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Sunflower Festival: The Davis Feed & Farm Supply and Davis Family Farm

Sunflower honey is produced at the Davis Farm by the beekeeper’s twenty-two hives. The beekeeper harvests the honey while the sunflowers bloom, so it is pure sunflower honey. The honey yield is about 3,000 lbs. but is only enough to sell at the store. No sprays are used on the sunflowers thus making the honey safer to enjoy.

Artist Feature: Urszula Hajdyla

Urszula’s sensitivity to the people and environments around her is unique and very apparent. She feels a deep connection to nature and is extremely empathetic to the people around her. Her kindness toward others is palpable and admirable.

Wasaga – More Than Just a Beach

Welcome to the longest freshwater beach in the world!” proclaims the Wasaga Beach website. Comprising seven beaches, formerly independent communities amalgamated in the 1970s as one provincial park and town, Wasaga is the favoured destination for over two million people a year looking for summer beach fun.

The Silver Chalices – St John’s Church, Elora

The silver chalices are on display in the church. St John’s Church in Elora is a popular place to visit any time of the year to be inspired by the sounds of St John’s Parish Choir, one of Canada’s preeminent choirs, or take in a concert.

Playtime, It’s Serious Work!

Whether it’s imaginative play or physical play, the games and toys that children interact with, from infancy through their pre-teen years, are how they explore the world. Play is a child’s natural means to learn and too often it is neglected in favour of the more structured desk learning that we depend on as a society

Artist Feature: Ricky Schaede

“I want to keep building my business and explore my own imagination. To make a living with a positive impact. To be my own entity, proud of how I’ve manifested my purpose and destiny. And the opportunity to give the keys of imagination to my students.”

Naturally Merry and Bright

Once we have put our gardens to bed for yet another year, our focus shifts towards holiday decorating – both indoors and out. At LittleTree Garden Market (off Hwy 6N in Fergus) they offer a number of items and DIY projects to help transform your home and property into a festive, winter wonderland.
LittleTree also carries premade bundles of their signature items for the customer who wishes to create their own container.

Raspberry Tiramisu recipe

Dessert recipe for Raspberry Tiramisu – ingredients and instructions.

BBQ Chicken recipe

Ingredients and directions for BBQ chicken recipe.

Cheesy Asparagus Tart

A spring dish that is sure to impress is this Cheesy Asparagus Tart. It’s a perfect appetizer before Sunday brunch or to cut up and take outside for some al fresco dining this spring.

Spring recipe & table decor

Ingredients, supply list and directions to create an Easter table.

Refresh Your Cocktail Menu for Spring

Ingredients and directions for some refreshing spring cocktails.

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are a fun way to eat your smoothies. They are thicker than smoothies, loaded with nutrients and so fun to make with endless combinations and topping ideas. These three smoothie bowl recipes are made with frozen fruit and are a colourful treat you can enjoy for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. You’ll love these vegan smoothie bowls that are high in protein and fiber!

The Eatery Junction: Where You’re Like Family

Stepping into The Eatery Junction, outside of Orangeville on Hwy 10, is like stepping back in time into a diner of old. The bright clean space with a wide counter to greet you, neat tables of bright teal and matching chairs harken back to a time when the diner was the heart of the community, the place where you could grab a quality meal and have a chat with the friendly staff.

Ask the Health Expert: Homeopathy Works

Homeopathy helps the body to heal itself and overcome illness. Homeopathics have no toxic side effects and are non-addictive and are safe for women to take during pregnancy.

GLAMTENZA: Your Gateway to Radiant Skin!

GLAMTENZA is for anyone looking to revitalize their skin’s appearance, improve texture, and achieve a youthful glow. It’s especially beneficial for individuals starting in their late twenties to early thirties, and as up to fifties and sixties with the Energy Lift Technique!  The time to start is when the skin begins to show signs of aging like fine lines and reduced elasticity.

The Essentials of Canadian Grown Lavender

Often mistaken for a flower, lavender is in fact part of the mint family, making it an herb. It has long been noted for its strong fragrance, which has been used for masking unpleasant scents beyond just “decay” throughout history. Lavender, however, can be used as an anti-inflammatory and has huge relaxation properties, making it popular in aromatherapy and massage oils.

