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Sunday May 28, 2017

22:01 North Wiltshire »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Spring Fling »justpictureit
photo - Spring Fling

Should have lightened this a bit to let the vase shine. Thank you for the comments while I was away on a vacation. I will look back over the photos from everyone's week and hope it was as swell as mine. Thanks again for commenting while not hearing from me.

16:04 Franchise fatigue to blame for latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” crummy numbers »John Cairns Blog
The box office results are coming in for this Memorial Day weekend and it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales came in lower than anticipated. Their weekend haul is $62.2 million domestic with a four-day haul of $75 million.  While the international numbers are quite a bit better, Deadline […]
14:10 Leather Snow Shoes »greenspree.ca (Andy Collier)
13:35 Patreon »greenspree.ca (Andy Collier)
I am launching a Patreon page to support my craft work. I have tried the local craft show and Etsy routes but I feel this may be a better, hassle-free way of doing it. Monthly craft give-aways to patrons and
12:01 Peaceful Sunday »Aiken House & Gardens
07:35 An extended period of unsettled weather begins tomorrow for PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday May 28th 7:30am.. Weak High pressure is currently located across the Maritimes this morning and will give some sunshine to the region. A cold front oriented E-W is currently laying across the northern Gulf of Saint Lawrence and is … Continue reading
07:32 Daily Specials for Sunday, May 28, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Sunday, May 28, 2017 are:

  • Casa Mia Skillet $12.99 Two eggs over easy, grilled ham and hollandaise over a bed of our signature hash.
  • Corn Chowder $4.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

Saturday May 27, 2017

23:19 And the winner is… Andrew Scheer »John Cairns Blog
Well, it was indeed a long day, just as I expected it would be. It went 13 ballots, by far the most in Canadian political history, and in the end it was a razor-thin result as Andrew Scheer finally caught and passed Maxime Bernier on the final ballot to win the Conservative leadership, with just […]
22:01 Fill the Sky »justpictureit
photo - Fill the Sky

Budding tamarac and a couple of starlings fill the sky.

17:55 Maxime Bernier favored as the Tories count the votes today for leader »John Cairns Blog
Today, I plan to stay tuned to my iPad as the results come in for the Conservative leadership race.  Of course, I’m not there at the Toronto Congress Centre today, but I plan to follow along on Twitter and tune in the live streams online. I wrote this piece previewing what to expect, but quite […]
08:51 Slow clearing expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Saturday May 27th 8:50am.. A low pressure system tracked across southern NS yesterday and is now located well south of Newfoundland. This system brought generally 20-35 mms rain with the higher amounts across Queens and Prince counties. This system continues … Continue reading
07:33 Daily Specials for Saturday, May 27, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Saturday, May 27, 2017 are:

  • Potato Cakes and Eggs $13.99 Two potato cakes topped with two eggs over easy, hollandaise, and bacon. Dressed with mixed greens.
  • Sweet Potato Soup $4.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

Friday May 26, 2017

21:53 Some links to Tories leadership convention coverage »John Cairns Blog
I am now back inside and watching the Conservative leadership race coverage from Toronto. There are live streams and live blogs going at CBC News, CTV News, Global News, and CPAC. Enjoy.
21:01 Muddy Mess »justpictureit
photo - Muddy Mess

I find it funny that there is a pebble in the water where the cat's mouth should be, making Ruby's mouth look open in the reflection.

15:54 Magazine Feature: Amber Mac on PEI in Canadian Living »AmberMac
In the June 2017 issue of Canadian Living magazine, I share what it’s like growing up on Prince Edward Island. I also shared my top picks for things to do on PEI (if you haven’t been there in the summer or the fall, then you should go – and bring the whole family!). The article […]
15:54 Magazine Feature: Amber Mac on PEI in Canadian Living »AmberMac
In the June 2017 issue of Canadian Living magazine, I share what it’s like growing up on Prince Edward Island. I also shared my top picks for things to do on PEI (if you haven’t been there in the summer or the fall, then you should go – and bring the whole family!). The article […]
11:43 Charlottetown Announces Major Programming for Canada Day, Canada 150 Celebration »City of Charlottetown
2017-05-26 Canada Day in the Birthplace of Confederation and the Capital City of Prince Edward Island will be an
10:47 T3 Transit Offers Free Passes for Car Free Day »City of Charlottetown
2017-05-26 T3 Transit, in partnership with the City of Charlottetown, Town of Stratford, Town of Cornwall and Youth Matters
10:34 Daily Specials for Friday, May 26, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Friday, May 26, 2017 are:

  • Penne Arrabbiata Pancetta with a garlic spicy chunky tomato basil sauce
  • Italian Sandwich: Italian cold cuts, provolone cheese, tomato, romaine and honey mustard $13.95
  • Broccoli and Cheddar Soup $4.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

