Halloween, Day of the Dead, Harvest Season…Fall is here!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – Publishrer .  What is the ‘Day of the Dead’?  An annual Mexican celebration, “Día de Muertos”, or “Day of the Dead”!  It is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit the living families […]

And yet another article about staging houses

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By Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them. I exaggerate of course but it was a simpler time. Once the market discovered […]

HOLIDAY ISSUE- DEADLINE FOR ARTICLE & ADVERTISING SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 18th, 2018

My final issue of 2018 is fast approaching.  As I mull over the final edits for our October issue, I’m realizing Just how close the holidays are, with Thanksgiving come & gone, treat or treaters nearly near, and “our Christmastime” almost here.   Whichever way you, your family and friends choose to celebrate the “Holidays”, […]

PUMPKIN PARADE

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Contributed by Carolyn Jarman. Show up, show off and shine on one more night. The 6th annual Cabbagetown Pumpkin Parade is held every November 1st from 5-9pm in Riverdale Park West.  This fun filled evening is a fantastic opportunity to compare costumes, show off your carving techniques and discuss the number of Trick or Treater’s […]

An interview with Nicole – Young Talented Cabbagetown Baker

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Contributed by Parliament Street News. Nicole is 12 years old and has helped her sister with a school project where they made and sold cupcakes as a business.  She has also created special birthday cakes, cupcakes and treats for family and friend’s special occasions and continually inspires others to bake as well. How old were […]

FireWorks Festival

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The Alumnae Theatre offers three fresh plays, innovatively staged for its FireWorks Festival, running from 7-25 November.   These three plays, The Pigeon by Chloë Whitehorn, Moving On by Elmar Maripuu and Animal by Romeo Ciolfi are original scripts that were all developed and nurtured at the Alumnae Theatre Company, and all deal with reckoning […]

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion…

Contributed by Katie Mead. I work with a lot of young adults. And a common theme is emerging: self-esteem. Considered developmental nirvana, we all know we need it. But what exactly is it?   Self-esteem is a positive sense of self that is relative – we have it or we don’t, compared to others. It […]

ROAD SAFETY TIPS IN SCHOOL ZONES

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Lawyer. During the school year, it’s important to be extra cautious when driving in school zones. The following are some road safety tips, if followed, will minimize the chance of getting into a car accident or even worse, hitting a child, which could result in […]

It’s Fall – Time to start cooking!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Kitchens are the nerve centre of every home and as the weather cools, that’s when they really heat up.  We’re entertaining indoors and we’re cooking and baking up a storm. Plus, the holidays are coming! Slicing and dicing are done in all kitchens; same for cooking and keeping everything cool, but […]

New Roots Dinner Series

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Oh what a night! Contributed by Kim Alke – owner of Spruce Cabbagetown. The First Annual New Roots Dinner Series, created by Daniel et Daniel as a fundraiser for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, was held October 2nd at eight locations in and around Cabbagetown, including Akasha Art Gallery, Kendall & Co., Labour of Love, Spruce […]