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Fire and Ice Festival

The Alton Mill Arts Centre, located just fifty minutes northwest of Toronto...

JOY’n Us Events

Doing what you love. It’s a simple concept, but not always are we lucky...

Featured Artist: Rich Burnett – At Home in Music in Centre Wellington

On a Sunday morning you might find him at the Elora Brewing Company picking...

Mason Jar Craft

What you’ll need: 3 mason jars red, white and green paint planter’s box...

Wine Glass Candlesticks

What you’ll need: 2 wide rimmed glasses 2 candles cotton balls an...

Christmas Wreath Centrepiece

What you’ll need: A plain Christmas wreath (you can get one with lights...

Veggie Chilli

Prep 25 minutes | Ready in 30 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1...

Vanilla Cake

INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened 2 ¼ cups granulated...

Steamed Lobster

INGREDIENTS: 4 live lobsters, ¾-2 lbs ½ lb unsalted butter  4 wooden...

Seafood Chowder

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp butter 2 slices bacon, chopped 1...

Lessons From the Reading Room: Slowing Down

Recently I learned a lesson. While it was not directly from the “Reading...

Be Kind to Your Feet!

While most of us are fully aware of the importance of a good pair of shoes,...

Ask the Health Expert – Keto

The latest diet craze is the ketogenic diet. Everywhere people are burning...

Believe Bags – November 13th to December 16th

In 2012, just before Christmas I had an idea and wanted to do something for...

Planning for the Present and the Future

It’s not often we get an “insider view” of an educational...

Christmas Decor – A Commitment to Family Values

For thousands of years, there have been numerous debates about the true...

Classic Cars – Jaguar XK-E “E-Type”

Famously referred to by Enzo Ferrari upon its release in 1961 as “the most...

Maple Leaf Diamonds – Northern Adventure Trip

A second generation small business, Ron Wilkin Jewellers is located in...

Ghost Towns of Dufferin County, Melancthon

James Beachell, a native of Yorkshire, England, first arrived in Melancthon...

Warming the Body and Soul

The home fireplace is a fixture that serves a dual purpose.  It can give...

Custom Build: A-Frame Design

I’ve said it before, but I truly believe we are very fortunate to live in...

Let The Games Begin!

We live in an age where our social lives, recreational pursuits and base...

The Art of Dry Stone Walling

Once again we’ve had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with...

Shangri-La in Your Own Backyard

Picture yourself luxuriating in the pool at an exotic resort. The soothing...

Ask The Landscape Architect Expert, Part Three: The Tendering (Pricing) Process

When we last spent time with Paul Brydges, owner of Brydges Landscape...

Exploring the Practicality of Equipment Rental

In the construction and renovations business, acquiring and maintaining the...

Veggie Chilli

Prep 25 minutes | Ready in 30 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1...

Vanilla Cake

INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened 2 ¼ cups granulated...

Steamed Lobster

INGREDIENTS: 4 live lobsters, ¾-2 lbs ½ lb unsalted butter  4 wooden...

Seafood Chowder

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp butter 2 slices bacon, chopped 1...

Thailand: Travel and Exploration

For our winter edition, we’ve decided to do something a little different....

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

You would think that many of us would know exactly what a donkey is,...

African Safari Precious Moments on Tanzania’s Arid Savannah

Even with my outdoors upbringing in Canada, it was impossible to prepare for...

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Your home is your castle. But maybe your castle has looked a little rough...

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Halloween! I love Halloween! I know, I know, some don’t; there’s a...

Burning Questions?

  Ah fall. That contemplative time of year. That time of year when we...