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


 Website highlights: 


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

 Went to the Pickering Artfest again this year.

It gets better every year, bigger, more displays, more booths, and more people Love it. It was a hot, humid day but I just had my coat trimmed so it was very bearable. Besides, anything Pickering puts up as an event is worth getting heated up about…and I always do. Read who they honoured at the Artfest this year down below at the Pickering ARTFEST.

When was the last time you read something positive coming from a political representative? Well, here is something to restore your faith in politicians, a politician who speaks out for her constituents risking engaging herself with powerful institutions and maybe even her own powers that be. Check out the details at
Jennifer O’Connell, a young politician with old time ethics and values.


Dining out? Was it memorable?
Give us your feedback. If we publish your review, we’ll buy you a glass of wine. [ Limited time offer and conditions apply* ]

Details at  ‘Too your health!



Elections, elections and more elections

Elections everywhere: national, provincial and municipal. We endeavour to stay on top of the election news at ELECTIONS but we urge you to do your part: VOTEIt’s your democracy; safeguard it by voting. Some elections going electronic to convenience voters. So politicians are doing everything they can. What about you?

Can they be puttn’ us on…as usual?




Apr. 11 request for policy summary to all three provincial parties with the results:

NDP has responded, See  BROCHURE.

LIBs responded after a month but then they are scrambling like crazy in this campaign.

Ford, NO RESPONSE: the leader who claims he responds to every call from every constituent.  Emails are ignored, even after 5 weeks !

We have a policy/platform summary now. See POLICY SUMMARIES


The new Pickering Public library policy focuses on  numbers rather than  people now. Sadly, our community institution is becoming more impersonal and sterile. Is that Pickering you want?

March madness in the stacks
Stacks of books but who goeth there? Book clubs. 
Read the new “Kill and fill” policy the PPL is considering at NEW REVISIONS PLAN and the response of the George Ashe Library Book Club at RESPONSE.

Health: body, mind and soul.
Though we have focus on memory and the brain, other areas of health are still very important. Visit our various categories:  HEALTH and MEMORY There is a particular guide older adults are advised to consider and examine. See CARE PLANNING.


Check out the new Wellness category to see where you might change some of your lifestyle to improve your health. Click on 8 LIFESTYLE CHANGES.



And  good planning means good documentation

The “Estate Organizer is an example of good documentation which you should consider doing as part of your later years planning. Check the details at  Estate Organizer


 From the “great Pickering Prognosticator”

Top 10 predictions for 2018

          TOP 10



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The latest 12 posts:

ERMA's desk...: Father’s Day, special for all of us - Erma writes the words that we all say or think about for Father's Day, another very important day to remember some special in one's life Caption: A father’s greatest legacy is the character building privilege that society is … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: June 9 -  Summertime, and the northerners are still waiting for it to arrive. But Rotzy's far from complaining...much. I Stand Corrected Sort of. I filed a "F/N" report in last week's column on the Nipigonewrong Memorial Bridge being closed down....again....seems it was … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: Summertime and the livin’s easy ! - Summertime…and the livin's easy OR at least it used to be! Ya just gotta think that way, just as the song says, "…the livin's easy…" The weather's nicer, the temperatures are warmer, morning coffee sips better when you … Continue reading
BRUNO's ramblings...: Breakfast on the patio, birds chirping good morning, summertime ! - Bruno's a summertime man. He loves daybreak with the sounds of the birds as he sips his morning coffee on the patio. Ahh summertime is a great time of the year. Summer is coming. I have been waking … Continue reading
HEALTH: - Ticks are a serious problem and they should be taken very seriously. When you go outdoors, particularly if you go to an area with vegetation, trees, shrubbery and such, not only should you take precautions but you should … Continue reading
FERMO's Desk...: Went to Pickering Artfest…what a hoot, mun! - The City was quite accommodating...not only did I find a clean spot to sit, but it has a Mac name to it, honoring all my ancestors. So I say 'mun,' how can ye not luv a city that names … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: MAY 28 - Rotzy's spring sounds like a lot of grumbling over troubled waters. No wonder he's concentrating on gardening rather than tech devices and bridges. Rotzy, we wish you well and hope you can find something to smile about after … Continue reading
My view, strictly speaking...: Indian Horse, a conscience moving movie - Indian Horse, a movie that pricks the conscience of many in its audience. Another polarized group harmed by the powers that be, the current leaders of the establishment of the era. About the movies, my opinion; strictly speaking. We … Continue reading
Expired: My opinion, strictly speaking...: Decisions, decisions, decisions! -  My opinion, strictly speaking... Making an informed decisions in this provincial election is complicated by candidates who muddle campaign speeches with platitudes, diatribes and irrelevancies. How is a voter to make an informed decision? My opinion, strictly speaking... … Continue reading
EVENTS: - Artfest on the Esplanade: "A Lishman Celebration" Saturday, May 26, 2018 Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex 11 am - 5 pm Every summer, Esplanade Park comes alive with music, dance, crafts and singing, along with children's art areas and … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: May 21 - Rotzy must still be frozen as he displays a mellowness which belies a castigating tongue, a snippy snarl of snarky subterfuge in opposition to the status quo. The world is upside down in the near North when Rotzy … Continue reading
PROVINCIAL: SUMMARY OF THE POLICIES/PLATFORM of the major provincial parties -  To make your election life a little easier, we are grateful to the Toronto Star for the summary of the major provincial party campaign platforms. PLATFORM: Increase minimum wage to $15 on Jan. 1 Expand to senior citizens the … Continue reading


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They sing with the angels now!

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