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Port Picton Waterfront Homes...Sitting Pretty on the Dock of the Bay? I met David Cleave in the building that I recall was formerly the splendid design showroom known as The Renovators and am quickly introduced to the economics of property development: it is not for the faint of heart. Development is a risky business, the acquisition of suitable sites takes time: rezoning and subdivision...

Sitting Pretty on the Dock of the Bay? - 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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A hot and sunny day presented an ideal opportunity to shoot the front cover image in Tugg’s Furniture Store. Taking inspiration from the diet of operatic favourites on the stereo, by about three o’clock we were ready to move on to the interview stage of the proceedings, but it appeared Carol Weir had other ideas. Noting that we had not had lunch, despite spending hours over photographing a...

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Visitors to Alice Teichert’s Port Hope studio have a new hurdle to surmount in the form of a most attractive wrought iron gate originating from Roumania, but sourced somewhat more conveniently from Legacy Vintage, just down the road in Cobourg. Responding to my knock, and most probably alerted by the strident shriek expressed by the gate’s hinges, Alice appears and immediately disappears deep...

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Not being a ‘journalist’, most of the stories I write are exactly that — stories and profiles of people and issues I find intriguing or important. This article ticks both those boxes and talks about one of my favourite topics: equality. Falling into the wine world really by accident, once I was exposed to it I was hooked. The rest, as they say, is history. Or should I say ‘herstory’ since this...

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Craft Food house quickly established itself as one Cobourg’s favourite restaurants almost as soon as it opened three years ago. Even in normal times running a restaurant is not easy: the failure rate is high. But now times are far from normal, and not only did head chef and owner Zab Vanderhayden have to cope with the ongoing ramifications of Covid -19, shortly before the pandemic struck, his...

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We are now in the throes of rosé season, the weather is warmer, the outdoor furniture has been placed on the patio, we are now ready to enjoy our limited time outdoors … let’s make the most of it. For wine-lovers rosé season is a delicious time of year where we get to let our pink-pride shine. And in all honesty, nothing makes me happier than seeing more and more dry rosé being made after years...

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