ALL THE FEELS: Morgan’s Good News Network

By: Morgan Ryan

26/10/2020

Mornings with Morgan

 

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Oct 26th 2020

The end of an era! BONNIE LAPORTE from Emeryville got inspired early on in the Pandemic to break up isolation by dressing in a costume to bring out the garbage each week. Well, she is hanging up her twist ties. Morgan talked with Bonnie about her epic 7 month journey – and treated her to a little LONG DISTANCE surprise.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 23rd 2020

As we get closer to Halloween LOCAL Ghost Story teller and tour guide tells the tale of the ‘Dragging Ghost’ from Mackenzie Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 22nd 2020

With the City of Windsor cancelling Bright Lights in one of the darkest years of our lives, it is time we come together as a community and shine bright! A new movement wants us to come together and decorate our homes and businesses for the holidays,(no matter your religion or beliefs). It’c called #ShineBrightYQG
Let’s encourage each other to support businesses who light up our city this year and #shopyqg and support each other by decorating at home.
The man behind the movement is EDY HADDAD. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 21st 2020

Canadian Country Music royalty Gord Bamford helped us pull off a contest where the winners won special Gord Bamford Whiskey glasses and a virtual performance. It was a #BamHang!

SHELEY LAVIN from Windsor and PAULINE ZURCZAK from Tilbury were our big winners. Morgan hosted and asked him about his heart wrenching new single, raising money for mental heath awareness, and found about a new Grad ‘Ol Opry style tour happening!

 

Morgan’s also really in to puns…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 20th 2020

Collin Barker nominated his Mom Catherine Collins-Barker for the following reasons:

‘She is the Minister at Glenwood United Church, and during the pandemic’s main lockdown phase, switched church over to live streams and ran them alone from March 22nd to Sept 6th.
Also called everyone in the congregation to see how they are doing, usually over a half hour each.’

 

Morgan spotlighted his letter and her story this morning, LISTEN BELOW:

 

Photo: Aadel Haleem/CBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 19th 2020

Another local family got the call that they’re going to be on Family feud Canada: Meet THE CHITTLES!

This time the family is a mix of  Essex and Tecumseh. Morgan spoke with Captain Heather – who  owns The Little House of Cupcakes and More in Essex –  about their experience so far.

 

LISTEN HERE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 16th 2020

TRUE WINDSOR STORIES OF FEAR: With ROB TYMEC!

This time he takes us to MACKENZIE HALL. . . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15th 2020

Brothers Osborne have truly hit their stride, finding a sweet spot between the undeniable radio hits of their first album and their latest rock infused country album #Skeletons. John ZOOMd with Morgan this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 14th 2020

 

If you need your Zombie fix, you can get into Scarehouse Windsor’s Zombie maze if you bring some items for the Downtown Mission and Windsor’s Youth Center this weekend. Morgan chatted with co-owner Shawn Lippert this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 13 2020

STEFAN nominated his girlfriend AVERY for our Capri Pizza Hero Salute.

“My girlfriend is definitely a hero. It has been a very stressful time in our household. We recently found out that her grandmother has late stage cancer and doesnt have much time left. My girlfriend insisted we move her in with us so she could take care of her. Between her job and taking care of her grandmother shes been very overwhelmed even though she doesn’t show it. Shes a hero for sure.”

 

 

 

 

Oct 9 2020

Since 2017, during every October 15 to November 15 Sammy invites the community to help him raise funds with BUCK FOR A PUCK! You can sponsor or pledge $1 for every puck save he makes during a game or help with a donation towards helping the homeless.  

Through out the 3 years the COMMUNITY has been so generous and their kindness has helped Buck For A Puck deliver their gift of $11,800

  

 

 

He’s gone virtual this year, with no games because of the on going Pandemic, he need’s you help!

Help Sammy and donate HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 8 2020

Windsor Essex is full of scary ghost tales. Ghost Tour Guide ROB TYMEC told a terrifying tale this morning about a haunted place in Amherstburg.

He hosts ‘SPIRITS OF SANDWICH: a Pandemic SAFE Walking GHOST Tour’ next weekend! Find out more HERE

 

 

Local Humanitarian SAM SINJARI has been giving away hundreds of Turkeys for the needy in Windsor/Essex for a few years now. He decided to step up his game this year, he bought Thanksgiving dinners for a few Hundred people! 

(Photo: DT Mission Fbook)

THE DOWNTOWN MISSION

664 Victoria Avenue
Phone: 519-973-5573

 

 

 

 

 

 

By now you’ve seen this mural on the wall of the Penalty Box. Done by artist DAVID DERKATZ, it’s one of the most meaningful murals of his career.

Depicted on the wall:
Jamie Osborn, 3 year Registered Nurse at Met (and used to work at the Penalty Box) and Dr. Eli Malus, 15 years in critical care all over Windsor/Essex.
Keep an eye out to DERKZ on social media for an opportunity to buy a print , with some proceeds going to Covid relief.

 

 

 

Oct 5th 2020

Over 2 thousand families applied and The TEVES Family from Harrow made it onto Family Feud Canada!
Meet Nancy, Bella, Zelia, Mike, and Jaycee!
They start filming soon! Follow their wild and crazy journeys HERE
Season 2 starts Oct. 12th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 2 2020

 

There’s a crew in Windsor who want to save Halloween! John, Nancy, and Trey have created pretty fantastic Halloween displays at their homes with a charitable twist! Nancy tells Morgan about ‘One Way Trick or Treating’ and how WE can scare away hunger this Halloween.

 

 

 

Oct 1 2020

 

Lots of letters were sent in, there are tons of amazing Windsor/Essex heroes who were selfless in one way or another these past 6 month.

