February 2010 Archives

Never Too Old To Start... Part 2

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

We follow-up our story about 87 year old Sidney Gould, and his commitment to staying active, with some of your comments, and a discussion about the latest theories on aging. Guests include Janice Keefe from Mount St Vincent University, and Deborah Van Den Hoonaard from St Thomas University.

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Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

This Week...a story that proves age really is just a number.

After his wife died, Sidney Gould traveled a bit, took some bus tours, puttered around the seniors complex where he lives.

The kinds of things many older people do when they find themselves alone. But Sidney was searching for something more, and he didn't even know what it was, until he walked through the doors of a dance studio in Halifax.

Freelance reporter Shaina Luck brought us Sidney story...and these photos of him at "Ready to Rumba's" hula hoop class.

Check out Shaina's blog here.

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Dearest Sweetheart...The Love Letters of Grant and Connie Samuelson

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

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It may be easier than ever to communicate your every thought to a special someone.
But one thing's for sure...a torrid text will never match up to the beauty of a real, handwritten love letter.

Maritime Magazine is celebrating Valentine's Day with a batch of letters written by an engaged couple in the 1940s.

And the story of a daughter who fell for her parents all over again.
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(Please note the music has been changed or removed due to rights issues.)


God's Hand is On Them...The Story of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

This week Maritime Magazine is raising the rafters, with an inside look at a group of people who have been promoting racial harmony and cultural diversity - through music - for nearly two decades.

In it's heyday, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir headlined a national television show, produced a couple of acclaimed CDs and picked up two East Coast Music Awards.

Our documentary this week was produced in part by the Choir's charismatic former director, Woody Woods.

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