Following the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the antisemitic policy of Adolf Hitler and his high command herded almost 400,000 Jews, 30 per cent of Warsaw’s population, into a ghetto.
We all search for ways to be better versions of ourselves – a never-ending pursuit of self-improvement and opportunities for growth
Years ago, in high school when I was 18, a friend of mine died.We were a close group of friends - Friday afternoon hockey games (we skipped school), late nights and early mornings.The death was sudden and jolting. We were only in our late teens. We had our whole lives in front of us.At the time there was no such thing as grief counsellors or any re
For thousands of wild gobbler enthusiasts, next Wednesday (April 25) will be like Christmas morning, but with long beards and spurs under the tree.
This year’s Pembroke Area Field Naturalists’ Owl Prowl was held on Saturday, March 24. Despite somewhat cool temperatures, more than 50 people attended the event, forming a car convoy of 11 vehicles. As in previous years, the event was broken up into two segments. The first part consisted of a visit to the Eganville area to observe a resident Great
Steve’s two great loves I had the sad duty and terrible privilege of eulogizing my friend Steve (Uhler) March 24 and I’m still reeling. I believe that Steve had two great loves in life – print journalism and Pembroke. More than a reporter, he was a feature writer, an editor, a local historian. His short-lived column, Steve’s World, he wrote in the
I have to admit, I am not really much of a calorie counter. I do purposely try hard to make healthier choices – less fat, low sodium, all that kind of stuff.
I want to look at crypto-currencies through the eyes of a Leprechaun. While crypto-currencies have been described as ‘digital gold,’ would a Leprechaun be likely to put them in his pot at the end of the rainbow? What are crypto-currencies, what gives them value and what does the current fascination with them suggest about the state of our existing
Garrison Petawawa extends sympathyWe here at Garrison Petawawa were truly sorry to hear of the loss of Stephen Uhler. Allow me, on behalf of all of us at Garrison Petawawa, to extend my deepest sympathies to the staff at the Pembroke Observer as you struggle through this period of shock and grief.Stephen was a valuable asset to this community and i
George could not believe his eyes.
Kind, patient – a sense for what was importantWe often miss the ultimate significance of a "new" person in our lives when we meet them. Steve Uhler was like that for me.I lived in Pembroke for just five years, but it is amazing how many times Steve was part of my being there. As a member of the board of Bereaved Families of Ontario - Pembroke, I al
On March 10 the membership of the PC Party chose Doug Ford as our new leader. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Ford as we take our message of accountability and change to the people of Ontario. It is great to have the issue of the leadership race behind us now so that we can concentrate our efforts on the real challenge: defeating Kathlee
It was the Austrian composer Franz Schubert who once said, “Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our heart, and we are never quite the same.”
“The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.”
“The people of Renfrew County should be very proud to have Sean Conway representing them at the provincial legislature in Toronto.”
At the end of last week, the cover closed on a long and significant chapter in the history of community journalism here in the Upper Ottawa Valley. The story ended sooner than we expected and left us all wanting for more. And our hearts were heavy. Our colleague and more importantly our friend, respected journalist Stephen Uhler passed away suddenl
When Patrick Brown announced his resignation and Doug Ford announced his leadership bid I did something rather unusual.
This just in from an anonymous writer who wants to share her story:
Hurray! Busses Coming I would like to congratulate Pembroke and LV finally coming up with this ...