Monday, March 16, 2020

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:44 AM

On March 6 I was at Pete's on Dresden Row,  and a prettttyyy cute/put-together guy stood behind me. It seems you got impatient and went to grab some chocolate near the checkout, and when you returned to the line you offered me some. :) You said you needed energy, LOL, hence the chocolate. I turned it down and said, “Ugh, actually, I was just thinking on how much I should go for a run this evening.” It's not often that a total stranger just says HEY, how's it going, WANT SOME OF MY CHOCOLATE. So, I hope I run into you again at Pete’s! My name is a character off of *Scooby-Doo* and starts with a D. — I Forget Your Name :(

Friday, January 17, 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 8:59 AM

Shout-out to whomever was responsible for the beautiful holiday decorations off of Doyle Street. It is a visual treat that always seems to catch me by surprise. It gladdens my heart while travelling the neighbouring streets, and feels and looks as if I'm journeying through a blue and mauve shimmering wonderland of snowflakes.
—K.F.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 4:06 PM

2019 is almost over. Don't you want to fulfill your resolution? Tell me bad jokes and I'll kill your spiders.
—Blueberry

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Posted By on Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Thank you to the amazing cab driver, bar patrons and staff, and anyone else who saw my brother on his big night in downtown Halifax. He was visiting from TO and had too much to drink while out partying with his friends. Shout-out to the amazing night owls out there who may have met him along the way and helped him to get home safely.
—Nikki

Friday, November 1, 2019

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM

I wanted to write to share how grateful I am for my weird little apartment building. I live in a brightly painted building that most people recognize and few know. I rented it without ever seeing it (just moved from another city). When I come back from my morning walk/gym sesh, I am comforted by the neighbours in my hallway who are awake and brewing yummy coffee and cooking something sweet-smelling. As I pass each door, my mind goes off into a wonderland of imagining what Martha Stewart situation is happening on the other side. It's a fun way to start my day, and to those neighbours, I thank you. I don't know you all but I like you.
—Appreciating the strangers among us

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Posted By on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Just wanted to give a shoutout to Tim and Crystal from the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission. The other day, they were walking up to the guy who sells his poems on the corner of Portland and Wentworth Streets. Instead of being like some business people and asking him to move along or ignoring him altogether, Crystal went right up to him and said, "What have you got for me today?" He replied back that he was pretty sure she had already read the poem he was selling. But she and Tim stayed and chatted, and were just so kind and compassionate. It's really great to see how much love and positivity they add to the neighbourhood!
—Neighbourhood Watcher

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Posted By on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM

To the Good Samaritan who turned in my phone to the Tim Hortons on Quinpool Road, a huge thank you! Props to the friendly staff at Tim’s for their help as well, they seemed just as pleased as I was! You all saved me from some Double Double trouble. Thanks again!
—Not-so-smart Smart Phoner

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM

On a recent Sunday, a man's car ran out of gas in front of Lake Banook. He tried to flag down help to no avail. However a young male runner did stop to help, and with the assistance of another man they pushed the vehicle to a nearby gas station. Kindness abounds and kudos to them!
—New To Dartmouth

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM

I was scrunched up, wrestling with the tire gauge and valve stem at the gas station. A young woman walked by and asked "All OK?" She saw from my face I was struggling. She plopped right down and joined in wrestling. I figured she worked there. After some minutes filling the tires and getting weird gauge readings, she said she had one at home. She didn’t work there, she was just walking by! She brought back tools and a good gauge, and we finally got the right amount of air in those recalcitrants. Thank you wonderful person! It WAS the valve stems! Welcome to Halifax, we are so fortunate to have you here. You will be an awesome nurse!
—Happily Full Of Air Neighbour

Friday, September 13, 2019

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Thank you to the person who picked up my bank card as I zipped out of the Main Street gas station off to Martinique Beach on Wednesday. After basking in the sun and floating in the waves, I went to buy a bottle of craft beer and discovered my bank card missing (thank you credit card for funding the beer on the deck). Usually my card is tucked somewhere and I discover it a few hours later, but this time I was baffled because I knew I had to take it out of the gas pump in order to start pumping gas. I almost didn't bother returning to the gas station but I am glad I did! The clerk was excited because she said she never gets to return lost cards and I jumped up and down for joy (literally). I don't know which of us was happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
—Fill Yer Boots With Good Karma