Real Estate …. or Renovate?
Nov09

Real Estate …. or Renovate?

Your home is your castle. But maybe your castle has looked a little rough lately. The towers need re-roofing, the drawbridge has a broken chain, and the moat smells a little, well, moat-y. So you look around and you think, do I spend my hard-earned gold on fixing all these issues, or do I just pack it all up and move to that new castle subdivision they’re building over in the next valley? Well, you’re not alone. It’s probably...

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Hello Halloween
Oct22

Hello Halloween

Halloween! I love Halloween! I know, I know, some don’t; there’s a divide between those who see it as a cool time of spooky movies, haunted house parties, awesome costumes, and delicious candy, and those who see it as too commercial, a money grab for dumb costumes and over-sugary treats, and a night where you have to turn out the lights and hibernate downstairs ’til the brats stop ringing your doorbell! Well, I’m in the former group....

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Burning Questions?
Oct01

Burning Questions?

  Ah fall. That contemplative time of year. That time of year when we begin to reflect, and start to prepare for the coming winter by taking care of those outside chores before everything’s buried under a blanket of snow. Yard work, particularly raking up the leaves, is one of the big tasks. I’ve got 4 full-size maples in my backyard, and by the time we’re done, we’ve hauled about 50 bags to the curb.   After taking some Tylenol to...

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Stretching Summer!
Sep23

Stretching Summer!

  Being Canadian, we’re all pretty skilled players when it comes to moving successfully through the seasons. No, not just “winter and construction”, but all 4; winter, spring, summer, and fall. And since we’re now just beginning to see the first signs of transitioning from summer into fall, It’s likely that we’re doing everything we can to squeeze as much outdoor activity out of the beautiful late-summer weather.   Late summer golf is...

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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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Orangeville Theatre – Robin Hood and More!
Aug16

Orangeville Theatre – Robin Hood and More!

“They say the neon lights are bright, on Broadway…” Well, they may not be neon, but the lights that light up the beautiful historic Opera House on Broadway in downtown Orangeville certainly showcase the wealth of talent that lies within its thick stone walls. Theatre Orangeville is a true jewel in our community, a place that celebrates the arts through stage productions, concerts, and programs focused on developing youth involvement...

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Elora Riverfest 2018
Aug14

Elora Riverfest 2018

This Weekend!! This yearly event hosted in beautiful downtown Elora, Onatrio, is one not to be missed! From Carly Jepsen, to Blue Rodeo, this line-up offers something for everyone! “The festival, held along the banks of the Grand River, has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a backyard festival just 10 years ago … wow, it’s already been a decade? Riverfest Elora returns this year for festival number 10. Get ready for...

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Why We Should All be Shopping at Farmers Markets
Jul12

Why We Should All be Shopping at Farmers Markets

One of the more interesting and fantastic things about living where we do, is that there’s so much natural beauty to be seen in our area. We have gorgeous walking trails, clean lakes, quaint towns, and vast acres of land well worked by our local farmers, some of whom have been here for generations. These local farms produce everything from beef to vegetables, to pork and chicken, to fruit and honey, and it’s all available to us fresh...

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Summer is Here, and There is So Much to Do!
Jul04

Summer is Here, and There is So Much to Do!

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful and busy area. Busy, in the sense of the many summer activities happening all around our county. So now that we’re fully in to the swing of summer, let’s look at some of the amazing things happening right here in our own backyard…   Let’s begin with the obvious, and some of the best, local farmers markets. Living where we do, we have direct access to “farm to table” freshness, brought to us...

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The Healthy Game of Golf in Dufferin and Wellington County
Jun26

The Healthy Game of Golf in Dufferin and Wellington County

I’m a terrible golfer. But, I love to golf. There’s something about being out in the fresh air, taking in the beauty of our area, and smacking a tiny little ball down that emerald fairway! Ahem…well, sometimes down the fairway, as quite often I miss the ball altogether… Golfing is not only great for the body, but it can also be great for the soul. Check out just a few of health benefits that golfing can bring your way: Heart Health...

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Lessons From Dad
Jun14

Lessons From Dad

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it” – Clarence Budington Kelland I love this quote. This is so very true of how I feel about my father. Although he did not live a long life, he did live a full life, filled with life lessons, and love for my sister and I. For myself, I know I learned a couple of key lessons just by watching my dad. “Whenever you are out in public, remember you are my...

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Getting Your 2-Wheeled Ride Ready
Jun07

Getting Your 2-Wheeled Ride Ready

  Ah summer. Finally, the days have arrived where you hear those tell-tale sounds; birds chirping, kids playing, lawn mowers mowing, and of course, the sound of a motorcycle engine roaring to life. If like me, you can’t wait to hit the open road and eat a few bugs along the way, you’ll want to make sure your two-wheeled chariot is safe and ready to go, after a long winter spent quietly tucked away in the garage. So here are a few tips...

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Singing the Blues in Orangeville
May31

Singing the Blues in Orangeville

  It is that weekend again! One of Orangeville’s largest event of the year, “The BluesFest.” Here is a quick look at how far this amazing event has come: Present Day – https://orangevillebluesandjazz.ca “2016 – Top 100 Festival and Events Ontario Awarded one of the top 100 festivals and events in Ontario again! (This is getting all too predictable). 2014 – Top 100 Festival and Events Ontario Awarded one...

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Feet, Feet, Glorious Feet!
May23

Feet, Feet, Glorious Feet!

Oh how I love sandal season! It’s the one time of the year, I actually like my feet. I also just happen to own quite a collection of summer footwear …. so there’s that …. Beyond having pretty painted toe nails, scrubbed, polished feet, there is more to taking care of these grounding features, and it can be essential to feeling your best … head to toe! Your feet need to be healthy, and so does your footwear. There are so many ailments...

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It’s Mothers Day … Time to BRUNCH!
May10

It’s Mothers Day … Time to BRUNCH!

Mothers Day is not the only reason why “Brunching” is simply awesome, but it sure is a wonderful way to show “Mom”, how much you love her, and give your belly a real treat! So why do we love brunch so much? Here are just a few reasons: Your menu options just got a whole lot bigger! Brunch is great, because it combines the best that breakfast, and lunch have to offer. Eggs, Bacon, Pasta, Fish, ….. it’s all there for the taking, and of...

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