JENNIFER nominated JEFF from Leamington for our #CapriHeroSalute

Jeff is a hero during these troubling times. He started the Leamington Area Birthday & Frontline & essential workers cruises. He did all the nursing homes in the areas and Leamington hospital to support them. He also made 6 or more trips to the food banks and salvation army in the area. His group has done 2 car washes to support hospice and has raised alot. Jeff goes above and beyond for his community and has already started asking his group about Christmas. Jeff deserves to be recognised as a community hero.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 30 2020

Carolina and Maria Miceli started a TikTok account back in April and posted a a few videos of their brother, and now he’s gone viral.

Giaci (pronounced JUDGE-EE or JAH-CHEE) is 24 years old and living with Autism. 

With over fifty videos posted, Giaci‘s sisters say they hope the videos can help people better understand autism.

You’ll be downloading TikTok after you hear their story: Just an amazing family.

 

FOLLOW GIACI on TikTokINSTAGRAM, and YOU TUBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 29 2020

Would you dine on a WINTER PATIO? Local restaurant owner TOM SOTIRIADIS is already in the stages of planning a winter patio. Morgan spoke to him about the new restrictions and curfews, opening a new restaurant during a Pandemic, and what exactly is offered on a Winter Patio.

(Tom’s new restaurant is down the street from us!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 28 2020

Morgan couldn’t get a hold of our Ren’s Pet’s Grand Prize winner for days, she made one last attempt this morning and just had to find out how mic that doggy is, in the window. . . 🙂 Cograts BRIDGET from Windsor!

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 25 2020

Cindy McArthur sent us this letter nominating her 84 year old  mother Gail.

My 84 year old mother has gone above and beyond during the pandemic..collecting art work for the field hospital to comfort and sooth the loneliness of senor isolated patients..collecting and donating food to support local food banks and despite her nimble fingers sewing masks and surgical caps for essential workers ..she is a true role model for anyone in the community and i am so proud of her.

Her Mom has now gone through 2 Pandemics!  

Listen to Morgan’s interview Cindy.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 24 2020

 

Rising star Parker McCollum, 28 years old, from Texas has a hit on his hand with #PrettyHeart. Morgan ZOOMed with him this morning and talked about the success of his first single, how he’s handled touring in a Covid-19 world, comparisons to George Strait, and Morgan tests his Canadian knowledge with a rousing game of “I Didn’t Know They Were Canadian”.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 23 2020

Sammy the Hockey kid raises money every year with his BUCK FOR A PUCK Fundraiser for the Homeless, but plans are kind of up in the air right now. Morgan check’s in with Sammy and gets his predictions for the Stanley Cup finals.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 22 2020

Liz and Doug’s wedding is THIS Saturday, or is it? After Doug Fords announcement about the new social gathering restrictions, she’s not sure if their wedding is going forward as planned. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 17 2020

Students are used to starting their day singing oh Canada – but some schools across the country prohibit singing altogether. Amy Allison at DM Eagle in Tecumseh had to get creative. She taught her her class how to SIGN IT!

 Miss Allen immigrated to Canada when she was just seven and said she’s very strict about making sure students stand up to honour the flag.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 16, 2020

CAPRI HERO SALUTE SPOTLIGHT: Jason Cook from St Joachim nominated his bestie Louise RaymonD, who is a Rehab nurse at Hotel Dieu.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 15 2020

We all saw the story and we certainly watched the video: a 15 year old was assaulted and the bullies filmed it.

Well instead of sitting back and forgetting about it, a young Windsor women and her friends want to show him what Windsor kindness is all about – and a shopping spree and dinner sure helps.

Siarah’s GO FUND ME is HERE

*Three teens face charges after an assault in a park near Totten Street.  It was caught on video and shared on social media.  But while police were investigating that… they discovered a second assault… also shared on social media.  Two of the teens are charged in that incident too.  Police are still investigating and would like to hear from witnesses.*

 

 

 

 

Sept 14th 2020

Buck Twenty quietly entered a huge global song competition and came in 2nd last week! They’re also giving you a live music fix with a drive in show this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 11th 2020

 

This Father/Daughter team from Montreal want to save Halloween with this genius invention! Julia was on Windsor’s Country Mornings today and says this is prototype #1.

She also has another good reason to want to save Halloween. Listen below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 10th 2020

Our favourite mini duo is back Akira and Ryu -the bubbly dynamic brother sister combo. They were this weeks Quarantined Kids. How do they really feel about back to school?

 

 

 

Sept 9th 2020

There’s a new coffee table book that is sure to be a stocking stuffer and memento of the year that was 2020. It’s a collection of viral and heartwarming stories from across Canada. A viral story out of Windsor is gonna make the next instalment. Morgan spoke with Heather Downs. 

 

 

 

Sept 8th 2020

Checking back in with the Emeryville Garbage lady this morning. Bonnie wears an elaborate costume to take out the trash each week. So far, she’s worn 23 outfits!
When is she going to stop??

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 4th 2020

Did you have the crew from WINDSOR BIRTHDAY CRUISES help you celebrate something during the Lock Down? Well they’re not running anymore, but you’ll be pleasently suprised to find out just how much they raised for local charities! Morgan talked with founder JAY CLOUTIER this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 3rd 2020

 Morgan saw a flyer posted by this week’s #QuarantinedKid: mini entrepreneur 11 yr old Kai from Windsor.

Morgan talks about his business KAI KUTS GRASS and plays the Quarantined Kid Quiz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 2 2020

Anyone else think the WASPS this year are out of control. 

Morgan wanted to find out why. She called the WASPanator, Jack from PRO TRAP WILDLIFE to find out why they’re so nuts in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 1st 2020

‘Didja see that post on Windsor Car Spotters?…’
The notorious group wouldn’t let this picture slide. Someone was trying to make fun of this Uber Eats delivery person for using a bicycle.
Someone saw the post, and bought him a car! I talked to the very generous member of Windsor Car Spotters and the guy that shoots all of their Facebook live videos this morning. Justin Galps,  news anchor was on the show and told the story.

