May 23 2012 Edition

Trash to treasure...but beware!

Dear Miss Durie,

We recently completed a large home renovation and need to sell some of our furniture and other items that no longer work in our space. I have listed some of my items on various Internet sites and a few people emailed me and requested that they pay me with PayPal. I don't have a PayPal account and I'm wondering if that is normal practice in 2012?

A tale of two towers

This weekend, from May 25 to 28, you are likely to hear a lot of bells ringing in and around the Old City.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The BIG Decision returns to search for Canadian companies in need

The producers of CBC's hit show Dragons' Den are looking for Canadian companies to participate in the second season of the reality business show the BIG Decision which matches struggling Canadian businesses with top Investors.

These top Canadian investors are on a mission: to spend their time AND their money to turn around struggling Canadian companies.

The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Place of Settlement, Home of Communities

The Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke and the Fédération Histoire Québec (FHQ), in collaboration with the Québec Anglophone Heritage Network, invite the general public to join with their member societies at the 47th Annual Meeting which is to be held in the beautiful Eastern Townships from 25 through 27 May, 2012.

The theme of the conference, "The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Pl

My best meals

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Photo: Photo from cedargrilling.com Web site

During one of the meetings of our creative writing group some years ago, at the Uplands Museum in Lennoxville, we had to write about the best meals we had ever eaten. The inspired work of the other members of the group gave me hunger pains. Their favorite meals all sounded so delicious. Here is what I wrote.

Definitely the best meals I have eaten were at home.

The 5/30 Challenge: Step Together

Every year since 2005, the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge invites Quebecers to take an active role in their health. With more than 700,000 participants in more than 200 municipalities, and hundreds of workplaces encouraging people to take part, the Health Challenge is a fun way for participants to take concrete steps toward improving their health and lifestyle.

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