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Petch House, It Was A Lifetime Opportunity

Petch House, It Was A Lifetime Opportunity

Aug 10, 2011
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Theoretically Petch House will never be the same. As of a last week August 4th, 2011 in the late afternoon, the house was totally taken apart and all logs and other parts of the house were moved to the storage on the local farm where it will be restored. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Sidewalk Children’s Art by James & Lucas, The Young Artists

Sidewalk Children’s Art by James & Lucas, The Young Artists

Jul 5, 2011
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Dashing through the crowds on Birkshire Drive just meters away from Optimist Park playground I walked over something that caught my eye. I stopped for a split second. Nah, let me take care of Canada Day fireworks first. I made a mental note to come back. Read More »
The Aurora Farmers Market, A Good Luck Horseshoe Found

The Aurora Farmers Market, A Good Luck Horseshoe Found

Jun 23, 2011
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When I delivered my accessibility recommendations to the Town of Aurora about two weeks ago in front of the Town Hall I noticed pained picnic tables. Happens to me all the time. Read More »
The Richness, The Beauty, The Petch House

The Richness, The Beauty, The Petch House

Jun 3, 2011
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I find beauty everywhere and I found beauty in the Petch House that once housed many families here in Aurora grounds. An old decaying log house now embraced by nature is standing alone and waiting for the day that will be alive again. Read More »
Wells Street School, Future Post-Secondary Institution, Maybe?

Wells Street School, Future Post-Secondary Institution, Maybe?

Jun 2, 2011
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My eye caught an article in THE AURORAN from Week of May 17, 2011, 'Brown lists priorities' on page 8 about the Wells Street School being suggested for a post-secondary institution. Read More »
The Aurora Farmers Market In Town Park, A Fresh Start

The Aurora Farmers Market In Town Park, A Fresh Start

May 13, 2011
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This is my second time ever at the Aurora Farmers Market, and second time ever at the Town Park in Aurora. I know, what can I say, I am slow. It took me many years to finally attend. Read More »
A Photo Journey To The Petch House In Aurora

A Photo Journey To The Petch House In Aurora

May 2, 2011
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Just before the Easter weekend I had my first photo journey to the Petch house - yes, I was invited inside. It was very interesting and inspiring journey to be part of - to explore the 167 years old family house built in Aurora. Read More »