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Co-founder of Parry Sound Festival of the Sound dies

Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.

BOB'S BLOG: 10 Things I Learned from David Halton’s Dispatches from the Front

Matthew Halton is considered to be one of the best war correspondents of World War II.

Teenage vandals in St. Thomas caught orange-handed

The doorbell rang shortly before 11 p.m., the house already pelted with oranges, the teens running down the street.

WW2 veteran from Belleville energizes youth with social-justice message

Harry’s Last Stand has sold over 20,000 copies and the book, released earlier this year, is going into a third reprint.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: I was no Tyrone Power but still married the girl of my dreams

On my return from wartime duty, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girl next door had grown into a lovely young woman in my absence.

BOB'S BLOG: New municipal councillors learn the fine art of staying awake

I have a lot of respect for those elected officials who toil long hours in service to their community. Good luck to them.

BOB'S BLOG: Video illustrates senior's troubles finding a good home

An experienced housing advocate who knows her way around policy issues and rules and regulations had trouble finding suitable housing

Top 10 books in Canada, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction

Top 10, Hardcover Non-Fiction; Paperback Non-Fiction. from therecord.com

York Region hosts Wheel Dance

The Ontario Trillium Foundation hosts Wheel Dance at the Victoria Ballet Company to showcase their new wheelchair ballroom dance program

McCartney happy he and John Lennon reconciled

Sir Paul says he's glad that he and John were able to patch up their differences before his death in 1980 on Dec. 8 at the age of 40.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Travel Briefs: Pristine park in Florida Keys, zip lining in Laos, tips for women travellers

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Jan 15, 2015 - 0 comments

Prepared by Grand Circle Travel, 101 "Tips for Women Travelers" has packaged its travel tips with short sketches of famous women globe-trotters throughout history - click headline

Snowbird Notebook: Sun Belt airports, visas for Ecuador

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Jan 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Ecuador fast-tracks visa process / Marion County hosts first LPGA tourney of ’15 season / Favourite snowbird airports - click headline

CSA revises strategy on proposed Retiree Visa

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Dec 29, 2014 - 0 comments

The proposed visa would permit Canadian snowbirds to spend up to eight months per year in their southern U.S. homes, up from the current six months - click headline

Border Strategies

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Dec 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Ignore the ‘free’ advice from friends, relatives and golf buddies when exploring cross-border legalities - click headline

Florida lifestyle: Foodie Heaven

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Dec 21, 2014 - 0 comments

There are many reasons to visit Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – the beaches, the shopping, and for most Canadians, weary of the winter weather, the sunshine. But for me, the most compelling reason is the food - click headline

Life on wheels: RV life is great for the Reads and their Sherman Tank

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Dec 02, 2014 - 7 comments

“We came up with a plan at the end of July, 2007 and by Oct. 15 we had sold the house, quit our jobs and hit the road. It started loosely as a two-year plan"

All things for all snowbirds

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Nov 15, 2014 - 0 comments

“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”

Snowbirds in the know: Elderhostel now called Roads Scholar

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Oct 31, 2014 - 0 comments

The setting may be academic but courses aren’t anything like the dull drills you remember from college days. There are no grades, no pop quizzes. Classes are interesting, relevant, hip and often have an element of fun - click headline

Mattamy welcomes empty nesters to RiverTown, Florida

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Oct 30, 2014 - 0 comments

In April of this year, Mattamy announced the purchase of the RiverTown community in Jacksonville, Fla. for $43.6-million U.S. from St. Joe Company in what it termed “one of the most significant real estate transactions in north Florida in the last 10 years.” click headline

New electric cart breaks records

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Oct 27, 2014 - 0 comments

citEcar Electric Vehicles, a manufacturer based out of Gainesville, Fla., announced in July that they were able to achieve 105 miles on one charge with their new model - click headline