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VOLUME 3 ISSUE 7 / July 2011

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Town Talk Tidbits

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Q&A With... Angela Nickle f.N. Happy Farm

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Your Community Happy Canada Day, Uxbridge! Staff

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Managing Editor: Carly Foster Creative Director: Kirsty Kernohan SALES & MARKETING: Rebecca Cranney Graphic Designer: Matt Filion Reporting & Editing: Dana Kenedy Staff Photographer: Deborah de Ville

Contributors Randy Loewen Betty Robinson Sarah Terrion

Cover Photo © Garret Bautista | Dreamstime.com

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July Community Calendar Guest Column Men’s Fitness: Get Moving and Reduce Your Risk Faces of Uxbridge Andy Malcolm From My Mom’s Kitchen Rhubarb Crisp Local Products School’s Out for Summer: Our Favourite Toys

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Last September, my neighbours across the street went to Hawaii for their 25th wedding anniversary. Amid luaus, helicopter rides and walks along the beach, they took the time to pick out matching Hawaiian dresses for my daughters. It’s gestures like this that make me love Uxbridge so much. My husband and I always say that even if we won the lottery, we would just upgrade our house rather than leave our neighbourhood. There is such a sense of community when we walk down our street with our kids and dog on these warm summer evenings, calling hello to friendly faces and smiling. Kirsty keeps talking about this same feeling after attending the recent Bonner Boys splash pad fundraiser, and during spur-of-themoment barbecues with neighbours. Don’t you find it’s rare to go shopping and not see someone you know? I find this sense of community wherever I go in our Township, and this week’s huge Canada Day festivities at Elgin Park are no exception. We’ve written about it, our favourite summer toys for kids and the fascinating Andy Malcolm in this issue, along with a most delicious recipe for rhubarb crisp. All things about our neighbourhood. Our community. Our home. Enjoy!

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New Awards for Art and Culture in Durham

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The Region of Durham has launched a unique set of awards designed to achieve long-term economic prosperity by embracing and engaging the creative class. The Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards include five categories:

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1. Best collaboration among business, the arts and the community. 2. Best story about Durham Region in ANY medium. 3. Best entertainment in any medium. 4. Best integration of art and culture in the workplace. 5. Best use of art and artists to advance social and environmental sustainability. Nominations open mid-July. For more information, visit www.artoftransition.ca.

Sadly, the group recommends just 1 in 5 of more than 600 beach and sport sunscreens. “Nearly 90 brands, including Neutrogena, Banana Boat, and Aveeno now offer sunscreens with zinc and titanium,” the website says. “These are the right choice for children, people with sensitive skin and others Sunscreens Exposed who want the best UVA protection without Summer is here, and almost daily we potentially hormone-disrupting chemicals slather sunscreen on ourselves and children to prevent sunburn - but do you really like oxybenzone or vitamin A, which may be carcinogenic on sun-exposed skin. None know what all those chemicals mean on are sprayed or powdered, so they don’t the bottle and if they’re safe for you? pose inhalation dangers.” The Environmental Working Group has The site is an excellent resource, offering tested more than 292 brands and 1,700 a list of the best products, a hall of shame types of sunscreen, SPF lipbalms, etc. to of products to avoid, sun safety tips and find the most safe products for you and the methodology of their findings. your family, all housed in a searchable Find it all at www.breakingnews. database. ewg.org/2011sunscreen/.


Q & A with... ...Angela Nickle By Dana Kenedy

on Fridays for anybody who wants to stop by and do a bit of shopping.

WHO: Angela Nickle, owner and farmer of f.N. Happy Farm.

WHY: Nickle enjoys the lifestyle. Before farming, she used to work in human resources, so the change is a drastic, yet beneficial one. It’s stressful, but a healthy stress, she says. “I believe that everybody should have access to food,” she says and notes customers can also work for food. BY THE NUMBERS: Nickle bought the

WHAT: A small organic family farm just outside of Uxbridge. Fresh produce and meats are available. “It’s for anybody who doesn’t want to pull the sticker off their veggies,” Nickle says. HOW: f.N. Happy farm is a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) farm, meaning you pay a sum at the beginning of the farm season and then pick up your produce weekly. Also, the gates are open 2-6 p.m.

