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Posted On April 28, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

I’m so lucky to have Kuper in my life. Who is Kuper? He’s roughly 75 years old, with rapidly growing grey hair on his eyebrows, face and chest. He’s covered in thick black hair, with handsome golden brown eyes that would win you over in a staring contest. Instead of walking like a normal four-legged being, he trots around like a very proud black stallion. With his older age Kuper has become less of a participant in my long walks and instead yearns for more love and compassion. We rescuedRead More

Posted On April 28, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Egg Me On!

by Jennifer Bowles –  Ah yes, the egg. Fried, scrambled, poached, coddled or hard-boiled, these little gems are true comfort food that have versatility written all over them! An excellent source of protein, and a fairly inexpensive product that delivers stunning richness to any dish, the egg could possibly be one of the world’s most perfect foods! Few people harness the egg’s flexibility. Sure, you can have them fried with toast or boiled with a touch of salt, but the possibilities with eggs go far beyond. One of the mostRead More
by Chris Sigurdson, Peninsula Landscape Supplies –  It has been a wet winter and moss is overtaking your lawn. Now is the time to deal with this and devise a regular maintenance program to rid your lawn of this pesky green stuff! Moss thrives in areas of poor drainage, acidic soil conditions, and lack of light. However, there are measures that you can take to rectify these problems to deter moss from growing. First you should cut the lawn to a height of two to 2.5 inches. Apply a granular or liquidRead More
by Rosemarie Root, Macdonald Realty Ltd. –  First impressions are everything, and it couldn’t be more true than when it comes to selling your home. 63% of home buyers will do a “drive-by” after viewing a home they like online. This is your first opportunity! Staging the outside of your house is a surefire way to get buyers in. If they don’t like what they see on the outside, they won’t want to see the inside – your home’s exterior represents what it may look like behind the front door. ShowRead More

Posted On April 28, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Historically Speaking: A Scandalous Love Affair

by Valerie Green –  Today we are accustomed to scandals in the news. Not so in early Victoria. Rumours surrounding one young woman during the 1890s were, therefore, thought to be quite shocking. The lady in question was Bertha de Miranda Genn, who led a very unorthodox life. Born in England on June 24, 1868, to Eliza MacGregor and Diogo Madison Genn, her father’s prosperous import/export business provided a grand lifestyle for his family. However, when he died in 1877, he left no one to take care of his wifeRead More