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READERS’ CHOICE 2010

Celebrating Excellence

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Customer top priority at Nancy’s Impressions After years of working as a clothing buyer for women’s fashion stores, Nancy Code-Miller was looking for a new challenge. Instead of picking out clothing for other stores, she wanted to do it for her own store. The decision was simple for the Carleton Place native: Code-Miller opened Nancy’s Impressions in her hometown. That was 27 years ago and Code-Miller is still enjoying the rewards of this venture today. Each day is different for her, especially because she is committed to being involved in all aspects of her business. “That’s the most exciting part of retail,” said Code-Miller. “You never know what your day will bring.”

After 13 years you still like our buns!!

Not only does Code-Miller take care of paperwork and other business operations typical of a storeowner, but she also handles small jobs like window cleaning and

alterations, which Nancy’s Impressions offers without charge on all regular-priced clothing. The alteration service is just one way that Nancy’s Impressions shows its commitment to its customers. The store’s small staff are always happy to greet shoppers, which range from regulars to visitors from the city, and help them find what they are looking for among the vast stock of Canadian-made clothing in store. “The customer is the first priority, and their satisfaction is the most important thing we do in the day,” said Code-Miller. To experience the friendly service and browse through everything from sportswear to formal wear, pay Nancy and her staff a visit at 149 Bridge St. or call 613-257-2124.

Kingsway Arms at Carleton Place Manor ensures residents feel at home The team at Kingsway Arms at Carleton Place Manor is very proud of our home and thank you for choosing us as the Diamond Winner of Best Retirement Home in your community.

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Well we you like yours too!

We understand that today’s seniors are more motivated and more active than ever before. We are committed to providing “care choices” for seniors that are tailored to their specific needs and we strive to maintain their independence, while enhancing their lifestyle. With three levels of care – independent, supportive and assisted living – there is a choice for any type of lifestyle. But beyond that, there is a wealth of activities and events planned for the residents, with everything from

daily exercises, in house physiotherapy, euchre tournaments, shopping trips and live entertainment weekly, just to name a few. This provides residents with a variety of leisure activities to choose from that suit their lifestyle and preferences. We are very active in the local community, engaging in charity functions and supporting local businesses. The satisfaction of our residents is proof that the Manor is doing things right. Homemade meals are served daily and the health of our residents is a top priority. We are pet-friendly with a number of residents having their own pets. Carleton Place Manor aims to ease the transition for new residents moving in, and it is our attention to detail that ensures that residents will feel at home.

75 Little Bridge Street, Almonte • 613-256-7674

Diamond Winner Best Retirement Living

Impressions Quality Ladies’ Fashions Best Formal Wear Best Women’s Clothing & Accessories

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Independent & Supportive Retirement Living

• 24 hour Emergency Response • care packages tailored to your needs • in-house physiotherapy and fitness programs • convalescent/trial/vacation stays available • library/bistro/salon/activity rooms • weekly housekeeping • suites with balconies/kitchenettes • interior courtyard • pet-friendly environment

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Thank you to Reader’s Choice for voting for us!

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At Neilcorp Homes, we’ll build you the new home you’ve always dreamed of. We offer award-winning, high-quality, and affordable new homes with more customization options than you’d ever expect. Receive up to $100,000 in added value and upgrades on 50’ and 60’ oversized lots from Neilcorp Homes. We’ve been building stunning homes for over 19 years. Neilcorp owner Doug McIntosh, who comes from Almonte, began building custom homes in 1991. Though initially Doug built custom homes on individual lots, he wanted to integrate his custom homes building experience into building larger new home developments and communities. Neilcorp’s unique custom home building experience means that we’re able to offer customization options in our new home developments that are far beyond what you’ll find with other Ottawa home builders. Robert Dick joined Doug as a partner at Neilcorp Homes in May of 2002, and the two moved into building small unique new home developments in Almonte and in other areas near Ottawa in addition to customer homes. Neilcorp has been registered with Tarion since 1994, guaranteeing that our homes showcase superior quality and workmanship for every one of our clients. Since its inception, it has been Neilcorp Homes’ mission to provide our clients with homes that are customized in unique and exciting ways. We have taken our vast experience in custom homes and applied it to the new home developments that we build. Keeping the absolute highest standards in mind has resulted in better homes, happier clients, and eventually,

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higher resale values for those homes. Neilcorp Homes has certainly grown over the years, but it remains small enough that we are able to offer personalized service and customer care to every one of our clients, whether they’re buying a two-bedroom bungalow in our current development, Riverfront Estates, or a two-story custom home on their own property. Doug still oversees every one of the custom homes we build, and he has personal consultations with clients to help them bring their visions to life. With Neilcorp Homes, you can trust that we’ll deliver your new home on time - we have never missed a closing date! Call 613.256.7293, go to www.NeilcorpHomes.com , or visit our model home located at 83 Johanna Street in Almonte. From all of the staff at Neilcorp Homes, thank you to the readers of the Canadian Gazette for selecting Neilcorp Homes as the 2010 Diamond Winner for Home Builders.

