Tag Archives: Canada

10 fun maple-y shopping finds!

March is the month of maple but syrup should not be the only thing on your shopping list! The rich sweetness that our fabulous Canadian maple products are known for has crept its way into all sorts of fun, quirky … Continue reading

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12 (Back) Road Trips in Ontario’s Beautiful Southwest by guest blogger Louise Gleeson

Road trips are a great time to reconnect… When I hear the words road and trip, I think of rolled-down windows and off-key singing to an endless loop of tunes. I think of reconnecting to the person I’m traveling with … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage during Oxford at War 1814

In times of war, romance still finds a way to bloom. Regency author Jane Austen lived that personally and professionally, supplying a regiment’s worth of dashing and dastardly military characters to her heroines’ coming of age tales. Born in 1775 … Continue reading

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Shep Ysselstein Wins Canada’s BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

Capturing the prestigious 2014 Business Development Bank of Canada’s BDC Young Entrepreneur Award, Shep Ysselstein, the innovative owner of Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, has added yet another historic page to Oxford County’s illustrious annals of cheesemaking. The affable 31-year-old cheesemaker … Continue reading

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An Afternoon In Oxford County- Blog by OCTA’s Trevor Benson

Oxford County is proud of its rural roots.  Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Oxford is home to several thriving communities–and a whole lot of dairy cows. History buffs revel in the regions rich culture.  Did you know that … Continue reading

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Forgotten New Year’s Resolutions

Generally, people think of the future at this time of year. They question what the next year will bring and attempt to make formidable resolutions, even though they know these resolutions will be long forgotten by the end of January.  … Continue reading

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Janet’s Gifts and Specialty Foods

The gems glitter on the mannequin – cosmic rays that demand my attention. They’re blue and enticing. I don’t know my stones – I never have. I only know they should envelop my neck like a goddess. Owning them, I … Continue reading

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Van Dyk’s Nursery

It has long been a staple in town, just like Mario the cat who punches out your order at the cash register. I’m talking about Van Dyk’s Nursery. It was called by another name when I was a youth and … Continue reading

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Oxford’s Fresh Picked People – YU Ranch (Brian Gilvesy)

What do you do after farming tobacco? You get interested in Texas Longhorns, obviously. Bryan Gilvesy and family have made a successful transition and career of raising Longhorns. Their story begins in 1993 when they started with a couple of … Continue reading

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Patina’s

Its name is melodious – Patina’s. It suggests vintage, age, with a touch of mythology. Surely Pandora’s box could be found within Pantina’s. Located at 112 Thames Street South in Ingersoll, it is a unique gift store that specializes in … Continue reading

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