The 12th annual Antiques and Artifacts Auction 2016 is gearing up. This lively and always entertaining event will be presided over by professional Auctioneers, Les Brittan and Rob Rusland. This auction will have hundreds of items for auction. Some items will be featured in a Tag Sale running simultaneously. Times: Preview [...]
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Yup, it's that time again folks. "Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny - 2016" is back again. Mark it in your calendars - it's April 16 at the Barrett St bridge in downtown Port Hope. There will be rock and roll, hot dogs, live music and lost of fun for [...]
I've been doing a lot of reading recently to find ways that we can cut down our monthly bills and make a greener planet. Here's an article I found that says some helpful things. "Now is a great time for homeowners to take steps toward saving energy and reducing their [...]
If you're one of the many homeowners undertaking a spring project, consider the following: Renovations can be a disruptive activity and it's important to be aware of what it is you're disrupting. Some projects create a mess of dirt and debris, and while some create, or rather expose, more dangerous [...]
There is truly nothing worse than to discover that you have mould in your home. Aside from the obvious health and cosmetic damage it can cause there is something about knowing there is something living in your home that is ultimately very creepy to me. If you're performing renovations in [...]
Outdoors Inspect exterior surfaces for cracks and make any needed repairs. If paint is peeling, cracking, or chipped, repair and repaint now to limit damage to the underlying materials. Repair any damaged caulk around windows and doors. Remove window screens and clean with a soft brush and soapy water. Repair [...]
Although both single and married individuals may move many times during adulthood, relocating in later life often involves downsizing to a smaller home. Instead of buying something larger to accommodate a growing family, older adults are frequently interested in having less space and fewer home maintenance responsibilities. For some, selling [...]
While every year the offerings at the Capitol get better and better and better there is usually one play that for some reason or other is a sleeper - by that I mean it is exceptionally good but for some obscure reason the public just weren't paying attention to the [...]
Following up on my blog of the other day about energy savings while you are on holiday there is an obvious concern about security. Little Known Fact If you read the not so fine print on your home owners insurance policy you may see that you are not covered for [...]
It seems that everyone has decided to go south this winter what with our record cold temperatures in Ontario. Unfortunately while we’re away we have to keep the “home fires” burning in order to prevent frozen pipes and other damage so energy consumption must continue – but not necessarily at [...]