salon • spa • wellness

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The staff and management of Saje salon.spa.wellness would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support in nominating us for the Canadian Gazette Reader’s choice award -Diamond winner for Hair Salon and Platinum winner for Manicure and Pedicure. We sincerely appreciate the continuous support and encouragement that you’ve shown over the ten years that we have been in business. 393572

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate your patronage. Tim Nephin Owner Tel: (613) 257-2018

105 High St. Carleton Place ON K7C 1W3 393884

From all of the staff at Neilcorp Homes, thank you to the readers of the Canadian Gazette for selecting us as the 2010 Diamond Winner for Home Builders. Why Choose Neilcorp Homes?

You can depend on us — in 18 years, we’ve never missed a closing date.

We offer more customization options for our new homes than our competitors. We've never built the same home twice.

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A Legacy of Award-Winning Homes

You can get up to $100,000 in extra value and upgrades for your home.

or visit our model home located at 83 Johanna Street in Almonte.

We were ranked within the top 5 home builders in Ontario (out of over 18,000) by Tarion.


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Your New Partner For Insurance Solutions Your New Partners For Insurance Solutions Jason Schooley, Senior Vice President at Crain & Schooley, is pleased to welcome Marc Lefebvre to their sales team. Already familiar to many families and businesses in the Ottawa Valley, Marc will be working out of the Carleton Place office. Marc brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to outstanding customer service. This commitment coupled with the resources of one of Eastern

Let our hometown team provide you with solutions Your best insurance is an insurance broker.

Ontario’s leading insurance brokers makes him a great addition to the team. To get in touch with Marc and to learn more about what Crain & Schooley can do for you, please contact him directly by calling the office. Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers & Financial Corp. Marc Lefebvre, Registered Insurance Broker, 613-2572333, marc.lefebvre@crainschooley. on.ca Or visit their website at www. crainschooley.on.ca

Cultivating Plants and Customer Loyalty

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The staff and management at Carleton Place Nursery take nothing for granted. Everyone at Carleton Place Nursery works hard to earn customer respect and loyalty. In return Carleton Place Nursery has earned top honours in the OMRG Readers Choice voting for gardening stores for the second year in a row. Gardening and plants are a year round business at Carleton Place Nursery. Their growing facilities are used to grow top quality bedding plants, perennials, herbs, vegetables as well as holiday crops of poinsettias for Christmas and lilies for Easter. Along with excellent product, Carleton Place Nursery offers expert knowledge and advice for their customers. Customers can also find garden décor and giftware at the nursery. The greenhouses

are magically converted to an exciting Christmas Store for November and December.. Carleton Place Nursery is now in its 22nd year serving the community. Their ‘Community Spirit Wednesdays’ raise funds for local youth groups through the sale of plants. Every year the nursery hosts a planting day for seniors, where residents of local seniors homes create beautiful planters which are then taken home, nurtured and enjoyed all summer long. Carleton Place Nursery also contributes to many fine fundraising efforts in the community including the annual Mississippi Golf Club ladies fundraising tournament. Everyone at Carleton Place Nursery knows that you have a choice and they appreciate when you choose them.

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Thank You for Making Us The Buzz Around Town!

Best Hardware Store

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Patrice’s Independent Grocer is the Home of the World’s Best Customer Personal attention, familiar faces, and friendly small town service keeps people coming back to Patrice’s Your Independent Grocer. As they near their 10th year of serving Almonte, Guido and Tanya Patrice are proud of all their accomplishments they have achieved. “It’s hard to believe we are coming up to 10 years, there has not been a day that I have not wanted to come to work,” says Guido Patrice, “every day there is that one customer that puts a smile on my face- it never fails, that’s why I love it.” In their 10 years of owning and operating Patrice’s YIG, Guido and Tanya have not only served Almonte, they have also given back to the community. “We try to help as many charities and nonprofit organizations that serve our community as we can,” says Guido. Patrice’s is committed to obtaining the best health care for their community. Through various means, the Patrice’s have donated over $50,000 towards the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor. “I believe that we all share a vested interest in our hospital. It’s the main organization we support because it truly gives back to our community. ” It is the satisfaction of the community that makes Patrice’s work even harder.

For Those Special Moments

Thank you to our patrons for voting us...

