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Spotted asked if this is a "good spotting" or a "bad spotting". Well I guess it is both!
I want to thank a wonderful person for organizing a much needed fund raiser for my mother! The response has been overwhelming and definately shows that there are so many caring people out there! It's just so unfortunate that a fundraiser is needed though...
My mom's 22 year old car was stolen in December from a geared to income senior building handicapped parking spot! The repairs were just under $500 so instead of opting for a rental car and going with insurance she paid the $470 to fix it. She got it back 2 weeks later. Well a month & 2 days after it was stolen, it got stolen again! This time repairs were more so she went through insurance who ended up writing the vehicle off. The value was a whopping $904 less her $500 deductible so they paid her $404! She just paid $470 weeks earlier so it ended up costing her $ and she is without a vehicle! Her vehicle is her independence. It is her form of freedom! These theives have caused so much stress and heartbreak for my 78 year old mother.
Thankfully a fundraiser is set in place to try to help her purchase a new vehicle. She isn't looking for much. Just something that can get her from point a to point b. She was used to her 22 year old Dodge neon.
There is the email for the fundraiser in the windsor star ad I've attached the link to in case anyone wants to help out. They are taking donations Til the end of February.
Thanks to all the kind hearts who care and have sent well wishes and donations. To the thieves who stole her old car 2 times in a month... I hope you have seen this and feel shame!!!
I just wanted to say thank you to Jelena who works at JYSK. I had gone in with my 8 week old who was sleeping in her car seat/ stroller and needed an extra hand carrying the merchandise I purchased. She was working the cash area and went out of her way to carry my purchases/ load them into the shopping cart and bring them to my car. It can be hard shopping with kids and Jelena went out of her way to accommodate us. You rock!!!
Lost cell phone on Saturday, Feb.17th 2018. Samsung LG G3. Went to a few places this morning. McDonalds on Tecumseh Rd. E, The Home Depot on Tecumseh Rd E and Family Video also on Tecumseh Rd E. I've been to all of them and so far no luck. Reward if found. Would really like it back. If found please contact. (519) 254-2175 or (519) 817-2175. 😞
Driving up to the hospital today and this happened, saw a wheel chair bound man struggling with a shovel trying to clear the ice slush at the crosswalk ramp at McDouggall and Erie, doing this from his wheel chair, I decided to pull over and help him as I watched him struggle. As I got out this man seen here in the picture had seen the same and beat me to his assistance!! Bravo! He told me his name and I don't feel confident posting it as I am not 100% sure I remember it correct. I know he said he worked for CS wind and is laid off right now.
The world needs more decent human people like him.
To the man who saved my 15 year old daughter at the tim hortons on howard near the mall and got her home safe.
My daughter was being harrassed and treated horribly by 2 men outside of tim hortons on howard because she would not talk or give them her number. She was simply waiting for her brother to get off work and pick her up at the tim hortons. The 2 men brought my daughter to tears and would not leave her alone, even went as far as grabbing her by the arm. When a gentlemen coming out of tim hortons spotted my daughter crying and took matters into his own hands. He confronted the 2 men and scared them off, then kindly stayed with my daughter and calmed her down until a cab arrived, he paid for her cab and she got home safely.
The man introtuced himself to my daughter as Corey, she said he had on a grey hat, blue dress shirt, nice watch, grey jeans and boots.
Me and my husband can NOT thank you enough, you are an amazing human being, and would LOVE to invite you for dinner to say thank you if we are able to locate you !
To the person(s) who stole items from my black Jeep Patriot at Walkerville Eatery tonight. I am asking you to please return my external drive, it has pictures of my children from the day they were born until now and it is the only item of value to ME. You can keep everything else you took, although I'm not sure how much use you will have for my shoes, lunch bag, make up and water bottle. If you would return it me I will provide you with a substantial reward, no questions asked. If anyone finds has information on my belongings I will provide you with a reward. Please contact me 519-257-9064.
I am writing this Spotted in Windsor post today about the negativity on the online forums and discussions I am continually reading in current events in our city, specifically in regards to the Caboto Club. I believe that each individual has a voice and should state their opinion but the rude, unnecessary banter that carries on between the discussion boards is unfortunate and does not prove the progression we as a society claim we have attained. I also read the banter and cringe at the opinions that are stated without any facts.
I worked at the Caboto Club for many years, it was a part time job that helped me pay my way through school. I should probably state, that I am a female, and never once was I ever made to feel unwelcome in the club. There are some people that are misguided with information about the club - it is a men's only PRIVATE Italian club, that has grown largely overtime. Women are NOT members BUT they have their own separate club within the same building - The Women's Auxiliary. Within their club they socialize, make decisions, and vote. A lot of the banter has been raised around the woman not having a vote in the Caboto club, in the men's sector this is in fact TRUE, but that is once again a men's private club. The building was formed by the men's club, and over the years at has grown and still remains with them but they have not oppressed woman by not allowing them to enter or form their own clubs or committees, etc. Both the men's and women's sectors do amazing things for our communities. There are multiple charities that they contribute to as it is a non-profit organization. When families within the club are in need, they reach out.
I can tell you that the years I worked there, my voice as an employee was always heard and ideas were seen in changes for our day to day operations. If I had an issue it was addressed and changes were made.
I included these facts so that those that still continue to banter can have fact to their opinion. But I do ask this, do it with kindness. No need for name calling, no need to put down others or belittle anyone we are a community lets begin to act like one.
A snow dragon lying at rest in the front yard of 1609 Alexis road!
The magnificent beast is at rest and seems to be friendly, welcoming people to take pictures before the warmth drives her away.
With all the snow we have experienced, it's nice to see that some people (and a dragon) are making the best of it.