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BACK-TO-SCHOOL ENERGY SAVINGS Keep blinds and curtains closed during the daytime. Blocking out the sun’s rays works to decrease the amount of heat that will get trapped in your home.

Shift your electricity use to off-peak periods. Learn more about Time-of-Use rates at guelphhydro.com.

Use a programmable thermostat to set temperatures when you are away or asleep.

Switch to LED bulbs as they use up to 90% less energy and can last 30x longer than incandescent.

Programs and incentives that will help you

LIVE COMFORTABLY FOR LESS.

Buy an ENERGY STAR® rated mini refrigerator. A compact fridge ranks high as one of the most power hungry devices in a student’s life.

Unplug electronics when they’re not in use or use a power bar with a timer or auto-shutoff.

Start saving today. Visit guelphhydro.saveonenergy.ca for more tips, programs and energy-saving ideas.

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A POWERHOUSE OF ART AND DESIGN ON A PRIVATE OASIS OF 45 ACRES - ERIN FRINGE BENEFITS ON 12 ACRES - ACTON

There is a versatile property nestled on the fringe of town to give you the best of both worlds. Delightful 2 plus 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick bungalow with a finished walkout basement, 2 kitchens, natural gas and municipal services. There is a private mile riding or running track around the pond and 4 paddocks for your four legged friends. Oversized 52.3 ft x 32 ft detached 9 stall horse stable with water and hydro that could be converted into a workshop. The loft is ideal for hay and other personal uses. Big family gatherings are a breeze with access to two road entrances and lots of parking. MLS# X3866555 $1,099,000

This architecturally stunning 5,000 square feet, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom multi-level home was built to last for multiple generations. Designed ideally for energy and cost efficiency. Perched on a hill to offer multiple ground floor walkouts and positioned to give 360° unobstructed views from every window. A long winding driveway leads you to the barn and paddock. Trailways allow you to discover the pond and acres of managed forest. A sweeping driveway leads to an attached 2 car garage and 4,000 square feet workshop with 10 ft ceilings and 200 amp hydro doubles as a barn or hang-out for a DIY fan. MLS#X3854851 $1,490,000

TOWN ESCAPE! - GEORGETOWN MOTHER NATURE’S DREAM HOME ON 72 ACRES - ERIN

5,800 square foot farmhouse provides 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with living spaces that separate yet keep your family together. The 1861ʼs structure was reborn with dramatic stone wall features and including 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in-law suite with walkout basement. With a few exceptions, only hardwood and ceramic tiles grace the floors of the bright and airy rooms. Updated skylights, Palladian windows and walkouts to covered porches. 72 acres of prime farmland, forest, stocked koi pond, heated inground pool, 50 ft x 35 ft horse barn, 35 ft x 30 ft insulated drive shed and 40 ft x 25 ft garage. Only the sounds of nature pervade the silence and privacy yet minutes to highways and GO transit and Toronto is within an hour drive. MLS#30590663 $1,950,000

This urban Park District oasis awaits your family close to the sights and delights of small town living only a matter of minutes to the downtown. Perfectly renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a desirable layout generously spread across three levels featuring plenty of large sun-filled windows. Almost everything has been updated with literally nothing for you to do but move in and enjoy a beautifully appointed kitchen with sleek cabinetry, dark granite countertops and stainless steel appliances to make entertaining a breeze. Luxurious master is designed for pampering with a 5 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. A ground level laundry provides access to the fenced backyard and the spacious 2 car garage. The finished lower level letʼs the family work and play in a wonderfully bright recreation room and office area. A double wide driveway without a sidewalk offers parking for 4 cars. Centrally located within walking distance to the shopping centre and train station, close to a local park with a playground that the kids will love. MLS#W3865402 $1,088,000

SAUBLE BEACH BUILDING LOTS

Located on the shores of Lake Huron, Sauble Beach is one of the best summer getaways in all of Ontario. With a sandy beach stretching over 10 km long, Sauble Beach has no shortage of room for you. With just a short stay you will understand why this is the best beach resort in Ontario. Build your cottage or retirement home on an exclusive 100 ft x 165 ft residential lot in Huron Woods. MLS# X3866555 $99,000 OR build your business off Main Street on a 100 ft x 120 ft commercial lot. MLS# X3866582 $190,000

