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By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. I’ve been on a major de-cluttering spree the past week or so. Inspired by a good friend, I got the bug and bravely began the daunting task of digging the house out from under the piles of outgrown clothes, forgotten toys and broken sports equipment that seem to mark modern …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. My husband still secretly pines for an oak tree. A big, beautiful, majestic oak tree. He’s leaning towards a red oak as he’s always loved them. We planted one at the old house, right out on the sprawling lawn of our post-war bungalow. I suspect he still drives by from …

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. I woke up this morning to snow, and yet as the sun (who by all accounts did a lot of sleeping on the job this winter) finally yawned, poured herself a coffee and got to work; my thoughts turned to the inevitable. Plans for the day? Nope. Plans for the …

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 …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. There has been a lot of conversation lately about the colour of our garbage bags; swirling in the air like the contents of my blue box on a windy Thursday. It took me by surprise at first; a debate over the colour of garbage bags? Are we so very fashion …

By John McIntyre, Aurora ON. Great story about the Lundy log house! I first heard of this house about three years ago when Joe Lundy, who was born there over eighty years ago, brought it to my attention. He took me to the house where we trespassed our way into the cellar to see some of …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I made an impulse purchase the other day. A cabbage. A gorgeous, enormous green cabbage. Who impulse buys a cabbage you may ask? Well, apparently that would be me. I just couldn’t help myself. The lovely pale apple green; the soft supple leaves; the freshness of the thing when everything …

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 …

Michael Suddard commented on our post ‘What is the Clear Garbage Bag Program – My Understanding‘.  With his permission his comment from last week was converted to the blog post, see below.  Michael was a long-time resident of Town of Aurora before moving to Ottawa.  We can always count on him to provide a great perspective on issues …