09:06 Theft of Plumbing Tools »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Thursday, May 25th, 2017, Charlottetown Police attended the scene of a break and enter into a trailer on Red Fox Lane. Approximately $4000 - $6000 worth of plumbing tools and supplies were stolen. The incident occurred sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Charlottetown Police Services Forensic Identification Unit attended and processed the scene. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police at 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
08:52 Rain at times heavy expected across PEI today. »peistormchaser
Friday May 26th, 8:50am.… A low pressure system located near Cape Cod this morning is expected to track ENE passing over southwestern NS this evening then continue eastward tracking south of Newfoundland tomorrow. Rain from this system has already spread … Continue reading
06:31 Already I want  »Island Musings
05:36 Brain debris »Island Musings
Well, well. Who knew: Researchers found that portions of the synapses were literally eaten up by astrocytes because of sleep loss. They were not able to find out the effects of this but they believe that it may not be a bad thing as it could just be a way of cleaning up old brain&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Thursday May 25, 2017

22:01 Boards »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Evenin' Haze »justpictureit
photo - Evenin' Haze

On Mothers Day at high tide, my son took me out on a workboat and picked up stones we had stowed up high at low tide. He got a chance to clean the boat since he has dsomeone else to steer. The same light as last Friday's boat.

16:24 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 25, 2017 New listings this week: 1) Reflections on the History of Women in Canada 2) “Let Our Spirits Soar”: collaboration with Sirens and Halifax Camerata Singers 3) PEIBWA Activities 4) Charlottetown Downtown Residents Association Meeting 5) Gender Unchained Book Launch 6) Bike Week […]
13:02 Lonely Planet ~ Canada »Life on a Canadian Island
13:01 Cousins Bonding Moments »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Don't Let Anyone or Anything Impede You To Love Intensely this Weekend! »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Dreams Can Inspire You, But Goals Can Change Your Life »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Wisdom: Life is a Continual Succession of Opportunities »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Happiness or Balanced Life: Which One is the Most Important? »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Honesty: Always Choose the High Road! »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 If you don't set aside 10 minutes daily to prime your life, you don't have a life »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Inside Us There is Something That We are - José Saramago »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Is there a Workout Type that Suits best your Personality? »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 It's Easy to Miss the Real Point of Our Lives, Until We're No Longer Alive »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 It's Never Too Late To Talk about A Wonderful Christmas »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Let Go of The Illusion of Control: An Inspirational Quote from Kung Fu Panda »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Let Go of the Life You Have Planned and Choose the Life that is Waiting for You »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Life always Explodes in Us »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Live Your Life As Though Everything is a Miracle - Albert Einstein »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 My New Fitness Program and the Versatility of Treadmills »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 New Year's Resolutions: A Love-Hate Relationship »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Our Fantastic Family Trip to Europe: Accommodations and Travel »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Real and Lifestyle Friends »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 The Courage to Parent Authoritatively: A Potential Solution to Parenting in The Digital Age »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 The Happiness of the Other Person is Your Happiness Too »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 The Meaning of Life is to Find Your Gift - Pablo Picasso »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Value YOURSELF for who you are »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 Wisdom is Knowing the Right Path to Take... »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
13:01 You Are Spirit, You Are Love »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
11:22 Daily Specials for Thursday, May 25, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, May 25, 2017 are:

  • Caprese Sandwich $13.95 Tomato, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, basil mayo, and caramelized onions
  • Ravioli in house made stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese 12.95. Covered with a sun dried tomato zucchini pesto.
  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup $4.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

11:01 A Cheerful Tea »Aiken House & Gardens
10:58 Reflections on the History of Women in Canada »Women's Equality PEI
May 25, 2017 This past winter I participated in Women in Canada: 50 Years of Change, a study group on the history of women in Canada from 1967 to 2017. The study group, co-hosted by the PEI Aboriginal Women’s Association and the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, met five times in March […]
09:02 Theft of Copper »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, Charlottetown Police attended the scene of a break and enter into a large container at the corner of Sherwood and Malpeque Road. The container had been placed at this location in preparation for the installation of a new water line. Approximately $10,000.00 worth of various copper parts were stolen. Charlottetown Police Services Forensic Identification Unit attended and processed the scene. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Charlottetown Police at 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
06:36 Rain spreads across PEI on Friday. »peistormchaser
Thursday May 25th, 6:30am..A north-south oriented ridge of high pressure stretches from NB northward through Labrador this morning and is drifting eastward. A moist cool north wind ahead of this feature has pushed a fog bank off the Gulf down … Continue reading

Wednesday May 24, 2017

23:36 It’s official: the new Baywatch movie is garbage »John Cairns Blog
I didn’t expect this new Baywatch movie (opening today) to get good reviews, as most film critics are uptight snobs about this sort of fare and the TV series it is based on was absolute cheese. Yet, even by the usual low Baywatch standards the reviews are really awful. It’s running at 20 percent at […]
21:01 Wednesday ride »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Daffy Dills and Forsythia »justpictureit
photo - Daffy Dills and Forsythia

Past the season but I liked the bluish light here.