Ask the Health Expert: A Problem with Plants

By reducing oxalate consumption, many people have found incredible relief from a wide range of symptoms which doctors were unable to relieve.  A drastic change in diet can trigger an upsetting reaction.  It would be advisable to take stock of the diet you follow presently and tabulate the oxalate values of the foods you are consuming.

Living with ADHD

If you know someone with ADHD, it’s important to know that life is a little more complex because of how their brain works. Think of ADHD being like other conditions that you can’t see. Invisible doesn’t mean the struggle on the inside isn’t real.

Ask the Beauty Expert: Unveiling the Elixir of Youth

Incorporating Eltraderm’s Advanced Native Collagen + HA Hydrating Gel and other featured products into your skincare routine is a step towards achieving a radiant and youthful complexion. Let the skincare experts at Glam Nurse Jenny Medical Spa guide you on this journey to healthier, more beautiful skin and embrace the transformative power of collagen in your daily routine.

Ask the Beauty Expert: Winter Skincare Essentials

Medical-Grade Skincare Products to Combat the Cold As the temperature...

Real Arctic Adventure

People in this area have done all manner of interesting things. Take Mike Yarascavitch of Bolton, who in 1992 accompanied Barry Ranford of Orangeville to the Arctic to retrace part of the land journey made by crew members of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 Arctic expedition.

Sunflower Festival: The Davis Feed & Farm Supply and Davis Family Farm

Sunflower honey is produced at the Davis Farm by the beekeeper’s twenty-two hives. The beekeeper harvests the honey while the sunflowers bloom, so it is pure sunflower honey. The honey yield is about 3,000 lbs. but is only enough to sell at the store. No sprays are used on the sunflowers thus making the honey safer to enjoy.

Taking Your Outdoor Experience to the Next Level

The enjoyment of cooking outside and experimenting with foods is becoming more common; with this in mind, we wanted to bring in different products, so we are currently dealing with a company in Spain to perhaps sell their specialty woods for ‘smoking’.”

A 25th Anniversary Celebration for Midtown Auto Repair

In 2011 Midtown was chosen as the Local Business of the Year by the Arthur & District Chamber of Commerce. Will attributes that achievement to the fact, “that we always treat clients as individuals and not numbers.”

The Complex Ecosystem of Ponds

A pond is fairly easy to maintain if it’s given a little TLC when required. It’s much easier, in fact, than a pool or garden.

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

A reverse mortgage is an increasingly popular consumer loan for Canadian homeowners who are at the age of 55 or over. It allows these homeowners to tap into the equity they have built up in their homes.

Unlike conventional mortgages, there are no monthly payments, unless the homeowner seeks an agreement to make them. Homeowners are still responsible for paying property taxes, insurance and maintenance.

The Magic Masterson Touch

The Masterson Method, pioneered in the United States by Iowa’s Jim Masterson, is designed, in the words of Cheltenham-based practitioner Kathryn Reid, to “help the horse enter a parasympathetic state through our touch, by following the horse’s responses – knowing when and where to stay, and helps build communication, release tension, and build trust.”

Creating Solid Cabinets for Every Lifestyle

The kitchen is often spoken of as the heart of the home. As such, it is important that we have quality kitchens that work for us, designed for both our lifestyle and, of course, the space that is available.

Over Five Decades Providing Quality Products and Exceptional Service

For over 55 years, Alma, Ontario based Lloyd Scott Enterprises has been able to continue to combine quality product, competitive pricing, top-shelf employees and strong family values; and remain a leader in home renovation projects, windows and doors and custom kitchen cabinetry.

Reclaim Your Spare Room

The versatility of CabinetBed has made small space living practical. It can be used in cottages and apartments to suburban homes, wherever people are reclaiming their spare rooms.

An Energy Efficient HVAC Solution

When temperatures reach unbearable heights this summer, the thing to do is turn up the heat…The heat pump, that is!

The Home that We Built

Some of the key elements of the approximately 30-month-long, multi-phased upgrade included refinishing all the main hardwood floors; the demolition/renovation of two children’s washrooms; a painting/redo of the kitchen, followed by a painting of the hallways, foyer, dining room, and den.

