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For many years, we have been conditioned to consider home ownership as an ideal and an absolute prerequisite of self- realization. Who does not remember buying their first house and the challenges overcome to achieve that lofty goal? Those who merely rented were always considered in some way suspect and regarded as second-class citizens. However, more recent and more enlightened economic...

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Words fascinate me...the way the meaning of a word is dramatically changed by the addition of just one letter. Case in point, add an e to refuge and you create refugee and the meaning changes from a place of sanctuary, to someone very much in need of one. Refugee...a word which we unfortunately hear on the news all too frequently, originally entered the language in the early 1680s. Refugee...

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A cocktail is a whole world of endless possibility. Presented properly, a cocktail is like a party in a glass. And unlike a glass of wine, a cocktail can be absolutely anything you want it to be – sweet, salty, savoury, tart, fruity, short, tall, on the rocks or neat; and served muddled, shaken, or stirred. Yes James Bond, there are options. Cocktails are unique and individual – never exactly...

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In 1981, fourteen artisans came together to sell their work, in beautiful downtown Kingston Ontario, giving rise to “Cornerstone Co-op - A Guild of Artisans”. The Co-operative ran successfully for many years with new artists joining, while others moved along. In the late nineties however, the cooperative strugged, and a couple of the members took over the business, rebranding it as “Cornerstone...

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If owning waterfront is at the top of your ‘wish list’ then consider this spectacular property! Featuring 350 ft of level shore on Long Reach, overlooking Hay Bay, a dock, boat launch & covered boat lift. The 3,800 s/f custom residence offers top-of-the-line contemporary features & stunning lake views from all living areas. With 9.5 acres including 4.5 acres of woods, a 2,400 s/f...

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Anthropocene has become an environmental buzzword since the atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen popularized it in 2000.  It gives a name to the current geological era, in which humans are having a profound impact on the Earth’s geological strata. Geologists are still debating the term, but at the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN), we are embracing it as a social and...

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