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Has spring awaken your crafty side? Are you looking for an awesome adventure in crafting? Look no further the WAAC and the Crafty Gnome, Darlene Findlater have partnered up to host an amazing craft workshop on Saturday, May 7th starting at 10am. Expected length is 2-3 hours. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Don’t...
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Are you outgoing, energetic, and passionate about fitness? Looking for a place where you have the freedom to lead, room for growth, and flexible scheduling? Looking to make a little extra money?  We may just have what you are looking for. We are looking Fitness Instructors to teach a variety of classes (Yoga, Tai Chi,...
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Ingredients Salmon 2 lbs salmon cut into 4 portions1 tbs olive oil1 tsp salt1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp paprika powder1 tsp onion powder1/2 tsp ancho chili powder1 tsp black pepper Avocado Salsa 1 avocado cubed1/2 red onion sliced or diced2 limes juiced1 tbs fresh cilantro chopped Directions Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together. Rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix.Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Chop the avocado, onion, lime juice, and...
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I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but sometimes, they get a bit boring. So I am always looking for new, exciting recipes to switch things up a bit. I stumbled across this one on Pinterest, and it is so good, I just had to share it with you! Ingredients 2 slices whole grain bread2 teaspoons butter, softened or spreadable2 tablespoons grated Parmesan...
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It’s still fall and the only thing that screams “fall” more than colourful leaves is pumpkins. And, for the last few years, pumpkin spice. Every fall, you see pumpkin spice everything everywhere. And when you start to see too much of something, inevitably, people start to make fun of it. And that goes for us...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post come to us again from 365 Days of Beauty and feature photographs taken on Thanksgiving Day. The variety of images capture October in Chatham-Kent – from late-blooming flowers, to wooded areas, to fields ready for harvest (I had no idea that that was how brussels sprouts grew!), to our beautiful...
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More spooky Halloween decorations? Yes please! Like I said last week, I love Halloween – the creepier, the better. When looking for craft ideas, I came across this on YouTube and had to share it with you. It looks so cool! And the best part is that everything comes from Dollar Tree. The paint they...
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year. Between the fall leaves, candy, and getting to play dress-up, it’s second only to Christmas in my house. And decorating to make the day (and night!) even more spooky just adds to the fun of the day! The crafting video for this week shows 10...
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It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if...
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Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to...
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It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if...
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It is August in Chatham-Kent and we all know what that means – FRESH CORN!!! I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob and I will sometimes have it 2 or more times a week in August and September. I try to support local by getting it from farmer’s stands. It also tastes way better...
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One of the great things about living in Southwestern Ontario is that we have a world-class museum only a few hours drive away. I have been to the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) many times myself and always get so caught up in some of the exhibits that I end up rushing through the rest...
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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This fruit pizza is not your traditional fruit pizza recipe which consists of a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese filling. Instead, we make a delicious gluten-free granola crust with a lightened up Greek yogurt filling! Fruit pizza with granola crust is so easy to make and the BEST Summer dessert! Naturally gluten-free crust with...
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Located in the heart of the Left Bank, Luxembourg Gardens is a 60-acre park known for its extraordinary public amenities, including fountains, sculpture, ponds, flowerbeds, tennis courts, pony rides, a marionette theatre, playgrounds, food kiosks and open-air cafés. The Gardens came about as a result of Henri IV’s assassination in 1610. His wife, Marie de...
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Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You...
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Do you love straw sunhats in the summer, but can’t find one that is the right colour and size combination? Accessories can make or break an outfit and on hot, sunny summer days, a hat is a practical accessory. but you can’t have just any hat. A baseball cap at a summer wedding just won’t...
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Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to...
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These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic feature a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping. They make wonderful dessert bars to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck. Ingredients Makes 9 servings 1/2 cup white sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup very cold butter, (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick of butter)1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped1/3 cup white sugar2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions...
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Today’s craft post is another Bob Ross painting video. Unlike most of his videos, which tend to focus on nature and rarely feature buildings or other man-made structures, today’s video features a delightful dock scene. The scene captures an abandoned shipping boat against a pier, complete with some charming old dockside storage sheds. Hopefully you...
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Join Steve Bottrill for a Sit to Fit seated workout! This video will take you through a seated exercise routine that incorporates cardio and some fancy footwork to help you maintain cardiac strength and muscle tone. Video via Steve Bottrill You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or...
