Saturday, 1 July 2017

365 - July 2017

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY CANADA!!!!!!!!

Things to look forward to in July:
Working and celebrating Canada Day weekend
Ticking about artist off my bucket list - P!nk at Ottawa Bluesfest
Taking in the fun at Kingston Buskers Rendezvous
Playing around with facebook live and more social media at work
Another month of playing fastball
Camping in tents and with the RV, with friends at Murphys Point
Taking in a movie at the drive inn
Spending time in the sun with family and friends
AND more . . .


July 1, 2017 - Canada Day fireworks in downtown Kingston to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in Kingston, Canada's first capital
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - Beautiful flowers in sunlight
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - an amazing dessert at The Keg - the Billy Miner pie
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - Spending Canada Day with great friends
July 02, 2017 - Melrose now likes to squish himself in the hoop on the cat tower to sleep
July 03, 2017 - Lake Ontario Park was full with families celebrating the first day of summer break from school with picnic lunches, playing on the splash pad and feeding ducks by the water in Kingston, Ont. on Monday July 3, 2017. Environment Canada said Monday was a high of 29 C with the humidex
July 04, 2017 - Chantal Nadeau, left, and Kieran Robinson, seen here on Tuesday July 4, 2017, are a local musical duo who will be returning for their third time performing at the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous this weekend.
July 05, 2017 - Sixty elementary teachers from across the province got the chance to spend three days at the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario/Limestone Teachers Local Summer Academy to learn, in this case the teachers in brain hats are participating in the well-being in the classroom session, at Lancaster Public School. 
*EXTRA* July 05, 2017 - Our lineup 
MORE TO COME SOON

to be continued in 365 - August 2017

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

365 - June 2017

I'm really enjoying the warmer, sunnier humid weather of Ontario, compared to the dryer western kind.

Things to look forward to in June:
- reviewing my Calgary pics and spending time with Kathy
- More camping (Bon Echo) and girl guide events
- playing fastball with a fun group of women
- Movies in Market Square
- Birthdays - John and my mom
- and lots more....