“When I heard that we have won the 2010 Readers Choice Diamond Award, I was overwhelmed. It took my breath away. It is amazing to get recognition from the community for all of your hard work.” says Guido, “All our management and staff are committed to making this store one of the best- we never stop trying.” Patrice’s has recently gone though a renovation that expanded their Grocery department, added a Natural Foods department (including organic Dairy and Frozen) and enhanced their Health and Beauty section. As well, they have expanded their Fresh Salad Bar, and enhanced the Produce department. Patrice’s Your Independent Grocer is located at 401 Ottawa Street in Almonte and is open Monday thru Saturday 8am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm. They can be reached at 613-2562080.

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“Thank you for the support!” NOW OPEN MONDAYS Store Hours: 10 - 6 Mon. - Thurs., 10 - 7 Fri., 10 - 5:00 Sat. & Sun.

From all of us here at Patrice’s Your Independent Grocer...

Thank You! We are always looking for ways to serve you better.

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Patrice’s Independent Grocer

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THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & ! INSTRUCTION

C A R L E T O N PL AC E W I N ERY We are infused with gratitude! Thank you for voting us your favourite “Brew Your Own Wine/Beer” Store in the Gold category.

BRIDAL HOUSE

Thank You

to our Staff & Brides 10 Lake Avenue West Carleton Place, K7C 1L2 T (613) 253-0039 | F (613) 253-8290

20 Lake Avenue East. Carleton Place Monday to Thursday 9 am to 6 pm Friday 9 am to 8 pm • Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

613-253-1007 www.carletonplacewinery.com

Thank you to all our customers for making us Carleton Place Drugmart Inc. your choice! 47 Lansdowne Ave.

~The Staff & Management

613-257-1414 Open 7 Days a Week

Best Gift Shop

Winner:

Diamond– Best Drug Store Platinum– Best Cards, Stationery & Gifts

Thank you to all of our customers for making us your favorite gift shop for the past 60 years!

OPEN JULY 1st 10am-5pm Watch for our next 50+ days on

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Remembrance Gift Shop

tation area, a full service Home Health Care Department with a fitting room also for privacy. We provide a large selection of walkers, and wheel chairs (both for rental and to purchase. Our diabetic resource centre is the only one in town and caters to the needs of all diabetics. We carry a wide range of cosmetics, beauty products and fragrances. Hallmark greeting cards and a large extensive giftware section at the entrance of the store. Our Gift department offers everything from Webkins, home decor, and jewelry, to gourmet foods and fudge. Our customers also have access to a full service postal outlet. For more information about the Carleton Place Drugmart call 613-257-1414.

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Thank you to all our customers for making us your choice for Diamond drugstore and Platinum Cards and Gifts again this year. IDA has a strong history in our community. Many customers are long-time supporters and our staff have come to know them very well over the years. We always provide great customer service with reliable friendly staff. Open seven days a week, our store is more than just a pharmacy. We offer personalized customer service with a lot of emphasis on our professional services. Over a year ago we expanded our store to allow for wider aisles and automatic doors, which make it easier for wheelchairs and strollers. Other highlights include: more privacy for pharmacy consultations, a second consul-

Full service postal outlet Tel/Fax 613•257•8115 393842

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Hot Tub Spa Hotel / Motel

Homeopath Hot Dogs

Home Builder Home Cleaning Service Home Improvement

Health Food Heating/Air Conditioning

Hardware Store

Furniture Store Gardening Store Gas Station General Practitioner Gift Store Golf Course Grocery Store Gymnastics Club Hair Salon Hamburger

Funeral Home

Flooring Store Floral Shop Foot Specialist Formal Wear Fresh Fruit & Veggies Fries

Fitness Club (Women)

Fitness Club

Financial Planning Fine Dining Fish & Chips Fitness Centre

Family Restaurant Fast Food

Deli Dentist Denturist Dessert Disc Jockey Dog Training Dollar Store Domestic Car Dealership Driving Range Driving School Drug Store Dry Cleaner Duct Cleaning Electronics Equipment Rentals Esthetician Fabric Store

Day Care Centre

Children’s Clothing Chinese Restaurant Chiropractor Chocolatery Clearance Centre Computer Servicing Computer Store Cup of Coffee Dance Studio

Attorney/Law Office Auctioneers Auto Body Shop Auto Detailing Auto Parts Bagels Bakery Bank/Trust Company Banquet Facilities Billiards Book Store Bowling Alley Brakes Breakfast Brew Your Own Beer/Wine Bridal Shop Buffet Bulk Food Camera Shop Car Wash Cards, Stationary and Gifts Carpet Cleaner Catering Company Cellular Phone Chicken Wings

