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NO COOKIE CUTTER TIPS ON BUYING AND SELLING COUNTRY REAL ESTATE
hether you are searching for the perfect country home or wanting to move from your rural property, do your homework to make the best deal and protect your investment. In the spring and fall, for sale signs pop up on the green lawns of the country side. Growing demand for rural properties means their is lots of buying and selling going on, says Town of Halton Hills and Town of Erin based Denise Dilbey, Broker with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Brokerage. So why are “city folks” yearning to invest in country real estate in the Town of Erin, Halton Hills and Caledon? “They’re looking for a simpler way of life,” says Dilbey. The popularity of that lifestyle has boosted prices for rural properties in Erin, Caledon, and Georgetown. Country homes with five acres or less start at $400,000, while larger or quaint properties closer to the
city or major commuter routes can now fetch more than $750,000. Dilbey, herself an acreage owner and “farm girl”, has been seeing the market demand for rural properties escalate in the last 4 years. Now more than ever, she says, buyers and sellers have to do their homework. Every buyer or seller seems to know someone in real estate. But finding a good realtor is critical for both rural buyers and sellers. Just like the diversity in rural homes, no two realtors are created equal. Dilbey advises asking local real estate offices to recommend top rural agents or check the internet, using “rural and country” for a seasoned rural estate professional in the area of your search. When you’ve selected several agents, interview them. Request feature sheets from recent sales and quiz them on their knowledge in wells, septic systems, local by-laws and Conservation Authorities. Thiswill highlight their skills dealing
with country properties and the sale or purchase of one of your largest assets. Dilbey, warns that if you choose to use a local realtor from the city, ensure they know the area, what development is planned, how to take a potability sample and how septic systems work in order to protect yourself. Buying rural property in the town of Halton Hills is different than in the Town of Erin and different yet in the Town of Caledon. If you are looking for an experienced, professional REALTOR® who offers a complete marketing and advertising strategy to represent and sell your country property, call Denise direct at 416-919-9802. She loves selling country and has the knowledge you need. For more information on buying and selling, visit: www.ddilbey.com Denise Dilbey Your REALTOR® for life.
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STEPHEN "SHAKER" CUEVAS
Stephen "Shaker" Cuevas is the founder of Ball 4 All and Shake True Hoops. As a youth he dreamt of having opportunites to compete at the highest levels and of having success at those levels, both individually and as part of a team. Shaker admits that when he was young he did not have access to coaching but that did not stop him from playing on an outdoor court at his neighbourhood playground. That same court ended up spawning six or seven future national players. They were all Shaker's age and he competed against and with them while aspiring to be as good as they were. This aspiration drove him to practice on the court when it was deserted and to practice in his mind how he would beat them. This practice enabled him to become proficient and as he got older and attended schools that had basketball programs, Shaker discovered that his skills allowed him to not only make the teams but also to contribute. Stephen continued to play basketball as well as studying Spanish and eventually he returned to his old playground where he discovered that all his buddies had graduated to greater opportunities. He also realized that he was one of the best players at his old playground. From that time on, his career had its ups and downs. From playing senior high school basketball in Ottawa to varsity basketball for the Middlebury Panthers in Vermont, then with the University of Guelph Gryphons and finally playing professionally in England and Wales. Shaker's experiences were unique to him but many of them can be shared to create positive outcomes. It is in that spirit that Shake True Hoops was created. Shake True Hoops was born of an epiphany. He says he was in the middle of blaming one of his coaches for a personal deficiency when he realized it was really his responsbility to become proficient. Shaker then understood that in order to be happy he had to make himself better instead of blaming others for his own shortcomings and in that way take responsibilty for his own career. Since that point, Stephen has done his best to pass on this lesson and others he has learned in his career as well as the skills he has developed over the years. Shake True Hoops has been part of the result of this, as is Ball 4 All, an organization Shaker has implemented in Guelph with the goal of helping at risk kids to play basketball and learn important life lessons from Shaker and his staff.
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When it comes to partying, Guelph loves to just get crazy. And St. Patricks Day was a perfect opportunity to cut loose. Downtown Guelph hosts two pubs, McCabe's Irish Pub & Grill and Bobby O'Brien's, both located on MacDonell Street. As night fell, more and more green clad celebrants emerged and began to frequent these establishments in search of food, green beer and fellow happy people. Being a university town certainly brought out the happy in everyone, as well as those who just want to show off the green. (see left).
As the night wore on, the happiness and love of the Irish started to show itself off in a variety of ways including hairstyles, green t-shirts and, in the case of the above, an affectionate and somewhat large leprechaun who planted a wet one on our very own intrepid photographer as others looked on in amusement.
