Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sing a song of Hagarty

May 31, 2011

“I’ll wait in this room, where the shadows run from themselves” is what I crooned along with Cream’s Jack Bruce in a rich tenor voice on that fabulous morning. With quiet arrogance I pitied those who would be unable to sing the chorus of “White Room” because they’d be unable to reach a run of […]

Kinsmen Carnival still on in Preston

May 29, 2011

Just a reminder, today is the last day for The Preston Kinsmen Carnival in Riverside Park.

Flying trains for free?

May 29, 2011

There are two rather unusual motions before council tomorrow night, either of whichwould distinguish Cambridge as being a forward thinking  city. The first is Nicholas Ermeta’s motion to allow seniors to ride the bus for free. The motion is posted below.  There is a $1 million price tag being bandied about on this one, but […]

Jane Brewer Update

May 27, 2011

As reported in The Times, Regional Councilor Jane brewer is now out of the hospital and is undergoing physiotherapy. We have it from a reliable source that Jane has made arrangements to be at Regional Council for the June 15th meeting for the much debated vote on LRT.

June 8: A Soldier of Music

May 26, 2011

When I heard that Flamenco Guitarist Cuneyt Yetkiner is the entertainment for this year’s Bernice Adams Awards I was thrilled. The audience at the awards are in for a treat. I have covered a lot of local musicians over the last few years, and Cuneyt is one of my favorites. I have written about Cuneyt […]

Don’t Vote

May 24, 2011

Around every election some self appointed do-gooder sends in a column threatening us with exile to Mordor if we don’t vote. Words like irresponsibility, apathy, laziness and stupidity are used with stern conviction to try to get those reluctant to exercise their right to vote…to vote. They then throw in a meaningless piece of drivel […]

No more Mr. Nice Guy. Alice is back.

May 23, 2011

  (Thanks to Albert Mansour for pictures from Hamilton Place May 17, 2011, used with permission)  When I heard that Alice Cooper was playing in Hamilton on my birthday I called up a friend who I listened to Alice with back in the 70’s, bought a pair of tickets, and didn’t give it much more […]