PROFESSIONALS…it pays to patronize them! Reply

Ron doing the final safety-check

Ron doing the final safety-check

Opinion by Danny Gaisin

Dec. 2nd, ‘12

Recently, our treasured (especially for guys) Canadian Tire® store had a significantly reduced sale on trailer hitches. According to the salesman, installation of same was about a ‘two-wrench’ (out of five) job. So, with a pair of my motorcycle cruising club troops we attempted to attach the item to my SUV. Failure!
A trip to the local HITCH FACTORY on Dartnall Road proved fortuitous. Eighteen minutes later; including being bothered & kibitzed by yours truly…the hitch was an integral part of the vehicle. More…

M.S.O. —’3′; O.A.R. —’0’… so, no concert review Reply

Oct. 14th, ‘12

For the second year, the Miss’a Symphony is holding auditioning concerts for a new conductor and again we were invited to attend all three. Last evening, on our arrival at the Living Arts Centre box office, there were no tickets arranged…Strike one!  Then, due to delays including the comp’s arriving one-at-a time we missed the guest’s opening comments; anthem and Eugene Onegin’s Waltz #24…Strike two. Then, contrary to our newspaper’s editorial policy, the orchestra’s G.M. would not permit any post-performance photograph opportunity…Strike three! The Arts Review team was retired. Sorry, Ms. Yan & Mr. Pronin; as well as to Paul Weston and the MSO musicians. More…

Dryden & Sweet; a “Youth reclaiming” dream team Reply

Review by Danny Gaisin
         Yesterday I met a Hamilton man whose personal history of being abused as a pre-teen and then suffering a long period of being homeless reads like a Dickens’ novel. Today he’s an honours college graduate. Realizing he had the background to perhaps influence others, Fredrick Dryden started visiting youths being held in Juvenile Detention. Eight years ago he formed LIBERTY FOR YOUTHand quickly received support and encouragement from David Sweet, our local Member of Parliament who is a motorcycle riding enthusiast.

The L4Y team; with Dryden & Sweet in middle


Progress, and changes Reply

Comment by Terry Gaisin

Some of our readers have written to ask why we call our listing of happenings “UPCOMING” when they are currently being staged! Doubly neat observation as it means folks actually read our stuff (just kidding, we get about 1,000 hits per week!), and are interested enough to pass on their thoughts; and it enables us to correct a syntax-ical error.

So, we will be changing the banner-head to either ‘worthwhile’, orrecommended’ or ‘selected’ EVENTS.  If any of you have a preference, please email me with your choice [or other choices] and we’ll go with the majority, but we DO want your imput.