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FAMILY JEWELS
There are certain things most women who are fortunate enough to reach the age of 40 have in their possession – quality skin care products, at least one really good pair of shoes and a jewelry box full of memories. More
How to Keep Your Resolutions
Let's face it. Despite the best of intentions, most health-oriented New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside long before February rolls around. So, what's the secret to keeping your resolution to shape up and eat better? To find the answer, we sought some expert advice from local personal trainers, nutrition consultants and dietitians. Here's what they had to say about battling the January bulge and keeping those fitness, nutrition and weight loss resolutions on track. More
The Makings of a Mudroom
The mudroom. Such a plain old, dirty name of a room, but, done right, it's a space that can transform chaos into organized bliss. Mudrooms come in every size — from small entries with a few strategic hooks to large, dedicated rooms complete with lockers, laundry and pantry storage. But they share a common goal: to organize, centralize, simplify and declutter. Here are a few tips and tricks to create a functional and practical mudroom or entryway for your home. More
The White Stuff : Snowshoeing one of the fastest growing winter sports
The White Stuff : Snowshoeing one of the fastest growing winter sports
Come winter, the local Georgian Bay area is likely to be a lock to have the right stuff of the white stuff to indulge a new twist on a traditional pastime. Read More..
Drysdale's Tree Farm: Making Holiday Memories
Drysdale's Tree Farm: Making Holiday Memories
It's an old-time Christmas tradition. Bundled up in toque and mitts, with snow crunching underfoot, rosy-cheeked children and their smiling parents head off into the woods to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important holiday symbol, the Christmas tree. Read More..
Unique Holiday Gift Giving
Unique Holiday Gift Giving
Do you need some inspiration for gift ideas? Here are seven unique presents – ranging from eco-friendly, altruistic, sentimental and creative to downright whimsical – for those special people on your list. Happy shopping! Read More..
'Experience' gift-giving leaves lasting impression
'Experience' gift-giving leaves lasting impression
Cooking classes, gardening & more ideas for this gift giving season Read More..
Battling the holiday bulge - Dietitians offer tips on healthy holiday eating
Battling the holiday bulge - Dietitians offer tips on healthy holiday eating
For many people, the holiday season often means packing on a few unwanted pounds. And no wonder … with goodies available at work, family gatherings and parties, it's hard not to splurge. But festive eating doesn't have to mean tipping the scales. Read More..
Gifts that make a difference
Gifts that make a difference
Quin Kirkpatrick has pencil in hand, a blank piece of paper in front of her and is deep in thought. Read More..
Natural and Organic
Natural and Organic
Decorating for the holidays is such a special time of year – the holiday tunes are cranked, out come the classic movies, baking gets underway, while boxes of holiday décor and decorations are dragged out of crawl spaces and basement storage. And then the magic begins. Homes are transformed into mystical places, with sparkling lights, glittering ornaments, festive flowers and snow-covered scenes. Read More..
Designing Your Outdoor Living Space
Designing Your Outdoor Living Space
All over the country people are beginning to realize the value in improving their outdoor living space. For homeowners, outdoor living spaces give them a chance to extend their indoor living space, adding additional children's play areas, places of relaxation, space for entertaining guests and so much more. Read More..
The Wreck of the Mary Ward
The Wreck of the Mary Ward
CRAIGLEITH: More than a century after its tragic grounding, this ghost of the bay is becoming the toast of the bay Read More..
British  Invasion
British Invasion
There's a British invasion of sorts happening monthly at the Collingwood Swiss Chalet and on area roads. Read More..
Strike A Pose: The healing powers of yoga, on land and sea
Strike A Pose: The healing powers of yoga, on land and sea
Yoga is sort of a strange thing to do: contort your body into unusual positions in a room full of strangers and then proceed to lie on the floor like a corpse and think of nothing. Read More..
The Village of Creemore
The Village of Creemore
The Village of Creemore is a little oasis in Clearview Township. On any given day, from spring to fall, this lively community will see many visitors, from its loyal local patrons to Torontonians out for a country drive. Read More..
Vitamin D day trips
Vitamin D day trips
While John Muir was a conservationist, and not a doctor, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, he was aware of nature's healing powers that have recently been studied. This pioneer of the conservation movement certainly was aware of the relaxing properties of nature and trees. Read More..
What's old is new agian
What's old is new agian
With a focus on where food is coming from, South Simcoe innovators are borrowing from the past to create their future. Read More..
Hockley Valley Resort - Has Homegrown Philosophy
Hockley Valley Resort - Has Homegrown Philosophy
The 27-year-old Hockley Valley Resort has long been a destination for vacationers, corporate events and weddings. But recently it has been undergoing renovations in structure and philosophy, and both new and returning customers will find a treat for their taste buds, says president and owner John Paul Adamo. He is putting a stronger emphasis on food and dining, and wants his resort to be known for the dishes they create. Read More..