Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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The Valley East Today Community Web Site has been created for the use of people who are interested in what is happening in and around Valley East. Since just about everyone living in the City of Greater Sudbury either knows someone; works with someone; or goes to school with someone who lives in Valley East, we hope you enjoy the feature articles and stories that are highlighted in this edition of the Electronic Newsletter. If you find anything that you think might be of interest to any friends and acquaintances that may be in your own "address book"  please forwarding this message to them. With your help we expect the Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter to reach over 20,000 people each week. For more about the Valley East Today Community Web Site>>>




Now Is The Time For New Year's 'REALIZATIONS'

Most of us will be busy trying to make some meaningful New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year, all of which are designed to help us improve our life and motivate us to greater things during the next 12 months. This year however, I would like to ask you to do something a bit different. Instead of coming up with New Year’s Resolutions, I suggest that you spend time identifying your New Year’s Realizations. For more on this and the following New Year Stories, go here>>>


What More Do You Want From Me

It Was Meant To Be

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Beyond The Silver Lining

Never Give Up On The People You Love
A Man And His Dog

A Fascinating Story


Selection of Heartwarming Christmas Stories

We have put together a number of heartwarming, classic Christmas stories for your reading pleasure. This will become a permanent section of Valley East Today, so during the rest of the year, whenever you feel like you need to be reminded about the good things in life, feel free to come back to this section and allow your mind to float into a different time and place. To Read Any of The Stories Listed Below Go Here>>>>


Look For The Gold Slippers This Christmas
The Perfect Gift
Do You Still Hear The Bells

Yes, Virginia. There Is A Santa Claus
Who Says Santa Claus Isn't Real?
The Doll and A White Rose
A Baby's Touch




Ten Excellent Party Tips To Remember If You Are Hosting A Party
In order to help you guarantee that your party is remembered for all of the right reasons, please consider the ten tips in this special feature which are valid for any time of the year. For More>>>


Teen Advisory Group Meetings Provide Excellent Opportunity for Students From Grades 7 to 12

The Teen Advisory Group will meet every month as part of an informal setting to discuss what teens expect from the library. They will act as an advisory group to library staff on teen issues; they will provide feedback on teen-related library collections; and share ideas for creating, planning and participating in library programs for teens. It is also a great way to complete your community service hours. For More>>>


Voice Over Internet Is Going To Change The Way We Use The Phone

Edgar Lajambe, owner of VCCNet Internet Solutions, feels that the way people communicate by phone is going to go through some major changes in the near future. This week he gives us details about VoIP  - the technology which will impact the life of everyone before we know it. As a Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter exclusive, anyone who is registered to receive this weekly publication is eligible to receive 50% off the cost of the first month of  Digital Voice or Long Distance Service.  For more information>>>



Kin Club of Valley East Makes Donation of $2500 To Good Neighbours Food Bank

The Kin Club of Valley East is engaged in a number of fund-raising projects during the year, all designed to help out local groups. One of those organizations is the Good Neighbours Food Bank of Hanmer.  For More>>>


Nicole Brunet Personally Delivers Prizes To Winners
In a special way
of wishing all of the residents of Valley East and Capreol the very best of the season, Visitors to the mall were invited to drop in and fill out a free ballot on a chance to win one of two Gingerbread Displays donated by Beswick Denture Clinic. For More>>>

Winners of Police Museum Contest Draw Announced
The Sudbury Regional Police Museum held their First Annual Draw contest during the fall of 2005 and were extremely happy with the support they received from the entire community. The display above was seen many times at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre during the weeks leading up to Christmas. For More>>>


Wendy Bisson, Former Resident of Valley East, Shares Her Childhood Memories

My oldest memories are of my childhood in Hanmer in the early 70s.  My parents moved into the house I grew up in when I was only 14 months old.  I spent the next 14 years there. For More>>>


Valley Community Theatre Will Begin Casting For Next Production in January

The Valley Community Theatre is ready to prepare for their next production, "Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Story", which will play during the last week of April and the first week of May, 2006. This is an "open casting' which means that all positions are up for grabs. For more>>>




Dividing Up Existing Ward Boundaries Will Be A Good Thing For Local Representatives
While the decision was met with some opposition from several groups of citizens, it was apparent from the attendance at the public consultation meetings held throughout the region that the “vast” majority of ratepayers really don’t see anything wrong with dividing each of the existing six wards in half if councilors feel it will help them carry out their duties and responsibilities. For More>>>


Valley East Residents Will Be Prepared For Municipal Election 2006
The next municipal election will take place in November 2006. A lot of things happen during a three-year term. Some are good and some are bad. However, every decision that is made by our municipal counselors has a direct impact on the lives of local residents. For More>>>


Ron Dupuis Will Begin Community Column In The New Year

Valley East Today is pleased to announce that Ron Dupuis, Councillor for Ward 3, will contribute a regular feature article every week or two beginning on January 3, 2006. He will attempt to help residents of Valley East become fully informed about the issues that concern them in this community. For More>>>>




Working Together Towards A Common Goal
“Welcome to tonight’s game. Wearing the white jerseys tonight will be the team of Minor Hockey.  Their starting line up will consist of the executive, coaches and parents. The visiting team the Blind Lake Referees who arrived late this evening due to the fact that their trainer forgot the sticks. It should be an interesting game." For More>>>


“Fair” Does not Always Mean “Equal” and “Equal Does not Always Mean “Fair”
I am wholly in support of the general principle of equal ice time for all players, especially at that level.  That said, I do believe there are times when it is acceptable to put your big line out, and I believe that at almost all levels of minor hockey, i.e. Atom House and Bantam AAA both included, those are the same. For More>>>


Let's See More Penalty Shots In Minor Hockey

One of the most exciting plays in hockey is the penalty shot. Technically speaking, the Referee's Case Book states that in order for a penalty shot to be awarded, five conditions must be met. When you add up all of the conditions, it becomes clear that there are generally a few situations during the course of most games when a referee would be justified in awarding a penalty shot. Since it is entirely up to the referee to determine if all of the conditions are met, and since it is a judgement call, penalty shots could be a lot more common than not. For More>>>




Online Catalogue of Values Is Gaining Popularity Among Local Shoppers

One of the most popular sections of the Valley East Today Community Web Site is the Online Catalogue of Values which features over a dozen individual stores from the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. Visitors to the site will be able to keep up to date with special sales and features from these stores so that they can better plan their shopping trips to the mall. In the coming weeks, the Online Catalogue of Values will be expanded to provide much more valuable information to local consumers. For More>>>


Dave Bateman of CLOGBUSTERS Recommends Annual Home Inspection

Prevention is always better than emergency repairs - especially when it comes to plumbing around the home. For that reason, Dave Bateman recommends that all  homes be subject to a thorough inspection at least every few years in order to provide homeowners with peace of mind and to catch problems before they become serious. For more>>>


Ron & Lise Gladu Give Helpful Tips for Holiday Picture Taking

Ron and Lise Gladu were at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on December 17, 2005, providing visitors with some great tips on how to make sure that their holiday photos turn out perfect during the Christmas season. Ron will be sharing his professional tips free of charge during several more sessions in the New Year. If you have any questions about photography, or about cameras in general, make sure you contact him for information. For More>>> 


Caroline Provides Reflections On Christmas Holidays
Feelings …those amazing things that make us so human, some so wonderful and some so painful.  Most of us have felt them all but do you know how they affect your physical body and how does sound affect your emotions?  In my first article I told you I was going to share how emotions and sound were connected so you could see the value of VoiceBio©™, so here it is >>>



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