Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Azzurra Celebrates Ten Years!

As part of a celebration of being in business for ten years Andrea and the team at Azzurra have come up with a very unique way to say thank you.   Visit Azzurra for dinner in the next ten weeks and you may be surprised by the gift of thank you.  Between October 1st and December 15th Azzurra will be gifting dinner for two once a week to unsuspecting customers who are dining in the restaurant. If you are one of the lucky ten, as well as enjoying dinner on the house you will take away the gift of thank you to present to a deserving collegue, special client or favourite friend.  Whoever you gift it to will in turn enjoy a gratuitous dinner for two and then gift it onward.  Each gift card will be honored for ten gifts.  

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rallis Olive Oil at The Farmers Market

A visit to the Downtown Collingwood Farmers Market this morning led me to discover Rallis Olive Oil.  This delicious 'ice pressed olive oil' is a wonderful treat and should be of great interest to the Raw Foodies everywhere.  I had a wonderful chat with Nikolas who spoke about his family business with great passion and explained in specific detail how this wonderful product came to be.  Nikolas will be at the market every weekend until Thanksgiving, so do yourself a good turn and pick some up.  Nikolas is originally from Owen Sound so this is a great way to support a local business that has some overseas roots.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Detox Your Kids with Thrive Chiropractic

On Wednesday, September 29th, Dr. Melissa Vecchio is hosting a very informative seminar where you can learn the top 5 ways you can reduce your kids daily exposure to chemicals and simple practical steps to create a healthier home.  Join Dr. Melissa Vecchio on Wednesday Sept. 29 @ 6:30 pm for a fun and interactive discussion on methods for detoxing your family and home. Enjoy Healthy Snacks and your chance to win some great prizes. $10 per person, $15 per couple. Call 705.446.9733 for more details.

This sounds like a great seminar, offered at a very great price.  Just wondering if there are ways you can detox your teenagers' caustic and toxic attitude?  Hmmm, how much would one pay to take a seminar like that?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Tremont Collingwood Grand Re-Opening

The Tremont re-opened its doors on Friday September 17th.  The lady in red is Nora (Armitage) Paisley. The young lady in the tan sweater is Theresa Armitage. Their father bought Tremont House in 1936 and ran it as a hotel until 1952. He was originally from Shawville, Quebec and met their mother when he came to Collingwood to work at the shipyard. Their mother was was Kathleen Simmons, born in Collingwood; the Simmons family lived at Sunset Point.
Background provided by Christine Cowley.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Environment Network Educates

I Just received this informative video about the Story of Suff from the Environment Network.  Click HERE to watch it too...and get your kids to watch it along.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Morrison's Pumpkin Patch

Jo-Anne and Murray Morrison have their pumpkin patch open for business, located on County Road 124 (Hurontario) south of Poplar Sideroad just before Nottawa.  You can choose from a vast array of pumpkins, gourds and squashes in all shapes and sizes.  Giant pumpkins all the way to baby boo pumpkins.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wordstock - Out Of This World

Major General Richard Rohmer and Canadian Astronaunt and future Commander of the International Space Station Colonel Chris Hadfield attended the opening gala of Wordstock-Off The Page. This inaugral event is a celebration of Words through the art of Poetry, Song, Writings, Visual Art and more! In the words of performer Chris Hadfield remember to visit your local Canadian Tire (the song was out of this world)!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birthday Girl - Julie Card

Julie celebrated her most recent special day today with a birthday dinner at Brunello - 27 on Fourth.  What an amazing feast prepared by Chef Mario. 

I know what her thoughts are "only 365 days until we can do this all over again"

Happy Birthday baby!

Your Lovin' husband who has hacked into your blog.

So You Think You've Got Talent Collingwood

Friday, September 3, 2010

A&W Comes Back to Collingwood

The first Canadian A&W restaurant opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956. The Canadian restaurants were part of the American chain until 1972 when they were sold to Unilever.

In 1975, facing competition from the growing Canadian operations of McDonald's, the company launched what was to have been a temporary advertising campaign starring an orange-clad mascot, The Great Root Bear. The bear and the tuba jingle that accompanied him became a long-running campaign (the tune, entitled "Ba-Dum, Ba-Dum", was released as a single by Attic Records, credited to "Major Ursus", a play on Ursa Major or "great bear"). The mascot was so successful that he was eventually adopted as the mascot by the American A&W chain as well. The famous tuba jingle was played by famed Vancouver jazz, classical and session trombonist Sharman King. In the early 1980s, the drive-in style of restaurant was phased out. It was replaced with a modern, pastel-coloured fast food outlet which included healthier options. While the chain continued to open some standalone restaurants, A&W also aggressively pursued shopping mall locations, and as a result A&Ws are still commonly found in Canadian malls of various sizes. The last drive-in style restaurant closed in 1999, in Langley, British Columbia. Collingwood redidents may remember the car hop location where Catch 22 Restaurant now resides. In 1995, the chain was bought out from Unilever by senior management.

In the late 1990s, marketing and products began to take on a more retro approach. Former menu items, such as the Burger Family, were re-introduced, and marketing became more targeted toward the baby boomer generation. At the same time, the current restaurant design was introduced. The exterior features bright orange and yellow colours, reminiscent of the 1950s, while the interior is decorated with memorabilia associated with the same period. Existing restaurants were renovated to match the new style. Meanwhile, with malls in decline, A&W began to focus on opening new standalone restaurants, particularly in smaller markets where McDonald's was often the only major hamburger chain.

Welcome back to Collingwood - think I will go for a Teen Burger right now!