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April 22 - 28, 2024

Greater Victoria Edition

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Retired flavours: Ben & Jerry’s, renowned for its offbeat ice cream, adopts a unique approach to discontinued varieties with their “Flavor Graveyard.” Located at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vermont (U.S.) and also pictured on a dedicated page on the company’s website, the Graveyard features granite headstones with epitaphs honouring the legacy of “dearly de-pinted” flavours. The Graveyard started in 1997 with only four flavours but now lists 35 like Wavy Gravy, Dublin Mudslide, Economic Crunch, and Holy Cannoli. The Flavor Graveyard attracts visitors from across the world, allowing ice cream enthusiasts to pay respects to retired recipes. Recently, the flavour What a Cluster was laid to rest with an actual ceremony.
Big find: A diamond about the size of a candy gumdrop was discovered by a French tourist visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas (U.S.). The man had experience panning for gold and searching for ammonite fossils, so he knew how to go about things. He rented a diamond hunting kit from the park and set to work. A recent rain had washed away dirt and uncovered heavy rocks, leaving minerals and diamonds lying near the surface and making the search a bit easier. He intends to have the brown, 7.46-carat rock cut into two diamonds, one for his fiancée and another for his daughter.
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Lost wallet: A Chicago woman who lost her wallet during a visit to Arizona had it returned, 29 years later! A man from Mesa, Arizona (U.S.), was diving and kayaking in the Salt River not far from the Goldfield Mine in Apache Junction. He was with six family members when he found the wallet, about 15 feet (4.5 m) below the surface. Spending time on the water is the family’s favourite pastime and they often find rings, jewelry, and fishing rods. But this time they were glad to see that the wallet included a driver’s license, which allowed them to search online for the owner, and eventually return the wallet to her.
Furry heirs: One wealthy woman in China seems to love her pets more than her three children. The Shanghai woman, with the surname Liu, has an estate worth $2.8 million and wrote a will to leave her fortune in the care of a local veterinarian appointed as the will administrator. The vet is responsible for the care of her pets. The woman was motivated to make the unusual choice because she claimed her offspring seldom contacted her and didn’t visit or care for her when she became ill. Liu had wanted to leave her money directly to her pets, but that was illegal.
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“If we could be twice young and twice old, we could correct all our mistakes.” - Euripides

“The action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.” - Francis Hutcheson
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Island Showcase 2024 Plastic Model Contest & Show: Presented by International Plastic Modellers Society on Sat., April 20, 9am-5pm at Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. www.ipmsvictoria.ca

Free Family Concert, Music & Motion hosted by Westshore Community Concert Band on Saturday, April 20, 2pm at St Mary of the Incarnation, 4125 Metchosin Rd.

Juan De Fuca Lawn Bowling Club Open Houses: Sunday, April 21 & Saturday, April 27,  1-3pm. Everyone Welcome. Come out & give it a try. 1767 Island Hwy. 

Annual Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Spring Show:  Held on Saturday, April 27, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 28, 10am-4:30pm at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Tickets at the door. For more information: www.spacsociety.com

Gordon Head Lawn Bowling Club Open House: Sunday, April 28, 1-3pm, 4105 Lambrick Way - Lambrick Park. Come try out lawn bowling & croquet.  Instructors on hand.   Have fun, meet new friends!

Gordon Head Garden Club meet Wed., May 1, 7-9pm at Gordon Head Lawn Bowling club, 4105 Lambrick Way. Visitors are welcome at no charge.

Pacific Rim Potters Semi-Annual Show & Sale: Sat., May 11, 10am-4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd. A group of creative well known local potters show off their latest work.

Victoria Horticultural Society Plant Sale: Sat., May 11, 10am-2pm, Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave. Free parking behind or at Saanich Municipal Hall. Visit: vichortsociety.org

Bottle Drive to Support Operation Christmas Child: Please drop-off recyclables at Rona, 850 Langford Parkway on Sat., May 11, 10am-2pm. Info: www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ 

Memory Café Victoria: 10-week social & arts program for people living with memory loss & their care partners. Socializing, learning & engaging in the arts, until June 6. For more info: dsheets@uvic.ca

Magic Wand for Grad Students: We make sure that all students can attend their prom. We supply like-new dresses, tux’s & accessories for a small fee & make dreams come true. All students are eligible. Contact esurerus@telus.net for an appointment.

