Profile of Janice Wells

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  • Mystery gardens and round tuits

    Who knows why? I have both his books, and would have double checked my fact about the railway and of course discovered my error except my books ...

  • Disservice in Heart’s Content

    According to author Fred Rowe, a change in the railway line took much of the commerce away, but nothing can take away the significance of Heart’s ...

  • Unchain my driving

    This is a woman who used to get chains put on her car when she first began driving in central and western Newfoundland around 50 years ago. Some ...

  • The grilling question: gas or charcoal?

    Newman is not a big fan of barbecuing. He doesn’t mind/usually loves eating food cooked on a barbecue, but he doesn’t want to be the cook. He’d ...

  • Confessions of a clothesline devotee

    I have lived with them all: basement, commercial, main floor and upstairs. I started off on the main floor. My mother’s wringer washer was in the ...

  • One ringy dingy…

    Over a year ago I received the following email from a woman named Shirley: “I read your column every week. I have an orchid cactus that was given ...

  • Janice Wells: Taking the show on the road

    I floated around eavesdropping on conversations; some comments overheard were, from a senior RCMP commander, “This has really raised the bar”; ...

  • Janice Wells: Matters of pride

    I’m there because the bronze sculptures that make up the monument were made by Newman’s son, Morgan. They are breathtakingly personal and ...

  • Janice Wells: A case of the Re-s

    a) resituating myself to a really old house in an old downtown St. John’s neighbourhood that is gradually re-defining itself; b) rewiring, ...

  • Janice Wells: When in doubt…

    Boy, there’s nothing like preparing to move house for exposing your warts. I’ve admitted I used to be a bit of a pack rat (notice past tense) but ...