86 ACRE BUILDING LOT - ERIN

Located 15 minutes north of Georgetown on a paved road, sits this scenic 86 acre property. Ideal setting for a weekend getaway, building your dream home, hobby farm or just enjoy room to roam. Open space, 3 ponds and towering trees make this a natural paradise for deer and wild turkeys. The existing 1885 farmhouse provides a large building envelope under CVC. North of Georgetown, south of Erin and minutes to GO transit. MLS#X3912485 $1,199,000

HOME & COTTAGE ON OPISHING LAKE

This private lakefront oasis offers a 4 season, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage. The 2 car garage and long driveway provide boat and ATV storage. Includes everything you need to turn a key and start enjoying mother nature. MLS#X3889953 $370,000

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5 TOP 5 BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS 6 IT'S TIME TO GET ORGANIZED

7 FINDING YOUR NICHE

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7TH ANNUAL DWARF GAMES

10 WRITER'S PROFILE

OH! CANADA - A WRITER'S COLLECTION

11 GUELPH AUTHOR DAY AT INDIGO

12 FOOD DAY CANADA

13 RIBFEST GUELPH

14 AROUND GUELPH

ELORA'S RIVERFEST

15 RECIPE BY CAROLYN COHEN

BURRATA SALAD WITH PEACH & ALMONDS

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BACK TO Essentials SCHOOL 0I

GET A BACKPACK

Getting a new backpack is a treat, a fashion statement and a necessity. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back for comfort. Let your child have a say in what it looks like. Their memories of that year will often depend on if they liked their daily rituals.

02 ORGANIZE WARDROBE Children grow and wardrobe needs change. Donate or trade what isn’t enjoyed or ill fitting and shop for essentials that your child likes, is comfortable in and is durable. Reorganize their closet and dresser. Having easily accessed items helps to make morning rituals a breeze.

03 MAKE HOMEWORK CADDIES The key is everything in one place and portable. Individualize to your child’s needs and likes. Moveable homework stations are convenient and fun.

04 GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHERS You’re a team co educating your child, it’s a partnership and expectations should be communicated. If there is an established sense of mutual caring, your child will thrive.

05 HEALTH CHECK Update medical information, book a physical and try to anticipate your child’s needs for the school year. Identifying allergies, physical limitations and learning abilities, helps your child’s school oversee their welfare.

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ORGANIZED

I make lists. Lists of all kinds. BIG ones, short ones, lists on napkins, the back of my hand and most importantly, in a calendar book! In there I’ve got plenty of space to write down future plans for doing amazing things. This is something I picked up in university, quite literally. These books were given out freely in all corridors, in every nook and every cranny of each building. My school was big on getting you to organize your own life to be a successful student and hopefully, a successful adult.

Being late for something, or even worse, forgetting about something entirely is the absolute worst and it doesn’t prove well for the important things like interviews, work and social commitments. Writing things down, checking in and planning each day accordingly allows you the ability to complete tasks and follow through with things like a planning wizard. You too can be that person who is always 10 minutes early for everything. You too can win at life. It's that wonderful time of year - Back to school. Now is the time folks, the time to grab yourself a life planner and organize all of those amazing things you are about to do. By Jennifer Lyon

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By Jay Whitelaw

A great benefit of creating a habit of giving, is discovering the causes that move you and best reflect who you are. When I was a child, my friend's parents had a real heart for the people of Papua, New Guinea. I remember having to say goodbye when they moved there. It seemed strange to me back then why move across the world to live with people so far away? In my twenties, I found the answer when I flew to the one place in the world that both fascinated and scared me. In Namibia, I found a place and people that made me feel at home. Now I take every opportunity to travel there, support projects and help people in that country. While preparing to launch Givesome, I met people who have found that something inside of them is drawn to one cause or another. For some, the draw is Africa. For others, it’s mental health. I met one woman who found her niche in a terminal illness ward for sick children. She shared some of the most gut-wrenching stories I have ever heard, but by the way she told them, I knew she loved those kids and had found her place. Givesome is a place to see what resonates in your heart. As you give a little and see the impact, you can start weaving together a rich tapestry of stories that are meaningful to you, building a charitable legacy one toonie at a time.

