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Jon LaBrash Sales Representative

December 6 - December 20

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Raised ranch bungalow in rural setting. 15 ACRES cleared. 3 + 1 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath, Walk out Fully finished Basement, Custom Bar, 2 Car Garage, ONground pool and hottub, fenced and decked. Main Floor Laundry. Public Road. Close to all Highways. 45 Minutes to Brockville. Includes Gazebo, Generator, all appliances.

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Office: 613-925-0505 hmackay@sympatico.ca 10781 COUNTY ROAD 2, IROQUOIS

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November 22nd to December 6th, 2013

Ready for the 3. Close the damper when not 7. Install carbon monoxide colder months? using your wood fireplace to detectors and smoke detectors in You will be if you follow these simple guidelines to keep your wood fireplace burning brightly, and safely.

Wood Fireplace: 9 Tips for Safety and Efficiency

Besides the annual inspection and sweep for your chimney, improve the function of your wood fireplace with responsible use.

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Only burn dry,

cured wood, logs that have been split, stacked, and dried for eight to 12 months. Cover your log pile on top, but leave the sides open for air flow.

Hardwoods such as hickory, white oak, beech, sugar maple, and white ash burn longest, though dry firewood is more important than the species. Less dense woods like spruce or white pine burn well if sufficiently dry, but you’ll need to add more wood to your fire more often.

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Burn firewood and only

firewood! Crates, lumber, construction scraps, painted wood, or other treated wood releases chemicals into your home, compromising air quality. Log starters are fine for getting your wood fireplace going, but they burn very hot; generally only use one at a time.

prevent warm indoor air, and the your house, near your wood dollars you’re spending to heat it, fireplace as well as in bedroom from rushing up the chimney. areas.

4. Keep bifold glass doors open 8. Get your chimney cleaned twice when burning a fire to allow heat to get into the room. On a factory-built, prefab wood fireplace with a circulating fan, keep doors closed to prevent unnecesary heat loss.

5. Have a chimney cap installed to

prevent objects, rain, and snow from falling into your chimney, and to reduce downdrafts. Caps have side vents so smoke escapes. A chimney sweep usually provides and can install a stainless steel cap, which is better than a galvanized metal one because it won’t rust. Caps cost $50 to $200.

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a year if you burn more than three cords of wood annually. A cord is 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 8 feet long, or the amount that would fill two full-size pickup trucks.

9. To burn a fire safely, build it

slowly, adding more wood as it heats. Keep the damper of your wood fireplace completely open to increase draw in the early stages. Burn the fire hot, at least occasionally, with the damper all the way open to help prevent smoke from lingering in the fireplace and creosote from developing.

Replace a poorly sealing

damper to prevent heat loss. A top-mounted damper that also functions as a rain cap provides a tighter closure than a traditional damper for your wood fireplace.

10 home selling tips

Easy ways to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. your closets down to what you’re actually wearing this season, packing away the rest. Ideally, all this extra stuff would head to charity (if in good, saleable condition), the garbage dump, or into storage. The more you store onsite, the more cluttered and small your home appears.

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Getting ready to sell? Move your property fast – and for the highest selling price possible – with these easy, affordable staging tricks. These deal-sealing changes will make your home attractive to the largest pool of potential buyers, and the best part is, you can start at any stage in the game.

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Paint!

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Improve the lighting

Dollar for dollar, a fresh coat of paint gives you more bang for your decorating buck than anything else. Even if your current palette is relatively new, any scuffs or wear marks will channel an unkempt vibe. And an unusual colour choice – even if the height of fashion – may limit your home’s appeal. So break out that roller and slap on a couple coats of crowd-pleasing warm white or sand paint. Replace any dated light fixtures ASAP. How can you tell if it has to go? If it’s over 15 years old and looks it – yet isn’t a vintage (50-75 years old) or antique piece (older) – it should probably go. “Retro” is not something most home buyers are looking for.

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De-clutter

Take the collectibles off the mantel, put the mismatched armchair into storage (or better yet, donate it) and pare

Give dated bathrooms a facelift

A nice bath helps sell a house but, don’t invest in a total renovation. Renos are costly, and you won’t recoup your costs unless you find your exact décor doppelganger. Bring an out-of-date bath up to speed with gleamingwhite walls whether via a fresh coat of white bath and kitchen paint or ceramic tile and new lighting. Buy neutral new shower curtains, a simple new bath mat and vanity set, and have fresh flowers in the room during open houses.

