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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Blooming into Spring
Feb26

Blooming into Spring

What Your Garden Needs to Thrive A Garden is a wonderful thing, something that allows us to show our creativity and is constantly changing to adapt not just to the climate or space available but also to our own taste and style. While most gardens contain our favourites from year to year, there is always something we can add or change. Forget “New Year, New You” – I think it’s time to get “New Spring, New Garden” trending. While a...

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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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Simply. Beautiful.
Feb26

Simply. Beautiful.

What could be better than being able to live, and entertain, creating beautiful memories in a custom- designed home? Well, how about adding a custom- designed backyard to add to those beautiful memories! Our clever couple had the foresight to contract the services of a talented landscape designer, who in turn was just as clever to have Dave Cadieux and his team from D&D Pools execute on a stunning centrepiece of a complete...

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A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience
Dec02

A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience

Written By: Lisa Bell | Photography: Cory Bruyea This year marks the 28th anniversary of Orangeville Building Supply, one of the few family owned businesses remaining in the Orangeville area. Local owners, the Niezen family could not be prouder. The family is quick to credit their devoted customers and dedicated staff for their continued success. Crucial to the business’s longevity is also the top-notch customer service that cannot be...

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It’s All About Seeing is Believing
Dec02

It’s All About Seeing is Believing

Written By: Larry Simpson | Photography: Paul Spears After spending a couple of minutes talking with Dave Patterson of Orangeville’s Cedarport Window & Door Centre, you realize that he is a person that genuinely exudes a passion for his job. Dave is second generation owner of the store that has become a staple in the Mono Plaza, a business that his father started in 1985, which is a story in itself he says. “We were in the...

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A Stress Free Renovation
Sep04

A Stress Free Renovation

We all know someone who can tell you a nightmarish story about a renovation project gone wrong. Sometimes it is was a contractor who was grossly over budget, or produced a substandard quality of work, or it could be a project that took weeks or months longer to complete than expected. Sadly, these incidents occur on a regular basis for many trusting and unsuspecting homeowners who hire contractors to complete renovations to their...

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Happy Motoring This Winter
Sep04

Happy Motoring This Winter

We instinctively transform ourselves when summer turns into winter. We trade in our t-shirts and Bermuda shorts for parkas and heavy jeans and we might switch from a diet of fruit salad to that of beef stew. It makes sense that your automobile be given the same consideration. It is wise to have an expert check out and troubleshoot your vehicle prior to the onslaught of winter. Not only are experienced, reputable auto specialists able...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Landscape Architect
Sep04

ASK THE EXPERT: Landscape Architect

Phased Landscape Construction – Planning Your Backyard Oasis The single biggest mistake people make when planning their outdoor space is NOT HAVING A PLAN! Even if you are unable to afford to complete the entire project right away, having a plan for phased landscape construction will ensure that, in the end, you have a cohesive backyard retreat that checks all the boxes for a desirable outdoor living space. A three-year plan is...

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Create a Unique Personality for Your Home’s Entrance
Sep04

Create a Unique Personality for Your Home’s Entrance

First impressions matter – especially your home’s entrance. No wonder we invest such love and planning into our garage doors. Fortunately, when garage doors are a local family business, like All Mont Garage Doors in Orangeville, you can count on a long-standing commitment to workmanship and taste. Leading a 36-year tradition, All Mont Garage Doors, owned by Frank Eichhorn, Marco Eichhorn and Brenda Holmes, is known for diverse...

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Need Roof Work? Check Out These Tips First
Jun04

Need Roof Work? Check Out These Tips First

Everyone is familiar with the three essentials of life – clothes on your back, food in your belly and a roof over your head. First and foremost, the clothing needs to be durable to protect your body from the elements. The food needs to be nutritious to protect you from elemental disease and starvation. The roof needs to be sturdy and well maintained to protect you and your belongings from the elements. As far as the third...

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Alton Greenhouses and Garden Centre
Jun03

BUSINESS PROFILE: Alton Greenhouses and Garden Centre

With the cold grip of winter finally behind us, we begin to look forward to the rejuvenating warmth and comfort of the summer sunshine.  We think of lazy afternoons in the garden, drinking lemonade and tending to our little nurseries at a leisurely pace. We imagine things like trail walks, patio BBQs and lush gardens brimming with beautiful fragrant foliage. We look to the garden centers to help us fill our yards with a colourful...

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BUSINESS PROFILE – Allto Construction
Jun03

BUSINESS PROFILE – Allto Construction

When any company starts out, it will present its reason for existence, its perceived market and its vision for the future. There is really only one factor that will decide whether that plan is correct … and that factor is time. Only time will tell if the company will be stable enough to reach its revenue and market potential. Happy 50th Anniversary Allto Construction. You have stood the test of time! In 1969, Larry Acchione, along...

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ASK THE LANDSCAPE EXPERT: Pet-Centric Gardens
Jun03

ASK THE LANDSCAPE EXPERT: Pet-Centric Gardens

His name was Shiloh. A beautiful, gentle Australian Shepherd who gave Paul Brydges and his family all of his love for 16 years. While sweet Shiloh is no longer with us, he is definitely an inspiration when Paul Brydges works his landscape designs where the family pet is very much a considered client. Having and maintaining a beautiful garden while the pets are playing and running through it can definitely be a challenge. So when...

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