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By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I’m starting to suspect that I may be the subject of a well planned, wide scale snubbing campaign. It seems no matter what I do, how hard I try, there is an element of residents who want nothing to do with me. I try to please, to entice and yet …

The Community Arboretum is definitely covered under a much thicker blanket of snow now.  During the summer a few walkers and bikers would shout a friendly hello at me. During the winter I have seen no one yet. However, it would be a total understatement to say ‘no one in the winter‘ because based on the amount …

In the morning I looked out the window. Our sidewalk was covered with beautiful smooth snow dunes and the wind was still swirling around. I checked the outside temperature. It was way too cold to go out. Especially for our six year old. It was still cloudy. It helps when the sun is shining. We patiently …

Sometimes when driving to school every morning my six year old would be looking out the window and would ask me, ‘why do we have so many signs everywhere’. After I explained why, he would follow with ‘what is a vote?’ Then once he understood what a vote is, he would ask ‘and who are you …

It was a hot humid overcast day at Merlin’s Hollow last Sunday. During my visit on that day when I passed by David Tomlinson I said to him ‘when I will leave this place today there is one thing I am not going to thank you for and that will be the mosquitoes‘. The little …

Beautiful sunsets over the Town of Aurora do exist. In the middle of the field on the hill surrounded by critters in the grass and some unknown creatures hiding I stood there for almost one hour to capture this beautiful sunset. Last night it happened to be a very clear evening and I just didn’t …

Dandelion, aha. One morning I was driving on McMaster Avenue (Town of Aurora) near the hydro lines and I noticed a beautiful and healthy as ever field full of dandelions. One might think we had a very harsh and damaging winter and yet here is this beautiful field filled with healthy blooming flowers. However, we …

Our Town of Aurora community is definitely growing and I am for sure experiencing our town’s growth on Saturdays. There is so much to be seen around the town that recently I must set my mind for one or two things to visit each week.  I don’t know what I missed but I know that …

It is a matter of time and the Aurora Community Arboretum will be green again. However, having said that we must first wait for the winter signs to go away. We had an extra long winter this year and still a lot of ice and snow left on the ground that is slowly melting away. …

Sheppards Bush and good weather definitely go hand in hand. Today’s winter weather was beautiful and appreciated by many. We all know how volatile our weather has been in the past few months – so I didn’t take a risk and I arrived at the conservation area in the early morning. The main entrance to …