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February gets us closer!

Chocolates are nice. Flowers kick it up a notch. But a special card with your heartfelt words tops it all. Time to show your feelings to your significant other.

For chocolates, we found Williams Chocolates in Whitby well worth the drive. Check them out at WILLIAMS CHOCOLATES

“Loneliness” has been medically corroborated as being harmful to your health in many ways. Read more at LONELY


The Great Escape
Lucky enough to get away? Slather on the lotion, adjust the straw for easier sippin’ but remember your personal safety and your home security.  The house may be empty but it should not be forgotten. Prepare your home for when you’re away

Home ALONE ?
Don’t leave home alone. Prepare your home for your absence

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Beat February blahs…have some fun…go to the library and

______talk out loud !


Bundle up, January’s gone but ya still still gotta  clear snow, be careful.





 From the
great Pickering Prognosticator”

Top 10 predictions for 2018  TOP 10



They sing with the angels  now!


Chester 1954 – 2018








The latest 12 posts:

From NAKINA...: Week #7 Feb 19 - Rotzy's pushing the snow to plow the pounds away. Oh the trials of winter in the northern climes. "From Nakina''...             Jim McKay.... ....first coined the phrase "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat'' on ABC's Wide World … Continue reading
AGING: When is the time to stop driving? - How do we know when it’s time for someone to hang up the car keys? The day we are no longer to drive a vehicle will come for all of us. It is important to regularly assess our … Continue reading
Bk Club NEWSLETTER: Issue 2, 1, February 2018 - A bomb dropped on our meeting in February. Two lovely representatives from the Pickering Public library addressed our members detonating some very surprising news. Read what we were told and our reaction to the news below. GEORGE ASHE … Continue reading
STRATEGY: #8 – Be lazy with your memory, relax ! - The best thing you can do for your memory requires very little effort. Yet research supports that memory is improved when this is done. An effortless way to improve your memory A surprisingly potent technique can boost your … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: Ontario govt committed to older adults 55+ -  The Ontario government is committed to older adults, 55+. Read the details in their publication and watch the government ads on TV. Our government is actively involved in improving life for seniors. Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs … Continue reading
BRUNO's ramblings...: Valentine’s Day…a day for lovers and loved ones -   Snow on the rooftop doesn't mean no fire in the furnace! Bruno, the old romantic that he is, has got a bit of snow on top, and a lot of fire below !
ERMA's desk...: Valentines, purposed merchandise acquisition - Valentines, the first sign of purposeful merchandise acquisition following the Christmas/New Years Celebrations?   The color red awakens the emotion and we cannot escape the display windows that sends the strong message of “coming soon”! These displays are … Continue reading
BOOK: ORIGIN by Dan Brown -  Some people love him, some hate em. I suspect the haters come from the green camp of 'envy.' The latest opus from Dan Brown will have you grabbing for your iPad, smartphone or tablet repeatedly. Synopsis Robert Langdon, … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Trials and tribulations of living in a northern town - Life in a small town offers difficulties and challenges to the residents daily, in northern ones even more so. Nakina suffers these same problems. Capitalism and free enterprise trump need and personal considerations every time. Family Day Supper … Continue reading
BOOK: Gobi by Dion Leonard - Agnes is a member of the George Ashe Library Book Club, to which we too belong. A shy and subdued retired professional caregiver, Agnes has written a review of Gobi. Here are her words WITH AN ADDENDUM BY … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: Visible minority demographics of Pickering - The visible minority community of Pickering is significant in numbers. It is important that we all be aware our community is varied and multifaceted. Know your neighbour and say "hello !" Pickering has a very diverse and varied … Continue reading
EVA's desk...: Did ya hear the one about the Snowbirds who turned into pixies living a fairy-tale life in Florida? - Snowbirds fly away for warmth, climate change and sunshine. Eva is among the fairy-tale flock who get away to bask in the Florida sunshine and live in the Floridian style...being outdoors a lot, wearing sandals, shorts and a … Continue reading


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