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TABLE OF CONTENTS

34 52 PUBLISHER’S LETTER....................................... 6

Daniela’s Hair Design............................................. 24

KIDS CAMPS ........................................................ 8

Allison’s Catering................................................... 34

COMMUNITY CALENDAR.............................. 10 FEATURES Walk off the Earth................................................... 14 Spring Has Sprung.................................................. 52

Southside Paint....................................................... 56 Century 21............................................................... 72 PHILANTHROPY Inspiring Kids Today............................................... 36

Recipes from local Chef Horst Summer................. 58

FITNESS & LIFESTYLE

Burlington Teen Band............................................. 64

Strength Training in Children................................. 61

TRAVEL Cruising................................................................... 19

Golf Courses: Offering More Than Just a Game.... 43 What’s an ORAC.................................................... 46

March Break Getaways .......................................... 20

AUTOMOTIVE

SHOPPING

Love those Sport Utility Vehicles........................... 67

Great Town Great Finds.......................................... 28

FINANCIAL

Home Shopping...................................................... 54

Challenges facing Women Investors....................... 74

BUSINESS

DINING

Epic Lazer Tag ....................................................... 23

Restaurant Guide..................................................... 78

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER It’s that time of year again for many of us. When we start to get ready for March break and wonder what we are going to do with the kids to keep them entertained. For some of us it means finding a camp for the kids while we are at work and for others who are blessed enough to be spending March break with the kids it means finding fun activities for the family. Flipping through this issue you will get some ideas for things to do. Local businesses have some great things going on for the break so be sure to get out and support our community. You will notice that our GREAT TOWN GREAT FINDS section has increased in size. If you ever come across a great find in town be sure to send it along so we can include it in future issues of the magazine. Thanks to the support of local businesses we have some great giveaways for our readers. We will be running contests regularly so be sure to check out our website and facebook page regularly for updates. Thank you again for your continued support.

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A March Break Camp designed to fine tune skills, build confidence, and spark excitement in a fun learning environment with power skating, high-tempo drills, strategic play, scrimmages and lots of fun! Time: 5 to 7 yrs., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m./8 to 12 yrs., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Milton Memorial Arena Cost: $185 - Includes an HSC Hockey Jersey Contact: www.hschockey.com Tel.: (416) 505-4349 Date: March 12 to 14

MARCH BREAK SKILLS CAMP

Henderson Hockey Training, skill development provider for the MMHA, presents its 3rd Annual March Break Skills Camp. This program is designed to be exciting and fun while providing participants with advanced teaching methods for all individual skills and game situations. Highlights include two hours on-ice daily, Monday to Friday. Time: 6 to 9 yrs., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m./ 10 to 15 yrs., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./10 to 15 yrs., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Iceland Arena, Mississauga Cost: Regular Price $250.00 + HST MMHA PLAYERS Special Offer – 10% off $225. 00 + HST Additional Sibling Discount – 10% off. Contact: www.hendersonhockey.ca/register.html or mike@hendersonhockey.ca Date: March 12 to 16 inclusive

SAFARI SCIENCE — FULL DAY

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Conservation area trip and The Ontario Science Centre Daily Camp Activities: Meet and learn about animals, Conduct science experiments (focus on the science of electricity), Make unique crafts (static snakes and more), Play active games. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended care available Location: Glen Abbey United Church, 1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville Cost: $279+tax per child (includes all trips, special guests, projects and transportation) Contact: www.safariscience.com, or (905) 901-4848 Date: March 12 to 16

PLANET KIDS MARCH BREAK CAMP

A program jam-packed with fun, exciting activities, from a live reptile show, to swimming, games, arts and crafts, recreational sports, outdoor play, special events and more. Campers are kept busy while parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are well-cared for by experienced Planet Kids camp staff. Rounding off the excitement, family and friends are invited to join in Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m., for the famous PK Talent Show, where campers and staff look forward to entertaining you! In addition to all the fun and excitement, our March Break program offers much convenience too, including Extended Care. Location: King’s Christian Collegiate, Oakville Cost: $200 plus tax Contact: www.planetkids.ca

HUNGER GAMES LOCK-IN

Calling all tributes! Do you have what it takes to win the Hunger Games? Test your survival skills: scavenging, archery, challenges and more. Bonus: cupcake decorating, like Peeta! Ages 12 to 16. Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Milton Library Cost: Free Contact: Myra Gibbs Tel.: (905) 875-2665, ext. 3254 Date: Friday, March 16


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Community MOONLIGHT SKI - HILTON FALLS Location: Hilton Falls Conservation Area, 4985 Campbellville Sideroad, Milton Time: 6:30 p.m. Info: Enjoy the winter wonderland at Hilton Falls (weather permitting). Guided ski to the Falls — approximately 1 1/2 hours. Campfire, hot chocolate. Cost: Adults - $17, Children - $11, Ski Rentals - $15 Tel.: (905) 854-0262 Date: Friday, March 9, 2012 HOME ALONE COURSE FOR 9 & 10-YEAR-OLDS Location: Milton Superstore, 820 Main St., E., Milton Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: St. John Ambulance course designed for 9 to 10-year-olds who are going to be home alone. Feel confident that your child is prepared to take care of themselves safely. Covers how to walk home alone, how to answer the phone, what to do if someone comes to the door, what to do during a storm, how to call 911, fire safety and basic first aid skills and more. Cost: $49/per person Tel.: (905) 469-9325 Website: www.sja.ca Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 MAPLE TOWNE - MOUNTSBERG CONSERVATION AREA Location: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup. Smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of maple candymaking and taste free candy samples. Cost: Regular park admission fees. Tel.: (905) 854-2276 Website: www.hrca.on.ca Date: March 3 - April 9 on weekends, holidays & daily during March Break (March 12 - 16)

Calendar NATIVE SWEET WATER PRESENTATIONS - CRAWFORD LAKE CA Location: Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Rd., Milton Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Taste complimenatry samples of cornbread dripping with maple syrup. Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed longhouses. Fun for Kids - free craft-making and discovery hunt with prizes. Cost: Regular park admission fees. Tel.: (905) 854-0234 Website: www.hrca.on.ca Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 INTRODUCTION TO CURLING Location: Milton Curling Club, 65 Millside Dr., Milton Time: 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Info: Interested in trying curling without making a commitment to a team? Milton Curling Club is offering introductory adult sessions. Space limited to 32 participants. Cost: $30/person for three sessions Contact: Pat Hall Tel.: (905) 878-3341 Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 JAZZ AT THE MUSEUM - RACHEL MELAS Location: Halton Region Museum, 5181 Kelso Rd., Milton Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Halton Region Museum Foundation continues its monthly jazz concert series featuring some of the finest jazz musicians from across the GTA and southern Ontario. Featuring: Rachel Melas, a fixture on the Canadian music scene for many years. Playing stand up bass since her teens, Rachel is equally at home in a wide variety of genres,

