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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.


Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Origin welcomes new residents

Housing Photo
Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

It was sneak preview time at the new Origin Evergreen retirement residence at 820 Scollard Court in Mississauga on Nov. 22 as the first 100 condo purchasers got a chance to tour the facility for the first time. Many of the...

Southern cycling

Travel, Snowbirds Photo
Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

The Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway, a rugged 64-mile recreational path in the Texas Panhandle open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians, features a notable landmark - the 742-foot Clarity Tunnel, which is home to thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats. It was...

Royal Society honours heart doc

News&Views, News Photo
Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

The Royal Society of Canada is honouring Dr. Robert Roberts, president and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, for his pioneering work in cardiovascular research. A native of Grole, Nfld., Roberts was awarded the prestigious McLaughlin Medal, it was...

Buying U.S. land a complex affair

Dec 10, 2008 - 16 comments

There are numerous tax, estate, immigration and titling concerns that create a virtual minefield for Canadians investing in U.S. real estate who are not familiar with the process. For instance, rather than or in addition to using an attorney to complete...

Are TFSAs for you?

Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

In January, 2009, Canadians will have a new tax-free option for saving - the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). TFSAs are a flexible investment vehicle into which you can make non-deductible contributions (up to $5,000 per adult in 2009) that will grow...

Life imitates art at California community

Housing, New projects Slideshow
Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

Generations of baby boomers grew up through the eighties and nineties with American writer Armistead Maupin's classic book series - and later TV mini-series - Tales of the City, chronicling the lives of a group of ordinary people who formed an...

Hot Dates in Florida

Dec 10, 2008 - 4 comments

An annual event for more than 70 years, the Edison Festival of Light in Fort Myers will be held Feb. 21 this year. The city turns on millions of lights to illuminate parades, street parties, food and fun. Also more than...

Snowbirds by the numbers

Nov 11, 2008 - 5 comments

According to Statistics Canada, the top 10 states visited by Canadians in 2007 were (visits in thousands): New York (2,968), Florida (2,485), Washington (1,995), Michigan (1,410), California (1,148), Nevada (937), Maine (888), Pennsylvania (769), Vermont (765) and North Dakota (625). Florida...

The torch passes

People Photo
Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2008, Charley Fox, decorated war veteran, took off in his car from a Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association meeting near Tillsonburg, Ont., heading to another engagement. Sixty-four years earlier, on the afternoon of July 17, 1944, Fox...

Osteoporosis Month: Bones start to age early

Nov 11, 2008 - 4 comments

A general public perception of osteoporosis as "an old lady's disease," and one that cannot be prevented, is something Osteoporosis Canada is determined to change. In fact, the chronic condition that results in a decline in bone density and increased risk...