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Organization tips for the sandwich generation

Straight Up Spaces is a Hamilton-based home organization company led by Cheryl Ross. In this month’s column, she looks at what it takes to balance caring for aging parents while raising a family. Many people find themselves in the “sandwich generation,” needing to care for their older parents…
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Fashion show raises thousands for Cancer Assistance Program

12 models, who are all breast cancer survivors, entertain a sold-out crowd that raised $16,225 for Concession Street program. From a woman undergoing cancer treatment to another who has been cancer-free for more than 50 years, this fashion show was just as much about celebrating as it was…
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Paying too much tax?

Consider these tips and tax shelters to lower your family's tax bill. Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential to maximizing your after-tax return. In addition, keeping up to date on changes to the tax rules ensures that you take advantage of all the tax savings…
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Keep an eye on the sky for raptors

Annual migration of hawks, vultures and falcons brings these hunting birds back to our area, lifted by the thermals created by the Niagara escarpment. If you’re like me, then driving this time of year can be a real hazard. It’s not the sudden unexpected snow squalls or foggy…
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Embracing Life

Samantha Mercanti is a successful businesswoman, author and blogger who is candid about her struggles with mental illness. She wrote a book, Embracing Schizophrenia, in which she chronicles her life living with the disease. Samantha recently shared her remarkable journey, her life in Hamilton and why she refuses…
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Cabin Fever

Embrace Hamilton’s great outdoors by booking a stay at one of the new Valens Lake Conservation Area cabins. If you like the idea of camping but don’t actually like the part that involves sleeping on the ground in a tent, the good folks at the Hamilton…
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