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May 10 - 16, 2021

Alberni Valley Edition

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Raining chocolate: People might use the expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs,” but no one ever says, “It’s raining chocolate!” That’s what happened in the town of Olten, Switzerland, recently. Many people reported seeing chocolate powder in the air, and others mentioned that vehicles were covered with an accumulation of the sweet, brown stuff. Turns out that there was a logical reason for the phenomena. The town is home to a chocolate factory that had a problem with its ventilation system. The chocolate powder made its way outside and was blown around by strong winds.

Working the land: Apartment dwellers in cities expect to look out their windows to see such things as parking lots, malls, stores, and gas stations. At one apartment complex in Lublin, Poland, the view is a little different. At harvest time, the buildings’ occupants can look out and see a farmer in a combine harvesting the crop. While other farmers in the area sold their land to urban developers, this one decided to keep his property so he could keep farming. Most people living in the nearby buildings don’t seem to mind at all; they like seeing agriculture in action, rather than asphalt and urban sprawl.
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Artsy hairstyle: Clients who get haircuts from stylist Truong Xuan Tuan wish their hair would never grow again! That’s because the stylist, of Hanoi, Vietnam, creates works of art on the backs of people’s heads using razors and trimmers. He might trim hair to form a celebrity’s face, a cartoon character, a spider, or an urban scene. Because he cannot simply rub out any mistakes, he only creates designs that he has practiced making in the past. Those coming into his shop can browse through a portfolio and pick something they like. Warning: the designs become a bit fuzzy as the person’s hair grows back!

Manhole lights: City planners in Tokorozawa, Japan, have a novel idea to decorate manhole covers. They outfitted 27 of these necessary, but usually unattractive, pieces of the city’s infrastructure with solar-powered LED lights. The lights reveal designs that incorporate anime characters, which are popular in Japan. The 27 artistic designs are illuminated every evening at 5 p.m., and those who are out late can enjoy them until they turn off at 2 a.m. Another motive that inspired the city’s planners is that the extra lighting may help prevent nighttime crime. See them here: www.myCoffeeNews.ca/extra
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“The plants have enough spirit to transform our limited vision.”              
- Rosemary Gladstar

“To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.”
- Mark Twain
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FREE listings for non-profit community events. Please email, 25 words or less, to: events@myCoffeeNews.ca (no attachments). Deadline Tuesdays noon.

Welcome Spring Plant Sale: Hosted by Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers on May 15, 8am-1pm, at 738 Gaetjen St., Parksville. Visit: oceansideg2g.org/upcoming-events for more information.

Butterfly World Season Opening May 21, 2021!  Join us in our tropical greenhouse to experience 100’s of tropical butterflies from around the world. 1080 Winchester Rd., Coombs. More info: 250-248-7026.
 
Qualicum Beach Family History Society hosting a free Zoom event June 2, 7pm. Guest speaker Sasha Hnatiuk, Exhibitions Assistant at Cumberland Museum & Archives, will be presenting the History of Cumberland, beginning in the late 1800’s. To receive a link, please send an email to QBFHS@gmail.com

Become a Host Family & Make an Impact! Transitions is seeking safe, supportive, substance-free homes for youth participating in treatment. A steady income provided for those who make a difference. For more info, call 250-714-8167. Funded by Island Health, NARSF Programs Ltd.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants: Your bridge to career fulfilment in your pre-arrival profession! Career planning - financial support, networking - mentorship, skills development. For more information & to register, please email: dbereska@cvims.org or call 250-753-6911 ext. 102. Visit: www.cvims.org  Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society.

Have You Had a Hip or Knee Replacement? Are you having problems with walking or dressing? You may be entitled to the disability tax credit of up to $20,000 in benefits & refunds. COPD, arthritis & many other disabling conditions that cause restrictions in walking or dressing, may also qualify. For expert help, call 1-844-453-5372.

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1. Zane Grey was a popular American author of what type of novel?
2. What are small plates of Spanish appetizers/snack foods called?
3. What is the favourite food of pandas?
4. In which sport would you see a “flying mare”?
5. The ATM is a feature of most banks today. What does ATM stand for?
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Adapting to new information may be a challenge for you. While you might be excited about new ideas, you may be hesitant to embrace them. Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 16, 22, 24, 34.

