Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness: Kindness.
Nov30

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness: Kindness.

Oh this feels nice. It’s quiet, warm, bright, and peaceful. I am back in The Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness, and over the course of just a few short minutes, all of the noise going on in the world has stopped, as I am grounded and ready to learn. “Wow” she says. “We’ve had quite a go of it this year haven’t we?” While the entire world has had a difficult time, both Hazel and I have, like many, suffered some manner of tremendous...

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Haileybury, In Search of the Hardy Boys and More
Nov30

Haileybury, In Search of the Hardy Boys and More

Good trips are sparked by an idea. This one to Haileybury fired up with my husband’s online discovery one day, that the author of the Hardy Boys was from there. In Covid 19 times, this is an adventure within the safety of Ontario, beyond the usual “northern” destinations. At Huntsville, the drive suddenly became one through Group of Seven tableaux, miraculously touched by the paintbrush of autumn. Indeed, the Group of Seven became a...

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McLaren Automotive – Speed, Style, and Hard Work
Nov27

McLaren Automotive – Speed, Style, and Hard Work

June 2nd, 1970. It was a hazy, muggy Tuesday afternoon when 33-year-old Bruce McLaren, racer, constructor, winner of 4 Formula One grand prix, and champion of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, raced around the Sussex countryside on the famous Goodwood racetrack, testing his new Can-Am competitor, the model M8D. Leaving the pitlane after having made some final adjustments, McLaren roared back out on to the track. Cornering through the...

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In Memoriam Funeral Services
Aug30

In Memoriam Funeral Services

High Quality Service ~ Compassionate Care ~ Family Focused ~ Cost Effective As Unique As the Individuals and Families We Serve Experts are invaluable when you are looking at preparation for end-of-life services. Whether you are looking for pre-planning your funeral arrangements or that of a loved one, making funeral arrangements and/or celebration of life or after death care for grief and bereavement, a professional funeral director...

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A Modern Approach to Auto Service
Aug30

A Modern Approach to Auto Service

If you’ve ever owned a car, then you know the feeling of dread and indecision that arises when you hear that pathetic chug-chug-chug of a failed start up. We’ve all been there, turning over the key and just praying that it’ll hold up one more time. In this day and age, a car is an essential service – we don’t know how we can go one day without it and even if we can find a way to part with our car for however long it will take to do...

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FEATURED ARTIST: Michele Taras
Aug30

FEATURED ARTIST: Michele Taras

“A young Picasso, as if he fell into a rainbow.” When Michele Taras of Mono, Ontario decided to try her hand at painting, she purchased a blank canvas – which sat in her study for more than 2 months before she could work up the courage to put her imagination to work. Already an accomplished fashion photographer, Michele Taras’ work has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Chloe, Bride & Groom, HUF,...

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1973 Chevy Vega – Transforming The Family Car Into A Mean Machine!
Aug27

1973 Chevy Vega – Transforming The Family Car Into A Mean Machine!

Classic Cars. Most of these beautiful machines have stood the test of time, and can represent the best in automotive history. Their allure is not only one of nostalgia, but also requires a lot of time, passion, and more often than not, a few extra dollars to restore the best these classics have to offer. This 1973 Chevy Vega has the perfect owner, a man who has an eye for both style and design, but made the choice to work closely with...

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The Greens are Calling
Feb26

The Greens are Calling

The sun shines down upon you, and the freshly manicured greens – slightly dampened from the morning dew – squish beneath your feet as you step up towards the first tee to level up your shot. Your driver, slightly dusty from several long months in storage, is firm and familiar in your hands; still your old friend, even after the separation. You can feel the anticipation of the game in the air, and of course for the season...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness

Communication Series – PART II: Dementia/Alzheimers: Understanding and Communicating There are over 564,000 Canadians living with Dementia/ Alzheimers today and more than 1.1 million are affected either directly or indirectly by this disease. By the year 2031 this number is expected to increase by over 66% to approximately 937,000 people. Yet less than 5% of our health research budget is allocated to fund research and development for...

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Spring Tune-Up Time
Feb26

Spring Tune-Up Time

For those of us that can remember, the arrival of spring came with two key events. Mom opened as many windows as possible and was busy mopping and sweeping away the mustiness compiled over the winter. Dad, meanwhile, was outside on the driveway. Armed to the teeth with oil and grease cans, he vigorously put his Ford, Chevy or Oldsmobile through the ritual spring tune-up. He changed the oil, greased the rods and ball joints and...

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Ash the Expert: Landscape Architecture
Feb26

Ash the Expert: Landscape Architecture

Urban Retreats: The Next Trend In Health & Wellness My husband and I recently travelled to Italy. We both fell in love with the people, and the natural beauty of the landscape. When we got home, we wanted to apply some key “life changes”, inspired while interacting with Italian culture. Specifically, we would slow down, relax, and enjoy life in “the moment”. And with this in mind, I knew right away that when Paul Brydges suggested...

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The Pride & Joy of Classic Cars
Feb26

The Pride & Joy of Classic Cars

Who doesn’t like the chance to go and admire beautiful gleaming cars of all makes, models and ages? One great place is Orangeville’s “Blues Cruise” at their annual Blues and Jazz Festival. The whole of Broadway is closed off on a Friday night to make the space to display and admire those classic cars, to start the weekend off with the lively music scene! The Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival is held in historic downtown...

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Menopause and Self-Care
Dec02

Menopause and Self-Care

Written by: Kelly Nolan, Avita Weight Loss Clinic As women age and transition through Peri-Menopause and Menopause, they may begin to experience sudden inexplicable weight gain and other symptoms such as low energy, anxiety, depression, irregular cycles, heavy cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and more. As our weight and body shape shifts, we can become disheartened and our self- image suffers. During Menopause and...

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Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I
Dec02

Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I

Written by: Tanya Bottomley Is Technology Affecting How We Communicate – In Life and in the Afterlife? Digital Technology has changed the way we all communicate. Not just with each other and the world around us, but also how we communicate with the world beyond our own, and those who have crossed over. I recently had the opportunity to sit with Hazel McGuiness – medium, mentor and founder of the Hazel Tree. During our time...

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MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone
Dec02

MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone

Written by: Meg Connell Getting married is a MASSIVE milestone for some people. For others, it isn’t a desire or necessity in life. Devoting yourself to someone for the rest of your life is no small feat. I am of two minds on the subject. I understand that such an absolute level of commitment can be terrifying! Though on the other hand, the absolute level of security a marriage can create between two people is beautiful. For better or...

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