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Tribute to CEO McMichael

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:22 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hola.....here I am sitting on an airplane returning home from an trip to Los Angeles California with my daughters.  Perfect time to write my column.  

Like her, hate her or love her-she’s one of the few women holding powerful CEO positions who are making a difference in what has usually been known in the past to be a man’s dominating world  - Janice McMichael Dennis.  She is Bluewater Power’s CEO and President and she is unlike many other CEO’s.

Scams

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:43 -- Anna Moscardeli

SCAMS, SCAMS, SCAMS, and more SCAMS.  I had been hearing about so many SCAMS so I decided to follow up with Lambton County’s local finest: OPP Community Safety Media Relations Officer Travis Parsons and Sarnia Police Media Relations Officer John Sottosanti with the hope that just maybe this story will help save someone else from losing their shirt because of these unforgiving individuals who prey on the unsuspecting where fraudsters are using opportunities to attempt to scam consumers and businesses out of their hard earned money.

Hard to believe it

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:10 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hard to believe it’s September already.  Another summer gone by too quickly.  Kids will be back in school and hopefully the new school year will bring them many joyful memories to reflect on in years to come.

For some students, they will be tormented by those who believe they are the cat’s meow when in fact, they are bullies who when confronted would probably not know what to do.  

Surveys and studies

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:54 -- Anna Moscardeli

That 10.5 million dollar payout was going to be my topic, but there’s other items that need to be brought to light.  One thing I have always noticed in my years of advocacy is that if you bring something to the forefront, it will get the attention it deserves.  

Local Heroes

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 16:04 -- Anna Moscardeli

Recently on Facebook I connected with my sports coach from grade 6 & 7, Ms. Terry Delaney aka Terry Dunn.  It was a blast from the past.  Not only did she coach me, she also taught my youngest who is now 27 years old. Ms.

Sharkey’s Cindy…giving back

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:50 -- Anna Moscardeli

Sometimes life tends to throw us a curve ball or two.  Some react and make strides while others just give up.

This month my column focuses on one curve ball that struck a very dear friend of mine and a woman who is known by many in the community.  Her name is Cindy Seale VanHoogenhuize.  Many know her as the bubbly, friendly face from Sharky’s Gym and former owner of the Canterbury Fitness and Racquetball Club, which is now Lambton College’s residences.

Enough is Enough

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:38 -- Anna Moscardeli

Holy crap!  That’s all I could say after receiving my first Hydro One bill.  I lived in the Village of Point Edward for the last 17 years where taxes are cheap and garbage collection is twice a week during the summer months (with no limit of what went out to the curb), kid’s activities are right around the corner, and regular pay outs from the casino were just some of the many benefits from living in Point Edward.  However, it was time for new adventures.

I’m baaaaack...

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:12 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hello!  After a short hiatus, I’m back.  And boy am I ever glad to be back.  I was humbled to hear the so many wonderful comments from First Monday followers. With that, let’s get back to business.

Blame and Guilt

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 09:42 -- Anna Moscardeli

The night is October 2nd, 2015 and the headline reads “Huge multi-vehicle pile-up kills three people on Ontario highway” which leads to the Facebook post “We are asking for support for Wyoming volunteer, Neil Bain.”

2014 was an unforgiving year for snowstorms with continuous accidents on Highway 402 between Mandaumin and Forest Road.  Calls to the Wyoming Fire Department were up drastically, triggering Mayor Lonny Napper to write the Province about the increase in accidents along this particular stretch of road. 

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