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from folk to Jazz to country, cajun and Klezmer/swing. Wheelchair accessible. Cost: $20 - light refreshments provided. Cash bar. Tel.: (905) 875-2200 ext. 27 Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS WORKSHOP Location: The John Howard Society, 193 Main St., Milton Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: Group workshops on computer & technology skills: Word documents, e-mails, internet searching, digital cameras etc. Employment readiness: resumes, cover letters, interviews. Individual times available on request, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Wednesdays) Cost: Free Contact: Avery or Kara Tel.: (905) 864-1306 Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 LAURIER LECTURE SERIES - LAURIER SINGERS Location: Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Info: Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to partner with the Town of Milton and the Milton Public Library to present “Laurier Singers.” Directed by Lee Willingham, Ed.D., Laurier Faculty of Music. The Laurier Singers, a 24 voice chamber choir, will explore historical and performance perspectives of choral music. Cost: Free Tel.: (905) 878-6000 Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 MILTON SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Location: Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton Time: 12 noon Info: Enjoy a complimentary lunch, courtesy of Chartwell Classics Oakville, followed by the 2012-13 elections. The Centre’s Advisory Board and staff will be available to answer members’ questions and listen to their ideas and suggestions regarding the Centre’s operation and activities. Advanced sign-up required. Also open to non-members. Tel.: (905) 878-1681 Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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RICHARD SCARRY’S BUSYTOWN - MILTON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS Location: Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton Time: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Info: Engage in this larger-than-life adventure featuring characters from the best-selling children’s books. Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair washroom and parking available. Recommended for ages 2 - 5. Cost: Adults - $23, Child/Student/Seniors - $18 Tel.: (905) 878-6000/1-866 257-0004 Website: www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 ANASTASIA - MILTON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS Location: Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton Time: 8 p.m. Info: Witness the fascinating story that has enchanted generations for over 90 years following the mystery surrounding the daughter of the fallen Tsar of Russia. Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair washroom and parking available. Cost: Adults - $37, Child/Student/Seniors - $33 Tel.: (905) 878-6000/1-866 257-0004 Website: www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 NEW PARENT WORKSHOP - ST. JOHN AMBULANCE Location: Milton Mall, 55 Ontario St., S., Milton Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Info: St. John Ambulance non-certificate workshop for new/soon-to-be parents and grandparents. Focuses on prevention, first aid, choking and CPR techniques used on infants and young children. Learn essential emergency skills, as well as hands-on active practice time. Cost: $35/person or $65/couple Contact: Renata Lecznar Tel.: (905) 469-9325 Website: www.sja.ca Date: Monday, March 19, 2012 BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER CO-OPERATIVELY WORKSHOP Location: Milton Sports Centre, 605 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Info: The Hamilton Halton Energy Awareness Team (HHEAT) presents the 3rd in its 2012 Workshop Series, entitled Principles of Co-op Promotion and Maintenance. 12

Featuring Peter Cameron, Co-op Development Mgr., Ontario Co-operative and Bill Thompson, Blue Green Canada. Learn the basics of developing the internal structure of your co-op’s team and formation of the steering committee, members and board of directors, co-op incorporation. Cost: Free Tel.: (905) 549-0900 Website: www.environmenthamilton.org Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 APPRENTICESHIP CAREER CONNECTIONS FAIR Location: 6900 Airport Rd., Hall 5, Mississauga Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Peel Halton Workforce Development Group presents its 2012 Apprenticeship Career Connections Fair. A one-day event for those interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the skilled trades. Cost: Free Contact: George Qiu Tel.: 905-306-9588 ext. 106 Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 MILTON CONCERT PRESENTATIONS - MUSIC OF THE BRITISH ISLES Location: Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton Time: 8 p.m. Info: Weston Silver Band, renowned for their exciting concerts & dazzling virtuoso soloists is Canada’s awardwinning 30-piece brass & percussion ensemble. The program explores the rich musical heritage of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Don’t miss this acclaimed British-style brass band, praised by critics as “stellar and entertaining.” Cost: Adults - $35, Child/Student/Seniors - $30 Website: www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca Date: Friday, March 30, 2012


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escribed on their Facebook page as “an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm”, Walk Off the Earth is not only the name of this Burlington band, but a command they seem to have followed to the letter. In case you haven’t heard (impossible), the five-member band from Burlington recently released their music video via Youtube, in which they play their cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know using one guitar simultaneously. The video went viral and has since garnered more than 50 million views from across the globe, including accolades from the likes of Alyssa Milano, Justin Timberlake, Russell Crowe, and Ryan Seacrest. Even Perez Hilton has lauded the band and a few weeks ago, they were invited to play live on Ellen.

The video upload is dated January 5, 2012 on Youtube. In less than a month after posting their video, Walk Off the Earth has performed on Ellen, and is now signed by Columbia Records. “Things are going so fast, we don’t realize what we’re doing. We do it, and then afterwards we look back and think...we just did Ellen!” Marshall’s enthusiasm is punctuated by the thoughtful pauses between his words as he goes over the events of the last few weeks. But most striking about our conversation is the profound respect the band members have for one another. Their cooperative spirit is embodied in the video that led Walk Off the Earth to international fame. The lyrics, the composition, the music in the recording studio and on stage are at all times collaborative. There is no room for heavy-headed egos. Everyone remains open-minded and everyone works towards the goal of achieving the best song possible. Their cohesion as a unit is evident. As individuals, they play multiple instruments, as well as bringing diverse vocal talents and writing abilities to their music.

Sitting down with three of the band’s five members— Marshall, Gianni Luminati and Sarah Blackwood—it’s easy to see why Walk Off the Earth are so easy to like. Their soft-spoken, genuine humility co-exists comfortably with the confident vision and talent they bring to their music. So how did all this happen? Marshall says that the band has been making music for six years. In that time, they’ve grown a healthy following of Youtube subscribers. Like other innovative artists of late, Walk Off the Earth used social media and Youtube to propel them into the spotlight. Member Gianni Luminati conceptualized the five people on one guitar cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. It took fourteen hours and over thirty takes to record the video in Gianni’s Burlington kitchen. Sarah Blackwood says they had all but given up when they recorded the version that turned out to be “the one”. They even recorded three or four more takes before going back and listening to the version that was eventually broadcasted.

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Lyrics and vocals are primarily by Gianni, Sarah and Marshall. Sarah also plays the Ukulele. While member Taylor (AKA The Bearded Man) brings his epic keyboard, piano and vocal talents, and member Joel Cassady lends his mad percussion and sampling skills. What is their sound? They’ve proven it is possible to be successful by reaching many demographics, rather than limiting themselves to one genre or style of music. Their songs include elements of Ska, Reggae, Rock and Alternative music, but their sound is very much their own, due to their self-imposed mandate to create in the moment and to use whatever elements are available to them, to remain open-minded. There is no convention, that is the key to Walk Off the Earth. Fans of the band were treated to one example of the innovative creativity that makes this band so special in Wiarton recently. The band had forgotten their shaker. No problem. Member Gianni went to a local convenience store and purchased Tic Tacs to stand in for the missing instrument. Sarah also talks about

a piece of scrap metal they once fixed to their piano to use like a snare drum. The sound was cool. This is a band that knows when to compromise, and when not to. Though Sarah admits that their busy schedule and newfound fame require more structure than they are used to, they are very happy with their contract with Columbia Records, whom they say have been incredibly accommodating and liberal, granting the band full creative license to produce their music as they see fit. A task Halton’s Walk Off the Earth is more than up to. And what does Gotye think of their cover of Somebody That I Used to Know? Marshall says that they’ve exchanged emails and that Gotye had only nice things to say. Look for Walk Off the Earth’s studio-recorded album to be released this summer, with their concert tour to commence soon after the album’s release. Photo credit is: Erin Blackwood and Shawn Van Daele.

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Cruising has never been more popular or affordable. If you’re not sure about cruising versus an all-inclusive vacation, just do the math. On a cruise vacation, your meals, accommodations, entertainment, and most activities are included in the fare. It’s easy to stick to your budget. Plus, on a cruise you get to visit many different ports of call. Unpack once and settle in for a journey that takes you anywhere in the world you want to go. At the end of the day, you retreat to a floating resort to enjoy fabulous cuisine and world-class entertainment, before getting lulled to sleep at sea. Cruises are designed for all ages, and picking the right ship and itinerary are critical; and that is where an experienced travel agent is essential. Whether you love to lie back and relax or participate in a lot of activities, there is a cruise line for everyone. Once popular with an older crowd, cruising now encompasses so many activities that young couples, families, singles, corporate business groups and even multi-generational families seek out all that cruising has to offer. Best of all, more casual attire is

the standard on most cruise lines, but guests can dress up and not feel out of place if that is their preference. Love means different things to different people, but no matter who you ask, they are sure to agree that a special setting in which to share that love makes it that much more meaningful. And few settings can compete with the romantic atmosphere aboard a cruise ship. Whether it’s waking up to breakfast in bed, indulging in a couples’ massage, sitting down to a candle-lit dinner, or watching a breathtaking sunset from the ship deck, romance is in the air and it’s the perfect place to spend time with the one you love. It’s also a fabulous venue for weddings!

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to deciding on colours, decorations, menus, the number of guests and where the sacred event will take place. Your wedding is something that should give you great joy, so why not leave it to the professionals: the only thing you need to do is show up! And where better to tie the knot than aboard a fabulous cruise ship in the destination of your choice?


