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Darleen Schiavo

Walkerville Artists' Co-Op's Theatre In the Gallery Series - Adventures in Dating

Posted September 25, 2014 @ 12:43PM

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September 27 & October 4
Show starts at 8 pm
$15 adults, $10 seniors and students

Walkerville Artists' Co-op
1974 Wyandotte Street East
(Parking in rear)

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Leamington Kinsmen Recreational Complex - Pool Reopens!

Posted September 16, 2014 @ 8:33PM


The Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex houses a six lane lap pool with an adjoining leisure pool and a shallow tot pool which were built in 1985.

After 29 years of extremely high usage and many hours of water fun for the entire community, the Municipality of Leamington embarked on a major capital renovation this Fall to re-grout all of the tiles in all 3 pools.    

The consultants report indicated that the tiles were in good repair, but it was the grout that was deteriorating, allowing a small percentage of pool tiles to loosen. It was deemed necessary to repair the pool sooner than later so as not to endure higher repair costs and a possible extended shut-down.  The scope of the work over the past six weeks included:  pressure washing of tiles, re-grouting each seam,  insert some contrasting colour tiles and install a new black disc at deepest point of pool  to meet new requirements of the Ontario Building Code, repair drains & vacuum fittings as necessary, and install new starting blocks and anchors.

“A great deal of work has been accomplished over the past six weeks and the Recreation Department is pleased that the work is according to schedule,” stated Tracey Pillon-Abbs, Director of Community & Development Services.   

The Sherk Complex pool is now filled again with 174,000 gallons of water and approximately 2,500 lbs of salt needed initially to obtain the 3 parts per million ratio necessary to ensure proper PH levels.  The pool will re-opened on Monday, September 15th at 6:30 am and Red Cross swim lessons and the Fall aquatic programs will resume in full force. View the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex Activity Guide at www.leamington.ca/recreationfor Fall Pool schedules.

Recreation Events Column

It’s time for YOU!  to SHERK your way to the Sherk Complex in Leamington
for a wide Variety of Fall Fitness & Sport Programs.
View the Fall Activity Guide onlinewww.leamington.ca/recreation
Fall Session  (land programs) – we are already in motion!  
Fall Aquatic programs – begin the week of Sept. 15th.

Fall Fitness programs are off to a great start!  Are your children in motion?
The Complex has a wide assortment of FUN  children & youth programs: Indoor Soccer,  Sporty Tots, Power Tumbling,  Kindernastics, Tee-Ball,  Volleyball Academy,  Yoga for Youth,
Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Red Cross Swim Lessons starting this coming week! 

Adults - Keep your muscles firm & toned in the Complex Weight & Cardio Rooms. Plus, we offer over 50 Fitness & AquaFitness classes per week.    Our Complex certified Instructors, Personal Trainers & Nutrition & Wellness Coaches are here to help you Reach New Goals!  Check out Sunrise Spin at 7am; Strong Bones/Lean Body; Yoga; 20 -20-20 a combo circuit class; and we’ve got ZUMBA on Mon.  & Wed. Evenings 7 – 8pm!  Complex Fitness Programs are bursting and we are looking for Pool and Land Fitness Instructors.... go to jobs@leamington.cato apply.

Friday, September 26th:
Day Camp at the Complex - during the P.A. Day from school, register in advance!
Home Alone Training Course– ages 9 – 13 yrs. Fri. Sept. 26th   9am -1pm
Babysitter  Training Course – ages 11 – 15 yrs. Fri. Sept. 26th   8:30am – 4:30 pm
Rock ‘n Swim - The first Rock ‘n Swim for the season is on Fri. Sept. 26th 7:15 – 9pm.    swim to the sounds of your favourite tunes! Music sponsored by UMEI Christian High School. 
Free Skate –Unico Arena Fri. Sept. 26th  1 – 3 pm sponsored by Essex Power Corporation

Red Cross First Aid Training – individual courses as well as corporate bookings. See the schedule of upcoming training and recertification courses being offered at the Complex.

Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic  - Wed. Oct. 1st  1 to 7 pm –in the Complex Gym
Call 1-888-To Donate!

