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Louie's Day at the Park

This summer, I was able to play a part in doing something special for a very special person. His name is Louie Di Florio, or to most of his family he’s Nonnie, a variant of Nonno or grandfather, or at least that’s how this endearing term got adopted in his family. Louie is a friend of the family; I guess or I could more accurately say Louie is my brother-in-law’s Nonnie-in-law; as I said, it’s probably best to think of him as a friend of the family. I only came to know Louie when our family…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on October 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

My waaay too time consuming 2012 Summer Project

Seems to be a lot of Loan Marketing lately on Kamazooie. This is not really my idea of extraordinary experiences but you never know. Buying a new house is definitely a major life event so I guess getting a great home loan could be the start of something great.

Well my situation is a little different; we’re still renovating after many years in the same house. One of my last projects was replacing the old parquet flooring on the main floor with more modern pre-finished oak hardwood.…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on October 1, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

California Tours: Top Kayaking Spots

Kayaking is one of the best adventurous water sport played all over the globe and when you are planning a trip to California you have to visit these kayaking spots. It would be a great experience for the tourists and you will enjoy the paddling sport. Here are the top Kayaking spots in California.

Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe is one of the best places for kayaking sport. There are numerous tours offering services for those who want to paddle in Emerald Bay's calm…

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Added by Joseph wedler on September 20, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

New York Tours - Useful Tips for Every Tourist

There are unlimited ways to travel the New York City with huge offers. The city that never sleeps offers a world of exciting prospects to everyone present. The most comprehensive way of experiencing all that the city has to offer would be to go along on any one of the fantastic amount of tour services that are provided by various companies in the city. New York…

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Added by Larry daron on September 17, 2012 at 12:49am — No Comments

Historic California tourist Spot Balboa Park - San Diego

Balboa Park in San Diego is one of the largest and historic vacation destinations. While touring California this place just can’t be overlooked, so make sure that you stopover and take a scenic view that will give a revitalizing feel to you. The total area of this mammoth park is 1200 acres and it is an urban cultural park named after Vasco Nunez de Balboa who is a Spanish maritime explorer.…

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Added by Joseph wedler on August 28, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Attitude and Passion...

I know we see a lot of these inspirational videos... but if you have a personal goal burning away at the back of your mind, have a look at this one, you'll enjoy it.

http://www.flickspire.com/m/Lgroup/PowerOfAttitude?lsid=93b414d713d8df07701b7cac8ccd6c0a

Another one that I've been thinking about in the area of attitude and what motivates us is passion.  I think I…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on August 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

preparing to say goodbye

Just got back from a day in Peterborough at the old cottage...........I'd forgotten how beautiful the view is looking west over the lake. It sure brought back a lot of memories of the place where our kids enjoyed their summer holidays and weekends. I just submitted the request today for a demolition permit to demolish the old place.......our son Steve is going to build a new cottage on the site, so we won't have the old place any more, but all the memories will be intact. It was the one…

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Added by Harvey Bates on August 23, 2012 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments

Popular New York Tours and New York Bus Tours

When you are looking for the most time vacationing, nothing comes to close to experiencing the sightseeing and pleasures of the New York Tours. The city has everything one can wish for - restaurants, bars, discotheques, museums, parks and many more. There is something for every member of the family. As reported in major dailies in the recent times, New York Bus…

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Added by Larry daron on August 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Secret Weekend Escapes in California

Most of the tourists visiting California are young and enthusiastic youths and they love to hang-out at a peaceful and lovely spots. Here are those secret destinations one can visit in California Tours.

1. Pacific Grove - Near Monterey

Pacific Grove is a coastal city located between Point Pinos and Monterey. It is known as America’s last hometown and is filled with…

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Added by Joseph wedler on July 18, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Travel the New York Main Attractions in 9 Hours

Going around the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building to Times Square, New York shuttle tours feature a plethora of iconic landmarks, enchanting tourist spots and some historic sites. Anybody visiting New York would obviously want to see them all and not miss any. But the question is how many of them can you truly see within 9 hours.



Here are some of the memorable places you must see and the…

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Added by Larry daron on July 18, 2012 at 1:58am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Napa Valley - California

Napa Valley is one of the most popular tourists' spot in United States and is Located to the North of San Francisco. It is a perfect destination to attract millions of tourists every year. If you are really amongst the aspiring visitors to spend the best holiday tour, then you can get ready for Tours of California. Right from the fabulous touring spots, amazing viewpoints to the lavishing…

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Added by Joseph wedler on June 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Sightseeing of New York Daily Tours

New York Daily Tours are for everyone and it is something special for travel freaks.  While traveling this large city you can take a look at the tons of historical buildings and living, breath taking cultures. Here are some of the tourist things that you should concentrate on.