BCSS Youth Between the Ages of 8 & 18?  Have a loved one with a mental illness? Join our mental health literacy groups for education & coping strategies in your community. More info at bcssyouth.org or email manager@bcssyouth.org
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1. Fictional character James Bond briefly was married to “Tracy” - T/F?
2. The game cribbage is played with a board, pegs, and _____.
3. In which city can you visit the Prado art museum?
4. A brachialis is a tendon, ligament, or muscle?
5. This ancient Greek physician is called the father of western medicine.
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Have you not been entirely truthful about some thing, either to yourself or to others? Now may be a good time to correct the situation and put it behind you. Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 14, 20, 43, 45.
The potential exists, early in the week, for you to uncover an opportunity. This may come to you out of the blue or may require you to take a leap of faith. Lucky numbers: 1, 11, 32, 35, 37, 44.
Are you having trouble making a choice about something important? The answer may become apparent if you use your belief system to examine the situation. Lucky numbers: 13, 16, 18, 28, 40, 48.
Your head and heart may be out of sync at the end of the week. Try not to let the dissonance negatively impact you, since this phase could pass in a few days. Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 22, 37, 43, 46.
At the start of the week, your unconscious may reveal information that may be upsetting to your self image. How can you integrate rather than fight this insight? Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 8, 24, 41, 46.
Your natural work and communication style may be “slow and steady wins the race.” But this week, the energy might help you pick up the pace with success. Lucky numbers: 2, 12, 23, 30, 32, 47.
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Your feelings may be particularly intense early in the week. Is an under lying issue begging for a resolution? How can you use these emotions to facilitate change? Lucky numbers: 10, 18, 21, 26, 30, 45.
If you set new goals during your birthday month, this may be a good week to consider completing projects that support those objectives. Lucky numbers: 11, 13, 18, 25, 27, 38.
A few weeks ago, you may have experienced a challenge to your belief system. If needed, the energy at the end of this week could help you support your beliefs. Lucky numbers: 9, 15, 17, 26, 31, 37.
If you have been working hard and are running out of steam, hang on for a little bit longer. At the end of this week, help may be on the way for a few days. Lucky numbers: 15, 16, 39, 42, 43, 47.
Are your endeavours out of sync with your highest ideals and values? Now may be a good week to forge a new path that gets you back on track and in alignment. Lucky numbers: 16, 18, 19, 33, 38, 39.
Translating ideals from the ethereal realm onto this plane can be a challenge for Pisces. The energy this week may help you, so try to take advantage of it. Lucky numbers: 3, 10, 12, 13, 21, 33.
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Lucky numbers this week:  This week’s odds favour Taurus winners with the luckiest number being 11.
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Hawaiian dessert: Anyone visiting Hawaii (U.S.) should try its famous Haupia pie. This decadent, layered dish starts with a pie crust, usually followed by coconut and chocolate pudding, topped with whipped cream.

Peace prize: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is better known as Mother Theresa. Born in 1910 in what is now North Macedonia, she became a nun at 18 and worked in the slums of India, which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
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Waiting for visitors: During Canada’s 1967 centennial, the town of St. Paul, Alberta, celebrated by building the world’s first UFO landing pad. No extra-terrestrial visitors have been sighted, but thousands of humans have taken a look.

Indoor plant: Indoor gardeners might want to try growing a bamboo plant. These attractive plants like indirect light and don’t need much water. Avoid using water with fluoride and chlorine. Bottled is the best choice.

Crispy snack: A traditional Portuguese dish is bolinhos de bacalhau, also called pastéis de bacalhau. These are fritters made with cod, potatoes, onions, eggs, parsley, and spices, then deep fried.
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Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Uriah. Uriah who? Keep Uriah on the ball!

Why did the farmer plough the field with a steam roller? He wanted to grow mashed potatoes.

