Let’s Go To The Fair
Aug27

Let’s Go To The Fair

  It’s an event that’s come to signal the waning days of summer, and that the fall season is just around the corner. But, it does come with thrill rides, corn dogs, cotton candy, live music & livestock, jams, jellies, and pies, and of course, the demolition derby! The Orangeville Fair, a staple since 1858, is themed this year as “Homegrown & Handmade”. Taking place every Labour Day weekend, the fair is another of those...

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Bat Tree
Aug21

Bat Tree

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: • Twigs • Black cardstock • Vase • Burlap & Twine • Hot glue gun Something heavy to keep the vase from tipping (I used rocks from the garden) Find some twigs and strip off the leaves (you can make this small enough to fit in your house or larger like I did to decorate the front door step). Tie the twigs together and put them in your vase along with the rocks to keep it steady. Wrap a piece of burlap around...

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Flowerpot Scarecrows
Aug21

Flowerpot Scarecrows

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: • 2 medium terra cotta flower pots (for each scarecrow) • 4 smaller terra cotta flower pots (for each scarecrow) • Burlap • Twine • Straw • White cardstock • Hot glue gun The first thing I did was cut eyes, nose and a mouth out of cardstock and glue it on a piece of burlap. Then I glued the burlap to the flower pot (flower pot right side up). Cut 4 long pieces of twine for the arms and legs and insert them into the...

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Candycorn Bottles
Aug21

Candycorn Bottles

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: • Empty wine bottles • White, orange and yellow spray paint This is a very easy craft and so cute. First clean your wine bottles thoroughly (this is the hardest part of this craft). Next I sprayed the entire bottles white and let them dry. Then the orange (let it dry) and lastly the...

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Lessons From the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness
Aug21

Lessons From the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness

Discovery, Direction, Achievement So here we are again in the “Reading Room”, with the lovely Hazel McGuiness. It’s easy to see why Hazel has garnered such an amazing reputation throughout the world. She’s a special person for sure, and learning from her is powerful. Today we’re talking about a simple notion, as most are with Hazel, which is why they have such impact; Discovery, Direction, and Achievement. Most of us at some point...

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Getting to Lean!
Aug21

Getting to Lean!

The weight loss journey can be one that feels impossible, lonely, and frustrating. The industry itself is so competitive and choosing the right weight loss solution can seem impossible. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Kelly Nolan, Pharmacist & owner of  Avita Weight Loss Clinic, to find out more about her weight loss program, and other services that can address some health concerns. Customized just for you. The Avita...

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Ask the Health Expert – The Cannabis Conundrum
Aug21

Ask the Health Expert – The Cannabis Conundrum

The latest product to burst into the news in the Natural Health marketplace is CBD oil. CBD stands for cannabidiol which is one of 113 cannabinoids identified as naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, and constitutes 40% of the plant extracts. Cannabis Sativa is the Latin name for cannabis or hemp and cannabinoids are the natural chemical constituents found in all plants of this genus. CBD is one of the most intensively researched...

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Taking Skincare to the Next Level!
Aug21

Taking Skincare to the Next Level!

One of Orangeville’s best kept beauty secrets is out. Skin ‘n’ Tonic Aesthetics in Orangeville has built a tremendous reputation in our community and pride themselves on clean, personalized and friendly service. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Irene Culliton, the very lovely, and very talented owner of Skin ’n’ Tonic, to talk about skin care, and find out about the latest technologies available when it comes to taking...

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Haunted Spaces – The Albion Hotel, Guelph, ON
Aug21

Haunted Spaces – The Albion Hotel, Guelph, ON

As we continue on with our “Abandoned Spaces” series, we thought for the fall edition we’d change it up, and put a spooky spin on things! I don’t know about you, but there’s something about a haunted hotel that creeps me out even more than a haunted house. It was probably watching “The Shining” many years ago that created this strange preference of mine. So after some digging, I found out that there’s actually quite a few...

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Classic Cars – 1971 Corvette Stingray
Aug21

Classic Cars – 1971 Corvette Stingray

One of the Commandments reads, “Thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s wife.” However, I don’t think there’s one that says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. That’s a good thing, because in this case, the “thy neighbour” is “my neighbour”… and I do! Yes, just next door, just several short feet away, sits a stunning “Bridgehampton Blue” 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, with gleaming chrome bumpers...

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Ask the Landscape Architect Expert
Aug21

Ask the Landscape Architect Expert

Part Four: The Final Phase: Construction and the Bill – Project Delivery We have arrived at the final section of this multi-part series, covering the many phases of a professional landscaping project. We’ve discussed many topics, including planning, budget, design, and the expectations that need to be set amongst all the service providers working on the project. Paul Brydges, owner of Brydges Landscape Architecture, has guided...

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Honouring All of Our Heroes – Bravery Park, Orangeville
Aug21

Honouring All of Our Heroes – Bravery Park, Orangeville

The goal of Bravery Park is to create awareness of the roles our soldiers play both nationally and internationally. It is intended to inspire conversations and questions about our military. As we speak, our Canadian forces are stationed all over the world on various environmental and humanitarian missions. Some of these missions – like the current mission in Mali – will expose our Canadian soldiers to extreme violence,...

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100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistice: The End of the Great War
Aug21

100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistice: The End of the Great War

November 11, 2018, marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice of the First World War. On November 11, 1918, all fighting on land, sea, and air came to an end between the Allied forces and their last opponent, Germany. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 100 years, with all the information available detailing the lives lost and catastrophic damage done. As this anniversary date approaches, we thought it would be important to acknowledge...

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Green, Green Grass of Home
Aug21

Green, Green Grass of Home

Of all the plant life that adorns residential and/or business properties, grass is easily the most prevalent. While it is hearty and thrives practically everywhere, grass is not invincible. Thus, certain measures need to be taken to ensure sod achieves its maximum potential while, and after, it is being laid. Before embarking on such a project, it is always wise to consult a professional. Smilsky Sod Farms Ltd. of Tottenham has been...

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Doing a DIY Project?
Aug21

Doing a DIY Project?

Many home improvement stories have graced the pages of this magazine over the years; a lot of them dealing with finding the right contractors for the job and working with them to achieve optimal results. There are times, however, when homeowners feel they have the tools and wherewithal to tackle a project by themselves. With proper planning and the right advice, the results are usually quite positive. To begin with, each project...

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