Times Squares :



One of…

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Added by Larry daron on June 21, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

Amazing Sightseeing spots in California

California is one of the most popular tourist destinations when one is visiting The Unite States. The climatic condition is great and it has plenty of attractions for which the tourists flock to this beautiful state. There are numerous choices regarding the places one can visit. This west coast state boasts of thousands of travelers year round. Gorgeous beaches, national parks, waterfalls, the list of…

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Added by Joseph wedler on June 14, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Wonders of San Francisco for your rejuvenating vacation experience

Touring San Francisco is one among the best decisions you are ever bound to take for your vacation plans. San Francisco is the beautiful city of California that attracts tourists all around the year. Tourists simply fall in love with this city and retired tourists who have settled in San Francisco stand as a testimony for its beauty. The cultural heritage…

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Added by Olivia Emily on May 18, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

Business Class Flights the Best Way to Travel Around

Traveling is everyone’s favorite past-time and some tend to take a trip to explore new places, while others do that to cater their business requirements. But then, some people get daunted because of the expenses that easily escalate when they plan up for any vacation or for any business deals.



As far as flight traveling is concerned, it has always been coupled only to the well-to-do who could afford the luxury, sophistication and extravagance to go places. But with…

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Added by DaleneValorie on May 15, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

Experience the Big Apple City Through New York Sprinter Tours

Our world is a very hectic world where things are carried on at a very rapid pace. Most of us lead a very hectic life and at times even tend to work 24x7 with barely anytime for even eating or sleeping to cater our professional requirements. Stress has become our long lost friend and it is slowly sucking the marrow out of our lives. The reason why most people end up doing so is to secure the future of themselves and their loved ones. However, in the process you…

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Added by Larry daron on May 10, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

Visit Japanese Tea Garden When You Come Down To San Francisco

Japanese Tea Garden

San Francisco is one among the best destinations you could ever choose for your vacation. Touring San Francisco is an opportunity that you should never miss as it is one among the…

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Added by Olivia Emily on April 20, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Tips for Time Saving Business Trips

Our modern day world is a very hectic world where things are carried out at a rapid pace. Time constraints are always around, as business executives work around the clock. They tend to even work 24x7 at times to cater their business requirements and they are also expected to travel every now and then on business trips for their business prospects. In this era, punctuality is a mark of professionalism and every businessman expects to be highly sincere and punctual in his/her…

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Added by DaleneValorie on April 19, 2012 at 3:09am — No Comments

My Life as an Engineer (or No-Go Choo-Choo)

(This one is a little long but if you're considering becoming an Engineer, or you want to know where a degree in Engineering might take you, have a read. Maybe, you could share some engineering stories of your own)

I chose engineering as a second option but I guess I’ve always been an engineer so it’s just as well, and maybe even good karma, that I eventually became one. I’ve interviewed a lot of co-op students in engineering and other disciplines, and many have asked “What’s…

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Added by Brian Ritchie on April 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Becoming a Guide in Northern Ontario

Becoming a Guide in Northern Ontario

I am Canadian by birth; my parents are of Scottish…

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Added by William (Bill) Ritchie on March 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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Reasons to Consider Installing a Gas Fireplace Insert

Posted by Jack Smith on September 12, 2018 at 10:47am 0 Comments

Environmental awareness is at its peak in this modern era. Driven with a motive to control the depletion of the environment and control pollution, many people have switched to fireplace inserts. Fireplace inserts are available in a variety of options including gas, wood, pellet and electric. Recently, fireplace gas inserts have become a favorite as it serves as a great way to add value and convenience to your home. To highlight more…

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Why You Should Visit a Career Counsellor

Posted by Jack Smith on August 29, 2018 at 4:28am 0 Comments

In the fast-paced and dynamic world that we inhabit, it is easy and indeed quite natural to be perplexed about your career options. With so many options to potentially choose from, it is highly recommended by both experts and industry specialists to hire a career counsellor to assist you in the right…

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Getting the Right Medical Scheme in an Easy Way

Posted by Jack Smith on August 27, 2018 at 6:41am 0 Comments

The spread of diseases and an increasing number of accidents have made it necessary to be prepared for medical emergencies. Medical aid has thus, become much more of a necessity rather than a choice in the modern era. Medical schemes offer various options that provide cover at…

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Go Green with Office Supplies

Posted by Jack Smith on August 20, 2018 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Office supplies are primary and expendable items essential to every office. South Africa has initiated a great strategy named Green Office Week (GOW) that is instigating all kinds of firms to become eco-friendly workplaces. The aim is to make stationery supplies eco-friendly and sustainable. This will promote environmental education. Going green requires starting from the primal point of the receptionist’s desk and working all the way up to the CEO’s office. The initiative is basically…

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