November 23, 2020


Everybody’s Talking

Pen Art: Most people use a ballpoint pen for taking notes. Not Samia Al Homsi Dagher of Tripoli, Lebanon. This talented artist, who is also a software engineer, uses the ubiquitous writing instrument to create beautiful and realistic portraits. The illustrator has had lots of time to hone her skills; she was only five years old when she started drawing. Now, she is well-known for her work and receives commissions from many individuals, including celebrities, as well as average folk. That’s because her work is so precise that the portraits could be mistaken for photographs.
Icky Desserts? How would you feel if you were presented with a dessert that looks like a kitchen sponge topped with a sudsy soap bubble? Or beans on toast? However, if the dessert is made by British chef Ben Churchill, you’d be wise to overlook the illusion and take a bite. That’s because Churchill’s creations are sweet treats. For example, the beans are made of marzipan and sit atop a cake drizzled with a sweet orange-red syrup that appears to be ketchup. The kitchen scrubber is really an olive oil sponge cake topped with green mint crumbs, with sweet milk foam as soapsuds. It’s a weird but interesting hobby!

Bottlecap Art: A Russian grandmother discovered a unique medium with which to make her art: plastic bottle caps. Nina Krinitsina, of the village of  Makarye, designs mosaics using caps of different colours. She displays the mosaics on the walls of her house and in her garden, and passersby have noticed. To get the caps, Krinitsina searches for discarded bottles. She will even go on searches at the town’s landfill site to find them. The artist’s subject matter leans towards Russian folktale and cartoon characters. She is so prolific that families bring their children to view her works, bringing bottle caps as payment.

Blue Man: A Canadian man really likes the colour blue. In fact, Donnie Snider of  Scarborough, Ontario, likes a certain hue of blue so much that he decided to tattoo his whole body with the colour. Formerly a forklift driver, Snider now makes and sells jewellery, but he’s also spent a lot of time tattooing himself. He started by asking his sister to tattoo some blue onto his leg.  After that, he decided to become a complete non-conformist. He slowly, but surely,  completed different portions of his body, including his hands and face.  Needless to say, Snider attracts attention from friends and strangers alike.

Quoteable Quotes

“The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.”
—Sarah Orne Jewett


“Endurance is patience concentrated.”
—Thomas Carlyle

What’s Happening


7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend NOTE: Pre-registration is required.

Nov.4-29: Exhibition: Ontario Between an Abstract and Figurative Vision: Eric Ranveau

Artist Eric Ranveau invites viewers to experience a new vision of Ontario landscapes in his new exhibition at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. The show titled, “Ontario Between an Abstract and Figurative Vision” runs from November 4th to the 29th, 2020 at the Joyner Gallery of the Arts Centre. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, November 8th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The paintings reveal the artist’s contemporary interpretation of Ontario landscapes. In his work, Ranveau explores the common thread between figurative and abstract art. A show not to be missed for art lovers and collectors, alike!

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region



May 13-14, 2021: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver BC


May 20, 2021: Your Title Goes TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)Here
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St Toronto Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada, 525 Bay St


1. In what galaxy is our solar system?

The Milky Way

2. What is kleptomania?

Obsessive desire to steal

3. A campfire treat of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate is called what?


4. The symbol for krypton is Kr, Kp, or Kn?


5. On average how many gallons of milk does a cow produce each day?

Six to seven.


Did You Know?

Different Colours: Very few people have one eye that is a different colour than the other eye. Called heterochromia, this rare condition is usually caused by heredity but can be acquired due to an eye injury or a medical condition.

Big Quake: The Cascadia earthquake, largest known earthquake in Canada,  occurred off the southwest coast of the western province of British Columbia.  It happened on January 26, 1700, and is estimated to have had a magnitude of nine.

Early Sitcoms: Today, situation comedies (sitcoms) are a big part of television programming. They got their start in the 1950s, with such well-known shows as I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and The George Burns and Gracie Allen  Show.

Good for You: Almonds are good to eat. They are high in monounsaturated fat,  which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. They also contain other nutrients, such as vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.

Fake Title: When making the 1997 movie, Titanic, American director James  Cameron didn’t want other movie studios to know that his project was about the doomed luxury liner. So he used a fake title, Planet Ice.

On the Lighter Side

What do you get when you cross a mink with a kangaroo? A fur coat with pockets.

Golfer: “Notice any improvements since last year?”
Caddy: “Yes, you bought a new golf bag.”

Trial lawyer to a spouse: “It was a terrible day in court. I exhibited moral outrage when I meant to show righteous indignation.”

We have one of those floor lamps with three degrees of brightness: dim,  flicker, and out.

Inflation hasn’t ruined everything. A dime can still be used as a

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