Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

      Cornwall Ontario – In the Reminisce magazine of Sept. 2016 is an article on Batman and Robin, The Dynamic Duo. Who can forget the Batmobile? I had forgotten, though, all the expressions of Robin like, “Holy Haberdashery” which apparently was only one of 350, according to the article. Batman was played by […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford   Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

  The Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing held their annual dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, June 17th. And what a party it was!! Celebrating 50 years was the Class of 1966. Class members from left to right: Front row: Beverly (Johnson) Craig; Madge (Knight) Twolan; Pat (Winters) Pratt; […]

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall –  by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

The lady doth protest too much, methinks For a man that to my knowledge has never set foot in Cornwall’s public Art Gallery, Standard Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues sure likes to write about it. He writes about the gallery far more than say…..the shady Harbor Front deal, or how Big Ben is leeching poison into […]

Parks Canada Invests $450K in Sir John Johnson Manor House JUNE 13, 2016

Parks Canada Invests $450K in Sir John Johnson Manor House JUNE 13, 2016

Sir John Johnson House National Historic Site, located in the historic town of Williamstown, is one of the oldest surviving houses in present day Ontario. Today Parks Canada announced an infrastructure investment of more than $450 000 for Sir John Johnson Manor House. This investment will focus on major structural and exterior repairs of the building to assure structural […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

  It is that time again for us to be aware of animals and children left in hot cars. Dr. Ernie Ward’s video at: http://drernieward shows him placing himself in a hot car and how fast he wanted to get out of it, suffering so quickly from the intense heat after only minutes. Another informative […]

Seniors Situation Room Victoria Day & Summer Camp by Dawn Ford

Seniors Situation Room Victoria Day & Summer Camp by Dawn Ford

    There are some nice people in our world and some nice companies also. It seems that Yardi Canada Ltd. is both. Yardi is a property management software company for real estate worldwide. They are coordinating a project with the Alberta Residential Landlord Association, The Capital Region Housing Corporation, and the City of Edmonton […]

CFN Interviews Long Time Ottawa & Cornwall Ontario Commentator JULES PART 1 MAY 15, 2016

CFN Interviews Long Time Ottawa & Cornwall Ontario Commentator JULES PART 1  MAY 15, 2016

CFN has always innovated and led the way in viewer comments in our community.   The Standard Freeholder has nuked their comments section, but CFN has evolved and has a very clear policy. Our most popular commentator has been “Jules”.  She’s had 2,963 comments approved as a viewer, and probably as many not approved because […]

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario as a community has historically poorly supported the arts.  With an influx of seniors from communities that do support the arts it makes sense for some of those sports dollars to shift. Sadly, that isn’t the case.  The city’s 36 year old public art gallery, TAG Cornwall, is to close this year after […]

Cornwall Politics Take Wind Out of CAPE by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2016

Cornwall Politics Take Wind Out of CAPE by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2016

This Winter I chatted with Carol Grant (now Sauve) about CFN sponsoring CAPE.    We have a history of success promoting local events. Sadly politics have seen festivals like Lift Off and Winterfest  destroyed by Cornwall City Council petty politics. Telling groups who to advertise or work with always is a recipe for disaster.   […]

Sharon Hyman’s APARTNERS Looks at Couples Living Happily Apart APRIL 5, 2016

Sharon Hyman’s APARTNERS Looks at Couples Living Happily Apart APRIL 5, 2016

Apartners Live Happily Ever After – in Places of Their Own “I want you. I need you. I just don’t want to live with you.” By Sharon Hyman: I’m a filmmaker, a Canadian, a former Orthodox Jew, an aspiring free spirit. He is a musician, an engineer, an Albanian-American with Buddhist leanings, a functional grownup. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Bishop’s House Fundraiser APRIL 1, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Bishop’s House Fundraiser APRIL 1, 2016

  There will be a fundraising dinner for the restoration of the Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s on April 16th. Cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6pm. It will be held in the Char- Lan Recreation Center in Williamstown. and will be hosted by the restoration committee, The Glengarry Fencibles Trust. Cost is $60 per […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Para-medicine Funding & New Sponsor! MARCH 2, 2016

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford  Para-medicine Funding & New Sponsor!  MARCH 2, 2016

  Disabled World is an online newsletter I get weekly. One of the articles dated January 26th/16 was about info on what to do if you got stuck in an elevator. Whew!! Panic time? No! They say be calm. The article gives some advice on what to do including telling us to not attempt to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bob Turner Needs to be Honoured FEB 14, 2016

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Bob Turner Needs to be Honoured FEB 14, 2016

  Our City Councillor and columnist for the Seaway News, Claude McIntosh is advocating some honour to be bestowed in memory of the late Bob Turner. In his excellent article in the Seaway News of January 9th. Mr. McIntosh has credited Bob with bringing minor sports to Cornwall. Bob Turner was our city’s first Recreation […]

TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

My year at TAG Cornwall has been eye opening and interesting.   I’ve discovered a passion for painting.  I’ve seen the good and bad in our local artists.   I’ve listened to a lot of people.  I’ve helped a lot of people.  I’ve also had to say no to some people and draw some lines. […]

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

While many know John Lester, formerly of JL Computers as a guru of sorts in Cornwall; he’s also an avid photographer. Some of his work hangs currently in TAG Cornwall, the city’s public art gallery that is on the precipice of closing. A meeting has been called for Tuesday February 9th at 7PM in the […]

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

The problem with media is that sometimes, really bad journalists with really poor integrity can take innocent bits of an answer and build a perspective that creates an entirely different meaning. Today the Seaway News issued yet another hatchet job against TAG Cornwall, the city’s 34 year old public art gallery that may be shutting […]

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