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Although everyone loves a break from the routine of school and work, the last thing you need to hear is a constant refrain of “I’m bored!” from your kids during vacation time. If you take advantage of even one of the following suggestions, you’re pretty much guaranteed to never once hear those dreaded words.


Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls Experience the unbridled joy of childhood once again when you visit this huge, unique vacation spot, complete with indoor water parks, interactive games, and cabin-inspired suites. Every aspect of Great Wolf Lodge is designed for families, and almost every activity is good for every age. The rides are exciting, but even grandparents can enjoy themselves. There are swimming pools and hot tubs, arcades and waterslides, and enough activities to keep everyone happily occupied from morning to night. Toddlers may get tired, and you might need a break as well too, so the Lodge has you covered there, with Storytimes and Child Care available throughout the day. And when hunger strikes, there are plenty of places to eat, from an extravagant breakfast and dinner buffet to lunch diners that offer a variety of snack foods. There are also spas for both kids and adults, a fitness centre, and gift shops. Book for just your family or get together with numerous families and make it an annual outing. Trust us when we say you’ll want to go back more than once. Visit www.greatwolf.com for more information.

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care are sure to make a cruise vacation one the entire family can enjoy.

Maybe you’re looking for something a little more laid back this March Break, and a family cruise could be just your ticket. Gone are the days when cruises were designed only for older, retired couples. No matter your destination, be it the Caribbean or the Arctic, virtually every cruise line now offers outings specifically for families. Just imagine: Everything your family needs for a restful and yet adventurous vacation can be found all in one place, with a crew of trained staff waiting to attend to all their needs. Food, activities galore, and even child

Aboard today’s modern cruise vessels, there’s a major focus on having activities and facilities for every age group, from spa facilities and shows to fitness rooms. You can relax knowing that your children are being well taken care of. With a dedicated youth staff, great facilities and lots of other kids, your children are bound to have a dream vacation too. Shipboard activities for children are both educational and fun. Royal Caribbean offers a program called “Mad Science” that allows kids to take part in fun and cool

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science experiments and activities, such as building rockets that they launch when they go the cruise line’s private island. Princess has programs designed by the California Science Center and the National Wildlife Federation that focuses on environmental education about the areas they visit. Princess’s environmental education program in Alaska has won an award from the National Park Service. Visit www.familycruises.com for more information.

Ski Resorts For a more adventurous, outdoorsy and athletic family vacation, be sure to investigate a skiing getaway. Ontario and Quebec offer a wide range of resorts that cater to all levels of skiers, from the novice to the expert. Even if you’re not completely enamoured with shooshing down the slopes, there’s always cross country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours and hiking trails to explore. Ski resorts often have great family deals and specials going on, so now is the time to take advantage of a fun outdoor vacation right in your own backyard. Resorts also have the added bonus of housing an entire little village right at your fingertips, offering a variety of restaurants, shops, shows and other activities to enjoy after a fun-filled day on the slopes. Let’s face it, we live in a wintry country — maybe it’s time to stop fighting the snow, embrace the cold weather and make the most of it! No matter which vacation you choose to experience this March Break, remember it’s not all about the destination, it’s all about having fun, quality time with the most important people in your life — your family! Visit www.skiontario.ca or www.quebecskitrips.com for more information.

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Lazer Tag Business offers Epic Experience Tired of the same old boring birthday parties? Looking for a fun outing for a group of friends? Milton’s Epic Lazer Tag is determined to provide something different, exciting and definitely epic. “We always had to go outside Milton for this kind of experience,” says owner Marco Antonio Jativa. “I finally just decided it was time to bring laser tag to Milton, and the response has been wonderful.” Opening in July 2011, the business has a thriving birthday party clientele, hosting parties for children ages six and up. But even adults love the game, and often partake in Marco’s tournaments. The space is large, clean and modern, with four party rooms, a disco ball, four-person air hockey tables — the first in Canada —, Wi-Fi, video games and a snack bar. In short, something for everyone, even parents who are waiting for their children to finish up. The laser tag area itself is set up as a maze with neon lights, music and even fog cover. Epic Lazer Tag has nine employees — all trained in CPR,

and excellent with children — and Marco was determined to make the business a true local one, using all local merchants in the original construction. With two children of his own, Marco understands the importance of making his business as kid-friendly as possible. In fact, it was his older son who first suggested opening a laser tag business in town, and Marco never looked back. “It’s a good physical activity,” he says. “The kids are moving constantly, having fun and having a great time.” And no matter when you visit, you’ll find Marco there. “My goal is to make customers happy. I want everyone to have a great time and to want to come back again and again.” Epic Lazer Tag offers a variety of birthday party packages sure to fit everyone’s budget. It is also open all of March Break week, so if you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment, be sure to check it out! Epic Lazer Tag is located at 290 Bronte St. S., Milton. Tel.: (905) 636-1616. Website: www.epiclazertag.ca 23


s t n e i l C s e k a M s ’ a l e i Dan e m o H t a t h g i Feel R With a brand new location and some new stylists on staff, Daniela’s Hair Design is ready to welcome both existing and new clientele at its Grand Opening, Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Born and raised in Milton, owner Daniela has been in the hair design business for 38 years, and she still loves coming to work each and every day. “I love what I do,” she says. “If I’m ever having a bad day, it’s not about the job.” And it’s easy to feel relaxed and happy in the new location, a good move after seven years in the LaRose Bakery plaza. The salon is bright and friendly, offering a welcoming atmosphere to everyone who walks through the door. “We want people to want to come back,” says Daniela. “We build relationships here with our clients. We educate ourselves and we do a good job, and we perform just hair-related services. We do one thing and we do it well because we focus on our passion: hair.”

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“We all have our strengths, but we’re all creative and do an excellent job,” says Daniela. “Also, because we’ve been around so long, we offer older services as well, including roller sets. We service clients of all ages, and everyone feels comfortable here.” with personalized shaping and trimming, and a wide range of excellent styling products all used and endorsed by Daniela’s staff.

On hand to help clients look and feel their best are junior stylist Kira, barber and stylist Reno, and senior stylists Daniela, Jackie, Connie, Ellen and Cathy. “We all have our strengths, but we’re all creative and do an excellent job,” says Daniela. “Also, because we’ve been around so long, we offer older services as well, including roller sets. We service clients of all ages, and everyone feels comfortable here.”

Be sure to visit the salon yourself during the Opening to meet the wonderful staff, have coffee and snacks, plus contribute to the Salvation Army food barrel, which Daniela is hosting from March 6 to 30 in an effort to give back to the community she loves. Daniela’s Hair Design is located at 9105 Derry Rd., Unit 1, Milton, in the interior of the complex. Tel.: (905) 878-1530.

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www.allisonscatering.com Perfect Pies and Superb Soups, Comfort Foods from Across the Globe Some people just exude warmth. A positive energy that permeates every bit of what they do and who they are. The owners of Allison’s Gourmet Catering—Barb and Doug Vaux—are two such people. Comfort foods are on the menu as March comes in like a lion with its last wintry blast. What could be more comforting than a perfectly baked meat or vegetarian pot pie? “Wherever we travel, if there is a restaurant that features chicken pot pie, we’re all over it. Let’s taste it, let’s see how it compares to ours. I still come home to ours and say it is the best,” says Barb. Their family recipes for chicken and beef pot pie are passed down from Barb’s grandmother. The beef pot pie begins with beef tenderloin braised in red wine as the foundation for this fine recipe. These gourmet pies are complemented by the most delicate, delectable flaky pastry imaginable. Employees are a part of the family at Allison’s Gourmet Catering and their contributions to recipes are a valued component of the company’s success. In staying with the current wishes and needs of customers, Barb and Doug source out the freshest local ingredients as well as local seasonal produce. Each pie is made lovingly; chock full of fresh vegetables, locallysourced meats, and a harmonious blend of herbs and flavours (herbs grown in their kitchen). The pies can also be made with gluten-free crust. Diverse vegetarian recipes are a focus this year, and Barb and Doug have researched the best vegetarian recipes to bring to their pot pie dishes. They even spent a whole weekend at their cottage doing nothing but cooking vegetarian recipes to their satisfaction before offering the dishes on their menus.

