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Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines (vacation edition): Peterborough YMCA Announces! Unconditional Surrender Statue, Bayfront Sarasota

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YMCA of Peterborough- The Balsillie Branch lap pool is closed until further notice as one of the main pipes feeding the pool has failed. The YMCA is working on the issue but will not be open until Wednesday at the soonest.


Unconditional Surrender- On August 14/1945 the Japanese surrendered to end WWII. In time square in New York a celebration ensured and a famous photo was taken by Alfred Eisentaedt that captured the joy of the people upon the end of the war. That photo was “The kissing sailor”. A kiss between a Nurse and a Sailor. Funny enough the Nurse was not a nurse, she was a dental assistant.
American Sculptor J. Steward Johnson created this sculpture and gave it to various Sarasota Count Veterans Organizations. It is not proudly displayed at the waterfront in Sarasota Florida.






Weather-Reports have it you have snow back at home. I am going to rub it in a little. It is 28c and sunny here. I have a few more shots of Sarasota to share with you!









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Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines: Ennismore and Bridgenorth’s Jame A Gifford Causeway litter issue, Free Public Skating, New OHIP program to be excited about

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Garbage issue on the Jamas A Gifford Causeway: County staff are going to present their plan to Peterborough County Council shortly on their plan to fix the causeway issue. I suspect, and this is just speculation that staff will once again come back with a soft approach to this 20 year issue. Signs and education. One of the major issues on the table is the County has no staff or contracts with security services to enforce bylaws. Every county bylaw has no enforcement. County expects the townships to enforce the bylaws but the townships are not interested in adding the downloaded costs. We are so close to getting this issue solved. Again this has been going on for 20 years. I have taken this battle on with help from Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis and Councillor Gerry Herron. Together my hope is to come up with a solution but I may need your help. No one else on Selwyn Council has offered any help at all. Keep this issue at the forefront and talk to your councillor and let them know your feel…

Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines:Tag line for Peterborough up for debate tonight, gas prices, Highest price listing in City of Kawartha Lakes

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Tag line for Peterborough up for debate tonight: Brandhealth has already brought a losing tag line to City of Peterborough council and hopefully council will deny this tag line too. “Live Outside of the Ordinary” What does that mean? Peterborough is kind of ordinary is it not? It is not a bad thing. So does it say not to live here? Is it saying that Peterborough is so different then say Belleville, Oshawa, Kingston that you must live here or not live here? Is this tag line something to stand up as a citizen of Peterborough and say:

“ Hi, my name is Joe from Peterborough and we “Live Outside of the Ordinary”

What is Peterborough when I think of good things about Peterborough? Liftlock and Trent Severn WaterwayFountainDowntown free summer festivalWaterwaysLand of Shining WatersDowntown and Market Hall ClockCanoe MuseumJackson ParkNorth end, west end, south end and east endArmour HillCommunity ParksFree ZooAll things hockeyGreen Central located to many outside communities that have their o…

Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines: Peterborough Petes, Remembrance Day, Most Expensive Listing in Peterborough and area, Fake $100 bills in area:

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Peterborough Petes- My daughter had her very first hockey game at the Peterborough Memorial    Centre on Saturday. After the game the Petes gave the girls hockey team 25 free tickets. That was very generous of the Petes and I would like to thank them for that.







Remembrance Day-We happened to be at the Mermorial Centre for an 11:00am game on November 11th. Our coach Steve Medhurst took the time at 11:00am before the game to explain to the girls the meaning and significance of the time. We had a minute of silence. This is what hockey is all about in my eyes. It was taking time as a team to learn, grow and understand life as a team. Thank you Steve, that made me proud to be part of this organization.


The Most Expensive Listing on the market today!-Got an extra 3.5 million dollars kicking around? Today's highest price listing in the Peterborough area is an island cottage on Stoney Lake. This listing is brought to you by Shawn Woof and Andy Taylor of Sotheby's International Realty. It…

Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines: 5 tips to get your car ready for winter, Lakefield Santa Clause Parade, Selwyn tickets for Peterborough Petes, North Kawartha Firefighters

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5 tips to get your car ready for winter!
Have your car maintenanced and oil changed. Make sure the air filter, fuel filter and oil is ready for the cold. Water in your fuel filter will stop you cold the first time it gets cold. Fresh oil is best for the correct velocity.  Make sure you can see! What is the condition of your windshield wipers? Is your wiper fluid full and an extra jug in the trunk? Make sure your heater and defrosters are in working conditions. Don’t forget to put the brush/scraper in the car.Give your battery a little love. Check to make sure the terminals are clean and not corroded. Make sure your jumper cables are in good condition and in your car.Put your snow tires ON your car BEFORE it snows. Waiting until it snows is what everyone does so good luck getting into a shop anytime soon. It is also a good idea to check the pressure of each tire.Prepare an emergency kit. Here is some ideas to carry.
a blanketextra boots and glovesan extra set of warm clothesextra water a…

Peterborough and Lindsay Stories and Headlines: 5 tips to get your car ready for winter, Lakefield Santa Clause Parade, Selwyn tickets for Peterborough Petes, North Kawartha Firefighters

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5 tips to get your car ready for winter!
Have your car maintenanced and oil changed. Make sure the air filter, fuel filter and oil is ready for the cold. Water in your fuel filter will stop you cold the first time it gets cold. Fresh oil is best for the correct velocity.  Make sure you can see! What is the condition of your windshield wipers? Is your wiper fluid full and an extra jug in the trunk? Make sure your heater and defrosters are in working conditions. Don’t forget to put the brush/scraper in the car.Give your battery a little love. Check to make sure the terminals are clean and not corroded. Make sure your jumper cables are in good condition and in your car.Put your snow tires ON your car BEFORE it snows. Waiting until it snows is what everyone does so good luck getting into a shop anytime soon. It is also a good idea to check the pressure of each tire.Prepare an emergency kit. Here is some ideas to carry.
a blanketextra boots and glovesan extra set of warm clothesextra water a…