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Gail Grant

Gail Grant is a freelance writer who lives in Palgrave.

Friendship is the Secret to Longevity

Nov 24, 2020

As we’re well aware, the Covid pandemic has taken a toll on both our connectivity and wellbeing, placing our social lives on semi-hold – but friends matter.

Alex Rodrigues

Nov 24, 2020

This award-winning senior writes a newsletter for more than 400 of his peers.

From Soil to Table

Sep 18, 2020

Vegetable grower extraordinaire Karen Hollingshead uses galvanized steel raised beds and water troughs to hold her 35 varieties of tomatoes and other gems.

Hanging Up My Apron

Sep 18, 2020

After turning 70 Gail Grant found cooking a chore. Here’s how meal kits, poached eggs on toast and guilty-pleasure dinners have kept her happily fed.

Sigrid Wolm

Sep 18, 2020

Sigrid Wolm may have closed her iconic kitchen store, but she’s far from ready to retire.

How to Find a Fairy House

Jun 25, 2020

Keen eyes can spot a variety of fairy abodes secreted along the pathways in Palgrave and Dufferin Forests.

Herb Hastings

Jun 25, 2020

Herb Hastings is an original member of the Achill Choral Society, is working on his 13th end-to-end trek of the Bruce Trail by hiking 30 to 50 kilometres every week.

Home Alone

Jun 25, 2020

Living solo in the era of Covid-19.

The New Normal: Pill Dispensers and Replacement Parts

Mar 24, 2020

Somehow I thought growing old would take longer.

Brenda Dolling

Mar 24, 2020

Originally an elementary school teacher, Brenda encouraged her students to think critically about issues, including politics.

The Poker Club

Nov 22, 2019

These men have been dealing each other in for 40 years and never missed a game.

‘The King of All Games’: Bridge

Nov 22, 2019

From kitchen tables to international tournaments, in the pantheon of table games, bridge still rules.

Male Friendship

Nov 22, 2019

Are men as good at long-term friendships as women?

Johnny Berger

Nov 22, 2019

For octogenarian Johnny Berger, aging only means heli-skiing with a slower group.

The Side Hustle

Sep 16, 2019

After retirement, your passion can be a new career.

Bill Hayes

Sep 16, 2019

Bill Hayes spent his early childhood on a farm property that is now the Caledon Riding and Hunt Club on the Third Line (now Creditview Road).

Get into the Happiness Habit

Jun 20, 2019

It gets easier with age!

Anne Livingston

Jun 20, 2019

When the family started Broadway Farm’s Market in 2002, Anne kept the books and did the baking for the shop.