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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

TV’s Farm Kings call Pennsylvania home

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Aug 18, 2014 - 0 comments

She truly exemplified the saying, "Hard work never killed anyone'...Finally it was time to sit down to one of Lisa's meals along with 150 paying customers enjoying a delightful dinner consisting of a cool rhubarb drink, liver pate, roasted chicken with lemon, balsamic-grilled asparagus, garlic potatoes, and two cobblers – one made with peaches and another with blueberries

Kitchener-Waterloo Datebook: Stratford Summer Music, Hollywood Sings, outdoor concerts...

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Aug 17, 2014 - 0 comments

BargeMusic, free concerts from the festival’s floating stage, features a range of genres, including bluegrass, swing and folk to Aug. 17 / Summer Music Series at Waterloo Region Museum presents traditional folk music from around the world with Tethera Aug. 17 - click for more entertainment ideas

Hamilton Halton Datebook: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Lez Miz, Twist and Shout

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Aug 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Tonight at Burlington Centre for the Performing Arts, Voice Of A Warrior brings together Desire, the Hamilton/Toronto-based U2 tribute act, and Toronto’s Yankee Rose, tribute band to Van Halen and David Lee Roth, for a concert in support of Michael Cardozo, a six-year-old with neurofibromatosis / Concerts In The Park presents free concerts in Central Park, Sunday and Wednesday evenings until Aug. 17 / - click for a lot more entertainment ideas right through September

Andre-Philippe Gagnon: A world of voices

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Aug 15, 2014 - 0 comments

It seems like he has been around forever but the Quebecer who hit it big with musical impersonations of We Are the World is only 51. He’s been called “The Man of 1,000 Voices - click headline

Toronto/Ontario Datebook for August: Wasaga under Siege, Scotiabank BuskerFest

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Aug 14, 2014 - 0 comments

Brott Music Festival presents The Rite Of Spring Grand Finale, with National Ballet stars Jillian Vanstone and Patrick Lavoie, Aug. 14 / Alanis Morissette, Casino Rama Aug. 15 - click for a lot more entertainment options

She’s still got it

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Aug 13, 2014 - 0 comments

68 and still looking fabulous, Susan Surandon has long been viewed as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood and also one of its most politically committed players - click headline

Bicycles: A Love Story

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"I'm not a bike nerd. But you have to understand, riding a bike changes you – it turns you into a grassroots person. You have to interact with the world around you in a way you don't in a car." click headline

Unfunked

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Aug 11, 2014 - 0 comments

“Making this record was like being a wine maker with the best hilltop vineyard and the perfect vintage. I would merely be the vehicle between grape and glass. In a nutshell that's what Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) has done for me as an artist.” - click headline

Summer haven is not a tax haven

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Aug 10, 2014 - 0 comments

If your cottage has appreciated in value, there could be a significant capital-gains liability that could force your heirs to sell the cottage - click headline

Watergate: Making history. FYI interviews Washington Post city editor

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Aug 09, 2014 - 0 comments

‘Harry Rosenfeld was one of the key editors on Watergate, probing, open-minded, dogged, and unsparing of everyone including himself.’ click headline