Bring on Christmas!

If you follow International news, especially news regarding Italy, you know that we have been and still are in an economic crisis.  I will admit that when the “c” word started to make its rounds on the news circuit, I didn’t think much of it.  […]

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Buona Festa Delle Donne

La Festa delle donne or International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8th.  It is a day that is celebrated not only in Italy but in other European countries as well.  The roots and origins of this festival vary depending on the source.  […]

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Whether you believe the predictions or not, today is Goundhog Day and  I along with many others turned our focus to a few groundhogs named Willie, Sam and Phil.  During this brutal winter, you can’t help but hope that the groundhog will predict Spring is […]

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Remembrance Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset […]

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All Soul’s Day

Today on All Soul’s Day we remember those in our life that have passed away. I want to send a prayer out to all my family and friends who I have lost. I pray that they are at peace! I would like to send a […]

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All Saint’s Day

Growing up as a Roman Catholic, we have always been taught the importance of All Saint’s Day, a Catholic holiday honouring all Saints (known or unknown), which is celebrated on November 1st. In Italy, it is called Ognissanti and is considered a national holiday. Saints […]

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Happy Canada Day!

This year, Canada’s national day fell on a Tuesday so for many (myself included) it’s an extended long weekend. Yay!! I kicked off the long weekend with the Canada Dry Festival of Fire. The Festival of Fire takes place over four nights at Ontario Place […]

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