Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Petula Clark’s song, “Downtown”reminds me sometimes of growing up post war in Cornwall. That line,”Everything’s waiting for you”, says it all. Pitt and Second Streets were sort of our hub’ in center town. We had it all. There were so many stores that seemed to have everything we needed or wanted. At Sleeman’s Sports Store […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales! 112518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales!  112518

Our Jewish friends will be celebrating Hanukkah for eight days from the evening of Dec 3 rd. to December 10th. Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish wintertime “Festival of Lights”. It is celebrated with nightly lightings of the menorah, with special prayers , blessings and fried food such as the potato latke (pancake) with applesauce […]

Wendy the Weed Witch – Are Doctors Doing their Due Diligence on Medical Marijuana? 111518

Wendy the Weed Witch – Are Doctors Doing their Due Diligence on Medical Marijuana? 111518

Are doctors doing their due diligence when it comes to medical cannabis? As a medicinal user of cannabis, I had to drive 5 ½ hours to get a doctor to prescribe it because my doctor and the out of town pain specialist refused. Now that it is legal, people are still being ignored and denied […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

  Cornwall Ontario – Our Canadian doctor Lt. Col John McCrae could not have known that his poem “In Flanders’s Field” written in 1915 would become such a famous loved poem for the whole world. The Annual Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion raises money for our Veterans and their families and organizations which […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

  Cornwall Ontario – Homemade popcorn, candies, cookies sometimes in little paper bags or wrapped in paper napkins tied at the top were big treats for us as kids on Halloween. We got little bags of potato chips and even the odd nickel. Many moons ago now we carried pillowcases or shopping bags to hold […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Winston Churchill Army Cadets & Wee Monkeys! 101518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Winston Churchill Army Cadets & Wee Monkeys! 101518

Cornwall Ontario – It is always wonderful to see our young people out in the community volunteering to help support their organizations. On the Thanksgiving Saturday, the Army Cadets were ‘tagging ‘ us. Two very charming young girls were located at Giant Tiger, one in uniform. They were both very pleasant and I bought two […]

Whistle-blower Forum 2018 Election & 2014 Election Broken Promises Pt 3 by Diane Shay 100118

Whistle-blower Forum 2018 Election & 2014 Election Broken Promises Pt 3  by Diane Shay 100118

  Cornwall Ontario – October 22, 2018 is almost here. Time to reflect before casting that vote. In the words of Albert Einstein: “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing” …which continues to reflect this Councils lack of ability […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

  Cornwall Ontario – When you start to hear Ed Lauzon sing a song such as ” I Just want To Dance With You”, you can’t help but want to sing along and get up and dance. Ed and two of his sons, Ed. Jr. and Adam recently entertained the tenants and friends of Beek […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Cornwall Ontario – There is a little coin container on the counter at the Burger King Restaurant on Second Street East to collect some money to help with the funding of scholarships and bursaries for financial aid for students at St. Lawrence College. Every bit of change helps. According to the web site, the bursaries and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

  A very special senior celebrated her 95th. Birthday on Sept. 3rd. Happy Birthday to Ethel Bingley. Ethel is a wonderful lady and one that everyone who knows her likes and admires. Happy Happy Birthday Ethel. . This Procedure Book has been in my trunk for many years. It was given to us as student […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

  Cornwall Ontario – The last Vitae Lampada, the yearbook of the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing, was in 1969, the year the school closed. Luckily I was able to borrow a copy and also a Graduation Exercises program from Terri Hooker, Class of ’69. In the yearbook are a lot of photos of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary! 080618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary!  080618

Cornwall Ontario – On Aug. 14, 2012 my first column was published in CFN…6 years ago!! Where did those 6 years go and go so fast too??!! That is a lot of typing. Jamie has been very patient and I thank him for 6 interesting years of columns with CFN. (editor’s note – Dawn the community […]

Cornwall Pole Fitness Queen Shannon Champagne Gets Honoured in Toronto 080118

Cornwall Pole Fitness Queen Shannon Champagne Gets Honoured in Toronto 080118

Cornwall Ontario –  Shannon Champagne of  A Lil’Pole Fitness in Cornwall Ontario was asked to be a Master Trainer for the Canadian Pole Fitness Association.    It means that she will be 1 out of 4 Master Trainers in all of Canada. She heads to Toronto to be officially certified as a Master Trainer in […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls 07252018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls  07252018

Cornwall Ontario – You have to love kids. A friend of mine, Myrna,  who was in the Girl Guides organization as a Brownie, Girl Guide, Sea Ranger and Guider, told me about her two grandsons, Graydon, who will be 6 next week and Lachlan who will be 4 soon. Whenever the family gather at the cottage, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

  Cornwall Ontario – One of the joys of being a kid in the 1950’s was the comic books. Remember Batman and Robin and the Bat mobile, Superman and Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and his famous watch, Bugs Bunny and “What’s up, Doc?”, Archie Andrews and Betty and Veronica, Uncle Scrooge, […]

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