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Until recently, I’ve never been one to use marinades. Now they are one of my favourite ways to add flavour to a meal. Today’s recipe comes to us via A Farmgirl Dabbles, who has made a fabulous grilled shrimp recipe with a margarita marinade. These skewers are loaded with flavour and charred to perfection. This...
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One of Canada’s most iconic, yet laid back cities, Halifax, Nova Scotia manages to be picturesque and modern at the same time. The largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax was established in 1749 and currently boasts a population of nearly 450,000 people. With a strong military and maritime tradition, several universities, Halifax is one of...
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Do you have an old coffee table at home that needs some new life breathed into it? Do you like to play games while you chat with friends and family? Then this solution is for you! Update that old coffee table into a pretty gaming table with some stones and a few different paint colours!...
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Low impact cardio is a great way to get your heart rate moving in a way that doesn’t add much stress on your joints and muscles. It’s also easy to achieve in the comfort of your own home with very little room. However, don’t let the “low” part fool you, this is an intermediate level...
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Everyone needs a recipe for the best Broccoli Salad! This one is stuffed with bacon, cranberry, cheese, sunflower seeds, and tangy homemade dressing. It is easy to make and is a huge crowd pleaser. The perfect side dish to bring to your summer barbecue, or even to serve at Thanksgiving!  Ingredients Serves 8-10 Salad 10-11 strips...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to the beautiful Amalfi Coast – specifically to Positano, Italy. This iconic seaside city became a popular tourist destination after John Steinbeck wrote an essay on it in Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. The beautiful vistas have kept people coming back. Join Prowalk Tours as they walk down through the city...
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It’s summer and now that we are in Step 2 and are allowed to have larger gatherings outdoors, people are starting to gather for barbeques and pool parties. But it’s always an annoyance when you set your drink on the table and when you come back, there are 3 other identical glasses. What to do?...
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We think you will really enjoy this 10 minute STANDING ABS indoor workout for women over 50! Join Schellea Fowler for a low impact workout that helps reduce belly fat and create a flatter stomach. This ab-toning workout is suitable for beginners and seniors. it’s very doable but still challenging enough to burn belly fat...
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These Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits from The Lemon Bowl are ideal for making ahead on Sunday and enjoying throughout the week (they will keep in the fridge up to 5 days). Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia and flax seeds will give you the ideal balance of healthy, monounsaturated fat, and protein. The yogurt is...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us in and around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Filmed only weeks before the devastating fire in 2019, follow Shawn up to the top of the South Tower, look at the stunning stained glass windows, and even catch a peek at a Mass being held inside, because Notre Dame...
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Sorry for today’s late post. I had yesterday off to spend Canada Day with my family, so this post had to wait until I got back in the office and dealt with all the emails. The good news is that you get even more humour today because I found a compilation video of all kinds...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature features more images from Randy Parent of How I See Things. This set of images was taken at McLean’s Auto-wreckers, an abandoned auto wreck yard. While it is not our normal nature pictures, I love the way nature is reclaiming the area and the way Randy has captured that in his...
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Summer is nearly here, and with outdoor activities allowed again (hopefully for good!), people will be heading for the beach to cool down on those hot summer days. If you’re like me, you want to be able to relax and soak in the sun. But how do you do that while supporting your head? You...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through a refreshing full body workout using weights that benefits from both sitting and standing positions. This is an intermediate level routine and incorporates all areas of the upper and lower body as well as core. Utilizing the body’s position in both a standing and seated position,...
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It’s strawberry season again in Chatham-Kent, so what is better than a dessert featuring that sweet fruit? Homemade crunchy cinnamon chips, strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate and as much or as little whipped cream as you want? Yes please! And if you are reading this recipe later on, just grab a bag of frozen strawberries,...
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As promised, we are back with Part 3 of our virtual tour of Pompeii, Italy. You can find Part 1 of the virtual tour here and Part 2 here. As I said in the introduction for Part 1, I have always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii, about the residents who ignored the warning...
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Canada Day is less than a week away. The office will naturally be closed to celebrate the holiday, even if my family can’t go to Erieau to enjoy the fireworks like we normally do. Fingers crossed that next year we will be able to congregate in crowds to celebrate the birth of our beautiful nation....
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Today is Part 2 of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Last time we featured 13 stunning images from top nature and wildlife photographers. Now we are bringing you more wonderful pictures, this time in slide format. For full credits to the photographers, please visit the Natural History Museum website. Don’t forget to tell us...
