There’s More Behind That Window!
Sep01

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”.

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Completing Your Story
Sep01

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.

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Porsche 718 Spyder: A Race Car for the Road
Sep01

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!”

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DAY TRIPPING: Finding Your Inner Scot: Kincardine Ontario
Sep01

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!

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The Oldest 5th Generation Furniture Store in Canada
Sep01

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.

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Fall’s Bounty
Sep01

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.

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Day Tripping – “Living” Arthur
Jun04

Day Tripping – “Living” Arthur

MEETING ARTHUR As a day trip a while back, my husband and I decided on an outing to Arthur. Arthur, which I had heretofore never heard of, is about a half hour west of Orangeville on Highway 9. A wonderful little region for a close-by escape awaited exploration! What drew our curiosity in the first place was a book series by Harry Turtledove, a famous science fiction and fantasy writer who also writes “alternate histories”. Here, the...

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Three Generations, One Passion
Jun04

Three Generations, One Passion

SHOPPING FRESH and LOCAL The summer sun is shining, bright and friendly in the clear blue sky and it’s starting to drive that familiar itch – an itch that a trip to the grocery store’s produce section just isn’t going to cut. You want to drive, to escape, soaking in that warm sun and when you stop, wherever that may be, you want somewhere that’s going to provide you with all of the bright colours, fragrant smells and outstanding fresh...

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Porsche Cayman S
Jun02

Porsche Cayman S

Oskar Ciejek, Entrepreneur and Motivational Leader, envisions the best in people and works with them to boost their self-esteem and attain an image of confidence that will help them prosper in today’s world. “One of my goals in life is to help younger generations who want to achieve more,” he says. So, it does make sense that Oskar Ciejek, the entrepreneur, is in the business of restoring a vehicle’s condition and making it more...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders

Welcome back to one of my favourite places, The Reading Room, and with one of my favourite people, Hazel McGuiness. In the last session, Hazel and I talked about kindness and how very important it is; not just while we make our way through this pandemic, but something that ought to be shown at all times. A gift that’s relatively easy to aspire to, yet sometimes very difficult to adhere to. In this session, Hazel speaks to us about a...

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CLASSIC CARS: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC: one of Ferrari’s finest
Feb25

CLASSIC CARS: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC: one of Ferrari’s finest

A penny a worm. That’s the going rate when you’re a 16-year-old boy, working in the dark pre-dawn hours with flashlight in hand, picking and loading nightcrawlers into your bucket in order to save up enough to buy your first car. Fast-forward a few decades, and by maintaining his “you get what you work for” approach, this same entrepreneur has over the years managed to buy, sell, and accumulate a coveted collection of rare and classic...

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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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