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Events in Our Area

November 15th, 2017

Looking for events to do in our area? Below are some fun activites to enjoy with family and friends over the next couple weeks. 


Location: Saint Marie Among the Hurons

Date: November 23rd-25th, November 30th, December 1-2nd and December 7-9th

Admission: $10.00 Per Person with a Non-Perishable Food donation

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First light is a fantastic event. It is going on its 18th year and h ...

Christmas Shopping - Gift Ideas

November 10th, 2017
It's that time of year where we start to think about Christmas gifts. What ideas are out there? Where are some good stores to shop at? Provided below is a list of ideas and websites that may help you out. So, if you want to find out more continue reading. 

The on ...

Holiday Crafts and Activites

November 6th, 2017
Here you can find some Holiday Crafts ideas to get your kids to create. From crafts to do all december to the night of Christmas Eve. Easy and inexpensive ideas to let your kids have fun over the holidays. 

Night before Christmas Box

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Get your kids to help create a night before Christmas Box, it is defintely something they can look forward to. Fill the box with new pajamas, packets of ...

9 Small Space Solutions

October 31st, 2017
When we have a small space whether it be a bedroom, living room, kitchen or just home in general the best thing to do is to utilize the space we have.

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1. A good space to utlilize is the wall space. By creating open shelving on the walls it can not only be decorative but gives you a spot to put your books or anything you might like to display. 

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2. Paint can make or b ...

10 Tips to Declutter Your Home

October 23rd, 2017

10 Tips to Declutter Your Home



What does it mean to declutter? Decluttering is to eliminate the mess or clutter from a place such as your home and to organize and prioritize extraneous items. Sometimes life gets busy and we can’t find time to get organized. Just by taking five minutes you can help yourself to declutter.

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1. Schedule a decluttering weekend, give yourself the t ...

Halloween Activities

October 11th, 2017
Do you love halloween? That time of year is around the corner where the pumpkins are being carved, chilly nights are being spent watching scary movies and families are getting excited about halloween activities and trick or treating!!  Here you can find some enjoyable halloween activities are being held in our area.


Pumpkin Inferno

Location: Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene

Date: T ...

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.


Southern Georgian Bay Farmer’s Market

When: Every S ...

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