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Tips on how to pick a charity this season

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

(NC) The holidays are all about checking off lists — hang decorations, check. Plan the menus, check. Finish buying presents, check. Attend family gatherings, check, check, check. Perhaps donating to a local charity or food bank tops your check list because ‘tis the season for charitable giving. And the statistics prove it. According to Imagine
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Exploring Valley Venues: The Pontiac

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher To me, early December is the season of The Wait when so many of us are awaiting Christmas. Here, in West Quebec’s Pontiac’s countryside, last month’s vistas of gold and charcoal punctuated by conifers dark green are awaiting snow’s white blanket. Soon we’ll venture outside to snowshoe, ski – and perhaps even
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Illuminating Christmas in Ottawa and the region

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher Whether we call December’s festivities “Christmas” or “the Holiday Season”, winter is upon us and is well worth celebrating. With snow blanketing fields and forests, cityscapes and rural landscapes, colourful twinkling lights allow us to marvel at the magic the decorations weave. From Parliament Hill to Upper Canada Village, from the Chutes
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Seasonal maintenance tips in and around your home

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler climate. So, get ahead on your chores while the sun is still shining and follow these four
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Exploring Valley Villages: Merrickville

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

This 225-year-old village boasts a hip arts scene, funky shops, good eats – and spectacular nature By Katharine Fletcher Two-hundred and twenty-five years ago, William Merrick founded the village which took his name. Although much has changed since 1794, Merrickville boasts many historical attractions – as well as great biking, hiking, shopping – and a
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Fall lawn care tips

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Many of us feed our lawns at the first signs of spring, but did you know that autumn is the most important time to fertilize? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist
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Stay comfortable for less this winter

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Winter is a time for skating, playing shinny and ice fishing but it’s also a time to put on a big sweater and stay cozy at home. Before we feel the force of winter, the fall is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the cold. Here are some steps you can
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Ashton United Church

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

By Linda Guetta Ashton United Church is located in the village of Ashton, just inside the Township of Beckwith. We are a small congregation that reflects the traditions of our rural ties, while looking into the future. We are committed to sharing our gifts and resources as we are led by the Spirit to serve
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Make your pasta better with beans

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Adding beans to pasta dishes is a great way to increase protein — without increasing fat. This fresh linguini dish from the Ontario Bean Growers is packed with protein and fibre to leave you feeling full longer. Linguine with White Beans and Vegetables Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: •
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Could New Brunswick become the retirement capital?

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

A steady market, a laid back life-style and an aging population. An economist, a real-estate agent and a retirement community manager are in agreement: New Brunswick is becoming the ideal Canadian retirement destination. Over the last 12 months, Trevor Drisdelle, a Fredericton realtor with Keller Williams Capital Realty, said they have seen a dramatic increase in
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