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The main course
At Markham Road and Hwy. 7 lies a stretch of history that has long been an important part of York Region. As Markham grew in the early and mid-1800s, Main Street became home to the shops and services its residents needed—distilleries, inns, taverns, a jail, general stores and clothing retailers. Today, Main Street Markham attracts residents and visitors alike—serving as a destination for social outings, shopping, dining and seasonal events. The completion of a three-year revitalization project may be just the reason you need to join them. More
2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Great gifts from your local shops. Happy Holidays! More
The gift of experience
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a gargantuan task, made all the more challenging by the need to find suitable gifts for people of all ages and both sexes. In this era of decluttering, you don't want to be the person who adds an unappreciated gift to a recipient's stash of “stuff.” Instead, why not offer up a life experience they won't soon forget? Here are a few ideas to get you started. More
Chocolate Food of the Gods
Chocolate Food of the Gods
The holiday season and chocolate go hand in hand. With that in mind, GoodLife tracked down various local chocolatiers to learn more about their mouthwatering creations. Here's a sampling of some of the region's best chocolate makers. Read More..
Kesagami  Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
Kesagami Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
While travelling in the Arctic, I was presented with the opportunity to travel to one of my favourite spots close to home, Kesagami Wilderness Lodge. Accompanying me on this fishing adventure was my friend and part-time fishing mentor, Duncan. Read More..
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
High above Kempenfelt Bay, a family's cozy getaway has luxe looks, bountiful light and one of Barrie's best views. Read More..
Concours  D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
Concours D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
A car as old as Canada is set to compete in the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance The automotive world's elite collectors are set to return to the shores of Georgian Bay Sept, 13 and 14 for another instalment of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Hailed as the crème de la crème of car shows in Canada, the second-annual Concours will build on the success of its inaugural competition, rolling out a can't miss line-up of automobiles—including a model dating back to 1867. Read More..
Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 15-19 2014
Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 15-19 2014
Established in 1987, the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is the country's most prestigious mid-amateur tournament open to men 25 years of age and older. Read More..
Local Couple Strike Gold with Oil
Local Couple Strike Gold with Oil
Many people look far and wide for golden opportunities, but one Alliston couple has forged a successful business in their growing town. Read More..
Screaming For Ice Cream
Screaming For Ice Cream
Recently, this GoodLife reporter headed out for an ice cream road trip. Along with gourmet ice cream, this delicious assignment uncovered amazing artisanal gelato and farm fresh frozen yogurt. Here's a sampling of the region's best scooping shops... Read More..
At home on Roberts Bay
At home on Roberts Bay
When longtime Muskoka Realtors Bob and Marnie Clarke decided to make cottage country their home, building their own place came naturally. Read More..
Upcycling and Hidden Treasures
Upcycling and Hidden Treasures
Are you looking for that statement piece of furniture? Before you visit big-box furniture stores you might want to consider upcycled furniture. These transformed previously loved pieces may be the perfect unique addition to your newly decorated space. Read More..
THE BEST BEANS Savour a sip of locally roasted coffee
THE BEST BEANS Savour a sip of locally roasted coffee
Despite the K-cup craze, plenty of folks still enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee. Luckily, the local area is home to various on-site roasting coffee companies. From bean to cup, here's a sampling of our region's best java roasters. » Read More..
In the Doghouse
In the Doghouse
If reincarnation does exist, we should all hope to come back in our next life as one of dogs. The screenwriter, who recently moved to Oro-Medonte from California, has built a 2,800-square-foot dog barn for his seven boxers and one bulldog. Read More..
Put Your Best Face Forward
Put Your Best Face Forward
Looking after your skin should be as important as taking care of your hair. This is just one of many statements that skin care professionals agree on. GoodLife interviewed a number of well-known cosmetic clinics to get you the latest in facial skin care information, just in time for you to start the year with a fresh look. Read More..
The Wonderful World of Craft Beer
The Wonderful World of Craft Beer
All over Ontario, craft breweries are sprouting up faster than dandelions. “Ontario's craft beer industry is on a really strong growth curve right now,” says John Hay, president of Ontario Craft Brewers, an association of more than 35 small brewers dedicated to making great tasting, high quality beer in Ontario. Read More..
Discover Your Inner-Artist
Discover Your Inner-Artist
The owners of the Barrie franchise of the 4 Cats Art Studio for children believe there should be a little art in every child's life. “We believe that each kid is an artist and we want to get that art out of them,” said Nicole Panagakis. Read More..
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for  around the house
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for around the house
A visit to a paint store can be very intimidating especially when you stand in front of all of the colour choices, the multitude of shades of those colours and the different colour lines presented by various paint manufacturers. What colour do you pick Read More..