In fashion, everything old is new again

By Barbra and Jim Pappas

With a wealth of fashion history between the two of us, you can well imagine that the subject of fashion is still alive in our daily discussions. Both of us had extensive careers in this world of glamor and glitz, Jim as a buyer and merchandise manager for several stores including Eaton’s and Mannequin and Barbra as a model and fashion co-ordinator for many years. We approach fashion now as observers, and one of our observations lately is that “everything old is new again”. The world demands change in order to create a need for what is new, and we have lived long enough to assess this and perhaps even be amused by it. Continue reading In fashion, everything old is new again

Keeping the brain healthy as you age

Krystal Simpson Healthy Living
Krystal Simpson
Healthy Living

We can develop new connections in the brain, even into old age – so yes, you can teach that old dog new tricks!

Here’s a new twist on those old New Year’s resolutions. Have you ever thought about getting your brain in shape? Keeping your brain active is as important as being physically active. And like any other part of your body, your brain needs to be worked out to stay healthy. So maybe it’s time to put the brain on a fitness program. Ready, set, learn! Continue reading Keeping the brain healthy as you age

Begin with one change

Janet Cranston Fit for Life
Janet Cranston
Fit for Life

You may need to make many changes to reach your desired goal, but take one step at a time and watch improvements come.

When you think about all the changes you want to make in your life, the task can seem daunting. There’s so much, in fact, that it becomes an overwhelming burden weighing on your conscience, and many of us quit even before beginning. The easy part is figuring out what you need to change. The hard part is actually making the change. The good news is that making just one change at a time can have a positive impact on your life. Continue reading Begin with one change

More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

‘You, lady, have an opinion, you have a voice. Now you can make a difference by getting involved.’

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

The following inventions have a common denominator. Read through them and guess what that common denominator might be.

Car heater (in 1893)
Beer (no date)
The fire escape (1887)
Residential solar heating (1947)
Game of Monopoly (1904)
Modern electric refrigerator (1914)
The computer algorithm (1842)
The ice cream maker (1843)
The dishwasher (1887)
Closed circuit television security (1969)
Modern paper bag (1871)
Central heating (1919)
Kevlar (1965)
Computer software (1940s) Continue reading More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

Our community-controlled airport is thriving: mooted privatization by feds would ship the benefits elsewhere

Thomas Payne Jr.
Thomas Payne Jr.

You know that moment, when you’re on the plane at the end of the runway, and the engines start spooling up? The excitement builds and you know you’ll soon be airborne. Our airport is experiencing the moment right now.

Jan. 1 marks 20 years since the federal government transferred responsibility for our community airport facilities to the Winnipeg Airport Authority. Continue reading Our community-controlled airport is thriving: mooted privatization by feds would ship the benefits elsewhere

All about living in the age of maturity

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