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Break routine this autumn

At the start of a new school year, our kids experience a mixture of anxiety and excitement. My daughter is just starting high school: a new school, new routines, new friends. My son experienced his last first day of school.

Gliding into the spotlight

Ballet teacher prepares for big day

Revving up for rocky ride

B.C.'s rock and blues multi-platinum artist Colin James will don his leathers and rev up a Dakota Monster motorcycle and ride for sick children and teens.
PHOTOS: Mid-autumn Festival

PHOTOS: Mid-autumn Festival

What's on your back-burner?

I come from a long line of procrastinators. A family motto could be, "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after that." My dad never got around to giving the talk about the birds and the bees.

Skycraping heroes to the rescue

Two Richmond residents are preparing to rappel 200 feet down a skyscraper for a children's charity.

Coping with dementia

Friends and family members of dementia sufferers can find instruction and solace in a series of workshops organized by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. scheduled for the next four Tuesday afternoons.

Beat back-to-school cranks

Ah, the sun is a little lower in the sky and the crickets are chirping in the grass. It must be back to school time. In honour of the time of year, I have written this article in an easy Coles Notes study version.

Procrastinate tomorrow

For a long time, I've been meaning to write about procrastination, but I never got around to it until an old friend brought up the subject. There just never seems to be enough time left over after work and family activities.

Music Therapy Ride trikes the right chord

No one really needs convincing on how important music is in our lives. The Music Therapy Ride celebrates 10 years on Sept. 17, and while the ride is predominantly motorcycles, classic cars and other vehicles are invited too.