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By Jenn Kelner, Aurora ON. I love this time of year because there are so many fall activities for families to enjoy. Last weekend the Fire Station in Aurora was holding an open house for kids to come and learn about fire safety, so we took the family to check it out. After arriving at …

Peter Cameron’s pictures from 2004 of the St. Johns Sideroad reconstruction project certainly bring back memories. What was once a two lane, non illuminated, country road is now a four lane road with a major railway crossing, a spectacular McKenzie Marsh boardwalk on the North side of St. John’s Sideroad, and a wonderful Atkinson Wetland …

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 …

community FOCUS Aurora in Photographs features the Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade on July 2002, photography provided by Peter Cameron. One hundred years old or older copies of photographs are now surfacing everywhere in printed materials around Aurora. That includes Aurora’s 2013 Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar and front page of Aurora’s Winter 2013 …

Christmas Down the sweeping stretch of time it comes through eons of water, ice and fire. Scraped earth is sifted, covered with rubble and swamp, then prairie grasses, bold flowers and towering trees that stand as majestic and mighty as gods. Tiny creatures, that crawl in the coming fecund earth, are replaced by mastodons and …

By Matt Maddocks. I’m heading out for a much anticipated 2 week solo motorcycle excursion to the east coast. On my way I plan to take the back roads, taking in the feel and culture of the small towns I stop at along the way. I’m hoping to get some small sense of these towns, …

By John Abel, Aurora ON. Aurora’s Historic Town Park was the venue for the Aurora Jazz+ Festival 2012 for the 4th straight year. For over 100 years our Town Park has served as a focal point for community events. That’s easy to see when you visit. There are many mature trees, a beautiful well constructed …

By Matt Maddocks. Recently I attended two of the many Doors Open Aurora events. I went to visit Harry Lumsden’s home/trumpeter swan sanctuary/Eden in Aurora. Mr. Lumsden, a Member of the Order of Canada and more recently a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement, was a wonderful host. I found …

The Ice Man Soft air, wine sweet with heady, floral scent, slippery seeds of watermelon season, sidewalks fry-an-egg sizzling hot, and then came the ice wagon. Mr. Case, on his high seat, coming down Kennedy Street over the hot, chewable-soft tar, wearing his deer skin apron. With huge ice tongs and leather carrier, he shoulders …