Felicia Goldstein

Felicia Goldstein comes to Tillsonburg by way of New York, New York; Montreal, Quebec and London, Ontario. While studying at McGill University the radio bug bit her. There she was the 6 o'clock news girl on the university's radio station but being the practical woman that she is, she went to Teacher's College where she became a high school English teacher. After 25 years as an English as a Second Language teacher the fever struck again.

She enthusiastically returned to radio and has been at Easy 101 since 2007.  Being a virtual insomniac, the evenings that she spends at CKOT are both a joy and a delight!

Join Felicia from 7:00 pm to midnight.



"Eat" your veggies with a cool, smooth diet hack!

Felicia Goldstein
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It's no surprise but the more vegetables you eat, the less weight you gain over time according to a recent Harvard study. So here's a healthy diet hack that will help you "eat a veggie at every meal" Simply hide frozen spinach in a smoothie. The operative word here is hide.



Into a powerful blender toss a package of frozen spinach, kale or Swiss chard, a banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter, a half cup of water or almond milk, and a scoop of protein powder, and pulverize. Believe it or not, you'll barely even taste the spinach :)


When Celebrities Give Back in a Crisis....

Felicia Goldstein
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The list is long and is growing. Here's is a tally of celebrities who have pledged sizable amounts to charities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey:

- Sandra Bullock, one-million dollars to the American Red Cross

- Leonardo DiCaprio, one-million dollars to the new United Way Harvey Recovery Fund

- The Kardashian family, 250-thousand dollars each to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army

- Country singer Chris Young, 100-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- D.J. Khaled, 50-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- The Chainsmokers, 30-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Kevin Hart, 25-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 25-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Jennifer Lopez, 25-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Alex Rodriguez, 25-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Wendy Williams, 25-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross

- Drake, 200-thousand dollars crowd-funding campaign

- Michael Dell, 36 million dollars-double chai



37th Wedding Anniversary!!!!

Felicia Goldstein
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My husband David and I are about to celebrate out 37th wedding anniversary.  I have the same problem every year....what do you get a man who doesn't need anything? David is very good at going out and buying himself "stuff." He doesn't need me to tag along when he picks out a new pair of pants or a new shirt. He is prefectly capable of making his own fashion choices and for the most part he looks pretty darn good. If he needs a new tool or a new appliance, he goes out and gets it. He buys his own favorite beverages and his own athletic equipment. So what's a wife to do? Like any modern woman I went to the internet and typed in "37th wedding anniversary" for gift ideas. Although I didn't find out anything I didn't already know, I was surprised by this quote from myanniversary.com

"There is no traditional or modern gift associated with the 37th wedding anniversary, possibly because when the list of gifts was being devised it wasn’t expected that people would actually want to celebrate this year."

I think that if I can't find "the perfect gift" I'll just read that quote to him. Job done :)



Tips to keep our four-legged family members safe throughout the long weekend

Felicia Goldstein
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It's the Canada Day long weekend and there will be plenty of fun filled family activity.  And perhaps your family includes some furry four-legged friends. The questions is, how can you keep your pets safe and secure throughout the hoilday? Follow these tips and you'll have plenty of happy tail wagging:

• Don’t leave pets unsupervised around a pool or lake. Not all dogs are good swimmers.

• Everyone in your boat should wear a lifejacket. Including your pet!

• Avoid feeding your pet extras from the grill or table. Any change in your pet’s normal diet can result in an upset stomach or diarrhea.

• Skip the insect repellant. Avoid lathering your pet with any bug spray not intended for pets. Many insect repellants meant for humans contain DEET which can cause neurologic problems in dogs and cats.

• Remember that your pooch may not like crowds. If you are going to large gatherings at parks, it might be best to leave your dog at home.

• Keep your pet away from matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid. Any of these substances, if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.

• Supervise your pet extremely carefully around campfires and home fireworks. Ideally keep them away from either one. If your dog doesn’t like fireworks.

• Have enough drinking water for both yourself and your pet. “Nature’s dog bowls”—puddles, ponds and streams—may contain parasites.


Packing tips for your summer vacation!

Felicia Goldstein
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With summer just around the corner, you may be taking a vacation or two. So what's the best way to pack your bags for maximum efficiency? Follow these simple tips and your valise will hold way more than you expect and you'll be wrinkle free:

Pack less clothing
Three is the magic number. Here is a simple formula that really works: Pack three tops for every bottom. You can wear a pair of pants or a skirt several times. Also, pack three pairs of shoes: sneakers, casual and formal.

Roll and fold
If you're using a duffel bag, roll everything. If you're using any other type of luggage, only roll knits, such as T-shirts. Fold everything else that has more structure, such as blazers and pants.

Fight wrinkles
First, choose fabrics that don't wrinkle, such as blends containing nylon, Lycra and polyester. Textured fabrics and busy prints can hide wrinkles. To help prevent wrinkles, line the bottom of your luggage with a plastic garbage bag. After you have packed, add another one on top. The slippery surface keeps creases from setting.

Arrange contents strategically
Pack shoes and other heavy items near the suitcase's wheelbase; this will prevent it from tipping over. Then layer the rest in this order: packing cubes, rolled garments, folded clothes and bulky sweaters or jackets. Anything that is easily crushed should be placed on top.

Maximize every nook
Line your belts around the bag's perimeter. Stuff socks into the shoes. Place underwear into the molded cups of bras, which prevents the foam from crinkling. Jewelry and ties should go in the side pockets. Store earrings in pill boxes and thread delicate necklaces through drinking straws, taping the clasps to each end.


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