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Take down curtains

Dated window treatments need to come down, pronto (if it’s over 10 years old, get rid of it). If privacy isn’t an issue, just leave the windows bare to maximize natural light and make the room’s dimensions seem more generous. Otherwise, buy basic-issue cotton or linen drapes from Linens ‘N Things or another wellpriced retailer. Always tie drapes back during viewings and open houses.

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Put up mirrors

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Update porch hardware

Make small rooms appear bigger and dark rooms seem brighter by adding an attractive wall mirror. A boxlike dining room will benefit from a leaning floor mirror and an entranceway more welcoming with a console mirror. Increase your home’s curb appeal by updating the hardware on your front porch. Buy a doorknocker or bell, mailbox, kick plate, doorknob and lockset in a set or in complementary styles. Brushed nickel is a neutral finish

that will never date, while oil-rubbed bronze is another favourite.

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And the porch light

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Spiff up the front yard

Update your porch light to coordinate with the new hardware, if needed. They don’t have to be an exact match or even come from the same period, but the finishes and styles should look pleasing together. Refresh your front yard according to the season. In spring, summer and fall, trim back dead plants and foliage and plant attractive annuals or perennials in flowerbeds. In winter, keep the walkway shoveled and cut back any tree or shrub branches damaged by heavy snowfall. A pair of planters flanking the front door and filled with seasonal arrangements instantly conveys pride of ownership.

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Tend the backyard

Simple fix-its willmake the most of your existing yard layout. Replace any damaged boards on your deck or fence, and apply a fresh coat of paint, or stain and sealant if the finish needs it. Weed and groom your garden and add some perennials for colour when in-season. If kids’ toys are taking over the space, put some in storage.


November 22nd to December 6th, 2013

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Country bungalow sitting on a nice big lot, located just minutes north of Ingleside. 3 bed rms 2 bath, with hardwood and ceramic and a beautifully finished basement, along with a breeze-way and attached garage, this country property is perfect for a someone looking for a quiet place to raise a family!

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$399,999-Edwardsburgh-723 County Road #2waterfront 3 level bungalow with double walk-out incl in-law suite & over 3500 sq ft finished living space-5 bdrms-2.5 baths-Grand mstr bdrm with gas fireplace-Mainly hrwd flring-Paved driveSmall dock-Deck has incredible panoramic views of the shipping channel-Custom kitchen with centre island! www.aFantasticWaterfrontHome.com

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BROCKVILLE - NEW PRICE! 3 bdrm & 3 bthrm home on large lot in cul-de-sac-paved road; - dining rm & living rm combo w window seat and fireplace; kitchen, dining nook & family rm open concept with fireplace; wrap around verandah & large rear deck; master bdrm boasts large ensuite with 2 person Jacuzzi tub & separate shower & 2 sinks & walk-in closet; - office/den at front of house; - full unfinished basement waiting for your personal touch; just a few minutes west of Brockville in appealing neighbourhood. For Virtual Tour: www.bonniezeliczrealestate.com

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November 22nd to December 6th, 2013

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2bdrm, 2bth, unit which was fully updated. Modern kitchen w/breakfast bar to DR. Large patio doors off the living area lead to a professionally finished fenced-in backyard all done in interlocking brick. The basement was also professionally finished with a rec room and laundry area. Close to Merivale Mall, schools, resturants etc. Condo fees low at 271$/mth, hydro 60$/mth and Gas 70$/mth. An added bonus with this unit comes '2' parking spaces.

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16119 EAMER RD., SOUTH STORMONT - $199,700

Approx 64.47 acres of land mostly treed, with some cleared land for building a home. Long laneway in. New septic system installed in 2009. A dug well with plenty of water. Hydro in place. Natural severance separating 2 parcels of land (old new york city railway). Many trails and an old gravel pit in back. Main home needs extensive work. Approx 20 acres of mixed hardwood bush.

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Frozen pipes and ice dams: Cold weather culprits

By Jason Gadbois State Farm® agent

Have you ever had the misfortune of cleaning up a smelly, wet and very cold mess on a freezing winter day? I hope you haven’t and never do. Thousands of people, however, suffer through this nightmare every year because unprotected water pipes in their homes freeze and break. A more subtle destructive winter wonder is the phenomenon known as ice damming. Snow on your roof can lead to ice dams that damage the roof, gutters, walls, interior ceiling and even items inside the home. There are ways you can prevent frozen pipes and ice dams, simple solutions to avoiding the hassles and costs of cleaning and repairing your home.

