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In anticipation of the opening of the new Gies Family Centre Hospice on University Avenue in Waterloo, 28 quilts, table runners and wall hangings will

Bothwell One Pan Dinner   4 Pillers Bratwurst sliced in pieces 1 onion diced 2 red peppers diced 1 clove of garlic minced or finely diced 2 cups of diced cooked

While I am not one to rush the lazy days of summer, by the time September rolls around, I’m fully invested in all things pumpkin.

Business success can sometimes depend more on persistence, rather than timing or luck, for someone like Alex Budure. The Covid-19 pandemic surely affected Budure's business, 3

March 1, 2018 – almost two years before the Covid-19 shutdown – was a different story for Maurizio and Sharon Ianni when Maurizio's Barbershop and

Q: My children refuse to help clean the dishes, no matter how many times I ask them. How can I persuade them to pitch in?   E:

This week, we are featuring Terra, a 3 year old female domestic shorthair cat. [caption id="attachment_7167" align="alignnone" width="398"] Terra[/caption] While Terra may look content at the moment

Q: I’m having trouble coming up with new meal plan ideas to keep meals from being repetitive and boring. Any suggestions?   E: There are so many

Don’t have a lot of time to commit but like the idea of trying something new or developing your creative skills? Then this may be

Ingredients: 2 cups cremmi mushrooms cut into quarters ½ cup finely chopped onions 1 tsp finely chopped Rosemary 1 tbsp butter Sauce: 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup grated Bothwell Red

In addition to being a Nutritionist, I am also a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I've spent many a nutrition break in kindergarten classrooms as a

Generosity can make us live longer Giving money or resources (houses, benefits or time) to your children or aging parents is likely to increase their life

Are you a pessimist by nature, a "glass half empty" sort of person? That's not good for your brain. A new study found that repetitive negative thinking

Have you ever found yourself lingering in the meat section of the grocery store, staring at a piece of meat, daydreaming that one day you'd

Q: Lately, it feels like my boyfriend has been ignoring me. He rarely answers my texts when we are apart, and when we are in

Our heart is the driving force in our cardiovascular system and is responsible for pumping blood around our body.  This ensures that we are able

Ingredients 1 cup sifted cake Flour 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 12 large egg whites 1 tsp cream of tarter ¼ tsp salt 1-1/2 tsp vanilla   Directions (Sift Both cake flour and the granulated

Imagine you are in line, 6 feet from the person in front and 4 from the person behind (they’re encroaching but you’re ignoring it) with

The Woolwich Community Lions Club's (WCLC) is part of one of the world's oldest and largest service club organizations – Lions Club International, which consists

Many of us don’t react well to the chemical additives put in our food, drinks, grooming and household products. As a society, we are becoming

Q: My sleep cycle lately has been all over the place since I’ve been off of work. Any advice on how to get it back

Ingredients: ½ lb russet Potatoes 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup corn meal ¼ chopped onion 1 egg Lightly beaten Salt and Pepper to taste Vegetable oil for deep frying Directions: Line a baking sheet

A few years ago, I invited some of my boys’ friends over and we did a little baking together. I decided that I wanted them

One third of all food is presently wasted. One third! For context, one ninth of people are malnourished, while we are burning down the Amazon and

Greetings Dear Readers.  I’ve been dreaming!  What might we envision for ourselves were we to transform our region into resiliency?  There are so many steps

While the reality for many charities and non-profit organizations is far from rosy right now, the Elmira and District Horticultural Society continues to try and

Who says bigger is better? In the case of 100 Women who Care Wilmot, the close-knit community feel is definitely worth celebrating. The idea to found

As veterinarians and animal welfare advocates, we feel strongly about the benefits of spaying and neutering your pet. In a typical small animal clinic setting,

Q: I’ve been off work and home alone most days while my husband continues to work. My days are lonely, and I can’t help but

Darcy, a 15 year old Chinese Crested Yorkie was rescued from the Humane Society just over 7 years ago by Terry Koudys and his wife,

The inSeason Home+Garden gift store in St. Clements is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Started by Terry Koudys just over 6 ½ years ago,

If you need to find something on the internet, almost everyone uses one of the ‘free’ search engines, like Google or Bing. Both employ an

Woolwich Gardeners (Elmira & District Horticultural Society) is enjoying another exciting year in Elmira and area. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based group whos main objective

Does every generation have a recognizable, yet seemingly solvable problem that adults just won’t talk about?  Looking back now, I can see that my parents

Our featured pet is Boom! [caption id="attachment_6637" align="alignnone" width="300"] Boom[/caption] Boom is a friendly, four year old male dog with lots of energy. He likes to go

