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Sweeten the menu with pears

WHAT'S not to love about pears? Fragrant, curvaceous and delicious, they're wonderful in both sweet and savoury recipes - the tricky part is getting them to be ripe when you're ready to use them.

Green guide

Nourish Your Community: Too much fruit on your trees? If you have a hard time eating all of your fruit, don't let it go to waste. Donate it.

Man of letters pens West Vancouver book

"THIS is the book I'm most proud of," says author Francis Mansbridge.

Napa Cab has B.C. roots

REGULAR readers will know we're a long time fan of Quails Gate wines, so it was with some interest that we learned from owner Tony Stewart some time ago, that he was looking to broaden his horizons possibly in Australia, New Zealand or elsewhere.

What's going on for seniors

NORTH Shore Keep Well Society's Andy Demeule leads a fitness class at Lonsdale Quay during the fourth annual North Shore Keep Well Week, recognized by all three North Shore municipalities, Sept. 26-30. Info: www.keepwellsociety.ca.

Foundation offers safe haven

New North Shore organization serves victims of abuse

Help ease Fido through the golden years

AS I stroked Piper's ears while he lay sleeping with his head on my lap it donned on me that my dogs have been sleeping more than usual. I remembered how they used to curl up on their beds after a walk but still remain alert to what was going on.

Rider experiences new single-track high

GIANT trees surrounded me as I wove along the dark ribbon of rich single-track soil. On a sharp turn I eased over a log and started the steep ascent, constantly shifting my weight to adjust to the challenging trail.

Asking questions can pay off

HOW would you like to earn $5,400 an hour tax-free, even if for only a few minutes? I can't guarantee that pay rate every time. But the experience I just had illustrates an approach that can pay off over and over again.

Shop local, it supports our community

Gregory Stevens knows a thing or two about performance. Before he started managing the investment portfolios of his West Vancouver clients, Greg was part of a NASCAR pit crew and frequently found his way into the driver's seat in Formula 2000.
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