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Fall Maintenance Checklist

October 11th, 2017
Cleaning your gutters: It's that time of year again, where you have to clean those dreaded gutters. Once most of the leaves have fallen make sure you don't forget your gutters. It is important to do this as clogged gutters during rain falls can cause water to pool which can then damage your roof or siding. 

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Raking the Leaves: The leaves are starting to change colour and isn't ...

Things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend

October 5th, 2017
October is finally here! With many fun activities to look forward to, lets take a peak at what you could be doing this Thanksgiving weekend.

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The Elmvale Fall Fair- 14 George Street, Elmvale. October 5th-7th

Check out the Elmvale Fall Fair, one of Elmvales most popular events. You are sure to have lots of fun as there are many exciting activities to enjoy. Here a ...

18 Beautiful Home Gardens from Around the World

March 24th, 2017

With spring upon us, the sights and smells of flowers and plants are everywhere. While not everyone is a green thumb, most of us can appreciate the bright colours of a beautiful garden. We've put together a list of 18 of the most beautiful home gardens from around the world. Find inspiration for your own home garden or simply admire those below!





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Things To Do in Simcoe County This Spring

March 22nd, 2017


With the chiming of morning birds and the long-lasting sunshine, it is safe to say that spring is officially here! The mild weather is enough to make everyone eager to get out and enjoy what our beautiful Simcoe County has to offer. So grab your most colourful spring jacket and check out all the fun-filled events in your community this season.


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Southern Georgian Bay Farmer’s Market

When: Every S ...

Things to do in Simcoe County This Winter

January 10th, 2017

Staying in and cozying up by the fire with a warm drink in-hand is all that comes to mind this winter. It’s easy to favour staying in rather than bracing the cold, but Simcoe County has a number of exciting events that will be sure to get you off the couch and out enjoying our beautiful Canadian winter. Check out the events coming up in the next few months, and come see what this community ha ...

New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep

January 3rd, 2017

It is definitely very easy – and common – to have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions.


It seems like a natural time to make important life changes. It’s like a universal pressing of the “reset” button. However, only a third of Canadians still make resolutions. A reason for this may be the lack of success, as only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s goals.


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15 Home Decor Trends to Look for in 2017

December 29th, 2016


Why wait for spring to revamp your home decor? Whether you’re ready for a total renovation or simply want to add a splash of the newest “it” colour to your bedroom, the new year is the perfect time to freshen up your home. 2017 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for decor, with new unique looks that will be surpassing the old favourites. Here are the top home decor trends that w ...

Ontario Real Estate Market Strong This Year

December 22nd, 2016

Home Ownership Index at All-Time High, Driven by Improved Perceptions of Real Estate Markets

Perceptions of real estate markets in Ontario remain strong heading into the winter season as the Ontario Home Ownership Index edges to an all-time high of 131 points, according to new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). 

Driving the positive shift in sentiment are perceived ...

25 Household Hacks to Help You Survive the Winter

December 13th, 2016


With the substantial amounts of snow and cold, there is no doubt that, begrudgingly, winter is here. The battle with winter is a long one, and we often search for anything that can make this season a little easier. Check out these 25 household practices that help you keep warm as the temperatures drop, save time in the freezing mornings before work, and hopefully conserve energy during the da ...

Shop Local This Holiday Season

December 1st, 2016


It’s officially December, which means the time for Christmas shopping-induced panic is here. Instead of rushing to the big box stores this year, why not check out some of Midland's local shops to check items off your list? Team Hawke has prepared a local Christmas wish list to help you get the perfect something for everyone on your list!


For the Fashionista

Cashmere Blue

Located at 250 King St ...

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