Paul Revere always carried a handkerchief. He was, after all, the town crier.

Customer: “I suppose you call this modern art?”
Art Dealer: “No, it’s a mirror.”

People say I look better without my glasses on. But I just can’t see it.
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April 15 - 21, 2024

Greater Victoria Edition

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Weird calls: Most people call emergency services for very legitimate reasons. The Welsh Ambulance Service decided to publicize some of the weirder, less legitimate reasons that folks call the 999 emergency number. Authorities want to spread the message that inappropriate calls may result in a delay in helping others with genuine emergencies. Some examples of silly calls include one caller who had eaten too much kebab and had an upset stomach. Another call for help was because they had gotten their ring stuck on their finger. Additionally, there was a fellow who got his hand stuck in his mailbox and a woman who had lost her dentures and wondered if she might have swallowed them.
Lots of Lego: Every kid loves Lego, right? Miloš Křeček, who lives in the Czech Republic, is a verified holder of a Guinness World Record because he owns nearly 7,000 different Lego sets. The man got his first set when he was 5 years old and has been collecting them ever since. You can imagine that those many Lego sets would take up most of your home, which is why Křeček established his first Museum of Bricks in Prague. He followed that by opening more branches in his homeland; currently, the museum has sites in five cities. The collector says he purchased about 90% of the sets, and the rest were gifts.
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Long overdue: Hearing about library books being returned decades after their due date is not uncommon. At a library branch in Laurel, Maryland (U.S.), a CD reappeared after 35 years; its original check-out date was in January 1989. The CD was British band Pink Floyd’s 1975 album “Wish You Were Here.” It was recently returned in excellent condition; the only sign of aging was that the CD booklet had yellowed. The library’s tracking system had somehow missed cataloguing the item as missing, and the facility has not stocked CDs for five years because most people no longer have players for them. So this “late return” won’t be going back on the shelf.
Bird whisperer: A scientist in Tokyo went the extra mile to study the language and behaviour of tit birds. For an entire year, the scientist would head into the Nagano Prefecture’s woodlands wearing a bird mask over his head. His intention was to trick the creatures into letting him get closer. Bird behaviour specialists and ornithologists believe that some birds are so smart they can recognize human faces and can make warning cries to their fellow feathered friends. To his disappointment, the birds did eventually detect the scientist and started sounding the alarm.
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“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town.” - Eleanor H. Porter
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Island Showcase 2024 Plastic Model Contest & Show: Presented by International Plastic Modellers Society on Sat., April 20, 9am-5pm at Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. www.ipmsvictoria.ca

Free Family Concert, Music & Motion hosted by Westshore Community Concert Band on Saturday, April 20, 2pm at St Mary of the Incarnation, 4125 Metchosin Rd.

Juan De Fuca Lawn Bowling Club Open Houses: Sunday, April 21 & Saturday, April 27,  1-3pm. Everyone Welcome. Come out & give it a try. 1767 Island Hwy. 

Annual Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Spring Show:  Held on Saturday, April 27, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 28, 10am-4:30pm at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Tickets at the door. For more information: www.spacsociety.com

Pacific Rim Potters Semi-Annual Show & Sale: Sat., May 11, 10am-4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd. A group of creative well known local potters show off their latest work.

Victoria Horticultural Society Plant Sale: Sat., May 11, 10am-2pm, Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave. Free parking behind or at Saanich Municipal Hall. Visit: vichortsociety.org

Bottle Drive to Support Operation Christmas Child: Please drop-off recyclables at Rona, 850 Langford Parkway on Sat., May 11, 10am-2pm. Info: www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ 

Memory Café Victoria: 10-week social & arts program for people living with memory loss & their care partners. Socializing, learning & engaging in the arts, until June 6. For more info: dsheets@uvic.ca

Magic Wand for Grad Students: We make sure that all students can attend their prom. We supply like-new dresses, tux’s & accessories for a small fee & make dreams come true. All students are eligible. Contact esurerus@telus.net for an appointment.

