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A life set in stone: in conversation with Victor Oriecuia. Aviva Jacob How many people truly know, at just thirteen, what they’re meant to do in life? Perhaps at that age you wanted to be a doctor, a dancer, a fireman — something bold; useful; exciting. Preteens go through dreams like Kleenex: use once and toss aside. Whims are fleeting and superficial. At thirteen we’re just starting to...

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It seems a universal trait to dream of strolling through one’s vineyard on that special clear, cloudless day as the sun radiates upon rows of vines stretching to the horizon. A gentle breeze brushes the face whilst yellow finches hover among the undergrowth chirping melodically. Floral scents envelope one’s senses and an earthy aroma recalls last night’s rain. One feels peace and contentment....

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Many years ago I encountered Graham Metson, at an exhibition of his works at Oeno Galley. As was common at the time, when public gatherings could be held with confidence, he was delivering the artist’s talk. Whilst I do not remember everything he said, one particularly striking statement stuck in my memory. I believe it was something like this, “So I got divorced, bought a Rolls Royce and booked...

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Located at 76 East St. in Napanee, the new Lennox & Addington Mutual Insurance Company head office is a testament to community spirit. Honouring the company’s agricultural roots, the renovated former Co-op Building is designed to pay homage to the past, to lavish care and service on the customers of the present, and to look toward the future with continued neighbourhood growth. President...

Lennox & Addington Mutual Insurance Company puts Napanee on the map! - 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 votes
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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...

From Refugees to Residents - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

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