Confessions of a baseball junkie (Part IV)

Confessions of a baseball junkie (Part IV)

Tom Dercola

Join the crowd at Shaw Park! Photo credit Tom Dercola.
Join the crowd at Shaw Park! Photo credit Tom Dercola.

As the Goldeyes season winds down, there is excitement in the air for baseball junkies. Still lots of promotions and … maybe playoffs! Some of the promotions in August have been great fun: Bingo Night or the Pancake Strikeout event, where more than 5,000 fans went home with a coupon for free pancakes. Ukrainian Night, unfortunately, was terminated in its early innings by a vicious thunder storm. Continue reading Confessions of a baseball junkie (Part IV)

Get ready to welcome the hungry birds of winter

Get ready to welcome the hungry birds of winter

Some of the aggressive birds leave for the winter. Many wonderful ones are around to brighten our yards and lighten our spirits.

Sherrie Versluis Feathered Friends
Sherrie Versluis
Feathered Friends

As a new season approaches there are always some new things to do for feeding wild birds. Whether its adding new feeders or foods, your choices can make all the difference in what species you attract. You can keep it simple or create a feeding station that will bring great excitement throughout the season. Here are some tips to help you make the best of your yard this winter to attract some wonderful wild birds. Continue reading Get ready to welcome the hungry birds of winter

New Leaf Travel credits Canadians for its success

New Leaf Travel credits Canadians for its success

Tania Moffat

Finally a low fare airline option has gotten off the ground in Canada. New Leaf Travel Company Inc. is up and running after cutting through all the red tape thrown at them when they first announced their arrival. Canada is a difficult place for any new airline start-up for many reasons, which is why we were the only major world market without an ultralow-cost airline. Were, being the key word. Continue reading New Leaf Travel credits Canadians for its success

Gardening the square-foot way – no digging, no weeding

Gardening the square-foot way – no digging, no weeding

Betty Brand

Mick Manfield's lushly growing garden
Mick Manfield’s lushly growing garden

After putting a lot of time and effort into gardening the more traditional way – a large space with traditional long rows – and getting a low yield, Mick Man field searched for a method that required less space, time and effort but produced better yields. His search led him to square foot gardening, where wooden raised frames are built, filled with a special planting mix and set directly on existing land. This method meets his stated requirements. It also helps people of all ages and abilities live healthier lives because they can grow their own food. Continue reading Gardening the square-foot way – no digging, no weeding

It’s a joy to hear a live classics concert!

It’s a joy to hear a live classics concert!

Sadly, many classical music lovers have never made that connection

Dear Readers,

Alexander Mickelthwate Random Notes
Alexander Mickelthwate
Random Notes

This has been a great summer.

There is something about heading to the lake, leaving behind your regular schedule and committing fully to relaxation that cannot be beat. Itis also a time for reflection and contemplation, which, for me, tends to always revolve around concerts.

In my travels this summer I had the chance to meet a lot of people who share my love for classical music. What I found interesting was that some of them had never actually heard classical music performed live. They listen to it during their drive to work or put on a CD to relax at night, but they have never had the experience of being present at an orchestral performance. Continue reading It’s a joy to hear a live classics concert!

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