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Slippery soap: A silky bar of scented soap is always nice to have in the shower, but a soap maker in Lebanon has taken that idea several steps further. The family-owned Bader Hassen & Sons factory in Lebanon, makes exclusive skincare products, but perhaps none more so than its Khan Al Saboun brand of soap. One expensive bar costs about $2,800 (USD), because it contains gold and diamond powder, along with olive oil, honey, essential oils, and fragrance. 

 

Big fight: It must have been a whopper of an argument! An Italian man and his wife, who live in a town north of Milan, Italy, had a spat one night. The husband decided the best thing to do was to go for walk to “cool down.” While that’s often a good way to start the process of making up, the man took his walk many steps further, literally! He kept going for about 420 kilometers (261 mi.)! His flight from the fight lasted about a week, during which time he received food from strangers. His wife had reported him missing, and the police finally caught up with him.

Pricey pigeon: A bird lover might buy a parrot or a finch for company, but few will spend over a million dollars for a feathered friend. That actually happened in Belgium, although the bird in question is not a pet. It’s a racing pigeon named New Kim and was owned by the Van De Wouwer family. The respected breeder put New Kim up for auction, and to everyone’s surprise, a bidding war took place before New Kim sold for €1.6 million. Racing pigeons are valuable, both as breeding birds and as racers. In a race, the pigeons are released at a measured distance from their homes. The winner is the first one to return home. 

Leafy talent: Lito, an artist in Japan who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has found the perfect way to focus his active mind. He carves incredibly intricate scenes into tree leaves, spending many hours on each one. Lito imagines playful scenes and then sets out to make them. For example, one portrays an anteater sticking its long tongue into an anthill to find a treat. Another features a rhinoceros brushing its baby’s teeth. Lito has carved a herd of sheep jumping over a fence and a family of fish swimming amongst seaweed, and many more! His work has appeared on social media.

“Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal, a rejection

to obliterate the whole sky.”

—Anaïs Nin

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where

his influence stops.”

—Henry Adams

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Halton Hills Culture Days 2021 – September 24 – October 24, Culture Days is an annual celebration of arts and culture that brings together communities across /canada for outdoor, indoor, and digital activities. Take part in more than 75 Culture Days activities in Halton Hills. Check website for details. Go here https://www.haltonhills.ca/en/explore-and-play/culture-days.aspx

Kids Safety First – At Home All By Myself and First Aid for Kids, gr 4 & up, $45 incl book/certificate, Session 1 – FULL, session 2 – Sat Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 2021 Time: 9:30am-10:30am. CALL CATHERINE TO REGiSTER, 905-877-4490. Red Cross Babysitting course, Kids Safety First Home Alone and First Aid, and First Aid for Kids. These courses are offered virtually due to covid. Very interactive, delivered by a Canadian Red Cross Instructor with over 20 years experience teaching to children of all ages. Fall 2021 schedule now available

RE-EMERGENCE: NEW WORK BY ARTISTS OF HALTON HILLS – OCTOBER 14, Local artists have nurtured their creativity and found inspiration during COVID-19. Featuring work in a variety of media completed in the past year, this exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the power of imagination. Helson Gallery 9 Church Street, Georgetown,

Georgetown Raiders finish strong weekend ranked in Canadian Top 10 – With a strong start to the pre-season and first two regular season games, the Georgetown Raiders find themselves ranked #8 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 (http://georgetownraiders.pointstreaksites.com/view/georgetownraiders/news/news_537580). The regular season began Saturday with a convincing 9-2 win over the Markham Royals in front of 130 spectators at the Alcott pad. This was followed by Sunday’s 4-2 road victory over the Brantford 99’ers. Saturday’s game was highlighted by Robbie Strachan and Eric Russell with 4 points each and Dennis Golovatchev with 2 goals. Veteran goalie Sebastien Labora posted a .929 save percentage for his first win of the season.
Independent Free Press

1. Yo-Yo Ma is a famous pianist, violinist, or cellist?

2. All varieties of pumpkin are orange in color—T/F?

3. What are magnetite and bauxite?

4. A medium-size banana has about 50, 105, or 200 calories?

5. What type of vehicle would a musher use?

ARIES

(March 21 – April 20)

Your close relationships may need a little boost of energy. Use your restless and assertive spirit to invite your partner to join you in pursuing your creative impulses. Lucky Numbers: 9, 16, 26, 29, 36, 49.

