Tag - Jan/Feb 2021

Trekking the Trails

The Curious Trekker By Peter Johansen Snowshoe bliss in the Warwick Forest If you can walk, some wag once said, you can snowshoe. In this long pandemic winter, strapping on snowshoes seems a perfect way to exercise, take in fresh air, let Mother Nature minister her restorative magic, and practice social distancing. A first...

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Meet your new best self-cleaning buddy

Marvel at the modern age of AI in housekeeping when you take this nifty robot vac for a spin. It not only speaks to you but self-cleans after every tour, so you’ll only need empty the canister occasionally. You control the robot from the SharkClean™ app, but it’s so intelligent, it remembers where it left off cleaning after it...

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Become a master chef at home

We’re making a lot more meals at home these days, so why not go full-on gourmet and invest in the kind of tools to help you master those culinary skills with a chef’s precision? Try out the new Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick™ Premium Cookware Set to get a head start. This top quality 10-piece ensemble boasts patented NeverStick™...

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Clean easier with steam

Typically steam cleaners have been heavy duty affairs and require toxic chemicals to work well, but this new super light weight Shark Steam Mop bucks the trend by using only plain water to sanitize and safely clean all your floor surfaces, including hardwood. The removable water tank is easy to fill, and you’ll get hot steam...

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Protective clothing with a timely message

To help keep her immunocompromised mother healthy, public health specialist Carol Winner created some antimicrobial clothing with a friendly “Give Space” message to protect her mom from unwanted hugs. Now during the pandemic, she has found great demand for the ‘give space’ social distancing message and the material that fends...

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Need a helping hand grooming your pets

Forget old-fashioned steel brushes and deshedding tools if you want your cat, dog, or even horse to really appreciate much-needed hair removal then try these multi-award-winning Hands On Gloves instead. Pets adore the smooth massaging motion, and you’ll really appreciate way the hair magically rolls right off the glove in one...

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Sue Holloway Four-time cross-country skiing olympian

High Achievers By Martin Cleary Holloway remembers her introduction to snow, cold, and skis, as if it were yesterday. Simply, she detested it. For her parents, Maurice and Thea, alpine skiing seemed to be the most logical way to enjoy outdoors in the winter. That was the link that brought them together as a couple and they...

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Respect; You get what you give

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston As soon as Marnie, my Irish Setter, and I returned home after finishing a few errands, she raised her head and sniffed the air. Then she ran around, barking as she checked every room, looking for the stranger that she sensed/scented had been there while we were out. I knew from her reaction that...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Star Clippers crowned world’s leading green cruise line… again. You can sail the seas the most environmentally friendly way if you embark upon a Star Clippers voyage aboard their majestic wind-powered vessels. Although this mode of water transportation might be an old fashioned way of travel, you...

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Crossroads on the Mississippi

Carleton Place maintains a small-town feel, historic roots and active commerce At the crossroads of two main highways that go south to Smiths Falls and west to Perth, Carleton Place has successfully evolved over the decades, and now is called home to an extensive and eclectic variety of small businesses, as well as well-known...

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