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Do You Know a Lonely Senior? Well, Imagine... (Part One)

January is a lonely month for many older persons in Richmond Hill.

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2020: Normalizing Crazy

Who would deny that it has been a crazy year? How has COVID-19 affected your mental well-being?

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Christmas Countdown - Boxing it up!

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas.  It may feel like Christmas is over, but historically or traditionally, it was the second day of twelve of Christmastide.   

The history of this day, and what it has become, is unclear. 

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Christmas Countdown - Day 24 - Crackling Yule Logs

The burning of a Yule log was part of the Christmas traditions wherever you needed heat and light this time of year – the northern hemisphere.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 23 - Christmas Elves – a little thing tucked into of our Christmas traditions.

There seems to have always been littles elves around - these little creatures, male and female, with some magical powers. They were immortal. They lived in forests and mountains, or maybe down the well. They guarded our homes.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 22 - Why are we gobbling up turkey?

Last year about 620 million turkeys were eaten at Christmas. 

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A dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - by our friends at the Curtain Club

For your enjoyment, many of the members, easily recognized by those who have attended the Curtain Club's shows over the years,  recorded a radio play version of A Christmas Carol.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 21 - Observing Winter Solstice

December 21st is the day of winter solstice this year.  Some years it can be the 20th or 22nd, generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years. 

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