Antique Shop Appliance Store Art Gallery

Adult Education All-Around Restaurant Alteration/Tailoring

Accessible Restaurant for the Disabled Accounting Firm Acupuncture

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Sears Carleton Place Yoga Station

Thruway Restaurant Carleton Cleaners

JR’s Family Restaurant Nephin Winter Valley Natural Health Centre

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Alan Jones Kenneth Bennett Frank Burns Hands Auction Service Carleton Collison Centre Devlin’s Collision Centre Mississippi Auto Glass Vic Bennett Motors Ltd. Benson Auto Parts Carleton Auto Parts Tim Hortons Donuts Good Food Company Old Town Bakery Baker Bob’s CIBC Carleton Place Royal Bank Carleton Place Carleton Place Legion Carleton Place Arena The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery Read’s Book Shop The Miller’s Tale - Almonte Visions Bowling Centre Alley Cats - Perth Tim’s Service Centre Coady’s Car Care Almonte Thruway Restaurant Gourmet Restaurant Carleton Place Winery Almonte Winery Sinders Bridal House Hing Wah Restaurant JR’s Family Restaurant Bulk Barn The Granary Paul Nelson Foto Source Henry’s Carleton Place Wash Bays Hallmark IDA Drugmart Roto Static D & N Steam Clean Leatherworks Catering Good Food Company Telus Rogers The Thirsty Moose Pub Milano’s Pizza & Eatery WalMart Kentfield Kids House of Fong Good Companion Dr. Robert Earle Dr. Sean Murphy The Cheddar Shop Hallmark WalMart Giant Tiger BWD Systems Tomhawk Technologies BWD Systems Staples Tim Hortons Donuts Starbuck’s Rosemary Breman School Tania’s Dance Studio of Dance Carleton Place Daycare Day by Day Child Learning Centre The Beckwith Butcher Don’s Meat Market Dr. Cam Ellis Smilez Dentistry Carleton Place Dental Good Food Company Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Jeff Julian Tunes by Tim Happy Hound Natural Pet Foods Dollarama Sis & Bro’s Almonte Vic Bennett Motors Ltd. Carleton Ford Sales Mississippi Golf Club The Sweet Spot Driving Range Extra Mile Driving School Crossroads Driving Academy IDA Drug Mart Shopper’s Drug Mart Carleton Cleaners Carleton Clean Air Technologies Flint’s TV & Appliances EB Games Rental Village Home Depot Prestige Esthetics Angel’s Roost Studio & Spa Mississippi Mills Textile Quilter’s Corners Traditions Thruway Restaurant JR’s Family Restaurant A&W Harvey’s serving Swiss Chalet Scotiabank Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine St. James Gate Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Heritage Fitness Centre Curves for Women - Carleton Place Heritage Fitness Centre Curves for Women - Carleton Place Curves for Women Heritage Fitness Centre - Carleton Place Taylor’s Custom Flooring Home Depot Blossom Shop Keepsakes Dr. Sean Murphy Dr. Robert Earle Real Wool Shop Nancy’s Impressions Steve’s YIG Price Chopper Nana & Poppa’s C & D Fries Old Fashioned Fries Alan R. Barker Funeral Home C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Almonte Home Furniture Murray’s Furniture Carleton Place Nursery Reid Landscape Mr. Gas Canadian Tire Gas Bar Dr. Scott Higham Dr. Scott Walker Remembrance Gift Shop Hallmark Mississippi Golf Club Pakenham Highlands Patrice’s YIG Steve’s YIG Heritage Fitness Centre Saje First Class Almonte Nana & Poppa’s Harvey’s Old Fashioned Fries serving Swiss Chalet Home Hardware Levi’s Home Hardware - Carleton Place The Granary Almonte Natural Foods Carleton Refrigeration, Al - Air Air Conditioning, Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Heating Neil Corp Dave Barr Construction Donna Roberts Diane Leroux Home Depot Home Hardware - Carleton Place Valley Natural Health Centre Nana & Poppa’s Harvey’s Old Fashioned Fries serving Swiss Chalet Pools 2000 Carleton Heritage Inn Baron’s Motor Inn

Thruway Restaurant Kelly McNeeley Huibers Stephane Cameron - Wellness Tree T. R. Leger School Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Rose’s Custom Sewing & Alterations Curiosities Flint’s TV & Appliances Brush Strokes

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Thruway Restaurant

RONA

Bulk Barn Comfort Pro

Canadian Tire

Golden Scissors A&W

The Brick WalMart Ultramar Almonte Dr. Jennifer Laskey Blackbird Home Décor, Gifts Canadian Golf & Country Club Price Choppers

Tubman Funeral Home

Almonte Flooring Apropos Graham’s Shoes Sinder’s Bridal House WalMart Mike’s Chip Wagon

