On Nov. 11 the bells will peal, and Queensborough will remember

On Nov. 11, 1918 – one hundred years ago this Remembrance Day – bells rang out across Europe and all over Canada. The bells pealed from every church steeple and clock tower to tell a populace heartsick and weary from … Continue reading

“So what’s happening in Queensborough?”

“So what’s happening in Queensborough?” People ask me that question all the time. It comes from members of my extended family when we gather at times like the recent Thanksgiving weekend. It comes from colleagues at work. It comes when I … Continue reading

Hey, Queensborough: Let’s talk about Queensborough!

You know, I love the fact that people from all over the world – and I mean all over the world; in the past couple of days alone, we’re talking Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, the U.K., the Philippines, Australia, France, … Continue reading

Dull moments are few and far between in Queensborough

Oh my goodness, people, I am just breathless trying to keep up my reportage on all that’s been going on in Queensborough, and all that’s about to go on. If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard from me in … Continue reading

This spring it’s a social whirl in Queensborough

A social whirl indeed! This video shows Elaine and Betty of the Queeensborough Community Centre Committee reminding themselves of some square-dancing moves at a recent planning meeting for the Black Fly Shuffle in Queensborough. Why are they doing this, you … Continue reading

Want to be a genius pie-maker? Come to Queensborough!

I have noticed that the world is divided into two kinds of people: Those who can make pie. Those who cannot. By my unscientific calculation, the second group outnumbers the first by a factor of about 377 million per cent. … Continue reading

A late-fall cornucopia from out Queensborough way

The short and chilly days of November are most definitely upon us. The sun sets before 5 p.m., there is snow in the forecast for this week, and we’re in the sombre time leading up to Remembrance Day. Soon enough … Continue reading

This year, Queensborough is Halloween Central

You know, before Raymond and I moved to Queensborough (or in my case, moved back to Queensborough), I found Halloween a large annoyance. Our house in Montreal was not in an area where we could expect little kids in costume … Continue reading