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We post a painting video once a month here on our webpage. But it’s been a while since we’ve featured a video from the iconic Bob Ross. I grew up watching him paint and always marveled at the way he could make a plain canvas come to life in half an hour. He never made...
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Today’s exercise video comes to us via David-Dorian Ross and walks us through a 15 minute Tai Chi exercise specifically designed to be done from a seated position. This allows those with mobility issues to participate in this relaxing, meditative martial art. It isn’t limited to those with mobility issues. Anyone can do this Tai...
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This 30-Minute Mongolian Beef from Taste and See is savory and sweet and so delicious!!  With thinly cut steak, soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh garlic and ginger – all prepped and ready to eat in just 30 minutes! You can serve it with jasmine rice, steamed brown rice, rice noodles, or in lettuce wraps with...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to merry, old England, where we are going on a tour of the Tower of London. Until just a few years ago, I had thought that the Tower of London was just that – a medieval tower, used as a jail to house criminals and enemies of the state until...
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We are back with another post featuring pictures from Randy Parent of How I See Things. Take a look at some beautiful shots of hummingbirds, sunflower fields, frogs, baby owls, and much more! And make sure you tell us what your favourite is down in the comment section!
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Is your home looking old and tired? Does it need an upgrade? One of the biggest impacts you can make in a house (after paint and flooring) is your doors. But they can be expensive to replace. So why not upgrade them instead? Evan and Katelyn show you how they took their plain slab door...
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Steve Bottrill of the VON is back again with another great chair workout. This one is targeted to strengthening your knees – and who doesn’t need that? Follow along as Steve warms up your muscles and then leads you through exercises specifically designed to work on your knees, allowing you to regain or maintain knee...
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This summery salad makes the most of fresh produce with an arugula base, fresh blackberries, blueberries, cucumber, avocado, hazelnuts, feta and a lime mint vinaigrette.  Ingredients Serves 4 Salad: 5 cups arugula 1 cup blackberries¾ cup blueberries1 avocado, diced1 ½ cups cucumber, sliced thinly⅓ cup feta⅓ cup toasted hazelnuts Vinaigrette: ⅓ cup olive oil 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid...
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Angkor what? Though the name may not be familiar to you, you will most likely recognize Angkor Wat. Built between 1113 and 1150 in northwest Cambodia, Angkor Wat was a temple complex originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but converted to a Buddhist temple by the end of that century. When it was officially...
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A few months ago, we brought you the first Dog Edition of A Little Bit of Humour. Now we are back with Round 2 of everyone’s favourite good boys! Do these remind you of your own dogs? I know they remind me of mine!
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post features more beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. Last week we brought you stunning images of all kinds of local flora. Today it is time to show off the fauna! That’s right, it’s time to see some animals. There are lots of images of birds, frogs, turtles,...
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I love a beautiful outdoor space, don’t you? My only problem is being able to enjoy it at night without spending a fortune to make sure I can see it while still having it look good. That’s when Do-It-Yourself videos come in handy! A few things from the dollar store, a can of spray paint...
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Today’s exercise post is a 2-for-1 special! Below are two beginner level stretch and strengthen exercise videos with Meredith of Senior Fitness with Meredith. Why two? Because one video works on your feet and ankles while the other targets your wrists and hands. I personally feel a little lopsided if only the one set of...
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This month’s breakfast recipe comes to us from Buns In My Oven and I love it! It’s great for anyone on a Keto diet or if you just want to lower your carbohydrates! This low carb breakfast casserole is hearty and filling, because it’s packed full of protein from the sausage, bacon, and eggs. It’s...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world – the Eiffel Tower. Situated in the centre of Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower was built near the banks of the Seine River for the 1889 World’s Fair. Designed by and named after Gustave Eiffel, la dame de fer...
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The Comedy Wildlife 2021 competition is still open for entries! The closing date is the end of this month, June 30th. That didn’t stop the organizers from releasing a few of their favourite submissions to date! Take a gander at the images below and if you have a few funny pictures on your camera, consider...
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Summer is just around the corner and everyone is getting their backyards in order, from cleaning up the garden to decorating the patio. And what better way to cheer up your backyard than with this fun, colourful wreath made with just some Dollar Store flip flops, a pool noodle and some hot glue? This tutorial...