 

 

 

 

Aug 28th 2020

The Reklaws, Jenna and Stuart ZOOMed with Morgan about keeping busy this summer 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 27th 2020

COVID 19 has changed this Windsor family’s Hallowen plans. Tammy and John Burkowski LOVE Halloween and have been doing a Haunted house in South Windsor for years now. It’s cancelled.

We talked to Tammy about the future of Trick or Treating in Windsor this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUG 26TH 2020

SPREAD THE WORD! We’ve already seen some tremendous LOCAL musicians bring our communities together on their driveways & porches – didja know it’s actually celebrated THIS Saturday?? #playmusicontheporchday We chatted with founder Monica Alcaraz this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 25th 2020

 Sunflowers 4 Smiles is trending in Cottam right now. Why did a family with no Sunflower expertise  decided to plant a huge sunflower field just do you can take Instagram photos? All for a good cause and of course to make ya smile.

I chatted with ASHLEY ROCHELEAU this morning.

*Located at 45 road 10, Cottam*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 24th 2020

Do you have a lottery bet with your Best Friend? “Hey if you or I win big , we’re gonna split it!”

It happen to two best friends in Windsor , Andrew Hargot and Riley Osier won $100, 000 on Andrew’s first ever scratch ticket – on his 18th birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 21 2020

The Windsor Spitfires stopped by! *Safely*
James Jodoin, Wyatt Johnston, Pasquale Zito brought me a jersey to wear for their new season: It starts DECEMBER 1st!
They clinched a playoff spot before Covid!

 

 

 

Aug 20 2020

Have you ever met your name Twin before?? I came across KENDALL MORGAN’S music by chance, and I could not pass up the opportunity to call her for a twilight zone moment…

what do I have in common with a pop singer from LA? If you’ve listened to the show you may know immediately…

LISTEN BELOW

 

 

 

 

Aug 19th 2020

The pandemic has caused shortages of various things, but the latest shortage could affect your next take-out order: it’s pepperoni. Pizza shops across the U.S. say they’re paying higher prices for the popular pizza topping, and have noticed that the supply has become tighter.

I had to call an industry expert, Sharon from Capri Pizza on Dougall.

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 18th 2020

Wedding moved twice. Screw it let’s dress as vikings and get married on the Riverfront.

Sarah and Brendan are this week’s #NearlyWed couple with a fabulous attitude about having a wedding during a Pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 17th 2020

Windsor MMA fighter T.J. ‘The Truth’ Laramie fulfilled his UFC dream, he just received a CONTRACT! Morgan talk to him about his win last week, what’s next, and play TRUTH or FALSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 14th 2020

The Leamington Raceway has hire 18 year NATHAN BAIN to be their new announcer! He’s the first announcer in his family but its been a passion for 3 generations. I actually got him to do a little race announcing for Windsor’s Country. Check it out! 

 

 

 

 

Aug 13th 2020

Windsor is getting a drive in! Its at the end of the month thanks to WIFF, They pretty much had me at space balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 12th 2020

JO JO MASON will be rolling through town in an RV and you can WIN a #DrivewaySoiree. Enter HERE —> bit.ly/2FifGwX
 Morgan chatted about his new single and played TIK TOK JO.

 

 

 

It is Tim’s Camp Day today. Morgan talked with a former Camper turned Counsellor, HRITHIK SHARMA.

 

 

 

 

Aug 11th 2020

Do you think the Bush Bandit is back? 

*While we giggled like an 8 year old when we saw this, we do NOT condone vandalism of any kind.*
 
The infamous Bush Bandit has struck again, 7 years later! Someone spotted an oddly sculpted bush downtown. I chatted with the guy that spotted this brazen attempt at immature humour this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

August 10th 2020

Wedding postponed TWICE, let’s just get married on the front porch.

ASHLEY and BRONSON from Puce had a mock ceremony on their families front porch, on the anniversary of their first wedding date, wearing this…

 

 

The ‘officiant’ is holding a ‘Bride’s Cookbook’. They were on the show this morning and played the #NearlyWedGame

 

 

 

 

Aug 5th 2020

Don’t want to wait in line ever again? PATRICK PRINDLER will do it for you! He started I STAND FOR YOU, a ‘line waiting service’ in Windsor!

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 4th 2020

Meet local 12 year old OLIVIA from Lasalle! She is making MASK LANYARDS so your kid can keep they’re mask safe all day at school.

 

WANT a LIV FOREVER lanyard? Send a DM to proud MOM and DAD Rosa-Jeremy Douma

or Email ROSA here:  Chathamgirl101@hotmail.com

 

 

 

July 31st 2020

Have you heard of the Facebook group WE care for Migrant Workers? They are asking Windsor-Essex KIDS to create art and encouraging notes for our migrant workers during this time. Morgan chatted with the organizer LYNDA LEOPOLD this morning.

 

 

 

July 30th 2020

A woman witnessed a local teens bike get stolen. ‘Krista Smith’ posted on Facebook after seeing a creepy individual steal a bike at the McDonalds by Tecumseh Mall. She quickly raised money to buy the owner a new one! The owner is a 15 year old Andrew Miletic, and he was on the show this morning.

 

 

 

 

July 29th 2020

Did you pick up a puzzle addiction over the stay at home orders?  Morgan’s  family did. They did 11 to 14 puzzles and the most boxes were MAX  1000 pieces.

This is is ERIN MCAFFERTY from Waterloo. She completed a 40, 320 piece Disney puzzle in 74 days ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28th 2020

Feel like you could use a little more positivity in your life? Until August 21, request positive thoughts to be sent to you through mail or email! The “positive thoughts” email/letter will contain words of encouragement, self-care tips, and memes (email only) to promote positive thinking. It’s free and anybody can fill out a request to have positive thoughts sent to them by mail or email! Morgan chatted with the founder, a 22 year old from Windsor MARTIN TANG.

