Windsor - Oct. 21, 2014: The WSO (Windsor Symphony Orchestra) POPS season blasted off with Chris Hadfield (yes, the Bowie singing astronaut and incredible Canadian) and what a special evening my husband and I were privileged to enjoy. Maestro Franz (the guy waving the stick) was his usual charismatic self and his friendship with Hadfield had the two collaborate to launch Hadfield's first ever full show with the WSO. FULL STORY
Clarington - Oct. 14, 2014: Sarah Bobka is running for Public School Trustee, with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board - Clarington. Voters go to the polls on October 27th. OurHometown.ca is pleased to post this profile of Ms. Bobka. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Oct. 13, 2014: Our Oktoberfest celebration was on its way. I made chewy pretzels, coleslaw, potato salad and of course sausage (lager, chicken wing, spicy hot). If you want the best tasting sausage you have to visit Wayne Whites in Belle River. Happy Thanksgiving to the Hometown Clan, our family and friends - we love all of you and we are thankful to have each of you in our lives. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Sep. 29, 2014: I'm re-posting an article I did last year on favorite apple picking haunts of mine across Ontario and into Quebec.
The apples in the feature picture with the chunk of cheddar are from Thiessen Orchards in Lemington, Ontario. Another great spot for family fun and great eats. Check them out at www.thiessenorchards.com. FULL STORY
Amherstburg - Sep. 13, 2014: Fall is my favourite season and I'm planning to embrace each day and drag my husband from the humidity of summer to the wonderful briskness of fall. We are advocates for exploring and taking advantage of what's happening in our backyard so today we ventured to Holiday Beach for the Festival of the Hawks.
Brooklyn - Jul. 29, 2014: I stay clear of writing restaurant reviews. Until I can turn 30 or more covers twice a night with the level of quality and consistency demanded of a professional kitchen, passing judgement on those who do hardly seems appropriate. As a food writer and ardent cook, however, I can be inspired to share the details of a great experience with a modicum of expertise FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Jul. 26, 2014: This morning I was standing on the dock and this Green Heron landed on the dock a few doors down. He was fishing for minnows. I grabbed the camera and in my rush, I didn’t get the settings quite right but here are some photos of his visit. Cynthia and I saw him a few weeks ago when we were out for a kayak ride. He came to this dock a couple of times today. FULL STORY
Parade of nations for the Developmentally Challenged
Cornwall - Jul. 24, 2014: The Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club held its 3rd annual train show at the Long Sault Arena on July 19th and 20th. The Seaway Train Show, which will be held the 3rd week of July every year. There were two raffles, one for a Via Rail trip from Cornwall to Halifax return, for two people including a sleeper, a value of $2056. The winner was Gail Ball from Chesterville. FULL STORY
Harrow - Jul. 19, 2014: The next time you want a weekend escape, think of Canada's South. 18 wineries with more on the horizon, come and explore the wine route which is our backyard. Paglione Estate Winery is celebrating their one year anniversary today. Sit on the patio, sip one of the wines made in the old world tradition and relax while your pizza cooks in their outdoor wood oven. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Jul. 14, 2014: Regina Brett wrote 45 Life Lessons which gets emailed now and again. My best pal recently circulated it and I found the timing perfect as my husband and I were chatting about his Mom, who would be celebrating a birthday on Tuesday if she were still with us. She is greatly mi FULL STORY