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Collingwood is humming (Posted On: Tuesday, January 17, 2006)

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Collingwood is humming... ski season is well underway - the snow schools and race programs are in full swing. Thanks to a lot of snow making in December, the snow conditions have been quite good. The great thing about this area is that there are so many things to do around here.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is coming to the Gayety Theatre. This timeless musical classic kicks off in early February so check our Event Listings for contact information to reserve your tickets today.

More events are being added all the time and they cover a wide range of interests, from the Arts to Sports and Live Music and everything in between. Snowman Mania in Wasaga Beach is fast approaching. Fun for the whole family.

As a member of have you tried to download special offers from our sponsors yet? It is a great feature of the website and we offer deals that you can't get anywhere else. Check out How to use if you need help.

Furbelows in Thornbury is now offering 30% off winter boots. So if your feet are dying for fashion, download a coupon today!

Remember that offers up-to-date weather, road conditions and ski conditions all from reliable sources that are refreshed regularly. So before you head out on your trek to the Georgian Bay area...check it out

News Flash...we have just added Mary's Restaurant. If you haven't tried the food there yet, you simply must because it is a wonderful dining experience. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the presentation is exquisite and the food is excellent. Mary is offering 2 for 1 appetizers on Tuesday and Wednesday nights only to members of This is another great reason to tell your friends to sign up as members so they can take advantage of the great deals our sponsors are serving up.

What a coincidence!!! Mary's Restaurant hosts Danny Weis on Wednesday and Thursday nights. You can't go wrong seeing a guy that was founder of 60's legends Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros, and with such recording and touring credits as The Everly Bros., Lou Reed, The Rascals, Burton Cummings, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Doors, David Crosby and Jim Hendrix, Danny is an act not to miss. His recently released solo CD, titled "Sweet Spot" features an exciting mix of smooth jazz and R & B originals. This is another great reason to tell your friends to sign up as members so they can take advantage of the great deals our sponsors are serving up..

Everyone goes out to eat once in a while...before you make your decision...check out amazing restaurants and see what our sponsors are offering members.

We have also just added The Blue Mountain Lodge and Foley's is coming on board later this month. If you have friends coming up to ski and don't have enough space to accommodate them, The Blue Mountain Lodge is a great place to recommend.

Since our last newsletter, we have added some great things to our Gallery. We are showcasing the artwork of the Georgian Bay Arts and Crafts Association and have done a spotlight on local artist Darlene West and her studio Maxwell's Cabin. You can also find David Oats and his Wooden Bridges exhibit, now on display at the Leonard E. Shore Memorial Library in Thornbury until January 29th. If you have the time go and see the paintings in person. The detail is exquisite!

Ever wonder about that big mural on First Street of a Ship being side launched? You pass it every time you drive along the Pretty River Parkway towards downtown Collingwood on the right hand side...Margot Nicholson-Trott owner of the Georgian Frame Gallery tells us all about it and the history behind the mural.

Jerry Barber, Executive Chef from Fitzgerald's on the Pond teaches us how to make delicious Georgian Bay Apple and Mincemeat Turnovers. Easier than you think and very very yummy.

Our Name the Newsletter contest was a great success and the winner is Mary Gibson...who submitted Bay Watch. An honourable mention goes out to Leisha Eppinghaus who submitted “Hills, Water & Everything between. Leisha will also be awarded a gift certificate. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. If you need help selecting a special gift for your sweetie and are in The Village at Blue pop into Echo Trends and Dana and her staff will give you great suggestions for ladies fashions and jewellery. Hint...check out their special offer. If Thornbury is your choice for shopping, Jane at Furbelows can offer some great suggestions that are sure to be a surprise and delight to your lady love. Janet at Drewhaven offers exquisite gifts for men and women, including leather gloves from Italy and Rivoire chocolate only found outside Europe exclusive to Bergdorff Goodman in New York and Drewhaven in Thornbury. If the love of your life is a better place to go than The Ski Shop of Collingwood. Last, but not least, Mary's Restaurant is a very romantic place to make dinner reservations.

Enjoy winter and get out there!

Julie Card
Business Manager


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