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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre welcoming snooker players at all levels

Gently-used books needed for upcoming sale

  • Jan 26, 2023

 

Doing word puzzles and other brain games is crucial to help slow the mental aging process, writes April Lewis. (Pixabay)

SENIOR SAVVY: Senior years, the perfect time for mind games

Another new year and more resolutions to make. Get fit. Join a…

  • Jan 23, 2023

 

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ALEX HOUSE: It’s a time of new beginnings, and endings, at Alex House

It’s hard to drive the COVID-19 pandemic out of our collective rearview…

  • Jan 12, 2023

 

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SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre book sale happening Feb. 11

Winter excursions set for January and February

  • Jan 12, 2023
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AND FRANKLY: A financial breaking point is drawing near and fallout will be grim

2023 will be a year of tough decisions for everyone

  • Jan 12, 2023
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Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street groups enjoying a Christmas break

Groups and activities will resume in the first two weeks of January

  • Dec 22, 2022
Dianne Sawicki
Five-year-old McKinley (Ursula Maxwell-Lewis’s granddaughter) loves cooking and baking. (Photo submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Coping in the Kitchen

Holiday cooking evokes old memories

Five-year-old McKinley (Ursula Maxwell-Lewis’s granddaughter) loves cooking and baking. (Photo submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.

COLUMN: The magic of Christmas isn’t so unbelievable, is it?

A deep adoration of Santa Claus and everything he represents has led to a life of loving Christmas

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.
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PENINSULA ZOOMER: A Christmas blessing for the broken among us

It’s important to remember that this can be an especially hard time of year for some

  • Dec 15, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey’s NDP MLAs given plenty of seats at the cabinet table

Education portfolio a nod to importance of B.C.’s largest, fastest-growing school district

  • Dec 15, 2022
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OFF TOPIC: Crocuses and chaos – welcome to winter on the West Coast

Is it unfair that we’re the laughing stock of Canada after every snowfall? Yes … and no

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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Choristers present It’s Christmas – Ready or Not!

Concert is Dec. 10, 2 p.m. at Kent Street Centre

  • Dec 1, 2022
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After journeying to South Africa for Christmas, 1954, Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen with her parents before she heads off to boarding school. (Photo submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: The reluctant traveller’s Christmas gift

A journey to South Africa for Christmas and other Yuletide reflections

After journeying to South Africa for Christmas, 1954, Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen with her parents before she heads off to boarding school. (Photo submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Last held in 2019, the Christmas Community Lunch at Alex House returns Wednesday, Dec. 14. Register at info@alexhouse.net or (604) 535-0015, payment ($12; $10 for members) at the door. (Contributed photo)

ALEX HOUSE: Welcoming a season of new beginnings

Christmas Community lunch returns, Seniors Connect program kicks off in January

  • Nov 26, 2022
Last held in 2019, the Christmas Community Lunch at Alex House returns Wednesday, Dec. 14. Register at info@alexhouse.net or (604) 535-0015, payment ($12; $10 for members) at the door. (Contributed photo)
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TO THE POINT: Where the streets are the same: coming full circle

Peace Arch News’ newest (former) reporter reintroduces herself to the community

Tricia Weel column To the point
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PENINSULA Zoomer: What is the big deal with the number 12

A dozen examples can be found of the number 12 popping up in our day-to-day lives

  • Nov 24, 2022
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Scenes from “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” now showing at the Vancouver Convention Centre are seen in three images. (Photos: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: ‘Beyond King Tut’ is mysterious, magical, and impressive

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels through time while visiting new exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre

Scenes from “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” now showing at the Vancouver Convention Centre are seen in three images. (Photos: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
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AND FRANKLY: Policing transition vote a ‘momentous step’ in Surrey politics

Monday night’s vote on the Surrey policing transition was a momentous step.…

  • Nov 17, 2022
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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Christmas events ramping up at Kent Street Centre

Mistletoe lunch, readers’ theatre staging of Scrooge happening in the coming weeks

  • Nov 17, 2022
Dianne Sawicki