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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

Prima's monkey song on new compilation

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News&Views, News Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 5 comments

Capitol/EMI has released new single-disc hits collections for Louis Prima and Keely Smith on CD and digitally, featuring the best solo and collaborative work of the formerly married big-band and swing-music icons. Jump, Jive an' Wail: The Essential Louis Prima gathers...

Mad about mysteries

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Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Keeper of the Keys by Perri O'Shaughnessy New York: Delacorte Press, 2006 Perri O'Shaughnessy, known for her popular Nina Reilly series, has ventured off the familiar path to create a suspenseful new crime novel. Ray Jackson, troubled by the mystery of...

WWII flying ace honoured

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News&Views, News Photo
Aug 01, 2007 - 6 comments

Russell Bannock, a Canadian Second World War pilot whose flying victories overseas earned him the nickname "Saviour of London," was presented with Seneca College's Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies at convocation ceremonies held June 21 in Toronto. Bannock joined the Royal...

Boomer cyclists love to compete

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Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Competitive cycling is proving to be just the tonic that many driven, success-oriented boomers are searching for in their quest for recreation and fitness. According to Craig Fagan, an executive with Ontario's Midweek Cycling Club, the majority of Canada's competitive road...

Stratford follies

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Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Poor Shakespeare! He can't seem to find his way at the current Stratford Festival where Richard Monette, in his final season as artistic director, does old Will in with an egregious production of The Comedy of Errors (Avon Theatre, May 17-Oct....

Resort amenities attract boomers to Garth Trails

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Housing Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

The big selling point at Garth Trails The Village, a new lifestyle community from Starward Homes in Hamilton, is resort-style amenities. What sets this Hamilton Mountain community apart from others, says Starward Homes sales manager Michelle McKenzie, is its 14,000-square-foot clubhouse....

One big family

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Housing Slideshow
Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

In the beginning there were two. And 249 empty houses. Joyce and Darrell Brown moved into the first rental home on the vacant CFB Chatham military base in Miramichi, N.B. in 1997. Their first neighbours arrived three months later. By the...

Obama joins boomer network

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Eons.com, billed as the first social networking site for baby boomers, has announced Barack Obama's participation on the site. Obama has created a full profile to share with Eons members. He's is the first candidate to recognize the importance of boomers...

Retirement here I come

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Recently I retired. Was this good news or bad? I do know that before I submitted that final resignation letter I spent a lot of time in consultation with financial advisors, friends and colleagues, and especially with myself. I did a...

Grand day for PAL Vancouver

Aug 01, 2007 - 4 comments

Vancouver's Performing Arts Lodge, an apartment complex providing subsidized housing for seniors and people with disabilities from the performing arts, opened its doors to its first tenants in May 2006. But last month it opened up to the world, hosting its...