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Preparation for concert – 4 Things you should rent almost immediately

The thing about concerts is that people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy it. So, there isn’t a specific age bracket that enjoys concerts the most. Therefore, whether you are organizing a concert for adults or youngsters, you know that it is going to be a hit. Continue reading

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Keep your yards healthy in the heat

Crossbreed dog, Giant Black Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier and Golden Retriever dogs are lying on the lawn. Dogs are facing the camera and all have a protruding tongue.
Tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn and garden in excessive heat

“When we go out in the heat, we take a number of precautions to ensure we avoid any potential risks and stay healthy and hydrated,” says Denis Flanagan of Landscape Ontario. “Like us, our lawns and gardens also need to be protected from the hot and dry conditions.” Continue reading

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Coldest Night Of The Year    #cnoy19

Join in and Start Fundraising

Help make a difference this winter for people in need. The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is taking place Saturday, February 23, and you can donate or sign up today. It is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people here in Ottawa and across Canada. Participants in this walk raise money by collecting pledges for their 2km, 5km or 10km walks. Continue reading

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Forging Bonds with Step-Grandchildren

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Are you a step-grandparent? If so, you’re certainly not alone. These days, family trees are pretty “bushy.”

Popular television shows such as Modern Family and the Brady Bunch have brought the dynamics of stepfamilies into mainstream pop culture. However, as families become increasingly diverse and complex, defining family relationships remains a tad tricky.

Now, researchers from the University of Missouri’s College of Human Environmental Sciences and Sinclair School of Nursing are shedding new light on what happens within a family when the step-grandparent had no active role in raising the parent of the step-grandchild. Continue reading

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Heart of the Rideau Canal

Grounded in history Smiths Falls does not disappoint the day-tripper

By Madeline Kallio | Jan/Feb 2019

As the major centre between Ottawa and Kingston, Smiths Falls enjoys a “small-town” ambience that is very sought after. A town steeped in history, coupled with the nearby beauty of the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, this area is a pleasure to visit. Continue reading

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Sail Away into the Sun Contest Winner

Congratulations to Gail Butler Winner of the Sail Away into the Sun Contest, a 4 day/3 night cruise for two. Gail Butler of Kanata is presented with the contest from Roger Holmes, General Manager/Partner of Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. Continue reading

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Sail Away into the Sun Contest Winner

Congratulations to Diane Wilkinson Winner of the Sail Away into the Sun Contest
Diane Wilkinson of Stittsville is presented with the contest from Roger Holmes, General Manager/Partner of Carleton Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd.
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Ben Babelowsky was born in Amsterdam, Holland where he attended art school studying both commercial and fine art. He currently resides in Ottawa.

In 1953, he came to Canada and settled in Toronto where he attended Ryerson College. He worked at a commercial printing plant and produced a series of commercial and fine art commissions. Continue reading

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Instant Pot 101 at Ottawa Public Library

Curious about cooking with the Instant Pot, the Ottawa-invented multi-cooker? Head to the Ottawa Public Library for an Instant Pot 101 session. Continue reading

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The Log Farm offers a Window into Pioneer Life

At The Log Farm, 670 Cedarview Road, you can get a view of pioneer life right in the heart of the city. There’s also a sugar bush and a farmers’ market!
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