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Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2020 - North Nanaimo Edition

Coffee News North Nanaimo
Spider-Man hero: An Indonesian man discovered that a Spider-Man costume can attract a lot of positive attention. Rudi Hartono, of Parepare, South Sulawesi, was concerned about all the litter in the streets, and he took it upon himself to go on clean-up missions. However, no one else followed his example until he dressed as Spider-Man. He had purchased the costume to amuse his nephew, but decided to wear it while picking up garbage. People took notice and started joining him in his endeavour. Since then, he has become a bit of a superhero in his community.

Ball catcher: Many dogs like to play catch, but one Labrador retriever, named Finley, can’t get enough of it. Finley lives in Canandaigua, New York (U.S.), with his human family, the Molloys. He has fine-tuned his catching skills to the point that he can fit six tennis balls in his mouth without help from his human playmates. When he was two years old, he could pick up four balls; eventually he graduated to five, and then to six. Finley looks a bit odd with all those balls in his mouth, but his family is convinced he is proud of his unusual talent. See Finley in action at
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Birds of a feather: An artist from Bogotá, Colombia, wanted to learn about nature, so she started by observing and studying various species of birds. This led Diana Beltran Herrera to the art of making beautiful and precise life-size sculptures of birds from basic materials, such as paper and wire. She creates a form for the bird and then cuts and glues paper feathers to the form. She paints each creation so that it looks real. Her work includes pelicans, roosters, parrots, sparrows, and many more. Over time, Herrera has managed to create sculptures representing over 100 bird species.

Key conundrum: It’s not unusual for people to lose their car keys. They might leave them in a restaurant or accidentally drop them on the ground. But not many people lose their keys the way Jovino Huerta lost his. Huerta is a political candidate in Huánuco, Peru. While campaigning, he decided to hand out key chains with the phrase, “Vamos Peru!” Unfortunately, in the excitement of meeting people and shaking their hands, Huerta gave his own keys to someone by mistake. He explained his plight on social media, hoping that they would be returned. No word on that yet.
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“A faithful friend is a strong defence; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” - Louisa May Alcott

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” - Aesop
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FREE listings for non-profit community events. Please email, 25 words or less, to: (no attachments). Deadline Tuesdays noon.

Great Nanaimo Toy Drive 2020 Need Toys & Volunteers: Registration by phone only 250-323-3076 from now until Dec. 4, 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Volunteer toy selection only.  Visit: for more info.

Ladysmith Festival of Lights: It will look a little bit different this year but the lights will still be lit and on display until Sunday, Jan. 9/21. There will be no formal light-up but the beauty will remain. To donate, please check out ‘Go Fund Me’ Ladysmith Festival of Lights LEDs.

Seated Tai Chi: Every Tues., until Dec. 15, 10-11am. We are online thru Zoom. Movements taught in this class can help to increase circulation and lymph flow, as well as to open the joints and stretch the tendons and ligaments. Contact Elly at

Winter Solstice Art Exhibit: Skye Skagfeld featuring Dennis Brown, St Joseph’s Artist Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm St., Chemainus, December 18 – 21, Gallery times, 2–7pm or by appointment: / 250-668-6880. Timing of this art exhibition follows Skye’s tradition of celestial showcases. Landscape is Forever colourfully captures this impending brightness; intriguing and vivid artwork inspired by the infinity symbol (∞).

Global Village Nanaimo is now open until December 24, 2020 at 6581 Aulds Road - near Staples, Home Depot and BCAA, 10am-5pm, Monday thru Saturday or shop online 24/7 at

