Nova Scotia is getting it's first long-distance triathlon July 1st. Modeled after Hawaii's Ironman triathlon, it will feature a 4k swim, and 180k bike race. And if you are a glutton for pain you can then run an additional full or half marathon.
Race Director Tim Chesnutt has reported that over 60 people have already registered, and is look for at least 150.
"If you're a cyclist, go find a swimmer and a runner. If you're a runner, go find a swimmer and a biker. Put together a team, and come join us for this event on July 1," Chesnutt said.
Dartmouth's Jason Eisener and John Davies were added to Time magazine's 2011 top 10 movie trailers list. Even the posters are getting attention making Reelizer's top 10 movie posters of the year. Personally I am jazzed that these local guys are getting all this international attention. Can't wait for whats next in 2012 and beyond.
Now that many of us are poised for the Christmas weekend, some of us still work tomorrow, thanks generous employer, we can finally kick back to enjoy some seasonal cheer. Some of us really love to make that extra effort and light up the neighborhood with lights and decor. Thanks to my little one, I truly have rediscovered the beauty of a neighborhood lit up with al the colors, tacky plastic Santas, reindeers and ornaments. A number of night drives have been shared with her and the joy she gets from those decorations is dazzling.
All that effort, all the joy it brings and it never occurred to me to actually thank a neighbor for brightening up my families holiday. It is a lost art, 'thanks'. I grew up in a household that always took the time to send a note of thanks to a friend or a loved one for a gesture. A simple thank you note which has seemed to slip into obscurity these days.
Now don't think I'm asking you to put money in Hallmarks pocket, me thinks they are doing just fine these days, all this good cheer came from an inspired talk with an incredibly talented DSider by the name of Sarah Hart.
Sarah, owner of greeting card company Hart to Heart, has come up with a way to effortlessly let your neighbors know that you appreciate them with a simple card. She has set up a link to a free template you can download, print and hang on your neighbors doorknob.
Hart to Heart offers some wonderful fresh twists on the typical greeting card, all handmade lines beautifully designed by Sarah herself.
I have to say this frosty Grinch broke that heart measuring device after one conversion with Sarah. She truly understands the value of a simple gesture that can spread some joy this season, and any time of the year.
You can download Hart to Heart's door-hanger cards for free here at this link
Hart to Heart can be found every Saturday and Sunday at the Seaport Market in Halifax.
Merry Christmas Everyone. Even those who don't live in Dartmouth.