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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 »
Aurora, A History In Pictures Collectible Book Arrived With A Surprise, An Old Photo

Aurora, A History In Pictures Collectible Book Arrived With A Surprise, An Old Photo

Jun 25, 2011
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Aurora, A History In Pictures book by W. John McIntyre arrived few weeks ago at my mail box. I ordered this book online from Amazon already used since this book is not in circulation. 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 »
Inventions From Aurora, Plow Attachment By J.A. Petch

Inventions From Aurora, Plow Attachment By J.A. Petch

May 3, 2011
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Motivated about the recent historic Aurora's J. Fleury's Sons advertisement printed in The Auroran [Week of April 26, 2011, pg 4], I thought I look for patents that were filed by residents or businesses in Aurora. 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 »
Petch House, My First Visit

Petch House, My First Visit

Apr 19, 2011
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In couple of days I will explore the insides of the Petch House located on Leslie Street, Town of Aurora, and I will be allowed to take some pictures. Stayed tuned for an update and my experience of a life in early 1800s. Read More »