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If your tastes are more eclectic, there are pies for you too. The contemporary curry pot pie is a marvel of creamy curry flavour in an otherwise traditional chicken pot pie. Their renowned tourtiere (a traditional Quebecois meat pie) is another recipe inherited, and it is now a regular offering due to its popularity during the Christmas holidays. Barb says tourtiere has become a big hit for corporate luncheons throughout the year. Barb talks about tourtiere as one of those recipes that changes from family to family. She and Doug like it with ketchup, some people like it with chow chow—a sweet tomato and onion chutney—and they share anecdotes about some families pouring maple syrup over their meat pie. Where do the anecdotes come from? Their customers turned friends, their staff whom they regard as family and the many local farmers and suppliers they’ve cultivated bonds with over their many years of catering and event planning in Milton. Doug says that two years ago when they brought their first pies to the Milton’s Farmer’s Market, they sold over fifty within two hours. Now people come looking for them at the farmer’s markets in Milton and Aberfoyle. Today their comfort food offerings have evolved to include soups with flavours from all over the world. Hearty North African, or Thai Carrot, Fire Roasted Tomato are but a few of their cosmopolitan soup offerings. The colours, the smells, the flavours are as diverse and warm as the people bringing them to us. Allison’s has been a Milton fixture for many years. With close to fifty local corporate clients and countless events catered and organized by Allison’s annually, this family-oriented business manages to stay on top of current trends in food, while still celebrating time-honored recipes passed down from family members. Whether you are looking to plan a lovely supper, cater a baby shower, a housewarming, a birthday party, a corporate event, or a large wedding, Allison’s Gourmet Catering has a customized menu to suit your specific needs and interests. All it takes is one taste of their pies and soups to appreciate the warmth and passion they bring to their recipes.

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FINDING A CHAMPION “Never give up, try again,” has been James D. Scott’s mantra since he was five years old. He has been training, playing, writing, learning and having fun with the goal of chasing and catching his dreams. In the meantime, he hopes he can develop his own legacy of inspiring, motivating and educating kids and adults to be the best they can be. Now, at age 10, James’ new book, Finding the Champion in You, is a community project in collaboration with other kids, teens, parents, professionals, educators, authors, and business owners. James wants to impress upon kids and adults that the future can be bright and that they can hope for a better tomorrow, by working each and every day to find the champion inside of them.

“I really think that James telling his story and message will have a profoundly positive effect on youngsters and adults alike. Too often kids are being told what to think and do. Giving James the opportunity to share his story will make kids feel empowered to make positive changes and choices for themselves.”

James would like to thank Alison, Dan and the Team at Backspin Marketing Group for representing and supporting him on this journey. Backspin is a full service ad agency based in Burlington (www.backspingroup.com) and has been instrumental in the design and maintenance of James’ website, webstore and several marketing activities. A recent addition to James’ Team is Nels and the wonderful people at Velux, visionaries and huge supporters of community initiatives. Velux is a global company founded on a vision of day-

“I really think that James telling his story and message will have a profoundly positive effect on opportunity to share his story will make kids feel empowered to make positive changes and

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YOU! James D. Scott light, fresh air, and quality of life and manufactures a wide range of products designed to contribute to sustainable, energy-efficient, healthy and bright living environments. Visit Velux at www.velux.ca, or call them directly at 1-800-888-3589. James boxes with ReeBok* CrossFit* Firepower and is inspired by his trainer/ coach Jen and by the owners of this great Milton Club, Andrea and George. This has been a great training experience for James, especially in helping to build his upper body strength, coordination and flexibility. Jen is taking on new clients and is interested in working with kids and adults who are open to this challenge. If you’re looking to get back in shape

youngsters and adults alike. Too often kids are being told what to think and do. Giving James the choices for themselves.� Michelle, Crafty Corner

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but can’t face going to a gym, have lost interest in your regular routine, think you don’t have time to exercise, or are looking to get faster or stronger in your sport, come out for a complimentary visit. It’s not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize cardio and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. James is also an ambassador for DriveWise. DriveWise Milton and Maple offers the best in Driver Education and Road Safety Programs, understanding the individual needs of students, seniors, clients, and the community. DriveWise provides fleet training that is cost effective and cost saving. Driving is a skill you learn once, so make the wise choice and choose DriveWise. If you have any questions about the programs offered by DriveWise, please contact Nancy directly at 905-875-0480, or visit them online at www.drivewise.ca. James’ personal youth development started at age five when he joined Taekwondo. Since then James has trained for almost six years and has accomplished both a 1st degree Black Belt, and most recently passed his testing for his 2nd degree Black Belt. James is a member of the Dragon Taekwondo Academy. The Dragon Taekwondo Academy program helps students develop self-confidence, discipline, and control while providing better health, flexibility and knowledge of self defense. Come out for a free lesson and get involved.

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introductory soccer programs for 4-year-olds, and competitive playing opportunities for youth U8 to U18. Milton Magic is committed to providing quality soccer programs, delivered by professional staff and coaches to the boys and girls of Milton. In order to help get his message out, James wants to become more proficient at public speaking. As a result, Mr. Vishal Badiani is working with James to help him in this regard. As a Real Estate Agent in Milton, Vishal specializes in buying and selling homes in Milton. Vishal also has extensive years of experience working in the Banking industry as well as working internationally in Australia, Los Angeles and Dubai. Call him directly at (416) 356-7399, or e-mail vishal@royallepage.ca.

We invite you to send in inspiring stories to James at inspiringkidstoday@live.ca

James loves soccer and is very excited to be training and playing on the under-11 Rep Team Milton Youth Soccer Club (Milton Magic), Milton’s premier soccer club association for many years. Milton Youth Soccer Club is a not-for-profit community-based soccer club that offers a wide range of programs to youth and adults, including House League recreational programs,

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Granite Ridge Golf Club

slithers across and through mounds and dunes, the CopperHead sinuously meanders through

Granite Ridge Golf Club is located on the Niagara

woodlands, and the nine-hole Rattler course

Escarpment. This 36-hole facility offers challenging

distills characteristics of both.

layouts that can play up to 6,500 yards.

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architects Rene Muylaert and Dick Kirkpatrick, Granite Ridge opened its doors to the public on July 1, 1996. The architects designed a userfriendly course with playability and tournaments in mind. Quick undulating greens, menacing water hazards and most of all superior customer service await you and your invited guests.

Trafalgar Golf & Country Club, A private championship 18 hole golf course is situated on 155 acres of land in rural Milton. Members never tire of this Robbie Robinson designed golf course with its beautiful layout and

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impressive clubhouses in Canada dominating

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the property, RattleSnake Point Golf Club is any

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sets of tees. If you like walking, Trafalgar is the

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Halton Country Golf and Banquet Hall

Piper’s Heath

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renowned golf course architect Graham Cooke,

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handcrafted a walkable 5,200 to 7,054-yard,

beautiful forest of the Niagara Escarpment and an

par-72 layout that has its own Old World Charm.

Executive 9-Hole Golf Course, located alongside

There is a spiritual quality at Piper’s Heath that

the Bruce Trail. Our award winning country-styled

connects the ebb and flow of the rumpled

Club House, first-class Pro Shop and state-of-

landscape from hole to hole. Fairways rise and

the-art practice facility will cater to golfers and

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square tee boxes, innovative linear bunker lines,

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wide, generous golf corridors and elegant plateaued greens are all found throughout the site. Three watercourses thread their way into play adding drama and allure. Tel.: (905) 864-1025 www.pipersheath.com

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ORACS vs. FREE RADICALS… Let the Battle Begin!

