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Create Healthy Yards in Milton

Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton is offering a series of four free workshops in May to help Milton homeowners create a healthy yard and understand the impact of their yards and neighbourhoods on local water quality. Conservation Halton has assembled a team of experts who will lead
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Email from Cuba!

     At first, not being able to read much Spanish, we thought the email was spam. But we could understand enough to wonder if it could possibly be intended for us personally. But who would write us from Cuba? People at the high school where Mike gave some copies of our Spring issue? Then Mike
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How to Thank Cubans

Here is the final part of the great Cuban adventure: The Cuban family that rescued Mike and me (Gloria) when we crashed our rented motor scooter refused to accept any money, although they looked like they could use some desperately.      The next day, after we had been looked after at the hospital, Mike announced
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Cuban Healthcare

This is the continuation of the post called “The Generosity of Cuban People.” After the motor scooter accident, I was relieved to see the ambulance. After waiting more than two hours with a bleeding hole in my knee, I looked forward to being put on a soft stretcher and getting some immediate attention. Like maybe
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The Generosity of Cuban People

Above photo taken by Mike Davis! Mike and I (Gloria) had a wonderful week off in Cuba in mid February, until two days before we returned home. We took a motor scooter into the remote countryside far from any town or tourist resort, to a cave that Mike had heard about. We didn’t get there.
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Lucky Lou Gets Game by Sarah Yates

     Before I review Sarah Yates’ latest book, I feel I have to declare my bias. I have been friends with Sarah ever since the early 1980s, when we both lived in Toronto and were members of the Periodical Writers’ Association of Canada (PWAC). I met Sarah when I was a new member, when she
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24th Annual Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart

     Here’s a post by Mike about what he did on the weekend: I was out and about on June 5 on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner in Toronto and ran into some of our Escarpment-area residents and other notable people.   Hon. Kathleen Wynne rode in the event. She also happens to
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Gala Fundraiser for Wellspring Cancer Support Centre/Chinguacousy

Read this and WIN! Here’s a post about a great cause – a fundraising event for Wellspring Cancer Support Centre/Chinguacousy. And as thanks for reading this and passing the info on to your friends, you could win a gift basket generously provided by The Belfountain General Store. Just post a comment and we’ll enter you
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Take a Coffee Break® & Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Coffee Break® supports programs for half a million Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  One in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.        Coffee Break® is the Alzheimer Society’s major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise
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Remembering Terry Fox

Below is a request from the Terry Fox Foundation, for your memories of his historic run.      I’ll share mine here. My parents were hosting some of our relatives from Germany at their house in the country north of Georgetown. I was driving to my parents house, on the stretch of Highway 7 between Georgetown
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