After You Move, ReStore

A little while back we wrote about the re-opening of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. With this being not just festival season in Montreal but also for many of us moving season, we felt another mention of ReStore might be timely. As mentioned when we visited, anyone feeling the need to do some repairs around…

On the Ground at the Ormstown Fair

Surprisingly close to Montreal, just a 45 minute drive past Chateuguay, the charming town of Ormsville hosts an annual  country fair. The one we attended this past weekend (June 9th, 2013) was the 99th fair, so the 2014 centenary fair is bound to be something special. What can you expect at the fair? Access to…

TC Media and the Fall of Community Papers

An article from Cult#MTL was brought to my attention yesterday regarding the future direction of Montreal community newspapers around the island. If the article presents the situation accurately, then loyal readers of such publications as the West Island Chronicle and the Westmount Examiner can look forward to “a newspaper devoid of news” in the very…

Camp Amy Molson

Just a little less than a year ago, our little girl was preparing for her first experience at a sleep-away camp. She was so excited and eager to go – she’d been begging for the experience for a couple of summers already. While our concern as parents as to whether she was really ready to…

Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt

I’ve been meaning to compose this post for some time… since last Autumn, to be honest. It is inspired by such a simple activity idea, but an idea that holds so much appeal through its elegant blend of art, exercise, outdoor fun and family-togetherness. The idea is for a photo scavenger hunt. Sparked due to…