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What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014
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What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014

Bazaars St. Willibrod’s Church •  Sat. July 5, Sat. Aug. 9, Sat. Sept. 6 9am-3pm. 351 Willibrod, Verdun. 514-769-9678 Annual Lawn Book Sale and Barbecue • Wed. July 9 10am-3pm. Atwater Library. Pointe-Claire Balcony Boutique Wed. Aug 13 • Gently used clothes, books. Free coffee. 10 am-noon. St. John’s United […]

Richard Yufe has designs on Mount Royal riding
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Richard Yufe has designs on Mount Royal riding

He’s young, smart, accomplished, and committed to a set of values. He believes the Mount Royal riding is ready to vote Conservative in next year’s federal election, and, after helping run their last campaign, is considering taking the plunge himself. Meet Richard Yufe, 35, a long-time Hampstead resident who graduated […]

Explore Jewish Montreal with walking tours
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Explore Jewish Montreal with walking tours

Much of Montreal’s history is still visible today in the buildings, streets and alleyways of the city’s older districts, and that includes Jewish Montreal. A series of walking tours has been developed by the Museum of Jewish Montreal and runs this summer until Labour Day weekend. It’s an opportunity to […]

Jonathan Goldbloom eyes Liberal seat in Mount Royal
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Jonathan Goldbloom eyes Liberal seat in Mount Royal

The federal election may be a year off, but the battle for the Mount Royal riding has begun with the unexpected entry of a new candidate for the Liberal nomination. Jonathan Goldbloom, 58, a veteran public relations professional and member of one of the city’s most distinguished Jewish and Liberal […]

Allison Bale and Nancy Philippas work as a team in Philippas' backyard garden
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The dirt on intergenerational gardening in N.D.G.

Through an N.D.G. intergenerational gardening program, Nancy Philippas was matched with Allison Bale for help with her garden. Having arthritis in one hip, Philippas says she can’t do as much bending and digging as she used to. For her part, Bale is fairly new to gardening and has been getting […]

Theatre: Laughter and suspense at Hudson this summer
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Theatre: Laughter and suspense at Hudson this summer

In real life, trying to breathe new life into a faltering marriage is not-so-funny. But in the hands of veteran comedy writers Earl Barret, Arne Sultan and Ray Cooney, the subject of Wife Begins at Forty takes on hilarious proportions as the protagonists in a ho-hum relationship navigate the rocky […]

Bonnie Sandler's mom, centred in the far row, enjoys breakfast at McDonald's with her gang
Columnists / Food

Let’s talk about it: Dining out for friendship, security

While there are many organized activity centers, some seniors prefer belonging to less formal social groups. Norm, 93 years young, was my late father’s buddy. He recently wrote to me about the PLAY DO group he belongs to: “People Living Alone And Yearning to Dine Out.” Every three weeks about […]

Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures
Editorials

Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures

We all deserve the great weather that is unfolding to our collective delight. The winter was hard, and spring was peppered with rain and cold and unfulfilled expectations. But now that summer is with us, it’s time to take advantage of every daylight moment. Some of us are lucky enough […]

Flavour Guy: Going the distance so you don’t have to
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: Going the distance so you don’t have to

I write about food because I could never figure out how to write about politics. Journalists are supposed to be able to write about politics, to speak truth to power, to drill down and decipher the talking points, to explain which stakeholder can separate the wheat from the chaff inside […]

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Word Nerd: This is mind-altering, literally

The language scolds are literally apoplectic. By 2013, several prominent dictionaries, such as Oxford and Webster’s, had expanded their definition of “literally” to mean “figuratively. In response, the British magazine The Week lamented, “The dictionaries have bowed to the will of the grammar-averse public. As anyone who paid attention in […]