Almonte Fitness Centre

Heirloom Café JR’s Family Restaurant Almonte Fitness Centre

Gourmet Restaurant Nana & Poppa’s Old Fashioned Fries

WalMart WalMart Elegance WalMart

Rexall Pharma Plus

Canadian Golf & Country Club

A Buck or Two

Old Towne Bakery Jack Denovan

Patrice’s YIG Dr. Naji Louis

Sweet Pea’s Consignment Shop Hing Wah Restaurant Dr. Mark Harmon Baker Bob’s Field’s Staples Trailing Edge Equator Coffee Perth School of Dance

Foodies Shopper’s Drug Mart House of Fong

Robin’s Paper Thin

Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Almonte Natural Foods WalMart

Vic Bennett Motors Ltd. Eating Place Restaurant

The Book Gallery

The Brick Mississippi Valley Textile Museum William Chapman John Gibson Tim’s Service Centre Tim’s Service Centre Canadian Tire Steve’s YIG Steve’s YIG TD Canada Trust Carleton Place

JR’s Family Restaurant

Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Collins Barrow

GOLD

Dr. Connie Madigan-Swant

Canadian Tire

Rivington Suzuki

Old Towne Bakery Tim’s Service Centre

Mark’s Work Warehouse

Real Wool Shop

Bonnie & Company

WalMart

Almonte Veterinary Services

Carleton Place Veterinary Hospital Curves Carleton Place Valley Design

WalMart

Vic Bennett Motors Ltd.

Ryno Motors Sales & Service

Sunset Spa

Flint’s TV & Appliance

Rivington Suzuki

Angel’s Roost Studio & Spa Moffat’s Taxi Canadian Tire

Proudly serving the communities of Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith since 1867

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Nancy’s Impressions Heritage Fitness Centre

Charles Ebb Photography Weight Watchers Exclusive Window Coverings

McDonald’s Sports Excellence Tropical Escape Bud’s Taxi Hank’s Tire Supply Carlson Wagonlit Travel My Upholstery Shop All Purpose Towing & Auto Sales Vacuum Service Outlet Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub Valley Veterinary Clinic

Morphy’s Falls Pub Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine & Restaurant Valley Design Home Depot RONA WalMart Hallmark Dollarama Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine JR’s Family Restaurant Gourmet Restaurant WalMart Carleton Place RONA Home Hardware Jennifer Hicks Heritage Fitness Kerri-Ann Giffin, The Iron Belle Ruth Brown’s Grooming Room Smooch Your Pooch! Natural Pet Foods Pet Valu CCWG Livestock Supplies Jean Guy Legault, Ghada Gabr Shoppers Drug Mart Rexall Pharma Plus Naismith Physiotherapy MacLean & Young Surrounding Memories Hallmark Picture Framers Robyn Baxter Pendulum Pilates Milano’s Pizza Spartan Pizza Domino’s Pizza Townend Plumbing Rattray’s Plumbing Purdy Plumbing & Heating Inc. & Heating Ltd. Pools 2000 Valley Pools Staples Ferguson Graphics Grafix Express St. James Gate The Thirsty Moose Pub The Barley Mow & Eatery Carleton Place Manor Waterside Retirement Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery Peter MacDonald Roofing Steve’s YIG Good Food Company Old Towne Bakery Tim Hortons Donuts Subway Sandwich and Salad Munro’s Shoe Repair Graham’s Shoes Mark’s Cobbler Shop Perth Graham’s Shoes Cooney’s Construction Crawford Snow Removal & Landscaping Ltd. The Granary Steve’s YIG The Cheddar Shop McDonald’s Sports Excellence Canadian Tire WalMart The Thirsty Moose Pub Buster’s Bar & Grill & Eatery Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub JR’s Family Restaurant Thruway Restaurant

Carleton Ford Sales Almonte Nursery School Giant Tiger Coady’s Car Care Almonte Spectacle Shop Dr. Connie Madigan-Swant Dr. Ian Edmison

SRC Music

The Movie Store Action Moving Baker Bob’s Minute Muffler SRC Music

Real Wool Shop

Ryno Motors Sales & Service

Barb Goodwin

Christine Murphy The Brick Canadian Tire

Elegance

St. James Gate

Nana and Poppa’s Old Fashioned Fries Saje

The Downstairs Pub

Carleton Kitchen Creations Cooney Construction & Landscape Canadian Tire

Gourmet Restaurant

Thruway Restaurant RONA The Lawn and Garden Company RONA County Limo Service Real Wool Shop St James Gate

Bell

Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers

Scoops Pakenham Pakenham Arena

GOLD

Tomahawk Technologies

The Cheddar Shop Almonte Arena Unique Auto Imports Ian McBain State Farm Insurance