 

If you’re interested in receiving your positive thoughts through mail, submit a request here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s2a8IeNLUu_rOpqVVEPgZFwceleEurTNEDK-HIUClrY/edit

If you’re interested in receiving your positive thoughts through email, submit a request here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rBxHiZfVtdi5PBQV9DB2C8kV7421_DVRcl-TMgNgyjE/edit

This project is funded by TakingITGlobal, the Government of Canada, and Canada Service Corps.

 

 

 

 

July 27th 2020

The Windsor Essex Sewing Force was inspired by MORGAN? Founder Rebecca Rudman spoke with Morgan about the massive amount of masks they’ve made and how they could use some more help.

 

 

 

 

 

July 24 2020

Akira and Ryu are back! These 2 #QuarantineKids had some Baseball Homework from Morgan. See how many Baseball trivia questions you can get right.

 

 

 

 

July 23rd 2020

Meet Windsor’s Country’s lifestyle expert ALLEY BINIARZ! Its OUT with the NEW and IN with the OLD when it comes to UPCYLCLING your kids toys. Can you actually tell you relatives to stop buying plastic kids toys?

Here’s here article.

 

 

 

 

July 22nd 2020

Mucci Farms’ response to the pandemic was pretty remarkable, I talked to Carol Bendo, director of HR this morning about the changes they’ve made and how they champion their essential staff.

And they are hiring if youre looking for work.

 

 

 

 

 

July 21 2020 

THIS BIRD NEEDS YOUR HELP! (Along with so many other animals at Wings Rehab Centre in AMHERSTBURG).

WINGS is desperate for newspaper to line their animal cages.
Their cupboards have also run bare. They need: canned chicken (for baby bird food) and bugs (canned, dried or alive) to feed the baby Martins and Swallows. If you can help, donations can be left outside their front doors. Morgan decided to call Nancy at Wings to see what else they needed.

 

 

 

 

July 17 2020

Have you heard of DRIVE IN PARKING LOT BINGO? The folks at ALL STAR GAMING on Walker and Ottawa are putting on their 3rd event tonight! When you get BINGO, you honk your horn! It’s been a huge hit! I talked with Owner Tony Rosa this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

July 16th 2020

If you loved the show Degrassi and you love a car restoration show – have I got a combo for you! Dan Woods who played Principle Raditch on Degrassi is in his 12th season of Chop Cut Rebuild on Rev Tv Canada. I chatted about his love of cars, and of course we talk about Degrassi. I even turned the tables on him and played Schooled By Raditch.

 

 

 

 

July 15th 2020

Did you ever get to meet you HERO when you were a kid? Maybe it was your favourite wrestler or you saw Barney at the mall?

My2 year old twins Clark and Roslyn got a random shout out from this hugely popular kids Your Tube channel called Steve and Maggie.

 

 

 

 

 

July 14th 2020

I wanted to check in with our little friend Irelynn. I haven’t had an update since February when they held their fundraiser. So how is our 4 year friend doing with her cancer diagnosis, and how is Mom Jen doing navigating a sick toddler (and other kids) during a pandemic?

 

 

 

 

 

July 13th 2020

Jay and Kim Marchand just made every expecting couple up their game. Using the CAMEO app, they reached out with hopes that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand (not related) would help them with their gender reveal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10th 2020

Windsor’s own KELSI MAYNE talks about her new skills in Quarantine, her debut album, and of course, the charity benefit concert happening on Wednesday on our Facebook Page.

GET HER NEW ALBUM HERE

 

 

 

 

July 9th 2020 

Meet this week’s QAURANTINE KIDS: AKIRA and RYU from Windsor. Someone call TLC and get them their own show!

 

 

 

 

July 8th 2020

Morgan put up her own ‘adult’ Lemonade stand in honour of TENILLE TOWNES debut album The Lemonade Stand. They chatted over Zoom about songwriting, quarantine skills, her latest single, and played a game of LEMON Price Is Right.

 

 

 

 

GET HER NEW ALBUM NOW

 

 

 

July 7th 2020

PRE COVID HAIR

4 MONTHS LATER

Doug Ford move Leamington and Kingsville into Phase 2 today! He also promised to head down here and get his hair cut someone in the county! Where does the Mayor of Kingsville think Doug Ford will be going to get his haircut this week? And will HE be cutting his luscious locks too?

 

 

 

THE MIRACULOUS ANNOUNCEMENT! How much did the June 27th MIracle Day raise in Non perishables??

 

 

 

 

 

June 30th 2020

 

I met Josh back in April when he had this crazy idea to run from Belle River to the Ambassador Bridge to raise funds for our Frontline workers. Well, months have past and so many more have ran this course. Did they reach their goal of 10 grand??

 

 

 

 

June 29th 2020

I chat once more with ADAM LALLY about the miraculous weekend that was above and beyond our expectations!

 

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP IN THE DAYS TO COME HERE

 

 

 

June 26th 2020

 

One final push and last minute questions for the June 27th Miracle team. I chatted one last time with Adam Lally.

 

 

 

 

 

June 25th 2020

 

  If you’ve been in Amherstburg have you seen the latest activity everyone is talking about and posting about?

Have you ‘found a Mike Face’ yet? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Mike explains this fun scavenger hunt!

 

 

 

These guys again, sheesh. I got a congratulatory phone call from London’s Classic Rock’s Blair and RV for finally entering Phase 2

 

 

 

 

June 24th 2020

Hundreds of restaurant owners, bartenders, hair stylist, and gym owners will descend upon the Health Unit for a rally to get a clear message across to all levels of government that Windsor’s health metrics demonstrate that were safe to re-open small businesses.

Katie Robinson who owns The Twisted Apron explains what shes fighting for.

