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Who Says Gold Isn't Free? - Compost GiveAway Days in Oakville and Halton Region - 04/30/10 01:46 PM
Oakville and Halton Region Free Compost Days Are Here Again!Sitting under our sink is a small beige plastic pail with a lid. This is not just any plastic container. It's a container for treasure that is destined to become black gold. Green waste is comprised of the following: fruit and vegetable peelings left over dinner items stale bread and food items paper towels bones meat shells from seafood and nuts plant clippings and more Once picked up by Halton Waste Management, the green waste is turned into rich, dark compost at a central composting facility in Hamilton, Ontario.Leaves, brush and yard (7 comments)
Appleby College in Oakville is the place to be on Sunday, May 30th when some of the region's finest caterers, restaurateurs and bakers will be serving up a culinary extravaganza at Oakville Taste 2010 in support of Oakville's Kerr Street Ministries food bank.From 2-6pm, patrons will enjoy a wide sampling of signature foods from particpating chefs. Local producers of beer and wine will join the restaurateurs, bakers and caterers in offering a fine selection of their best to pair with the delectable assortment of food styles.Patrons will also (6 comments)
Free Comic Book Day and Workshop at Oakville Public Library! - 04/27/10 10:56 AM
Free Comic Book Day and Workshop at Oakville Public LibraryBoys and Girls between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this coming Saturday, May 1st from 12-4pm.To take part in this fun event, register with Elise, the Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library by email at email@example.com or by phone at 905-815-2042 Ext 5037 .On Saturday, May 1st, stop by the Comic Connection at 146 Kerr Street in Oakville and pick up your free comic. Comic Conection opens at 11 am on Saturdays. The Free Comic Workshop will be held at the (7 comments)
Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District - 04/26/10 03:35 PM
Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District Designated in 1981, the Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District is a unique, living historical account of what the original village of Oakville, first surveyed in 1833, was like.Extending along the Lake Ontario lakeshore from Allan Street in the East to Sixteen Mile Creek in the west and Robinson Street to the north, the Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District retains much of it's original charm with many of Oakville's original early homes having been preserved.The original homes of Oakville are commemorated with a white plaque near their doorstep. The plaque, erected by the Oakville Historical Society, indicates (13 comments)
Natural Oakville - What Homeowners Can Do to Help Slow Bee Decline - 04/25/10 07:38 PM
What You Can Do to Help Slow Bee Decline - Natural OakvilleAround the globe a crisis of monumental proportions is taking place. Bees are disappearing at an unprecedented rate and with them go up to one third of the world's food supply. There are many factors that scientists say are contributing to the alarming disappearance of the bees. Amongst those being studied are: 1. Radio waves 2. Pesticide and Herbicide usage3. Parasites and Disease that seem to be more successful now due to bee's weakening immune systems 4. Mono-culture of plant species over thousands of acres 5. Air pollution 6. Global (19 comments)
Bronte Outer Harbour Marina - Boat Launch Day for Ronin - 04/24/10 04:48 PM
Bronte Outer Harbour Marina - Boat Launch Day for RoninThe most commonly heard expression amongst boaters this time of year is ' Have you got your launch day yet?' Today was launch day for Ronin at Bronte Outer Harbour Marina. After a long winter sitting on dry land, she's afloat on her water home once more. Ronin on dry land at Bronte Outer Harbour MarinaHere comes the Travelift at Bronte Outer Harbour Marina. The Travelift will pick Ronin up and transport her to the water.The Travelift carefully backs up while Ronin waits patiently.Strapping Ronin in to the Travelift at Bronte Outer (20 comments)
Just Some Thoughts on Earth Day 2010 - 04/22/10 06:36 PM
I've never really been able to figure life out. When I look around, I imagine it is the same situation for most people. We do the best we can with what we've got, and sometimes it's enough, sometimes it's not.Sometimes life throws unexpected curveballs at us. Sometimes it throws many in one day and none of them are particularly good. If we're strong, we deal with them the best we can, telling ourselves that it will all work out ok, some how, some way. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes things happen that have a lasting effect and impact many (31 comments)
Erchless Estate - Old Oakville - 04/21/10 07:09 PM
