The Joy of Silver

Unfortunately, the 1976 Montreal Olympics will be remembered as the only Olympics in history in which the host nation did not win a gold medal. Canada’s best finish that year was a silver medal awarded to Greg Joy in the men’s high jump. Fortunately however, the Canadian

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FOR ALL YOU VOYEURS OUT THERE

I mean voyeur in the nicest way.  Tired of living vicariously through glossy photos in all of those high priced decor magazines.   See the real thing, September 29th, in Port Hope. http://www.acoporthope.ca/acohousetour.html Take a tour of one of last year’s homes http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/greathomesanddestinations/13gh-location.html?_r=2&scp=7&sq=port%20hope&st=cse&

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ALL THAT JAZZ

This has to be one of the best kept secrets…. ever…….. just say’n. The Port Hope All Canadian… did I say ALL CANADIAN Jazz Festival has been an event in Port Hope for over 10 years. The All-Canadian Jazz Festival has earned popular and critical recognition as a showcase for the finest

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R.I.P. = Research in Progress

The meanings of the acronym R.I.P. are varied and many, including the oldest and perhaps best known Latin phrase,   “Requiescat in pace”  (let him rest in peace).  Wikipedia ascribes more than 2 dozen meanings to the letters, but the one most fitting for us is “Recovery

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FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING LIKE A BEE

Not sure whether the opponents of the Spadina Expressway had Muhammed Ali in mind when they commissioned Harold Town (1924-1990) to create this vibrant  abstract entitled “Black Yellow Stretch”, but they did deliver the knockout punch to the expressway in 1971. Lithograph on paper. Circa 1971 (350

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