TAURUS

(April 21 – May 21)

New knowledge might help you deal with a crucial situation. Regardless of your occupation, you could gain a deeper understanding to help improve your methods. Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 14, 16, 24, 26.

GEMINI

(May 22 – June 21)

Your steady, hard work may reap greater gains than you expect. Your positive energy might nurture stronger alliances that instill trust in your personal relationships. Lucky Numbers: 1, 17, 19, 21, 27, 39.

CANCER

(June 22 – July 22)

Your energy level may soar high, and strong personal relationships could bring out your true self. You might want to be wary of those who try to hide their true interests. Lucky Numbers: 2, 12, 21, 25, 30, 47.

LEO

(July 23 – Aug. 23)

You may be able to enjoy new adventures while you research the cuisines of distant places. Dreaming of traveling to new lands might give you a thirst for adventure. Lucky Numbers: 14, 16, 20, 37, 39, 44.

VIRGO

(Aug. 24 – Sept. 23)

You might want to seize an opportunity to try to increase your income. Thoroughly researching the situation could help ensure that no deception may be involved. Lucky Numbers: 6, 13, 26, 33, 36, 46.

LIBRA

(Sept. 24 – Oct. 23)

Your hard work may be well noted. Try to free yourself of any negative energy. Your positive efforts to improve your lifestyle could help make your dreams come true. Lucky Numbers: 23, 27, 32, 37, 41, 47.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)

You might not have to push your ideas very hard to find mutual agreements. This may be a time to slow down your hectic pace to enjoy the company of friends and family. Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 12, 17, 23, 49.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)

You might be able to find a new way to share your duties and activities with loved ones. You often love happy endings. This story may prove to be a real winner. Lucky Numbers: 13, 21, 28, 39, 42, 48.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22 – Jan. 20)

An original proposal may start to fade, but you might preserve its essential idea by promoting it again. You may need to push your positive influence toward those in charge. Lucky Numbers: 4, 14, 24, 29, 32, 43.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 21 – Feb. 19)

Being your unique self makes you a real treasure. Once you feel understood, you might feel empowered. To find answers, you may need to trust the ability of others. Lucky Numbers: 23, 27, 33, 37, 43, 47.

PISCES

(Feb. 20 – March 20)

You might want to streamline your tasks to create more leisure time. Your perceptive touch may help you find the best result. Keep your interest strong in your activities. Lucky Numbers: 15, 19, 25, 29, 35, 45.
Lucky numbers this week:  This week’s odds favor Capricorn winners with the luckiest number being 4.

Long pregnancy: An elephant’s pregnancy is one of the longest of any existing species. It can take up to 22 months before the baby elephant is ready to arrive in the world. 

Rich cousins: Jeff Bezos, CEO and president of Amazon and one of the wealthiest men in the world, has a multi-millionaire relative. Bezos and Grammy award-winning country singer George Strait are cousins. 

Few words: Taki Taki, also known as Sranan, is a language of few words. One of 16 languages spoken in the South American country of Suriname, and used as a common one, it has just 340 words. 

Big personality: Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) was a man of many talents, including buffalo hunter, army scout, and actor. He became an entertainer in his own, circus-like show, “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” He was born William Frederick Cody in the U.S. state of Iowa.

Monitoring baby: The first baby monitor was commercially available in 1937. The Zenith Radio Nurse was developed by Zenith president Eugene F. McDonald and Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi. Technical problems, such as distortions and picking up local radio signals, hindered its success.

 

Learn from the mistakes of others because you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

There is a new book out called How to be Happy without Money. It costs $10.

Did you hear about the composer who took too many baths? He began to write soap operas.

Dad: “I don’t trust stairs.”

Child: “Why?”

Dad: “Because they are always up to something.”

What did the police officer say to the belly button? “You are under a vest.”

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