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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

Jan. 19, 1935: 80 years of jockey shorts

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Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

The first Jockey briefs, which went on sale on Jan. 19, 1935 at the Marshall Field & Co. department store in Chicago.

Then and Now: 1968, Yorkville, Toronto, Vidal Sassoon opens first Canadian hair salon

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Jan 16, 2015 - 0 comments

“My dad is responsible for bringing Vidal to Toronto. He told him he would build a state-of-the-art salon, three storeys high with skylights in the heart of Yorkville. Vidal was blown away when he saw it and I remember the opening party was something to behold” click headline

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

Cowichan sweater from Coast Salish a winter staple for decades

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Jan 13, 2015 - 0 comments

“There’s lots of new interest,” Olsen says. “They’re getting a new reputation. They’re seen as really retro.” click headline

New Found Stories: Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle tours to support second solo album

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Alan Doyle will perform almost nightly in late January: Kitchener, Jan 21; Lindsay, Jan. 22; Ottawa, Jan. 23; Guelph, Jan. 24; North Bay, Jan. 25; St. Catharines, Jan. 28; Burlington, Jan. 29; Kingston, Jan. 30; Richmond Hill, Jan. 31; Brampton, Feb. 1; Hamilton, Feb. 3; London, Feb. 4; Toronto, Feb. 6 - click headline

FLASHBACK: January prime time Sundays, 1970

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Jan 11, 2015 - 0 comments

During January 1970 Sunday nights, what were your prime time favourites? click headline

BIRTHDAYS Jan. 10, Jerome Drayton, marathon runner, was born on this day in 1945

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Jan 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Drayton still holds the record for the fastest Canadian marathon. “These days, he walks – gingerly, given the osteoarthritis that has invaded his left knee – to the McDonald’s near his Mimico-area (Toronto) home for his coffee fix and a blueberry muffin.” - click headline

Life the the Boomer Lane: New Bond ‘Girl’ not a girl by any definition

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Jan 09, 2015 - 0 comments

LBL hasn’t seen a Bond film since 1964, but she is standing and cheering over this one - click headline

Laughlines: Bedevilled by all the remotes

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Jan 08, 2015 - 0 comments

I lunge for the phone and I'm talking to Robbie except the phone is still ringing and I realize that I have one of the remotes to my ear - click headline