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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Barrie Wentzell has met and worked with almost every musical great during his stint with Melody Maker magazine in London from 1965-75. That time included working with David Bowie who passed away after a brave fight with Cancer. Wentzell recently visited Cornwall for a fund raising exhibit for its public art gallery […]

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata  ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Moise Lasata is an example of a tortured artist struggling with life’s challenges.     After working for years in Welding, and of some of the toughest industrial sorts, he was debilitated, losing a lot of ability to use his hands. While at a centre connecting with his First Nation’s roots he fell in love […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Cornwall Community Christmas 2015!

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Cornwall Community Christmas 2015!

    I had the opportunity to be a volunteer for a few hours at the Cornwall Community Christmas dinner at the Agora Center on Christmas day. What a party!!! Smiling faces on everyone: volunteers and guests. There was music, prizes and great food and… great company!! I can’t imagine how Darlene Walsh and Bernadette […]

What Does City Hall Have Against It’s Public Art Gallery in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2015

What Does City Hall Have Against It’s Public Art Gallery in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2015

A curious series of events have just transpired this year that is putting yet another cultural asset of the City of Cornwall in peril. First the city cut the funding to its public art gallery to zero in a boggling budget process that saw three councilors cite conflict of interest and one vote against funding […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell in Cornwall for TAG Fund Raiser DEC 11, 2015

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell in Cornwall for TAG Fund Raiser DEC 11, 2015

Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison from the Doors, all of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, the Who, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and just about every major musical head liner from 1965 to 1975 crossed the lens of Barrie Wentzell. Mr. Wentzell also became friends with many […]

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

It was quite amusing to see some local media get excited by our homey Ryan Gosling mentioning Cornwall on Saturday Night Live, a NBC comedic institution led by Canuck Lorne Michaels who hails from Winterpeg.   As many know Ryan, who was born in London, grew up here and got his break via Montreal.   […]

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