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by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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SljivoFest at the Serbian Centre - This weekend Sept 12-14th

Posted September 10, 2014 @ 1:35PM

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by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Vintage in the Village Street Festival - Saturday September 13th

Posted September 8, 2014 @ 10:46AM

A Vintage Village Saturday
By Herb Colling
                Sections of Wyandotte are coming alive for a worthy cause on Saturday in Pillette Village and Riverside.  In the 45 hundred block near Pillette, it’s Vintage in the Village with dozens of classic street vendors selling everything from books by local authors, to vintage clothes, jewellery, accessories, and furniture.  Windsor’s own Elvis, Norm Ackland Junior, will be on hand; along with a barbershop quartet, The Country Connection; and members of The Windsor Light Opera to promote their upcoming productions of Mary Poppins and Grease.  There will also be young entrepreneurs with their own personal furniture designs: one using reclaimed wood; and another with mosaic tiles. 
The event is in support of, and in conjunction with, Old Riverside’s 4th annual Wheels on Wyandotte, a parade of antique cars in the 55 hundred block of Wyandotte.  Some of those cars will be on display in Pillette Village as well.  Because of the distance, there will be a regular shuttle bus connecting the two venues.  Sally Taylor is the owner of Tango/Magpie Antiques.  She’s also one of the organizers of Vintage in the Village.  She says it’s a unique concept, the first time ‘sister events’ have been held together at the same time.  Taylor says local businesses on Pillette are paired with a street vendor.  “It’s a good spirit of cooperation between the vendors, and their hosts; and between the B.I.A.’s, merchants, and businesses in Pillette Village and Old Riverside.” 
Taylor says, in lieu of a fee, vendors will make a donation to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre.  She hopes the money will be used in the radiation department at the local hospital because her husband is a cancer survivor.  The money donated this year will combine with funds she’s already raised through book sales at her store of $5,000 dollars since 2012.  “It’s also in memory of my customers and friends who’ve fought the disease over the years.” 
David McCall is also an organizer of the event, and he’s involved in memory of his mother-in-law who also fought cancer.  McCall produces an annual vintage calendar, The Antique and Unique Calendars for Care, with proceeds going to the battle against cancer.  The calendar features models in old fashioned attire, and those people will be on hand in period costume at Vintage at the Village as well.  As Taylor put it, “It’s a good way to give back.”
Chantelle Hunter is with C Shells Decorium, and she’s excited by the event.  “It’s awesome.  A lot of fun,” she says.  “I don’t think this area has had anything like this before.”  Hunter thinks it’s fantastic that the funds are going to fight cancer.  Her grandmother is battling the disease.  “She’s finished her treatments,” Hunter says, “But is now waiting to find out if she’s kicked it.”  Hunter is also excited by the exhibitors.  She likes to refurbish antique pieces with a distressed look.  “It’s great for people with kids.  They can ding it up, and it just adds to the character of the piece.”
The artisans all have a creative approach to painting, or recycling vintage chairs, tables, and other pieces of furniture, which Taylor calls ‘cottage decor.’  Taylor considers the artists ‘modern transformers,’ who make something new of something old.  There will also be popcorn and cotton candy for the kids, as well as $5.00 dollar haircuts at Quinn’s Generation Barbershop.  Quinn Jenkins owns the business, and he’s providing vintage prices, and a free barbeque for his customers to add to the festivities.  “It’s important for businesses to work together,” Jenkins says, “To support Pillette Village, and bring growth and people to the area.” 
Organizers say the event makes sense because there are five consignment shops, or vintage stores in a three block area, including:  New To You, C shells Decorium, Tango/Magpie Antiques, Vince’s Used Furniture, and Vintage House.  Taylor says Vintage in the Village is, “Interesting and unusual.  We have a collection of 70 independent businesses and services in the charming business district.”  Taylor says she’s often had side walk sales in front of her store, but never anything on such a grand scale.  She’s always wanted to expand to several blocks of the Village, and she considers her previous sales a dress rehearsal for this one.  “It’s always been on my bucket list, so we made it a fund raiser,” she says.  “We sat down in July, and just said:  ‘Let’s do it.’”  Vintage in the Village will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, the 13th of September, with a rain date on Sunday.

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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The Bank Theatre - A Night With Dale Butler - Sat Sept 6th

Posted September 2, 2014 @ 10:16AM

The Bank Theatre – Fall Music Series introduces

A night with Dale Butler
 CD Release and Concert - "Aiming for Left Field”

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place
10 Erie St. S. Leamington
 Doors Open @ 6:30pm – Show Starts @ 7:00pm

Dale has been back in the Studio and has Recorded some of his Songs with a New Twist.  He will be joined in this inter-active concert by fellow Musicians & Friends. Merrill Mills/Bass
Stu Campbell/Drums/Vocals
Ed Everaert/Electric Guitar
Judy Butler/Vocals

Cost is $15 and tickets can be purchased atGuardian Drugs, 20 Talbot St E. Leamington
For more information, 519-326-8805 

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Attention Windsor Essex Young Entrepreneurs--Funding Available by Sept 5, 2014

Posted August 25, 2014 @ 12:52PM

Mentorship Program – Call for Applications!