By: Gina M. Bello For years now, the media has been consistently educating us about the need to supplement our diets with more vitamins, minerals, and especially ANTIOXIDANTS. So it’s safe to assume that nowadays many people are aware of what antioxidants are, and are aware of what the benefits are of having more of them in our diets. Recently what is becoming more prevalent is talk of the ORAC scores of antioxidants, foods with anti oxidative properties and supplements. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or “ORAC score” is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. Scientists believe that foods higher on the ORAC scale are more readily absorbed and will more effectively neutralize free radicals. Does that mean that taking a supplement with a higher ORAC score or eating foods that have a higher ORAC score requires eating or ingesting less of it and experience the benefits much quicker? From inception of this procedure, some information points to it being first developed by US scientists at the National Institute of Aging in the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Other reports indicate that the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre first developed the method for measuring ORAC scores of foods and supplements in 1992.

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facilities’ labs and ORAC scores in nutritional supplements are being used by manufacturers to gain consumers’ attention in marketing their products. The question is can this information be trusted? Should we let this information carry more weight in our buying decisions? Does it make more sense to choose to eat more blueberries over strawberries because the former has a higher ORAC value? Should we take supplement “X” over “Y” because of its ORAC score? Currently, there isn’t an industry standard by which the ORAC measuring procedure must comply with for determining the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) scores of foods and supplements. Factors that effect results are: 1) the growing conditions of fruits and vegetables can yield different ORAC values; 2) cooking or freezing foods can affect an ORAC score; and 3) its absorption capacity, which is the ultimate goal – can effectively nullify an ORAC score. So it may be difficult to know exactly how nutritional supplements are processed and know how foods were grown. ORAC scores touted by manufacturers and suppliers in their marketing ads will make them sound really good, and better than their competitors. But does that make those products more effective, and better for us? No single antioxidant protects all body systems. Each has its own protective properties for specific body parts or functions. Look for products that combine two or more of the vital nutrients listed above. Not only will you reap more benefits by taking a variety of antioxidants in one supplement, but it’s also more convenient than taking several different products separately. The Canada Food Guide’s recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies is between 7 – 10 servings for adults. Some of the best sources for antioxidants are from phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in plants foods and not just from supplements. Dark leafy greens and brightly coloured plant foods have higher ORAC scores.

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DeLaet With numerous impressive accolades to his credit, Saskatchewan-born pro golfer Graham DeLaet is a true Canadian success story. He first picked up a club at the tender age of three and hasn’t looked back since. Raised in Weyburn and Moose Jaw, DeLaet attended Boise State University, racking up 10 collegiate tournaments. He was on the Canadian development golf team, organized by the RCGA from 2005 to 2006, and finished second as an amateur in the 2005 Edmonton Open. He started playing regularly with his parents at the age of seven, then at the Weyburn Golf Club by 13. You could say he truly loves the game. “I began my professional career on the Canadian Tour, where early on it was a struggle,” says DeLaet. “You get caught up in playing to make the cut, as opposed to winning.”

He turned things around, however, with a win in Montreal and his career began to take off from there. In 2009 Graham played on six different tours, earning money on each one: PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Gateway Tour, Canadian Tour, Sunshine Tour, and European Tour, the highlight being earning his PGA Tour card later that year at Q School. Other career highlights include winning Rookie of the Year honours on the Canadian Tour for 2007. DeLaet has won three events on the Canadian Tour: the 2008 Desjardins Montreal Open, the 2009 ATB Financial Classic and the 2009 Canadian Tour Players Cup. Plus, he was the Player of the Year for 2009 on the Canadian Tour. In the fall of 2009, DeLaet began his qualifying run for the PGA Tour at the second of three stages, and qualified through his 72-hole event, advancing to

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the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, where the top 25 finishers would obtain their 2010 PGA Tour cards. He finished 18th and was a PGA Tour rookie for the 2010 season. Sponsors, of course, always play in important role in the sporting career, and DeLaet is very grateful to Titleist, RBC, BMW, Sligo and Oakley, specifically. “Individually and collectively they play an integral role in my career,” he says. “They function as part of the Graham DeLaet team. I have been with Titleist my entire pro career and they have been critical to my success. In a game where equipment matters so much, I’m very thankful to have Titleist in my corner. Sligo, a great, young Canadian company, is a new partner, and they supply me with my on course apparel, an amazing product with a style and feel that suits me perfectly. RBC, BMW and Oakley all very special as well. So, proud to be a part of the RBC golf program. They do so much for golf in Canada and I’m very appreciative of their support. BMW also a great partner, and I’m proud to be associated with such a strong global brand.” DeLaet’s sports representation is also very important to him. “I hit it off with everyone at Landmark Sport Group right off the bat,” he says. “They showed real interest in working with me and I liked their enthusiasm. With Landmark, it’s not just a professional relationship, but I have also developed friendships with my agents.” And, of course, no golfer is complete with his caddie, and in DeLaet’s case, Basil van Rooyen. He came highly recommended with the credentials to back it up, beginning his career in 1984 caddying in Europe. In 1989 he moved to the United States and worked on several different Tours, including the South Africa, Asia and PGA Tours. Over the span of his career he has caddied for more than 70 players, including Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Frank Nobilo, David Frost, John Daly and now, Graham DeLaet. He has 40 career wins under his belt and he hopes to add many more with Graham.

“We have a terrific on-course chemistry,” says DeLaet. “A good caddie is invaluable to the success of a pro golfer. There are so many great caddies out there, but the key is finding the caddie that understands the golfer and his game.” Through his already impressive career, DeLaet remains appreciative and supportive of his ties with his home country.

“I’m really supportive of what Golf Canada is doing,” he says. “I have a great relationship with Golf Canada and I’m also part of their new membership program.”

FUN FACTS Favourite “golf” movie: Tin Cup Graham DeLaet

Favourite golfer that inspired you to follow your dream: Mike Weir If that is a professional golfer, have you played with or met them? I have played with Mike What do you do to unwind? I love spending time with my wife at home in Boise. I also love fishing and watching Boise State football games, and Calgary Flames games. What are your thoughts about golf returning to the Olympics (2016) for the first time since 1904? It’s exciting. The opportunity to represent your country is extremely special. This is great for the game globally.

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“blue is strong this season” says Marnie Warman, owner of both Burlington and Oakville’s innovative Interior Design House. “Anything from navy to turquoise, in fabrics or glassware, lamps and pillows.”

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It’s that time of year again, when the snow has finally started to melt, when the flowers have finally started to bloom, and you finally start to redecorate your home with a fresh, new look. If you’re feeling unsure, never fear: we have plenty of positive advice to make it happen!

Spring is the traditional season of rebirth and renewal, and what better way to refresh your life than in your home, where you spend so much of your time? Colour is the best and easiest way to make a change, and there are a lot of stimulating colour combinations available this season: apple greens, neutrals and shades of grey are just a few to choose from. “Patterns are popular now, but I advise to not go too crazy,” says Marnie. “Maybe have a more neutral couch, and decorate with patterned pillows, for instance. It’s always easier to change the pillows than change the entire couch if you tire of the pattern!” For those who are intimidated by the sometimes daunting world of decorating, Marnie assures us that there is something for everyone out there at the moment: be it French country, sleek modern, shabby chic, an eclectic mix or something in between, feel free to experiment with colours and styles right now. And never feel afraid to approach a professional designer for assistance. “Our whole job is to pair things together, and not necessarily in a matching way, but in a way that reflects our client’s needs and desires,” says Marnie.

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New and popular furniture and decorating lines this season include Caracole (www.caracolehome.com) and Libby Langdon (www.libbylangdon.com), both of which feature a wide range of beautiful and interesting design styles for all tastes. As for accessories, Marnie suggests tones of turquoise and white for a very fresh spring-like feel in the home. If your tastes travel to the more simplified, there’s something out there for you, too. “It’s just a great time to be looking at changing your style,” says Marnie. “There is so much versatility out there. Everything from bling and crystal studded chairs to simple unframed, stretched-canvas art. From wallpaper to paint, upholstered headboards to ready-made bedding and drapery. There are no wrong answers!”

