Please forward this post to others. Thank you, Richard


                                                                                 HOP SHOP                                                                                       Jutta Van Huss *

Just some of the topics in the website:

Jutta Van Huss in her studio!
Meet the new resident artist who paints the creative art pieces displayed on our front page. We are very fortunate that she has allowed us to display her work on our front page each month and we look forward to showing you many more of your great works.

Read more about Jutta Van Huss at ARTIST.

Spring Ahead !
Just a reminder that some of your clocks need resetting for Daylight Saving Time. Likely the stove, the bedside alarm and any others that are not Internet linked. And remember, its ‘forward.’ So you lose an hour of sleep but gain an hour of sunshine !

Elections, elections, elections
Elections everywhere: provincial, municipal and then federal. Swamped? Stay with it, get interested, pick apart the political rhetoric, the campaign promises, the “pie in the sky” claims. Visit POLITICS our new category as we try to keep up with politics in Canada. Visit often as Canada’s political world unfold in ever changing and interesting ways and be thankful, no more Prez Turnip news.

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Thought we got hit again but turned out to be the Cancer Society. Some charities use a central hub for fund collection and if you donate, the donation recipient may display as a phone number on your credit card statement, “888 955 5455”
A Google search may indicate it as a scam. It is not.
[ TIP: record your credit card purchases to help you resolve your credit card statements. ] Arm yourself against computer attack / phone fraud by learning more. Read how you can win that battle of  the  THIEVES and learn more about   SCAMS and FRAUD

And  family
“Estate Organizer:” This document turned out to be all that was promised when Nonna passed away. All the contacts’ names, the phone numbers, the email addresses and even the land mail addresses…all close at hand and ready for use. We have to hunt for a thing and we know nothing was missed the preparation was well done and complete long before. Check the details at  Estate Organizer

March madness in the stacks…books books books…stacks of them but who goeth there?
Read about the new “Kill and fill” policy the PPL is considering for implementation into library policy. Read on folks, while you can at NEW REVISIONS PLAN

 Our site writers chronicle posts from everywhere, Florida, Mexico, Nakina, Scarborough and Pickering even. These great people are all over watching, observing and writing about what they see. Check ’em out at OUR SITE WRITERS


Health concerns body, mind and soul. Though we concentrated on memory and the brain, other areas of health are still important considerations. So be sure to visit the various categories:  “HEALTH” and MEMORY 

* The painting on our frontispiece is an example of the creativity strategy for improving memory and brain. See Strategy #10.


And now the tomorrow’s weather forecast:

( oops, that’s weather for Santiago de Cuba, sorry! )


 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:

NEWS: The resident ARTIST -  Painting improves health, in many ways but the biggest are memory and brain activity. Our resident artist, Jutta Van Huss, is a great example of how painting leads to even more health-improving activities.   Jutta Van Huss The paintings … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: - Still the frozen white north...but inching toward spring at a snail's pace... "From Nakina"... Nakina Legion Branch #116.... hosting a St Patrick's Day Supper Sat March 17th! On the menu...Irish Stew, Salads, Homemade Biscuits and Desserts Galore!! Supper … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: “Trumpet” enters Ontario premiership race -   Notice any similarities; think about it...these boys have a lot of similarities. A year ago, we predicted that the political philosophy epitomized by Turnip would spill over into Canada. Oh, how we wish we had been wrong. Now … Continue reading
BOOK: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE - Based on a true story, it is the story of Mitch Albom, a successful professional journalist, sports writer who regularly visits with his dying professor. A minefield of maxisms, aphorisms, and philosophical truisms applicable to living and dying. … Continue reading
STRATEGY: # 10 – Create something - Creativity works the brain and the memory, exercising them, making them 'flex,' 'stretch' and 'become active.' Flex your memory, stretch your brain. Activate both by doing something creative. Try doing something creative to activate your memory and your … Continue reading
HEALTH: 5 tips for a healthier, fitter you - You can become healthier and fitter by changing some very simple things in your life. The benefits will be a longer, healthier life, more energy and a greater feeling of wellness. Here are five easy to implement changes … Continue reading
EVENTS: Mar 15 – PUBLIC MEETING – Pickering Nuclear license renewal -   Fukushima to Pickering: we may be on that road but it isn't too late to get off that road! Why Close Pickering? Short YouTubes Dr. Gordon Edwards  <5 minutes> Dr. Cathy Vakil, MD  <5 minutes> Dr. Ian Fairlie on … Continue reading
EVENTS: ARTS STUDIO to open in Pickering - Attention budding artists, wannabe artists, veteran artists. The city is listening to you and responding with the grand opening of a working arts studio this spring. The ARTS STUDIO will be a hub of artistic activity in many … Continue reading
HEALTH: MAYO CLINIC on ASPIRIN - The Mayo Clinic has advice about taking low dose aspirin and heart attacks. Read and head. Mayo Clinic on Aspirin Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Mar. 5 - Brrr, still cold up in the 'near north' and it's affecting Rotzy's attitude. He's cold on the closing of the local and only grocery store of the area, he equates Justin Trudeau to Kim Kardashian. "Bimbo" is a … Continue reading
MUNICIPAL: WARDS Map – Find your ward - Canadians are not voting. Each election sees fewer voters exercising their democratic right. The last provincial election had the poorest voter turn out in the history of Canadian politics. In Canada, participation in the voting process is free, not … Continue reading
ERMA's desk...: - We ought to be our own meteorologists with the extreme variations in our weather and in the seasons which we are getting. "Wake up today and look outside and then declare the season!" seems to be Erma's message … Continue reading


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