property in 2004 and began farming in 2007. It’s $500 to take part in the CSA this season. The farm is home to many animals; to name a few, Nickle has 30 laying hens, 3 llamas, 2 horses, 1 donkey, 2 geese, and 12 lambs that were born this year. BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “There are things I can’t control, like the weather and pests,” she says. They were delayed about three weeks at the beginning of the season due

to the harsh April weather. She says she has to make sure she’s on top of everything so she’s “running a farm business and not letting it run me.” BIGGEST REWARD: Living healthy and meeting amazing people. “Had I not picked this lifestyle, these people would not have come into my life,” she says. FUN: Nickle currently has a woofer from Berlin. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunity on Organic Farms) is an international organization that links organic farms with volunteers who want to gain experience working in the organic field. She also has a farm intern who is doing such a great job that Nickle decided she wants to have an intern every farming season. CONTACT: angela@fnhappyfarm.ca or visit www.fnhappyfarm.ca.

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your community

happy Canada day, Uxbridge! by Carly Foster

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ore than 30 years after bringing her own kids to Uxbridge’s Canada Day celebrations, Councillor Pat Mikuse is now, fittingly, one of the lead organizers. “It’s Canada’s celebration...our birthday!” she exclaims after being asked why so many come to the festivities each year. “I think everybody in this community are proud Canadians.” Based on the thousands who descend on Elgin Park each july 1, she’s right. Uxbridgians of all ages come for wagon rides, live music, face painting, tree planting, jumping castles and petting zoos, all culminating in a crescendo of fireworks at dusk. “Whether it rains or shines, the fireworks have to go,” she says. The display can be seen from as far away as the Quaker village subdivision in the town’s west end. What many do not know is that the event is not paid for by the Township. Mikuse and her committee of seven raise all the funds throughout the year, supplemented by attendee donations at the gate the night of.

The fireworks alone are $10,000, with the total event close to $15,000 to put on for the community. As of 2006, a licensed pyrotechnician is required to set off the fireworks; the fire department used to provide this service. “We’re so lucky to have local and even out-of-town sponsors,” Mikuse says. “And every dollar residents donate goes right toward the event. We really do appreciate the community support, because it’s a true family day.” As soon as one Canada Day event ends, the committee starts planning the next, she adds. They have 14 meetings a year of at least an hour each, plus each member has their own area they work on. It works out to hundreds of volunteer hours. “We work hard to keep what’s good, but also add new,” she says. “This committee works hard.” gates open at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate our country’s 144th birthday. Happy Canada Day!

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July marks Canada’s 144th birthday! To celebrate, here are some interesting facts about our beloved country: The first four provinces to join Confederation in 1867 were Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The last to join Confederation were Newfoundland in 1947 and Nunavut in 1999. An outdated law states it is illegal to release more than 10 helium balloons within a 24 hour period in a Toronto park. More than 950 historic sites are scattered throughout Canada Canada has 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with the Rideau Canal the only one in Ontario. Lacrosse is Canada’s national sport, not hockey. O Canada, while written in 1880 by Calixa Lavallée and Adolphe Basile Routhier, was not declared Canada’s national anthem until July 1,1980.

Canada Day 2010 at Elgin Park!

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Almost 40 per cent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. In contrast, not even one per cent of the population lives in Nunavut. SOURCE: www.canada.gc.ca

12 Months to Health Join local Health Practitioners to explore & inspire our community towards a healthier lifestyle!

2011 Speaker Series 1st Thursday of each month @ 7:30pm – 8:45pm July 7 Intro to Qi Gong: Ancient Practice Learn & experience the ancient Chinese healing practice of Qi Gong through a series of gentle movements, breath, intention & meditation. Benefits include restored health, relaxation & vitality.

