Thursday, September 24, 2020
Ice Man
Christmas Down the sweeping stretch of time it comesthrough eons of water, ice and fire.Scraped earth is sifted, covered with rubble and swamp,then prairie grasses, bold flowers and towering treesthat stand as majestic and mighty as gods.Tiny creatures, that crawl in the coming...
By John Abel. Let me write about local Aurora talent today. Each community has it’s own unique identity. Subtle, between neighboring communities, but as we pass through regions and the provinces there are significant, distinct differences. When I was in Halifax last year, I...
A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard's Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn't. It is however a deteriorated white building,...
Christmas Poem
A Christmas Poem 2018 Christmas is coming and my thoughts to Scrooge stray.He's a much maligned fellow whom we should praise to-day.I see that you doubt me, but don't turn away. Did he waste? Not a shilling, not a penny nor...
Multiculturalism
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Thoughts on multiculturalism, and cake. Have you ever gotten to the party, after the cake was served? You knew they had cake, but you didn’t get to eat it. I feel a bit like that right now. As drops of...
Living
We had some fun at the Society of York Region Artists 2015 Exhibit at Aurora Cultural Centre. Perhaps I underestimated him that day. “Why are you smiling?” I often ask. “What are you thinking about?” I curiously ask again if he does not respond. He is six years...
Jazz+
By John Abel, Aurora ON. On Saturday (Aug 4, 2012) the busiest day of the festival, the organizers of the Aurora Jazz+ Festival 2012 scheduled a special presentation to take place prior to the final act of the night. Taking part by invitation were MP Lois Brown,...
Platinum Blonde performance on September 6th during Aurora's 2014 Ribfest.  Glass Tiger concert the night before was cancelled due to thunderstorm that rocked Aurora instead.
Winter Blues Festival
The Aurora Winter Blues Festival 2015: http://www.aurorawinterbluesfestival.ca. What’s Up Aurora is a short video clip showcasing Town of Aurora, Ontario a community event or a community moment. The "What's up Aurora? Aurora Winter Blues Festival 2015" video duration is 2:55 min. Watch this video on YouTube. Filmed at...
Festival
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...