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Developed by the therapists in the Chronic Pain Service (now called the LEAP Service) at Toronto Rehab, Rumsey Centre, this 25 minute chair yoga routine was created to provide you with a gentle exercise option that is chronic pain friendly. Remember that finding ways to keep moving everyday is one of the best ways to...
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My favourite part of June has to be the fresh strawberries! I love just about everything strawberry. So when I came across this recipe, I had to share it. It is a super-simple, super-fast recipe using fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! How perfect is that for a hot summer day?!...
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Last week, we toured the ancient ruins of Pompeii, which was buried under 6 metres of volcanic ash, preserving the city as it was nearly 2000 Today we are back at Pompeii for another walk through the ruins. This time, we will be venturing through the Forum, where we will see some of the granaries...
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Summer is coming and it’s starting to get hot – well it was last week anyway! We installed our window air conditioners last weekend and the kids have already been in the pool. So why not make today’s post about summer? Let the laughter begin!
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The last Thursday of the month is going to be dedicated to presenting you with a series of 10 riddles and brain teasers. Not quite trivia, but we will still be turning the wheels in our heads and giving our gray matter a workout! Below are our ten riddles for this week. Due to the...
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Quilts are always so beautiful and make a wonderful heirloom gift. But they always take so long to make, and if you aren’t 100% accurate with your cuts and sewing your seams, the whole thing can go wrong quickly. The beauty of this quilt – besides the way it looks! – is that it is...
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Last week, we brought you a low-intensity Chair Yoga workout. Today we are turning up the dial and bringing you a High Intensity Interval Training workout with Meredith. This exercise routine is designed for seniors at an intermediate level. It is a seated workout and requires no equipment, which makes it accessible for almost everyone....
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world today, Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the best known ancient cities on Europe. Located near current-day Naples, Italy, Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The eruption killed between 1500 and 2000 of the city’s 15,000 residents....
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Normally our Little Bit of Humour posts have a lot of pictures (often called memes online). But sometimes, some jokes are too long to capture in just a picture or two. So today’s post is dedicated to a few of those jokes that need to be written to be appreciated. Hopefully these give you a...
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Today, we are going to the movies! Well, kind of. For today’s trivia, I have posted movie posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok....
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Flowers are always so beautiful to have on display around the house. But real ones wilt and die. Fake ones are expensive – plus we cannot get them right now under the Stay-at-Home order. So what can you do that looks pretty, can get easily, and won’t break the bank? Make your own! Using coffee...
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We are back today with another video released by therapists in the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service. The gentle chair exercises are designed with 3 variations that will help you work within your therapeutic window. Square breathing and alternate nostril breathing exercises are also included. Video via Cara Kircher You should always...
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I love one-pan meals. Throw everything on, throw it in the oven, and enjoy a great meal once the cooking is done. With only one pan, cleanup is a breeze too! This is a great, healthy, one-pan baked salmon recipe with shrimp and asparagus. I think this would be great served with rice – or,...
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Today is my birthday, so I’m posting about a place I have always wanted to visit – Edinburgh Castle. I, like many people in Chatham-Kent can claim Scottish ancestry. In fact, Wallaceburg is named after the Scottish hero, William Wallace. I have always wanted to explore my heritage, so these virtual tours are a great...
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Today’s A Little Bit of Humour is about getting old. The aches, the pains, the going to the bathroom three times during the night… If we didn’t laugh, we would cry. So, let’s laugh!
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My birthday is tomorrow, and while I’m not usually one to make a big fuss over my birthday (especially as I get older!), with this crazy lockdown, we have to seize every chance we get to be happy and celebrate. So when I had to come up with this week’s Thursday Trivia, I figured “why...
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It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time to highlight a woodworking project! With everyone getting their outdoor spaces ready for summer, I thought this would be a great project for a woodcraft enthusiast to tackle. Outdoor furniture is so expensive. If you have the time and skills (and a few tools!)...
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One of the places that I have always wanted to visit was the French Quarter of New Orleans. Between the history, the food, the music, and the atmosphere, who wouldn’t want to go there? And since we can’t go there in person, lets take a virtual tour together of one of the oldest cities in...
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A dad joke is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question and answer. They have been around for a long time, but were only given the title “Dad Joke” in the last few years. You will know a dad joke when you hear it, because, more often than not,...