Read more HERE

 

 

 

 

June 23rd 2020

One last push this week to spread awareness for the June 27th Miracle. Committee member gives us some Volunteer numbers and how you can ‘Ask them Anything’ during a Facebook Live Wednesday night.

 

 

 

June 22nd 2020

 

A Windsor senior named Margaret was feeling very lonely lately,  so she started a little lonely hearts club. 

She simply asked if anyone else felt the same way in a CareMongering Facebook group, and turned her experience  into a positive for herself and your community!! This is a beautiful example of self-care and humanity. 

 

WANNA JOIN EMAIL: tgrainville20@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

June 19th 2020

 

Not these guys again…Blair and RV from London’s Classic Rock 98.1 were just ‘checking in’ on me since were STILL stuck n Phase 1.

 

 

 

 

June 18th 2020

Meet Bonnie Laporte: The Emeryville GARBAGE LADY!

What started as a joke has become a 12 week costume parade on Garbage AND Recycle nights. Have you seen her?

 

 

 

 

June 17th 2020

I asked and you delivered! I was on the hunt for digital media people who could help some Grade 8 and Grade 12’s teachers with their online Graduation videos. Enter MIKE CERVENI: he owns a wedding Photography/Videography company and decided he could help! 

 

 

 

 

June 16th 2020

How will they know my address? Will you take pet food? What if I live in an apartment? FAQs answered from committee member JOSH LANE from #June27Miracle 

 

 

 

June 15th 2020

Kids will be off for the summer soon, which leave parents mentally drained since they’ve already been out of school for the length of a Summer. Which is why you NEEDED this app 3 months ago!

A Canadian made Parenting app will take away your nagging, and replace it with a game. A game that gets things done, or you can fire your kids! I talked to the creator of HIRE AND FIRE YOUR KIDS, Jody Swain, who also pitch this on Dragon’s Den! 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12th 2020

I’ve got the Phase 2 Blues. So I call my friends in London Onatrio, Blair and RV who do the morning show for Classic Rock 98.1 , and THOUGHT they’d feel sorry for us Windsorites who are stuck is stupid Phase 1…

 

 

 

June 11th 2020

I saw a video of  an aspiring 16 yr old singer, she’s been signing out front of nursing homes and apartment buildings during her time off from school. AND her dad is an Elvis Impersonator! Meet Kendall Ackland, this week’s #QuaranTEEN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10th 2020 

You know those fancy painted rocks you see lying around the city or county on pathways or parks, well I never know what to do with them when I see them: pick them up, keep them? Now Im  hearing there may be kindness rock hoarding- mafia! The LaSalle rock lady Colleen set the record straight about finding a Kindness rock.

 

 

 

 

 

June 9th 2020

 

I spoke with Adam Lally about the June 27th Miracle that is going to be the LARGEST volunteer run food drive in the world! Someone called the Guinness world record people!

For all information visit www.june27miracle.com

Let’s go Windsor Essex. – volunteers are needed !!
Please go to the website for more information and to signup.
Click on Volunteer and the numerous volunteer positions and areas will be made available. Click on what you would like to do and how you want to help.

 

 

 

June 8th 2020

A 21 year old opened up a take out and delivery restaurant called #PandemicExpress he’s taking donations to help him open his own restaurant BUT he’s also doing amazing things for charity and homeless!

ORDER HERE

 

 

 

 

June 5th 2020

 

Sunwing is giving back to frontline workers across Canada  by giving away 100 all inclusive vacations.

Sunwing’s Hero Vacations initiative calls on Canadians to nominate deserving frontline heroes who have helped their family or community fight the pandemic.

Eligible nominees can be health care workers, emergency service providers or anyone who has helped keep Canada safe during this difficult time.

Nominations are open until June 30th.

There are two ways to enter:

1. Nominate a deserving frontline hero using this form, OR;

2. Share a photo of a deserving frontline hero on Instagram using the #SunwingCelebratesHeroes hashtag and tagging @sunwingvacations in the caption with a brief description of why they deserve a vacation (must be posted from a public profile or the post will not be entered).

 

 

 

Salons are PATIENTLY waiting for the go ahead to re-open. A lot of them are feverishly prepping for that day.

A friend sent me this photo from a local salon franchise called 2 Waves Beauty Bar. This is a not only a safe way to divide guests, but its creative and pretty too.

Check out the original post HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4th 2020

Local filmmaker, Mike Evans has been finding and collecting old Windsor and Essex County film reels , and now he’s making mini documentaries called ‘It Happened in Windsor’.

Why you wont even bother turning on Netflix today. 

 

 

 

 

Need a breather from your scary news feed, how about a behind the scenes look at my morning routine from 3AM til I start the show at 5:30AM?

It’s riveting.

 

 

 

June 3rd 2020

 

Have you done #takeouttuesday yet? Have you heard of #wineorderwednesday and #fillupfriday – some great ways to support business in Windsor/Essex thanks to TOURISM WINDSOR ESSEX PELEE ISLAND! I chatted with my fav local guy CEO Gordon Orr.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2nd 2020

 

Meet this week’s #QuarantinedKid from Essex, Gavin whose in grade 7! If your kid has done nothing but play video games and sleep in , Gavin proves there so much to do with your time during a Pandemic. He also plays the Quarantined Kid Quiz with me!

 

 

 

 

 

June 1st 2020

 

What is it really like re-opening your business  during a pandemic? I wanted to get a real,  local perspective. Meet Tracey Cipkar who owns Pricilla’s Presents in Harrow. She was very candid and positive about her ‘new normal’.

 

 

 

 

 

May 29th 2020

I touched base with my new fiend JOSH HORAN, the creator of BRIDGE TO BRIDGE  a fundraising initiative for local health care workers. It’s really taken off with people volunteering to tun from Belle River to the Bridge (and sometimes even back!) 

