Of sun­glasses, Schumer and surf guitar

Make the most of the rest of your sum­mer

Richmond Hill Post - - Editor’s Notes -

Around this time of year a slight but very present panic starts to set in, when we re­al­ize half of the sum­mer is al­ready gone and we have so much still to do — or so lit­tle, depend­ing on your per­spec­tive.

This sum­mer has al­ready pro­vided much to Toronto res­i­dents by way of the ridicu­lous num­ber of in­cred­i­ble events. So, maybe you’ve al­ready got­ten all that out of your sys­tem and it’s off to the cot­tage with you for the very best month Muskoka has to of­fer. But, for those re­main­ing in the city, don’t fret. We’ve got you cov­ered.

Af­ter all, one of the GTA’s most iconic sum­mer events rolls around in Au­gust: the Cana­dian Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion, cel­e­brat­ing 137 years of carnies, can­died ap­ples, con­certs and crazy mid­way rides. It all gets started on Aug. 21. This month, we pit two of the Ex’s waf­fle pur­vey­ors — the old­est one and the latest one— against each other to see whose bat­ter is bet­ter.

Our arts cov­er­age in­cludes an in­ter­view with Blue Rodeo gui­tarist Colin Cripps, who has a surf guitar side pro­ject, dubbed C&C Surf Fac­tory, of­fer­ing up some pitch per­fect sum­mer mu­sic. In ad­di­tion, we chat with au­thor Camilla Gibb about her new memoir. And colum­nist Mark Bres­lin gives his unique take on the Amy Schumer scan­dal.

Fash­ion colum­nist Jeanne Beker checks out the city’s hottest tote bags and sun­glasses, for that last-minute sum­mer get­away, to kick off our life sec­tion. Monika Schnarre tack­les the O Course, a new work­out de­signed by a for­mer U.S. Marine Corps drill sergeant. And yes, she got dirty. And sex colum­nist Dr. Jess tells us why be­ing sep­a­rate, in doses, might ac­tu­ally be a boon for mar­riages.

We be­gin our food cov­er­age with the finest of sum­mer cui­sine: the hum­ble hot dog. Only in this city, the hot dogs have gone all gourmet. Meet the new dogs of sum­mer in this taste test spec­tac­u­lar.

This month, we kick things off with new Toronto Rap­tors player Demarre Car­roll. A de­fen­sive spe­cial­ist, Car­roll is call­ing him­self the new Junk­yard Dog, JYD 2.0, and we asked him why.

Ron John­son

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