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By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. I peeked outside today; nudged my head out the door; sniffed at the air like a groundhog with the world watching; and tentatively stole a step or two outside. The kids were already out there, basking in the warm rays of sun that spilled onto our back step. The raw …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Have the streets seemed a little emptier to you lately? Have you noticed a decided drop in how many grumpy, grizzled faces glare across the icy expanse of the gas station; how very quiet everything seems? It can appear, at this time, that the entire town has taken part in …

We anxiously waited for the bell to ring. It wasn’t a modern ring either. It sounded like a giant telephone ringing. Once it rang it echoed throughout the walls of my old elementary school back in late 70’s. The big flaked snow behind the window was falling straight down and it was filling every black …

Christmas comes and then it’s gone, We light some candles sing some songs. And add our hopes for peace on earth – For food for all and jobs of worth. The world’s a mess I realize – Our precious earth, our heavenly prize. I’d like to look in leaders’ eyes And say, “It’s time to …

A pungent candle aroma took me off guard as I was looking in the direction of the dairy products. Suddenly the vision of food totally unrelated to the scent behind my back made me think about tofu. Where’s the tofu? It only felt like I was in the right department – how wrong was I? …

By Kelley Howard. There has never been a time when I didn’t believe in magic, when I didn’t seek it out. Magic makes life worth living. Even Albert Einstein believed in it and who are we to argue with one of the smartest men who ever lived? “The most beautiful and most profound experience is the …

They completely ignored the four legged sign in front soon as they saw through the half-opened door many tables with wine and beautifully prepared cheese platters. This was the wine and cheese party they were waiting for all day. They knew the event was in this building. In their minds it was a heaven. Everything …

Dear Santa: I know you’re very busy and you have a lot to do, but I have some special Christmas wishes and I hope that they come true. I’ve tried to talk to governments, it was important that they knew, but they just ignored my pleas, so I had to write to you. I know …

By Bob McRoberts, Aurora ON. My earliest memory of collecting cards is from grade 3. On my way home from school (Wells Street Public School) at lunchtime, I would stop at a variety store on Wellington Street, across from Larmont Street, and buy a package of baseball or hockey cards, or occasionally some variety of non-sports …

A new book entitled Postcards of Olde Aurora has recently been published. The book contains over 100 images of the Town of Aurora from 80 to 100 years ago as captured on postcards of the day. Bob McRoberts, the author, has included a brief history of what appears on each of the postcards. The 112 …