Interior Design House is located at 4047 Fairview St., Burlington. Tel.: (905) 634-3439, and 500 Speers Rd., Oakville. Tel.: (905) 339-3439. Website: www.interiordesignhouse.com

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More Colours Than Ever Before from Benjamin Moore “The retailers who take on Colour Stories will really qualify as paint mixologists, because the process requires such infallible accuracy” Benjamin Moore already has the most extensive selection of colours—some 3,000-plus. But, that has not stopped the revered paint company from developing an all-new palette of 240 exceptional, eye-candy hues that it has named Colour Stories, now available at your local Benjamin Moore store Southside Paint & Wallpaper located on Thompson Rd. South of Derry in the Metro plaza. These colours have a greater clarity, purity and are richer than conventional colours, because they are formulated with more pigments in very precise, exacting amounts. Tara Ford, Owner and Decorator at Southside Paint & Wallpaper is excited to bring this colour palate to her clients. “Warm greys and watery blue hues are translated beautifully in the colour stories collection and it allows

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a larger selection of those colours my clients are looking for.” Tara does in-home colour and décor consultations, recommending more than just colour, including furniture placement, and recommending accents such as art, mirrors and lighting. Unlike other pigments or colourants, Benjamin Moore’s are zero-VOC. Uniquely, the company makes its own colourants and assures this standard is upheld. So, when the colourants are added to Aura, which is the only paint formulation being offered for Colour Stories and is the brand’s ultimate performance product, the paint remains low-VOC, under 50 grams per liter. “Milton is responding really well to Colour Stories and the colours truly are special,” says Ford. Each Colour Stories colour is much like a secret recipe. Only select authorized


Benjamin Moore retailers will be equipped to mix them and, without knowing the correct colourant ratios, these hues are impossible to duplicate. “The retailers who take on Colour Stories will really qualify as paint mixologists, because the process requires such infallible accuracy,” says Ray Gomez, Benjamin Moore’s director of colour marketing. The exquisite, scrumptious colours in this new palette are best appreciated once the paint is applied and dried. They create depth, overtones, nuance and luminosity not found in ordinary paints. Lighting, especially, interacts with Colour Stories colours to yield a visual dynamic that can be an unexpected treat. Natural morning light will affect it one way, artificial or indirect light another, causing the colour to take on different characteristics and appearances daylong. The shifting tonal readouts add vitality to a décor that paint never has fully contributed to previously. Visit Southside Paint & Wallpaper today, check out the brand new Colour Stories palate and get expert advice you won’t find anywhere else. Southside Paint & Wallpaper is located at 1030 Kennedy Circle South of Derry in the Metro Plaza. Tel.: 905-864-0665. Visit them on Facebook at Southside Paint & Wallpaper Benjamin Moore or go to www.southsidepaint.ca.

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It’s been said that, “One cannot

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Directions: Preheat your oven to 350F for 15 minutes. Blind bake the pie shell until light golden brown colour with no ingredients in it. To blind bake properly, take a piece of parchment paper and cut it to a round circle the size of the pie crust. Lay inside the shell and cover with a layer of dried navy beans. This helps keep the perfect shape of the shell while it is baking. Allow to cool. While you are waiting for the pie crust to bake, cut the fresh leeks into julienne (size of a wooden match stick). Wash twice in running cold water to get rid of all the sand, then strain out the water. Cut your onions into julienne the same size as the leeks. In a wok or frying pan sauté the leeks, onions and garlic until lightly cooked with no browning or colour. Place the sautéed leek mixture in the pie shell. Pie shell should be almost full to the top with the leek mixture. It will take about 3-4 leeks (1 large bunch) to do this, and you can use

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Crack the six eggs in a bowl and add the 35% Cream. Add a tea spoon of salt and 2 pinches of pepper. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Put your pie shell, full of the leek mixture on a baking sheet close to your oven. Pour in the egg mixture so that it is almost to the top of the pie shell. Carefully place the quiche in the oven, making sure not to spill out any egg mixture. Bake the quiche, at 350F, for about 20-30 minutes. You will know that it is done when the egg mixture starts to rise out of the pie shell by about 1â&#x20AC;? just like a balloon. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then cut and serve. To kick it up a notch you may grade up some of your favourite cheese and sprinkle it on top after the quiche has been in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. I discovered this dish while on a tour of the Alsatian city of Strassbourgh in eastern France. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and like me discover that each region of France has itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own quiche recipies.

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STRENGTH TRAINING

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Everywhere we turn, we notice an increased emphasis on keeping in good health through regular exercise, eating right and maintaining an overall healthy and active lifestyle. This is especially true due to a recent awareness regarding the increasing percentage of overweight and obese children today.

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growing problem of childhood obesity, but it can also help to decrease the chance of injury in children who become involved with sports. By teaching youth the importance and advantages of health and fitness at early ages, it is possible to have a positive impact on the obesity epidemic which is sweeping across the world. Resistance training in youth can also improve self esteem and social aspects of life which can contribute to better focus in education.â&#x20AC;?

One of the tools used and incorporated in part of a healthy exercise routine, and one that is often overlooked, especially in children, is strength training (also known as resistance training). There is an increasing amount of research being done on the importance and, more importantly, the benefits of using resistance training machines to safely build strength and muscles in children. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it has been shown through research that resistance training cannot only help reduce the

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The Canadian Pediatric society has also stated that resistance training is a tool they use with their patients to help improve the movement in their pediatric patients that suffer from cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy as well as burn victims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Increase in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s muscular strength has been attributed primarily to neurological adaptations due to the disproportionately higher increase in muscle strength in muscle size,â&#x20AC;? according to Canadian Pediatric. We at Cirque du Play also firmly believe that if you start to develop good fitness habits in children early on and make exercise fun for them, it becomes something they enjoy and look forward to rather than a chore to do when they get older. The majority of gyms around the country were not designed with children in mind. Cirque du Play was created with the goal of developing the ideal fitness environment for children. Children have always been the main focus and priority of this facility and all the fitness machines are specifically designed for children. We have a complete set of hydraulic training machines for children. Each machine was designed to target a specific muscle group. The hydraulic circuit training system helps children and youth to build endurance,

stamina, coordination and helps with muscle tone. It is safe, easy to use and above all, fun! At Cirque du Play we combine cardio exercises with resistance training for children to ensure that they have a complete workout. We have a rotating Treadwall that helps to burn a large amount of calories, build strength, endurance and coordination. This combination of cardio paired with resistance training is a perfect combination for a very healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to the Treadwall and the hydraulic weight systems, we also have a bouncy castle, and we offer fitness classes for children of all ages and fitness levels.

Cirque du Play is located at:

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Registration for all Summer Camps will start March 1st 2012!! Dance In Your Pants Camp Age: 2-4 years Date: Aug 13th-17th (Recreational) Time: 9:00am to 11:45am Cost:$75.00 Plus HST for the week

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Music in the Air:

Burlington Teen Band Hits All the Right Notes

You’ve seen them before, either marching in a local parade or at the larger Toronto Santa Claus Parade, performing at a hometown event or their Boosters flipping burgers at Burlington’s annual RibFest. Their accolades are numerous and impressive, their members talented, dedicated and a credit to the community. The Burlington Teen Tour Band, touted as Canada’s Musical Ambassadors since 1947, continues to make an impression at esteemed events in various countries around the world. The marching band, comprised of youth between 13 and 21, has travelled the world, attending events ranging from D-Day Commemorations in Normandy to the Pasadena Rose Bowl, the Calgary Stampede, Japan, Myrtle Beach, Niagara-On-the-Lake, and they recently returned from a prestigious engagement in Hawaii, the only non-

American band of 41 invited to march and play at the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour. “The Band is well-known and much-loved around the world,” says Wayne Brown, a member of the Board of Directors for the Band Boosters, acting as a corporate liaison who encourages local businesses to become involved in the funding of the band’s numerous and exciting trips around the world. There are more than 50 local businesses involved in anything from cash donations to providing items for silent auctions, but more businesses are always needed and welcome. “Band members have to learn to march properly, but instrument knowledge is not essential, and music lessons are provided if needed,” says Wayne, whose own daughter is a member of the Colour Guard.