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We are changing up our Trivia Thursdays a bit here at the WAAC website. Don’t worry, we are still going to have our popular Trivia Stories, but we are going to mix it up a bit. This means that going forward, Trivia Stories will be every other week and we will have other fun trivia...
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Mother’s Day is coming up, so it’s the perfect time to make these amazing bath soaks for the moms in your life (or yourself)! Claire shows you how to make a soothing Oatmeal Lavender soak and a moisturizing Coconut Rose bath salt. Add these to your bath to help you relax and moisturize your skin...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us down under to beautiful Sydney, Australia. We all know about the Sydney Opera House dominating the city’s skyline, but there is so much more to the city than just that. “Sydney affectionately shelters its dazzling harbour and lives up to visitors’ high expectations. Undeniably cosmopolitan, and definitely striking, Australia’s largest...
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Last week we started our tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried under 6 metres of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Today we continue our walk among the ruins, starting at the Forum. We will also see the oldest public building in Pompeii, the Basilica. Next we will walk...
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With yet another Stay at Home order, kids are once again attending school online. Whether you call it distance learning, e-learning, virtual learning, kids are going to school without going to school. With having to deal with internet connection issues, keeping everyone on topic, and helping answer questions, it is stressful for everyone – the...
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Welcome back for Part 2 of The Baldoon Mystery Trivia Thursday! Last week, we posted the first half of the story of the Baldoon Witch, our own local legend, complete with 10 trivia questions whose answers were found within the story. This week we have the second half of the story for you, with ten...
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This beautiful, flowing top is great to make for summer. Made in light-weight linen or cotton, the natural fibres are very breathable, perfect for those hot summer days when a tank top just won’t do. Using just a couple of measurement taken on the body, it is very easy to adapt for any size. And,...
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Today’s virtual tour is a guiding walking tour of beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Get to know Barcelona with its beautiful sights all over the city. Marvel at the wonderful beaches with great views on the sea and explore well-known sights of the city, such as the Venetian Towers or the Sagrada Familia. Get the chance to...
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Yesterday was Earth Day, so we decided to recognize a day when we are all extra-conscious of the impact we have on our planet with a little bit of humour. The impacts of climate change are having a real effect on our planet, but we can’t be only gloom and doom about the subject. We...
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Today is the first in a 2-part Trivia Thursday!  I have always loved the mystery of the Baldoon Witch – I even wrote a paper on it in college. Given its mystery and its local history, I decided to use it as the basis for our Trivia Thursday. Usually when making our trivia posts, we...
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Today’s craft tutorial shows us how to make our own jewelry trays out of air-dry clay and imprint them with leaves you can find out and about now that spring is here. I love this craft, as it is not only easy to make, but you can also customize it. Pick colours that match your...
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Today’s video is longer than normal, at 42 minutes, but it is so stunning, I had to post it. In today’s video, we will take a virtual walking tour to Croatia and discover the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. Walk along boardwalks...
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Today, we poke fun at ourselves! Canada is a great place to live and we are extremely proud to be Canadian, but we also know that we have our little quirks that make us unique (and awesome!). And we Canadians have enough confidence and are good natured enough to make jokes about our awesome country....
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Today’s Trivia Thursday is a little different. We know that many of you have not been to the Centre for a while and miss it. We also got a new camera that I really wanted to play with we needed to test out . So what we did is take close up pictures of things...
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It’s April and that means that, while we can’t plant our gardens just yet, we can get everything prepped and ready to go. I love gardening, but I hate how my back and legs hurt after a morning crawling around on the ground. I’m no spring chicken anymore! That’s why I love today’s DIY project...
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The Canadian capital is home to about 1 million people, numerous colleges and universities, research and cultural institutions, and many national museums. It is also the heart of Canadian politics, where our iconic Parliament Hill nestles up to the Ottawa River. Join Ottawalks as they journey through Canada’s capital city at night. See Parliament lit...
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Spring really feels like it has sprung, with the beautiful, warm weather we just had for a few days and the rain over the last 24 hours. So we decided to make today’s A Little Bit of Humour all about Spring. We hope these put a smile on your face today.
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Today is the 48th edition of our Trivia Thursday, and my first attempt at making a trivia post! With it being so lovely outside, I wanted to make today’s trivia post full of interesting little tidbits about Spring! Test your knowledge and see how much you know about this wonderful season! As usual the trivia...
