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MINTER: Cool as a cucumber - and delicious, too

Can you imagine a salad without cucumbers? Don't you love a cool crisp cucumber sandwich on a hot day, or fresh cucumbers in vinegar? And what would a grilled cheese sandwich or hamburger be without pickles? Well, cucumbers are just about the most po

Musical fundraiser Sunday for family in need

The second of two fundraisers to help a family in great need is set for this weekend. Melissa White is a 29-year-old mother of three children under six years of age and she has a terminal illness.

A GOOD READ: Magicians, rock stars and Cleopatra

Today, a smorgasbord of books to ponder if you're looking for a good read: The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett Imagine a Jane Austin novel taking place in a world where magic is commonplace and you'll have the setting for this book.

WELLNESS: There's plenty of support for your health

Below are listings from the Support Groups section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer one another support, and to share experiences and coping strat

GREEN SCENE: Environment Week a time to celebrate all of nature's gifts

Every year, Environment Week in Canada takes place in early June. This year is the 40th anniversary of this event.

WELLNESS: Work that belly

Pinetree community centre offers a pair of programs that aren't your usual exercise class: ABSolute Workout: Participants in this class will learn how to target their core stabilizers.

MINTER: Get away from it all - go play outside

One of the great escapes may be closer than you think - maybe even just outside your door. We all need a special place to 'get away' from a very busy and sometimes scary world to experience serenity.

YOUR HISTORY: Coquitlam museum has hair crafts. Really

Keepsakes, souvenirs, memory books. Our need to mark and remember significant moments and events with something tangible is central to the sentimentality in all of us.

BOOKS PLUS: Get audiobooks and eBooks on the go

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

Swimming indoors and outdoors in the Tri-Cities

AKES & OCEANSIDES Belcarra Regional Park Located off Tum-Tumay Whueton Drive - Port Moody 604-520-6442 Group picnic tables, playground, wharf for crabbing, fishing, scuba diving.