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There are 160 musicians in the band at the moment, but more players are needed, particularly in the lower bass and Colour Guard. The band makes a major trip every other year; in 2013 they will visit Dublin, Ireland. This summer they visit Tennessee for a week, beginning with a rousing midnight July 4th parade. “They always do well at competitions and events,” says Wayne, but trophies aren’t everything. “Education is highly stressed in the band. We educate them about the places they visit, but we also expect them to maintain good grades in school.” The band practices several times a week, both in its entirety and in individual practices. Rob Bennett is Managing Director and Bill Hughes is Director of Music. “They join the Band as citizens of Burlington,” says Wayne. “But they leave as citizens of the world.”

The Burlington Teen Band is hosting an Open House, April 1. Please visit www.teentourband.org or @bttb1 on Twitter for more information.

“The Band is well-known and much-loved around the world,”

says Wayne Brown,

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2012 SUV’S

We strongly recommend that you go out and test drive the vehicles. Before heading out, build your wish list and consider the needs of you and your family.

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe The Santa Fe is not a flashy vehicle, perhaps a little bit plain for some tastes. It is very dependable and exceptionally practical. The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe is a five passenger crossover SUV available in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels. Highlights of this vehicle include heated mirrors, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, and a satellite radio. The Premium package adds a sunroof, a rearview camera, a touchscreen navigation system and an upgraded audio system. Go to www.hyundaicanada.com for more information.

2012 Acura MDX The 2012 Acura MDX could be the best luxury crossover you haven’t yet considered. Often lost among the European-style icons, the American bulk carriers and its own Japanese rivals. Inside its cabin, the dream begins. Soft leather, handsome wood trim, and buttons, switches and knobs with a precise action to them demonstrate, Acura’s attention to detail. The MDX comes with a wealth of standard features, but three available packages push the tech and luxury into territory more familiar to buyers of European models. Go to www.acura.ca for more information.

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Towing capacity for boats, campers and trailers. Light and hitch packages should be reviewed.

Space for hockey bags and sticks. Is there a pass through so that sticks don’t take up a spot in the back seat?

Are you into home renovations and constantly moving lumber, tools etc? Is there a protective mat that protects the carpet in the back?

Golf Bags. You Y would be surprised at the number of vehicles where you need to fold a seat down in order to get the golf clubs in.

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Entertainment system, including DVD for the rear seat passengers.

2012 Volkswagen Touareg Handsome is a good work to describe this vehicle. The squarer front design, now with the familiar VW family grille and headlight design grafted onto this mid-sized SUV, is done with good effect. The bright chrome accent strip along the bottom of the doors is a nice touch, as is the polished skid plate just under the rear hatch opening. The standard interior comes very nicely fitted with a long list of toys, including navigation, power driver seat, heated seats, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth. The TDI also gets a powerlift gate. Go to www.vw.ca

2012 Lincoln MKX One of the sexiest SUV’s on the road. The “toothy” grille makes quite the statement. The MKX looks more truck-like than car. It’s still luxurious, quiet, handsome, and well built. The MyLincoln Touch technology has created a new way for driver and vehicle to interact. The controls are simple, there is an emphasis on voice activiation and it’s smart technology. Go to www.lincolncanada.com for more information. www.insidemilton.ca

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2012 Honda Pilot The Pilot SUV is big inside and out, but manages to feel like a much smaller vehicle. It does represent what many SUV consumers are looking for with the elevated height, space for the family and good towing capability. There is lots of power should you decide to tow something, and ample room to store your camping gear. Around town, it is small enough to get into a tight parking spot but with room for eight passengers you can take the whole family with you. Many will like the triple climate zones, each with its own set of controls. Go to www.honda.ca for more information.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox The Equinox is an SUV with handling and fuel economy that are about on par with a mid-size sedan, plus a taller body that brings more space and versatility. As one of the roomier crossover vehicles, it is a compelling choice for those who are looking for affordable comfort in a well equipped vehicle that is good for family duty. Interesting options include, a rear-seat entertainment system, a navigation system, leather seating, heated seats, Bluetooth, a sunroof, a rearview camera and a remote start. Go to www.chevrolet.gm.ca for more information.

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Expertise in the Heart of Canada’s Fastest Growing City In the hustle and bustle of life today, it is easy to lose sight of the most important aspects of good service. Too often, we are caught up in the moment, particularly when making major decisions like buying and selling homes. As Canada’s fastest growing city, Milton’s real estate industry is no doubt booming, and at the heart of all the excitement is Milton’s Century 21 Office—and they are understandably proud of their achievements and of the relationships they have built within Milton’s community. This is a company that never loses sight of its clients or their needs.

Tom Ferguson is the owner of Century 21 Future, and one of Milton’s local real estate experts. His expertise in Halton Region’s real estate market, combined with the strength of the Century 21 Network, makes a powerful team. Every agent in the Milton office lives and works in Milton. They enthusiastically bring their personal experiences and knowledge of the region to the task of delivering the best service to clients. All agents in the Milton office have connections with local businesses and organizations—their goal, to make a move to Milton as seamless as possible!

Century 21 Future Realty Inc., is located at 174 Mill St., #201, Milton. Tel.: (905) 875-2100. Website: www.century21.ca/futurerealty

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They were the fastest Century 21 office in Canada to obtain the Commercial Real Estate designation, recognizing their success in commercial deals. They also carry the Fine Homes & Estates designation, awarding excellence in the sale and purchase of luxury and estate properties. “These are niche markets that require specialized skill and experience. We have both,” says Tom. “We’ve more than doubled in size recently. It’s a very exciting time. We’re the only locally owned brokerage in Milton, and local knowledge is so important in this competitive market.” Not only do they bring local connections to their clients, Century 21 Future mandates ongoing contributions to the local community. Last year alone they raised $8,800 for the Milton District Hospital Foundation with their first annual Get a Move On 5km run/ walk. Their agents are involved in charitable events and community programs throughout the year in Milton. “We’re very proud of our local involvement,” says Seth. “We love to give back, and with our new growth, we’re looking forward to a renewed presence in a great town.”

As for Century 21 Future’s ongoing success, Tom stresses the importance of Century 21’s vast internet presence. With 8,700 Century 21 websites contained under one umbrella, potential homebuyers have massive resources at their fingertips. “People are looking online now before they even speak to a representative,” says Tom. “Our website is extremely popular and well-organized. We receive over one million hits a month, and we receive three times more hits per sales rep than any other organization. We have definitely tapped into the reality that clients want to utilize all the tools available.” In addition to their intuitive and easily navigated website, the Milton office offers a diverse team of agents, allowing them to serve clients in a multitude of languages. Local real estate agents know the community best. Century 21 Future agents reside in the heart of the community. They’re familiar with the trends and local businesses, as well as the needs of the local markets. They are our neighbours and friends, providing clients with the most accurate and detailed information available in the Milton region. This is truly a full-service company, proud of their place in Canada’s fastest growing community.

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Exploring the unique challenges facing women investors

According to a survey about women’s purchasing power, women control household purchases five times more than their partners do and are involved in nearly 90 per cent of household purchasing decisions. They drive purchase timing, do more pre-purchase research, make more decisions about brands and then, more times than not, make the actual purchase.1 However, some women are reluctant to become more involved in making financial planning decisions. When it comes to investing, 20 per cent would prefer to let their partner take charge and 40 per cent would rather leave things to their advisor.1 Greater involvement in decision-making is critical because women face a number of challenges men don’t.

The wage gap More women than men in the workforce hold a university degree, 2 and there’s no question women have greater access to high-paying professions than they did even a couple of decades ago. Nevertheless, women who work full-time and year round continue to earn about $0.83 for every dollar men earn.

The gap is narrowing, but it is nonetheless, still a significant gap.3 Earning less means less opportunity to save for retirement and at least partly explains why single women age 65 and older are managing on an average income of $29,500, compared to single men age 65 or older who enjoy an average income of $37,500.4

Caregiving Women spend an average of almost five hours a day on “unpaid work,” including housework and caring for children – that’s over one hour more than men. The difference in childcare responsibilities is particularly dramatic. Women who have children under age four spend an average of over six hours caring for them, compared to over three hours for men.5 As both women and men enter the “sandwich generation,” when they must often take on caregiving duties for parents as well, it’s likely the burden will fall more heavily on women. The demands of raising children and assisting aging parents may mean that women must take more time off work than men – which further reduces their lifetime income and chance to build retirement savings.

