Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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

George Street Public School – The Final Chapter

About three years ago on May 23rd 2015 as an observer I visited George Street Public School 'a walk down memory lane'...

Candlelight Vigil to Honour the 100th Anniversary Armistice

We must never forget sacrifice and dedication of men and women in uniform. Lest we forget. Photos: November 10th,...

McKenzie Marsh Changing Landscape

The McKenzie Marsh property on St. John's Sideroad in Aurora has been sold and landscaping behind the pond began sometime in May....

Aurora United Church, Saving the Church 4 Years Ago

On this day, four years ago on April 11th, 2014 firefighters battled a devastating fire of the Aurora United Church that was...

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...

Petch Log House, Equestrian Vintage Wallpaper Uncovered

Although not the most appealing image of a room in an abandoned log house, it is quite common for many deteriorated abandoned...

Live Concerts in Aurora

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...

Aurora’s Concerts in the Park – Jared Lutes

Jared Lutes, an award winning Canadian songwriter from Atlantic Canada, performed last Wednesday at Aurora's Concerts in the Park. His performance was...

Concerts in the Park – Marshall Dane’s Country Live Show

Town of Aurora noted on their website, Marshall Dane is a "must see" and most importantly, "must hear." Marshall Dane truly is...

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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...

You Are No Longer Donating Textile Waste, But Dumping Instead

Disturbingly, this is not the first time I observed a donation site turning into a community dumping site. It is not the...

What Colour Is Your Belt? Ontario Greenbelt

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  For reasons that eludes me, we are fond of describing tracts of land as “belts.” There’s America’s...

Interesting Reads

Impromptu Magic on a Patch of Snowy Ice

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. For most of the past week there was a hockey net in my living room. My son...

Nimbyism … Do You Want McDonald’s Fries With That?

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. My husband still secretly pines for an oak tree. A big, beautiful, majestic oak tree. He’s leaning...

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...

Christmas in July? Bah Humbug, I Say

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  There was an extra $840 in my bank account this morning. It’s hard not to get excited...

Aurora Community

Explore Aurora

Family First Night was just a buzz word until we as a family took part in this December 31st annual Town event...

Trails in Aurora

Green, Very Green in the Aurora Community Arboretum

My work was somehow rudely interrupted by a mouse. That not so tiny grey furry creature zoomed under the Muskoka chair I was...

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...

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...

Green Therapy Walk Through Sheppard’s Bush

Today, a beautiful morning walk through Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area in Aurora ... therapeutic.

Birding in Aurora

Birding at the Boardwalk Off St. John’s Sideroad, Wildlife...

Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and streets of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long...

Aurora Waking Up To Singing Birds, Memoir

Seven years ago I knew more about birds than about the community I was living in, and that many years ago I...

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...

The Sharp Shinned Hawk & The Story Behind A Local Photographer

By Andrew Zuliani, Aurora ON. My name is Andrew and I am photographer based in Aurora, Ontario. A few days ago, I was...

Flowers & Trees

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 Flower Garden Awaken

Merlin's Hollow, the English flower garden - is my annual local destination where I bring almost all of my photographic equipment to...

The Fields of Gold, Renewed Signs of Strength and Hope

It is hard to believe that the Aurora Community Arboretum is about two decades old; a beautiful parkland stretch located in the East...

Merlin’s Hollow, An English Garden in Aurora After the Rain

Another great photo journey on June 13, 2015 through the Merlin's Hollow, an English garden, a collection of about 2000 flowering species,...