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memories of the ’80s – The Police Synchronicity Tour

In the early 1980s, The Police kicked off their tour for the album Synchronicity. It would be the largest tour for the band, and the beginning of the end for the band being together. In June 1983, The Police released … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the summer of 1973, the concert everyone wanted to attend was the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. Produced by Sherry Finkel and Jim Koplik, the duo had been inspired by a Grateful Dead concert they … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the early 1970s, fans of three major bands descended on New York State to experience the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. Produced by Shelly Finkel and Jim Koplik, the Summer Jam featured three major bands of the era: The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Montreal Summer Olympics

For the Great White North, the middle of the 1970s was a time to celebrate – the first time Canada was the host country for the Olympics in the city of Montreal. With 92 nations participating, the Summer Olympic Games … Continue reading

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Goodbye summer part one

I was in the Niagara region last week and seeing these flowers made me realize how summer has come to end in this part of the world:

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L&F Beauty – UV SunSense

UV Sun Sense wristband Being out in the sun is fun but getting a sunburn is not. Although we’re all savvy enough to know that sunblock is an absolute necessity, once we’re out and about, we tend to forget about … Continue reading

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N+D – August love letter

Summer is precious in Toronto. August, in particular, finds the city’s many glorious outdoor settings packed with festivals dedicated to the celebration of music, food, and culture. The annual Caribana Parade (caribana.com) kicks off the month with a party. Head … Continue reading

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Travel tips – the long weekend

It’s the beginning of another long weekend in several Canadian provinces to celebrate their province. As many friends head out to cottages in Ontario and Quebec or to cabins or summer houses in the eastern or western provinces, I still have … Continue reading

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Summer music

For music lovers, summer provides a multitude of opportunities to enjoy classical, pop, folk, acoustic, rock, reggae, and jazz at festivals coast to coast.  Edmonton Folk Festival NORTH BY NORTHEAST Toronto, June 17-21, nxne.com This festival’s raison d’être is rooted … Continue reading

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