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Those Were The Days: “Summer Vacations”

Those Were The Days: “Summer Vacations”

“School days, school days, dear old golden rule days”. Elementary school was so much different back in the late 1939 and 40s when I was a student. Every kid from grades one to eight was stressed to the limits toward the end of June because that is when the final report cards were issued. Back

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In the Shoes of Peterborough’s First Settlers – 1825

European settlement in this area is documented as having officially began in the year 1825 (although some found themselves settling here earlier). Emigrants left harsh conditions in Ireland for a better life in Canada. In total, nine ships were used to transport 2,024 people across the Atlantic. However, the conditions in steerage – the hold

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Those Were The Days “Recognizing Our Heroes”

I have written in previous columns the many times I sat with my Dad at the kitchen table perusing news of the war. It was 1944 and I was creeping up on my tenth birthday, D Day was blazing across the headlines and Dad patiently explained the highs and lows of  WWII, the victories, the

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Need a lift?

Access to reliable, public transportation connects people in rural communities with businesses, food, education, jobs, training and healthcare. It also supports families and activities and helps our social lives! The Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce supports the new three-point Expanded Rural Transportation Plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes. This plan has been drafted

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Put the “OM” in Mom!

When your Mom voice is so loud that even the neighbours brush their teeth and get dressed, you know it is time to r-e-l-a-x, unwind and get into a nautical state of mind. B-r-e-a-t-h-e and put the “OM” in Mom. “Om” is an important part of the word Mom as in yoga, it reflects the

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Those Were The Days: “What Am I Bid””

Going once, …twice, .. sold to number ninety two. Instinctively, most of the bargain hopefuls in the audience strained their necks to see who “won” the dainty floral vase for the paltry sum of eight dollars. The scene of course is an auction, one of the many sales held each week throughout our area. From

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Those Were The Days

“Our Walk Through History” I always enjoyed studying history but when I became a small part involved within that history, the past took on a whole new meaning. My wife and I were born and raised in Windsor, Ontario in areas west and east respectively of the city, both areas steeped in history. My wife

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Amazing View Of The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang, China

Hosted Tours Exclusive to Merit Travel

Merit Travel’s Hosted Tours are expertly-crafted and curated by Merit Travel, to bring you the best travel experiences and unforgettable memories. The 2018-19 Hosted Tours program offers short vacations of nine to 18 nights, to popular and lesser known destinations around the world. Tour programs focus on themes such as history, culinary and ‘must-see and

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