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Fall’s Bounty

Open all year round, and stocked with products grown in their own fields, as well as from other local farms, Gerrie’s is ready and waiting to offer you everything you could need, at any time, although perhaps, there is a particular excitement in the fall, when their store is filled with all of the wonderful things that Ontario has to offer.

A Taste Of Home: The Danish Place

The Danish Place restaurant in Puslinch offers Danish cuisine such as smørrebrød: an open faced sandwich, a very popular part of a traditional Danish diet.

FEATURED RESTAURANT: Top Hat Tea Room

The Top Hat Tea Room, located in beautiful downtown Orangeville, is like walking into a space where time stands still. Comfort food is delivered lovingly every day, and of course, a well brewed “cuppa”, served in antique tea pots and cups, delivers a one of a kind experience.

Sour Cream Cherry Scones

Ingredients and directions to make Sour Cream Cherry Scones.

Rice Pudding

Ingredients and directions to make Rice Pudding.

Artist Feature: Nikki Caruana

There are a lot of sayings tied up in the idea of the past, and they almost all come down to the same principle, the same fundamental idea that is so universal we all instinctively understand it: there is something unattainably beautiful in the impossibility of capturing a time gone by; we can spend our whole lives chasing a moment, but once it has happened, once it’s become part of the past, we’re never going to be able to hold onto all that it was again.

ARTIST FEATURE: Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith

COLOUR OUTSIDE the LINESArtist, Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith is unlike...

Haileybury, In Search of the Hardy Boys and More

Good trips are sparked by an idea. This one to Haileybury fired up with my...

The Group of Seven, Rebels in Their Time

It seems every generation has its share of rebels, especially in the arts,...

ARTIST FEATURE: It’s A Wild Ride – Edward Spera, Wildlife Painter

What do a series of photos chronicling the moments before a 400lb...

Fall Table Centrepiece

Supply list and directions to create a Fall table centerpiece.

EASTER CRAFT: Quick and Easy Centerpiece

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:VaseDifferent sized plastic Easter...

Fish Bowl Santa Claus

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:Artificial snow2 Fish bowlsMini village...

Wood Wreath Snowman

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:2 Wood wreaths (or grapevine wreaths)White spray...

Autumn Craft: Candles

What you will need:3 different sized vases3 candlesDried black-eyed...

Ask the Health Expert: Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are those whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering, thus creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature. One of the main concerns is how genetically modified foods may affect human health.

Ask the Beauty Expert: Q&A

5 Questions for Sue Wagner, our ‘Ask the Beauty Expert” consultant.

Why You Should Be Considering Medical Grade Skincare Products

As explained to me by Laurie Hannah, medical esthetician professional at A Wrinkle In Time in Orangeville, over the counter skincare products likely aren’t doing much for you, and what they are doing is really only at surface level, meaning that it’s doing more to mask the problem then fixing it.

Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health

While we have made some great strides in mental health awareness over the...

ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT

Beauty advice in the time of an ongoing pandemic, is all DO IT YOURSELF...

There’s More Behind That Window!

The Scrub Room provides embroidery, screen printing, professional scrubs, workwear, and daily attire in very stylish and high-quality designs. The best part however, is that the pieces in this shop are also budget friendly, while remaining “fashion forward”.

Completing Your Story

Whether it is a wedding band, a gift from a loved one, or a family heirloom, there is a lot of love that goes into buying and wearing jewellery – which is why you want to deal with someone who understands that this is more than just a business transaction, it’s another piece of your story.

Porsche 718 Spyder: A Race Car for the Road

If you found yourself in beautiful downtown Elora on a sunny warm day earlier this summer, you may have seen a fair bit of commotion. All throughout this entire photoshoot and interview, I was stopped by several onlookers asking “Are you filming a movie?”, or “Wow, what a thing of beauty!”

DAY TRIPPING: Finding Your Inner Scot: Kincardine Ontario

Like all history, many whirlpools in time collide to create places we know, live and play in now. Bruce County and Kincardine on Lake Huron, just over 2 hours from Orangeville, is one such spot. In fact, Bruce County itself is a big playground on its own, awaiting more exploration!

The Oldest 5th Generation Furniture Store in Canada

There has long been a focus on inexpensive “furniture in a box” purchased from offshore suppliers, however this seems to be changing – even amongst the younger generation of consumers. The move towards “heirloom pieces” and longer lasting, better- quality furniture that will stand the test of time is more evident than ever.

All the Paint, None of the Fuss

Located in Fergus, Whiskey Jack’s professional and experienced team is available to help you with any of your painting needs. Whether it’s interior, exterior or cabinet painting, they are ready to have your project covered, from beginning to end.

Check the Plumbing

Plumbing… it’s far from a “sexy” topic; in fact, I would wager that most people do what they can to avoid talking about it at all. Not that it is difficult, considering “plumbing” hardly comes up often in general conversation.

Home Décor from Start to Finish

Your home is an extension of yourself, and you want to make the most of it. Unfortunately, if you’ve ever stared at a blank page, wondering what on earth you’re going to write next, you can know that having too much freedom can be just as crippling as having none at all.

A Strong Family Makes for a Strong Business

Three generations and three decades built on high standards, quality products, knowledgeable staff, and a “customer first” philosophy, is what the Niezen family is all about. This year the family is celebrating over 17 years since they opened the doors of their Guelph, ON location, Guelph Building Supply.

The Oldest 5th Generation Furniture Store in Canada

There has long been a focus on inexpensive “furniture in a box” purchased from offshore suppliers, however this seems to be changing – even amongst the younger generation of consumers. The move towards “heirloom pieces” and longer lasting, better- quality furniture that will stand the test of time is more evident than ever.

A Strong Family Makes for a Strong Business

Three generations and three decades built on high standards, quality products, knowledgeable staff, and a “customer first” philosophy, is what the Niezen family is all about. This year the family is celebrating over 17 years since they opened the doors of their Guelph, ON location, Guelph Building Supply.

Help From The Pool Professionals

People have pools installed on their property for several reasons; not the...

Should We Seed or Should We Sod?

New grass turf being installed in a garden.Sometimes we look out on...

Growing with Your Community

If you have found yourself driving along highway 10 out of...

LANDSCAPE FEATURE: Create Your Own Paradise

When Michael Haunton, Owner and President of Let’s Landscape Together...

DAY TRIPPING: Finding Your Inner Scot: Kincardine Ontario

Like all history, many whirlpools in time collide to create places we know, live and play in now. Bruce County and Kincardine on Lake Huron, just over 2 hours from Orangeville, is one such spot. In fact, Bruce County itself is a big playground on its own, awaiting more exploration!

Golden Blessings of My Own Back Yard

Just two years ago no one could have predicted a near ‘shutdown’ of world economies. We were happily going about our hectic lives, when overnight, we plunged into ‘survival mode’ and were forced to stay at home. Once the daunting consequences of freedom curtailments were accepted, the goal of my next journey was to find motivation and inspiration in local green environments, including our country gardens near Orangeville.

Day Tripping – “Living” Arthur

MEETING ARTHURAs a day trip a while back, my husband and I decided on...

Pathways Through the Hills of Headwaters

Inspiring visions, as spring unfolds and returns the forest to...

Exploring beaches & trails near Victoria, Vancouver Island

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