BCSS Youth Between the Ages of 8 & 18?  Have a loved one with a mental illness? Join our mental health literacy groups for education & coping strategies in your community. More info at bcssyouth.org or email manager@bcssyouth.org
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1. The Forbidden City is located in the capital of what country?
2. In 1975, Angola won independence from Belgium, Portugal, or Germany?
3. How many squares are usually on a bingo card?
4. Elisha G. Otis invented the escalator, passenger elevator, or home blender?
5. A coral reef is a plant - T/F?
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Have you put a plan into place yet, for the next year, to advance your values and life purpose? If not, this is the week when that train may be leaving the station. Lucky numbers: 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 18.

Your birth month is a good time to set goals for the next year. This year, you may want to focus on an area that expands your comfort zone into new horizons. Lucky numbers: 3, 9, 13, 27, 35, 41.
Geminis can have difficulty bringing their ideas to fruition. How might you use the next month’s energy, which could encourage you to create a more grounded reality? Lucky numbers: 5, 8, 18, 19, 28, 35.
Over the next month, you may want to create some thing new and unique. Such endeavours are not limited to art. Give your self time and space to nurture this impulse. Lucky numbers: 2, 9, 16, 21, 36, 40.
You may be tempted early in the week to toot your own horn. While this may be justified, you might be better off asking someone else to sing your praises. Lucky numbers: 4, 11, 15, 17, 30, 41.

The past month may have left you feeling confused and muddled. This dynamic might continue for a few more weeks, but mid week could offer a brief respite. Lucky numbers: 7, 12, 22, 25, 31, 38.
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Your natural diplomacy and tact may be heightened at the end of the week. For a few days, this could provide you an opportunity to make headway on a relationship issue. Lucky numbers: 8, 13, 16, 27, 42, 45.
Now is about six months after your birthday. Did you put a new plan into place at that time? How well is it going and what might you need to adjust? Lucky numbers: 6, 11, 14, 22, 38, 46.

You may feel stressed and lacking confidence in yourself at midweek What behavioural change might you implement to mitigate this dynamic? Look inward and ask. Lucky numbers: 9, 17, 18, 19, 41, 42.
Do you define success as recognition and material resources? Midweek may offer a chance to focus your ambition on some thing with a higher purpose. Lucky numbers: 15, 18, 29, 42, 43, 48.

You may run into challenges at week’s end. Stop and ask if they reflect some underlying fear that you have. If so, tackle that fear to help resolve the situation. Lucky numbers: 10, 11, 13, 22, 27, 31.
If you actively seek it, you may find an opportunity this week to shine. Communicate to others what you are looking to accomplish and ask their help for your goal. Lucky numbers: 5, 11, 18, 30, 40, 41.
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Lucky numbers this week:  This week’s odds favour Cancer winners with the luckiest number being 9.
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Egg phobia: Alfred Hitchcock, famous for his scary movies, was himself frightened of a common item: eggs! He was quoted as saying he was “worse than frightened” of them, calling the yolk’s yellow liquid “revolting.”

Good soup: Mexicans love to enjoy a big bowl of pozole. The main ingredient of this soup-like dish is hominy, large dried corn kernels. Other ingredients might be meat, seafood, herbs, lettuce, onion, avocados, lemon, and more.
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Nice gesture: U.S. musician Billy Joel reserves the front row tickets to his shows. Before the show begins, his staff finds avid fans who could only afford back row seats. Some fans, to their amazement, get moved to the front row.

Less lean: In December 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy reopened after experts spent over 10 years working to ensure it was safe for the public. At the time, the “lean” on the tower was considered dangerous.

Cool sleep: How about sleeping in a hotel made completely of ice? Hôtel de Glace in Québec City, Québec, Canada, is the place to go. From January to March, it welcomes overnight guests who may enjoy its Grand Hall, chapel, ice slide, and Ice Bar.
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Ernie: “My uncle can play the piano by ear.”
Bernie: “That’s nothing. My uncle can fiddle with his whiskers.”

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Doughnut. Doughnut who? Doughnut open this until your birthday.

How did the magician cut the sea in half? He had a sea saw.

What happened to the duck who flew upside down? He quacked up.

Do you know how long cows should be milked? The same way as short cows.
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