 

 

REGISTER FOR SUNDAYS VIRTUAL 5K FOR CMHA HERE

To donate to BRIDGE TO BRIDE, go HERE

 

 

 

Sammy the Hockey Kid is BACK! MI needed his help explaining what the heck is happening with the NHL! 

 

 

 

May 28th 2020

THERE IS HAPPY TWIST TO THIS AWFUL STORY: In February, Alexis Wyatt of Colorado Springs was killed in a car crash. Her Fiance Justin Montney reached out to Copper Stallion Media to request a refund of the $1800 he paid ahead of their May wedding.

The company said no because the contract was non-refundable and then started a website dedicated to harassing Justin because he went to the media. It get’s worse, they posted this HORRIBLE message last week.

TWIST: The Copper Stallion in Devon, England has has threats and terrible reviews because they share the same name. So they started a crowd funding page to go to a charity of Justin’s choice! All the way in the UK! Morgan spoke with Kriston this morning.

 

Donate HERE >>>>bit.ly/2ZM50iu

 

 

 

Can you donate items during a Pandemic? Habitat for Humanity has opened their REstore and Executive Director Fiona Coughlin gives us the rundown!

 

 

 

 

May 27th 2020

Not alot of parents or student knew that there was a Drive-thru portion to the Catholic School board graduations. So I called Terry Lyons from the Windsor Essex Catholic school board to get the scoop!

 

 

Here are the official Grad details

 

 

May 26th 2020

Know someone (Frontline, Essential, or a senior) that needs helping walking their Dog each day? Have you heard of ZOOMIES??
It’s a volunteer initiative that just launched in Windsor/Essex that offers FREE dog-walking support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s for anyone that needs help.

To get a FREE Dog Walker or VOLUNTEER to walk dogs, check out the Zoomies Facebook group or email zoomieswalksdogs@gmail.com!

 

 

 

May 25th 2020

I talked with Erika Nichols, the General Manager of the Bluebird cafe in Nashville about their new documentary! Taylor Swift, Vince Gill,  Garth Brookes, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerina and so many more are in it and all got their start laying there.

 

 

 

May 22nd 2020

Windsor eats has proposed an outdoor dining hall at Lanspeary park. Adriano Ciotoli explains just how that’s gonna work, they hope 😉

 

 

 

May 21st 2020

 

 

Jodi Bennett the founder of WINDSOR & AREA KINDNESS NINJAS was on the show today explain how the group works. You basically buy gifts for strangers or get NINJAd yourself!

JOIN THE GROUP HERE

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: Morgan tries to make whipped coffee

 

 

 

May 20 2020

A MIRACLE happened in Chatham this weekend. In only 3 weeks a few community members developed a plan and team to plan the largest food drive in the towns history.I spoke with Adam Lally about the ‘May 16th Miracle’! 

 

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: does the strawberry ice bath hack work?

 

 

 

May 19 2020

I wanted to have some fun with my boyfriend and see if being stuck at home has taught him anything about where certain items are located in our home. Scott plays ‘Where is that Babe?’.

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: The Draw On Your Back Challenge

 

 

 

May 15th 2020

 

It’s my “Nurse Welfare Check In” for Nurses Week! KATRINA PATY from Windsor has been working at DMC Children’s hospital in Detroit and I wanted to see how’s she’s been doing for the last 2 months.

 

She also shared these links about Kawasaki disease and the new illness affecting children because of COVID 19: go HERE and HERE.

 

 

 

May 14th 2020

Windsor’s Country thanks ALL Police Officers, RCMP, 911 communicators, and civilian staff who shoulder so much to serve and protect us!

Community Safety Officer with the OPP in Kingsville AMANDA ALLEN was on the show today.

 

 

 

May 13th 2020

Today’s #QuarantinedKid is Brooke from Windsor! Since last year she has been forgoing gifts and spreading joy to different groups who could use it! This year she is making cards and dropping them to the Windsor Youth center, Police station, and Security Guards at Met! She was on the show with me this morning.

 

 

 

 

May 12th 2020

 

Brandon from Riverside bought all the chalk off Amazon basically and gave it out to neighbourhood kids, just because!

 

 

A bitter sweet moment from some local Prom-less teens. A group of Windsor girls from Herman put this video together to show what they WOULD have looked like in their Prom dresses IF they actually had the chance to go.

 

 

 

May 8th 2020

I don;t think my Mother in Law Susan woke up this morning thinking she’d be on my Morning Show. A prank only a Mother could love!

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

 

 

May 7th 2020

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

Morgan’s twins make their radio debut! What does Clark and Rosyln love about their mummy…listen til the end

 

 

 

I wanted to get an update from  #WindsorBirthdayCruises about the noise complaints they fear will shut them down. Organizer Jay Cloutier spoke with me about a new petition.

 

 

 

May 6th 2020

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

I haven’t seen or talked with Darrin the Engineer in ages! I hope he likes surprise shopping games! 

 

 

 

 

May 5th 2020

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

From Proms, to graduations, to Mother’s day, so many milestones are getting missed because of COVID 19. I surprised listener Amanda on her 30th birthday with ‘BirthYear Trivia’.

How many of these 90s questions can you get right?

May 1st, 2020

 

Jeff Burrows was on the show this morning talking about his 24 hour Drum Marathon which he’s be doing for 14 years, and a cool Livestream Porch Party happening every Saturday thanks to the folks at Liuna Bluesfest Windsor.

 

 

 

I spoke with JOSH HORAN minutes before he started running from Belle River to the Ambassador bridge all to raise funds for our Frontline!

Checkout his GoFundMe HERE.

 

 

 

April 30th, 2020

Meet this week’s Quarantined kid: Dejana from Amherstburg. She’s in grade 8 which means she WOULD have been graduating this year. Listen to her positive attitude and how she is helping her family while being stuck at home. As always I play the #QuarantinedKidQuiz with her too.

