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Glenn Pelletier

Secret Santa
The joy of giving

Once again this year, the 570 News Secret Santa toy drive is back. Experience the true joy and meaning of the season by helping to ensure that every child as a gift to open on Christmas morning.  Simply drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of the locations listed here http://www.570news.com/secretsanta/ or bring it

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A PJ Party with Heart…

Meaghan Coneybeare is hoping that the next time you’re out doing some holiday shopping, you will throw a pair of warm women’s pajamas in the cart too. If you don’t know Meaghan – she’s a bright light around town and wants to make a difference.   She is planning a big Pajama Party to support and

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Lisa Drew

Your Monday smile…thanks to @ozlifeadvice:

Love this! Thanks to the Chamber’s Ian McLean for sharing this on Twitter this morning: Jo Oz sent this out – Life Advice from a 95 year-old-man: Hope you had a great weekend. We marked it by marching in the Cambridge Santa Claus Parade Saturday night. Loved the family sitting out in front of their

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Glenn Pelletier

10% Happier

I want to tell you about a book I just read that will appeal to you if you’re looking to better handle the stresses of everyday life. It’s titled “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help that Actually Works–A True Story.” Written

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Glenn Pelletier

10% Happier!

I want to tell you about a book I just read that will appeal to you if you’re looking to better handle the stresses of everyday life. It’s titled “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help that Actually Works–A True Story.” Written

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Glenn Pelletier

A man pauses as he touches the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after placing his poppy on top following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Friday November 11, 2011. Polls taken in previous years show that number has been steadily rising. Only 16 per cent of those surveyed in 2008 planned to attend a Remembrance Day event, but the number climbed to 22 per cent in 2010 and has risen a further eight points since then. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Harry Watts, I salute you

Thinking of 91-year-old Harry Watts of Kitchener, who served in the Canadian military in Italy in 1943-45. This remarkable man was on hand at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market last Saturday, complete with a photo display highlighting his tenure with the military.  He was there to raise funds for his fellow war vets, accepting donations and

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Lisa Drew

#WhoWillYouRemember Today?

My Grandpa.  A man with twinkling blue eyes, and a huge smile  A man who would sit for hours on the couch holding my hand, grinning and wanting to know how my week or month had been been since our last family gathering. He would take me to the merry-go-round at Springbank Park,  and be

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Lisa Drew

There’s No Place Like Home

Haven House in Cambridge is moving.. and growing. A brand new facility to serve and protect women and children from violence on the homefront. Isn’t it sad that a new and bigger Haven House is needed. $3.5 million is still needed to build this Haven House. ( Stay tuned for info on a golf event I’m involved

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Lisa Drew

A Hometown Girl is Firmly in the Driver’s Seat.

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Kitchener native (from Stanley Park!) Maria Soklis is the VP and COO of KiaCanada. She was in town yesterday, as keynote at the Women of Influence event.  She used that Eisenhower quote

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Lisa Drew

The Morning After the Terror in Ottawa.

The so-called terrorist experts,  and even some American news panels, have been stating or hinting at this for days now. It’s not “if” but “when” it would happen here on Canadian soil. It really has.  Twice this week, and it’s homegrown. A lovely young man,  an  “always smiling”  father from Hamilton, has been gunned down

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