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One of Guelph's little known secrets is we have our very own Hazel McCallion, a brigh bundle of energy named Pearl Robinson. On St Patrick's Day, Pearl organized a Dessert and Card party at St Pauls Lutheran Church. She raised just over $400 and had a lot of fun. Pearl does fundraisers as often as she can because she likes to keep busy and active and she enjoys the company of people. At 84 years old, Pearl remains more active than those half her age and continues to help and inspire others. 01: Pearl Robinson celebrates St Patrick's Day by gettng ready to show off some of that Irish love. 02: John, David, Earlby, Bruce, Jean and Doreen pause during a fierce card game. 03: Sonia, Elsie, Cathy, Georgia and Doris enjoy some St Patrick's Day green drinks.
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In downtown Guelph there is a place where the magic happens for both young and old. A place where clay and fun become one. Play with Clay is an interactive drop-in pottery studio which allows guests of all ages to indulge in both pottery painting and fresh clay building. The brainchild of Mario Gonsalves, Play with Clay provides a safe environment for adults and kids to experiment with the clay medium on their own or to take workshops in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques to help anyone make their pottery project a success. Play with Clay is open to all and hosts play parties in their studio with pottery. In a world where it can become so easy to get caught up in the stress and anxiety of everyday living, Play with Clay provides an oasis of fun and creativity where you can once again experience the joys of playing. 02
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01: Madison Fraser, Shelby Durnin, Jeff Durnin and Lorianne Fraser working on painting projects. 02: Alison Cox and Katie Vaughan. 03: Alisa Zhang and Krystal Xu. 04: Elyse Serediuk and her son Henry. 05: Isabelle Bisngire and Anne-Marie Muller stand ready to help you out. 06: Erik Veneman details his work. 07: With a ready smile Erin Milme makes everyone feel welcome.
JANE & MARY
SISTERS IN ART & BUSINESS Dr. Mary Peirson and her sister Jane Watson are business partners who co-own a cosmetic medical clinic called ArtMed: The Art of Cosmetic Medicine. Mary, the Medical Director, and Jane, the Business Director changed the name of their business the summer after they became owners to better reflect the artistry of what Mary accomplishes at ArtMed. Mary has a fine eye for subtly correcting the aging process, improving skin health, and helping the men and women of Guelph to look and feel their best. Mary and Jane have an amazing team of highly respected staff members who help run their busy clinc. In addition to being business partners though, the sisters have other parallels in their lives - predominately their love of the arts, a field that runs deep in their family. Mary's patients come from far to experience her creative gift as a cosmetic physician and her husband, Daniel Cabena, is an award winning classical singer with an international reputation. Jane is an award winning actress and director, having recently shot two short films in Guelph and Kitchener which have been viewed at several international film festivals. Jane's husband, John Watson, is also a trained opera singer, who has performed professionally on stage and film. In fact, Jane and her husband work in Guelph regularly as a team. Their next performance is in late April at the Guelph Little Theater in a comedy called I Hate Hamlet. Other parallels these sisters have in common are that both Jane and Mary are owners of century homes within a few blocks of each other, and simultaneously have both completed major renovations to their homes over the past year. Mary beautifully restored a dilapidated 1860s duplex, returning the home to its former glory. Jane restored her double-brick downtown classic, helping the home recover from its student dwelling past. Last parallel? Strangely enough, they both used local business contractors named Jeff! (Jeff Geard from JCG Carpentry, and Jeff Muysson of Standard Renovations) Now, they are starting the next phase of their creative journey together – one last massive renovation project together – this time for their growing business! Stay tuned! For more information on ArtMed, see their ad on page 3.
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SHOW HER YOUR LOVE 0I SPEND ACTUAL TIME Face to face, no cell phones: just your undivided attention.
02 RECREATE OR RECAPTURE TIME Re-live a past memory. Have an outing or your usual “go-to” activity. Just do it with love!
03 WINE & DINE Take her out to her favourite restaurant. This is always a special treat for Mom.
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04 TAKE MOM OUTDOORS Spring is the perfect time to reconnect in Nature.
05 USE YOUR WORDS Mom will never know how much you Love her, unless you tell her.
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CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST
SERVING SIZE: Makes 12 NOTE: If I don’t have buttermilk, I mix the milk and lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes, and voila... buttermilk!
WITH TOMATO, BASIL, SPINACH & SMOKED MOZZARELLA
Makes: 8 large pieces
Most of us have seen or eaten (or tried to make) cauliflower pizza crusts, mostly yielding unsuccessful results. They don’t taste great and definitely do not resemble pizza at all. You can stop at this one! You will most likely fool the pizza lovers at your table. It even picks up like pizza! You can make this completely gluten-free if you swap the spelt flour for a gluten-free flour such as chickpea flour, gluten-free oat flour or an all-purpose gluten-free flour.
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Preheat oven to 500˚F and place the oven rack on the second from the lowest position. Heat a cast iron flat top sheet or a cookie sheet (lined with foil if you wish) in the oven as it preheats.
