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Grandparents: Young Perspectives

By Mattea Pyette My grandparents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Canada in 1948 and 1956. Both arrived by boat in Halifax and eventually settled in Sudbury, Ontario. They married in 1957. My mother is their second oldest child. I grew up a 7-hour drive away from them, slightly isolated not only by the distance…
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My Father’s Daughter

Growing up the youngest daughter of a newspaper giant 50+ years my senior By Mattea Pyette In 1963, at just 17 years old, my dad began working as a sportswriter in his hometown, Sault Ste. Marie. The 41-year journalism career that followed has always seemed a whirlwind to me. The youngest of his eight children,…
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Meet Edith-Wilma Connor

  This grandma can lift more than you Some grandmothers bake cookies, some crochet, and some still work the 9-5 grind, but not too many can claim to lift more than the weight of most men in their 20s. Meet Edith-Wilma Connor – mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother extraordinaire and Guiness Book of World Records holder.…
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Recommended January Home Maintenance

January is an important month for Elderable Members, as it marks the first month of a new year. Your stimulus for this month’s maintenance is; Refresh, Restart, Rethink. We all go over what happened last year and commit to do it better this coming year. Estimated time for this maintenance: 3 hours This months visit…
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Recommended February Home Maintenance

February can be a dark and dingy month for many people. Winter is in and it’s cold in most areas north of Florida!  A little home maintenance can make February a bright month in you home. Estimated time for this visit: 3 hours This months visit covers:– Pets and Plants– Kitchen Maintenance– Walls and Painting– General…
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Recommended March Home Maintenance

March is a great transition month from winter to spring and opens up a whole new set of maintenance tasks around the home. Estimated time for this visit: 2 hours 30 minutes This months visit covers:– Roof and Exterior Inspection– Appliance and Utilities– Basement and Foundation – General Maintenance  This March Home Maintenance Checklist was developed for…
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Recommended April Home Maintenance

Spring is here and the world is brighter and starting to grow. Green is coming back and the rain is coming down. Many things need to be checked and maintained this month. Estimated time for this home maintenance: 3 hours This months visit covers: – Lawn and Garden – Basement Foundation and Draining – General…
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Recommended May Home Maintenance

Spring is in full swing and things are growing all over the place. More time spent in the yard and some key items indoors. Estimated time for this maintenance: 3 hours This months maintenance covers: – Exterior – Smart Home – Lawn and Garden – Water and Plumbing – General Maintenance     This May Service Checklist was…
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Gloria Steinem – Woman of Vision

 Blazing trails since the 1960s, Gloria Steinem, at 84 hasn’t begun to slow down. Author, journalist, activist, and speaker her name still commands immediate understanding and you know something big is happening. From the first cover of Ms. Magazine in 1972 to her most recent talk with Barbara Smith of Kitchen Table Press, Gloria remains…
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Meet Hiroshi Hoketsu

Meet Hiroshi Hoketsu – Horseman and Hope for Old Men Eyes 2020 Olympic Games Over fifty years after Hiroshi Hoketsu first took the world stage at the 1964 Olympics, this Japanese Equestrian isn’t just horsing around. He now holds the record – as of the 2012 London Olympic Games – as oldest Olympian ever to…
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