by Lara Gladych –
FOOD & DRINK
The Farmer’s Daughter is a specialty cheese shop and wine bar offering fine quality cheeses from all over the world, along with a diverse and exciting wine selection to complement them. They will have a small seating area and tasting bar where you can try their cheese and wine flights that are thoughtfully selected and perfectly paired, indulge in a gooey grilled cheese sandwich from a cheese-centric small plates menu, or relax with a glass of wine after work, pre-dinner, or anytime!
At The Farmer’s Daughter, owners Jessica and Tom believe in connecting farmers, cheesemakers and winemakers with you, by telling the classic story of cheese and wine. Opening in June, on Beacon, in the former Quizno’s location. www.thefarmersdaughter.co.
On May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts will be offering sample delicacies made from the Douglas fir they harvest on the farm. Join them for this fun-filled Fir Fest, sampling Fir and Fruit Infused Vinegars, Fir and Fire Brie Topper and a variety of flavoured spreads, sorbets, and more, as owner Laura Waters celebrates this original line. 1890 Mills Road, in North Saanich.
Tatum & Olivia, in Sidney, is closing its doors. Melanie Hadfield has come to this decision easily and happily, and she is excited for the next chapter of her life! She would like to thank her wonderful customers and her loyal T & O team who have made her time at the store fabulous. Stop by to say hello during these last weeks, and take advantage of their sales and weekly blowout deals up until the end of May. Best wishes to you, Melanie.
Broadmead Care Society and Rest Haven Lodge have merged. Rest Haven Lodge provides 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, and is funded by Island Health. Rest Haven will continue to operate under the same name, but will now be owned and operated by Broadmead Care Society. This merger will help to ensure a strong and secure future for Rest Haven Lodge in continuing to provide high quality care for seniors in the Peninsula Region.
Reg Kirkham is in his 19th season of operation with Island Water Taxi, at Port Sidney Marina. This water taxi service between Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands operates year-round, seven days a week, and around the clock. With room for up to 11 people and/or cargo, Reg provides convenient, safe and flexible transportation to accommodate your needs. He also offers commercial services, and recreational Salish Sea Marine Adventure Tours, with a list of favourites to choose from and the option to plan your own special trip. Reg prides himself on his environmentally-conscious practices and his commitment
to wildlife preservation and rescue. Learn more at
Are you a senior looking for a way to connect the Saanich Peninsula community? Vancouver Island Model Engineers, at Heritage Acres, might be the group for you.
Beyond being the people who run the miniature trains around the track, their members are men and women who share an interest in model engineering in all forms.
Members are actively engaged with the public during site events, and are regularly involved in charitable events supporting our community. Stop by any Friday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon to converse with a member and see the grounds, or call Dan Wigen at 250-208-5501 for more information. www.vime.ca.