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 […]

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Cornwall Ontario – I kinda giggled when I found out that there was a Canadian Francophone organisation locally.   Not because I disrespect Francophones, but this area has people like that silly man with his pins and of course Dianne Poirier, retired school teacher,  who besides being President of this local group has been a driving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

  Cornwall Ontario – The annual dinner for the Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 15th. This year, the Graduating Class of June 6th. 1968 was honoured. There are 3 nurses deceased: Linda Winters Babcock, Maureen Wylie Hartle, and Marilyn Riddell. Attending from […]

Glengarry Artists’ Collective Celebrate STUART McCORMICK July 4th, 2018

Glengarry Artists’ Collective Celebrate STUART McCORMICK July 4th, 2018

Alexandria, Ontario– The Glengarry Artists’ Collective⎮Collectif d’artistes de Glengarry offers an exhibition, presentation and reception celebrating one of the county’s renowned artists, Stuart McCormick. Born in 1905, McCormick was a prolific, self-taught painter. For 40 years he created an artistic record of the Glengarry landscape. He was commissioned in 1959 to create paintings of the […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Cornwall Ontario –  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there. For those of us who no longer have Mothers or Grandmothers, it brings back some wonderful memories. I like to say that my Mom was the best…and she was. Six kids at home when I was growing […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

  Cornwall Ontario – April is National Volunteer month. We are so lucky to have many many great volunteers in Cornwall. You see them manning booths for such things as bake sales, having garage sales, walk-a-thons, deliver food like Meals On Wheels, golf tournaments, special dinners, etc. etc. to raise money for many causes and […]

The Great $99 Banner Sale on CFN! CLICK FOR DETAILS April 2, 2018

The Great $99 Banner Sale on CFN!  CLICK FOR DETAILS April 2, 2018

Tired of paying crazy ad rates?  Tired of paying for ads that aren’t seen?  With our traffic and story hang time this is the place you want to be and for a limited time and limited inventory(one slot on our home page and one on our inside pages)  you can have a 300×250 pixel banner […]

TAG 2.0 as Historical Society Impeaches Itself at AGM in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig 040218

TAG 2.0 as Historical Society Impeaches Itself at AGM in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig 040218

Cornwall Ontario – Corruption is not new to Cornwall.   Sadly it’s in the culture.  Bullying and ignorance is far too common.   This writer experienced it first hand during my time saving our former Art Gallery before it ultimately folded simply because of the insane politics of this area.    I had actually been able to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

  Cornwall Ontario  – This time of year never fails to bring back old memories when we were kids. It all depended on the weather and if the sidewalks were mostly clear of snow except maybe for little ice chips in the cement. We could hardly wait to get outside and play. We would be […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Cornwall Ontario – May be hard to believe this snowy week but March 20th is the first day of spring. We may need our umbrellas instead of snow boots…which is ok with me!! Some seniors I know are writing their memoirs. Still, for some, writing is a chore and for others, they may feel some of […]

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