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Wedding Photographer Weight Loss Clinic Window Coverings Women’s Clothing & Accessories Yoga Studio

Vacuums Vegetarian Veterinarians

Steak and Grill Summer Sports/ Winter Sports Tanning Salon Taxi Service Tires Travel Agency Upholsterer Used Car Dealership

Specialty Groceries Sporting Goods Sports Bar

Retirement Living Ribs Roofing Salad Bar Sandwiches Shoe Repair Shoes Snow Removal

Pool Company Print Shop/Copy/Fax Pub

Pilates Pizza Plumbing

Physiotherapist Picture Framing

Personal Trainer Pet Grooming Pet Store Pharmacist

Paint & Decorating Party Supplies Pasta Patio Furniture

Mattress Shop Mechanic Shop Men’s Clothing & Accessories Mexican Mortgage Broker Movie Rental Moving/Storage Muffins Muffler Musical Instruction Musical Instrument Repair Musical Instruments Naturopath New Car Dealership Nursery Schools Office Furniture / Supplies Oil & Lube Optical Optician Optometrist Organic Shop Outdoor Patio

WalMart Tiajuana Tilly’s McGlade Financial Services Blockbuster Video Top Brass Movers Tim Hortons Donuts Ryno Motors Sales & Service Mississippi Mills Music Works Mac’s Guitar Shop Mississippi Mills Music Works Valley Natural Health Centre Vic Bennett Motors Ltd. Carleton Place Daycare Staples Ryno Motors Sales & Service Heriatge Optometric Clinic Dr. Ian Edmison Dr. Tanya Litwiller The Granary The Barley Mow

Angels Roost Studio & Spa Alpha Martial Arts Penny Osborne Optimal Health & Wellness Sears Carleton Place Tim’s Service Centre

Manicure & Pedicure Martial Arts Club Massage Therapist

Lunch

Home Depot A Royal Treatment Chez Rose Lingerie The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery Good Food Company

Lighting Limousine Service Lingerie Live Entertainment

Valley Design Rogers TD Canada Trust Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine Dack’s Jewellers Home Depot Reid Landscaping

Dairy Queen Carleton Place Arena Rivington Suzuki The Co-Operators Insurance

Ice Cream Ice Skating Import Car Dealership Insurance Company Interior Design Internet Provider Investment Co. Italian Restaurant Jeweler Kitchen and Bath Landscaping

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The 2010 Readers’ Choice Winners are…

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Thanks to all of our customers for voting!

BE FIT | STAY HEALTHY | GO GREEN

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ALMONTE NATURAL FOODS Thank you for voting us Platinum Winner for Health Foods, and Gold Winner for Bulk Foods.

Diamond award winner for Heating & Air Conditioning

Offer valid until July 22nd, 2010. Offer valid only with coupon . Sorry no rain checks with this offer.

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Thank you for making us your Reader’s Choice Taxi Service

Over 30 Years Experience

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Friendly Service Also Serving Almonte and surrounding areas

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Vacuum Service Outlet For 25 years Lanark County’s most trusted name for vacuum sales & service. We carry in stock all parts for all vacuums. Portable Vacuum Large Selection Bags, Belts, and Supplies Central Vacuums Larger Selection Do it yourself specialist Professional Installation Certified Vacuum Sales & Service We are located at: 122 Bridge Street Carleton Place (613) 257-5094 Business is great people are fun, life is wonderful! James, and Barry.

THE GOOD FOOD CO. Café ~ Catering~ Take-Out

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR FOODIES SINCE 1997!

Valley Design Co. making customers feel at home “When you sell a good product, especially paint, you don’t tend to see them back very soon. They really don’t need to repaint for quite a while.” Paul remarks.

As owners of Valley Design Co. in downtown Carleton Place, they attempt to understand their customers, and help guide them in their home decoration and painting. They understand the passion involved in owning a home, and want to share in the excitement.

Carrying a wide variety of high quality paints, wall coverings, and blinds makes sense to the Sorfleets. It’s what they’re passionate about.

Fully Licensed Mon Closed, Tues-Thurs 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat and Sun 9am-4pm

Living in the shadow of the big box stores isn’t something that worries them. “If we don’t have a contractor’s full order in stock, we will get them the product the next day,” says Paul. They sometimes make house calls to look at a room in person.

613-257-7284 31 Bridge Street, Carleton Place

Even first-time visitors will feel right at home in the warm atmosphere the Sorfleets have created. And that is a testament to their truly wonderful design talents.

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“People come back for the service,” says Donna Sorfleet, also affectionately known as the “Colour Lady.” By making a connection with the customers, Paul and Donna have earned a number of repeat customers, although they don’t always see them as often as they would like.

