Saturday, October 24, 2020
Snowball
We anxiously waited for the bell to ring. Anxious for the greatest snowball fight. It wasn't a modern ring either. It sounded like a giant telephone ringing. Once it rang it echoed throughout the walls of my old elementary school back in late 70’s. The big flaked...
Nimbyism
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Nimbyism? 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...
Building Relationships
"Local governments must value and continuously invest in building relationships and true partnerships with the public." ~ Living In Aurora community FOCUS
Aurora summers
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Winter has come to Aurora community and I am dreaming of an Aurora summers. The weather outside is not so much frightful as downright horrifying. It’s as if Jack Frost dug out his old Halloween costume and is terrorizing the shivering masses;...
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;...
Crocuses
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...
Community
By Analena Rebelo, Aurora ON. When you hear the word “community”, like me, you probably think of a group of people living in a common area or sharing some particular characteristic, interest, or passion. You might think of your neighbourhood, or religious or social groups. But how...
Lets talk again about clear bags. Lack of knowledge can definitely lead to lack of engagement within our community. How many times in the last few months have I heard from friends and residents, ‘I can’t vote’, ‘I will not vote’ and ‘I am not sure if I should...
Aurora is Better
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Why Aurora is better than Florida? 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?