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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Read More

Teaching Kids To Be Frugal

  Although there’s lots of talk lately about the sex education that is planned for schools, there’s something else our education system needs to take a serious look at.  How to budget personal finances and to be more frugal. I saw the points below to teach your kids how to be frugal. Concentrating on these […]


Posted By: Jack
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Read More

Revised Sex Education – Highlights.

  Highlights from the revised sex education curriculum released by the Ontario government on Monday, (February 23, 2015). Grade 1: Identify body parts, including genitalia, using correct terminology. Recognize caring behaviours and exploitive behaviours. Grade 2: Outline the basic stages of human development. Identify related bodily changes. Explain the importance of standing up for themselves. […]


Posted By: Jack
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Read More

ODAC Arts Awards Nominees Announced

  The Orillia and District Arts Council (ODAC) today announced the nominees for the 2014-2015 ODAC Arts Awards. The four prestigious awards honour individuals and groups in the Orillia area that have made outstanding contributions to local culture and the arts. The nominees for the Emerging Artist Award are Cole Mendez and Samantha Vessios. The […]


Posted By: Jack
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 Read More

Big book – Interesting Read

  Willie Nelson will release his autobiography, It’s A Long Story: My Life, on May 5.   Willie recently turned 80 and his new book will chronicle his life growing up in Abbott, Texas as well as his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs-from […]


Posted By: Jack
Thursday, February 12th, 2015 Read More

The Greatest Love Letter of All Time

A love letter JOHNNY CASH wrote to JUNE CARTER CASH back in 1994 has been voted the Greatest Love Letter of All Time by a British survey, beating out letters written by Winston Churchhill, John Keats and a letter from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor. … Cash’s letter, in part, reads: We get old and […]


Posted By: Neil
Friday, February 6th, 2015 Read More

We salute the farmer – Food Freedom Day

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has declared today (February 6, 2015), as Food Freedom Day.  The is the day the average Canadian will have earned just enough income to pay for the grocery bill for the entire year.   To draw attention to the day Ramara farmer, Scott McDonald dropped off a basket that represents […]


Posted By: Jack
Monday, January 26th, 2015 Read More

Blaze Wins Over Brad Paislely

  Here’s a creative way to get noticed by big names in Country music.  Brad Paisley has agreed to make a dream come true for a young musician named Blaze.   Blaze is good guitar player and the young man has set his sights on getting to jam with Brad.  So, he wrote and recorded […]


Posted By: Jack
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 Read More

Miranda’s Guts & Glory, Roots & Wings

Miranda Lambert has recorded a brand new song that’s not available on any of her albums. She wrote Roots and Wings especially for a series of Ram Trucks ads. It’s the next phase of a partnership between Miranda and Ram Trucks that was first announced in November.  


Posted By: Jack
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Read More

Leaf Hug!

As a Toronto Maple Leaf fan you know I’m hurting these days.  My team (once again) is struggling big time.  The players are not only taking a beating from other teams, but from fans as well.  Perhaps they deserve it, but one thing haunts me before I say they totally deserve it.  I wonder what […]


Posted By: Jack
Monday, January 19th, 2015 Read More

Dierks Bentley In a New Band

  There’s a new band out there.  Hot Country Knights is creating quite a buzz, and it’s not because of their epic mullets and ’90s inspired fashion. The band features Douglas “Big Rhythm Doug” Douglason, who’s better known as Dierks Bentley. Dierks calls his ’90s cover band “a little side project.” Check out their Facebook page.   […]


Posted By: Jack
Thursday, January 15th, 2015 Read More

Oscar Nominations Announced this Morning

The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards air on Feb. 22, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. See a partial list of nominees below. Best Picture American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The […]


Posted By: KICX News
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 Read More

Never Keep A Dog Waiting

Eclipse is a Seattle dog who decided he wasn’t waiting for his owner to finish his smoke to get on the bus and go to the dog park. Now Eclipse is a frequent rider and everyone loves it!


Posted By: Neil
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 Read More

Real Life Disney Characters

Check out your favourite celebrities as Disney characters. http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/01/13/you-have-to-see-which-14-celebrities-this-artist-imagined-as-our-fave-disney-characters-2580724?lt_source=external,manual


Posted By: Neil
Monday, January 12th, 2015 Read More

Golden Globe Winners 2015

  And, the winners list! BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Boyhood (IFC Films) **Winner** BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Julianne Moore – Still Alice **Winner** BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything **Winner** BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY […]


Posted By: Jack
Thursday, January 8th, 2015 Read More

People’s Choice 2015 Winners

  The people have spoken and the 2015 People’s Choice Awards have been handed out. Favorite Male Country Artist Hunter Hayes Favorite Country Group Lady Antebellum Favorite Female Country Artist Carrie Underwood Favorite TV Icon Betty White Favorite Competition TV Show The Voice Favorite Network TV Drama Grey’s Anatomy Favorite TV Show The Big Bang […]


Posted By: Jack
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 Read More

Another Major Burls Creek Event Announced

Republic Live Announces Music and Arts Camping Festival for 2015 – New Festival To Take Place July 24th – 26th at Burls Creek Event Grounds –   Oro-Medonte, ON January 6, 2015 – Republic Live, producers of Boots and Hearts, Canada’s largest camping and country music festival, announced today that they will be holding an annual music and arts […]


Posted By: Jack
Monday, December 29th, 2014 Read More

Top 10 headlines in Country music in 2014

10 Biggest Stories of 2014 In Country Music According To Taste Of Country 2014 has been a BUSY year for country music! Full of triumphs and tragedies. Relive the entire year in headlines with Taste of Country’s list of the Top 10 stories of 2014. 10. Trace Adkins’ Tough Times After years of sobriety, he […]


Posted By: Amy
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 Read More

Chef Jack & Million Dollar Recipe

Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters is the winner of the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off — and the $1 million prize. Its ingredients include refrigerated pie crust, vegetable shortening, peanut butter and some salted cocktail peanuts. Since 1949, amateur bakers and dough enthusiasts around America have participated in the Pillsbury Bake-Off competition. While the rules and prizes have […]


Posted By: Jack
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 Read More

Top 25 Country Songs of 2014

Kenny Chesney takes the top spot but what other surprises are there. Check out Rolling Stone Country’s Top 25 of 2014. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/25-best-country-singles-of-2014-20141217


Posted By: Neil