 

 

 

April 29th 2020

 

Yesterday Postmedia announced they are permanently shuttering 5 community papers. The Kingsville Reporter, Lakeshore News, LaSalle Post, Tecumseh Shoreline Week, and the Tilbury Times .I spoke with Kingsville’s Mayor Nelson Santos this morning. A tremendous loss as he’s been with the paper for 29 years.

 

 

 

WANT TO MAKE A SENIOR SMILE TODAY?

23 year old Becca Fryer, a student at the University of Windsor has started a letter writing campaign to spread love and positivity to seniors in Windsor/Essex!

She’s accepting emails (no handwritten letters at this time) and art work at smileseniors2@gmail.com

 

 

 

April 28th 2020

 

Meet Amber and Nick, aka the NEARLY WEDS!

The season of “I do” has turned into the season of ‘we can’t’.

This Windsor couple was on the show this morning and chatted about their stroke of bad luck and played the ‘Nearly Wed’ game with me! 💍

 

 

 

April 27th 2020

 

The field hospital at St. Clair College could use some brightening up! Essex Windsor EMS Chief Bruce Krauter  invited children to submit artwork inspired by the flowers and sunshine of Spring!

These positive pictures will be printed so they can boost spirits at the field hospital and also at our hospitals and long-term care homes.

 

Artwork can be submitted using this online form: bit.ly/2VAIN4o

 

 

 

April 24th 2020

When the Pandemic hit Windsor back in March, all the newly graduated nurses at the University of Windsor and St Clair College had to start almost immediately? I talked with Phoenix who has been on the job for 17 days!

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 23rd 2020

THIS IS A HANDI HEART ❤️

A Windsor knitting group has created them as a way to comfort hospital patients, nursing home residents, or palliative care patients who can’t be with their loved ones at this time.
The hearts are delivered in pairs, with one given to a patient, and its mate to a family member.

I have organizer Tracey Summerfield on the show at 7:10 AM

The group could use some help from the Knitting/ Crocheting community >>> bit.ly/2zmf6ex

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 22nd 2020

I talk to the owners of WHAT’S POPPIN’ PopcornFactory  this morning. Since festival season has been cancelled, they’re stuck with mountains of popcorn. They’ve been giving it away to Frontline workers all over the city just to see them smile.

🍿 Know anyone who could use a treat? Nominate them at whatspoppinpopcornfactory@gmail.com

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 21st 2020

Here’s something to do on Saturday night and help the Windsor/Essex Food Bank Association!

Piano man Mark Calcott along with Paglione Estate Winery are hosting a VIRTUAL ALL REQUEST PIANO NIGHT! Donate if you can, and request anything!

Mark was on the show today, how many Country requests could he play for Morgan??

Find PAGLIONE on Facebook HERE

 

 

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

 

April 20th 2020

Local Philanthropist, business man, and all around SUPER SWEET guy Sam Sinjari has put together a FANTASTIC campaign called #DoGreatWindsorEssex. He inspires us everyday, take a listen to his chat this morning with Morgan.

For more on the Windsor Essex COVID Care Coalition, go HERE

 

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

 

 

April 17th 2020

Have you heard of Windsor Birthday Cruises ?

They’ve been organizing Birthday car ‘parades’ with up to 25 to 30 different vehicles for kids (or anyone really) celebrating their birthdays at home this year.

The organizer, Jay Cloutier (who is only 20 years old!) talks about his idea that has taken off!

 

 

 

 

 

April 16th 2020

Your dress shirt can SAVE LIVES! I talked to Laz from The Suit Shop Co. Ltd. on Erie streeet about their campaign to make personal face masks.

The store is asking people to donate new or gently used, 100 per cent cotton dress shirts so their team can make them into reusable face masks! They’ll be taking donations until the end of the month.

 

Find The Suit Shop Co. Ltd. HERE

 

 

 

April 15th 2020

Meet today’s Quarantined Kid, Harmony from Amherstburg. She has had some bad birthday luck. Her birthday last year was cancelled, and now her party at the Fort is a distant memory. Her Mom Krystle message Me for a simple shout out. She told me Harmony love Eric Ethridge, so I asked him if he’s send her a special 11th birthday wish. . . and he did! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14th 2020

If you live in South Windsor, you definitely know this fence! Beverly has been decorating her fence for years around her dog Keisha’s ‘doggy window’.

Their latest message caught our eye and hearts!

 

 

 

April 9th 2020

If you take a stroll down Lesperance and Tecumseh, you won’t be able to miss this dynamic duo: Meet Randy and Sylvie, the Acoustic Show!
They started putting on Front Porch concerts each week since they can’t play gigs anymore.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Two local filmmakers created a short film about living in isolation. I PROMISE you it’s SO WORTH watching til the end!

 

 

April 8th 2020

You know I’m impressed when I’m excited about a door handle, its a new world we’re living in!  I chatted with Professor JILL URBANIC  in the Engineering department at the University of Windsor about a doorhandle design that her research students created (among other things) in the fight against the Coronavirus.

 

 

 

April 7th 2020

Meet today’s QUARANTINED KID aka our QUARAN-TEEN! Lyla from Windsor just turned the big 1-3 in isolation at home. Bummer.

Her bestie Alison surprised her from a distance and helped her with her birthday wish, raising money for the Children’s Aid Society: Lyla raised $330!

Morgan chatted with Lyla and played the QUARANTINED KID QUIZ too.

 

 

 

 

April 6th 2020

Wow, talk about selflessness: ASHLEY ORIET from Windsor started a National Facebook group to help find RVs, trailers, and Motor homes for Frontline workers! Families are actually LENDING out their pride and joy to people who need to self isolate after their shifts. I’m blown away by this!