Q: Should I give heartworm, tick and flea prevention year round? A: Many pet owners believe that protecting dogs and cats from parasites is a year-round

Lemon Curd 1-1/4 cups sugar 1 cup lemon juice ½ cup of Water ¼ cup corn starch 8 large egg yolks in medium sized bowl 2 tbsp grated Lemon Zest 3 tbsp

Roasted Garlic and Mascapone Soup Serves 4   1 ½ cups parsnip, roughly chopped 1 celery root, peeled and roughly chopped 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped 2 Tbsp. onion powder 1

Over the past eighteen months the Ontario government has made a series of announcements around the restructuring and reorganization of the provincial health care system. In

For all of you dog lovers! Hearts & Paws is a new dog grooming business that recently opened up in New Dundee - just in time

Sleep Tight raises over $13000 for survivors of human trafficking Waterloo Region – On Thursday November 14th a record number of people came out to the

Road conditions can deteriorate in a matter of minutes during the winter months, and if you're not prepared, it could lead to a serious collision

Have you ever had one of those conversations that stays with you for a long time? A window opened for me last fall, during a conversation

Our featured Pet is Mystique: [caption id="attachment_6556" align="alignnone" width="350"] Mystique[/caption] "Hello, my name is Mystique! I am a gorgeous feline looking for my perfect forever home. I’m

Q: Should I give heartworm, tick and flea prevention year round? A: Contrary to what many pet owners believe, protecting dogs and cats from parasites is

The secret to sneaking in more vegetables into your family's diet - drum roll please - is not to.  I have many people ask me

There are so many interactive factors that complicate climate change:  air pressure, ocean currents, spin of the earth, temperature, etc.   However, simply put, burning fossil

Our featured Pet is Grace: [caption id="attachment_6504" align="alignnone" width="300"] Grace[/caption] "Meow! My name is Grace and I am a beautiful young lady looking for my forever home.

Q: My pet seemed to lose weight recently.  Should I be concerned? A: Pets will experience weight changes over the course of their lives, but these

Serves 6   Tacos can be eaten any time of the day, so why not for breakfast? Piller’s chorizo adds zip to a healthy potato-and-onion filling that’s

Windshield wiper blades: Is it a good idea to leave them up before a snowfall? With winter around the corner and snow already here, the debate

Fresh wreaths and garlands add a vibrant festive touch to any home, and a large fresh greens arrangement outside your front entrance gives a fantastic

Cut up some apples To make about 3 cups of an all-apple compote, start with four apples, which should be somewhere between 1 1/2

Our featured Pet is: Catarina. [caption id="attachment_6447" align="alignnone" width="225"] Catarina[/caption] "Hi! My name is Catarina, it’s so nice to meet you! When I came here to KW

Q: How often should I go to the vet? A:The answer to this question depends on the age and health status of your pet. Owners of

With all of the fall colours on glorious display, Wellesley’s newest recreational trail was opened to the public on October 19th, 2019. The eight-acre site, which

Shop Local this Holiday Season With the average Canadian spending over $1,500 during the holiday season, it’s evident that there’s a huge opportunity for small businesses in the

About 60 days ago, Okjokull, the first glacier known to melt completely, was commemorated with a brass, centuries-lasting “Letter to the Future” and a thoughtful,

Adding a bit of tropical greenery into your home and/or office is a great way to help fight off the winter blues, and there are

Shrimp Ceviche Serves 8 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks 2 small Birdseye chillies, minced 3 tomatoes, finely diced 1 large red onion, cut into thin matchsticks 2 lbs

Our Featured Pet is: Guinness. [caption id="attachment_6365" align="alignnone" width="225"] Guinness[/caption] "Guinness is a 1 year old, handsome survivor who has been with us since August 25. When

Q: I just got a new pet.  Should I take it to the vet? A: Any new pet should have a veterinary visit scheduled within a

If you are thinking of making your own beeswax wraps, most recipes include Pine Resin as one of the main ingredients. Pine Resin is the sap

Herbs add an amazing appeal to your home; their fresh scent filling your home can be worth it alone. Add the fact that you can

Halloween is just around the corner. In every store I shop, I see I piles of brightly coloured wrappers and packages waiting to be scooped

Q: My pet’s breath smells bad.  What can I do? A: Veterinarians frequently find themselves engaged in discussions about bad breath in cats and dogs. We

Our Pet of the Week is Piper! [caption id="attachment_6287" align="alignnone" width="224"] Piper[/caption] "Hello there. My friends call me Piper. I am a loving 5 year old girl with

