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Do you live in Ottawa? Ever shop and wander around the Westboro area? Are you the kind of person who likes to get a heads up about great finds and support local businesses too? Subscribe to the Extra Helping*, a free email spotlight on one great product, service, nook, or edible treat from the wilds of Westboro Village and its environs. It’s a “hello, look what I found” note, fortified with freshness and served up in a tidy little package and delivered right to your inbox on a semi-irregular basis. (a.k.a. No more than once a month.)

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The Obligatory Blurb

My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

If you'd like to contact me, please use this form. If you're so inclined, you can read more about me here. Thank you for visiting!

 


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