After our recent coffee gathering there were requests for the recipes that had been used to make the cookies that Clare and Ruth brought to the event. After consulting with Julia Child, Betty Crocker, Paula Deen, Duncan Hines, Graham Kerr, and Gordon Ramsay, I’ve determined that it is okay to release this sensitive information, and the two recipes follow below.
Your cyberscribe received recently an email from the coordinator of the Queen’s University Carol Service, publicizing the upcoming 71st annual performance of the Festival of Carols. [See https://engsoc.queensu.ca/events/carol-service/.] The service is being held on November 27th at 7:30 pm in Queen’s Grant Hall and it includes holiday-themed musical performances, readings, and sing-along carols. After the event, a reception with snacks and refreshments is held for volunteers, musicians, and attendees to allow all groups to mingle. It is billed as a great event to kick off the start of the Christmas season and Kingston’s retired community apparently makes up a large portion of the audience – so our Association members clearly qualify.
David Craig submitted information on this upcoming show, featuring Tracie Morgan and her band of “Erroneous Monks.” The band includes such well known (to me) local artists as Spencer Evans and Roger James. It will be on Sunday December 11 at the RCHA Club, 3rd floor, 193 Ontario Street, at 2 pm and again at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are available at the RCHA, Brian’s Record Option, and Zap Records, as well as from band members. David advises that the recently released Leonard Cohen album “You Want It Darker” is available in Kingston, for $10.79 at Costco and $12+ elsewhere.
Don't miss the last Retiree Association event of 2016 - a lunch on Nov 24 at the Cataraqui Golf Club. All members have just been sent an email with details about this lunch. If you don't have the information or have questions, post a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there.
Over the years I have learned that the members of the Retirees Association are not hard to please. All we have to do is arrange a room, lay in some coffee and snacks – and get out of the way! This morning more than 30 members attended our last coffee gathering of 2016 and the conversation was loud and lively from start to finish. Further visual evidence follows below.
Our last social event of 2016 will be a lunch, at the Cataraqui Golf Club, on November 24. Details will be emailed and also posted at the website, and I hope you will plan to be there.
St. Lawrence College welcomed a recent announcement by the federal and provincial governments of funding support for a new, state-of-the-art Student Life and Innovation Centre and other new student facilities. Combined, the governments of Canada and Ontario will contribute $11.5 million toward the project, which will help St. Lawrence College meet the innovation, entrepreneurial, environmental and wellness needs of students.
The St. Lawrence College community will contribute the balance of the funds, approximately $20.6 million. Construction on the new Hello Future Project began this week and will be completed in the spring of 2018. This construction project will create more than 540 jobs, while renewing, modernizing and greening the Kingston campus.
Hello Future is a three-part project, as described below.
Thanks to Bill Kirby for sending along this interesting list of things we can do to improve our personal wellness. Wellness can be broadly defined as “the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.” (dictionary.com) The tips outlined below are under six headings:
(1) physical, (2) intellectual, (3) spiritual, (4) vocational, (5) emotional, and (6) social.