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Australia: Great Barrier Reefer madness
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Australia: Great Barrier Reefer madness

by Molly Newborn A trip to Australia is not complete without an expedition to the famous Great Barrier Reef. And so, I set out on a mini mission—to find Nemo. The Great Barrier Reef, which is great enough to be seen from outer space, is the world’s largest coral reef […]

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Sofabeds and slipcovers help make you the hostess with the mostest

Once we hit cooler weather, we start spending more time inside and noticing our furnishings. There’s also that niggling thought about the holidays down the line and sleepover guests arriving. So how can we make sure they’re comfortable, and still have a nice piece of furniture to look at and […]

Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip
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Explore the Quebec countryside on a day trip

by Mark Medicoff Autumn is a somber time, yet it regales us with its fiery splendour. The season’s mood urges us to reflect on life’s beauty as well as its uncertainty. So in tune with the autumn’s offerings, here are day-trip ideas to scoop you out of the armchair traveler’s […]

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Manhattan is a dangerous place. Beware of helpful people with dogs

by Harry Rolnick A Montreal ami asked me to find him a hotel for his forthcoming trip to New York, with the provision that the hotel be in a “safe neighborhood.” A worldly gentleman who has lived everywhere and done everything, his fears astonished me. On second thought, though, I […]

Where are my keys? How to lose things with grace
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Where are my keys? How to lose things with grace

The art of losing isn’t hard to master so many things seem filled with intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster ~Elizabeth Bishop by Barbara Moser I lost my credit card. This is a public announcement to all my creditors that my card is in limbo and I […]

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Seniors residences: When your needs change, your home should, too

by Bonnie Sandler, BS.W. You struggle with your ambivalence and finally decide to move to a retirement residence. You are able live on your own, but you are tired of shopping for food, cooking and feeling lonely. You visit several residences and choose one that you feel will best suit […]

Generations Foundation celebrates bagels, community support
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Generations Foundation celebrates bagels, community support

Generations Foundation’s 10th-anniversary back-to-school Bagelothon, run with our partner St. Viateur Bagel & Café, was a resounding success. Among notables who attended were N.D.G. councilor Michael Applebaum, Susan Clarke, CTV’s Christine Long, Bob Babinski of Metro 14, and Thelma Gearey of The Senior Times. Board members were out in force, […]

Sun Youth, TD Bank show how a garden can grow
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Sun Youth, TD Bank show how a garden can grow

by Nicolas Carpentier The fall season is when you reap what you have sown and this is exactly what the Sun Youth Summer Camp did. With the support of the TD Bank and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, a project called The Little TD Garden was created at […]

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How to survive a kitchen renovation, or The end is never nigh

by Barry Lazar The theme of this issue is either housing related or, as we are approaching Halloween, something scary. From the Flavourguy’s perspective, however, they are the same. Let’s start with the home. Nothing says home ownership like renovation. Ours is limited to the kitchen. We started in the […]

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RESPs make valuable gifts for grandchildren

by Deborah Leahy If you’re a grandparent, you already know the pleasures of having grandchildren in your life. And like so many grandparents, you may be looking at ways to help your grandchildren get the most out of their lives. Perhaps the most valuable thing you could give to your […]