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Found 30 blog entries published by Tara Rabie.

So, you have made the decision to remodel your home. Kitchen remodeling is one of the first rooms that homeowners explore with regard to renovations. The kitchen is the main gathering place in the home for families and friends. It is the area where socialization happens frequently, so it makes perfect sense to choose to remodel this room in your home first. The project can be extremely fun and should be looked upon as such. There are so many small changes that can be made to completely transform this room that it is mind boggling. Let us talk a bit about whether this remodeling project is a sound financial decision. 

First, you should look at the long-term picture. Are you remodeling the kitchen for your own preferences, or will you be selling the home at

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Would you say your overall design style is sleek and chic? Do you enjoy the true architecture of a space with its linear simplicity rather than an overly adorned and accessorized space? If you’d like to translate your modern vision into your Master Bath here are a few design ideas to help get you started. 

1. Cabinetry - When it comes time to selecting the design of your cabinetry lean toward clean, crisp and streamlined furniture. To create a lighter and sleek bathroom environment consider cantilevered cabinetry secured to the wall creating a minimal look to the vanity piece. Create some drama with strip lighting added to the bottom side of the cabinet which will cast a warm glow to the floor below.  Provide additional built in wall-to-wall storage

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Windsor Essex Family Day Guide

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island put together this great list of family friendly activities.

Chimczuk Museum 1st Birthday & Free Day!

Saturday February 18, 2017. Join us in celebrating the Chimczuk Museum’s 1 year anniversary with a day filled with fun activities for the whole family. The museum will officially be opening 3 new exhibits: Road to Freedom and the Civil War, The Windsor Spitfires in Jerseys, and Fakes and Forgeries – Yesterday and Today, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition, there will be fun crafts and activities for children, guided tours of the new exhibits and birthday cookies for visitors (while supplies last). Best of all, the Chimczuk Museum will be offering free

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As of January 1, 2017 Tecumseh residents will be required to place waste in hard sided containers. Residents and businesses are responsible for obtaining their own approved hard-sided garbage containers, either purchased from retailers or rented from independent local suppliers for a small monthly fee.

The container must be made of rigid metal or plastic with external handles and a watertight lid. Capacity can not exceed 125 L.  See other requirements on the Town of Tecumseh website (

The new regulation was created to discourage urban rodents and other animals. The rule applies to the first waste pick-up scheduled for January 5, 2017. Garbage not placed in a hard-sided container with a watertight lid

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

6 pm – 10 pm

Handcrafted Everything, Local Art & Crafters, Vintage Collectors, Silk Screeners, Seasonal Produce & Plants, Beirgarten, Authentic German Cuisine, Locally Roasted Coffee & More!

Visit the Ford City Market who are encouraging families to introduce their children to new and creative hobbies through their workshops that are created for all ages.

Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre, 1367 Drouillard Road, Windsor, Ontario  
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One of my favourite places to visit this time of year is the Willistead Manor, which is elegantly decorated for the holidays. Tour the mansion on Wednesdays or Sundays in December for an unforgettable experience. Special performances by Cellist Nadine Deleury on Wednesday, December 14 and The Bell Ringers on Sunday, December 18. Group Tours are available for groups of 25 or more, and can be arranged through Willistead Manor.

Wednesdays in December (7, 14, 21 & 28) from 7 pm – 9 pm

Sundays in December (4, 11 & 18) from 1 pm – 4 pm

$5.75 /Adult; $4.75/Senior; $2.25/Child
Willistead Manor – 1899 Niagara St., Windsor


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Amherstburg is about waterfront, creative and classic history! Now is your chance to see 10 unique properties dressed and decorated for the holiday season by caring businesses and decorators. Each with its own style and flair. Pick up ideas that you can use in your own home or simply marvel at the decorations and themes!
Tour begins at the Life Size Gingerbread House located in Toddy Jones Park (50 North St. Amherstburg ON, N9V 1E5). Once you have your ticket and your map you tour the homes at your own leisure.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

& Sunday, Dec. 4th – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tickets $25 also available at Gordon House (268 Dalhousie St.),
Sobeys Amherstburg, Pied-a-Terre and The Village Shoppe

2016 Ticket includes tea room and

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Saturday December 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm

Optimist Park, 705 Notra Dame, Belle River, Ontario


Watch the Encore Performing Arts Company under the direction of Nancy Patterson at 5pm

Santa arrives with the Lakeshore Fire Department at 6pm.

Hotdogs, Cookies, and Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider Compliments of the BIA.

Support the Belle River Girl Guides Selling cookies and making crafts!

Please bring a donation for the Lakeshore Food Banks.

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Visit Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre at 1367 Drouillard Road for a German Christmas Market!


December 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 6-10 pm


Amazing local vendors, children's make & take craft station, Christmas music, Gluhwein, Hot Chocolate, German menu & bar.

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Mark your Calendar for Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 4:30pm

CP Yard at Erie Street West and Janette Street


The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. Since its launch in 1999, the program has raised more than C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the northern U.S.

Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.


Kelly Prescott

Doc Walker

Again this year, the Holiday Train program is encouraging people attending

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