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Disturbingly, this is not the first time I observed a donation site turning into a community dumping site. It is not the first time I read about it either happening in other communities. In Aurora, by the Superstore, piles of non-textile waste in front of Canada Diabetes drop off boxes are often on display. Couches, …

Last week we experienced a spring like winter that ended with a major snow storm right across York Region. On Friday (January 12th), I found myself downtown Aurora driving in with freezing rain pellets pounding my car and driving out with fluffy heavy wet dancing snow plastering my car from all directions. Traffic on Yonge …

We were at the demolition site of the Aurora Old Library at 56 Victoria Street almost every day during the holiday week after Christmas. He would pack his reading material and electronics and I would pack my camera equipment knowing that we might be there for a few hours. Some days it was a short …

Perhaps the inspiration to blog more again is emerging from having enough memories to share about the changes I have witnessed in Aurora from the year I actually started to live in Aurora, 2008. I moved to Aurora in 1997 but I must admit that back then I spent very little time here in town. …

Books, books everywhere. That’s what I see first for every visit to our local Aurora Public Library; however, not always will I leave our library with a book in my hand. Books will continue to shape the interior look of our libraries, at least for some time, but the information and resources we seek today …

We took our last drive of 2017 a few days before New Year’s day through some streets of Aurora. Surprisingly, we found ourselves driving through a patch of falling snow when on Wellington Street East and then on Yonge Street heading North. When we reached St. John’s Sideroad all that snow excitement disappeared in a …

Family First Night was just a buzz word until we as a family took part in this December 31st annual Town event for the second year in a row. Family First Night is not one of the highly attended events in Town but it is an enjoyable event to do something with your family or …

Who knew that the abandoned and overgrown red brick farmhouse residing once in the middle of the large field at the North East end of Aurora was going to be of historical significance? Many of us driving along St. John’s Sideroad may not even have noticed this farmhouse until heavy construction machinery started to bulldoze …

Christmas Eve Past I remember Christmas eve with snow and the glow of my parent’s house. I remember skiing the golf course hills and the thrills as the red sun set. I can feel again the chilly air as I stare ahead at my swift, strong, big brother. I see the faces of laughing, joyful …

It turned out to be a beautiful day for the 2nd annual Aurora’s Multicultural Festival on September 9th, 2017. This year held at the Town Park with many performances from different cultures (Chinese Collective Arts Association, Japanese Drumming Nagata Shachu, Fuego Flamenco Dance Ensemble, Cora Italia Toronto, ​MECUDA (Cameroon), South Asian-Panwar Music and Dance Productions, …