Profile of Susan Flanagan

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  • Phil’s trail

    In November, Phil, with the help of Avalon Nordic ski club volunteers, gleefully dug out and groomed an eight-kilometre trail near Three Pond ...

  • Bootleg Blackout

    I was in the bedroom listening to my new handy dandy Sony AM/FM radio/cassette player that Santa had brought me for Christmas. I must have been a ...

  • Flanavan II: the saga continues

    Regardless, I was sad to see it go. It had safely carried all of us Flanagans across the continent from B.C. to St. John’s six years ago. It had ...

  • You can’t keep a secret in Thailand

    Every time one of the children has a birthday, I can’t help but think back on the very first time I carried a child. Chris and I had just got ...

  • 12th Night

    I have to keep my tree up until Jan. 6 because that’s the day the three kings reached the stable in Bethlehem. If I turn out the Christmas lights ...

  • A year-end tip of the hat to special people everywhere

    First of all, I’d like to thank my neighbours Mark C. and Kubota Dave who never pass by without helping clear my driveway. They are snowplowing ...

  • And a partridge in Logy Bay

    I wasn’t sure how to respond. I knew “I can’t tell a crow from an eagle” would not get me the job. But I couldn’t lie.“I am not a birder, but I ...

  • A child’s Christmas … on Bell’s Turn

    With 38 children in five houses, the pre-Christmas excitement was palpable. By the time I came along in early 1967, 26 Bell’s Turn housed 11 ...

  • What’s in a street name?

    He called his new home Balnafad, a place far away, an appropriate name for two reasons. 1) O’Neill had moved more than 3,000 km from his ...

  • Field of dreams

    In fact, what they hope to build is something that this city has not had in many years. It’s a new outdoor multipurpose recreation field ...