June 1, 2017 - Sunset on my first day home from the Calgary Road Trip with Kathy
*EXTRA* June 1, 2017 - Random cat prints, not my cats, in spilled field strip along the front walkway
June 2, 2017 - My new fav salad - strawberry mango chicken salad from Wendy's
June 3, 2017 - It's his nose so cute?
*EXTRA* June 3, 2017 - Dandy fur
June 4, 2017 - new coins
*EXTRA* June 4, 2017 - a cute moose
June 5, 2017 - With a gallery full of observants, the Limestone District School Board trustees ask questions and make comments about the final administrative report given during the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board (SE/SCC) around the fate of Yarker Family School
June 6, 2017 - Red throated hummingbird surprised me
*EXTRA* June 6, 2017 - he looks like one of those shelf cats
June 7, 2017 - a few turtles enjoying the sun
*EXTRA* June 7, 2017 - The City of Kingston has put out two solar signs along Hwy-2, between Collins Bay Road and Westbrook, to caution driver to keep an eye out for about possible turtles crossing the road
June 8, 2017 - Happy Birthday mom
*EXTRA* June 8, 2017 - Our inuksuk is hidden in the front garden by all the plants
June 9, 2017 - back seat filled with 50 packs of hot dog buns for camp
June 10, 2017 - Girl Guides waiting to go canoeing at Bon Echo
*EXTRA* June 10, 2017 - Bon Echo 
*EXTRA* June 10, 2017 - One of the brownies is a bug whisperer
June 11, 2017 - having some fun by the full moonlight at Bon Echo
*EXTRA* June 11, 2017 - having some fun by the full moonlight at Bon Echo
*EXTRA* June 11, 2017 - spotted in the front garden
June 12, 2017 - I love the one I have at my desk at work
June 13, 2017 - Thirty-seven local students from 14 different Limestone schools performed at the Limestone Learning Foundation Canadian Crystal event announcement at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The main event is set for November 4
*EXTRA* June 13, 2017 - fallen petals
*EXTRA* June 13, 2017 - Sunset with high water levels at Rotary Park
June 14, 2017 - Kingston Field Hockey Club U18 Royals goalie, Olivia Craig, dives for the ball before team mate Claire Lyons can get the shot during a team practice at Tindall Field in Kingston, Ont. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The players are two of eight local girls who are off to British Columbia next month to represent Ontario East in the Nationals
June 15, 2017 - Registration for Math Quest, summer math camp for high school girls, is open and the instructors can't wait to meet the new participants and share their passion for math of all kinds.  Queen's University students Liz Fletcher, left, Siobhain Broekhoven - Math Quest director, Kariane Ouellet and Divya Lala in Jeffery Hall at Queen's University 
June 16, 2017 - Both cats are spooked because the Pittsburgh crew is up for a visit (see Melrose below)
June 17, 2017 - Check out my newest purchase at the drive inn - made the night nice and breezy (I've since lost most of the magnets)
June 18, 2017 - Family portrait
*EXTRA* June 18, 2017 - Siblings
June 19, 2017 - Sleep test #2
June 20, 2017 - Matt Salton, executive director of the Reelout Arts Project and Pride in Kingston organizer, seen here in Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday June 20, 2017, posted an open letter on Change.org to the Kingston city council explaining why their presence was missed at the Pride Parade and celebrations last weekend. 
*EXTRA* June 20, 2017 - Mariah Horner, the  Storefront Fringe Festival director, does a last check of one of the three space the festival is using this year, 274 Princess Street, for the eight day, 17 company festival in Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday June 20, 2017. The festival runs from June 23 to July 1 with more information online at http://www.theatrekingston.com/storefront-fringe/.
*EXTRA* June 20, 2017 - Advancement for the 1st Collins Bay Girl Guides at Rotary Park
*EXTRA* June 20, 2017 - Melrose loves his new tent mom got him
June 21, 2017 - Donald 'Don' Jennings, seen here outside his home in Kingston, Ont. on Wednesday June 21, has been awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, which is given for dedication and continuous years of service to local organizations. Jennings is receiving this honour for his 60 years as the reunion co-ordinator Queen’s University School of Medicine Class of 1957. 
*EXTRA* June 21, 2017 - Outgoing Limestone District School Board student trustees Josiah Ascough, left and Will Sanderson, right introduce and welcome the two new incoming student trustees,  Ayrison Haynes and Marie-Ange Kanellos during the June board meeting
*EXTRA* June 22, 2017 - Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board new 2017-2018 student trustees is Jacqueline van Herpt, Grade 12 student from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, seen here in the schools chapel 
*EXTRA* June 22, 2017 - The Sears Home store, in the Rio Can centre off Gardiners Rd in Kingston, is one of 59 locations being closed across Canada by the Sears Canada as part of the company's restructuring.
*EXTRA* June 22, 2017 - Teacher Hannah Roth, left, Director of Education Debra Rants, and Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund representatives Jean Cooper, Rodger Compton and Clyde Smith cut the ceremonial ribbon for the at the LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School's new Makerspace Fair 
June 23, 2017 - Long-time volunteer Robere Keirstead, centre, with labradoodles Bogie and Marshall, are honoured with a dedication plaque that will go on the newest Buddy Bench at John XXIII Catholic School in Kingston, Ont. on Friday June 23, 2017. Kierstead and her dogs visit the school each week, for the past six year, and help the students learn to read, through help from Keirstead or by reading to Bogi and Marshall, who are both registered in the St. John Ambulance pet therapy program.
*EXTRA* June 23, 2017 - Glenn Vollebregt, St. Lawrence College president, breaks ground on the phase three of the Hello Future project, the Student Life and Innovation Centre at the Kingston campus using an excavator in the pouring rain 
*EXTRA* June 23, 2017 - Baby snapping turtle eggs
June 24, 2017 - light and texture
June 25, 2017 - end of year pin-tab
June 26, 2017 - new sleeping partner
*EXTRA* June 26, 2017 - oncoming storm
June 27, 2017 - Ottawa Bluesfest passes arrived!
June 28, 2017 - The students and staff at Molly Brant Elementary school celebrate the end of the first year in their new school with a recognition assembly in the gymnasium
*EXTRA* June 28, 2017 - Mark Perrault, the principal at St. Thomas More Catholic School, is retiring this month so some of the reading buddies give him a big 'good luck' hug outside the school in Kingston, Ont. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Teaching since 1993, Perrault was appointed to vice principal in 2004 and took on the position of principal at St. Thomas More Catholic School in 2012.
*EXTRA* June 28, 2017 - In celebration for residents week and Canada's 150th, the residents and staff at Trillium Retirement & Care Community had an afternoon of fun, including food, music and the first annual hockey game between the Senior Sharks and the Managerial Duck, referrer by Kingston Frontenacs GM Doug Gilmour,
*EXTRA* June 28, 2017 - odometer change
June 29, 2017 - Melrose and Bella still aren't sure about the CPAP
June 30, 2017 - A few friendly faces in the mail today
to be continued in 365 - July 2017

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