Erchless Estate in Old OakvilleOn a peaceful early spring day, Erchless Estate in Old Oakville rests serenely on it's hilltop position overlooking Oakville Harbour and Lake Ontario. The garden paths are now empty of the many generations of Chisholms who once wandered the grounds in the spring and summer months and a city has grown up around it, where once there used to be forests and farms. Erchless Estate, built for Oakville's founding family, the Chisholms, was completed in 1858 by Robert Kerr Chisholm. It was named after the Chisholm clan seat in Invernesshire, Scotland. From 1866 to 1918, Robert and (16 comments)
Oakville Harbour - Living in Old Oakville - 04/20/10 08:26 PM
Old Oakville - Oakville Harbour - Lake Ontario Marinas Oakville Harbour had it's beginnings when Colonel William Chisholm purchased 1000 acres of Crown land at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek in 1827. As a man of determination and vision, Chisholm had a dream of building the first privately owned harbour for Upper Canada. In 1834 Oakville was declared a Port of Entry into Canada and Chisholm's dream came true. Old growth forests still covered much of Ontario in the early 1800s and a major export from Upper Canada, via the Oakville Harbour, was pine timbers and oak staves. As the (8 comments)
Living in Old Oakville - Spring is Making Her Appearance - 04/19/10 08:24 AM
Living in Old Oakville - Spring is Making Her Appearance Old Oakville, an area that encompasses the original old village of Oakville, is situated in south-central Oakville along the shores of Lake Ontario.This time of year, Old Oakville, with it's majestic, old trees and unique early homes, comes alive with birdsong, trees and shrubs in bloom and garden beds alive with spring flowers.Erchless Estate gardens overlooking Lake Ontario come alive in spring.The white picket fences of yesteryear are a common sight in Old Oakville. Thinking of making a move to Old Oakville? To receive a complete list of homes currently available (14 comments)
The Largest Annual Earth Day Cleanup in Canada and a Message That, Sadly, Never Grows Old - 04/18/10 09:05 AM
Here on Planet Earth, we become, live and perish. We are Planet Earth; we and all of the miraculous diversity of life forms that flourish here. We celebrate Planet Earth on one day a year. Considering we live on Planet Earth every single day of the year and are totally dependent on her, it seems somewhat darkly sad that we officially celebrate our planet, the planet we are all a part of, only one day a year.On this day, which has now extended into a week in Canada, we do everything we should be doing year round, to help our one (20 comments)
Sad and disturbing....plastic now outweighs plankton in the ocean. What was mankind thinking !?! ....another day on planet Earth
Via Gerry Michaels GettysburgGerry (Community Benefits Real Estate, Gettysbrug, Pa): This is Truly SadI recently have been reading more and more about this leviathan between the Hawaian and U.S. This mass of plastic that is estimated to be twice the size of the State of Texas is comprised of water bottles, shopping bags, and most anything plastic. This floating trash pile is visable to the naked eye which makes it a huge eyesore, but more importantly is threatening the marine life (19 comments)
RECO 2010 Election of Directors Now Taking Place - Please, Cast Your Vote Wisely! - 04/15/10 11:57 AM
The RECO 2010 Election for Directors is currently taking place with members receiving their online voting information form (with personal control number)in the mail this week. The form allows each registrant to vote online.The election is broken down by regions in Ontario and each RECO registrant is allowed to vote within their own region for one candidate.Within the next 3-5 years, professional real estate in Ontario is facing more challenges and changes than ever before. Faced with the many changes and issues that will need to be dealt with, RECO directors are required who have a broad background in law, economics, (4 comments)
Habitat for Humanity Expands to Oakville- Building Two Homes This Year - 04/11/10 12:24 PM
Habitat for Humanity Expands to Oakville - Building Two Homes This YearHabitat Halton, the Habitat for Humanity chapter in Halton region, will be building homes in Oakville for the first time starting in May of 2010.The homes will be built on Elmwood Road with construction set to run from May to October. The two families have already been selected and will be contributing 500 hours each of work hours during the building process.Oakville is one of the most affluent cities in Canada, however 9.7% of residents live below the poverty line.Lack of affordable housing in Oakville forces many residents to become (15 comments)
Oakville Homeowners Eligible for Free 'peaksaver®' Progammable Thermostat and a $25 Gift for Enrolling ! - 04/11/10 10:02 AM
Oakville Homeowners Eligible for Free 'peaksaver®' Programmable Thermostat and a $25 Gift for Enrolling !Oakville residents who are single-family homeowners are eligible for the peaksaver® Program, a program designed to help Ontarions save on energy usage and lessen the burden on electricity consumption during the peak demand times during the summer months.Residents who sign up for the program are able to decrease their electricity costs through the installation of a programmable thermostat that allows for their central air conditioning usage to be slightly reduced during the peak demand times. An online operations centre allows program participants to adjust their usage.Peak demand (8 comments)
