Sat, 12th July, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
I would like to introduce you to the Village Cigar Company located in Village Square in downtown Burlington. I have always enjoyed a good cigar, but didn’t really know enough about cigars to feel comfortable browsing in cigar shops. The boys at Village Cigar Company are very approachable, knowledgeable, friendly and willing to take the time to find you the right cigar. From the novice to the aficionado, you will be treated with kindness and respect.
The location itself it a throwback to the old school tobacco shop and the decor is both cool and inviting. They even have a spot out back just in case you can’t wait until you get home and want to smoke it right there on the spot! The 100 square foot humidor is stocked with a large assortment and the guys are right there with you to teach you the differences between each cigar. They haven’t steered me wrong yet!
These guys are trying to create an experience for its customers, they are not just selling cigars. Taken from their own website ‘Our goal was to create a community; to enhance peoples’ enjoyment of cigars, pipes and gentlemanly accoutrements by representing the culture to its fullest. It is truly an experience you won’t forget: sit and get cleaned up, grab a cigar, then shoot the shit as the afternoon passes by.’
Aside from the vast selection of cigars, they have all the accessories you could ever need. My next purchase will have to be the Cigar Journal so I can log all these great choices. They also carry a wide assortment of humidors, ash trays, lighters, cutters…….everything you could ever need!
They also have an old school barber setup and have barbers in to give you a sophisticated cut and shave. Complete with hot towel service and straight razor shaves. Last time I was in, the 2 chairs were full and I was told to book well in advance as they are cutting 7 days a week and are always full. Call 905.681.2012 to book your appointment.
Drop by for a visit. Even if you are not into cigars, it is a really cool shop and is all part of the revitalization of our great city.
They are open:
Location: Village Square
2049 Pine Street Unit 64
905 681 2012
Fri, 11th July, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
Date nights come few and far between when you have a 4 year old and a 2 year old at home. So, deciding on where to dine becomes a very strategic endeavor. As we were walking around downtown Burlington and on our way to the very cool Village Cigar Company and Barbershop to pick up a treat for the weekend, we came across Son of a Peach Pizzeria. The smells coming from shop reached out and grabbed me from the collar and dragged me in for a look. Allison and I were set on dining at another restaurant downtown until the second waft of freshly made pizza pushed me down into one of their bar stools for a look at the menu.
When I saw ‘The Meatza’, I knew where we were going to have dinner that night. Spicy salami, house made meatballs and sausage, double smoked apple wood bacon, house made tomato sauce, and whole milk and virgin mozzarella…….you had me at Spicy salami!
With few tables in the restaurant, it fills up fast….so get their early. If it is full when you get there, they have a nice selection of craft beer to try as you wait. We didn’t have to wait long for a table and the pizza came shortly after. I devoured the Meatza and Allison tackled the Roasted Summer Squash and Tomato pizza.
Burlington has been in need of a sit down gourmet pizzeria for a long time. If you don’t have time to sit down and eat it, you can call ahead and order for take out. I am getting more and more excited about the new businesses that are coming down into the Village Square. I hope this trend continues to revitalize the downtown core.
To visit the Son of a Peach at #62-2049 Pine Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1E9 OR call for take out at 905-632-4040.
If you want to follow them on social media, look on facebook for LOVEANDPIZZA, twitter you can find them at HEY_PEACHY and on instagram at SONOFAPEACHPIZZERIA.
Thu, 26th June, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
Updated Freehold End Unit Townhouse. New carpet and freshly painted. Walking distance to Appleby GO station and minutes to the QEW. Open kitchen with walkout to deck with privacy screening. Great yard for entertaining! Large Master with 4pc ensuite. Driveway fits 3 cars and garage has inside access.
For a slide show presentation of the home, please CLICK HERE
Sat, 21st June, 2014 - Posted by (1) Comment-
Beautifully updated semi in desirable complex in mature neighbourhood in south Burlington. Open concept design. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, pot lighting and breakfast bar. Master bedroom with ensuite. Lower level with living room, bedroom and 3 pc bathroom. Spacious yard with privacy. Minutes to the lake, Mapleview Mall and LaSalle Park. Easy access to the QEW and GO station making it a very convenient location for commuters
For more details, CLICK HERE where you will find a map, property details and the Century 21 Showcase of HD photos.
Wed, 4th June, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
Wednesday June 4, 2014 is Camp Day. This is the one day each year when Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100 per cent of the proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF), making it the Foundation’s largest fundraiser each year.
Camp with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is more than a fun trip away from home. Camp programs are designed to change the way young people from low-income homes think about themselves and the opportunities that exist for them. The Foundation has three core programs that serve close to 14,000 children each year.
