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Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

Memories of a Dirty Thirties survivor

The first memory I have is running and playing in an empty lot, and I think it was off Frood Rd., in the Donovan. It represents a time in my life when my mother was running a rooming house to help meet the needs of the family. Dad was as an insurance agent. It was [...]

October 31, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories 1

Beautiful singing

Beautiful singing

They arrive at St. Andrew’s Place, alone and in twos and threes. From the building lobby, a short flight of stairs leads to the church sanctuary. Inside, doffing coats and hats, the members of the Bel Canto Chorus greet each other warmly. “This is the happiest time of my week,” says one. Those around her [...]

September 1, 2011 Benita Hart Arts 0

Green Christmas

Green Christmas

City of Greater Sudbury Environmental Services wishes everyone a Green Christmas! Here are some tips to reduce waste this holiday season. Before: . Use reusable bags for your Christmas shopping. . Avoid purchasing products with packaging that is not accepted in the Blue Box, such as foam peanuts used for packing. . Send e-cards or [...]

November 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Holiday 0

When I need a laugh

I found this funny post on a blog/website called Welcome to My Midlife Crisis. This was posted in December 2007: “The 2007 award for “Unecessary and Distracting Use Of Detail” has been won by a writer on staff of a little northern newspaper based out of Sudbury, Ontario ,Canada called The Northern Life. The story [...]

February 2, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Uncategorized 0

Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

At holiday time, Lynn Boeswald unpacks treasures collected over many years, and selects her favourite decorations. And whether she plans a traditional theme or something new and bold, she hangs her crochet Christmas ornaments in a special place where she can enjoy them every day of the season. The crochet ornaments were made by her [...]

November 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Holiday 0

Watching the test pattern on CKSO-TV was fun

Watching the test pattern on CKSO-TV was fun

My family purchased our first television set in December 1953. Other than the time my parents bought their brand new 1954 Ford Meteor Rideau sedan in white and turquoise with a red flash along each side and with loads of chrome, as far as I was concerned, our first television set was most exciting purchase [...]

September 1, 2009 Jessie Cotnam MacIsaac Sudbury's Stories 0

Deck the halls: Christmas decoration ideas

Deck the halls: Christmas decoration ideas

  Serge Vaillancourt loves Christmas and starts decorating his three-bedroom home in early November and usually has everything in place by mid-month in time for the Santa Claus Parade. Decorations usually come down after New Year’s Day. “Last year for the IODE Holly and Ivy Tour, I was taking down Halloween decorations and putting up [...]

November 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Holiday 0

Jeff Wiseman sings from the heart

Jeff Wiseman sings from the heart

A photo on Jeff Wiseman’s first CD shows a two-year-old Jeff sleeping with a Bugs Bunny guitar. He laughs off any suggestion that he probably entered the world humming a tune. “Not true, although I sang before I talked,” he says. Wiseman sings as easily as most folks breathe. A constant on the Sudbury music [...]

September 1, 2008 Bob Bale Arts 0

Magical keepsakes: Christmas fireplace

Magical keepsakes: Christmas fireplace

On Christmas Eve, millions of children throughout the world ask, “How does Santa get into our house? What if we don’t have a fireplace? Or a chimney? What if we’ve just moved? What if we always lock the door? What if? What if?”Winter 2007On Christmas Eve, millions of children throughout the world ask, “How does [...]

November 1, 2007 Judi Koski Holiday 0

Keep it simple

Keep it simple

The days of pulling out old, massive sets of dust-encrusted holiday decorations are over. Today’s embellishments should reflect the fluid, changing nature of people’s lives. That means keeping adornments simple, versatile and multi-purpose. “Think about what you have to plan for over the holidays and decorate accordingly,” says Stephen Chapman, a designer with Studio Flowers.Winter [...]

November 1, 2007 Wendy Bird Holiday 0