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Do you believe in magical thinking?

  Many children today woke up this morning anticipating the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Some may be skeptical of the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, Jack Frost, the Man on the Moon, and Santa. Some may wonder why do we perpetuate the belief in such characters. The movie. the Guardians,  help the [...]

April 22, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Let children run not ‘roam’

  We thought it was really cute when one of Amelia’s first words was iPad. She said it around the same time that she started saying Dada and Illie (for her older sister Lily). And it really was cute when she said it in her very little girl voice, heavy with the accent of a [...]

April 10, 2014 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Singing the praises of Toula

Singing the praises of Toula

Last week I had the distinct honour to be one of the introductory speakers for this year’s recipient, Toula Sakellaris of the Sudbury Sunrisers Paul Harris Award. What an absolutely perfect night and so fitting for one of Greater Sudbury’s most generous citizens.   Each of us is an individual with our own story of [...]

April 7, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Blogs, On The Town 0

Travels with my niece

This has been a very long winter, which began soon after the return from our Disney trip. At that time, I thought this was our big trip for this school year. Well, that changed over the March Break, we decided we had enough of this white snow and headed for the white sands of Cuba. [...]

March 24, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

St. Anthony and the Tooth Fairy

  So with purpose last weekend I taught Leila about St. Anthony. St. Anthony has been my go to guy for many years. He even finds things for me before I realize I lost them in other words saved me from future anxiety. Looking for Leila’s socks under the bed some dust balls were discovered [...]

March 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Blogs 0

Being first isn’t always best

‘Humane’ Nugget editor killed story revealing Grey Owl’s true identity The big scoop. Every journalist dreams of having one. Even ”little” exclusives provide great pleasure. It is hard to describe the delicious high of having information no other reporter has. It’s like the feeling you get when you fall in love. Your heart beats fast. [...]

February 20, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Sudbury's Stories, Vicki Gilhula 0

Life is a four-letter word

Life, how to define this four letter word – this all-encompassing word, this word of possibilities, this word physically finite, yet spiritually infinite. One of my brilliant teachers is facing the transition with her family and friends at her side to remind her she counted, she is loved, and she makes a difference. Many of [...]

February 3, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

What’s on this week

What’s on this week

It is a busy time for Manitoulin’s textile artist Judy Martin. Her work is featured in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Sunday, March 2. She also has an exhibit of her work at Artists on Elgin during the month of February. The opening at Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin St., is [...]

January 27, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 2

And they say there’s nothing to do in Sudbury

One of the fascinating things about living in Sudbury is meeting and mingling with some very interesting people one would not expect to find in a medium-sized city known best for its nickel mines. For example, we have a very talented and accomplished film director living in our community. David Lickley has been making IMAX [...]

January 10, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Christmas ’13 over except for the memories

  The chaos of the Christmas season is almost behind me for another year. The Christmas tree remains up as the warmth of the ambience still softens the beginning of each morning. From Leila’s perspective the tree remains up until her birthday because it is just like Christmas. Not sure which day brings more excitement [...]

January 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Blogs 0