Tag Archives: August/September 2016

Travel With Style

You’ve planned your trip, bought your tickets, reserved you hotel. Now what to pack! With today’s luggage restrictions, packing has almost become a science.  How much can you squeeze into one bag and how can you be sure you’ve brought the right thing? Plus, even when you’re on vacation, it’s a good idea to dress nicely as a tourist. An … <entire article…>

The Arts and Science of Book Reading

Summer time – longer days, students are off from school and adults taking vacation – with less structured schedules, book reading is one popular activity many chose to do. It’s a great time to read, perhaps in a café, on a deck, or under a tree in a park. But there’s more to reading than just the pleasure of curling … <entire article…>

2016 Summer Olympic Fun Facts

Olympics: August 5-21 Paralympics: September 7-18 Opening Ceremony to be held at the Maracana Stadium Events take place at 32 venues in Rio, and 5 football fields in co-host cities, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo. 206 nations participation How many? 10,500 athletes from 206 countries competing in 42 different sports, 306 events Firsts! This is the first time the … <entire article…>

Corn on the Cob – Nature’s Candy

In Ontario, nothing says summer like corn on the cob. Many of us have even watched it grow throughout the season, first the bright green fields in spring, then the first leaves, and finally, tall waving stalks of corn! Originally, only grown as grain or used for cattle feed, over a hundred years ago, a variety of sweet corn became  … <entire article…>

Have a Happy & Healthy Summer While Preventing Tick Bites

It’s the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, either at the  cottage, camping, canoeing or just going for a nice walk in the woods. While you’re enjoying yourself, it’s important to understand the potential risks of Lyme disease and how to protect yourself. Lyme Disease is a growing concern for those who love the outdoors. But understanding … <entire article…>

Hot Drinks on a Hot Day? Give it a try!

It may sound counter intuitive to think of steaming hot tea or cup of hot soup when the temperatures soar above 30 degrees Celsius. But in some of the hottest climates in the world, food is both hot (temperature) and hot (highly spicy). In Thailand, diets feature curries; in India, there’s daily hot tea; in Fiji, spicy coconut stews eaten … <entire article…>

Great Outdoor Adventure Movies

Summer is the time for going on great adventures. Some, it might be a trip to the beach or the amusement park with your family. Others, have a much bigger idea of what adventure means. These movies are a combination of self discovery, being one with nature, conquering the elements and some simple fun. Hope you enjoy these films, some … <entire article…>

Local Farmers Markets

East Lynn Park – 1949 Danforth Ave Thursday, 3-7 pm; June 2-October 20 my-market.ca East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave Tuesday, 8 am-2 pm; May 17-October 25 farmersmarketsontario.com Fairmount Park Upper Gerrard between Coxwell & Woodbine Wednesday, 3-7 pm May-October fairmountmarket.ca Leslieville Jonathan Ashbridge Park Sunday, 9 am-2 pm May 22-October 30 leslievillemarket.com Withrow Park 725 Logan Ave … <entire article…>

Good Things Grow-Oh-Oh in Ontario

All year round there is a treat that many of us eagerly await – it’s that first bite of a fresh Ontario peach, those first slices of vine-ripened tomatoes, unbelievably sweet Ontario strawberries, blueberries packed full of flavour, a bowlful of black and red cherries, juicy and sweet Ontario muskmelon. The season for fresh fruit is short. Don’t miss out! … <entire article…>