Earlier in the month we said a sweet farewell to Scanway-owned Sweet Basil Bistro (1866 Upper Water), though that hasn't slowed down owner Unni Simensen as she announced earlier in the week that Scanway (6088Quinpool) will have a dedicated kitchen at the Four Points by Sheraton (1496 Hollis) to cater all events in the hotel's 400-seat convention space…Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel (1919 Upper Water) is hosting the annual fundraising event at Granite Springs Golf Club on October 8. Play 18 holes of golf in support of the IWK HealthCentre/Children's Miracle Network and feast on a buffet dinner that includes a mussel bar and a chicken and rib barbecue, gift bags and an opportunity to win a 2008 Ford Mustang. Contact Alana Engram at 428-7837…Jenine Dowden, owner of Blue Vine Photography, is offering an early bird discount of $49 for folks who book before October 15. The session fee usually costs $75 and includes one 8x10 print or two 5x7's. Call 456-1623 to book your appointment before the holiday rush…If the devil wears Prada, Halifax wears stilettos. At lunch hour onSeptember 23 head on down to Grand Parade to watch the city's most influential business folks strutting their stuff in heels in support of the YWCA. For further information visit walkamile.ca or call Tanis Crosby at 423-6162 to sign up…Last weekend Atlantic News (5560 Morris) celebrated its 35th anniversary – congratulations to owners Michel and Stephen Gerard.

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