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Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Christmas with the Kids: The Spirit of the Season

by Jesse Holth –  The holiday season is a wonderful time for celebrating with family and friends. It’s about togetherness, enjoying simple pleasures and bonding over shared experiences. It can be easy to get swept up in the frenzy of gift-buying often associated with Christmas, but materialism is no recipe for happiness. In fact, studies have shown that materialistic people are much less happy. This time of year – and ideally, our everyday life – is really about kindness. It’s about treating others, and ourselves, with love. We can teachRead More

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Holiday Entertaining: “A Merry Menu Medley”

by Jo Barnes –  It’s time to plan your Christmas Party! It’s fun, festive and … sometimes frustrating. The chance to get your family and friends together for the holiday season is always special, but finding ways to satisfy their broad range of dietary needs can seem overwhelming. “When you do the preparation, there doesn’t have to be stress,” shares Laura Waters, owner of Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts. So where do you begin? Some of your guests are vegetarian or can’t eat dairy. Some are gluten-free. It’s important toRead More
by Susan Simosko –  The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is unique. There is nothing quite like it in the region, or maybe the province. It’s been around for almost 10 years and serves as an educational, scientific facility as well as a lively, fun place for young and old alike to let down their hair and thoroughly enjoy. Considering its place in our community, how much do you really know about it? See how you do on this pop quiz. True or false, the Centre: 1. Is homeRead More
by Matt Hall, Red Feather Horticulture –  For many of us, the holiday season is a time for reflection upon the past year. This introspection may also apply to the successes and failures of the past gardening season. Perhaps it’s even time to draft some New Year’s resolutions in the hope of dragging us into green-thumbed betterment. 1. “I will not impulse buy a plant that I don’t have a place in the garden for.” You’ve bought so many that you secretly think that your collection of potted plants mightRead More

Posted On November 2, 2018By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Easy How Tos To Refresh Any Room

by Jesse Holth –  With the change of seasons and fewer daylight hours, fall is the perfect opportunity to refresh your home. You’ll be spending more time indoors, and the holidays will be here before you know it – so follow these easy steps, and your rooms will feel new again in no time! Mix it Up With a New Textile. One of the easiest ways to refresh a room is by adding a new fabric – whether it’s an area rug, some patterned throw pillows, or a couple of boldRead More