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BOB'S BLOG: The Beatles Invade Port Dover

John B. Lee, the Poet Laureate of both Brantford and Norfolk County, became a Beatles fan on Feb. 9, 1964.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Mixed emotions for soldiers returning home

The first stop after reaching Mersey Dock was at the nearest English pub.

BOB’S BLOG Case Study of Long-Ago ‘Community Project’

Long-ago battle pitted a large corporation (McDonald’s, the fast food chain,) and their planning allies against a group of citizens.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Discharge still a long way off after VJ Day

In the Malaysian jungle, we didn’t get word of Potsdam Declaration until a couple of days later.

BOB'S BLOG: Twitter still has its doubters

I took a look at a more or less random sample of FYI followers to address the twittering/frittering allegation.

Big deals for travel trade in Orlando

Employees of the hospital and travel industry have a great opportunity coming up to familiarize themselves with the attractions of the Orlando area.

5 easy steps to a healthy summer

Shepell-fgi offers simple advice on how to stay healthy with nutritious food this summer.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Reliving thrills through British Archives

Memories come flooding back as Pearson pores over a record of the operations of his RAF squadron transcribed from the National Archives, England.

BOB'S BLOG: 3 issues the politicians have ignored this campaign

Boomers and seniors are interested in many issues, not just pensions and nursing homes. Here are my three picks of issues that matter that aren’t being talked about.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: D-Day was the beginning of the end

Although the glorious victories of D-Day didn’t put a finish to the war, it definitely let the enemy know in no uncertain terms that the Allied forces meant business.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Hits and misses: that old Seinfeld gang

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

After the Seinfeld sitcom left the air, Jerry Seinfeld's three co-stars - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards - went their separate ways, pursuing individual careers. That none of the trio could attain the success of the parent Seinfeld show...

The cover that never was

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

It's a rare feat for a Canadian ballplayer to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, the revered American sporting magazine. So when pitching ace Jeff Francis of the World Series contenders Colorado Rockies appeared in October, Canadian baseball boosters at the...

Fundraising book a tribute to Mary

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

A long-time contributor to Forever Young recently marked the completion of a major fundraising project with the launching of a new anthology of literature, titled Mixed Messages, that brought together the talents of more than two-dozen leading North American writers. Paul...

More Seinfeld Chronicles

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Jerry Seinfeld has returned to his public in a big way this year, nine years after his landmark TV show Seinfeld left the air. But Seinfeld's re-emergence after almost a decade of keeping a low profile certainly is not for the...

From DEEP in the vaults, it's Goddo - Live!

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Some rockers die young, some mellow as they age and graduate into adult contemporary music, and others get lucky enough to have the greatest moments of their heydays preserved on DVD. From deep in the MuchMusic vaults comes Goddo - Live,...

Extended play

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

R. H. Thomson's still-boyish face -- he turned 60 in September -- displays a diabolical grin. A fiendish look comes into his blue eyes as he describes a project he finished recently in Saskatchewan. "It was a great, wild, wonderful part...

RUSS JACKSON: all-time All-Canadian

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

In a brilliant career that saw him lead the Ottawa Rough Riders to three Grey Cup victories, Russ Jackson, the all-Canadian quarterback, set the standard for all pivots, not just the homegrown ones. The Hamilton native won three Most Outstanding Player...

Affordable retirement in BC, Alberta

Nov 07, 2007 - 7 comments

Across Western Canada, affordable housing is opening up for seniors, as federal, provincial and regional governments pool funds for subsidized retirement communities. In recent weeks, British Columbia opened two new retirement residences with geared-to-income or below-market rents. In late September, Lake...

Gates swing open for Windsor community

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Housing, New projects Slideshow
Nov 07, 2007 - 6 comments

Windsor's first gated golf-course community is now selling its first phase of ranch-style condo townhomes at Ambassador Estates, on the border of LaSalle adjacent to Windsor Raceway. "It's definitely unique to the area. There's nothing else quite like it," says sales...

Sunrise homes open on Steeles

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Nov 07, 2007 - 4 comments

Sometimes you can have the best of all worlds. At least that is what Karen Spear, executive director of the new Thorne Mill on Steeles senior living community, is hoping to offer residents. "First and foremost we are about lifestyle," she...