10:50 Daily Specials for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 are:

  • Salmon Ortolano Sandwich $12.95 Smoked salmon, fresh dill, goat cheese, roasted red peppers and grilled zucchini
  • French Onion Soup $4.99
  • Spaghetti with Zucchini, Almond Pesto, Mussels and Shrimp $14.95

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

10:01 In the Garden »Aiken House & Gardens
09:35 Theft from Motor Vehicle »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, Charlottetown Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle which occurred at a residence in Andrew's Court sometime overnight. A set of electronic drums along with a church deposit book were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police at 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
09:35 Impaired Operation »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Charlottetown Police responded to a report of an impaired driver in the area of Exhibition Drive. Police located the suspect vehicle and determined the driver was impaired. The driver, a 59-year-old Charlottetown man was arrested and breath samples were obtained, producing readings 3X the legal limit. The man was lodged at the Provincial Correctional Centre and later released from custody. The man will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
09:35 Break and Enter - Commercial »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Charlottetown Police responded to a report of a break and enter at 5 Brighton Road. A plastic welder, a tool box, and a propane tank were stolen. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police at 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
09:35 Theft from Motor Vehicle »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Charlottetown Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle at an address on Charlotte Drive sometime overnight. A child's pack and play playpen was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police at 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
07:15 Sunshine expected next couple days across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday May 24th 7:15am.. A weak area of low pressure is located over the northern half of the Maritimes this morning and will drift off to the east today, meanwhile a ridge of high pressure oriented north-south stretched through Maine. … Continue reading
07:12 Lately »Ladies That Life

Here are 8 things that have been happening lately and I deemed share worthy news.  Blendtec– We recently purchased a refurbished Blendtec blender and it has been awesome. It is much more powerful than our trusty magic bullet ant it’s been a thrill to make bigger, bolder smoothies. My favorite thing is the smoothie button… Continue reading →

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Tuesday May 23, 2017

21:01 Watery Wednesday in May »justpictureit
photo - Watery Wednesday in May

A bit of a preview, I hope, of a Mothers Day beach walk with my son and his girlfriend and dog. My aim was to gather large stones for one of my constant landscaping projects. We put stone high on the beach and marked it, then came back later by boat to pick it up and take it back to his truck. Since playing Laura Smith's wonderful version of My Bonnie, and Alan saying "I think I prefer "My Bonny" song by a traditional Scottish folk group", I am on a mission to hear a version like that. Youtube offers only children's versions which is how I learned of the song but not by a Scottish group that I have found. Here's one by a British band though: Another one that sounds English to me:

20:01 Ice cream truck »The Dominee Huisvrouw
16:46 Victoria Park in Early Postcards »Straitpost - PEI Postcards
Charlottetown’s Victoria Park was established in 1875. It was carved from a property on the western side of the city designated as the Governor’s Farm.  When Charlottetown was laid out it had five squares: Queens, Kings, Pownal, Hillsborough and Rochford. By the mid 1800s these were becoming inadequate to the city’s needs. Queens Square was occupied … Continue reading "Victoria Park in Early Postcards"
15:54 More bad news: Sir Roger Moore has died. »John Cairns Blog
It seems like nothing but bad news is hitting the UK all of a sudden. Now comes word that Sir Roger Moore of James Bond and The Saint fame has died.
15:34 Charlottetown Encourages Residents to Participate in Bike Week »City of Charlottetown
2017-05-23 The City of Charlottetown, together with the Town of Stratford, the Town of Cornwall, Cycling PEI
12:12 City Rain Barrel Pickup Reminder »City of Charlottetown
2017-05-23 The Water and Sewer Utility would like to remind residents that the Rain Barrel pickup day is Saturday
11:44 Confederation Bridge from Noonan Shore »nathan rochford:blog


