research, her great writing, and her love of this community, we wanted to recap some of her stories here for you.   Read more…

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Stanley Theatre presents Tear the Curtain, Sept 9 – Oct 10

September 6, 2010

Tear the Curtain at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville, VancouverThe Arts Club Theatre Company in association with Electric Company Theatre present Tear the Curtain at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville from September 9 – October 10, 2010.

What Lurks Behind?
Glamour! Intrigue! Suspense! A collaboration with the innovative Electric Company Theatre, the premiere of this stylish thriller is inspired by the “reel” history of the Stanley Theatre. Experience a multimedia spectacle featuring your favourite Hollywood film noir archetypes: the mob boss, the femme fatale, the hardboiled detective, and his girl Friday. Does the truth lie somewhere between the stage and the screen? Tear the Curtain! is set in a fictionalized 1930s Vancouver, where two prominent mob families: the Dugan’s (who run all the live joints) and the Pamploni’s (who own all the cinemas) use respectable businesses (like their cinemas and theatres) as a front for illegal activity. But what really happened in Vancouver in 1930? Read more on the Arts Club Theatre Company blog at Flashback! Vancouver, 1930.

For more information about this production, please visit artsclub.com.

Tear the Curtain
Stanley Theatre
(Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage)
2750 Granville Street
September 9 – October 10, 2010

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Metro Vancouver pushes rapid transit for Surrey, not UBC

September 5, 2010

The recommendation, included in Metro's new 2040 Shape our Future draft regional growth strategy, suggests TransLink give priority to connecting Surrey city centre to other growth neighbourhoods following completion of the long-awaited Evergreen Line, which will link Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby. Photograph by: Vancouver Sun files

After hundreds of thousands of dollars in studies, hours of meetings, it looks like we won’t have to think about Broadway Rapid Transit for the foreseeable future. At one point I equated it to planning a wedding without a groom. Bingo! Read more in this article by the Vancouver Sun…

Written by KELLY SINOSKI, Vancouver Sun, September 4, 2010

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver’s chief bureaucrat wants TransLink to bump a proposed rapid transit line to the University of B.C. to the bottom of its priority list and instead boost services in the fast-growing area south of the Fraser River.

Metro chief administrative officer Johnny Carline said Friday that Surrey will bear the brunt of the region’s growth in the next 30 years, and more transit is needed to help shape that city’s development.

The recommendation, included in Metro’s new 2040 Shape our Future draft regional growth strategy, suggests TransLink give priority to connecting Surrey city centre to other growth neighbourhoods following completion of the long-awaited Evergreen Line, which will link Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby.

Only after Surrey gets improved transit should TransLink consider extending rapid transit along the Broadway corridor, the draft strategy says. Read more…

Petley Jones Gallery presents Artist Adrian Livesley, Sept 9-23

September 2, 2010

Tree by Artist Adrian Livesley, Petley Jones Gallery on South Granville, VancouverThe Petley Jones Gallery, 2235 Granville Street, on South Granville presents The Tangled Wood, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Artist Adrian Livesley.

Immersing the viewer in a profusion of lines, colours and shapes of the deep woods, Adrian Livesley follows his previous show “Brilliant Trees” with “The Tangled Wood”. Adrian’s clear light and vibrant hues, inspired by a 2-year sojourn in Mexico, imbue West Coast scenes with an entirely unique freshness.

*Source: Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

Pottery Barn Labour Day Sale, Sept 1 – 6

September 1, 2010

Labour Day Sale 2010 at Pottery Barn on South Granville
Join Pottery Barn, 2600 Granville Street, on South Granville from September 1st to 6th, 2010 for their Labour Day Sale. Tabletop, Home Accessories, Home Furnishings, Furniture and Lighting 20-60% off. And Labour Day Only: all outdoor including furniture, entertaining & accessories up to 75% off.

Business Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-9
Saturday/Sunday 10-7

*Labour Day Hours 10-7

Industrial Revolution’s Annual Yard Sale! On until Aug 31

August 24, 2010

Modern Yard Sale, Industrial Revolution on South Granville, VancouverThere is still time to catch Industrial Revolution’s Annual Yard Sale! Just as we all start to get bummed out about summer coming to an end, there is a fantastic light at the end of the tunnel… The Yard Sale! This is not your grandmother’s yard sale though, it’s an Read more…

Free Cooking Technique Classes With Williams-Sonoma for August 2010

August 23, 2010

Free Cooking Technique Classes With Williams-Sonoma on South Granville

Each month, Williams-Sonoma stores offer instruction in basic cooking techniques and specific cook’s tools. Guests are able to watch demonstrations, ask questions and taste samples. They have two classes on each of the designated dates, at 11 am and 2 pm for overflow.

Classes are complimentary but require pre-registration in advance by telephone to 778-330-2581 for each classes date. We hear the classes are very popular so be sure to book early. See the schedule of upcoming classes shown below. In Vancouver Williams-Sonoma is located on South Granville at 2903 Granville Street. Read more…