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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario
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I understand that the term Scuttlehole was used in pioneer times for the hole that was used to access the attic of the home. Perhaps you had to scuttle (scurry) to get up there. It was also used to refer to the a small hole with a movable lid on the deck or hull of a ship. A scuttle could also be...
07/03/2010
The Organic Underground Cafe is closing ... or maybe not. Our Century 21 Office in Belleville, Ontario is located across the street from a remarkable little cafe called the Organic Underground that was founded by Katharine Davis and her community of like-minded friends about three years ago. Perh...
06/19/2010
For the past couple of years the power of Internet advertising has been highlighted in statistics that show that 80-85% of home buyers see their new home first on the Internet. This has lead many real estate professionals to question the value of more traditional advertising, such as flyers and p...
06/13/2010
Yesterday I finished reading Tim Severin's book entitled "The Brendan Voyage", an account of the voyages that he and his crew members took in 1976 and 1977 to demonstrate that the stories about Saint Brendan and how he may have crossed the Atlantic in a leather boat back in the 6th century could ...
03/06/2010
What a great hockey game! My wife and I and from Canada but we have been watching the Olympics throughout our visit to the US and I would like to comment on how extensive and fair the coverage from NBC has been. There were many times when Canadian athletes were highlighted, and we really didn't f...
02/28/2010
Toyota has run into some very hard times lately with all the news of recalls. I had my car in for service today and the driver for our shuttle service was talking about how the front line jobs are secure for now - working on the recalls - but the impact on sales is certainly being felt. In the mi...
02/22/2010
It's wonderful to be down here in Florida with family while I take a bit of a break before the spring rush. We work hard, and getting away for a while is something we really need to do, even if there is no "best time" to go.   The reality of a Canadian winter will be back again soon enough. In th...
02/22/2010
I'm in a bit of trouble, and it's over something I simply can't control. My wife and I didn't get a holiday last year, so we looked at the Canadian winter outside our windows and I promised to take her south for a couple of weeks. We're leaving on Monday and hope to be in Kissimmee late Tuesday n...
02/13/2010
I was at the hospital with my Mom today. Her heart was failing and she was going through numerous episodes when it would stop for a while and she would go unconscious. The doctor on the emergency ward called in a specialist who started making immediate arrangements for a pacemaker. There's a side...
12/30/2009
Maybe not if you can benefit from my personal experience. This happened to me several years ago. My wallet was gone. Was it stolen? Had I just misplaced it? There was no way of knowing. In my case it never turned up so I don't know what happened to it, but I can still remember the frustrations - ...
12/14/2009
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