Matthew McMahon, 17, is a student at Sacred Heart High School with an interesting hobby – Rubik’s cubes. He is a certifiable cubing fanatic and it is rare to not see him fiddling with one of his cubes, wherever he may be.
He’s entered to compete in an official World Cube Association event, the Montreal Open Winter 2017, on Feb. 4. We caught up with him recently to chat about the hobby. Continue reading →
Metro Ottawa reports on Mark Flesch, who has attracted 1.3 million Vine followers and earned an award nomination at the iHeart Radio Much Music Video Awards on Sunday:
His loops include music samples and what Flesch calls “in-the-box electronic instruments.” They are synced with little intriguing videos – of Flesch playing an instrument, or looping an animation – that are so seamless you can watch one multiple times without realizing it’s a loop.
“It’s almost like you’re hypnotizing people with a little video clip,” he said.
One video, called “Encore,” shows Flesch strumming a sweet guitar melody before throwing the instrument in a firepit and smashing it with an axe.
Although he has been playing guitar, piano and drums for years, he never signed up for Vine to promote his music, but to get better at producing. He would play around with samples from other artists and show them the end product.
Eventually, he started attracting followers and then scored a couple of advertising gigs with Gatorade and HTC.
(Editor’s note: Here are some photos, text and a video shared by Hydro Ottawa, with background on Saturday’s pole-moving project on Maple Grove. Hydro Ottawa is proactively moving the poles to accomodate future road widening, currently slated for after 2013 in the City’s transportation master plan.)
Twenty-five employees, six contracting staff, 20 poles, 12 hours, one Pole Claw, one day. These are the numbers required to successfully complete hydro pole relocation on Maple Grove Road on Saturday, May 14, due to a road widening project. Continue reading →
Videographer Hien Hoang put together this video recap of last night’s 3rd annual Pumpkin Parade. There were around 350 creative pumpkins on display and hundreds of families passed through Village Square Park on Sunday night. Thanks to organizer Trevor Eggleton for his work in organizing the event!
(Above: Monique Haugen and Craig Beaudry from The Wiches Cauldron. Photo by Jordan Mady.)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Stittsville’s The ‘Wiches Cauldron is in its third season and business is bubbling. In this issue, the first in a series about Stittsville food trucks, you’ll meet the married, university-educated duo behind the delicious sorcery. The couple pumps out sandwiches and soups on the daily, and they’re constantly brewing up something new. Visit them at their Carp Rd. location just south of Hazeldean Road and you’ll find yourself wanting to be friends with them instantly.)Continue reading →