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Food, beer, and wine is on the menu at Taste of Stittsville, September 4

Taste of Stittsville September 4

Covered Bridge Brewing will host “A Taste of Stittsville” on September 4 in the parking lot at 119 Iber Road, 11am-4pm.

A selection of local food and drink vendors will be on hand with samples of their products for sale, along with live music and a chance to meet with friends and neighbours from the community. The plan is to start small with the first edition this year, and then expand the event in future years.

Businesses confirmed so far include:

  • Covered Bridge Brewing
  • Little Red Shack BBQ
  • The Grounds Cafe
  • Bonita’s Cantina
  • Jubilani Vineyard & Winery
  • Smokie Ridge Vineyard

Admission is free, with food and drinks on sale from the vendors. You can find more information about the event on Facebook…

Vendors interested in participating should contact Sean Bollard at sean.m.mallard@gmail.com 


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New cafe wants to be grounded in the community

(Above: left to right, the owners of the Grounds include Robert Kinsman, Donna Kinsman, Patrick Caicco, and Marlene Caicco (absent). Photo by Barry Gray.)

When StittsvilleCentral.ca dropped in at The Grounds Cafe on Friday, they were dealing with a broken coffee grinder and an unruly (and expensive) espresso machine… just a few of minor issues in the final few days before the grand opening.

Pending permit approvals and some last minute touch-ups, the spacious restaurant next to the Food Basics in the Fairwinds Plaza (Huntmar at Hazeldean) will have a soft launch on Sunday for family and friends, and then officially open on Monday or Tuesday morning. We spoke to two of the owners, Patrick Caicco and Robert Kinsman, who call themselves “The Groundskeepers”.  All photos by Barry Gray.

UPDATE (MARCH 13): Caicco  says they’re planning to be fully open on Tuesday this week. Continue reading


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COMMENT: Local shops are part of our small-town charm

(ABOVE: Renee Saunders, owner of the recently-opened Sweet Room Bakery Boutique on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Barry Gray.)

If Stittsville’s small-town feel is something that’s important to you, take some time this week to support the local merchants who help give our community its personality.

A lot of my conversations lately have been turning towards the role that locally-owned businesses play in shaping the character of Stittsville. Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: Campeau Drive extension, Flewellyn-Jones House, coffee talk, more

CAMPEAU DRIVE: Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson says that the full Campeau extension from Terry Fox to Huntmar isn’t expected to open until 2018.   That’s on schedule according to the City’s Transportation Master Plan, which calls for completion sometime between 2014 and 2019. Continue reading


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New coffee shop coming to Fairwinds neighbourhood

The Fairwinds Community Association posted a short note on their website yesterday about a new coffee shop called “The Grounds” that’s coming soon to the neighbourhood.  It’s expected to open near the Food Basics by the end of January, 2016.

The Grounds Café will be a community café. Locally owned, clean, comfortable, warm and friendly place to meet, greet and do business. The Grounds will offer exceptional service and be community focused. Excellent coffee, food, service and atmosphere. Freshly made sandwiches, soups & salads for breakfast & lunch. Fresh baking made local not frozen
 
The Grounds Café. Sip, Savour, Socialize.
Opening targeted for end of January.
The Grounds logo
The Grounds logo / via FairwindsCommunity.com

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