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No need to be alone on Christmas Day–Thank you Bayshore Home Health & Franklin Horner for the Home Alone Christmas Dinner

Posted by admin on December 25, 2013 in Community, Events |

As I sit down to eat Christmas dinner with family in Westfield New Jersey, I wanted to reflect on those who are isolated and alone at this time of year and to say a special thank you to Jackie Hickey RN of Bayshore Home Health, the Franklin Horner Community Centre, the many other community agencies, […]

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Community festive events continued….with Ellis Flowers

Posted by admin on December 23, 2013 in Community, Events |

Lucky for those who attended, on Friday 13th December, Yien Ha-Watson, the owner of Ellis Flowers, provided this fun interactive build your own “Festive Flower Centrepiece” event. 

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Holiday Festivities at Mosaic Resource Centre: Sock and Button Snowmen with help from Amica at Bayview

Posted by admin on December 23, 2013 in Community, Events |

I have just arrived in Westfield (New Jersey), a refugee from the Jack Frost/Edward Scissor hand nightmare that Toronto had become on Sunday morning – as we were driving down Yonge Street we were left gasping in awe at the broken majesty of the very many fallen ice laden giants, strewn like waterfalls as if […]

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How Music Can Heal ~ by Talia Wooldridge with assistance from Michael Moon

Posted by admin on December 9, 2013 in Music and healing |

This is a guest post from Talia Wooldridge, of “Music can Heal”, whom I met at the Music to Care Conference in November at the University of Toronto.   Talia will be coming to the Mosaic Community Resource Centre with some of her colleagues for a musical “healing session” in the Spring: “Music Can Heal is […]

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Holiday wine & chocolate tasting at Avondale…

Posted by admin on December 9, 2013 in Community, Events, Retirement homes |

After The Bay event on Tuesday, I hopped on the Queen Street Car and headed to my next stop: the Avondale Retirement Residence was hosting a wine and chocolate tasting event:

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Modern Day Classics at The Bay Queen Street–Tuesday 3 December

Posted by admin on December 9, 2013 in Community, Events, Holidays - Christmas |

In a world where too many are focussed on immediacy, we forget what is staring us in the face.  There are many connections everyone can make on a daily basis with an everlasting thread, and that thread is community. Last Tuesday saw me downtown at The Bay on Queen for a lovely event called “Modern […]

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Frida Kahlo Remembered….

Posted by admin on December 3, 2013 in Life and art |

I love Frida Kahlo’s work, not just because of my two back surgeries and my own time spent in casts, and I wanted to let Frida Kahlo fans know of the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25061658

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Christmas in the City at The Distillery District Old World Experience…………………

Posted by admin on December 3, 2013 in Events |

Are you looking for that magical old world Christmas feeling?   Try a visit to The Distillery District before Christmas – my friend Betty Ann highly recommends this place. A Christmas market is a street market which celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and is staged during the weeks leading up to Christmas. […]

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