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SEPTEMBER 1 Back to School with Healthy Kids Discover healthy food choices for lunches that are easy to make & how to ease back into school & activity routines stress free. Nicole Scott, Passion for Nutrition Susan Ward, Pathways to Peace yoga & Healing Pathways to Peace yoga & Healing 58 Brock St. West, Ste 204, uxbridge CoST: $10/lecture

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july community calendar Friday, July 1

Canada Day at Elgin Park Wagon rides, live music, stuff for kids and fireworks. Donations appreciated. Time: 5:30 - 10 p.m. Where: Elgin Park, Main St. S. Contact: 905 852 9181 Canada Day Roxy Kids In Action The Roxy Kids will once again be selling yummy Roxy Popcorn at the Canada Day festivities at Elgin Park as a fundraiser supporting their ongoing volunteer efforts in the community. Time: 5:30 - 10 p.m. Where: Elgin Park, Main St. S. Contact: 416 989 6963 cathy.christoff@roxytheatres.com Celebrate Canada Day Celebrate Canada Day at the Tin Mill Restaurant. Lots of great giveaways and live entertainment. All are welcome. Time: noon - 8 p.m. Where: Tin Mill, 53 Toronto St. N. Contact: 905 862 0553 www.tinmill.ca

Sunday, July 3

42nd Street Broadway comes to the Uxbridge Music Hall from July 3 - 16. Tickets at Select Art Galleries. Adults $19, kids $12. Weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Time: 8 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S. Contact: 905 852 1836

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Thursday, July 7

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Mapping the Equine Foot No Hoof, No Horse Learn about basic hoof anatomy and the importance of correct shoeing techniques as discussed by Dave Dawson, professional farrier.

Time: 8 - 9:30 p.m. Where: FoxFire Equestrian, 5110 Concession Rd. 8 Contact: 905 751 4623 foxfireequestrian.com 12 Months to Health Speaker Series Learn and experience the ancient Chinese healing practice of Qi Gong through a series of gentle movements, breath, intention and meditation. Guest: Cindy Abbott, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncturist. Time: 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Where: 58 Brock St. W., suite 204 Contact: 416 571 0447 pathwaystopeaceyoga@hotmail.com

Saturday, July 9

15th Annual Gardens of Uxbridge Community Care Durham hosts the Gardens of Uxbridge, a self guided tour providing a wonderful opportunity to see beyond the gates of eight private gardens. $20 including boxed lunch. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Various Uxbridge locations Contact: 905 852 7445 www.communitycaredurham.on.ca Friends Of Forsaken Animals Garage sale fundraiser. All proceeds go to help the animals. Large variety of items to choose from, also accepting items in good condition up to July 7. Refreshments served. Time: 8 a.m. - noon Where: 7 Campbell Dr. Contact: 905 852 7232 www.petfinder.com

Monday, July 11

Kid’s Yoga Camp July 11 - 15. Let’s Play with Yoga. Half day of Yoga postures, meditation, singing and playing. Ages 6 to 10. $150. Contact for location.

Time: 1 - 4 p.m. Where: Sandford Contact: 416 571 0447 pathwaystopeaceyoga@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 13

Uxbridge Horticultural Society, Your Local Garden Club Guest speaker Carson Arthur will be speaking about How Green Is Your Backyard? Roses will be featured at the flower produce and design show. Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Senior’s Centre, 75 Marietta St. Contact: 905 985 6516 www.uxbridgehorticulturalsociety.com

Saturday, July 16

Gorgon Charity Golf Experience Proceeds go to local charities. $125. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Where: Foxbridge Golf Club, 228 Brock St. E. Contact: 905 852 5283

Thursday, July 21

Zoo To You Join us for this great show featuring a myriad of animals including turtles, toads, ferrets, mini rabbits and a house hippo. Spaces are limited. $4. Time: 2 - 3 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Library, 9 Toronto St. S. Contact: 905 852 9747 www.uxlib.com Le Vent Du Nord Quebec folk band performs for a Celebration of the Arts fundraiser. Live auction of donated pieces from local artists. One show only! $30. Time: 8 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S. Contact: www.celebrationofthearts.ca


july community calendar saturday, july 23

Summer yoga retreat Experience two days in a forest sanctuary away from the demands of daily life. Be immersed in ideal conditions to allow your natural state of inner stillness to emerge. july 2324. Contact for location. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 the next day. Where: Ballantrae Contact: 416 571 0447 pathwaystopeaceyoga@hotmail.com highland of durham games great events based on traditional Highland games in Scotland. Pipe bands, heavy events, caber tossing, car shows and kids “Celtic village” and play area. july 23 -24. Time: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Where: Elgin Park, Main St. S. Contact: www.highlandsofdurhamgames.com

