Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger! MAY 28, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger!  MAY 28, 2017

    Cornwall Ontario – All the music lovers at Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence recently were delighted to have another wonderful concert given by Ed Lauzon and his guitar. Ed sang lots of familiar Rock and Roll and Country Western as well as some Gospel music. One nice thing about that is the residents knew […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th. for all of you who still have your Mom to cherish every day. The mind is a mysterious thing. The other night when I was going to sleep, the words of Ferlin Husky’s song, “Wings of a Dove” kept going through my mind. I […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – They say April showers bring May flowers. Seems to be true already. The little sprigs of budding plants and flowers are coming up through the winter-weary earth. One bush I touched had little pods that looked like pussy willows but were in fact tiny buds with little shoots of folded […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Drive Ins & Senior Exercise APRIL 2, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Drive Ins & Senior Exercise APRIL 2, 2017

    Cornwall Ontario – Spring is flirting with us right now. May be warm. Maybe not!! We are all looking forward to putting on a light jacket and getting rid of the winter boots. Soon we will see delicately coloured crocus buds peeping up through the earth and those gorgeous tiny waxy wrinkled green […]

War Amps Pay Tribute for 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge MARCH 30, 2017

War Amps Pay Tribute for 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge MARCH 30, 2017

AMPUTEES FIND MODERN-DAY INSPIRATION FROM VIMY BATTLE SURVIVORS – The Battle of Vimy Ridge may have been 100 years ago, but it continues to have modern-day lessons for amputees. Rob Larman is a left leg amputee and directs The War Amps PLAYSAFE Program, while Tiffany Ross, 10, was born a left arm amputee and is a […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – My friend Frances Glass-Irwin and I often reminisce about growing up in Cornwall, which was a few years ago, of course. She said that she remembered when she was about 10 or 12 years old walking all the way down to near St. Lawrence Park (where the St. Lawrence College […]

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Michael’s Right! Let’s Honour Bob Turner!   Michael Labelle’s wonderful February 15 letter inspired me to do a little bit more research into Bob Turner, his legacy, and the (typically pathetic) steps that Cornwall’s municipal government has taken to honour the man subsequent to the city’s having torn down the Bob Turner Memorial Centre on […]

Michael Labelle on Bob Turner & Racism in Cornwall LTE Feb 23, 2017

Michael Labelle on Bob Turner & Racism in Cornwall LTE Feb 23, 2017

Remembering Bob Turner As I continue to have to read these very one sided letters to editors from some very closed mined people I ask you all to look to however you believe in God, Buddha Allah etc. Is hate speech acceptable behavior for anyone? Is hatred towards anyone acceptable? I am sure your higher […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – Valentine’s Day reminds me of the old days in primary school. We used to give little paper valentines to our classmates and friends when we were about 7 or 8 years old. We could buy a book which had sheets of valentines on them and we just popped out a card […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month FEB 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month  FEB 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – February is Heart and Stroke month. It is a time of fund raising as well as bringing more awareness of heart and stroke problems, prevention and treatment to the public. On one of the web sites it states that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for a […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Brenda Connelly ARTIST Jan 25, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Brenda Connelly ARTIST   Jan 25, 2017

    Cornwall has a lot of wonderful and talented artists. Brenda Connelly is one of them. She has painted in oils and watercolour but acrylics are her preference at this time. Some years ago when Jean McCormick had her Art Studio on Pitt Street north, Brenda attended the studio for classes. Jean’s daughter Bonnie […]

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The last stages of the end of the thirty six year old public art gallery of Cornwall are about to start.  The location itself closed in August. The gallery’s permanent art collection; mostly collected during the 90’s in more friendly tax receipt days, will be going to auction. During the closing of the […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

    Cornwall Ontario – As the song says, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. It is true. Everywhere we go there are sparkling lights, multi-coloured decorations, toys, gifts, Santa Clauses and Nativity scenes. Pommier’s Square at Pitt and Second Streets is all lit up with colourful decorations, little fir trees and in […]

Cornwall Bus Driver Retires After 28 Years of Service NOV 16, 2016

Cornwall Bus Driver Retires After 28 Years of Service NOV 16, 2016

Cornwall Transit driver makes final stop on lengthy career CORNWALL ONTARIO – A well-known and well-liked Cornwall Transit driver made his final stop on Wednesday after a lengthy career with the service. Driver Gilles Lafrance drove his familiar Pitt-McConnell bus to the Downtown transfer point Wednesday morning and walked off the bus into retirement after […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – November 11th. Remembrance Day always brings back a lot of memories for all of us. I remember when I was young there were large gatherings of people at the Cenotaph in all kinds of weather, cold windy days or sometimes snowing and other mornings were bright and sunny. I can still see […]

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 […]

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