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16 Ways to Improve Your Photo Displays

Memories are something that should be treasured and the best way to do that in your home is to hang up frames. However, there are some rules you ought to follow before you start. Here are 16 photo display ideas for that you can start utilizing today. Learn More
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3 Delicious Holidays Treats for Your Loved Ones

  Get creative and thoughtful in the kitchen this year! Provide your loved ones with the gift of home-made yumminess. Make any of these three delicious holiday treats, and they’ll be sure to be a big hit! Click here for the recipes.  
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10 Great Tips for Managing the Holidays

  The holidays can be a stressful and busy time. Finding ways to make this time of year easier and get you into a more festive spirit is key to surviving the holidays!   10 Tips for managing the Holidays, Leigh B. Morris December 12th, 2018   1. Practice self-compassion. You give to others, don’t forget to take care of yourself. This might include such things as reading a book, relaxing, or spending time with significant people in your life.   2. Donate something to those less fortunate. You can donate food, toys, articles of clothing, or give your time
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Ottawa: This Weekend’s Winter Events

  The weekend is here! Ottawa has a host of winter events and family-friendly activities taking place with something fun for everyone. Enjoy an Ottawa 67’s game, the King’s Singers’ Silver and Gold, Butterflies in Flight exhibition, and the Magical Winter Lightscapes Show at Parliament Hill.    For the full event list, click here.  
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Choose Safe Home Preparations Over Big Reno Projects for the Holidays

  Focus on smaller, easy-to-fix projects this season and get your home prepped for holiday safety. By taking on huge projects this time of year, you open yourself up to facing big delays, half completed renos, and potential disasters. Put your energy into projects like making your fireplace safe and preventing slips and falls! Click here for tips on home safety for the holidays.  
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Ottawa: Things to Do this Weekend

  With a snowy start to the weekend, you may be tempted to curl up indoors. But, Ottawa has plenty of events taking place in the city like 613flea, DJ Skate Night at TD Place, and the Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair, Ottawa Comicon: Holiday Edition. Even visit Bruce Pit with your furry companion and enjoy a stroll through a winter wonderland. Click here for more fun events this weekend.  
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Halloween in Ottawa

  It’s already the end of October! And you know what that means, it’s time to celebrate Halloween with all of the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. If you’re looking for spooky events this weekend check out the Barnyard Halloween at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, or the Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure at the Diefenbunker Museum. Click here for a full list of haunted events!  
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Things to Do During the Last Long Weekend of the Summer

  It’s the last long weekend of the summer, Ottawa. If you aren’t getting out of the city or heading to a cottage, there’s plenty of events happening here to make your weekend! Enjoy the Latin American Parade or head to Beachburg for a whitewater rafting adventure! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Plan Your Long Weekend Getaway with Ease

  Stay up-to-date with Ottawa traffic, road closures, events and incidents with an interactive map to help make your drive home or planning your long weekend trip a breeze! Click here for the interactive map.  
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Do It Now: Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

  A new school year is just around the corner! As exciting as that is, back-to-school time comes with it’s own sets of challenges and difficulties. Trying to stay organized, getting your family prepared, and buying school supplies can be tough to manage smoothly! Click here for some back-to-school tips to help you stay on track.  
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Checklist: At least 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer’s over (2018 edition)

  OttawaStart.com, BY OTTAWASTART STAFF · AUGUST 16, 2018   We’re nearly halfway through August and the summer is just flying by.  But there’s still a lot of hot days and sunshine left. Here’s a list of 40 or so things you should check out before September. Go see Northern Lights and/or do yoga (Wednesdays at noon) on Parliament Hill. Ride your bike on a parkway during Nokia Sunday Bikedays. Have another beer (maybe for just a buck?) on another patio. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. Visit a local winery or brewery. Take a road trip to Almonte or Merrickville or Perth or Wakefield or even Cornwall.
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Happy long weekend!

  Happy long weekend! If you’re looking for things to do, Ottawa has plenty of exciting events and activities for you and the whole family! Check out events like the Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show, Capital Ribfest, and Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. Click here for list of events.  
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8 Fun Mother’s Day Activities in Ottawa

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th and there’s lots to do in the Capital to celebrate how great Mom is! Take her to the Tulip Festival for beautiful sights or to the the House of Targ for arcade games and brunch – whatever Mom likes, there’s something happening in the city that she’ll love. Click here for 8 fun ideas for Mother’s Day in the Capital.  
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Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your Family Day Weekend now!

Family Day is Monday February 19th, which means there’s a long weekend ahead! There’s plenty of activities and events going on in the capital this week and weekend to choose from. Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your fun-packed weekend now! Click here to see the full list of events and activities.  
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Easing back into routines can also ease back-to-school jitters

POSTMEDIA NEWS, VANCOUVER SUN  08.23.2017 Headed back to school? Better get back into those routines now. While the worries may seem trivial to adults, things like meeting new teachers and figuring out who to sit with at lunch can cause anxiety for students, Grade 1 through senior year of high school. But experts say it’s possible to ease those fears by easing into a routine before heading back to school in just under two weeks. Click here to read the article 
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