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Bursting with Bugs

Our series of essays on exploring our property has to include bug business. Did you know that bugs are essential to the natural grown of a pond? To help us investigate further, the study becomes a bit more interesting thanks to a group of Ryerson students who are...

Shedding Your Skin

I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello... -The Beatles, Hello, Goodbye Our lives are often measured in the entrances and exits we make. Sometimes the entrance is grand and filled with applause. Sometimes the entrance is humble and accompanied by no fanfare at...

Luke Kimball

To be or Not to be.. an actor This month’s faces story is about a young man not quite 21. As a budding actor and a young entrepreneur, Luke Kimball has a passion for theatre.  It seems as if he already has a life of acting behind him! Let’s start with his early years....

Bike Safety

It is the summer time!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you want to take your bicycle out for a spin around town or to our local Durham Forest to tear up the trails.  Before you do, here are a few things to consider before you leave a little dust on...

Burd’s Family Fishing

The start of Burd’s Family Fishing happened quite organically, Don Burd had purchased the land and was living there when people passing would see his ponds and come by to ask if he would mind them fishing on his property. After some time of this happening he decided...

Ride to Remember Brent

Sometimes a group of people stand out as dedicated, compassionate and real, this is one of those groups. I wrote about the “Ride to Remember” last year in the hope of raising awareness to this great cause.  This year I will share with you the same story, the cause is...

Old Growth Forests

“What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound...

Souvenirs

Memories, they can’t be boughten They can’t be won at carnivals for free Well it took me years To get those souvenirs And I don’t know how they slipped away from me - John Prine, Souvenirs Finishing a creative project can be hard. Really, really hard. There are so...

How to Buy a Flower Shop

Growing up on a horse farm in Sunderland, with a very picturesque childhood, I was raised by two hard working entrepreneurial parents. Both parents grew up without much, one a child of Ukrainian immigrants, the other a child from a home ruled by addiction. My parents...

Leah Daniels

Life is a song.  Love is the music. ~Author Unknown I had the opportunity to interview a delightful local young artist this morning, one who will be in the headlines for years to come and someone who has worked hard, learned a lot in her career and still passionately...