Chocolate Sensations Day 36

Paris Ontario’s best kept secret!  Chocolate Sensations owned and operated by John and Sarah Chalmers, local residents use only the best quality ingredients to make chocolate that is outstanding!!!

Pick up all your stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, gift baskets or indulge yourself with something sweet.  Just a short drive from Kitchener-Waterloo or order online at www.chocolatesensations.ca

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Hamel Brooms Day 34

Hamel Brooms, Irvin Hamel & Son  Since 1908  1411 King Street St. Jacobs Ontario  (519) 664-1117

Picard’s Peanuts Day 33

One of 8 locations, Picard’s Peanuts are grown on their farm near Delhi.  They are Canada’s first peanut processing plant, where they process over a million pounds of peanuts a year. They also have a large range of confectionary and have ice cream too.

Celebrating 30 years, Picard’s Peanuts located at 3011 Sawmill Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario, N0B 2N0

Phone: 519-664-2400

Visit http://www.picardspeanuts.com/ for online ordering and info

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Seasons Grande Day 30

Seasons Grande is owned by Pete & Vicki Wilhelm who are local residents of Baden.  It was purchased from the Egli brothers whose business thrived in our community for 37 years and reopened under the new name, Seasons Grande on August 2012.  Egli’s meats were supporters of the community; in fact remember as a kid they sponsored my hockey team back when I was 12 years old.  It’s nice to see as you look at all the products in the store, that Pete and Vicki are big supporters of local businesses.   

Seasons Grande is located at 162 Snyders Road E Baden, Ontario.

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A great place to catch the game! The Aud. Day 29

The  Kitchener Auditorium is located at 400 East Avenue Kitchener Ontario.

 Home of the Kitchener Rangers.   

For more info go to www.theaud.ca

Nith River Chop House Day 28

You got to love eating at a place that supports local business.  The Nith River Chop House uses all local meats, veggies, apple butter and even the bread comes from across the road from a neighbouring bakery.    After an entertaining interview with the chef, Matthew Cressey, I was told that they even grow some of their own herbs and he explained how every ingredient used is fresh. In the top 10 restaurants of all of Waterloo Region, they were ranked a very impressive #8 by Squidoo!  One of their specialties that got them there is the incredible schnitzel. 

The atmosphere is awesome as the place is tastefully decorated in a western country theme. 

For more info and to see their daily specials go to www.nithchophouse.com follow them on facebook http://goo.gl/bWK7X or Twitter @NithChopHouse

 Thank you Nathan Wiles for being so accommodating and helpful.  I will be visiting soon!

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Kissing Bridge Day 26

The “Kissing bridge” located in West Montrose, Ontario and spans across the Grand River on a road that between Guelph and Elmira.  It is the only covered bridge left in Ontario

When it was built back in 1881, a local bridge keeper would keep the kerosene lanterns lit nightly and helped with snow shovelling so horse drawn sleighs could pass through.  Today, local residences living near the bridge volunteer their time and maintain the bridge, painting and help keeping it clean.  There are many different stories about how the bridge got its name of “Kissing Bridge”.  I was told that if you kiss under the bridge your love will last forever!

Today the bridge is still closed and being assessed by engineers for safety reasons.  The bridge suffered a broken beam in the structure caused by wear and tear of overweight vehicles crossing.  There is talk of having load sensors and cameras on the bridge to protect it from unauthorized oversized loads

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The Waterlot Day 25

 I remember my first job I got in grade nine working as a dishwasher in the kitchen of the Waterlot.  I also remember that every time you worked a double shift, which I did a lot because I loved working for minimum wage of $4.15, I would receive a meal.  I always looked forward to this dinner and I remember it always being so good!  Times haven’t changed that much as the kitchen is still preparing incredible entrees and they still have an amazing Sunday brunch.  Everything they serve is still carefully prepared in the kitchen and bake shoppe.  Oh, I forgot to mention how much I loved the bake shoppe and how the staff used always used to bake a little extra just for me!  Take it from me, a person who has seen firsthand the care and detail that goes into each dish they serve.  If your looking for casual. fine dining, this is a great establishment to visit

The Waterlot is a great place to have a party as they have several private dining rooms and you can even get married on the banks of the river and have your wedding here.  They also have a B&B if you’re traveling and looking for accommodations.   The Waterlot is located at 17 Huron Street New Hamburg, Ontario.

www.waterlot.com

(519)662-2020

Lost in a corn maze! Day 21

  Shantzholm Pumpkins located at 1544 Bleams Rd., RR#2 Petersburg Ontario about 10 minutes west of Kitchener.  This Designated Ontario Century farm  offers a corn maze, straw maze, all your gourds, cucumbers, Indian corn, squash, corn stacks, straw bales and of course pick your own pumpkins.  I spoke briefly with Angela Shantz and I learned about her 8 children, 7 girls and 1 boy and how the farm is the 6th generation of Shantz’s on this farm from 1870 to today!

 If your looking for a fun adventure to take the family on, make the short trip to the farm and come find me somewhere, wondering about in the corn maze!

http://www.shantzholmpumpkins.ca/

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A Peaceful place to Unwind. Day 11

Crown Lands Petersburg, Ontario

After your Thanksgiving feast this weekend, consider this as an option for the whole family.  Just off the 7/8 highway, take the Petersburg Notre Dame Drive exit.  Turn south and immediately on your left you will find Crown Lands with a number of different walking trails.   Only 10 minutes from Kitchener or New Hamburg, its great alternative to the couch after having that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

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