Monday, December 9, 2019

Aurora Politics Matter

Canopy of Lights – Approved Yes, Feasible Maybe

It has been about two or three years since the Christmas tree on St. John’s Sideroad, just West of Yonge Street, was...

documenting Aurora

Inclusivity is What Builds a Community, David Heard

David Heard was one of the speakers that participated in open forum during the October 23rd, 2012 Council Meeting. We thought it was worth...

Town of Aurora Ontario in Pictures Almost Six Years Ago, 2012

Perhaps the inspiration to blog more again is emerging from having enough memories to share about the changes I have witnessed in...

The Lundys and the Petches Same Farming Community

What is happening with the Petch Log House? Nobody knows. However, I am sure that eventually our Town will figure something out and find some...

St. John’s Sideroad Today, West of Leslie Street Aurora ON

This is the upgraded St. John's sideroad in Aurora ON looking West. We went for a drive today in the morning to...

Aurora Train Station on the Great Canadian Achievements Mural

The Great Canadian Achievements mural, an informational piece of public art work, on the side of Larter building, seen from Yonge Street...

Pet Cemetery, Not Just Aurora’s But Canada’s First, Part I

Happy Woodlawn is the name of the Canada's first pet cemetery located here in Town of Aurora, Ontario. Where exactly? Some of...

Live Concerts in Aurora

Aurora’s Concerts in the Park, A Tribute to the Tragically Hip

There is this group on Facebook called I Grew Up in Aurora. Members of the group obviously lived in Aurora or are from...

Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty Concerts in the Park Throwback

Today, the feeling of hot summer days can only be duplicated by wearing a winter jacket and boots. But last summer, I...

This is How Aurora’s Concerts in the Park Look Like in Motion

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...

Town of Aurora Events

Thoughts on Multiculturalism, and Cake

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Have you ever gotten to the party, after the cake was served? You knew they had cake, but...

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Environment

High Winds All Day, Hydro Pole Tipping on Bayview Avenue

Last time I checked, the hydro pole on Bayview Avenue just North of St. John's sideroad in Newmarket was still tipping and...

Need for Temporary Fix for Excessive Application of Road Salt in Aurora

It is an observation, but I think that Town of Aurora is applying road salt a little excessively. Salt, in general is...

Interesting Reads

The Great Outdoors – “Hey, Wanna Go Camping?”, Part II

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ontario is blessed with many beautiful campsites, we are a province of sprawling forests and glassy lakes....

Counting My Blessings, One Cabbage Leaf at a Time

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I made an impulse purchase the other day. A cabbage. A gorgeous, enormous green cabbage. Who impulse...

Aurora Community

Explore Aurora

Who Let the Dogs Out at the Aurora Farmers Market

I had a good chuckle last Saturday at the Aurora Farmers Market & Artisan Fair again. Yes again, because I wrote about the...

Trails in Aurora

Case Wood Lot & Living In Aurora Community Thoughts

Sometimes when driving to school every morning my six year old would be looking out the window and would ask me, ‘why...

Mallard Duck Show at the Atkinson Wetland Boardwalk

Mallard duck the most familiar bird in the Town of Aurora beside the Canada Goose. Mallards at play at the Atkinson Wetland...

Aurora Community Arboretum, Beaver in Town?

It is a matter of time and the Aurora Community Arboretum will be green again. However, having said that we must first...

Birding in Aurora

Pining For a Feathered Friend or Two

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I’m starting to suspect that I may be the subject of a well planned, wide scale snubbing...

At McKenzie Wetland, Best-est Time We Had Together Walking

McKenzie Wetland, how about writing a bit about this nature place? Overload encountered. Often I get a sudden surge of thoughts and...

Saved a Bird Again, European Starling

Warning, some readers may find the following a little disturbing. While we were finishing up eating our late breakfast at a local...

Flowers & Trees

Where is the Forest? I Can’t See the Forest, Why?

Last week on the way home from Arctic Adventure at the Town Park we drove by the construction site near our home...

Merlin’s Hollow, My Favourites in Full Bloom, Irises and Peonies

Visiting Merlin's Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson's garden, I always stumble upon...

Merlin’s Hollow English Garden Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Merlin's Hollow English garden, what can I say, it's a garden full of hidden flowering treasures, crawling and flying creatures, and calming...