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation was established in 1974 by Ron Joyce, Co-Founder of the Tim Hortons chain, to honour Tim Horton’s love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate. The Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a fun-filled camp environment for children from economically disadvantaged homes.
For complete details, CLICK HERE
So go out today and buy a coffee, or a donut, or lunch…..or all three to help a child experience camp.
Mon, 19th May, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
HUGE Multi-family Charity Yard Sale and Bake – Saturday May 24 from 7:30AM-2:00PM at 634 King Road in Burlington. Trampoline, Bikes, Furniture, Tons of Kids Stuff, and much, much more! If you visit one yard sale next Saturday, this should be the one!
*** Donations welcome! Please post on the page if you would like to contribute! ALSO, donations to Home of Grace can be made through their web site http://hogcc.org/ ***
Home of Grace Care Centre is an orphanage in rural western Kenya that cares for orphans and vulnerable children. It is run by Kenyans who have a passion to fight poverty, offer shelter to the most vulnerable and educate them in order to restore hope to a community.
URGENT: The orphanage is facing a daunting challenge right now: relocate to improved facilities or be closed down, forcing the children into the streets. But there is hope. Together, we can help provide them with “A Place to Grow”.
Fri, 2nd May, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
If you live in Burlington and are looking for a great place to get your kids haircut, do yourself a favour and try Mrs. Michelle’s Cool Cuts For Kids. Located at 1505 Guelph Line in the plaza on the south/east corner of Upper Middle Road and Guelph Line, you won’t be disappointed.
Kids can sit in vehicles as they get their haircut (my kid loves to sit in Lightning McQueen), they can play Xbox or they can watch their favourite TV show on the flat screens. Lots of fun to be had by all!
For appointments, please call Mrs. Michelle at 905-332-5225
Wed, 30th April, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
Extensively renovated and updated home on secluded 5 acre lot with pond. Open concept upper level including kitchen with island, dining area and living room. Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the countryside in the sunroom addition including heated floors, air conditioning and custom window treatments. Master bedroom with renovated ensuite and walkout to deck overlooking the ½ acre pond. Renovated main bathroom with glass enclosed Jacuzzi tub and skylight. Lower level with family room, 4th bedroom, office and walkout to covered patio with deck and retractable awning. Close to Shelburne and the highway for easy commutes.
FOR A VIDEO TOUR, JUST CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW!
Mon, 28th April, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
Sean delivered nothing less than exceptional, professional real estate service during the recent listing of our home. We listened to Sean’s suggestion of a realistic list price and I sure am glad that we did as within 10 hours of having our home listed on the MLS, Sean was already negotiating our deal. We had a couple of conditions to the deal that could have held things up but Sean was able to solve all the problems in a timely fashion and saved the deal. He has resources available and services on call that were of great assistance in helping us to complete our deal. He knows “his stuff” and has realistic and honest negotiating skills to get the deal done!
Sean is very approachable, knowledgeable and is only ever a call, text or email away. He answers you promptly and puts your mind at ease. I will definitely be passing along Sean’s name as an expert of the profession and highly recommend him to assist anyone in their real estate transactions!
Sean knows “his stuff”…”his stuff” is Real Estate!!”
Tue, 8th April, 2014 - Posted by (0) Comment-
When buyers purchase a property, home inspections often reveal deficiencies in wood fencing, more specifically, rotting posts. If your cedar fence posts are rotting at the bottom, you need to replace them. The rot probably developed because the posts were installed improperly. When you are installing a fence, be sure the posts are put in properly to ensure the fence has a long life. Here are a few things you can do to ensure you have a strong and stable fence simply by installing the posts correctly.
Cedar has a reputation for durability, but unless a few guidelines are followed, cedar posts can fail in as few as five years. Three factors contribute to this early failure: poor drainage, low-quality wood and poor protection against insect damage. To get the most out of your new posts, here are five things you can do:
1. Soak the bottom of the posts in a wood preservative containing copper napthanate, such as Cuprinol. Available at some paint stores and home centers, this wood treatment is specifically designed for in-ground applications.
2. Place about 6 in. of aggregate in the bottom of the posthole to allow for drainage. The bottom of the post should extend a few inches into the aggregate as shown.
3. Pour the concrete so that it’s above the soil level. Trowel the top smooth and slope it so that water runs away from the post.
4. Apply high-quality exterior acrylic latex caulk, or silicone specifically designed to adhere to concrete, at the base of the post. This will seal the gap between the concrete and post that’s caused by freeze/thaw cycles.
5. Don’t use posts that contain sapwood. Sapwood is lighter in color (usually yellow) than heartwood, which is dark. Instead, use heartwood, because it’s denser and more insect-resistant.
* The Family Handyman