regular events

head Start give your child a head start this summer with a program designed and delivered by an experienced Masters-educated kindergarten teacher. Every Wednesday starting july 6. Ages 3 1/2 - 5. $40. Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Where: Uxbridge Public Library, 9 Toronto St. S. Contact: 905 852 9747 www.uxlib.com SPLaSh reading Club Participants select materials of their own interest and ability level to encourage reading while at the same time helping maintain skills and competency during the vacation. grades 2 - 7. Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Public Library, 9 Toronto St. S. Contact: 905 852 9747 www.uxlib.com

fridays at the foster Concert A concert series where a musical performance is held every Friday at the Foster Memorial. Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Where: Foster Memorial, 9899 regional rd.1 Contact: 905 640 3966 www.fostermemorial.com farmer’s Market If you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats, home made preserves and baking, as well as hand made crafts and artwork. The Uxbridge Farmers’ Market is the place to be! Sundays. Time: 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Arena, 291 Brock St. n. Contact: www.uxbridgefarmersmarket.ca artists of Uxbridge The group meets weekly to draw and paint, share demonstrations, and participate in various workshops. Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Time: 7 - 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. - noon Where: Zehrs Community room, 323 Toronto St. S. Contact: 905 852 6357 www.artistsofuxbridge.ca Weekly Ladies Interdenominational Community bible Study The meetings take place on Tuesdays and all ages are welcome. Time: 1 - 2 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock St. W. Contact: 905 862 2846 Children’s Play group The group meets on Tuesdays and all ages are welcome. Time: 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Where: Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock St. W. Contact: 905 862 2846

Line dancing Every Wednesday. Please call for details. Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Where: Siloam Hall, 7040 Conc. 2 Contact: 905 640 6927 bingo great jackpots are available to be won every Thursday. Time: 7:30 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin St. Contact: 905 852 5293 www.uxbridgelegion.ca Euchre All welcome, including non-Legion members. Prizes to be won. Time: 7:30 p.m Where: Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin St. Contact: 905 852 5293 www.uxbridgelegion.ca Udora Play group For moms and their kids ages 0 to 6 years. Come out and have some fun with your little one. repeats each Tuesday and Thursday. Time: 10 a.m. - noon Where: Udora Community Centre, 24 victoria St. Contact: 705 228 8716 big Loss bootcamp This is a circuit format geared to those looking to release 30 to 100 lbs. This class utilizes our cardio machines, along with easy-to-follow strength training intervals. It is geared to serious fat burning and fun! Every Tuesday. Time: 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Where: nrg 4 Life Fitness, 85 Second Ave. Contact: 905 852 4750 www.nrg4lifefitness.com

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july community calendar Zumba Basics Ditch the workout and join the party! A 45-minute, Latin-inspired class where you will learn the basics of Zumba at a slower pace. All ages and levels welcome. Every Friday. Time: 9:30 a.m. Where: NRG 4 Life Fitness, 85 Second Ave. Contact: 905 852 4750 www.nrg4lifefitness.com NRG 2 GO Bootcamp This beautiful outdoor venue offers natural elements like trees, benches and trails to keep things fresh, fun and really effective. If you’re looking for a real boost of motivation, you can’t beat working-out outdoors. Fridays. Time: 6 - 7 a.m. Where: Elgin Park, Main St. S. Contact: 905 852 7445 www.nrg4lifefitness.com

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Museum Open For Tours The Uxbridge Historical Centre opens for tours. Continuing in the Lodge Hall is the Disappearing Wooden Barns of Southern Ontario photograph and tool display. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Conc. 6 Contact: 905 852 5854 www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com

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Uxbridge Parkinson’s Support Group Caregivers, friends and family gather to share information and experience. We can help each other! $10/ year. Guests are free. First Thursday of the month. Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Where: Bridgewater Building, 22 James Hill Ct. Contact: 905 852 8894 www.uxparkinsons.com