Sweet Pea Soup Serves 4   Ingredients 1 - 750 gram bag frozen peas 1 small celery stock, roughly chopped 4 carrots, roughly chopped 2 onions, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic 1 bunch fresh

Machine learning analyzed 3.5 million books to find that adjectives ascribed to women tend to describe physical appearance, whereas words that refer to behavior go

"Forcing" is a term used to describe the process of stimulating a plant to flower early or outside of its natural season. Triggering a plant

Municipalities, police services and local hospitals in communities not that far from Waterloo Region have recently experienced ransomware attacks; Stratford, Wingham, Listowel, Wasaga Beach, Midland

Q: Is there anything I need to do the day before my pet has surgery?   A: "How long before surgery should my pet be fasted?" is

Our pet of the weel is Cartier! [caption id="attachment_6215" align="alignnone" width="225"] Cartier[/caption] "Hi my name is Cartier! I am a male Domestic Shorthair Mix who is 6

Beef and Pumpkin Stew Serves 6   Ingredients 1 ½ lbs. beef roast 1 – 900ml carton beef stock, or homemade beef stock 2 cups (16 oz) water 8 red potatoes, cut

It’s warm and cozy and full of heart. Walking into Heart’n Home Creations in New Hamburg On., really is like walking into a second home. The owner

It’s been 41 years since Thomasfield Homes built its first home and since then, the company continues to make its mark in Waterloo Region and

When I think about the hurricanes, floods, droughts, forest fires, and melting glaciers of the past summer and I look around at my geographical surroundings,

One of the biggest struggles I hear from clients is deciding what’s for dinner. It would seem that for many of us, we spend a portion

For most perennials, whether you cut them back in the fall versus spring is completely up to you. Before you start, determine which season gives

Q: Why does my dog eat grass?   A: Some dogs may eat grass when they’re feeling sick or to satisfy dietary needs, but often it is

Our Pet of the Week is: Lucas [caption id="attachment_6147" align="alignnone" width="225"] Lucas[/caption] "Hi! My name is Lucas! I am a sweet, affectionate, calm feline looking for my

Carrot Bites Makes 26-40 balls Ingredients: 1 carrot, shredded ½ cup pitted dates ½ cup of dried apricots ¼ cup cranberries ¼ cup roasted red peppers, diced ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil

Q: Is there a difference between pet food sold at the store, versus at my vet?   A: Food available for purchase at your vet are typically

Bulbs can be used in many ways in the garden. A few bulbs planted here and there can be a welcome surprise in the early

Our Pet of the Week is: Duke Caboom. [caption id="attachment_6085" align="alignnone" width="225"] Duke Caboom[/caption] "Hi! My name is DC. It’s so nice to meet you. When I

Salmon and Asparagus Melt Serves 2   Ingredients: 1 – 7oz fresh salmon fillet, skinless ½ cup (125ml) of mayonnaise 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup (250ml) asparagus, cut in bite

He has a calling to serve and for Rev. Peter Meyer, that calling has brought him to Elmira. Serving as the newly appointed pastor at St.

Q: How often should I bathe my dog?   A: Frequency of bathing your dog depends on several factors, including breed, coat type/length, outdoor activities and any medical

Autumn. What does this one word bring to mind? Shorter days, cooler temperatures, leaves changing colours, back to school, maybe closing the pool and/or the

One aspect of the transition to clean energy that is not often discussed, is the actual dollar expenditure on fossil fuels by our local economies. 

I found my first red leaf last week. If I'm being honest, I was a little indignant about the whole thing. I marched over to

Our featured Pet is Dijon: [caption id="attachment_6038" align="alignnone" width="169"] Dijon[/caption] " Hello! My name is Dijon! I am a friendly, loving, calm cat looking for my forever home.

Chicken and Apple Salad Serves 4 main, 6 sides   2 cups (16 oz.) chicken, cooked and shredded or chopped 2 Granny Smith apples, halved, cored, and cut into

After these long, hot and dry days of summer, some of our gardens and planters may be looking a bit exhausted. Fall brings us shorter

Q: What vaccinations should my pet get?   A: Vaccinations in dogs and cats are typically divided into “core” and “non-core” categories.  Core vaccinations are those that

Our featured Pet is: NYKE [caption id="attachment_5971" align="alignnone" width="225"] Nyke[/caption] " I am a male Domestic Short hair Mix who is 5 years young. I am a

Garlicky Potato and Kolbassa Skillet Serves 6 Piller’s Kolbassa pieces are the main ingredient in this simple, skillet dinner that is sure to become a family favourite.   1Tbsp.

On September 7th, walkers in Waterloo Region will be lacing up in support of those whose lives have been touched by Parkinson’s disease. The annual “WALK-IT

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