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905.875.0232 26B Main Street, Milton, ON

High-end boutique at affordable prices! Offering a huge variety of items such as: Casual wear • Brand name jeans, shirts, sweaters, etc. Evening wear • Business wear • Vintage Shoes (heels, flats, boots, etc...) • Hats Jewelry • Accessories • Fur coats • Antiques Hours of Operation Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Longevity A woman born between 2000 and 2002 has a life expectancy at birth of 82 years. That’s a full five years more than a man born in the same years. The gap is slightly wider if you were born between 1960 and 1962, when life expectancy at birth was 74 for a woman and 68 for a man.6 Greater longevity means that women may need to sustain an income in post-retirement for several more years than men. Compounded by the wage gap and caregiving issues noted above, women’s pension plans are usually significantly less than their spouse’s, if they have one at all. Greater longevity also means that many widowed women may not have the benefit of their husband’s pension to help support them. Furthermore, if they have a low tolerance for investment risk, women may not invest in asset classes that provide sufficient growth to exceed inflation and enable them to maintain their lifestyle – for life.

Probably because they are uncertain about which longterm decisions are right for them, 63 per cent are very or somewhat worried that they will not have enough money saved for their retirement1 – and, as we’ve already seen, women need to plan well in advance to compensate for the wage gap, their longevity and the caregiving responsibilities that takes them away from paid work. The good news is that advice from a trusted professional can help women achieve their saving, investing, insurance and overall financial planning goals.

Talk to your advisor Your advisor understands the unique challenges facing women investors and has the expertise to help you plan to make the most of opportunities while managing risk. Whether you’re married, widowed or single, make sure you build a good relationship with an advisor who can provide solutions tailored to your specific needs. Her Report. Why focus on women? Exploring women’s purchasing power. Survey of 867 women across English Canada in October 2010. 1

Concerned about today, not tomorrow According to the same survey, despite the challenges that may lurk down the road, many women are more concerned about the financial needs of today than laying the groundwork for a financially secure tomorrow. When asked what their biggest financial concern was at the moment, 22 per cent said paying down credit card debt and 15 per cent said paying for current necessities. Investing in their RRSP came in well down the list, at just three per cent.1 Interestingly, women tend to be much more confident when it comes to making banking decisions – the choices that affect their day-to-day, immediate lives – than they are at making investment or insurance decisions. The same survey found that 61 per cent of women say they feel educated enough to make their own banking decisions, compared to 21 per cent and 40 per cent who say the same about investment and insurance decisions, respectively.1

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Why has the gender wage gap narrowed?, The Daily,Statistics Canada, 2010-12-20 3

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Josephine Mallari, Financial Advisor 420, Main St. East, Suite 204, Milton, ON L9T 1P9 Tel: 905.876.0120 Fax: 905.876.2934 Email: josephine@plansNgoals.com www.plansNgoals.com

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Pool & Spa Specialist Serving Milton & surrounding area for over 30 years

• Hot Tub Hardcovers • Service and Repairs • Large Parts Depot • Cover Lifters • Fragrance and Accessories • Free Water Analysis

www.haltonpools.ca Visit Our Showroom 845 Main St. E. Milton (across from the new LCBO) • Pool Openings & Closings

• Pool & Spa Chemicals

• Services & Repair

• Pool Heaters

• Weekly Maintenance

• Solar Blankets

• Large Parts Depot

• Pool Restoration

• FREE WATER ANALYSIS

• Liner Replacements

905-878-7087


DINING GUIDE

INSIDE MILTON’S SELECTION OF PREMIER LOCAL DINING DESTINATIONS Welcome to Inside Milton’s directory of noteworthy eating establishments in Milton, ON. Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order. The price points listed below reflect average cost of dinner for two, excluding wine, spirits, taxes and tips.

ANGEL’S KITCHEN 575 ONTARIO ST SOUTH MILTON, ON P: 905.636.8400

Angel’s Kitchen is a family owned Vietnamese restaurant that offers Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai dishes. Their goal is to provide a relaxing atmosphere with great food and friendly service. Daily lunch specials, dinner and take-out available. Come in and experience the very best in Vietnamese dining, they’ll be happy to see you!

JAPAN BUFFET 1149 MAPLE AVENUE MILTON, ON P:905.693.1686

There are over 168 Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai buffet items in their All You Can Enjoy Special. Take out and delivery are available. Open 7 days a week and on holidays. Visit their website for menus, pictures and hours www.168sushibuffet.com

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LA TOSCANA RISTORANTE 165 MAIN STREET EAST MILTON, ON P: 905.693.8345

Relax in an atmosphere of elegance, natural beauty and ambiance and enjoy the best of fine dining on offer, accompanied of course by a fine wine from the extensive cellars of La Toscana. With a superb selection of function rooms available, La Toscana is a favorite venue for business lunches, weddings, christenings, anniversaries and many other celebratory occasions.

BRUNELLO

Tony also takes great personal pride in the beautiful patio, which could be described as a lushious green paradise in the heart of the historic tree-lined Main Street. This is open all year round and is extremely busy during the summer months.

395 MAIN STREET EAST MILTON, ON P: 905.875.3305

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Brunello’s is more than just a restaurant, it’s a destination. Every meal is prepared meticulously using the finest fresh ingredients. The staff and chefs provide diners with exceptional food, service and a quiet ambiance that make any night out feel like an experience. Our authentic recipes and contemporary culinary expertise blend to produce a unique Italian dining experience.

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CASA AMERICO 144 MAIN STREET EAST MILTON, ON P: 289.878.4948

All of their dishes are freshly made with only the finest ingredients. Choose from an extensive menu. Treat yourself wonderful Italian cuisine, you will find their service is just unbeatable.

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RAD BROTHERS 550 ONTARIO ST S MILTON, ON 905.875.1119

Rad Brothers menu is a fusion of sportsbar classics and gastronomical delights. Chef Alfredo DiPietros’ menu will satisfy any palate. Come on in and see for yourself!

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SWISS CHALET 50 MARKET DR MILTON, ON P: 905.876.3313

We are all about real food made by real people. Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on the premises everyday, our fries are hand cut and our famous Chalet sauce is simmered here daily. With a family friendly dining atmosphere there is something on the menu for everyone.

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WALKERS FISHMARKET 1185 MAPLE AVE MILTON, ON P: 905.878.2526

At Walkers Fish Market our commitment to fresh seafood is a way of life. The ever changing menu printed daily, features 10 fresh catches and a fabulous variety of steak entrees. Not to mention, a wide selection of fresh takes on classic appetizer features and an extensive beer and wine list. Described as sophisticated, fresh and dynamic, Walkers Fish Market offers casual dining and tremendous socializing in a stunning setting. Whether dining fireside in the dining room, or socializing at the all new Swordfish Bar, or dining by candlelight on the outdoor patio - you will be impressed by the standards of service and overall food quality. See you soon!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2012 ST. PATRICK DAY @ THE RAD BROTHERS Live Music Drink Specials Food Specials A ton of giveaways and yes green beer! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not Irish, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna party like them!

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Patio Take-Out/Catering Available Researvations recommended

Open for breakfast/brunch

Wheelchair accessible

Open after dark

Bring your own wine

Vegetarian options

550 Ontario Street South Milton, ON L9T 5E4 905.592.4637

www.TheRadBrothers.com


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BUYING OR SELLING? Average prices up 6% year to date in Milton! The real estate market is extremely busy. Houses are selling fast. Our inventory is very low! Don’t miss this amazing market for your chance to maximize on the equity in your home. As a realtor who lives and works in the Main/Scott area, I know Milton VERY WELL and look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with you. Call me now for a FREE home evaluation! I look forward to hearing from you.

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It’s time for a new look! Tired of guests telling you they love your “retro” kitchen fixtures and appliances? Maybe it’s time to spring forward into this decade with an entirely new look and feel. The experts at Milton Home Hardware can help!

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Tel: 905-878-9222

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Inside Milton Magazine March 2012 Edition