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The Living Nativity - Experience the Joy of that First Christmas - 11/28/09 11:21 PM
Experience the Joy of that First Christmas I invite you to join me as we witness the wonder of that very first Christmas. We will be sitting on the bleachers surrounding the park, but we could just as easily be overlooking the town of Bethlehem. Peeking in, we follow Joseph leading the donkey into the village carrying Mary on its back. The horses come galloping in as the soldiers round up the townspeople to pay their taxes ... the children escape, playing tag as they run around the bonfires. As quiet descends on the set you may be able to hear the lambs baa, (0 comments)
Port Perry .... Santa Claus Parade - 11/27/09 11:16 AM
"The 2009 Port Perry Santa Claus Parade" Theme "A Winter Wonderland"! Saturday, November 28, 2009. One of the largest evening light show parades in Durham Region! Starting point ... the Port Perry Fair Grounds at 5:00 pm. The Parade Route: The parade will travel along Reach Street, to Simcoe Street (turn right), south to Queen Street, (turn left), then along Queen Street to end at Water Street. Or Watch The Uxbridge Parade earlier in the day ... Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (2 comments)
The Annual Santa Clause Parade takes place Saturday November 29th 11:00 am Downtown Uxbridge The BIA (Uxbridge Business Improvement Area) will be handing out coupons for a free photo with Santa who will be found in his "house" located in the parking lot between CIBC and King Henry Arms. After the parade - 12:30 till 4:00pmDec 3rd - 6pm to 8pmDec 11th - 6pm to 8pm
.... With $10,000.00 In Giveaways Santa will be handing out 5,000 envelopes containing coupons from participating BIA members with some envelopes containing BIA bucks. The coupons are redeemable at BIA Member (6 comments)
Weighty Words - Wisdom / Want - 11/22/09 10:45 PM
Weighty Words - Wisdom / Want "Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight." Wikipedia "In economics, a want is something that is desired. It is said that people have unlimited wants, but limited resources. Each person has wants. You might want a laptop while your best friend may want a desktop computer. Thus, people cannot have everything they want and must look for the best alternatives which they can afford." Wikipedia
In the purchase or sale of Real Estate these words carry a lot of weight and consequences. (8 comments)
Dress For The Ditch - 11/20/09 10:40 AM
Dress For The Ditch Winter road trips often offer unique challenges to the most experienced driver. Heavy winds combined with blowing snow, freezing rain, or ice are just some of the more severe weather conditions you may encounter.
Country driving requires a different mindset than urban driving. In town if you happen to have an accident help is always close by. In the country that is not always so, in the event of an accident you may not be able to get out of your car, or reach your cell phone, and you may not be visible to other vehicles passing by. Living (12 comments)
Via Barrie Clulow (My Time Is My Own): You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill -- My Prescription Provided Pain Relief
By now you should have paid your final tax bill for the year and it likely hurt because it was up substantially from last year.
The question is - did you pay more than your fair share or less?
I felt I was going to be paying more than my fair share. The big red flag for me was that my assessment jumped 34.33%, more than double the average increase, while the average home's assessed value went (2 comments)
Demographics - Our Aging Population - 11/12/09 03:34 PM
Demographics - Our Aging Population Demographics play a major role in the housing market Changes in new housing styles and size over the years have been driven by many factors. Currently the major driving force is our aging population. As our population ages the need for new nursing homes and seniors residences continue to grow, but what about the empty nesters who are not ready for that yet. Today's young seniors are being draw to senior communities, with homes built for their active lifestyle. some are built around golf courses while others are built in areas that had traditionally been cottage country being located (10 comments)
Uxbridge Remembers Those Who Gave All - 11/10/09 05:45 PM
Uxbridge Remembers Those Who Gave All ... ... with a Remembrance Day parade November 11th starting at 10.40 and Service at the Cenotaph afterward. This is but one way of paying tribute the more than 100,000 men and women who have given their all. Our local papers paid tribute and remembrance to those who served with articles about why it is important that we do remember and the part Canada and Canadians played in the wars. In one article the author Roger Varley tells a story about Cyril Allison, who later became a resident of Uxbridge, being the first person to have read the poem "In Flanders (6 comments)
Matthew House - A Place At The End Of The Refugee Highway - 11/05/09 11:13 AM
Matthew House - A Place At The End Of The Refugee Highway Come and enjoy stories, photos, and music that captures the heartbeat of Matthew House including former resident Josiane Aboungono 2008 and 2009 Canada Running Series Champion. Silent Auction -FundraiserNovotel Hotel - Gibson Ballroom7:00 pm - November 26th 2009 Space is limited so please register today to attend Phone 416.364.8287
Matthew House is a small shelter in central Toronto that welcomes and assists newly arrived refugee claimants who have come to the end of a long journey on the refugee highway. Matthew House believes that God's call to "welcome (4 comments)
Just 10 Days Away - The Annual Uxbridge Christmas Home Tour - 11/04/09 11:12 PM
Just 10 Days Away - The Annual Uxbridge Christmas Home Tour The Annual Christmas Home Tour on Saturday November 14th 2009 Once again this year the recipient of the monies raised is Precious Minds a local organization that provides support to families of children with learning barriers. Tickets can be purchased in Uxbridge at Canadian Tire, Blue Heron Books, Presents Presents, Perry Ann's in Port Perry and Inside Out in Stouffville. Tickets purchased prior to Nov 09th are eligible for an "Early Bird Draw" with the wining tickets posted at each home the day of the tour. Tickets are $20.00 and (4 comments)
The Eleventh Hour Of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month This Remembrance Day is the 91st anniversary of the end of the First World War. It was at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 that the guns of the First World War went silent. In remembrance of all who put themselves in Harms way so that we could,and continue too, be able to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.
In Flanders fields In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe (15 comments)
The Lucy Maude Montgomery Society of Ontario is holding a Christmas gift sale to supprt the work of the LMMSO Society.This is your opportunity to visit the manse while enjoying a drive in the country. Help support this worthwile project by purchasing; quality one of a kind home made gifts with a personal touch, decorations for your home, home baking or preserves. This Friday or Saturday take a short trip to Leaskdale and visit the Leaskdale Manse, Home of the famous Canadian Author "Lucy Maud Montgomery" and her husband Rev. Ewan Macdonald a (4 comments)
Everything Christmas - Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxillary - - 11/01/09 02:59 PM
The Everything Christmas Store brought to you by the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxillary The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxillary is offering an opportunity to double up on your spending, by buying items from their "Tis The Season Christmas Store" you will get some great items and support a great cause.
Don't Forget! You can purchase your holiday decorations, hostess gifts, Christmas candy, holiday jewelery, teachers gifts and more from the Christmas Store. Benifits to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary With all proceeds going to the Auxiliary this is a win win for our community. You can give back to the community through (4 comments)
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