I met people who have found that “ something inside of them is drawn to one cause or another. ” Why not give it a try today? Givesome is a free app on Google Play and the App Store. It connects you with charitable projects that you can support for as little as $2. Every time you give, you'll receive a video a few weeks later showing the difference you made. Learn more at Givesome.com.

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01: Jameel Kassam and Riley Windeler lead the Canadian team at opening ceremonies 02: Anna Fehervari from Hungary meeting Carmen Poveda Flores from Peru at the opening ceremonies 03: Members of Team Great Britain posing for a photo after opening ceremonies 04: Jahmani Swanson AKA Mani Love from the Harlem Globetrotters performing in the opening ceremonies 05: Group photo with athletes from USA, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ireland

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The 7th World Dwarf Games 2017 was held at the University of Guelph from August 5th to August 12th. More than 400 athletes from 20 countries participated in the week long events. The opening ceremonies took place Friday evening. The World Dwarf Games has been held every four years since 1993. People with dwarfism ranging in ages 6 through 60's competed in a wide variety of events. 06

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06: A crowd on the field after the opening ceremonies 07: Miriam Gfellner from Austria competing against Joan Pahisa in Boccia Singles 08: Hailey Joiner from Team Canada competing in Badminton 09: Two competitors from team Great Britain in Boccia 10: Masters Boccia teams including Arthur Dean from Great Britain, founder and president of the International Dwarf Athletic Federation, (second from left) Photos by Sean Rucko

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WRITER'S PROFILE

OH! CANADA A WRITER'S COLLECTION

Oh! Canada: A collection of anecdotes, reflections and fictional short stories written by Nicole Schoueri Abouhalka. Nicole was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. With her family, she immigrated to Canada in 1987, first to Montreal and then in 1989 she moved her family to Guelph and has resided here ever since. Nicole welcomed customers at the Indigo Author’s Day on Saturday, August 19th, with her warm and inviting smile. She was there promoting her book, Oh! Canada, a lovely collection of anecdotes, reflections and short fiction which portray life as an immigrant from a war torn country. Nicole invites you to share her laughter, her tears and her passion for life. To give back to the community she has grown to love, Nicole will be giving away proceeds from the sale of her book to support local groups and other non-profit organizations. You can pick up a copy at the Guelph's Indigo bookstore, online at amazon.ca or at www.nicolesdreams.org

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GUELPH AUTHOR DAY AT INDIGO'S 01

On August 19th, Indigo at Stone Road Mall hosted its Guelph Author Day. Three local authors, Lynda Wilson, Jerry Prager and Nicole Schoueri Abouhalka were there to sign copies of their books and talk to delighted customers. Their books are available for a short time at Indigo and online at indigo.ca 02

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On Saturday, August 5th, 4 of Guelph's restaurants celebrated Food Day Canada with special menus guaranteed to make you kiss your diet good-bye...at least for a day. Borealis, The Wooly Pub, The Bread Bar and Miijidaa restaurants all brought their very best to the table.

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1 and 8: Available at Miijidaa 2 and 7: Available at Borealis Grill & Bar 4 and 6: Available at the Wolly Pub 3 and 5: Available at the Bread Bar 5

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On August 24 to August 27th the Rotary Club of Guelph celebrated its 20th year of hosting Ribfest in Guelph. There were bands, kid's entertainment and a classic car show. The 2017 show featured 14 separate food vendors with everything from apple fritters to cupcakes and, of course, some rockin' ribs. The weather proved to be spectacular and a good time was had by all. The Rotary Club of Guelph held its 20th Anniversary Ribfest 50/50 draw with Doug Robb winning over $4,000. Congratulations! 02