The value of two minutes

Two minutes. That’s about as long as it takes to begin a small trickle of water

from your home’s hot and cold faucets and to open the doors of cabinets with water pipes running through them. Two weeks. That could be the length of time needed to find and hire contractors to tear out smelly, water-soaked carpet and wallboard, dry the remaining flooring of your house and replace all that might have been destroyed by flooding from burst, frozen pipes. An eighth-inch (three millimeter) break in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons (946 liters) of water a day, wrecking floors, furniture and keepsakes. As you can see, there can be a tremendous advantage to spending a couple of minutes taking simple, no-cost precautions to prevent frozen pipes. The saying, “time well spent,” is certainly an under-statement when you consider the soggy consequences of doing nothing. Here are a few additional steps to protect your home or apartment: - Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. - Use heat tape to wrap pipes. (Use only products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., and only for the use intended (interior or exterior). Closely follow the manufacturer’s installation and operation instructions. - Seal leaks that allow cold air inside, near where pipes are located. - Close air vents leading under the house. - Disconnect garden hoses and, if - practical, use an indoor valve to - shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets.

What are ice dams?

After several days of melting-freezing cycles, it’s common for the melted water and ice to work up under the shingles until water enters the attic and eventually does damage to the ceilings, wall and contents. In cases where the ice dam goes unnoticed for an extended period of time, it can do significant damage to the buil-ding and its contents. There’s no way to guarantee an ice dam won’t damage your home, but you can take steps to cut the chances of an ice dam forming in the first place: - Thoroughly clean all leaves, sticks and other debris from your home’s gutters and downspouts. - Make every effort to keep snow on your roof to a minimum.

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Long-handled devices on the market called “roof rakes” let you stand on the ground and pull the snow off the roof. Keeping heavy snow loads off your roof reduces the chances for both ice dam formation and roof failure due to the weight. All winter long, keep gutters and down spouts clear of snow and icicles. Evaluate the insulation and ventilation in your attic. Most experts agree the R-value of attic insulation should be at least R-30 (R-38 is preferable in northern climates).

For more information on these and other home safety tips, visit:statefarm.com®.


November 22nd to December 6th, 2013

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BAMBI MARSHALL Sales Representative

Direct: 613-498-6393 bambi_marshall@yahoo.ca

125 Stewart Blvd., Brockville Office: 613-342-9000 Fax: 613-345-2086

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Merry Christmas to all my past, present and future clients

SOLD!

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$182,900 MLS 78 Murray Street 139,900 MLS $189,900 MLS OPEN HOUSE! OPEN HOUSE! OPEN HOUSE! SAT., DECEMBER 7, SAT., DECEMBER 7, SAT., DECEMBER 7, 1+1 bedroom, corner lot 16 Elgin Street, 15 Frederick Street, OWNER WANTS 9:00-10:00AM 11:00-12:00PM 1:00-2:00PM South, Athens Johnstown with too many updates to IT SOLD! $324,900 MLS $283,900 MLS $144,900 MLS 3 bed, 1.5 bath. 3 bed, 1 bath. mention as well as wood 10 Victoria Ave., Brockville 2164 County Road 1346 Millwood ave, 653 Duke Street, MLS # 081982102613800 MLS # 070170102002701 22, Cardinal burning fireplace. 1 commercial spot Possibility Brockville Prescott 3 bed, 1 bath. MLS # 080201001030100 of 2 one bedroom apt., 3+1 bed, 2 bath, AG pool. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sold “AS IS” 1 bachelor, 2 room. MLS # 08020200520323 MLS # 070801001521200 MLS # 070170101019100 MLS # 080202004023700

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Merry Christmas to all my Friends, Associates and Clients.

