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By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  There are few constants in this life, but here are a few. The sun will rise, the leaves will fall; the Conservatives will win in Aurora (er…better scratch that one) and it will rain for the Aurora Haunted Forest. Perhaps the fog of time (and a wet rainy fog at …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ah, here we are. Though our days still smack of summer there’s the tantalizing first hint of a delicious chill in the evening air. Even the sun’s getting back into an earlier bedtime routine and the house is filled with the hum of the washing machine, churning load after load …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ontario is blessed with many beautiful campsites, we are a province of sprawling forests and glassy lakes. It is, as one might recall, Ontario Yours to Discover. But when your children are wedged so tightly between tent poles and sleeping bags that their personal space is limited to enough room …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I rediscovered something about myself this past weekend; something I’d completely forgotten. It was similar to that feeling when you plunk your hand in the pocket of an old coat and feel the sharp edges and silky sheen of a ten dollar bill. I felt that little leap of the …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ah the heady, golden days of August. The garden has peaked; there’s enough summer behind us to have long forgotten that nasty thing called winter, enough of it ahead of us to be mired in a hazy bliss. Somewhere outside a lawnmower hums, bees hover around the black-eyed Susans; the …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to simplify life. Not just the obvious stuff. Not just the: get a maid for home, home chef and personal shopper approach. But really break down to what actually matters and toss the rest out to the curb on Thursday morning. I …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  There was an extra $840 in my bank account this morning. It’s hard not to get excited about that. For even the most affluent, $840 must be a lot of money. This lump sum is what the federal government feels my kids are worth; $420 each. Or at least that’s …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …