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Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Prohibition began in Wellington County in 1885

The following is a re-print of a past column by former Advertiser columnist Stephen Thorning, who passed away on Feb. 23, 2015.

Some text has been updated to reflect changes since the original publication and any images used may not be the same as those that accompanied the original publication.

 

(This is ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Eighteen

There are parents who threaten to embarrass their children when they bring home their first serious girlfriend to meet the family, and then there are those who actually do it. Guess which one describes the Carpenter and I?

It started as a joke to tease our son about a moment in ...

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