Nathan Moon

Posted: October 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm   /   Columnists

Rising junior hockey star A week ago, Nathan Moon was announced as the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week. He had scored three goals and had six assists in three games. I spoke with Nathan last week about his accomplishment. He downplayed the honour, and indicated he hopes it is a step toward better […]

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“What? Not the Regent, again!”

Posted: October 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm   /   Columnists

If I were a horror/thriller author, I’d have written the book about the years of creepy, dark and sneaky goings on at the Regent Theatre. And, there have been so many years of the coming, the going, the waxing and waning of managers, artistic directors, general managers, boards of directors, boards of management, members and […]

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Squaring the circle

Posted: October 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm   /   Columnists

A reader (not my mother, the other reader) recommended I read a book entitled “Clochemerle”; so I did. Written in the 1920s, it is a farcical story of how a Republican mayor in a small village deep in tier two French wine country thumbs his nose at the clergy by erecting a urinal directly in […]

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Cito’s game

Posted: October 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm   /   Columnists

Jays bid farewell to storied manager Cito Gaston retired a couple of days ago as the Toronto Blue Jays’ manager. He announced his intention in August, but stayed with the game until the end of his tenure. The towering Texan, now 66 years old, wants to spend a little quality time with his wife and […]

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Give me a sign

Posted: October 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm   /   Columnists

Yup, I cycled the Kiwanis Club Colour Cribbage Ride. Betcha figured I wouldn’t do it. I used the ride as an excuse to not run in the P.E.C. Marathon. Just kidding. LOML and I did the 60 km route on our hybrids—with thanks to the BBC for getting us on the road so many years […]

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Musical connections

Posted: October 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm   /   Columnists

It was a bittersweet evening last Thursday night in Bloomfield. Bitter, in that something special was wrapping up. Sweet, in that those present knew they had been part of something special: the Quarter Moon Café. This year has been a banner year for the biweekly summer coffee house sponsored by the Bloomfield and Area Business […]

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Jennifer Botterill

Posted: October 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm   /   Columnists

Hockey is her game Jennifer Botterill has had an impressive hockey career. She is pondering the future regarding national team play leading to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Her entry into the hockey world really came through the ringette arena. Prior to that, she was like any other kid on the playgrounds of Winnipeg, Manitoba, […]

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Daniel Cleary

Posted: September 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm   /   Columnists

The kid from the Rock About a week ago, the Kingston Township Voyageurs paid tribute to one of their former players, Daniel Cleary. He was 14 years old when he boarded the jet from Saint John’s and headed to Toronto, his first flight. “I was too excited over going away to play hockey. I didn’t […]

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Colour me cribbage

Posted: September 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm   /   Columnists

Did we not just have the best weather for a September weekend? My friend Aggie, at Sandbanks Park, commented that the “weather gods must always smile down upon the annual Sandbanks Fun Run and Terry Fox Run.” And so it seems they do. Each year the run seems to be blessed with textbook perfect September […]

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