1 small cauliflower, florets only, 4 finely riced level cups* 1/2 cup (60gm) spelt flour (or any flour you like) 1/2 cup (40gm) almond meal/flour 1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup (60-65gm) finely grated mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp olive oil
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Measure 4 cups of riced cauliflower* in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, stopping halfway to toss. When cool enough to handle, squeeze the liquid out of the cauliflower using paper towels. Allow the cauliflower to cool a little before adding the egg and cheese.
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Add the two flours, salt, garlic powder and stir well. Add the egg and cheese and work the dough with your hands so that it is all evenly distributed.
1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered handful of spinach 10 basil leaves torn *to “rice” the cauliflower, place the florets in the food processor fitted with the steel blade. Pulse the cauliflower until it resembles rice.
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Carefully remove the sheet from the oven, place it down on a heatproof surface. Brush the sheet with the olive oil. Spread the cauliflower mixture in a large oval, making a lip, like a “pizza crust edge.” I will spread it as much as I can with my hands (it is hot), then sometimes put a piece of parchment on top of the flattened cauliflower and using a rolling pin, roll over the parchment to make even thinner, then make a nice raised edge.
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Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes, cut and enjoy!
HOMETOWN HOCKEY 01
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is the ultimate hockey fan experience and is making its way across Canada. On Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2nd it stopped in the Royal City. This free festival kicked off in Market Square at noon and featured family-friendly programming and activities all weekend long. In addition, Hometown Hockey hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone broadcasted an outdoor viewing party on Sunday evening as the Vancouver Canucks took on the San Jose Sharks. 03
06 01: Young kids play a free for all road hockey in the rink set up in front of City Hall. 02: Saturday draws a crowd of Guelphites to check out what Hometown Hockey is all about. 03: Briana Smith and Sara Reid helping out at the Dodge Truck tent. 04: Rogers Hometown Hockey mascot shares a hug with a young fan. 05: Guelph hockey fan chats it up on the main stage. 06: Two volunteers helping out.
BALL 4 ALL
TAKING THE SHOT
Every Wednesday, Stephen "Shaker" Cuevas and his staff step out onto a local school's gym and open the door to kids of all ages to provide basketball skills training, fitness education and nutritional instruction. Located in Guelph, Ball 4 All is available to all youth who wish to participate and draws on great basketball instructors, dedicated volunteers and conscientious sponsors to help make a difference in the lives of its participants. Above: Coach Ian stands ready to help as Hanna takes a shot while Alana and Jace wait patiently in line.
01: Royce (in blue) and Brysyn in a free for all with other kids. 02: Hanna smiles for the camera while waiting to play. 03: Coach Ian helps Caleb with the proper hand positions for the ball. 04: Stephen "Shaker" Cuvas instructs a group of kids on how to fake out an opponent player. 05: Delina and Nybit help out with Lisa Peters as she prepares snacks for the kids. 06: Shaker shares his fashion sense on hat placement. 07: Caleb and Brysyn at play. 08: Carter throws the ball for a quick 2 points.
On Saturday, March 25th at the Old Quebec Street market, eMERGE Guelph, an organization with the goal of maximizing "resource efficiency and community well-being" in the fields of energy, water, transportation and food, helped host Guelph's first ever Ecomarket. The Ecomarket consisted of companies and agencies who showcased products, information tables and workshops that focused on ecological awareness and products.
01: Alexzander Smith of EcoBuild explains his company's ideals to a rapt audience. 02: Peter Hansen with Guelph Solar. 03: Matt Hawkes explains the innovative designs made for those who walk and ride. 04: Scott Dunn stands ready to help anyone interested in electric bikes. 05: Laura shows off her all-natural jewellery. 06: Steve Yessie with eMerge.
On Sunday, March 26th, a team of students from an Event Marketing class at Conestoga College teamed up with the Guelph Arts Council to create a fundraising event in support of the arts in Guelph. Participants paid $30 for an opportunity to take workshops of their choice at three of six stations. By the end of the day the event had raised $4,000 for the Guelph Arts Council - well done! 01
07 01: Event Marketing students from left to right: Michael Cicciarella, Simranjeet Singh, Isaah Rerrie, Andrew Walkey, Steven Huck, Molette Pizarro Steffler, Dami Olayemi, Sriramanan Kalirajah, Andrew Maguire, Angelica Bayona, Kaitlin Zolnai, Marcus Meredith, Brandon Wharton, Matthew Mckenna, Drew Mclellan, Kadana McMullen, Chelsea Oâ€™Neill-Wright, Danielle Boland, Andrew Glendon, Alexie Johnson, Anna Kreider, Maxwell Fischer and Karen Harnock with Instructor, Carolyn McLeod. 02: Checking out the silent auction 03: Sonia Addie along side Haylle Kellett of The Making Box Improv 04: Participants learn how to make their own jewellery 05: Cynthia Kinnunen shows off her ukelele. 06: Dami Olayeme takes a turn at belly dancing. 07: The Invoketress Dance troupe and guests.
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