Confederation Bridge from Noonan Shore

10:52 #TheFeed: GeniCan’s Rob Griffin on smart trash »AmberMac
TF097: We chat with Rob Griffin about a new device that lets you throw away your trash to automate your shopping lists. We also speak with Rafi Haladjian from Sen.se about how an affordable sleep tracker called Sleep Peanut will help you wake up feeling great. Plus, we learn how pregnant women can (better) keep […]
10:52 #TheFeed: GeniCan’s Rob Griffin on smart trash bins for better grocery lists »AmberMac
TF097: We chat with Rob Griffin about a new device that lets you throw away your trash to automate your shopping lists. We also speak with Rafi Haladjian from Sen.se about how an affordable sleep tracker called Sleep Peanut will help you wake up feeling great. Plus, we learn how pregnant women can (better) keep […]
10:47 Victoria Day Weekend »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police responded to approximately 150 calls for service over the May long weekend. In addition to calls, Police issued 51 Highway Traffic Act and 11 Liquor Control Act charges.
10:47 Attempted Theft/Trespass at Night. »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Monday, May 22nd, 2017, Charlottetown Police responded to an address on Newland Crescent where two men had attempted to steal an outboard motor from a boat parked in the driveway. The homeowner and a neighbor detected the males and engaged in a foot pursuit. One of the males was apprehended by the homeowner and turned over to police, the other male got away. A 46-year-old Charlottetown man was arrested, charged and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date. The matter is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
10:47 Robbery »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Charlottetown Police responded to a report of a robbery which occurred outside of a residence on Patterson Drive. The robbery occurred sometime around 9:15 PM and resulted in a pizza being forcefully stolen from the delivery driver. Two suspects fled the area on foot. One of the suspects was described as being approximately 15-16 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweater and having short dark hair. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
10:47 Theft of Bicycle »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Charlottetown Police received a complaint of a stolen Supercycle XTI18, silver, black and red in color. The bike was stolen from a location on Fitzroy Street. Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown Police 629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
10:47 Liquor Control Act »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, Charlottetown Police responded to a call to assist the Provincial Liquor Inspector at the Oak Tree Liquor Store. Police responded and determined that a 25-year-old woman had purchased liquor for a 17-year-old male. Both individuals were charged under the Liquor Control Act.
10:29 Daily Specials for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 are:

  • Chicken and Vegetable Soup $4.99
  • Roast Beef Sandwich with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and green pepper. 12.95
  • Risotto with wild mushrooms $13.95

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
Email:

02:32 What You Get In Each Edition Of Sgt. Peppers 50th »NJN Network
The 50th Anniversary re-issue of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band comes in 4 official versions, each containing the stereo re-issue of the original album plus an array of extras including 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever.'
02:32 What’s Inside 4 Editions Of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers 50th »NJN Network

The 50th Anniversary re-issue of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band comes in 4 official versions, each containing the stereo re-issue of the original album plus an array of extras including 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever.'

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02:32 What’s Inside The 4 Editions Of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers 50th »NJN Network
The 50th Anniversary re-issue of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band comes in 4 official versions, each containing the stereo re-issue of the original album plus an array of extras including 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever.'

Monday May 22, 2017

22:30 Several people killed at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. tonight. »John Cairns Blog
Good grief. There was an explosion at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in which 19 people were killed and 50 injured. It’s suspected to be terrorism.  The world just keeps on being awful these days. Coverage here from the BBC.
22:01 Sherwood road »Pedaling PEI
22:01 May Flower »justpictureit
photo - May Flower

Mayflowers (trailing arbutus) Epigaea repens, are amongst the sweetest of flowers. They come in April and May and are so important for the polinators who are here then. I found a blog that describes them very well. It is Nova Scotia's provincial wildflower. Bloomwriter: Gardening in Nova Scotia

20:11 Box office — Alien: Covenant beats out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 »John Cairns Blog
The weekend box office totals are in for what turned out to be the tightest, closest race of the summer blockbuster season so far. According to the numbers, Alien: Covenant has beaten out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a haul of $36 million, a difference of about $700,000. But this could hardly be […]
14:02 Kickboxing in the Charlottetown area (27 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
Looking for somewhere around the Charlottetown area (willing to travel a reasonable distance outside the city also) that teaches beginner's kickboxing lessons.

Any info is appreciated!...
09:53 Warm today, return to showers tomorrow across PEI. »peistormchaser
Monday May 22nd 9:50am.. NW winds have finally diminished across PEI as a north-south ridge of high pressure approaches. This feature should crest over PEI later this afternoon. Clouds have already spread across the island in advance of a weak … Continue reading
02:26 This kid had the best drive-in vehicle ever. 1968 GMC 910... »nathan rochford:blog


This kid had the best drive-in vehicle ever. 1968 GMC 910 pickup.

Sunday May 21, 2017

23:02 CRT Repair (85 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
I am trying to repair an old dumb terminal from the 70's with a 12" green phosphor CRT. I know nothing about repairing CRT's; only enough to know that there are high voltages inside. Because of this I do not want to poke around inside for fear of getting killed.

Is there anywhere on PEI that I can take this terminal to to have it repaired?
I'd really like to save this piece of history and restore it to a working condition....
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