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Convenient beauty on Trafalgar Road

South Oakville is a beautiful place. But the neighbourhood wouldn’t be the nearly as beautiful without Bong’s Variety. The corner store is surrounded on every side by loveliness. Some of the homes there are over a hundred years old and … Continue reading

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Purple haze: an Ontario farming tradition

If you drive past the city limits of many Ontario towns, you will see lilac bushes. Some of them are in lovely gardens of course, but many are standing alone in a field or surrounded by a tangle of weeds. They are often all that’s … Continue reading

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Ta da! The community garden is now blessed and open!

On Sunday our congregation began a new ministry! After the service was over, we all went outside to gather near our new garden boxes that have now been installed and filled with soil. None of them have plants yet, but soon … Continue reading

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Why home renovations are like getting a tattoo

On Sunday, I was talking with my congregation about tattoos because I read about a church in Texan with a Lenten tattoo project. Since I am no fan of tattoos (I’m not morally opposed or anything, I’m just cheap and pain-adverse) it’s … Continue reading

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Community gardening is no walk in the park

Last week I was pleased to attend a meeting at the Oakville Freedom Centre on Bronte Road. They are the host site for a joint garden project that grows food for the hungry in our town. I think that’s very cool. But it has clearly not been … Continue reading

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Leaf thief

Some people are very good at raking leaves. They collect them into little piles, put them into compostable bags, and leave them in tidy rows for the trucks to pick up. Some people are so fanatic about raking, in fact, that they … Continue reading

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New roofs make good neighbours

There has been a rash of roofing in our neighbourhood this summer. I can count at least five houses on our street that have had trucks deliver big skids of shingles and a garbage bin to their driveway. Not long … Continue reading

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