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Dream a little dream...job 04/02/2016 11:38

Do you have a dream job?
Mine is a combo Disney Cartoon- doggy day care owner- backup singer for the Stones- surf shop owner

But what about…
Director of Fun-The National Railway Museum in York, England, has a Director of Fun held by a six-year-old boy.
Water-slide tester - average $28,500/year
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Meanwhile, in circus news......... 04/02/2016 09:27

A couple of stories have made the news recently regarding the world-famous Ringling Brothers circus. First off, Ringling Brothers announced it will retire it’s elephants. They’ve been with the circus since, I’m guessing, the beginning or close to it, and why not, they worked for peanuts!!!!!!!

Seriously though, animal rights activists have long complained that it’s cruel to make elephants perform in a circus. Which brings up a ...
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Komedy for Kidneys March 3! 03/02/2016 16:08

Yesterday evening, I spoke on 91.7 Giant FM, with Comedian MARK MATTHEWS about a Great Event coming to the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls on the third of March. It's now the ninth annual show, featuring some of the funniest acts from around Niagara and Southern Ontario. Mark will again act as emcee for the night, which starts at 8:30, for two hours of hilarious laughter, and a few guffaws too.

Proceeds support dialysis care in Niagara through the ONE FOUNDATIO...
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OFF ICE THE LEAFS KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER 03/02/2016 11:44

The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone back in time for their new logo. The new old maple leaf will symbolize an era when the Maple Leafs were winning cup after cup. The buds have won 13 championships and this logo or something very similiar was adorning the front of the jersey. The new logo will also look back at the history of...
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Playing for the love of the game 03/02/2016 08:07

Had a chance on Saturday night to head to the Thorold Arena for an Allan Cup Hockey game between the Thorold Athletics and the Brantford Blast, and it was, well, a blast! The Thorold team features several players from the Sutherland Cup champion Blackhawks from 2005, along with a number of other former Junior B , OJHL and OUA players.
My wife and I both volunteered with the Blackhawks during their glory years, including the 2005 season, so it was nice to see a lot of familia...
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You can't make this stuff up... 01/02/2016 10:08

Want to teach your kids about sportsmanship?

Tell them the tale of John Scott…this years NHL All Star MVP

Is he one of the NHL’s best players?

Nope, but he got invited to the game anyway….by the fans

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The World is Changing... 31/01/2016 08:45

It might be hard to believe, but the world seems to be moving into a new way of thinking and doing?

A popular San Francisco park that re-opened after years of construction is drawing attention for a new feature: an open air public urinal.

The urinal, located right next to the train tracks at Dolores Park, was installed as part of the park's $20 million renovations, due to the city Parks and Recreation department's ongoing problems with public ur...
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HEY RADCLIFFE, YOU AREN'T ALONE!!! 27/01/2016 11:19

There’s a new movie out called, “Swiss Army Man” The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a smelling, farting, rotting corpse who befriends this guy on an island somewhere. This movie was recently shown at the “Sundance Music Festival and to no one’s surprise half the audience walked out in disgust. Radcliffe said he accepted the role because it was quite challenging and a good laugh to do.

The last well known movie t...
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Helping out our veterans 27/01/2016 10:04

Just a quick heads up……mark the date Saturday, April 16th on your calendar. There is a special show for a special cause happening that night in Niagara. The Zone B5 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a show at the Welland Legion on Morningstar Avenue. It will feature some terrific tribute artists, including David Iannandrea, doing the songs of Dean Martin and a few from Frank Sinatra! David is , quite simply, amazing as Dean,I’ve wor...
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The level of AWESOME depended on your age... 26/01/2016 10:42

When you are a kid, you had an entirely different perspective when it came to blizzards. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the Blizzard of '77

I was pretty young but I remember walking home from the park in my snowsuit (yup, we were allowed to wander the neighbourhood unsupervised back than) and I couldn't see anything and it was AWESOME!

I remember opening th...
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A Nickel a Bag (Not a Nickel Bag) 25/01/2016 20:00

I just got the word today. WALMART will start to charge a nickel for each plastic bag, beginning February 9. Some of the proceeds will go to recycling initiatives for bags and other thin plastic objects.

WALMART Canada has 397 stores, and more than 1.2 million customers daily, so do the math. Lots of bucks to someone- charity? Environmentalists are waiting to see whether the bag money really ends up going to save the environment, instead of to the bottom line.Click here

 
 
 
 
Just leave it...I don't feel excluded 25/01/2016 10:35

So they...aka Government... want to change our anthem to make it more gender neutral

"...and all thy sons command'

OR

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Another blow for Port Dalhousie 25/01/2016 10:16

Port Dalhousie used to be a happening place for residents of St. Catharines, Niagara and tourists alike. There was a time when it was as vibrant a place as you could find in the Region. There were restaurants, bars, lots and lots of bars, the piers, the beach, the carousel, the pavillion, neat little shops , a unique theatre and pretty much everything you could ask for in a touristy area. And then several years ago, there arose a huge controversy surrounding the quaint little area ...
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SNOW REASON TO WORRY 25/01/2016 10:11

This past weekend, a monster storm called Jonas wreaked havoc along the United States Eastern Seaboard. The hardest hit areas were New York City, The Jersey Shoreline and Washington D.C where 90cm or almost 3ft of snow fell from Friday into Saturday. There was a report on the news from Manhattan showing a guy on ski’s being pulled by a car, the reporter was warning people not to attempt something so “foolish” however, he did a double take when he real...
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Ahh... Winter! -Pat 24/01/2016 09:49

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Mmmmmmmmmm........pancakes.......... 21/01/2016 09:13

Here’s a heads up on a great event that’s coming soon. On Tuesday, February 2nd, (an easy date to remember,Groundhog Day!!) Port Cares will be hosting it’s 4th annual Pancake Brunch to raise awareness on the plight of homelessness in the community and throughout Canada. The brunch , sponsored by 91.7 Giant FM, will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Reach Out Centre, located at 61 Nickel Street in Port ...
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1976 COMPARED TO 2016....HOW DID WE SURVIVE? 20/01/2016 10:02

I came across this article the other day about parenting then and now. It was a comparison as to what was acceptable in 1976 compared to today and oh have we ever changed our minds.

In 1976 a whopping 75% said it was ok to spank your child as a form of discipline or punishment. Today that number has predictably dropped to 25% with “ time-outs and items being taken away as the favoured approach.

Now, I’m not here to glorif...
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THANK YOU GLENN FREY 19/01/2016 11:18

I was having a really nice deep sleep yesterday afternoon when I was woken up by the sound of my mobile phone “dinging” you know, the sound it makes when someone is trying to text you. I ignored it and tried to sleep on but soon more and more “dinging” was occurring, so I knew something was up. I looked at my messages and there it was over and over again from my friends and co-workers, “did you hear….Glenn Frey died!!&am...
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