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Welcome to Under The Umbrella

Thanks to Nathan @ the St. Thomas Blog, I now have a place to share pictures, thoughts and so much more from Under The Umbrella.

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Cold Temps & Warm Hearts

Wow, its cold outside! A tropical -20C & climbing outside today.  I have resolved to staying in & being productive. The response to Princess Projects events has been tremendous & we are so happy with the interest that has been peaked. Oh yes, I did say eventS. Our evening event is shaping up wonderfully. Just [...]

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Cold Temps & Warm Hearts

Wow, its cold outside! A tropical -20C & climbing outside today.  I have resolved to staying in & being productive. The response to Princess Projects events has been tremendous & we are so happy with the interest that has been peaked. Oh yes, I did say eventS. Our evening event is shaping up wonderfully. Just [...]

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A Princess in a Princess Dress, Everybody loves a Princess Best!

In this post I just wanted to call your attention to The Princess Project. This project was started with 1 question presented by a woman named Deb to her friend Jody. “Do you have any dresses?  I have some young ladies that need dresses for their graduation.” Within 24 hours …

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We are in the St. Thomas Times Journal

I am so excited!! Yes, there were tears of joy!! Eric Bunnell of the St Thomas Time Journal wrote a lovely article on Princess Project. Click Below to read!! http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2985698

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Aurora Borealis

The aurora borealis is usually seen in far northern areas like Denali National Park, Alaska, shown here. Thanks to a pair of solar storms, the northern lights may be viewable Tuesday night as far south as Toronto. (M. Scott Moon/Canadian Press) Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/08/03/solar-storm-aurora-borealis.html#ixzz1E5hc1EoP What this means is that there …

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Western Mustangs Volleyball team Bus Fire

941pm–There are unconfirmed reports that a bus carrying the Western Mustaangs Volleyball team has caught on fire on the 401. We will research this and update it as soon as we know more. 9:43pm–UWO Mens and Women‘s Volleyball teams were on the Bus that is on fire at Ingersoll fire …

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Puppies Rescued– In need of homes.

There were 13 puppies in this litter, The farmer was going to “dispose” of them if All Breed Canine Rescue did not take them. When they were picked up they were all in a horse stall that was covered with feces, they had no food or water.  All Breed Canine …

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Slow going…

4:00pm Wed Feb 9 2011 A school bus is currently being removed from the section of land north of Elm Street, on Sunset. Traffic may be slow going in this area. Avoid if possible.

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I get by with a little help from my friends…

I have had another request for assistance I would like to share with you. A local gentlman who is caring for his disabled mother are in need of a number of assisted living devices, new or used in good condition. In particular they would like to get  a wheel chair, …

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And now….a word from our Mayor

Snow removal in the downtown will begin tonight and will take a couple of nights to complete. The sidewalk plows are out, bus stops & shelters are being cleared out and snow removal from cul-de-sacs is also taking place. We have had a tremendous amount of snow and we are …

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Sing When you're winning….

When asked about the award mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman shared this with me  “The video was made for the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation by Tenzing to promote the community to industry. The EDC website is: www.st-thomasedc.on.ca It was presented to the City on Thursday night at the Economic Developers Council …

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Sing When you’re winning….

When asked about the award mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman shared this with me  “The video was made for the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation by Tenzing to promote the community to industry. The EDC website is: www.st-thomasedc.on.ca It was presented to the City on Thursday night at the Economic Developers Council …

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Are you into PHOTOGRAPHY??? (nudge-nudge)

If you are already laughing….You are way cool!!! I am always coming up with amazing ideas…no really I am, and this one is no exception!!! I am looking for an up and coming photographer/videographer who is willing to sell their soul to be seen…OK you don’t really have to sell …

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Recognise the location???….no prizes for guessing!

Deni Gauthier…you were right, you made me smile!!! Website: http://www.denigauthier.com Influences: Sigur Ros, Dave Matthew‘s, Michael Knott, Wilco, Damien Rice, Ray LaMontgaaasomething, Biography: A driving force behind Ontario’s folk rock duo “theBetween” and a true artist, Denis has been creating music as a profession for quite some time. Never heard …

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Canadian Federation Of University Women

The St. Thomas chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women welcome Kelly Payne, Vice President for Canvas and Quill Non-Profit, who will speak on advocacy for artists and writers.  Thursday, February 10, at 7:30 pm at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute Library on Chestnut Street.  New members welcome. Please contact …

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Blizzard like conditions…

Schools closed due to major winter storm A major winter storm has forced the closure of schools across the Thames Valley school district on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. All schools and facilities in Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford Counties, including London, Strathroy, Alymer, St. Thomas, Tillsonburg and Woodstock will be closed. …

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