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Lots of Goodies at St. Monica’s Rummage Sale

St. Monica’s Parish rummage sale is today! They are having a rummage sale, bake sale, and penny sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Besner’s Lemon Loaf looks so good. There are lots of great goodies, especially the delicious baked goods. There is a great selection of paperback and hardcover books for sale. Grab 2-3, cause looks like winter ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – February 15

The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services  are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern, please leave a message on the answering at the Church – 705-856-2926.  The Annual meeting of First United Church was held last Sunday Feb 12. The past year with the help of many people added a lot to ...

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Government Dock – Waves and Ice

  It was so beautiful Saturday, the sun was bright and sunny. I think that this was the first sunny day in nearly a month – or at least it seems that way. Everyone was bright and cheery, reflecting the sun in their faces. Deciding to take the afternoon off and enjoy the weather, Marcus and I headed to our ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Weather – Periods of snow today, not much, about 5 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. Temperature steady near zero. Roads – From Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa, Highway 17 is bare and wet with partly snow covered sections. From Wawa to the Paint Lake Road the highway is bare and wet, and ...

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Who is Nate?

It was the Sunday after Remembrance Day; a cold, crisp, sunny but windy weekend. It looked inviting from a viewpoint of a cozy couch, but I knew the wind would be mercilessly biting through my clothes, especially my woolen mitts. I knew I had to take my dog for a walk and already dreaded the thought. Maybe he would forget ...

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Yesterday’s Sunset View from William Teddy

Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:02     Last night’s sunset didn’t seem like it would be much of anything at all, but as the sun dipped below the horizon, the clouds began to catch the glow and blaze.   As minutes went by, the blaze became stronger.   All too soon though, the sun dipped further, and further, and the ...

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A word from Dr. Kirby – Another Benefit of Moderate Exercise

Jul 9, 2015 @ 12:04 Here is another article from the New York Times reporting on two recent studies investigating the harmful effects of sugar and the way moderate amounts of exercise seem to prevent this damage. From the NY Times Oct 9, 2014. People who consume the sweetener, fructose – which is most people nowadays — risk developing a ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – A Big Salad Could Help You Live Longer

May 27, 2014 @ 12:02 This article recently showed up in my email supporting the common belief that fruits and vegetables are necessary components of a healthy diet. There is not a lot of definitive research indicating how many fruits and vegetables are necessary on a daily basis to promote optimum health so this piece of research helps to fill ...

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For the Fallen

Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914. With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into ...

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Pathways – On Making Commitments (and breaking them)

How often do we make commitments to ourselves, then not follow through? How often do we feel so sure that what we have committed ourselves to will come to pass – as if by magic? How often have we made life changing commitments, only to break the commitment or have it broken for us? Ouch!! I can only speak to ...

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Pathways – The Mischievous Committee

Have you a mischievous committee chattering away within your head? This committee consists of many members trying to make themselves heard. Some members want to grow and change and tackle new and interesting challenges. Others want to maintain the status quo, still others offer all the reasons why something just won’t work, or why the time isn’t right. Sound familiar? ...

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Pathways – A Smile Makes the World a Brighter Place

Have you ever wondered why the world becomes brighter when you smile? Or when you meet someone whose smile lights up your life…for that fleeting second? What is it that changes when we smile? Is there ever a smile more joyous then when a baby first smiles? It doesn’t matter whether it’s rainy, foggy, snowing or whatever. They just smile ...

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Pathways – Melancholy, An Opportunity for Change

Melancholy: described in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a pensive sadness, sad or gloomy. The past few days I’ve felt melancholy, in a funk. I continued to do all those things that one feels they must do each day just to survive. I put a smile on my face when I needed to. I tried to practice what I preach. ...

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DeoWeb visits Wawa

Published on: Apr 5, 2005 Members of the DeoWeb team came to Wawa last Saturday to provide Content Manager and Administrator training to parishioners of St. Monica’s Parish in Wawa.   The intent of this training was to provide key people with access to the dioceasan website, which will then allow them to upload information about parish activity for not ...

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Pathways – Change Can Be Good

It has often been said that the only things certain in life is death and taxes. I’d like to add Change. If we are living at all, we are constantly changing, as a people, as a community, as a country. And usually change is very difficult. It’s often so easy to leaves things just as they are, with the familiar seeming better than ...

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