Local librarian takes literary leap

Miranda Leybourne
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Neepawa Public Library’s newest employee is also one of Westman’s newest published authors. Lenora Buffi, who has been working at the local library for just over two months, has published her first novel: a sweeping historical mystery entitled Vista. Born in Steinbach, Man., and raised by two educators, Buffi says a love of the written word was passed on to her, and was a natural part of her childhood.
“My father [called himself] a ‘sesquipedalian’: a lover of big words,” she remembers fondly. “He inspired me to love reading, to love learning, to love books and good literature, to love art and classical music, which is a huge component of this book.”

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Out of Helen's kitchen - Cabbage

Helen Drysdale
Neepawa Banner & Press



All cabbages are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant compounds. To get the most nutritional value from cabbage the less it is cooked the better. A bonus with cabbage it is grown locally and a reasonable price year round.

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Local artists put on display

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Photo By Christine Waddell
Many artists from Neepawa's high school put their art on display at the NACI Art exhibition at ArtsForward,  from wonderful paintings to plasterdermy.

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Neepawa’s leading laddy

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Submitted Photo
Neepawa residents should be proud of Jeremy Walmsley who is currently playing the lead role in the Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) production of Once. Jeremy plays the guitar and sings his way into the hearts of the audience. Pictured: Walmsley (in centre) with four Neepawa fans, including Ron and Dianne Nordstrom, Amanda Naughton-Gale and Brenda Kryschuk. Once plays at the MTC in Winnipeg until Mar. 10.

Local women nominated for prestigious award

John Drinkwater
Neepawa Banner & Press

Three women from within our coverage area have been nominated for the 31st Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Gala, which is being held at the MNP Hall, at the Keystone Centre in Brandon on Mar. 8.

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