10781 County Road 2, Iroquois Other listings

Lot 7 Conc 9 Branch Rd, Prescott...... $28,900 113 Churchill Rd, Prescott .................. $35,000 9 Tuttle Point, Prescott ...................... $109,900 991 Mackenzie Road, Prescott.......... $144,900 3716 County Road 2 Rd, Prescott .... $166,500 1846 County Road 2 Rd,, Brockville... $75,000 10 Tuttle Point, Prescott .................... $179,900 $146,900 $35,000 $157,500 $257,000 $144,900 4412 Lord Mills Road, Augusta 919 Mackenzie Rd, Prescott 26 Queen St, Chesterville.................. $179,900 991 Mackenzie Rd, Prescott 113 Churchill Rd, Prescott 235 Water St # 115, Prescott Raised ranch bungalow in rural Large 4 Bedroom Semi Detached Home. Dynamic Opportunity to own one of Large 4 Bedroom Semi Detached Waterfront 2 bedroom townhouse. 545 Duke St, Prescott ........................ $209,000 setting. 15 ACRES cleared. 3 + 1 All renovated. Beautiful finishings, and the world's fastest growing franchises. Home on street near schools and Completely renovated. Spacious Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath, Walk out Fully finished 10369 Hainsville Rd, Brinston........... $209,000 kitchen. Must be seen. Large private yard. Fortune 500 Business. Great income Basement, Custom Bar, 2 Car Garage, shopping. Very family oriented. kitchen. PRESCOTT PLACE. 4412 Lord Mills Rd, Augusta............. $257,000 ONground pool and hottub, fenced and decked. 45 Minutes to Ottawa. Close ot all amenities, potential for the right person. Inground Pool, Hot Tub. Front Affordable condo fees at $285 mthly. Main Floor Laundry. Public Road. Close to all 171 King St, Prescott......................... $349,900 MLS #873781 Porch area. Small Cul de sac area. including Shopping, marina, golf, downtown Minutes to all the town's historical Highways. 45 Minutes to Brockville. Includes 9 Adley Dr, Brockville ........................ $369,900 and churches. MLS #871406 Gazebo, Generator, all appliances. Carport. MLS #871168 sites. MLS #880200

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Merry Christmas and thank you to all my clients, friends and family! NEW LISTING

770 ST. JEAN STREET, CONDO #17, CASSELMAN

68 CHARLES STREET, CRYSLER

Beautiful split level condo in a fabulous Well established hardware store. setting! This home features open concept Offers all aspects needed; plumbing, kitchen/dining/living room on the main electrical, hardware, tools, paint, seasonal floor, then 2 great bedrooms items, kitchenware, propane refill station, and bathroom on the second level. giftware, sporting goods, lighting and Along with this comes in unit laundry fixtures, automotive, pet supplies, room as well as storage. electronics, cleaning supplies, Call today for detailed information! what more could you need?

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BUILDING LOTS

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2590 CTY. RD. 7, CHESTERVILLE

Beautiful bungalow ideally suited for first time buyers or downsizing! This 2 bedroom home features an updated kitchen with formal dining room, living room and a rec room, workshop and a great storage shed. All this sits on a beautiful lot just on the outskirts of town. This home is move in ready with many renos and updates including new roof, front door and some windows, decks, 12x28 shed and gas furnace. Call today to view this great property and make it your new home.

13660 COULTHART ROAD, CHESTERVILLE

Great opportunity awaits! This 3 bedroom home with an in-law suite also has a separate 1 bedroom unit! The main home features a great family room, dining room and 3 bedrooms, the in-law is very spacious with separate entrance, then escape to the backyard with hot tub, beautiful pond and lots of room.

WANTED: Country bungalow with at least 2 acres and under 200K

1114 GRAND AVENUE, CORNWALL

Beautiful 3+1 bedroom home sits on a quiet street close to all amenities. This home sits an a nice lot with room to relax in the back yard or head downstairs to the great family room.

Call Hilda 613-913-0891

Hilda Buiting,

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111-722 Pitt Street Cornwall K6J 3R9

Office: 613-938-3860 Direct: 613-913-0891 www.performancerealty.com hildabuiting@royallepage.ca

44 FRONT STREET, FINCH

Tired of working for someone else? This well established restaurant comes along with additional space for potential rental income. Then as you head to the back, you will find a recently renovated 3 bedroom apartment. There is too much to detail here, call today for more info!


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Liz’ Tips

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Christmas tips for last minute

Christmas is the season of giving and most everyone finds joy in giving. Giving, however, doesn’t necessarily mean giving “things”. It means giving of oneself: giving joy by Liz’ Tips spending time with a loved one, or a forgotten person tucked away in a care home or hospital. By: Liz Quinn of Design’in-Mind

Maximum Impact with Minimal Investment Brockville, Ontario

Family Photo: a memorable moment captured in a picture frame to match their décor. Some picture frame have a slide-in slot which makes it easy to update photos.

Don’t know what to buy a child or teenager? • Hockey tickets or theatre pass or…

• Start a new tradition: help them fill a gift bag for the needy family at Christmas: mitts & scarves & toys & canned goods. It will give them a sense of fulfillment knowing that their generous effort has helped someone less fortunate, which is what the Christmas season is all about. And they will fondly remember you as the person who got them started on this annual tradition.

