Bill Neal may be 102, but when he gets behind the wheel he feels like a younger man. "Not the least bit [difficult]. While I'm 102, when I get behind the wheel I'm only 70." The roads of St. John's may be different, but the walk to the car now is harder than the driving itself. "It's a pleasure," to still be able to drive at his age, Neal says. Neal has been driving since he was 15 and says as far as he remembers he's never been pulled over.
Roseanne Flight's wedding dress has been missing for more than three decades, but the Newfoundland woman had no idea. Not long after tying the knot in 1985, Flight — who's from Southern Harbour — got the dress "heirloomed" at a dry cleaner in St. John's. "They put it in a box and sealed it and I put it in my closet, and it was there for 31 years," Flight said. She never opened the box because she thought that would damage the dress. "I've always wanted to, but there was never the right moment.
The Kiwanis Club of Gander is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a week of musical performances, although the milestone just might serve as the festival's swan song. The Gander club has struggled to retain its membership for several years, and now numbers are at their lowest - which means there may not be enough volunteers to keep the annual spring music festival rolling.
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Selecting a term
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