Friday, April 25, 2008

Apologies to correspondents

Hello all,

As it seems to have become a pattern, it should come as no surprise --- the blog has had another relatively fallow period. These seem to happen when I reach a busy patch in my own life, which gets me out of the habit of regular posting, which in turn means when I do have free time the Placentia Blog always gets put to the backburner.

I must apologize to correspondents, though, who have been sending along wonderful pictures and tidbits of information since about this time last month, almost all of which have gone unacknowledged, unposted. is not my personal address, but that is a poor excuse. I do humbly apologize.

Over the next few days, I will work through the built-up postings and put them here. Thankfully, most of them are not time-sensitive, and are as pertinent and interesting now as they were several weeks ago.

John C. Ralph, from Oshawa Ontario, has been sending along many wonderful things, including many excellent pictures, particularly of the Cape Shore, a regional the whole province knows and treasures (well, they should treasure it).

Spring finally seems to be upon us, and soon enough all that yellow dead grass will be replaced with the kind of stuff we see in this photo, sent to us by John.

As always, click on a photo to view a larger version.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Joy Norman on CBC tonight!

Tonight, 7:30 pm, on CBC Television, Joy Norman will be featured on the program A Tradition of Song. It was taped in Quidi Vidi late in 2007. The show will run for the next 6 weeks, and Joy may be on other episodes, as well!

Joy Norman's official website.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Placentia's Stuart Simpson Wins Memorial University's "Rant Like Rick" Contest

Winners of the Rant Like Rick Contest.

One of the 3 winners is Placentia's (well, Point Verde's) own Stuart Simpson, well-known locally for his acting and general community spirit (Stuart is currently student president at Laval High School).

You can view Stuart's rant here (scroll down; he is the 3rd one listed).

The site says:

If there’s one thing Stuart Simpson has, its passion. Passion for music, passion for acting, passion for writing, and passion getting involved. It’s no wonder this Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador native was a natural fit for the Rant Like Rick contest. A two-time acting award winner, Stuart says the contest was an innovative and fresh opportunity to use his talents to express his opinion and earn money for tuition. Stuart’s passionate rant focused on the growing popularity of Facebook, and how the social networking site seems to be consuming his peers, “whenever anyone is within three feet of a computer they are nearly on Facebook, and even when they’re nowhere near a computer, they’re thinking about Facebook,” says Stuart. Stuart’s antidote to the Facebook epidemic is to get offline and get involved. In his free time, Stuart enjoys writing, reading, and drawing, serves as President of his high school student council, and is a member of his high school’s drama club..