Friday Farm Gate Open f.N. Happy Farm gate opens for business on Fridays starting June 3. Special appearances from other women who farm in the surrounding area. Time: 2 - 6 p.m. Where: f.N. Happy Farm, 439 Feasby Rd. Contact: 905 862 0591 www.fnhappyfarm.ca Muscle Fusion An upbeat class that will strengthen every muscle in your body using free weights, stability ball, bosu, tubing and gliders! Great overall workout!! Instructor: Brenda Ostermaa. Time: 9:10 - 10:15 a.m. Where: NRG 4 Life Fitness, 85 Second Ave. Contact: 705 437 2196 fitnessnrg@hotmail.com As We See It Have an afternoon out to relax and enjoy adult programs on various topics including: seasonal activities, special guest speakers, worldwide travelogues, and delicious refreshments. Make new friends and learn something new! Cost: Toonie for Treats. Every fourth Wednesday. Time: 1 - 2 p.m. Where: Uxbridge Public Library, 9 Toronto St. S. Contact: 905 852 9747 Uxbridge & Area Networking Group Meeting We share ideas, experiences and expertise in support of each other and provide cost-effective ways to promote our members’ businesses throughout the Uxbridge community. Second Tuesday of each month at Scrambles Restaurant for breakfast and luncheon meeting on the last Friday of each month. Time: 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. and noon - 1:30 p.m. Where: Foxbridge Golf Club,

228 Brock St. E. Contact: www.uxbridge.com/ networkinggroup This Month in Bloom... Second Monday from 10 till noon or the last Friday from 6 till 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to explore their own design ideas, challenging each other while having fun! Bring your own container and we will fill it with beautiful fresh flowers that you can hand select! Time: 10 a.m. - noon and 6 - 8 p.m. Where: La Petite Fleur, 43 Brock St. W. Contact: 905 862 3697 www.lapetitefleur.ca

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A rabbit hole of sound and whimsy: Andy Malcolm

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Story and portrait by Randy Loewen

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Randy Loewen lives in Uxbridge with his wife and has three children. He owns and operates Spectrum Administrative Solutions, and is a partner of Studio 4 Photography (www.studio4photography.ca).

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Having joined several Lewis Carroll societies in England, Japan and the United States, he was intrigued that other countries had different illustrated versions of the characters in Alice in Wonderland. His acquired knowledge of the topic and his involvement as a member in the Lewis Carroll societies has made him an “aficionado of Alice,” and has led to him conducting many speaking engagements in other countries.

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visit to the home of Uxbridge resident Andy Malcolm is like falling down a rabbit’s hole and arriving in a wonderland of gizmos, gadgets and oddities. Not your typical collector of “stuff,” Malcolm is referred to in the movie industry as a Foley artist: one who reproduces everyday sounds in filmmaking. These sounds can be anything from breaking of glass, crashing of garbage cans, swishing of clothing, squeaking of a door or crunching of footsteps in freshly-fallen snow. Malcolm’s company, Footsteps Post-Production Sound Inc., reproduces the subtle sounds one often takes for granted in a movie. With some hightech recording equipment and a variety of materials, Malcolm and his employees watch scenes from movies and recreate almost every sound. One would think that all sounds in a scene are recorded at the same time, but as Malcolm explains, the sound initially recorded is only that of the actors’ voices so they are crisp and clear in the film. As part of the post-production process, his role is to record the other sounds one hears in those scenes so they, too, are crisp and clear. All this is done from within two studios that contain various types of flooring (to record footsteps), a water tank (for those splashing sounds), a mud pit, a variety of doors, and a plethora of gadgets whose sounds are all painstakingly synchronized with the characters’ movements in each scene. Malcolm’s start in the film industry began in the early ‘70s as an assistant sound editor in Toronto. An interest in the art of Foley and an attention to detail resulted in a number of jobs. Malcolm says Toronto was becoming a noisy place to record sound, so he moved to Uxbridge 11 years ago where it was quieter. However, the occasional aircraft buzzing overhead and the increased rumbling of nearby trucks began to interfere with the recording process. The construction of his second studio – a building within a building – eliminates outside sound altogether. Malcolm’s skill in his art form has made him one of the most respected Foley artists in the film industry, and his company has won a number of Genie and Gemini awards over the years. His credits appear in more than 500 films, and he has worked with many well-known directors, such as David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Atom Egoyan, Tim Burton, Denys Arcand, Robert Redford and Robert Altman. Apart from expertise in sound reproduction, Malcolm is also a renowned source of information on author Lewis Carroll and, in particular, Alice in Wonderland. With over 1,000 books collected over the years, his obsession began simply as an appreciation of the illustrations.