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Have you liked the look of stone vases but not the weight (or the price) of them? Then we have the perfect solution – create your own! Follow Caro’s tutorial to take any old vase or jar from the back of your cupboard and give it new life by painting it to look like the...
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Today is Good Friday, so what better place to tour today than Vatican City? Most people either aren’t aware or tend to forget the fact that the Vatican is its own country, and not part of Italy. Vatican City covers just 121 acres and has a population of 825 people, making it the smallest country...
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I love sewing and I always fall in love with fabrics and usually buy more than I should (which is something I picked up after not having bought enough for a project before!). This Tote Bag Tutorial is a great way to use you that extra fabric up. If you like the look of this...
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It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a great dessert recipe! And with Easter coming up on Sunday, why not make today’s dessert recipe Easter-themed? These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are adorable and tasty! I really have to have one these, but only if I can gift the rest...
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If anyone has ever owned a pet, you know that they can be quite silly – both on purpose and unintentionally. The same is true for animals that haven’t been domesticated. So today, instead of memes and jokes, it’s all about capturing the right moment when animals are being funny. Even if they don’t realize...
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Follow Jennifer of Jennifer Decorates as she shows you how to make this beautiful spring wreath. Hang it on your front door to help welcome spring to your neighbourhood or hang it on a wall inside your home where you can see it more! Video via Jennifer Decorates If you try your hand at this...
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They say that in ancient times, all roads lead to Rome. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, the saying still holds true. Follow along as this tour takes you through a city that has been around for 2800 years. Follow the path beside the Tiber River or along the Ancient Roads and...
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Teachers do some of the most important work in our society. They prepare the next generation to take the reins of society. They make and shape our future. They aren’t superheroes, but regular people, just like you and me. Which also means they have a sense of humour just like us. So today we are...
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This Easter decoration is simple to make and adds a simple elegance to your home just in time for Easter! You should be able to find all the items you need at any dollar store. I think this is just adorable and can’t wait to make one for my home! Video via Little crafts lover
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St. Patrick’s Day is only 5 days away, so where else would we go for today’s virtual tour than the Emerald Isle? Join Tyler of TylerTravelsTV as he highlights some of the best places to visit in Ireland. You’ll see some of the “do-not-miss” attractions and sights in the southern half of Ireland. Treat yourself...
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St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. You know what that means! That’s right! That means today’s A Little Bit of Humour is all about everything you associate with St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland, drinking, leprechauns, pots of gold, even the saint himself! The one thing about this day I will never understand...
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This beautiful little sleeping baby is made using only a few socks, some cotton batting and a little bit of sewing! Wouldn’t this be the perfect gift for a little girl? I think I know what I will be gifting at the next baby shower I go to! Video via Benden Size
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One of the best-known historical sites in the world, the Great Pyramid at the Giza Plateau in Egypt is the only one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World to survive to modern day. The largest of 3 pyramids, the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu over 20 years,...
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The Centre is back open and with it, so is our fitness rooms and exercise classes. We are all anxious to get up and get moving after another long lockdown, so lots of people are heading to the gym. And with the weather improving (at least in theory – weather in March is so unpredictable!)...
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I have always looked at St. Patrick’s Day as a time to start looking for spring. Winter is almost over and you know the crocuses and tulips will start peeking up soon. And what better way to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day than with a little decoration? Debbi walks you through making 5 different crafts...
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Aquariums seem to be very popular for our virtual tours, so here’s another! Today’s virtual tour is at the SEA (Southeast Asia) Aquarium in Singapore is the world’s second largest aquarium and boasts tens of thousands of fish, including a shark tank with 100 sharks! They even have Elephant Fish, a deep-water fish that isn’t...
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Last week, we looked at the funny side of cats. Naturally, dogs come next. With their fun, lovable, joyful attitude, there is lots to love and laugh at when it comes to dogs. I know I see my little escape artist Houdini in many of the pictures below.
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 42nd edition. This week’s theme is “Who Do You Know” Each question is about a Famous Canadian and their accomplishments. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers...
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Almost everyone has mason jars hanging around in their house somewhere. If you are like me, there is a collection in the back of your kitchen cupboard. Maybe it’s time to pull them out and give them a new purpose. Follow this great tutorial to learn how to paint and distress them to turn them...