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01: Silver Bullet cooks up some 08 chicken and ribs 02: Relaxing and waiting for some food 03: Some of the classic cars 04: Giving the thumbs up to some tasty flavours 05: Enjoying the festivities 06: Ribs for everyone 07: Some of the judges 08: Volunteers Donna and Carrie collecting tickets for the 50/50 Draw

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Elora's Riverfest celebrated its 9th year on the weekend of August 17 - 19th. The festival, which was held along the banks of the Grand River, returned this year with a 3rd day of fun and a third stage. The Riverfest is Elora's annual celebration of community and music and has featured an impressive collection of musicians and preformers. 02

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DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE

BURRATA SALAD

WITH PEACH AND ALMONDS his caprese alternative is so special. Make sure you catch the peaches when they are perfectly in-season and ripe! Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS • 2 ripe in-season peaches

DIRECTIONS STEP 0 1

• 1 container or ball of burrata cheese, drained

Cut the peach away from the pit in 0.5" - 1" wedges (you will have

• 5 basil leaves, torn in a few pieces

about 12-16 slices of peaches from each peach).

• 1-2 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar or 2 tbsp of balsamic pearls • 2-3 tbsp fruity green extra virgin olive oil

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• 1 tbsp honey

Cut the burrata cheese in similar size pieces to the peaches. To

• 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds*

do this, cut the burrata ball in half and cut each half into 12-14

• A generous amount of fresh coarse ground black pepper

pieces. Arrange the peaches and burrata on a long narrow platter

• Maldon sea salt for sprinkling

in a single line alternating between the peach and burrata.

* Toast the almonds by putting them in a dry fry pan on medium heat, tossing often until they are

Arrange a few pieces of basil between each couple of cheese/

golden brown everywhere.

STEP 0 3 burrata pieces. Sprinkle the almonds all over.

STEP 0 4

CAROLYN COHEN BA, BScOT Founder/Chef/Recipe Developer DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in Whole Food Home Cooking, Meal Planning, Recipe Developing and Healthy Eating. #CookAtHome

Drizzle the peach/burrata line-up with the balsamic vinegar or pearls, olive oil, honey and pepper.

STEP 0 5 Sprinkle with maldon salt.

d: 416.200.3522 e: deliciousdish@rogers.com DeliciousDish.ca

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veryday, technology is getting better at saving homeowners time, energy and money. In recent years, appliances of all brands have set their sights on pushing the limits of development and innovation. What used only to exist in futuristic films can now be found in your local Home Depot. Here are a few recent insights into what's new in appliances.

FLEXIBILIT Y Imagine owning a washer that can run two separate loads at once, or a dryer that lets you dry delicates and everyday garments at the same time. Newly developed technology brings this dream to life, and even include Wi-Fi connectivity so that you can receive alerts, start, stop and monitor cycles remotely. LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer

SAVING TIME Some appliances have smart home capabilities so busy professionals can monitor their kitchens via their phone or laptops. This means you can now purchase high-tech ovens, dishwashers and fridges that are equipped with cameras, allowing you to check on your roast from the bedroom or draft a shopping list from the supermarket. >>>

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LG Door-in-Door™ Refrigerator

SAVING MONEY Have you ever been hungry and indecisive, letting all the cool air out while you ponder in front of an open refrigerator door? LG brings state-of-the-art technology to their new door-in-door fridge design, which provides easy access to drinks and snacks without opening the full fridge door. It's almost like magic - simply knock twice on the glass to illuminate the contents within.

SIMPLIFIED DESIGN As the heart of the home, the kitchen fills an increasing number of functions including cooking, socializing and dining. Designers are finding new ways to embed intelligent technology into countertop surfaces that help keep the space clean and uncluttered. Homeowners now have the option to integrate wireless charging hotspots directly into hard surfaces like Corian countertops, which allows for embedded tech. So, when you get home after a long day at work, simply place your smartphone on the designated counter area and juice up that battery while you get dinner started. THN www.newscanada.com

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Nest Learning Thermostat

Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker

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