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Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Richard Boyle built 10 bridges in Nichol Township

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.

 

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WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Lucky kid

Three things you should know about me by now: I enjoy car rides, I like hanging out with my kids and I love music more than any other art form (if it’s too loud, you’re too old). Put all three together and you have my definition of the perfect Sunday.

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