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Who doesn’t love pizza? I know I do! This recipe comes from world-famous chef Mario Batali, who makes this pizza in the traditional Italian style. Follow the link at the bottom of this post to hear his inspiration for this recipe. Ingredients for 6 servings DOUGH 1 ¼ cups water(300 mL), warm¼ oz active dry yeast(10 g), 1 packet1 ½ teaspoons sugar3...
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One of Canada’s – if not the world’s – best known tourist attractions, Niagara Falls is a staple vacation spot for those of us in Southwestern Ontario. One of the Natural Wonders of the World, it is also one of the busiest, with more than 30 million visitors each year. This walking tour takes you...
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Anyone who has ever owned a cat should be able to relate to the below pictures. I know I sure do. Whether it is your cat laying on the project you just laid out to work on, knocking things of the table on purpose, or begging for pets and then getting mad when you oblige,...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 41st edition. After the cold spell and the snowstorm that came through what a great time for a Winter Theme. This week’s questions are all about winter. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a...
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There is just something special about a soft snow falling at night. This painting has a calm, peaceful, romantic feel to it. And because it uses basic techniques and easy to find tools (including aluminum foil balls!), this is something you can accomplish at home too! Video via Jay Lee Painting If you try your...
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Burritos are a quick, easy meal that will also get you some real bang for your buck. Not only are they inexpensive to make, they also freeze well. So make a couple of batches, have some today and put the rest in the freezer for another day. Ingredients for 6 burritos 6 flour tortillas16 oz refried bean(455 g), 1 can1...
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This week we are visiting the City of Lights, the City of Love, Paris. One of the most recognized cities in the world, Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous museums, churches and other structures (like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe). Paris’s historical district, which runs along the Seine...
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February 14th is this Sunday, so how could we not make today’s edition of A Little Bit of Humour all about Valentine’s Day? We hope you enjoy both the jokes below and your Valentine’s Day.
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not make an adorable gnome to decorate your home? These super-cute gnomes are quick and easy to make and because everything is from the dollar store, they are budget friendly too! If you try your hand at making a Valentine’s gnome – or even a whole gnome...
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Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. Why not spoil your special someone with this beautiful and easy to make Strawberry Rose Crepe Cake? Serve it as your Valentine’s Day breakfast or as a sweet dessert by candlelight. Still want to incorporate chocolate (it is Valentine’s Day after all)? Just drizzle some on and...
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Today’s virtual tour takes you to one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our world, the Grand Canyon. With 227 miles of canyon and over 5 million visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is a trip that is on many people’s bucket lists. Visitors can experience the canyon from multiple viewing points, by hiking...
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Today’s edition of A Little Bit of Humour is in honour of our hard working members of law enforcement. They work hard to keep us all safe, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have a little fun at times too! These made my step-dad, a retired police officer laugh. I hope you do too!...
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Looking for a new way to add some vegetables to your breakfast? Try out this quick, super-easy, and healthy recipe that will be sure to bring your eggs to the next level! Ingredients 2 eggs1 yellow bell peppersalt, to tastepepper, to taste Preparation Slice a yellow bell pepper on its side to create rings.Place the 2 rings...
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One of the newest and most luxurious cities in the world, Dubai sits on the edge of the Persian Gulf on one side and the Arabian Desert on the other. The city has undergone massive growth in the last 30 years and boasts some of the world’s most recognizable reclaimed land developments including Palm Island...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? This is our 38th edition and this week we are flashing back 60 years with Music from the 1960’s Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with...
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One-pan meals are SO easy to make! Toss it all on one baking sheet, throw it in the oven, pull it out and serve. Line your pan with tin foil to make cleanup even faster! Ingredients for 4 servings 6 oz salmon fillet(170 g), 4 fillets½ cup butter(115 g), melted3 cloves garlic½ lemon, juicedsalt, to tastepepper, to taste4 cups broccoli floret(900 g)olive oil¼ cup parmesan cheese(30 g)fresh...
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Aquariums are beautiful, peaceful places to visit – be it in person or virtually. That’s why they show up so often in our Virtual Tours! This week, we are at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The exhibits at the museum are contained in over 800,000 US gallons (3,028,000L) of fresh and saltwater displays....
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Are you ready for our 37th edition of Trivia Thursday? This week’s theme is TV Shows and Movies. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while...
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Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier? I know I am trying and I am mostly successful. Quick recipes like this make sticking to a diet (resolution or otherwise) a whole lot easier!The website this recipe comes from calls this an After School Berry Yogurt Bark. And sure, it would...
