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Mary Caros

Mary Caros is creative director at the VO where she creates promotional partnerships with local businesses and coordinates marketing and advertising. She is an ANH Good Neighbour and a director with the Haney Farmers Market Society.

Best of Halloween from VO Flickr pool

The spooky and the sublime from our Vancouver Observer Flickr pool.

Vancouver Observer wins at Canadian Online Publishing Awards

The Vancouver Observer brought home some shiny hardware from Toronto last night. The Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Article (Green) was presented to the VO for its Lost Canadians...

The five day ethical MBA: Hollyhock's Social Venture Institute

I knew exactly two things about Social Venture Institute before attending the mid-September event at Hollyhock Centre this year: 1) some of the most prescient and brilliant social entrepreneurs in Nor

Swinging in the Rain for TB Vets

Jump, jive and give back with the Sweet Pea Swing Band this Friday

Where in our world are you for the World Cup Final?

The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa between Netherlands and Spain is capturing the world today. Vancouver fans, some here, some there, watch the big game---all over town.

World Cup party on Granville for Spain vs Germany semi-final

Spectators watched Spain and Germany playing in World Cup Semi-Final game from green astro turf at Georgia and Granville today. Lunch break brought gathering crowds to listen to...

Project Orange Thumb builds Vancouver community garden in one day

Vancouver's newest community garden in Grandview-Woodland gets off the ground with help from Project Orange Thumb.

A father who loved cars

My dad was a model-railroader. Trains defined him. He belonged to model railroad clubs and collected train books, photos and memorabilia. Our basement was a miniature country with beautiful 3-D...