Priorat, a jewel in Spanish wine

By Marco Giovanetti The Priorat region is located in the south of Catalunya (Catalonia), in the province of Tarragona, includes the municipalities of La Morera de Montsant, Scala Dei, La Villeda, Gratallops Bellmunt, Porrera, Poboleda, Torroja, Lloa, Falset and Mola. In Priorat ...

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Nightmare On Construction Street

by Bonnie Wurst   This is a rant. I’m not going to disguise it within a social commentary piece. It is a rant because my sleep has been disturbed – and nobody in their right mind wants to disturb my sleep. The Merriam-Webster ...

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Light a dream

By: Alycia Ambroziak   Light a Dream began in 1999 as a candle-making business designed to give training and vocational opportunities to young adults living with development delays. But it has grown to be so much more than that. It’s like a second ...

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Francis Robert Redpath House

By Dick Nieuwendyk     The Redpath mansion was designed by architect Sir Andrew Taylor and built in 1886. The house is one of the last remaining examples of Queen Anne architecture to have been designed by Andrew Taylor, who also designed the Redpath ...

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5 Things You Must Know if You are a Liquidator

By: Robert Catalano   At some point in your life you may be asked to be the liquidator of a friend’s or relative’s Will. While it is usually considered an honour, it can also be a complicated undertaking to settle an estate ...

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Beet soup

Chef Peter Webster – Bouquet Garni   I have refrained from calling this soup “Borscht” in deference to all the purists who may be reading this article.  The reasons are I have added no meat and I pureed it at the end ...

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Dispel the Myths About Drug Abuse

External influences on drug and substance abuse are all around us. In pop culture, the media, in movies, from everyone including celebrities, sports figures and public personalities, they may abuse drugs but somehow most seem to always maintain their success. ...

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Rose Kennedy’s Family Album

Rose Kennedy’s Family Album, with Foreword by Caroline Kennedy (Grand Central Publishing, $45)   By Stuart Nulman   In 1938, as the Kennedy family’s stature and public visibility began to grow thanks to Joseph P. Kennedy being appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Ambassador ...

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