Just a reminder that Coffee News reached out to Infectious Disease Specialist - Dr. Abdu Sharkawy to get his opinion on printing. Here’s what he had to say about Coffee News:
“My honest opinion is that the risk of transmission of this virus via paper is effectively between nil and negligible. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to resume full printing operations if you deem it in the best interest of your business. With basic hand hygiene, the risk of acquiring Covid-19 via handling a contaminated paper is almost non-existent. Have a wonderful day and keep spreading good energy across Vancouver Island”. Best wishes... Dr Sharkawy
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1. What type of acid is in a lemon?
2. Which whales are called “canaries of the sea”?
3. The art of tie-dying became a fashion statement in the 1930s, 1950s, or 1960s?
4. What are Op-Eds that appear primarily in publications?
5. In what major city will you find The Louvre?
(see bottom for answers)
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You may be powerfully and emotionally attracted to someone you encounter in a social setting. Your current relationships could intensify. Expect some fireworks! Lucky Numbers: 23, 26, 33, 36, 43, 46.
You may be happiest and in the best humour when doing something very creative. You might require help and cooperation from others in order to meet your current goals. Lucky Numbers: 4, 16, 21, 27, 32, 39.
Major changes might be successfully begun now. Getting what you really want and moving toward achieving your goals may be very important to you. Lucky Numbers: 7, 13, 24, 33, 43, 44.
You may have an incredible amount of energy and have enthusiasm to spare. You might launch a new enterprise using your creative visualization for innovative projects. Lucky Numbers: 3, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42.
Physical thrills and excitement may strongly appeal to you. You might want to do something totally out of the ordinary. This could yield mostly positive surprises. Lucky Numbers: 11, 15, 19, 31, 35, 39.
You may need to have a heart-to-heart talk with a friend or advisor on matters of personal relationships. You could gain a better appreciation and rapport as a result. Lucky Numbers: 6, 8, 20, 24, 43, 46.
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Being realistic in your close relationships is essential. Certain people may not really be worth the effort. Face the truth and make the changes that are required. Lucky Numbers: 22, 29, 31, 38, 40, 47.
Try not to overextend yourself as you attempt to advance your personal causes. Don’t allow negative comments from others to take away your enthusiasm. Lucky Numbers: 5, 8, 9, 19, 21, 27.

You may be very serious and not very likely to compromise. This intensity might help you push through obstacles and deepen your understanding of others. Lucky Numbers: 1, 22, 28, 30, 42, 46.
Your mind may function much better for learning than for teaching. Share your enthusiasm, but avoid lecturing others, especially about emotional subjects. Lucky Numbers: 12, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25.
Your patience and ability to work hard could be prominent. Your concentration may be excellent, and you might be able to focus on accomplishing your ultimate goals. Lucky Numbers: 10, 11, 17, 19, 36, 42.
Others shouldn’t lightly dismiss you. You may work with great intensity. Stay on course, you might be able to work your way through any obstacles thrown your way. Lucky Numbers: 2, 4, 12, 24, 42, 44.
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Lucky numbers this week:  This week’s odds favour Virgo winners with the luckiest number being 6.
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Cuts and scrapes: People often call adhesive bandages “Band-Aids.” That term is actually a brand name for the first adhesive wound covering, which was invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson of Johnson and Johnson Company.

The Force displayed: Steve Sansweet is known for his collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He has amassed thousands of items, which are on display at the Rancho Obi-Wan museum in Petaluma, California (U.S.).

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Animal cross: A beefalo is a cross between a cow and a buffalo (also known as bison). Specifically, a beefalo is 37.5% bison. The meat of this animal is touted to have less cholesterol and fat than conventional beef.

Strong winds: A cyclone is a strong, spiralling storm that can be destructive. Winds rotate around a midpoint of low pressure. North of the Equator, they spiral counter-clockwise, and they spiral clockwise if south of the Equator.

Preventing sunburn: The rhinoceros is the second largest land animal, next to the elephant. Living in Africa and Asia, these beasts can get sunburn on their thick skin. That’s why they like rolling in the mud.
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Guest: “When I made this reservation, I specifically requested a room facing the ocean.”
Desk clerk: “Well, you didn’t specify which ocean.”

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Consultant: someone who gets $100 an hour to tell you the same thing your assistant told you last week.

I have a baby car. It goes everywhere with a rattle.

There are only three kinds of humans: those that count, and those that can’t.
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Trivia Answers: 1. Citric 2. Beluga whales 3. 1960s 4. Opinion pieces 5. Paris, France
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