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Mary Harris
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Nino's Italian Restaurant: Just like Famiglia
Restaurants come and go. Many open up to great fanfare only to close their door two years later. I can think of a few places that I really liked, that operated for a number of years but then disappeared - Hobo's (later Bellamy's) located where Fabricland is...
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Dairy Queen: Keeping Barrie Cool Since 1959
My father was a hard working man and my mother didn't drive. At the end of a long, hot summer day, the kids were all begging for a swim somewhere but Dad would have preferred just to put his feet up. Understandable. But once in a while, we prevailed and the...
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Summer Time in the City: New Fun Things to Try (and Eat) in Barrie
I love water! I like to be in it, on it, near it, whether it be sea or lake, as the cool blue of a body of water refreshes me in both body and soul. When I read that Barrie was getting a new water attraction this summer, I was pretty excited. Splash On Wate...
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Player's Diner Slips into the History Books
In the days before the internet, if you were looking for a new job, you checked the back pages of the Barrie Examiner and looked in the want ads in the classified section. If you wanted to be quick off the mark, you picked up a copy of the paper at Player's...
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Out-dressed by Chavo Crepes
Hair un-brushed, no make-up on, not even any socks despite sub zero weather. I was heading to the bus terminal this morning with Margaret, just dropping her off and then popping back home, or so I thought. Dammit, we missed the bus! With another bus coming ...
Out-dressed by Chavo Crepes
Out-dressed by Chavo Crepes
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Nibbling and Sipping in Toronto
I am a little jealous. Yes, I am. Last winter, my daughter moved into the cutest little room in a century home in Toronto, in Baldwin Village, a stone's throw from Chinatown and Kensington Market. To step out the front door is to step into the shadow of the...
Nibbling and Sipping in Toronto
Nibbling and Sipping in Toronto
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Bourbon at The Simcoe Hotel: If These Walls Could Talk ...
When this farm girl arrived in the big city to attend college, the population of Barrie was around 45,000 people. I was excited to be living in an urban area for the first time in my life, eager to spread my wings, make new friends and have a bit of fun. I ...
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Rock & Roll & Ribs: Switching to Glide With the Ninth Line
It was hotter than Hades outside, as it has been most of this summer. A barbecued rib festival was set up on the yellow, sun-fried grass next to a grocery store parking lot in a town a half hour drive away from my home. I still had a mountain of packing and...
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A Delicious Revolution Rocks Barrie
I buy a lot of frozen pizzas and chicken fingers. There! I said it. My secret is out. Ironically, those  purchases are mostly the result of my busy life as a full time cook who produces endless healthy, from scratch meals for low income people, and my part ...
A Delicious Revolution Rocks Barrie
A Delicious Revolution Rocks Barrie
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7 Reasons Why I Love Lakeview Gardens
My deepest apologies to preteen boys. When I look back at my grade eight school year, I recall a lot of rather loud and rude guys. Sure, we girls were no models of elegance ourselves, but when I remember all the burping, cat calls and off-colour remarks fro...
7 Reasons Why I Love Lakeview Gardens
7 Reasons Why I Love Lakeview Gardens
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