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Warm wishes from our family to yours! (Posted On: Monday, December 11, 2006)

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All of us at would like to extend warm wishes from our family to yours for the holidays and the New Year to come. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and newsletter subscribers for your support during our first year in business. It has been a great year for us at and thanks to your support we have had more than 180,000 visits to the site generating more than 4 million page views!

We look forward to serving you in 2007 and have lots of interesting and exciting things planned for so stay tuned.

OslerBrook Golf and Country Club will continue to provide weekly video golf tips throughout the winter, so if you would like to stay on your game throughout the chilly months check back every week for a little refresher.

Talisman Mountain Resort and Conference Centre will be providing weekly video ski tips, loaded with helpful information. Even if you’re a seasoned pro…you may know someone who is just starting out…or someone who thinks they ski well…need I say more? I will count myself among those “who thought they skied well”, until I went for my Level 1 two winters ago…and had to go up to bat twice to pass the technical portion of the course. I consoled myself by remembering that it had been almost 30 years since my last ski lesson. I am now re-balanced and a much better skier because of it.

If you missed any of the Santa Claus Parades…you can find all of the pictures in our Community Photo Gallery, as well, check our Events Calendar for things to keep you busy during the holiday season... as if you don’t have enough to do!

Looking for the perfect Christmas Turkey (or lamb, or ham)? Look no further... start at Blue Ridge Meats. We’ve ordered ours, complete with sausage stuffing, gravy and homemade cranberry sauce. We had such success last Christmas that I don’t think I will ever be stuffing my own Turkey again, something which my husband is quite thankful for. Some really great advice…never ever, ever use a glass dish to cook Turkey in. Something really bad can happen when you add cold water to the bottom of the dish after it’s been in the oven for 3 hours. If you see me on the street sometime, ask me about my exploding Thanksgiving Turkey. It’s quite a tale.

If Turkey is not your favourite, Blue Ridge Meats has served up a couple of recipes for Lamb or Ham. Delicious!

We have some great articles for you to read... like The Perfect Party, an introduction to Grey Heron Natural Designs and if you’re confused about which Video Game Console end is up…you’re in the right place.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new sponsors…

Royal Lepage - Bob Muir
Many people have played in Collingwood for decades either on weekends or for longer vacations. Now they have invested in their own Real Estate. Why don't you let Bob Muir help you find a home, condo or chalet, so you can enjoy the Collingwood Lifestyle.

Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza offers a casual dining atmosphere with more than 100 menu items including a unique selection of gourmet pizzas, mouth-watering pastas and a wide variety of appetizers, meal-sized salads, entrees and desserts. The restaurant is perfect for families, teams and groups of all ages and the sports bar features sports memorabilia, big screen TV’s and games in a contemporary setting.

Grey Heron Designs
Come and travel in fashion at Grey Heron Natural Designs. Don’t have time to travel the world? Grey Heron has a world of fashion for you to discover!! Their astounding selection of product lines include exclusive designs from Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland. Linens, Woolens, Tweeds, Cotton, Hemp… all natural fibers. Visit Grey Heron Natural Fibers in Thornbury and build your wardrobe the European way…Quality classic timeless designs.

Blue Ridge Meats
Blue Ridge Meats opened its doors in April 2005. They specialize in local, traditionally raised, fresh meats. Their chickens are from a farm near Bradford, their aged beef is from Grey County, the lamb is local and the cheese is from a co-operative north of Belleville. They make their own 15 varieties of sausages and scrumptious meat pies. Visit Blue Ridge Meats on Hurontario Street in downtown Collingwood and meet Chris. He will be delighted to cut your meat to your specific requirements.

Georgian Blue B&B
At only $75.00 to $95.00 per couple per night their excellent location will position you to enjoy yourself in this the Georgian Triangle vacation area. They are a few minutes drive away from Collingwood, by Highway 26 and just minutes drive to Blue Mountain. Clean, affordable accommodation in a newly-built house. Amenities beckon with the Georgian Trail, Blue Mountain, shopping and North Winds Beach all in close proximity.

East Side Mario's
At East Side Mario's they know what it means to take the family out for a meal, because they think of their restaurants as a big Italian family. Their fast and friendly staff will make sure that you and your family are having fun and eating well at a price that is reasonable. Come visit them soon and join in the fun!

Have a happy and safe holiday season. Happy New Year and See you in 2007!

Julie Card



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