Saturday, May 15, 2021

The West Island loses a pillar with the sudden death of Tony Di Gennaro

By Rhonda Massad As sleep faded away after a fitful nights sleep, the reality of the death of Tony Di Gennaro remained true. I was hoping it was just a...

Being grateful….Through my eyes

By Rhonda Massad There is so much talk about giving thanks and being grateful, that the words have almost  lost their meaning, but not quite. When my children hit a certain...
Oistins Fish Fry a must while visiting Barbados

Oistins Fish Fry – Barbados

By Rhonda Massad Barbados is one of my favorite places to visit when looking for warmth in the chilly Montreal winter months.  Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast...
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Broadway in the West. Don’t miss JAC’s play “Into the Woods”

by Zach Fenlon The Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College (JAC)  has just opened Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” and it was simply incredible. As a John Abbott graduate...
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Jerry Ferrer casse-croûte du terroir opens in St. Anne de Bellevue

by Rhonda Massad Another gorgeous summer night on August 4, ushered in the opening of Jerry Ferrer casse-croûte du terroir in St. Anne de Bellevue, the latest from chef Jérôme...

A letter to my future self

I see you smiling, sitting so peacefully; you are simply in awe. You're looking at me, the younger, and more naive, more determined, more self-righteous self; you have nothing...
to hug or not to hug

To hug or not to hug , it’s not really a question is it?

The politeness rules got inverted during the "giant pause," no more kissing hello, handshaking or hugging as a greeting. That felt awkward at first, but as the pandemic continues...
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When the chips were down our community stood united, it’s who we are

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your continued support in the recent flood crisis on the West Island as well as the Montreal...

Freedom is freedom. The line is the line. There are no grey areas....

Religions all have one thing in common, they teach love, tolerance, acceptance and a high standard of goodness.  A belief that human beings should be kind and treat each...
Five Dollar Bill

Five dollars can change your life – Through my eyes

"Invest in yourself before anything else,” Warren Buffet. by Rhonda Massad The five dollar bill.  It has become a bit of a competition in my family but in a good way....