The Silver Chalices – St John’s Church, Elora

The silver chalices are on display in the church. St John’s Church in Elora is a popular place to visit any time of the year to be inspired by the sounds of St John’s Parish Choir, one of Canada’s preeminent choirs, or take in a concert.

Setting the Stage for Your Home’s Success

Olive + Ash Staging and Interiors is an all women team who have built a reputation for beautifully staged homes and exceptional client service. Based in Orangeville, they have received the Diamond Readers Choice Award for Best Home Staging Services from their hometown for the last two years and are nominated again this year.

Maximizing Your Yard’s Summer Potential

Canadian summers are the time for enjoying sun-soaked days and balmy nights. It’s a time for water fights, backyard cookouts, and crackling fires surrounded by friends and family. Since this time is already so precious to us, we don’t want to squander it by not preparing properly.

Birds of a Feather

As May comes to a close, migratory birds have already begun searching for a summer home. This is very similar to the search for the perfect cottage getaway. The birds are seeking out access to water, reliable food sources, and the perfect nest location. Of these migratory birds, the most colourful and intriguing ones are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles.

Build & Maintain Your Summer Oasis

Your perfect summer oasis probably looks something like this: bright sun, clear blue waters, maybe some warm sand to curl your toes into, and, of course, plenty of food, drink and good company to go around. If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely resigned yourself to the fact that without a plane (or a long drive), this oasis will never be anything more than a pleasant dream.

Bringing in the Coach

There are more reasons than ever why people are choosing to invest in their outdoor space. Not only does landscaping add beauty and curb appeal to your home, it can also be a fun entertainment space, create habitat for local wildlife, and be a great investment.

Taking Your Outdoor Experience to the Next Level

The enjoyment of cooking outside and experimenting with foods is becoming more common; with this in mind, we wanted to bring in different products, so we are currently dealing with a company in Spain to perhaps sell their specialty woods for ‘smoking’.”

Keeping it Natural – Building a Personal Swimming Hole

Far from appearing scummy or stagnant, this pond was filled with clear natural water – and required none of the work that a pool did to keep it fresh.

Islandview Farm Equipment

We decided to find a tractor to compliment our line of equipment. After many comparisons of the tractors available on the market today, we found MAHINDRA tractors.

Tobermory – Embracing its invisible powers

In the middle of Canada’s grand expanse of diverse geological landscapes exists a pinpoint location known as Tobermory. This uniquely significant headland is surrounded as far as the eye can see, by a North American geographical treasure, the Great Lakes. This freshwater oasis is absolutely the life blood of Canada’s heritage, influencing our lives, from survival to economy.

Real Arctic Adventure

People in this area have done all manner of interesting things. Take Mike Yarascavitch of Bolton, who in 1992 accompanied Barry Ranford of Orangeville to the Arctic to retrace part of the land journey made by crew members of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 Arctic expedition.

Wasaga – More Than Just a Beach

Welcome to the longest freshwater beach in the world!” proclaims the Wasaga Beach website. Comprising seven beaches, formerly independent communities amalgamated in the 1970s as one provincial park and town, Wasaga is the favoured destination for over two million people a year looking for summer beach fun.

Becoming Wild in Amazonia

My journey into Amazonia starts in Quito, Ecuador, an ancestral gathering place of the Inca, located high up, 2850 metres (9350 feet), in the Andes mountains.  From here I fly 340 km in a modest sized plane into the jungle, to Coca, an oil-based town in the Oriente, eastern lowlands of Ecuador.  From Coca it’s another 100 km, down the Napo River, in a 20-metre-long motorized canoe, zooming at high speed towards Yasuni National Park.

Remarkable Views and Villages of Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.

Native Ecuadorians, especially those living near Otavalo, are particularly proud to live where the earth bulges, at its widest part, which was proven to be so in the early 1700s.  At the official equator there is a monument, an amusing historical museum, plus antidotal games proving its uniqueness, such as watching water drain in different directions on either side of the meridian.

Engulfed By Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Imagine being over two thousand metres high, in the secluded misty Andean mountains, where species thrive with little human interference.

Go East … Historical Day Tripping

Don’t take my word for it! Discover for yourself our history, wineries, specialty food producers, farm stands, towns, back roads, landscapes and outdoor adventures Day Tripping East!