Month: August 2017

Book Club Corner September 2017

By Kit Darling We are still busy working in our gardens or travelling so here are a few Recommendations from our members. Visit the Bookmobile at Bennetto Recreation Centre on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Earthly Remains by Donna Leon. On stress leave, Commissario Guido Brunetti accepts the offer of a home on the island of Sant’Erasmo in the Laguna of Venice. He meets Davide, an old friend and rowing partner of his father. They  becomes close while rowing together to check on Davide’s beehives on islands in the Laguna. Davide is found drowned after a storm, but the question is – was this an accident, or was it related to secrets from his past. Dumping chemicals in the Laguna and environmental damage; cover-ups and payoffs. Again Leon effortlessly transports the reader to Venice – it’s lifestyle, architecture and people. (Kit) Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. It is 1935 and Judith, a 14 year old English is getting ready to go to boarding school, as her mother and younger sister are packing up to rejoin her father who works in Ceylon for a British company. Immediately the reader is aware of future world events which probably will affect Judith and her family and friends. The historical and social setting become a very important aspect in this novel and includes myriad details of everyday...

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Letter from the Editor

By Brenda Duke Hello Breezes readers! We hope you are enjoying the new and improved September issue of the North End Breezes! I’m sure that the first things you’ll notice is the addition of colour to our front and back page. The next big change is the subtle changes to our logo. Originally designed by Ed Stewart in 1971, our friend and neighbour, Stephan Hossbach from El Camino Studios, has added some changes and made it pop! We’ve added a prime advertising spot on the masthead so if you are interested, please contact us at Next, we needed...

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North Ender of The Year Reunion

By Ken Hirter On July the 8th 2017 I had the pleasure to take in the North Ender’s Reunion Picnic which is an annual event held for the past twenty plus years for residents past and present of Hamilton’s North End. This year’s event was held at the Macassa Bay Yacht Club with its beautiful view of the bay. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as the older generation and newer generations met and reminisced on yesterday’s past in Hamilton’s North End. The wonderful Ed Stewart and Alice Perniac were on registration and they made me feel most welcomed...

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