Willing to help? The group is RVs for Canada’s Frontline

 

 

 

April 3rd 2020

QUARANTINE ON THEME! Katie from Riverside is finding a hilarious way to pass the time each day of isolation. She and her adorable 3 year old Jayden pick a different theme each day! Here are some of them, and yes, that first photo was from Glamour Shot day!

*PS Katie is ‘Chewbacca Mom, her video went viral 3 years ago when she wore a Chewbacca mask while in labour!*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2nd 2020

Talk about MURPHY’S LAW! Steve and Sarah McMahon from Windsor started a first floor Reno. . . as soon as the Covid 19 Pandemic hit Windsor! They also have two kids under 7, and Sarah is an ER Nurse! They have an AMAZING sense of humour about the whole thing and realize it’s a minor inconvenience compared to what other people are facing.

Steve talks about their bad luck HERE

 

 

 

🌷 Hope is in BLOOM! 🌷

Thank you to Sarith from Janette Florist and Jeremy at Southpoint Floral Supply for helping pull this off SAFELY yesterday.

 

 

Thanks to Kennedy and Jacqueline, Windsor Regional now has:

30 boxes of gloves
Each box has 10 boxes inside
Those boxes have 100 gloves!
❤️❤️❤️❤️

Shout out to St. Denis machining for the donation!


April 1st 2020

This moment was captured by Dr. Alex Jakob, of her husband Dr. Riley Jakob embracing their son Jackson for the last time before he left to do a 2 week stretch at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Morgan spoke with His wife Alex, also a doctor this morning.

 

Every Canadian needs to hear this RANT from Rick Mercer!


March 31st 2020

TODAY’S QUARANTINED KID: SHANIA from Kingsville plays the QUARANTINED KID QUIZ

 

 

Vikki along with her daughter Jessica, owner of Generations Diner have a ‘Mobile diner’ feeding forgotten heroes: the Trucking Community. Take a listen to  how they’re filing bellies and hearts!

If you want to help or donate, call Vikki at 519 792 9535!

 


March 30th 2020

I’m sure if you’ve driven around town or walked around your neighbourhood, youve seen Christmas lights up, art in the windows, signs saying thank you to the Frontlines. What one Windsor woman has on her lawn will brighten your day! Balloon Lady Lou Lou is bringing smiles to this Windsor neighbourhood one balloon at a time! It’s part of the #1MillionBubblesofJoy movement, bringing together 378 balloon artists from across 15 countries!

Find her HERE

 

  


March 27th 2020

I am a proud supporter of the Kids First Food bank and Windsor Family Homes and Community Partnership! Because of desperation, Fear and the safety of the staff they had to close their pysical doors last week. Men in Kilts have stepped in to help! 

If you would like to donate or support these families with a gift card CLICK HERE

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

 

A Windsor photographer JESSICA TANCHIONI brings ‘porch portraits’ to residents in self-isolation! Over the last week, photographer Jessica has taken to the streets, offering full photoshoots (from about 10 ft away) outside people’s homes as part of #TheFrontStepProject initiative. 

*These were taken in South Windsor*

Jessica may come to you next, CLICK HERE


March 26th 2020

It’s been 4 LONG years since Windsor’s own BUCK TWENTY released a single! They talked with Morgan in self isolation about their new Single OUT FRIDAY! #AllICanDo

Get ALL I CAN DO HERE

 

 

Windsor Mom Liz had to cancel her son’s 4th Birthday party, what she plans on doing instead will warm your heart!

 

 


March 25th 2020

 We keep seeing pics of empty frozen pizza aisles, or empty shelves of bread, but what about the misfit food that no ones buy? Morgan called a Windsor grocery story to see what no one wants during a pandemic.

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

We are here for this Nurse’s rant!


March 24th 2020

If you have made some Hospital masks,  Email Gisele.Seguin@wrh.on.ca

HERE ARE SOME INSTRUCTIONS DIRECTLY FROM WRH : Click HERE

  

…and one more

 

GISELE FROM WINDSOR REGIONAL TALKS ABOUT HOMEMADE MASKS WITH MORGAN 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’


March 23rd 2020

The Kids First food bank had to close until further notice, but here’s how you can help from a safe distance away.

 

GET THEIR UPDATES HERE

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’


March 20th 2020

Morgan chats with an old friend, and past co worker Kevin Black, now he helps run Lee and Maria’s Market in Kingsville. They starting an amazing delivery service where you can help them  get fresh food to those that need it in Essex County.

WANT TO BUY A PRODUCE BIN? DONATE HERE


March 19th, 2020 

How does Morgan’s boyfriend REALLY feel about being cooped up with her (and her Twin, who lives with them!)

 

 

MOTHER NATURE IS HEALING! The canals in Venice Italy are so clean right now because of the lockdown that dolphins have been spotted swimming in them!

It’s the first time in 60 years! Our Earth was begging for a break! 🐬

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

CHRISTMAS IN MARCH: If you still haven’t taken down your Christmas lights. Perfect. The need for a light at the end of the tunnel is what we’re all searching for and I found it!  Christmas in March. Seriously. People are putting their Christmas lights back up! 


March 18th, 2020

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

A local 5 year girl wanted to talk to her friend from school, and kicked it old school by starting a PEN PAL CLUB!

THIS IS BRYNLEY


March, 17th 2020

The Human spirit is alive and well at Shoreview at Riverside! With a no visitors allowed policy, the family of one resident named Helen wanted to celebrate her 85th birthday! Here’s what they did:

Morgan chatted with Tigrena, the manager at Shoreview

 

 

Have you heard of the Amherstburg Soup Lady??

Danielle from The Plant Base is giving out FREE soup TODAY to the elderly, families with children in need, the immune compromised!

 

This printable card has been going around online! If you have neighbours who can’t leave the house to get food and supplies, you can drop this in their mailbox or at their door if you’re willing to help. We may not need as much right now in Windsor-Essex, but you may want to have it on hand.

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