Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Dandelions
This story about dandelions is one to remember. Yesterday I was driving behind a car and I noticed that the person driving the car still had winter tires on. It's already June. Where did the time go? School will be almost over for my six year old....
Dandelion, aha. One morning I was driving on McMaster Avenue (Town of Aurora) near the hydro lines and I noticed a beautiful and healthy as ever field full of dandelions. One might think we had a very harsh and damaging winter and yet here is this beautiful...
Our Town of Aurora community is definitely growing and I am for sure experiencing our town's growth on Saturdays. There is so much to be seen around the town that recently I must set my mind for one or two things to visit each week.  I don't...
It is a matter of time and the Aurora Community Arboretum will be green again. However, having said that we must first wait for the winter signs to go away. We had an extra long winter this year and still a lot of ice and snow left...
Leslie Street
Today I drove by the construction sites on Leslie Street and St. John's Sideroad (Aurora) to see progress of the changing landscapes. Everything is moving fast. I thought that this year's cold winter would slow things down - not a bit. Sometimes if I...
Forest
Last week on the way home from Arctic Adventure at the Town Park we drove by the construction site near our home on St. John's sideroad just East of Leslie Street, Town of Aurora. My five year old immediately spotted new homes sales office and a big...
Sheppard's Bush and good weather definitely go hand in hand. Today's winter weather was beautiful and appreciated by many. We all know how volatile our weather has been in the past few months - so I didn't take a risk and I arrived at the conservation area...
Wiarton Willie
Wiarton Willie, who is he anyway? What - a prognosticator groundhog, future weather-teller? I have not really paid attention to Wiarton Willie since I arrived in Canada back in the late 80’s. However, when I heard that on Groundhog Day February 2nd, 2014 Wiarton Willie predicted six more weeks...
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...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

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