The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe

I’ve recently borrowed from the Toronto Public Library The Story of San Michele, first published in 1929, by Axel Munthe. I borrowed the book because I remember reading it when I was a student at Malcolm Campbell High School. I read a fair amount of non-fiction and fiction when I was in high school. Some […]

Annual Howland Lecture with Dr. Lawrence Ostola at Lambton House on Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015

Geoff Kettel has shared the following details along with a great poster: 2015 HY Howland Lecture poster-4 Future Directions for the City of Toronto’s Historical Museums The Second Annual Howland Lecture Sponsored by Heritage York Dr. Lawrence Ostola Director, Museum & Heritage Services, Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto January 15, 2015 Doors 6:30pm […]

Excerpt regarding The Bells from 2006 book about Canadian icons

In a previous post, I’ve spoken about a documentary about the Bells. A book entitled Whatever Happened To – ?: Catching Up with Canadian icons (2006) includes an update regarding the Bells. Below is an excerpt highlighting the launch of their career: “The country-flavoured tune that got turned into a smoky guy/girl ballad got recorded […]

The value of first-hand accounts, presented within an evidence-based, fact-checked, corroborated context

An Oct. 16, 2014 article at the Times Higher Education website is entitled: “Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall, by Hester Vaizey.” I learned of this text from an Oxford University Press Twitter account that I follow; I found the article of interest, particularly this comment: “These first-hand accounts confirm […]

MCHS Grad Class of 1971 – list of awards; list of grads

At the MCHS ’60s Reunion Facebook page, Gina Davis Cayer has shared Lynne Carol Hylands-Lister’s post. At the Malcolm Campbell High School GradsFacebook page, Lynne Carol Hylands-Lister has noted: “Found this in some paper ‘rubble’. MCHS grad class of ’71. Where are they now? Enjoy.”  

Fife and Drum newsletter from Friends of Fort York – December 2014

You can access the newsletter here: fife-and-drum-dec-2014 A text accompanying the newsletter reads: “Please find attached the latest edition of Fife and Drum, published by the Friends of Fort York. This issue features articles on the new park which will open north of the Fort when the pedestrian-cycle bridge is built, and the canvass houses […]