Archive for December, 2008

Textless Tuesday – December 30, 2008

Dags and Willow – one of Collingwood’s Best!

Do you love cheese?  How about the thrill of finding something different and special like imported jams, organic spreads, truffle oils or one-of-a-kind cheese boards?  If so, then you MUST make a visit to Dags and Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop on Pine Street behind Loblaws in Collingwood. Named after the owners two dogs, […]

Real Estate Market Mini Update

It sure is quiet around real estate offices these days.  Of course, we are all but snowed in and, it’s Christmastime so I’d expect it to be quiet.  On the other hand, I’ve sold more than one house on Christmas Eve in my 20 year career.  This morning, I thought I’d peek at the December […]

Happy Holidays

Christmas in Collingwood

In the realm of counting my blessings, I have to say I had a good year.  One of the very best things has been working with many people in ’08 who relocated and made the Collingwood area their new home.  I’ve been thinking about them having their first Christmas here and so, this post is […]

The Truth: A Message From RE/MAX

I’m always pleased when we get a message from RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada Executive Vice President, Michael Polzler.  They are thought-provoking and straightforward.  Here is one we got this week and worth sharing with everyone: If the cup of coffee you were drinking on Tuesday morning didn’t wake you up, the headline on the front page […]

One Week in a Small Town

My hubby John and I just got home on Monday from a last minute trip to my regular haunt – Cuba.  Once I got the laundry done (shame to wash out those tropical smells on such a cold day), the fog started to lift from my brain and I got a chance to scan the […]

Five Anchor Award for Thornbury Harbour

Recently, The Blue Mountains proudly announced that the Thornbury Harbour received a Five Anchor Award for its eco-efficiency performance. According to the Yacht Harbour Association website,  gold anchor awards ranging from 3 to 5 gold anchors are designed to encourage better marina standards and are awarded annually through-out the world. The Thornbury facility was evaluated […]

Buying A House with Aluminum Wiring

Do you have aluminum wiring in your home? This is an issue that comes up from time to time in home inspections and, it can be a concern for home buyers.  Some home insurers will not insure a house with this type of wiring claiming it is a fire hazard. It is estimated that there […]

Finally, Real Bus Service in Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach finally has a full-size bus service and already, people are embracing the new system. Sharing the same name as the Whistler, BC system, the new bus is called The Wave.  Incidentally, Collingwood will promote it’s Colltrans service as “The Spirit.”  You know, “Catch The Wave” and “Catch The Spirit.”  (I’m going to shamelessly take […]

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