International Cuisine Fabulous Desserts Organic Coffee, Espresso

LANARK COUNTY’S VACUUM SPECIALIST YEARS, JAMES AND BARRY

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22 Lake Avenue East | 613-257-1197 | www.valleydesignco.com

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“Where beautiful rooms begin….”

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Ballygiblin’s Serves up Fresh & Local

“Buying local pays off in many ways.” says head chef Roger Weldon. Not only is the food that Ballygiblin’s serves local and fresh, but the huge network of local food producers also helps word of mouth get around about the restaurant. And it’s a two-way street says Levesque. “People often ask where we get our ingredients, and we tell them exactly where to go to get the same products.”

And that commitment to cutting down waste goes beyond just food.

That’s

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The menu at Ballygiblin’s is an electric mix of local ingredients, local products with a “big city twist.” Even the majority of beer on tap at Ballygiblin’s is from within 100 miles. Ballygiblin’s is an innovative restaurant that is sure to please any appetite, local or not.

“We don’t like to waste anything, so we try to diversify our line of food, to make sure we are getting the most out of our products,” says Weldon. By using various different cuts of meat, and trying to create a menu that uses food that are in season, Ballygiblin’s is creating food that is sustainable, as well as enjoyable.

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Thank you for voting for us in the Canadian Gazette’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Diamond – Mattress Shop Platinum – Appliance Store & Furniture Store

Firm believers in recycling and environmental stewardship, Weldon and Levesque have been recycling oil with a local biodiesel user for years. Since they began an aggressive recycling program for the restaurant, they have found that their waste is rapidly decreasing.

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Since 1989 BWD Systems has provided local, competitive and professional computer sales and services. Our new facility (built 2006) was specifically designed to provide fast diagnostics, repair and turnaround of your ailing computer. With a staff of three you get the personal service you have been looking for along with products chosen for their reliability and cost effectiveness. BWD is an authorized reseller for all the products we sell including Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and others. We are honored to have won the 2010 Readers Choice Award for the computer services category. Friendly, timely, reliable service for over 20 years. Try us anytime!

159 Industrial Avenue, Carleton Place K7C 3V7 Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 9am-12noon 613-257-7551

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Committed to the Slow Food Movement and Green Business Practices

• Seasonally inspired menus • Local organic & local beef burgers • Organic & local microbrewed beers

Reader’s Choice Diamond Winner Best All Round Restaurant # Best All-Around Restaurant # Best Fine Dining # Best Ribs # Best Steak & Grill # Best Vegetarian Platinum Winner # Best Deserts # Best Fish & Chips Gold Winner # Accessibility for the Disabled

151 Bridge St., Carleton Place 613-253-7400 www.ballygiblins.ca

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When Derek Levesque and Roger Weldon opened Ballygiblin’s on Carleton Place’s Bridge Street, they knew they wanted to create something different in their restaurant. Four Years later, they have built a solid reputation on good food, and positive environmental business practices. Ballygiblin’s is described as per upper casual by the two restaurateurs. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the decor is edgy and visually pleasing, and the food is second to none.


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The Barley Mow The Barley Mow Pub, located on 79 Little Bridge St. in Almonte is proud to announce their one year anniversary of serving the Mississippi Mills community. The new kitchen manager, Andrew Ward has improved our menu with daily specials and new tasty recipes. He has improved the kitchen staff with new techniques and presentation styles. We can only expect more great ideas and improvements from Andrew in the future. Not only do they have three separate indoor seating areas, but also two outdoor patios, which have become a favourite for many

customers. The beautiful, one of a kind view and calming sounds of the Almonte falls will make every visit enjoyable. Whether you come for the mouth watering food, or one of our 13 perfectly poured draft beers, every experience will keep you coming back for more. The Canadian Gazette’s Reader’s Choice Awards nominated the Barley Mow with two awards this year. They received Diamond Patio and Gold Pub for 2010. If you are looking for beautiful views, friendly service and traditional pub fare, come join us for a cold beer at the Barley Mow.

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Because you care about how they drive... Our driving school in Carleton Place would like to say

THANK YOU to

the community for their support and trust. We are proud to be voted the Diamond award for “Best Driving School” Readers’ Choice 2010.