Are you a student or recent graduate, under the age of 30, looking for funding and a mentorship to help start or grow your business?
Apply for our Mentorship Program, offering
**up to $5,000and
**the help of a mentor
to help you reach your business milestones over the course of four months!
To apply, answer the following questions and send to
Nicole Sleiman
nsleiman@uwindsor.ca by Sept. 5, 2014.

1. Name:
2. Are you a student or recent graduate?
3. In what program are you studying/What program did you study?
4. What is your business?
5. What are your current business challenges?
6. Do you have a business plan? If your business plan is partial or complete, please attach.
7. What upcoming milestones are you working toward?
8. Which skill sets would your ideal mentor possess?
9. Additional comments:

This opportunity is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre at the University of Windsor

*Please note: Your business must be based in
Windsor-Essex County*

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Tecumseh Corn Festival - STARTS TODAY! Schedule of events

Posted August 21, 2014 @ 10:39AM

Schedule of Events.  Please click each poster to enlarge and hope to see you there!!!

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival STARTS TOMORROW!!!

Posted August 20, 2014 @ 11:23AM

The 39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival
at Lacasse Park
STARTS TOMORROW... and check out the entertainment lineup!  

Friday, August 22nd – Down With Webster

Saturday, August 23rd – Suzie McNeil

The Tecumseh Corn Festival has been proud to bring names like the Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Hedley, Finger Eleven, Theory Of A Deadman, Our Lady Peace, and The Tea Party in recent past.

So Down With Webster on Friday night and Suzie McNeil on Saturday night are a natural fit.” says Corn Festival Committee Chair, Deputy Mayor Cheryl Hardcastle.  From their first performance on a high school talent show, Down With Webster have created their own flavour of genreblending sounds, and blown away audiences ever since. It was when they won the “best unsigned band” recognition from Rogers Mobile that Down With Webster attracted attention from record labels, and musical heavyweights including Sir
Richard Branson, Timbaland, and Kiss front man Gene Simmons. Their songs have charged at Top40 Radio, amassed 500,000 facebook family, sold 800,000 downloads, and 100,000 albums. Their videos have streamed 15,000,000 times, and they’ve rocked hundreds of shows. It’s their tireless pursuit of creating the greatest party on stage that has won them loyal believers coast to coast.

Suzie McNeil is a seasoned performer who was introduced to the world stage as the last woman standing in the hit TV series Rockstar:INXS. Proclaimed the ‘best vocalist’ by INXS, she went on to record as a featured vocalist on INXS’s release ‘Switch’, toured with P!NK, and has since released 4 albums in Canada. Her solid debut ‘Broken & Beautiful’ album with the inspirational top ten hit ‘Believe’ garnered her the 2008 Canadian Indie Award for “Best New Pop Artist” in addition to her nominations for JUNO for “Best New Artist” and 2 Canadian Music Awards. Her latest studio release ‘Dear Love’ produced the Top 10 hit “Merry Go Round” and three Top 20 hits including ‘Drama Queen’, ‘Tough Love’, and ‘Love Can’t Save Us Now’. Her 4th studio CD is due out this fall and is slated to be her best album yet.

The Tecumseh Corn Festival has once again been named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario by Festival and Events Ontario. The four day festival is host to a spectacular variety of family entertainment, contests and activities. Features include a vendor village filled with a wide variety of Arts and Crafts and food booths, a carnival midway, a festival tent, Senior’s Day on Friday, Family Day on Saturday starting with the “Largest Small Town Parade”, the renowned Corn Booth
featuring “Tons and Tons of Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob”, and of course continuous live entertainment all weekend long. The Town of Tecumseh once again looks forward to hosting the 39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival from Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014. Details of the festival and other entertainers may be found at www.tecumsehcornfestival.ca

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Tecumseh Corn Festival Starts tomorrow! Aug 21-24

Posted August 20, 2014 @ 9:55AM

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Love Betty Cancer Foundation 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted August 11, 2014 @ 2:37PM

We'll miss you always Betty and support your cause!  Support with me.  Click poster to enlarge!

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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