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Pickering based “Mossify” is Lifting People’s Spirits and Plants

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Community

It started when Mossify’s founder Lucas Picciolo worked a construction job. He was a machine operator and labourer for 39 houses in Pickering, Ont. and saw the extreme amount of wasted wood. Lucas said, “Tons and tons of perfectly good wood was thrown away on a weekly basis.” With this LARGE problem in mind, Lucas […]

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Canadian Eh? Food and drink delicacies that originated in our nation

posted Friday, March 5, 2021

by: in Boomers

In Canada we are blessed with a wonderful array of food. Thanks to immigration, food can take us on a journey around the world, however there are many foods that are probably only available in Canada, or at least originated here. One of the most famous is poutine. Basically, it is French fries with some […]

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Art in Durham Region – snap a selfie, win a prize

posted Wednesday, March 3, 2021

by: in Community

PineRidge Arts Council invites residents to “Snap a Selfie” with a sculpture! There are over 70 outdoor sculptures located in outdoor public spaces throughout Durham Region. Snap a selfie with one of the fabulous sculpture forms in your neighbourhood and share your photos on Facebook or Instagram with #SculpturesOfDurham. Selfies shared on Instagram are eligible for a prize. Contest […]

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Spring Is On The Horizon – It’s A Time To Be Hopeful

posted Thursday, January 28, 2021

by: in Boomers

Here we are starting the third decade of the 21st century. On December 31, 2019 we were told about COVID 19. At that time it didn’t seem to be earth shattering. Little did we know as 2020 began, we weren’t aware of what was about to descend on us. We later found out, and by […]

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Durham Tourism launches new brand, celebrating urban excitement and country charm

posted Tuesday, January 5, 2021

by: in Uncategorized

It’s a new year, and Durham Tourism has announced the launch of a new brand that celebrates their unique blend of urban excitement and country charm. Although 2020 has looked a little different, Durham Region—in a typical year—is a place where you can spend your afternoon on a scenic country drive, visiting a farm or […]

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Memories of Christmas Past

posted Friday, December 18, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are in the last month of what has been a very interesting year. We have become familiar with social distancing, lockdowns, masks, different colours for stages of how areas are doing, and daily updates on COVID-19’s spread. This a lot of things we wish we hadn’t become familiar with, but there is a […]

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Shayla’s Voice -family shares their story of a child with autism

posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020

by: in Community

We are Sean and Annasha Martin and we appreciate the opportunity to share ‘Shayla’s Voice‘, our daughters’ journey with severe autism. Our family’s goal is to be her voice, as well as the voice of others, through our non-profit organization. We strive to not only bring awareness and support for the autism community, but to […]

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COVID fatigue, celebrating Christmas differently, and a sweet holiday treat recipe

posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

I hope everyone is still managing to stay sane during this COVID-19 thing. It has been a long time since it started, and we can expect a few more months at least before we see any degree of normalcy. Even my computer felt the effects of COVID. When I did a Blog for Remembrance Day, […]

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Shop Durham Region: New online marketplace for Durham businesses

posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020

by: in Community

While major online shopping retailers continue to get bigger and busier, many locally-owned and operated retailers are struggling—a trend that is accelerating during the pandemic. The upcoming holiday shopping season will be critical for Durham’s small businesses, and that’s why the Region of Durham is pleased to announce the launch of a new multi-vendor e-commerce […]

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What Are Food Sensitivities, and How Do I Know If I Have Them?

posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020

by: in Healthy Living

Food sensitivities, or food intolerances are abnormal reactions to foods, these terms are often used interchangeably. However, food sensitivities are different from food intolerances, because they involve an activation of the immune system. When we are exposed to foods, the immune system can react by releasing proteins called antibodies. Foods that cause antibodies to be […]

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