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Port Colborne Optimist Club Book giveaway bookmarks 2023

2023 Optimist Club Book Giveaway

As part of our efforts to make life a little better for those around us, Optimist Clubs around the world raise funds, run events, work on community projects, and generally pitch in where they can. Volunteers such as myself bring their various skills to bear and work together for the greater good. My club, the
Port Colborne Optimist Club accepts 2023 grant from Port Colborne Council

Optimist Club Wins Grant

At the Port Colborne City council meeting last night, I and several other members of the Port Colborne Optimist Club were present to see Port Colborne Mayor, Bill Steele present a cheque for $4000 to club president Kim Eros. Which was kinda cool. Funds are for use in our many community projects, which can be

How Much Is Too Much?

Good question. I tend to post a lot of photos to social media. I’m in many groups, each with different guidelines. I try to abide by all the guidelines set down by each. Since they are all different, I sometimes I get it wrong, and an admin will tell me and I will apologize. Doesn’t
Is there life in France

Is There Life In France?

The Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901 – 1954) created the first nuclear reactor, worked on the Manhattan project, and is one of only 16 scientists in history to have an element named in his honour. It’s fair to say that he’s a big deal in science circles. One of the many things for which Fermi
Clarence Street Bridge Port Colborne on the Welland Canal

Four Years Of Droning On

This week marks the fourth anniversary of flying a drone. Four years ago today I earned my pilot’s license and took to the skies legally and safely after completing testing and being issued with required legal paperwork. Fully licensed, registered, and trained, I have been shooting everything from weddings to corporate marketing videos ever since
Steam coming off the factory

Industrial Evolution

The Image Of The Week (IOTW) comes from a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy (great place, well worth a few visits) near Simcoe. Along the way I passed the old Stelco plant on Highway 3 near Nanticoke. I grew up in a mining town in Yorkshire in the North of England. We had

The Choice

I always try to look on the bright side of life. And not just because it’s a song by which to live your life, though I would argue it certainly is. Case in point: A few years ago, I passed this deer on one of many trips to Hamilton to visit the hospital. I had
I saw three ships

I Saw Three ships

This image, captured on Lake Ontario one wintery morning, reminded me of the old English Christmas carol, “I saw three ships come sailing by”. It seemed a fitting image to mark Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it, and a happy holiday season to those that don’t. May your bellies be full and
Party at the Greens for Christmas

Merry Christmas

To those that celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to those that don’t, or follow faiths too numerous to mention. As I write, blizzard conditions are sweeping across the continental U.S. and Canada. Here, we have power lines and trees down, our doors are blocked with drifted snow and there is flooding

IOTW: The Scow

In August 1918 a scow broke loose from the tug towing it along the Niagara river. It and the two men aboard became lodged in the rocks above Niagara Falls. It has been there now for over a century. Fast forward to October 2019. The scow, battered by a raging river for decades, succumbs to
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