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Today, the feeling of hot summer days can only be duplicated by wearing a winter jacket and boots. But last summer, I recall the hot days and cool, sometimes sticky, music-filled evenings at the Town Park – Aurora’s Concerts in the Park. I was on a mission to attended them all but fulfilled most of them. …

Jared Lutes, an award winning Canadian songwriter from Atlantic Canada, performed last Wednesday at Aurora’s Concerts in the Park. His performance was a nice reminder of my annual road trip with my family to Atlantic Canada this summer, more specifically a road trip to beautiful Prince Edward Island. And here is Jared Lutes’ performance in …

Town of Aurora noted on their website, Marshall Dane is a “must see” and most importantly, “must hear.” Marshall Dane truly is an incredible musician and he showed us once again at the Aurora’s Concerts in the Park. We almost, almost got rained out, but as rain drops started to fall, the mushroom umbrellas started …

Yes, this is pretty much how Aurora’s Concerts in the Park look like in motion every Wednesday night all summer. Performance clips by DESIRE The International U2 Tribute Act.

It has been a while since I heard 80s music. Last night at the Aurora’s Concerts in the Park it was a must see concert. DESIRE – The International U2 Tribute Act rocked our Town Park with many familiar songs from the past. Songs from the famous 1980s; my kind of songs. Also, it has …

A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard’s Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn’t. It is however a deteriorated white building, with chipping paint, dripping water, some broken and …

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 …

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 …

The only ‘great’ portrait (from a portrait) I ever painted was of Copernicus. I was about ten years old when I had a few unsuccessful attempts to paint a portrait of someone and endured a constant frustration of not getting it right. Then I picked an easy target. Copernicus had a uniquely shaped easily reproducible hair …

Christmas is coming and what can I write? I’m upset by the news both in daytime and night. Each Christmas I write down a poem with my thoughts, They are usually merry, but this year they’re not, For there are wars going on in so many places And migrants are moving to unprepared nations. Yes, …