You may have important discussions with people you are very close to. Connecting with your roots might be the theme, with an emphasis on looking objectively at the past. Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 9, 12, 32, 42.
You may be more perceptive than usual. You could see other people’s true colours more clearly, and you might discover the hidden aspect of the situation. Lucky Numbers: 6, 19, 24, 36, 40, 47.
Superficial answers may not satisfy you. This might be an ideal time to look for something that could have been hidden, in order to learn more about your true feelings. Lucky Numbers: 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36.
You may start to feel as if you have been following the crowd for far too long. You might now seek a more spontaneous and creative lifestyle for yourself. Lucky Numbers: 5, 15, 25, 30, 35, 40.
Your efforts may be well received, allowing your inner harmony to prevail. You could move forward with creative projects and express yourself more comfortably. Lucky Numbers: 14, 27, 29, 35, 41, 47.
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You may want to beautify your home. You might decide to paint or rearrange furniture, done simply, but to your tastes. Changes now could be good for you. Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 10, 13, 33, 43.
You may need feedback from others. Conversations with your partners and friends could be critical. You might have to really listen and learn from others. Lucky Numbers: 6, 8, 17, 23, 30, 42.
Making decisions may be favoured right now. Reaching out to others who can help you take care of business in an orderly way could happen. Lucky Numbers: 10, 12, 15, 30, 35, 47.
This may be a good time to reach out to people and to get their input or counsel. Listen to your partner or a friend who can enlighten you on the situation. Lucky Numbers: 9, 19, 20, 29, 39, 49.
Your life’s direction may come into greater focus. You might gain a stronger sense of purpose, which could energize your efforts to move toward your goals. Lucky Numbers: 2, 22, 27, 32, 37, 42.
You may want to reveal your concerns regarding a professional matter. Contact with those in charge might be appreciated and could be a positive for you. Lucky Numbers: 5, 6, 21, 36, 41, 45.

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Powerful quote: The phrase “Knowledge is power” is often attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, in 1597. He was an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist, and known for ardently supporting the scientific revolution.
 
Transparent car: For the 1939 World’s Fair, General Motors built the Ghost (or Glass) Pontiac, billed as the first transparent car. Created in partnership with the Rohm and Haas chemical company that invented plexiglass, the Ghost Car offered a clear view of the vehicle’s engine.
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Big bill: A shoebill is a large bird with stalk-like legs and a huge bill that resembles a shoe. These birds live in parts of East Africa, usually close to where they can find fish and other small prey, such as frogs and snails.

Old gum: When enjoying your next stick of gum, here is something to think about. The oldest chewing gum ever found dates back to between 5,000 and 10,000 years! Well-defined teeth marks have been found in a lumps of bark tar.

Take a swing: It’s generally agreed that the modern game of golf originated in Scotland during the 15th century. But there’s also evidence that stick-and-ball games were played in other parts of Europe, and in Asia and Africa.
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Teacher: “I hope I didn’t see you looking at Fred’s test paper.”
Student: “I hope you didn’t see me either.”

Stop playing at being so serious and start playing seriously.
 
If it’s zero degrees outside today, and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold it is going to be?

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

What did the two strings do in the race? They tied.
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Trivia Answers: 1. Westerns  2. Tapas  3. Bamboo  4. Wrestling 
5. Automated Teller Machine
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May 3 - 9, 2021

Alberni Valley Edition

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Nutty creation: Usually seen in landscape architecture, a gabion wall is a wire cage filled with material such as rocks or stones. But what about using such a structure as a centrepiece inside a home? Yerce Architecture and ZAAS, two Turkish design companies, did just that. A photographer, who is their client, lived in a loft apartment and wanted a natural component in the interior surroundings. The result is an accent wall like no other - a metal cage filled with walnuts. Although unconventional, the wall brings warmth from the colour of the walnuts, as well as an interesting texture that works with the streamlined furnishings.

Flower cakes: Those walking into Julie Simon Cakes in Los Angeles, California (U.S.), would be forgiven if they thought a flower arrangement on display was real. In fact, the flowers in this confectioner’s shop are cakes made by Simon herself. Her designs are so intricate that viewers would swear they are looking at a cluster of peonies, a vase of tulips, or a container full of a variety of blossoms. Simon’s cakes have attracted a lot of attention since she quit her corporate job in 2018. Even celebrities order cakes from her for a child’s birthday or a friend’s anniversary.
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Fishing pool: With travel at a standstill during the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels around the world have seen a huge decrease in business. To make ends meet, the Aveda Resort, a luxury hotel in Kumarakom, Kerala, India, tried a novel approach to maintain some of its income. They re-purposed the hotel’s pool as a fish farm. The large pool was drained and filled with fresh water, then loaded with 16,000 young pearl spot fish. The fish can be harvested and sold, raising money to help with the hotel’s expenses. The project has also helped to keep hotel staff busy.

Hot springs: In the Tuscan region of Italy, a natural hot spring near Saturnia is a sight to behold. Called Cascate del Mulino, which means “Waterfalls of the Mill,” this hot spot features natural white limestone pools over which warm water flows. The turquoise liquid, at a constant 37°C (98.6°F), comes from an underground source and is full of minerals and sulphur. This beautiful natural wonder is free for users and is located downstream from a tourist complex called Terme di Saturnia Spa, where an entrance fee must be paid. The best time to visit is in fall, winter, or early spring when it is less crowded. See the beautiful falls and some other hot spots of Tuscany here: www.myCoffeeNews.ca/extra
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“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”      - Leonard Bernstein
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FREE listings for non-profit community events. Please email, 25 words or less, to: events@myCoffeeNews.ca (no attachments). Deadline Tuesdays noon.

