July2011

Petch House, That Is Strange? Alive Again

Petch House, That Is Strange? Alive Again

Jul 30, 2011
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Three months elapsed since April 21st, 2011 – my first visit inside the Petch house. Destiny of the 160 year old log house was then unknown, but was promising. Read More »
By Law No Dumping Dump Ditty Dump Dump Dump

By Law No Dumping Dump Ditty Dump Dump Dump

Jul 26, 2011
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Short and sweet. Why do people dump in front of the No Dumping sign? Read More »
Last Week The Hottest Days In Years, Noise Pollution

Last Week The Hottest Days In Years, Noise Pollution

Jul 25, 2011
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It was hot – sizzling hot and humid. Last week, especially Thursday was the hottest day in years. Here in Aurora we were lucky as the skies were overcast most of the time during the peak hour, Read More »
Risks At Playgrounds, Monkey Bars?

Risks At Playgrounds, Monkey Bars?

Jul 19, 2011
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The ‘Playground equipment sparks debate‘ an article published in The Banner on July 14, 2011 definitely sparked debate everywhere. Read More »
Merlin’s Hollow, Best Of The Last Visit

Merlin’s Hollow, Best Of The Last Visit

Jul 18, 2011
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It was another great visit accompanied by great weather conditions, sadly it was last one for the season, to the Merlin’s Hollow, an English garden created by the Tomlinson’s here in Aurora. Read More »
Children Eat Well, Not!

Children Eat Well, Not!

Jul 13, 2011
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In the past few months I have attended about four main events. Read More »
Who Was Mrs. Capstick, Pet Cemetery, Part V

Who Was Mrs. Capstick, Pet Cemetery, Part V

Jul 13, 2011
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I know that I have not written much about Victor Blochin since his wife Anne Elizabeth Blochin, maiden name Wilson, Read More »
People Behind The Pet Cemetery, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Blochin, Part IV

People Behind The Pet Cemetery, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Blochin, Part IV

Jul 13, 2011
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Some sources are telling me that there is a possibility that the overgrown pet cemetery was owned by Kennel Inn in Aurora, and now is changing hands, possibly to be developed in the future. Read More »
About Canada’s Only Pet Cemetery In Aurora, Finally, Part III

About Canada’s Only Pet Cemetery In Aurora, Finally, Part III

Jul 13, 2011
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Happy Woodlawn (Woodland) was the Canada’s first and only pet cemetery situated here Aurora, Ontario. It was privately own by Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blochin. Read More »
Happy Woodlawn Pet Cemetery, Dog Ghost Stories, Part II

Happy Woodlawn Pet Cemetery, Dog Ghost Stories, Part II

Jul 11, 2011
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It was the Forgotten Mysteries 1947 book by R. Dewitt Miller that I stumbled upon and the local article to connect the two to find out that Mr. and Mrs. Blochin were the owners of the Bencruachan Kennnels and a couple who started the first pet cemetery in Canada here in Aurora. Read More »
Pet Cemetery, Not Just Aurora’s But Canada’s First, Part I

Pet Cemetery, Not Just Aurora’s But Canada’s First, Part I

Jul 11, 2011
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Happy Woodlawn is the name of the Canada’s first pet cemetery located here in Town of Aurora, Ontario. Where exactly? Some of us do know and some of us do not. Read More »
The Petch House, A New Journey

The Petch House, A New Journey

Jul 9, 2011
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The Petch house is getting a lot of attention in THE AURORA and The Banner lately. Lengthy articles are written. Columns are filled with letters to the editor. The Petch house itself is being prepared for the move. Read More »
Nokiidaa Trail Link, How Do You Know That You Are At The Newmarket Trail?

Nokiidaa Trail Link, How Do You Know That You Are At The Newmarket Trail?

Jul 8, 2011
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As far as I can notice, people are really enjoying the new Nokiidaa Trail Link in Aurora accessible from St. John’s sideroad. The wildlife is sprouting and so does the population of us Aurorans and Newmarket-oans. Every age group so far. Read More »