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Happy Holidays (Posted On: Friday, December 14, 2007)

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At this time of year, we all look for ways to give back to the community in which we live and hopefully give kind consideration to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year in lieu of giving corporate Christmas gifts we decided to give a donation to the General & Marine Hospital Foundation and also to My Friend’s House.

We are proud to support both of these extremely worthy causes and are pleased to let you know that the feedback we have received from our clients has been fantastic and we may have even inspired a few others to do the same. Hats off to any member of our community involved in fundraising, food drives or helping others make this time of year more enjoyable.

A great example of kindness and generosity is Chris Dopp who is giving out groceries for complete Christmas dinners to 250 people on December 21st, 2007. Why? ‘Because I can’ says the local mortgage broker.

When considering all of this…please think of the United Way of South Georgian Bay. Their donations are way down this year and they are having trouble meeting the targets they need to achieve in order to support so many great organizations like Breaking Down Barriers.

So folks, get your wallets out and spread a little cheer.

Café Chartreuse is once again having Apres Ski Fondue dinners every Friday and Saturday night during January, February and March from 6-9 pm. These seats are a hot ticket so make your reservations today. Whether it’s 2 people, 10 or even a party of 40 Café Chartreuse would love to see you. Reservations can be made by calling 705.444.0099. Fondue is not just about the cheese (although my favourite), there are also beef and seafood varieties available plus a bunch of a la carte options.

If you love fondue but prefer to enjoy it at home using the fondue set you bought in the 70’s you’re in luck, Dags & Willow on Pine Street offers their own homemade cheese fondue available in-store, we may suggest that you call ahead to order 705.444.9100. If you can’t find your fondue set, you can pick up a new one while you’re at it.

New Year Eve…seems too early to be talking about that, but it’s not. Lots of great options for ringing in 2008. Check out our Events Calendar for a list of great choices for the whole family or for the party person. He is a glimpse of what some of our clients are offering: Catch 22, Sisi on MainEcho’s Spirited Bar & Grill & Boston Pizza.

If you’re staying in and hosting your own party check out Café Chartreuse’s a la carte catering menu.

If you’re coming in from out of town, check out what Cranberry is offering for a special New Year’s package. Make reservations today on www.StaybytheBay.ca

Twist Martini Lounge is offering two seatings, one at 6:00 pm at $65.00 per person with a 5 course meal and a glass of bubbly and a 9:00 pm seating at $85.00 per person with a glass of bubbly at midnight, party favours, DJ and dancing. To reserve, give Twist a call at 705.445.5000.

Finally, you can always refer to our list of amazing restaurants for contact information to check out other venues.

We would like to welcome our new clients.

On the Hill Concierge

On the Hill Concierge caters to your busy four-seasons lifestyle, allowing you to make the most of your leisure time. Arrive at your vacation home to find that all of the details have been handled, rather than fighting traffic for what you need. Take advantage of a personal helper who will take your skis into get tuned so they are ready to use on Saturday morning or someone who will stock your fridge waiting for your arrival on a Friday night or plan and prepare a cocktail party so that you can arrive at the same time as your guests and voila...everything done exactly to your specifications. Maybe you need a personal trainer, spa services, a caterer, an event planner..we have sourced the best of the best to help you enjoy your leisure time. So whether it's daycare, petcare, grocery shopping, house cleaning, ski tunes, decorating, event planning and catering On the Hill Concierge has done the homework for you...it's like having a virtual General Store with a Butler. One call does it all!

Isagenix

Ready to Cleanse for Life? Are you ready to get healthier and leaner? Isagenix addresses the biggest wellness challenges facing mankind - toxicity, stress and obesity - with it's nutritional cleansing systems. It is dedicated to the principles of cleansing, replenishing with balanced nutrients and revitalizing health and wellness. You can get results with nutritional cleansing in as few as nine days with the Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning Systems. This system feeds your body cleansing nutrients such as Aloe vera, herbal teas, vitamins and ionic trace minerals. It helps kick-start your metabolism to burn fat naturally without harmful stimulants. You may gain more energy, build muscle, reduce food cravings and improve mental clarity.

The Level Gallery

Located in the heart of Collingwood, level gallery exhibits Canadian Contemporary Art featuring the group drawnonward and over thirty-five professional artists. It is the goal at level to capture the spirit of Canada's natural diversity through the unique perspectives of their artists and their chosen mediums. Experience an exploration through Canada's vast wilderness, from the Queen Charlottes to Newfoundland, from the Canadian Arctic to right here in our own backyard. Gallery hours: Wed to Fri. 11am to 5pm Sat. 10am to 6pm Sun. 12pm to 4pm.

The Candy Factory

The Candy Factory, The ultimate chocolate and candy source. Stepping into the Candy Factory is like stepping back into a time when going to a candy store was a special event. You will find treats to highlight a meal, a holiday, a special event or just to satisfy your craving. There is something for everyone. Our store is filled with everything imaginable to satisfy the sweet tooth, including truffles, novelty chocolate shapes, lollipops, brittles, fudge, assorted chocolates and a variety of gift packs and baskets. There is truly something for everyone. Call ahead to ensure candy is being made when you want to visit. If you missed Candy Cane Day, you can check out our community photo gallery to see the step by step process of how Joe and his team make candy canes from scratch.

Before signing off I just wanted to take the time to thank all of our clients, and website visitors and you our newsletter subscribers for helping us make this such a successful and fun year!

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Julie

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