Consider a visit to a care Keep in mind that most everyone prefers the simpler things home and bring cheer to a in life$and certainly a simple gift they can use rather than lonely person who has no something they’re going to shove into the back of the cupboard family close by. Their eyes will let you know how much come January 2nd ! joy your unselfish gift has To help you, here are some gift ideas for the special people, small brought them. & tall, on your list. By buying disposable gifts, the person is delighted with the thoughtful surprise and will be able to put it to Here are some safety tips when hanging your outdoor seasonal lighting: use immediatel

Candles: votives, tealights, or candlesticks - if you don’t know the • Power down: Before working with outdoor wiring, turn off the electricity to the supply outlet and unplug the connection. recipient’s colour scheme, buy a natural / cream colour to go with any décor and add some gold or silver metallic ribbon for a nice festive • Look for the CSA International certification mark: Ensure that touch. Allergies or sensitivities? Buy scent-free.. light strings, cords, spotlights and floodlights are certified by CSA International and marked for outdoor use or wet locations. Smoke Alarm and / or Carbon Monoxide detector: complete with fresh batteries

• Hang 'em high: When hanging lights outdoors, keep electrical connectors above ground, out of puddles and snow, and away from Music and favourite book & beverage: a favourite CD or DVD of metal eaves troughs. their Christmas favourites along with their most enjoyable coffees or teas, and perhaps a selection of mini bottles of liqueur (Kahlua, Baileys, • Don't nail it: Use insulated fasteners rather than metal nails or tacks Amoretto, etc)…setting the mood for a relaxing evening. You can buy to hold light strings in place. There are new easy pinch-style clips new books; however, a second-hand book store has a variety of great available at your favourite Hardware store; easy to clip onto books for a fraction of the cost. eavestroughs.

Various Mason jars filled with: nuts, dried apricots, sunflower seeds, • Be weather wise: Remove outdoor lights promptly after the holiday pine nuts, and mixture of unsalted peanuts for those on low or no-salt season to avoid damage caused by extended exposure to harsh weather diets, mixture of sugar-free candies & cookies for the diabetics on your conditions. list, dried cranberries, gluten-free products, granola, specialty rice, spices & herbs... The Bulk Barn & Natural Food Stores are excellent places to • Time it: Use an outdoor timer certified by CSA International to switch shop for everyone on your list. The jars can be refilled year after lights on and off. Lights should be turned on after 7 p.m. to avoid the year…and goes directly from the store to the cupboard to the table. electricity rush hour.

Baked goods: find out what their favourite treat is and either bake it • The right receptacles: Whenever possible, connect all outdoor or buy it fresh from the local pastry shop. Maybe an arrangement of diflighting into receptacles protected by weatherproof ground fault ferent squares or cookies for those who no longer bake. Keep in mind circuit interrupters (GFCI). These can provide protection from electric any peanut allergies.. shock by sensing ground leakage and cutting electrical power.

Cheese / meats / poultry / turkey: fresh and wholesome variety from your local butcher shop.

• Save $$$: Start your Christmas light show on December 1st and end it on January 15th. It will save you money, it will save hydro, and it will help save your planet. ~ If you cannot wait till Dec 1st to switch Gluten Free products: many local stores offer gluten-free products. on, then please give consideration to our veterans; wait until AFTER the November 11th memorial day. Decorative Christmas tray filled with specialty crackers / cheese / paté / cold cuts / fruit, complete with cheese knife & festive paper To reduce holiday “baking stress” and save time, here is an easy napkins cookie recipe to whip up when you have company coming and Soaps & hand towels: scented or unscented soaps in a decorative absolutely have no time to bake. glass dish & a couple of hand towels to complement their bathroom UNBAKED COOKIES - combine 2 cups sugar, 4 TBSP ml cocoa, 1/2 scheme. Sears offer personalized towels. cup butter and 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp Flowers: fresh or artificial poinsettia or a Christmas cactus or favourite of vanilla. Remove from heat. Blend in 3 cups Instant Oats and 1 cup plant…add miniature (or rice) red lights & wrap the pot in colourful grated coconut-optional. Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper or cutting board. Chill until firm. Eat, freeze or hide them. paper for a festive look. Your local Art Centre: a season’s pass or a ticket to their preferred show.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Christmas !


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Office: 613-342-9000

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