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The Lundys and the Petches Same Farming Community

Cllr Evelyn Buck Remembers Canada Day Celebrations

Town of Aurora Pictures from the Past, Clue – Hardware Store


Christmas is coming and what can I write? I’m upset by the news both in daytime and night. Each Christmas I write down a poem with my thoughts, They are usually merry, but this year they’re not, For there are wars going on in so many places And migrants are moving to unprepared nations. Yes, …

Photo: Veteran Albert Arcand at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park during Remembrance Day, November 08, 2015, Sunday. Video: Veteran Albert Arcand at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park during Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015, Wednesday

Moments captured during Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park on Sunday November 8th, 2015. Unless November 11th falls on a Sunday we have two Remembrance ceremonies. One on Sunday for those who are not available during the week and one at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th …

I had been eyeing St. Andrew’s College (SAC) for a long time to visit. I was just curious to see this hidden facility that I had driven by so many times on Yonge Street in Aurora. The opportunity came during Doors Open Aurora last Saturday (August 15th, 2015). Stepping into the building it reminded me …

This is our first year attending Doors Open Aurora with our seven year old. Perhaps that has something to do with his better attention span. However, this is my third year visiting various heritage locations in Aurora. I am glad that some of the locations repeat from year to year since I am never able to …

Today thought. My thought. It is a simple fact, everything eventually deteriorates. Everything has a life span; and wear and tear. Even perpetual machine cannot exist. Therefore, we will be fooling ourselves if

I call them scribbles on the wall; dated signatures, messages or notes left behind. I like scribbles on the wall. I like them a lot. Maybe just because they are black and white proof of one’s visit. “I was here,” the most common I have seen. It makes me smile, because “so was I.” I …

Last Saturday I arrived at Hillary House (July 18th, 2015). At the entrance gate, I told him, “you should wear a hat, you are right in the heat.” The man with a colourful collection bucket replied, “I didn’t know they would put me here.” I offered him an umbrella but he declined. He said he …

The proposed Heritage Conservation District (HCD) is old news today. On Wednesday April 23, 2014 about 200 people gathered at the Town of Aurora Town Hall to speak about the proposed Southeast Old Aurora Heritage Conservation District. There were two sides to the story. Some wanted the Heritage Conservation District in Southeast Old Aurora and some didn’t. …

By Heather Kirk, Ontario. I was saddened by the recent article in community FOCUS Living in Aurora about the tearing down of the historic Lundy home. I am the author of a book about the origins of the Jalna novels by Mazo de la Roche, and the fifth chapter of my book is about the Lundy …