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www.ExtraMileDrivingSchool.com 613-858-7242

Quality and Craftsmanship for your Home or Office Exclusive Window Coverings is the place to go for the very best in custom-designed window fashions for your home or office. Exclusive Window Coverings opened in Carleton Place in August 2000, and after 8 years, had outgrown our location and moved into a custom built building on Townline Rd. The new location is triple the size which allows us to serve you better. Everything is made here on the premises; we have a workroom on site. This allows us to provide quality products in a timely manner. Window Coverings don’t just add beauty to your home; they add value to your home as well for many reasons. Energy efficient coverings such as indoor shutters and cellular shades will help keep the temperature steady in your home, no matter the season. This will cut your heating and air conditioning costs. They also add equity to your home; you are making an investment when you purchase window coverings. Exclusive Window Coverings also offers full-service decorating for your home. Not only do we design and manufacture window

coverings, we also sell duvets, duvet covers, shams, sheets and pillows to name a few. Our bedding is very luxurious and is matched perfectly to create the atmosphere you desire. Other services that are offered through Exclusive Window Coverings are paint colour consultations as well as home staging. Before selling your home you must prepare it for others to see it to its full potential. We will help pick paint colours, re-arrange your furniture as well as depersonalize your home for a faster and easier sell. How does it work when you want Exclusive Window Coverings to update your home? We ask a few questions when the client calls or comes in. Based on the information given regarding furniture, colours and flooring, we then visit the client for an in-home consultation with fabrics and samples that we know will suit the client’s tastes. From the in home consultation to the finished product, it generally takes four to six weeks to manufacture everything. We then return with the product and install it. We take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our work.

Thanks for making us your favorite outdoor patio pub!

Creating the atmosphere you desire...

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Come join us for:

~ Best Window Coverings

• Thursday Night 1 cent Wings Night! .................................................. 8pm-11pm • Tuesday Night 1 cent Mussel Night! .................................................. 5pm-11pm • Sunday Morning Buffet Brunch .................................................. 10am-2pm 394503

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Organic is Good Granary has undergone new management, the new proprietor, Dena Comley, vows to provide continued and unparalleled informative service. Dena has opted to be closer to home and family. With this deliberate change, her professional life has now fallen in-line with her personal beliefs. Healthy living for the body, mind and community. I would like to thanks all those who voted for us, and all those customers who have continued to support The Granary over the past year. Its hard to believe a year has already past. I am looking forward to many more to come. Thank you.

A BIG Thank you to all our customers who voted for us! Diamond Diamond Diamond Platinum Platinum Gold

Roto-static started in Perth in 1979 Roto-static is now in Franktown, which is central to Perth, Carleton Place, and Smith Falls. We originally started cleaning carpets and upholstery, and now expanded to: Cleaning condition leather furniture, wall and ceiling cleaning, and we are both Commercial and Private. Guarantee satisfaction or do not pay! Roto-Static, customers have the peace of mind in knowing that our franchises are honest men and woman from their own community. Well trained, nationally insured, and above all, neighbors who are respectful of your valuable

property We also do fine wool, Persian, and oriental carpets. For any commercial/business we offer programs tailor made to your individual needs. With Commercial, needs can vary, and we suit them to you. Payment schedules also vary, tailored to your business needs. Go to our website to find out more, and take a look at tips & tricks for stains that are hard to remove! http:// www.rotostaticlanarkcounty.ca/ Phone # 613-264-1407: Perth/Smiths Falls & 613492-5326: Carleton Place/Almonte

“My carpets and upholst ery have never been cleane r” Serving the area since 1979 Family owned and operated Firm appointment times Readers Choice award winner Dries in 1 Hour

- Best Accessible Restaurant - Best Breakfast - Best Family Restaurant - All-Around Restaurant - Italian Restaurant - Steak & Grill

10432 Hwy 7, Carleton Place 613-257-5326 Full Licensed – Outdoor Dining On Our Patio Steaks – Seafood – Pasta – Greek Food – Pizza

Take Out Available Open 7am to 10pm Large Groups & Buses Welcome

ORGANIC IS GOOD Thanks to our customers we are proud to announce our success in this years Reader’s Choice Awards! • • • •

Diamond – Health Food Diamond – Organic Shop Diamond – Specialty Groceries Platinum – Bulk Food

Thank you to all of our patrons

We offer a COMPLETE SERVICE for: • Carpet cleaning • Upholstery cleaning • Leather cleaning and conditioning • Fine wool and Oriental rugs • Carpet and fabric protection • Pet stain and odour treatment

Phone: 264-1407 or Just call 49-CLEAN Website: rotostaticlanarkcounty.ca 395338

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Proudly serving customers with quality bulk and natural alternatives since 1978, The Granary continues to offer its personalized service and friendly atmosphere that patrons have come to expect. Our continued commitment to offer accessible, local and sustainable products is paramount. Whether it be promoting a healthy lifestyle or protecting the natural environment, The Granary is your “one-stop” destination for a wide variety of organic, natural and health related products, including groceries, health and beauty items, supplements and household cleaners. Our selection of gift ideas and bulk food merchandise is also quite impressive. Although The

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