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Spring into Action (Posted On: Friday, March 28, 2008)

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Just the other day, I drove past my little neighbour and she was shooting hoops in her driveway. As sure sign that Spring is here. As we shift gears in the Georgian Triangle we start contemplating gardening, home improvements and Spring cleaning. Tuning up the mountain bikes, sorting out running gear and ‘summer’izing the skis are all on someone’s to do list. is a great place to start with our business listings all neatly categorized for your convenience.

Home Improvements, Garden and Landscape, Sporting Goods

Plans for Festivals and Trade Shows are well under way and tickets for the Georgian Sound FestivalTheatre Collingwood’s Summer Season and the Collingwood Elvis Festival are on sale.

Time to get your tickets for Downtown Collingwood’s Spring Restaurant Walking Tour. With only 200 tickets available at the great price of $35 each, you can enjoy an afternoon of entertainment for your pallet, meet some new friends and check out some of our culinary hot spots.

Nominations are now open for the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards so if there is someone in the business community that you think is deserving of recognition, has introduced a special product or service or provides outstanding customer service, now is the time to make your nomination. You don’t have to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to nominate someone.

Tickets for the Jeans and Jewels Gala in support of the new Collingwood Public Library are on sale and going quickly. There are a limited number of tickets for this event so don’t wait too long to get yours. In the meantime, I’m off to find a BeDazzler and some vintage denim.

Does anyone have Golf on their mind? Itching to polish up the clubs and get out there? While you’re waiting, don’t forget our weekly video golf tips brought to you by the Tom Jackson Academy at Oslerbrook. welcomes new clients:

Terase Art & Home
What ever you consider your style to be, TERASE has everything you need to complete your home. When you visit the flagship location in Thornbury you see the deep, comfy sectionals and sofas complemented by a collection of accessories and fine art to complete any interior. This location showcases the casual in both the modern and the rustic: each floor offers a different approach to design. Once you decide what style appeals to you the staff at TERASE are ready to help with colour and fabric choices, furniture options, space planning and art selection.

Terase at Blue

Come home to TERASE at Blue, in the Village at Blue Mountain. In store, you will find a unique home décor/lifestyle experience. TERASE at Blue offers the luxuries as well as the necessities of home décor: supple leather chairs, fur trimmed throws, fragrant candles, sparkling bar ware, beautiful teak furniture, stunning tableware, fine art and striking jewellery. Whether you are looking to accessorize your space or trying to find that perfect gift TERASE at Blue has the something for everyone.

Black Dog Gallery
Black Dog Gallery at Terase Art & Home showcases an impressive array of original Canadian contemporary art. Located on the third level of this stylish furnishing and home décor store in Thornbury, two galleries feature a wide range of fine art by emerging as well as established artists. Art lovers will delight in the eclectic selection of oils, acrylics, encaustic, mixed media, drawings, photography, ink on silk and sculpture. You will also find art pieces tastefully hung throughout Terase Art & Home, above cozy sectionals and between modern and rustic accessories. Each level highlighting a different approach to art and design.

Heavenly Sweets
A love for the finer things in life inspired their exquisite line of cookies, chocolates and unique gourmet delights. All of their products are made by hand and receive individual care and attention to every detail. Signature hand made truffles are receiving an incredible response and are a must try. Products are all natural with no additives or preservatives. Indulge in the 'Heavenly Delights' collection of decadent chocolate creations. Created from the finest ingredients and surrounded in the richest Belgian Chocolate, they are truly memorable. Peanut free selections are available. Looking for the perfect hostess or special occasion gift? Look no further, gorgeous packaging and section of cards and gifts make this a one-stop shop.

Batteaux Creek Golf
The Club's philosophy is to sustain the true spirit and honoured traditions of golf, while making this great game more accessible and more enjoyable for the full range of today's players. Tucked into the Niagara Escarpment between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, Batteaux Creek Golf Club offers golfers one of the most scenic and playable layouts in Ontario. Clubhouse features include both a private members' lounge and a public lounge. Day lockers and showers are included in the clubhouse.


Happy Spring Cleaning!


Julie Card


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