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Bulbs are easy way to add beauty to garden

THE promise of spring lies deep in the planted soil of October in the form of the many luscious bulbs we plant each year.

Fall florals for a festive table

THANKSGIVING is just around the corner but there is still time to plan a nice table arrangement. At this time of year it's nice to feature the autumn hues and textures of fall as a colour scheme.

What's going on

Wednesday The Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3: 305: 30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver under the direction of Nicolas Krusek. There are opportunities for string players.

Spot shorebirds along the salt marsh

AUTUMN is showing its wonderful colours - maples sporting gold, orange, and red; mushrooms in a myriad of beautiful shapes and delicate hues - and birds on the move.

Leave your estate in good shape for your loved ones

DON'T let the words "estate planning" deter you from making sure you have indeed planned to leave your estate in the best possible shape.

B.C. reds: plenty of aging potential

LAST week's big winner at B.C. Wine Institute's Chef Meets Grape Small Plates Challenge was O'Doul's exec.

Post-affair: Should you stay or go

Infidelity column evokes strong response from readers

What's going on for seniors

NOTICES Seniors Gathering: A free drop-in program for an informal get together and chat from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St.

West Vancouver woman sharpens her skills

WHITE crane spreads its wings. Repulse the monkey. Embrace the tiger. Sound unfamiliar? Not to Bernice Moir. She's been practising tai chi for 12 years now.

Big or small: greeting the right way

LIKE most owners of large dogs I have had my share of little dog encounters. It usually starts with the little dog overreacting to the large dog's approach by charging, barking, snapping and sometimes attempting to bite the large dog.
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