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Machu Picchu is one of the best known historical sites in the Western Hemisphere. Originally built in the 15th century and abandoned during the Spanish conquest of South America, Machu Picchu is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built on...
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Wife: I’m heading to the store, do you want anything? Husband: I want a sense of purpose in my life…  I seek fulfulment and completeness within my soul…  I want to connect to my being and discover the spiritual side of me… Wife: Be more specific… You want Rum or Scotch. Husband: ………….Scotch please.
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This is a another great craft that will allow you to customize your lighting to match your décor. You pick the colours, you pick the size, you wrap it and let it dry. Don’t need a lamp? Make smaller ones for tabletop decorations in your home. This craft is a great one to do with...
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With this easy chicken and vegetable stir fry recipe, you can have Chinese food without needing to pay for takeout! Feel free to mix up the protein or vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. The simple sauce packs a flavour punch that will bring the dish together, no matter what. Serve it...
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Lockdown Edition Well, we are part way through the second lockdown in less than a year. This can be a trying time for many, but there are definitely opportunities for laughter. Poking fun at a difficult situation can make it seem a little less trying. Hopefully these bring a smile to your face!
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Are you ready for our 35th edition of Trivia Thursday and the first one for 2021? Today’s theme is all about January. Each question is related to the month of January in some way. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a...
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This abstract painting technique is great for those who want to create a one-of-a-kind painting. You can pick your own colours to match your decor. This technique is very free-form, so you don’t need any special art techniques to make your own masterpiece! Kristen from k.becca via YouTube
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Image via https://dinnerthendessert.com/slow-cooker-chicken-bacon-ranch-sandwiches-crack-chicken/ Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, also sometimes referred to as “crack chicken” are made with bacon, cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and ranch seasonings and they’re a family favorite! Ingredients 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless16 ounces cream cheese 2 boxes1 packet ranch seasoning1 cup cheddar cheese1 teaspoon garlic powder8 slices bacon crumbled8 slices cheddar cheese8 hoagie rolls Add the chicken, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese and...
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Virtual Tours are back! We first brought you virtual tours in the spring during the initial lockdown as a way to allow you to see places that you couldn’t visit. There are so many beautiful places around the world that so many of us will never be able to see in person for many different...
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A New Year’s Lecture On New Year’s Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the parking lot and walked home.  As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman.  “What are you doing out here at four o’clock in the morning?” asked the officer. “I’m...
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Are you ready for our 34th edition of Trivia Thursday and also our New Year’s Eve edition? Being New Year’s Eve Day this edition has a hodgepodge of New Year theme Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short...
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Since we are slowly moving from Isolation to self distancing and socialization, it was time we change the name of our Recipe segment From ” Isolation Cooking” to “What’s Cooking” Keeping with June’s theme of Strawberry Recipes we have a delicious treat for you today.  Great for a breakfast or just as nice treat with...
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June is known as Strawberry Month, from the Strawberry Moon that just passed to sweet smelling Strawberry patches that are just beginning.   The next four weeks will be dedicated to Recipes that incorporates strawberries.  To bring the sweet taste of summer into your home. While many have been improving on their Banana Bread Recipes while...
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  **AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION. Ingredients 1 lb ground beef1 cup instance rice 1/4 cup onion diced1/2 teaspoon garlic power1 egg Sauce: 1 small can of stewed tomatoes1 1/2 cup of Garden Cocktail or V81/2 cup tomato sauce1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon Italian...
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This scrumptious recipe that one of our members share with us this week will not only get your mouth watering but also get rid of some of those little over ripe banana’s. If you are tired of making Banana Bread this is one treat you will not want to miss.  Thank you to our member...
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*AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION. 2 1/2 pounds fresh rhubarb, chopped2 cups white sugar2 teaspoons grated orange zest (grated orange peel) 1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 cup water Directions In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, orange zest,...
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One of our members was gracious to share their family’s Lemon Loaf recipe.  We hope that you enjoy it. This recipe has been handed down through 4 generations or more with each generation tweaking it a bit here and there for the times.   We hope you will enjoy it. **At the end of the recipe...
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Since we have been sequestered to avoided the feeling of isolation many have taken up cooking and baking. Some resurrecting old family recipes of comforted food, other trying new ones while creating recipes with what is found in their pantries.  This is a time to share with others our creations.  So if you have a...
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