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BOB'S BLOG The Boston Marathon and Tom Longboat

On April 19, 1907, Longboat a member of the Onondaga Nation who grew up at Six Nations, southeast of Brantford, Ont., ran to victory at the Boston Marathon.

BOB’S BLOG: Allan Cup has a century of great hockey memories

Hockey fans looking forward to an alternative to the Stanley Cup playoffs should check out the upcoming Allan Cup tournament in Dundas from April 14-19.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: lads of Croyden and India attracted to shrapnel

Born in 1925 in Croydon, England, Ed Pearson volunteered to join the British Royal Air Force at the age of 16 and during World War II served in India and Burma.

Sheridan's Age Aware Summit a must for businesses engaged in mature market

Sheridan's Age Aware Summit features internationally recognized author and mature market expert Dick Stroud of the UK-based consultancy 20plus30.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: India was a shock to the senses for the troops

Upon our arrival in Bombay, the first shock to hit us was the sweltering, stifling heat and oppressive humidity quite unlike anything we’d known during Britain’s miserly summers.

BOB'S BLOG Followup on visit by Brown Booby

Researcher got the scoop on the poop

Blog / ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: At 17, I wasn't a well-travelled youth prior to the war

17 year old Ed Pearson begins his wartime adventures

Gene Valaitis of radio team Jesse and Gene laments radio bean counters

I cried watching Jay Leno signing off. I spent 23 years in broadcasting

BOB'S BLOG 1 day till Sochi. 5 to watch for Canada

Here are five athletes who may not end up owning the podium but have worked hard to get there.

Blog/ ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Ready for action after gunner training

FYI is proud to welcome back Ed Pearson as a contributing blogger.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Day tripping: Dispel myths about bed & breakfasts

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Mar 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Some travellers are uneasy about staying in one because of myths that continue to be bandied about. BedandBreakfast.com, a respected site that lists B&Bs worldwide, cites 10 such misconceptions - click headline

Casinos in the southwest: Bet on SoCal

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Mar 23, 2014 - 12 comments

You can't hear the tinkle-tinkle of the 20,000 slot machines cached in the nine casinos peppered throughout the surrounding back country, but you can't miss them - click headline

HOUSING award-winners: Gold for Noho

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When it comes to creating the best housing for people aged 50-plus, it’s not about the “house” – it’s about living life to its fullest. That may sound idealistic, but an impressive group of American homebuilders have found a way to make those concepts a reality - click headline

The Trip South: Hunter’s guidebook has the latest

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Jan 25, 2014 - 68 comments

New Ramps connect I-75 with Ambassador Bridge / Detroit's Floating Post Office / Fort D'etroit / Tennessee's Wooden Ark / Georgia wants a part of Tennessee - click headline

Southbound; Pets, plants, travel advice, check the house with Dropcam

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Jan 21, 2014 - 5 comments

Will Your Pet Be Part of the Trip? Did You Remember to Water the Plants? Golden Girl Offers Travel Advice, Watch Home Base with Dropcam - click for headline

Florida Golf: Land o’ Links

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Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Jan 13, 2014 - 6 comments

No place beats Florida for a bounty of good-value golf courses - click headline

U.S. estate taxes and you: higher threshold for assets

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Dec 29, 2013 - 57 comments

Canadian residents with a substantial worldwide estate have several strategies available to them that can reduce U.S. estate tax - click headline

Lots of planning urged before buying U.S. property

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The reasons behind a U.S. purchase typically fall into one of two categories – a property for personal use, or a rental property to generate income. Both come with exciting opportunities, but both have their own unique set of issues - click headline

Snowbird preparations are quite a trip

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Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Dec 21, 2013 - 9 comments

Whatever their situation, the folks who flock south for the winter have to make plans and preparations in the fall - click headline

Snowbird lifestyle: ‘Every day is like a vacation’

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People, Travel, Snowbirds Slideshow
Dec 19, 2013 - 6 comments

Sure, Cypress Lakes has the golf courses, affordable homes and warm climate they wanted for their retirement – but what about the disruption of their social circle? Would they make good friends in their new surroundings? click headline