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Enjoying the Holidays (Posted On: Tuesday, November 22, 2011)

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The lovely feature photo is showcasing dancers from Fleetwood Dancentre performing during Living Windows.  This year the theme for the Santa Claus Parade is Home for the Holidays. Very fitting whether you’re a resident or a weekender.  When we were weekenders we always considered our chalet in Collingwood our holiday home.  The weekends leading up to Christmas usually included making something or baking something to give away to special friends and relatives. 

As the kids grew bigger, no longer would macaroni and sea shell pasta adorned pictures, pen holders and paperweights do the trick.  We needed to find something more sophisticated and we found two great do it yourself (with a little help from our friends) Christmas gifts that will be cherished for years and maybe even generations.

We had a lot of fun with Beverly Smith making a beaded snowflake at Holy Crow Beads which is a shop/gallery and teaching studio in the country just west of Collingwood and south of Thornbury. The possibilities are literally limitless and Beverly has all of the supplies and tricks of the trade to help you with your project.  Whether you want to shop for beads, take a class, buy beaded jewellery or simply look around Holy Crow Beads is really something special. Check out their video.  For more information about Holy Crow visit their website.

If you love arts and crafts but are short on time, a trip to Crock a Doodle in The Blue Mountain Village is perfect for creating a Cookies for Santa plate. Enjoy some relaxed creative time transforming ready-to-paint pottery pieces into amazing works-of-art. Pieces can be glazed & kiln fired to a brilliant, durable, food-safe finish or done as Make & Take projects finished on the day.   For more information about Crock a Doodle, visit their website.

Be sure to visit our events calendar for a complete line up of Christmas and holiday activities and events and remember to support your local retailers this season. welcomes our new clients:

Cabin Bistro

Our passion at Cabin Bistro is to provide a place where our customers know they will always find comfort in our menu and our friendly service. Our 30 seat cozy dining area and rustic elegant bar complete our intriguing atmosphere and make you feel right at home. We believe offering fresh, local produce is part of a restaurant's obligation to the community. Our Canadian inspired menu changes with the seasons but keeps the favourites. Our menu features fresh, sustainable products and items produced in-house by our executive chef and his team. Food production and assembly takes place in the kitchen of Cabin Bistro and we always use fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products to create our dishes from scratch. Cabin Bistro is located in the new Cranberry Mews retail centre on Hwy. 26, in the west end of Collingwood.

10 Keith Avenue,Suite 401, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W5
T: 705.444.2299

Makk’s Homestyle

Welcome to MAKK’s Homestyle Restaurant , located in beautiful Downtown Collingwood on Hurontario Street between Third and Fourth streets. The cozy intimate setting provides a relaxing place to read your newspaper over breakfast or lunch, or socialize with a colleague.  On the run? Take your food to go.  Everything at MAKK’s Homestyle is prepared on the premises and made to order. Enjoy a salad, hearty soup or a personalized sandwich. We offer daily specials so there’s always something new to try including meat pies, shepherd pies, lasagna and more.
209 Hurontario Street, Collingwood ON L9Y 2M1
T. 705-444-6255 (444-MAKK)

Tag Fitness

TAG Fitness focuses solely on the needs of the Collingwood location and community, which is one of the many reasons why we are the largest, most popular and fastest growing fitness facility in the area. The motto at TAG Fitness is “TAG- Because YOU’RE IT”! We believe that our members deserve exceptional customer service, exceptional equipment and facilities and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to make Collingwood a happy and healthier place, one member at a time.

90 High Street, Collingwood ON L9Y 4K2
T: 705.444.7TAG (7824)


Step into the realm of free-ride and lifestyle culture, with a broad selection of apparel and outerwear for every season. We offer the perfect range of gear to suit skiers and snowboarders, and the latest attire for surf, skate, mountain bike and mountain lifestyle. Our team has the knowledge and experience from living and riding it daily, and can assist with selecting the appropriate equipment and apparel to make sure you look just as good on, or off, the hill.

The Blue Mountain Village

Happy Holiday Shopping (locally I hope)




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