Welcome Spring Plant Sale: Hosted by Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers supporting The SLF Grandmothers Campaign host “”, May 15, 8am-1pm at 738 Gaetjen St., Parksville.
Visit: oceansideg2g.org/upcoming-events for more information.

Become a Host Family & Make an Impact! Transitions is seeking safe, supportive, substance-free homes for youth participating in treatment. A steady income provided for those who make a difference. For more info, call 250-714-8167. Funded by Island Health, NARSF Programs Ltd.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants: Your bridge to career fulfilment in your pre-arrival profession! Career planning - financial support, networking - mentorship, skills development. For more information & to register, please email: dbereska@cvims.org or call 250-753-6911 ext. 102. Visit: www.cvims.org  Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society.

Have You Had a Hip or Knee Replacement? Are you having problems with walking or dressing? You may be entitled to the disability tax credit of up to $20,000 in benefits & refunds. COPD, arthritis & many other disabling conditions that cause restrictions in walking or dressing, may also qualify. For expert help, call 1-844-453-5372.

UK Pension Transfers: Personal or Company pension left behind in the U.K? Contact us to discuss your options. Sterling Advisory, 1-250-863-7766 or mark@sterlingadvisory.com
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1. Which American actress married Prince Rainier III of Monaco?
2. What is etymology?
3. Who was Kit Carson?
4. Earth Day is celebrated in April, May, or June?
5. Which new Ford vehicle of 1950 was a company disaster?
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You may have an abundance of physical energy and self-confidence to take on new challenges with ease. You might feel less dependent on the approval of others. Lucky Numbers: 22, 26, 34, 39, 42, 46.

A significant chat with someone who has a very different perspective than you may be helpful. Try to be receptive and learn as much as you can from them. Lucky Numbers: 8, 22, 27, 31, 35, 42.
You might feel like socializing. Enjoyment and pleasure may be emphasized. Cooperation and harmony in personal relationships may be more important to you. Lucky Numbers: 2, 20, 29, 32, 39, 40.
This might be a good time to schedule social activities where tact would be a plus. You may act as a harmonizer between people with differing viewpoints. Lucky Numbers: 6, 16, 22, 29, 35, 40.
An opportunity for a leadership role may be yours. There could be opportunities for meaningful contacts, especially with people who share common goals. Lucky Numbers: 10, 13, 27, 33, 41, 44.
A craving for sweetness and comfort in the form of loving affection may be strong now. This might be a good week to spend time with the people who love you. Lucky Numbers: 7, 19, 25, 31, 41, 47.
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Both friendship and material benefits may come to you. You might feel sociable and seek company, especially with those who know how to have a good time. Lucky Numbers: 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, 21.
Contracts, negotiations, and business dealings of all kinds may be favoured. Exchanging ideas and opinions might also play an important role in your life now. Lucky Numbers: 4, 12, 24, 30, 44, 48.
You may feel in harmony with the people in your life. There might be a sense of ease and flow, rather than a resistance to what is going on around you. Lucky Numbers: 3, 9, 15, 18, 30, 36.
Spontaneity and freedom may have been your key issues. Your mood could be very upbeat. You might be funny and sometimes act out of character. Lucky Numbers: 11, 32, 36, 39, 40, 45.
Chatting openly with loved ones may help you understand your situation. You might be more objective. This could be a favourable time to make a big decision. Lucky Numbers: 5, 8, 14, 22, 29, 38.
This may be a very good time to let people know you care about them. You might be very cooperative and more interested in your similarities than your differences. Lucky Numbers: 16, 19, 33, 36, 39, 41.

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Jazz singer: American jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915-1959) had a nickname: Lady Day. Producer John Hammond discovered her when she was singing in a Harlem jazz club in New York City in the early 1930s.

Beautiful bees: Male orchid bees, found from northern Mexico to southeastern Brazil, have such vivid colouration that they’re considered the closest thing to a living jewel. They also collect various fragrances to create their own perfume to attract females.
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Island in a lake: Canada boasts the largest lake island in the world. Manitoulin Island is located in Lake Huron, Ontario, and encompasses an area of 2,766 square kilometres (1,068 sq. mi.). The island itself has 108 freshwater lakes.

Night fears: An extreme fear of night or darkness is a condition called “nyctophobia.” It’s normal for kids to be afraid of the dark, but if the fear becomes excessive and irrational, anyone - young or old - should see a doctor.

Cute bats: The tiny Honduran white bat is considered “cute” because of its fluffy white coat and orange ears and face. It roosts in green leaves. When sunshine filters through the leaves, the bat’s fur appears green, making it nearly invisible.
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Who was Socrates’ worst student? Mediocrities.
 
First Roman soldier: “What is the time?”
Second Roman soldier: “XX past VII.”

Today is the day I must finally be decisive. At least I think so.

Nine-year-old: “I smiled at my daddy, and he gave me some pocket money. So I walked into the bank and smiled, but my head was below the counter level, so I didn’t get anything.”

What is green and jumps a lot? A frog with hiccups.
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Trivia Answers: 1. Grace Kelly  2. The study of word origins  3. American frontiersman  4. April  5. The Edsel
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