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R Ebb and flow Framed canvas, 11 X 15, $125

Our artist in residence is Jutta Van Huss.
Read her story at JUTTA


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Seniors and Disabled can apply for assistance with snow removal as of the last week of August 2018
Application deadlines October 12, 2018
[ Applicable fee and a limited number of applicants. ] Application details at  SNOW
Reminder from Councillor Butt

AGEING:  More and more of our site visitors are facing new issues and challenges relating to AGE. Our site has responded with a new category to the site. Explore it as we update information and news there.

Book clubs are a great way to get out, meet new people and get engaged socially. Pickering offers residents numerous clubs to consider.
Book clubs in Pickering:  BOOK CLUBS

Your family deserves it. Make your WILL stronger with
“Estate Organizer, personal family documentation
that will benefit your family when they most need assistance. 

Check out the details at  Estate Organizer



Here’s an example of AGEISM. Don’t know what it is? If you are over 55, you should because it could be affecting you often. I wanted to adopt a new puppy but guess what….read on at  OLD


Ticks are a very serious danger when going outdoors. Read more about protecting yourself at TICKS.

Jennifer O’Connell, a young politician, old-time ethics and values.
She works with old-time fervour and passion and we voted this dynamic young MP into office.

Murder at the Pickering Library
Book clubs are the victims of the new  “Kill and fill” policy of the library. Read the library’s direction: NEW REVISIONS PLAN and its  NEW POLICY. The George Ashe Library Book Club responded: RESPONSE.

Health: body, mind and soul.
Over 55? Explore our categories:

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BRUNO's ramblings...: On ageing - Bruno must be a mind reader. We introduced a new category to our site, "AGEING" and lo and behold, Bruno writes a few ramblings pertaining to getting old... I found this timely, because today I was in a store … Continue reading
ARCHIVES: July 15 - Good things happen in the "Near north in Nakina" as Rotzy will tell ya. But only after July 1 when summer comes for a few days. That's when the 'Nakina-ites' rush out into the garden to see what … Continue reading
My opinion, strictly speaking...: Tearing Families Apart…the American way ! - Recently, immigrants to the United States experienced an American immigration policy which has been justifiably criticized all over the world. Children were separated from the immigrating parents by American customs and incarcerated away from them. The American supreme … Continue reading
RANTS and RAVES: Could the devil be incarnated in the US today? - Crazier? Him or us? The American in the White House deserves some recognition. For what? For motivation, determination, obstinacy and goal orientation. The man is incredible. Consider if you would have the chutzpah, the balls, the courage or the backbone to … Continue reading
GAL NEWS: Book Clubs reps meet with Cathy Grant regarding new PPL philosophy and direction - Representatives of the Book Clubs of the PPL met with Cathy Grant, CEO of Pickering Public Library on July 12, 2018. A summary of the meeting is provided by the representatives. Present: Sue Croley, Gloria Schwabe Background - Book … Continue reading
AGEING: Ageism: A response to Bruce Grierson - Ageing well is a positive state of mind. Think positively about ageing and you'll age much better. Think negatively, and it's all downhill from there. Bruce Grierson is a Vancouver based writer who writes about health and well-being … Continue reading
BOOKS read: BY ITS COVER, Donna Leon - By its Cover Another Donna Leon book in her Inspector Brunetti series. If you been to Italy and visited Venice and if you like well-written, entertaining detective stories, Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti series is for you. Donna Leon’s … Continue reading
GAL NEWS: JULY NOTIFICATION: moderator procedures and assistance - PPL BORROWING PROCEDURES Moderators of the GAL Book club will find the PPL book club sets borrowing procedure easy to manage. VITAL LINKS The crucial link for borrowing a book set is found at BOOK CLUB SETS The linked … Continue reading
GAL NEWS: Issue 1-5, JULY 2018 - Pssst! Pssst! Have ya heard the news? Pickering Library putting an end to existing book clubs....but... THEY CONTINUE! Book Clubs given termination notices The Pickering Library has given existing book clubs within its system June 2019 as the … Continue reading
HEALTH: Canada: only country in the world where health care doesn’t include prescription medication. - Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn't include prescription medication. In 1966, Canada’s Medical Care Act was passed and provided universal, publicly-administered health care to all Canadians.  Two years earlier, … Continue reading
AGEING: Ageing: a new series about getting old - We are publishing a new section to the website: AGEING. Age is becoming a problem for me. Recently while searching for an additional puppy, I was faced with the reality that I am old. I don't know what … Continue reading
FERMO's Desk...: Wow…I’m old - I owned a basset hound some years back. Now I am too old for another! What a blow, I'm old. Too old to get a puppy the breeder tells me. It hit me…I'm old! Old? Me? Nah. A … Continue reading


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The HEADER no longer has a dedication to the memory of Nonna, Zia Irma, and cousin Chester. Nevertheless, these family members and friends of the family are remembered and their memory is cherished. To learn a little more about the three sisters, CLICK on Three SISTERS and a BROTHER Zia Carla, at 90+, soldiers on in Italy.

They sing with the angels now!

Nonna Emma


Zia Irma






Anne Marie             Irene