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Local products School’s Out for Summer:

Our Favourite Toys Go Bananas

Collectible Pop Culture

This game’s website alone is a riot, let alone the fast-paced fun of Bananagrams. Players race to build crossword grids -and what kid won’t snicker at yelling “DUMP!” and “BANANAS!” We love its compact size and age range (7-adult), perfect for the cottage, beach or backyard picnic this summer. $21 at Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St. W.

You can’t shop in Uxbridge without seeing our town’s largest collection of new and gently used PEZ dispensers and candy. This pioneer of “interactive candy” is both enjoyable to eat and fun to play with. Various prices at Sugar FX, 9a Bascom St.

Mix and Match Help save the planet by picking up some gently used toys, games, books, bikes and outdoor climbers for your kids this summer. Perfect for the sandbox, cottage and car. Various prices at Revive Kidsignment, 30a Brock St. W.

Giant S’Mores, Kids? All right, supersized marshmallows aren’t exactly toys, but they are super cool for kids, and an integral part of the summer bonfire experience. Our own kids’ eyes bugged out when they saw them, and yours will, too! $3.97 at Wal-Mart, 6 Welwood Rd.

Trampoline + Catch = Fun A bouncy delight, this is a great outdoor toy that promotes active, open-ended play and coordination for kids and adults alike. $39 at Little Acorn, 77 Brock St. W.

CANADA DAY DONORS

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Special thanks to the Businesses and Residents for their contributions to our annual event at Elgin Park.

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The Canada Day Committee wishes to express our appreciation for your support.

Vintage Play For more than 50 years Eichhorn has crafted durable and classic wooden outdoor toys, and their flat bottom swing is no exception. Kids will love the freedom of flight found on this piece, and adults will love the look hanging in the backyard. $9.99 at Canadian Tire, 327 Toronto St. S.


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Treat exercise like a savings plan. If you’re able to exercise before you have to get to work, chances are you’re going to succeed in your fitness plan.

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After dinner, make a walk with the family part of your routine. Use this time to catch up on the day; you will all feel great afterwards.

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Skip one Tv show a night. This means less time on the couch, which could give you 30 minutes to an hour of exercise time.

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get Moving and reduce your risk

Try the buddy system. Sign up for a guys workout class, golf league, or go shoot hoops with some friends. Your commitment will be there if you’re meeting people or have to pay for sessions.

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Make the most out of commercials. Do sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks and stretches.

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Travelling? Look for a fitness centre, bike rentals or walking trail near your hotel. Don’t let your hard work go to pot.

By Sarah Terrion

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o the men out there: How often do you hear, “OK, I get it! I need to exercise!” run through your head? Yet struggle how to fit it into your routine? here are some tips: 1 Keep running shoes in your car so you can walk at lunch/break.

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Take your dog for a walk. Seriously. Instead of just letting him out in the yard, go walk around the neighbourhood for 30 minutes. You and your four-legged friend will be happy you did. Keep track of your time. You may have more free time than you think to squeeze in a workout.

We can all come up with excuses. But when we focus on the solution and have a plan, we can make great changes in our lives. Sarah Terrion is owner of NRG 4 Life Fitness in Uxbridge, and a CFP certified nutrition and wellness specialist, personal trainer, and fitness instructor yoga certified. www.nrg4lifefitness.com.

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From my mom’s kitchen

rhubarb Crisp By Betty robinson

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his recipe is a great summer dessert, best served warm with vanilla ice cream. We eat a lot of rhubarb and this is one of our favourite ways to serve it.

Ingredients

• 1 cup brown sugar • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats • 1/2 cup melted butter • 1 tsp. cinnamon

• 4 cups sliced rhubarb • 1 cup granulated sugar • 2 tbsp. cornstarch • 1 cup water • 1 tsp. vanilla

directions

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees. • In mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, and cinnamon. Mix together and press half the mixture into a greased 8 inch square pan. Add sliced rhubarb. • In a saucepan, combine white sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook until contents are clear then pour over rhubarb. Top with remaining crumb mixture and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Betty, a native of Siloam, is a retired mother of three, grandmother to six, and great grandmother to one. She is enjoying her retirement with her husband in Panama City, Panama. She loves returning to the Uxbridge area to visit with family and share her passion for baking. Her granddaughter, Rebecca Cranney, is the sales and marketing coordinator at Sweet World Media.

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