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Kerry Hall

Kerry Hall is a freelance journalist in Vancouver. She has been a reporter and editor for several community newspapers covering local politics, neighbourhood stories, food, arts and multicultural events.

Strawberry sundae

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery scoops up ice cream and nostalgia

Vintage Burnaby shop delivers more than just ice cream, it dishes up a bit of the Lower Mainland's history.

Public Dreams Society lights up Trout Lake with Illuminares festival this weekend

An all-ages affair, everyone can participate in the action by bringing a lantern to the event.
Man inspects bell peppers

Kerrisdale Farmers Market opens new season for selling local harvest

Producers with Vancouver Farmers Markets offer homegrown goods at the Kerrisdale location.
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts chefs teach their secrets.

Eat! Vancouver Festival demonstrates the many facets of food and cooking

Big show delivers sensory moments for enthusiasts

Films examine food at its roots

World Community Film Festival educates and inspires audiences through documentaries.

Healthy, low-fat meals come packed with proteins and vegetables

Healthy eating can be simple yet flavourful. Learn how to assemble a complete and nutritious bowl of food.

Christmas recipes: Dutch almond shortbread

Need Christmas cookies, fast? This recipe is easy to bake for a holiday treat.

The Christmas Carol Project brings modern twist to Dickens classic

Folk musicians and a storyteller deliver a modernized twist on the Charles Dickens classic.

West side community garden celebrates autumn harvest

Garden in Kerrisdale celebrates fall harvest