Monthly Archives: January 2014

Who will be the next Tesla or Edison? Start your kids in the kitchen with mints and an old pop bottle

Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison had a scientific and personal rivalry that became legendary. Both were geniuses, both became world famous through their many, many inventions, both were a titch odd. Edison died in 1931; Tesla, born in Serbia and … Continue reading

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Cats, cooks and Super Bowl fans all scream for cheese, please! It’s time to start hoarding, shoppers…

By now, everyone has heard the tragic news. There may well be a Velveeta shortage. Kraft Foods has announced that a “higher demand” and a “combination of factors” has led to problems. This is a big deal, because the Super … Continue reading

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Tai what?

An ad in the local newspaper this week advertises a Tai Chi Open House (for those in the Sherbrooke area, it’s on Monday, January 27, 2014, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Amedee-Beaudoin Community Centre). Are you wondering what … Continue reading

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Matching wits with a killer, and the clock: Who knows what the future brings?

A new year often leads us to reflect on what is to come. And time, as the Steve Miller Band so perceptively noted, “keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future.” And there’s so much to be done, so quickly… … Continue reading

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Steal this book – I mean, no, don’t do that: Sign it out, and you can read it anytime you like

Don’t steal library books. Please. Just drop them back in the metal book drop at the Lennoxville Library’s front door. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a fun book about a very bad boy who obsessively steals from … Continue reading

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Make a commitment to having fun and making friends; Now that’s a New Year’s resolution we can all keep

Some people love to learn in a room full of people, whether it’s scrapbooking or knitting, or even child-rearing tips. Some prefer to read a good book and absorb everything at their own pace, in a cosy chair. Still others … Continue reading

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