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Not Feeling Well? Heal Yourself with Items Available at Your Local Grocer

posted Friday, November 1, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

Next time your down and out with a cold or flu, head to your local grocery store to pick up some of these herbs to boost your immune system naturally. Here are some of the best herbs that have healing properties and an affinity towards enhancing the body’s ability to cope with common illnesses, such […]

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October Deep Thoughts…on plants, and plant based foods

posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019

by: in Boomers

Where did September and then October go to?    In September we’re blessed with a beautiful month.  So will the arrival of cold be a big shock?   January seems about right for the arrival of the first cold.  In preparation for the cold, I have been moving my geraniums inside so I can enjoy them in […]

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Snuffy’s Grill presents a free outdoor family movie night – Friday Sept 13. 2019 (Whitby)

posted Sunday, September 8, 2019

by: in Community

Snuffy’s Grill in Whitby is hosting a Movie in the Park event for all of the local residents on Friday September 13th! This is our opportunity to give back to the community that has supported the restaurant for the past year and a half in business. Owner Leea says, “There isn’t a whole lot for […]

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Back to School Essentials: Natural Health Products to Keep Kids Healthy

posted Sunday, September 1, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

School is just around the corner, whether you’ve got big kids or a little one, keeping them healthy is a top priority. The common cold and flu viruses ramp up around this time of year, with kids back in school and lots of new germs circulating. Now is the best time to stock up on […]

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It’s My Birthday – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…and take advantage of the end of summer vegetable season

posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019

by: in Boomers

We have been hearing a lot lately about getting rid of single use plastics.  While it sounds easy, I don’t think it will be.  Being told by politicians who jet all over at the drop of a hat to drum up votes not to use plastic straws, just seems a bit hypocritical! People I know […]

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Summertime – dog walks, farmer’s markets, gardening, and drinking ouzo!

posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019

by: in Boomers

Where has July gone? Not long ago we were celebrating Canada Day and the month stretched ahead of us. And now it’s over, which means we are half-way through summer. Suzie and I managed a few walks down by the lake and then it got to be too hot, so we have been going to […]

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Durham Region Tourism Updates

posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

by: in Community, Travel

There’s lots happening in Durham Region. Here’s a sample from the Durham Tourism Industry Report. Lisa MacLeod named Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport In a late June cabinet shuffle, the Honourable Lisa MacLeod was named Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the Province of Ontario. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is […]

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Suffering with Achy Joints? Natural Recommendations for Pain Relief

posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

Suffering from arthritis, achy or stiff joints? Joint pain can lead to a poor quality of life, low mood, and less time spent doing the things you love. Here are my top 5 simple strategies for managing pain and preventing it in the future.  Arnica. Available in a cream, gel, or homeopathic preparation; Arnica is […]

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Finally Summer – time for gardening, dog walks, and bike safety

posted Saturday, June 29, 2019

by: in Boomers

Finally, flowers are blooming.  The world is beginning to fill with colour again replacing the grey left behind by winter.  I think the arrival of summer lifts our spirits after a long cold winter, and spring this year as well! As we drive around, we see the beautiful front yards that home owners present, not […]

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It’s a Dream: Cottaging in Ontario

posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019

by: in Features

With such an abundance of pristine natural land right up the road, perhaps it’s no surprise that southern Ontario city dwellers love spending time in the woods or on a lake. The trend of cottaging has been steadily building for years with no sign of stopping: a recent report shows that more Canadians prefer to […]

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