Oakville Children's Choir Holding a Concert to Raise Money for Afghan Women and Children - 04/04/10 08:48 PM
Oakville Children's Choir Holding a Concert to Raise Money for Afghan Women and ChildrenOakville Children's Choir is holding a concert called an 'Evening of Music' on Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm.The concert is being held at St' John's United Church at 263 Randall Street and the proceeds will go towards helping Afghan women and children.Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Starting off the evening will be a photo display following a concert and video presentation by Canadians in Support of Afghan Women (CSAW).Contact Lorraine at 905-827-8079 for more information. In addition to the admission costs, donations will be (2 comments)
Benefits of Buying a Condominium in the Community of Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario - 04/04/10 08:27 PM
Benefits of Buying a Condominium in the Community of Port Credit, Mississauga, OntarioMore and more homebuyers are turning to the condominium lifestyle in Ontario today. In the Greater Toronto Area, the Community of Port Credit in the City of Mississauga, is a highly desirable location for buyers wishing to live the condominium lifestyle.Port Credit condominiums offer: Close proximity to the City of Toronto Close proximity to the airport Culture, recreation and natural beauty abound Trendy downtown core offering the best in restaurants, shops and professional businesses Excellent heath care facilities Waterfront activities such as fishing, boating and sightseeing Condominium ownership can (2 comments)
Living in Port Credit, a Lakeside Community in Mississauga - 04/04/10 07:53 PM
Living in Port Credit, a Lakeside Community in MississaugaPort Credit began as a trading post in the 1700s. Situated at the mouth of the Credit River on Lake Ontario's northwests shore, it was originally a fishing port and a prominent trading centre where settlers and natives brought their grain and other agricultural products to trade with others. A lighthouse was built on the banks of the Port Credit Harbour in 1882 to help boaters who came in by Lake Ontario. The lighthouse perished in a fire in 1936.An Inn was built in the late 1700s to serve the travelers who came (8 comments)
Volunteers Needed for the Halton Region Museum - 04/04/10 07:16 PM
Volunteers Needed for the Halton Region MuseumThe Halton Region Museum, located in Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, Ontario, is open year-round.In encouraging a greater understanding of Halton's natural and cultural heritage, Halton Region Museum undertakes many activities and requires the help of many volunteers.The Halton Region Museum performs many services such as: special events research services artifacts collection management facility rentals assisting with exhibitions educational programs Volunteers are specifically needed to help with running events, education programs, and work in the gift shop.The Halton Museum Foundation, a registered charitable orgnization formed in 1998 to help provide an active volunteer base for the (4 comments)
The Oakville Master Gardeners group will be hosting a 'Garden Design Workshop' on Saturday, April 10th, 2010.Sean James, owner of Fern Ridge Landscaping and Design Company, will be guiding the workshop from 10am-3pm at the Chartwell Classic Centre, 180 Oak Park Blvd.Enrolment for the course is limited to the first 20 registrants so reserve your spot today by calling Edel Schmidt at 416-953-1031.The cost is $75 and lunch is included.Students will be learning how to create a design of their own using ideas they've seen in books, magazines or thought about (3 comments)
Bronte Homes For Sale and Real Estate Market Report For March 2010 - Oakville, Ontario - 04/02/10 12:17 PM
Bronte Homes For Sale, Real Estate Market Report For March 2010 - Oakville, OntarioThe historical Village of Bronte, located in Oakville's southwest corner, is one of Oakville's most desirable communities. As one of Oakville's oldest inhabited regions, homes for sale in Bronte are in high demand and this is reflected in the short number of days the average home for sale in Bronte stayed on the market for the month of March 2010. Beginning as a village on the mouth of 12 Mile Creek in 1834, Bronte has grown to becomea thriving lakeside community boasting beautiful lakefront estates, residential neighbourhoods, high-rise (7 comments)
My friend Malcolm had to say goodbye to his family's best friend....his post brought a tear to my eye. Rest in peace Jacqui and may your spirit soar.... I've disabled comments so you will leave them at Malcolm's blog....thank you.
Via Malcolm Johnston (Remax Trent Valley, Trenton, Ontario): I have had a tough time concentrating on work the last couple of days. Yesterday my family had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Jacqui. She had been with us for the entirety of her 14 years on this planet. Her hips had been going for a few months and (0 comments)
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