October 2015

Found 7 blog entries for October 2015.

Organized Closet - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emilysnuffer/13728817133

With the change of seasons, should come the change of clutter! While you are digging for all those warm, winter clothes; why not throw out the summer ones that either don't fit or are soiled? Ask any professional organizer, and that will be the main topic of conversation.

  • Step 1: Make three bins and use them; labelled keep, toss, and donate. The logic works. The Red Cross, Salvation Army, and many other charities will gladly take any donated items. Let your unworn clothing be used by someone who really needs it and has no other way to obtain a new wardrobe. Gently used items will surely bring a smile on someone's face.
  • Step 2: Shelves and cubicles can store a lot of items that have been thrown in a bundle on the top shelf of the closet. You
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Hallowe’en pumpkins, from the gruesome to the hilarious, will light up the night on Oct. 30 at the first annual Pumpkin Festival at Cochrane Ranch.

Organizers of this event from Cochrane High School wanted to create a community event similar to the awe-inspiring Lantern Festival put on every year in Tofino, located on the northern end of Vancouver Island in B.C.  The goal is to have hundreds of pumpkins carved by Cochrane residents on display after dark at Cochrane Ranch, a spectacle to delight young and old.

Students from the high school are creating their own festival of lights with a brilliant array of Hallowe’en jack-o’-lanterns.  Students and members of the parent council have designed this event as a fundraiser for the school, however they

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Steak - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beije/16756892436

Texas Gate Steakhouse and Grill has so much to offer while you are staying in the Rockyview Hotel (#2 of 6 B&Bs by TripAdvisor) or just passing through the great town of Cochrane. Be sure to come and check out this homey, down-home atmosphere and see how the friendly staff can quench your thirst and feed you a fabulous treat at the same time.

Hours and Information

In case you don't recognize the name of the hotel, it was formerly Canyon Rose Dining Room. It is now open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week. You will enjoy the featured fifty seat dining room with fantastic home-cooked food. Weather permitting, you and your kids will enjoy the sixty seat outdoor patio. The Texas Gate Bar renovated 9 VLTs, twelve high-definition, two 110-inch big

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If you’re renovating your bathroom, you might be considering using marble.  For thousands of years, marble has been a highly desirable building material. A marble bathroom is the epitome of luxury and very careful consideration should be made before investing in this precious stone. 

Is it a wise investment?

Using marble will certainly contribute to the resale value of your home, but it goes hand in hand with many other factors.  Those include the size and location of your home and the other types of amenities you have.  If most of your home has quality finishings or if your particular neighbourhood has similar homes with quality amenities, then marble will be a good choice from a financial point of view.  If you love marble, with no

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Pet Grooming - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anglerp/457382483/

Loving your pet is a way of life and Claudia Yeme has just what you need for your special fur baby. Claudia's experience began in the Middle East, migrated to Mexico, and is currently available with an excellent temperament in Canada. Of course, the proof is evident with the four canine friends currently owned by the talented Yeme.

Location and Hours

The shop is conveniently located at 120 Fisher Avenue in Cochrane, AB. The business is open from 7am until 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. The care is praised as one-on-one service from the time your pet enters the front door. Claudia provides only gentle, humane care and uses only Eco-friendly products. The natural products and high-quality equipment will produce an optimal condition to your pet's

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Students from six Cochrane schools are competing to win $1,000 for their school’s sustainability initiatives and need help from area homeowners.

The 2015 Cochrane School E-Waste Recycling Challenge is on from now until October 23 with cash prizes for students who collect the most e-waste.  Cochrane residents and business owners are encouraged to collect old electronics and bring them to one of these schools:

  • Manachaban Middle School
  • Cochrane High School
  • Mitford School
  • Cochrane Christian Academy
  • Ecole Notre-Dame des Vallees
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School

Each school has a dedicated e-waste recycling station in the school where Cochrane residents can drop off old computers, monitors, keyboards, televisions, radios, stereos,

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A councilor for the town of Cochrane would like to make the community safer by increasing the minimum road width from 9 metres to 1.5 metres, a move which could impact the number of homes in new subdivisions.

Morgan Nagel presented a notice of motion at a council meeting in September, citing perilous conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike on current residential streets in Cochrane.  Nagel also requested that the motion be put forward to the Cochrane Planning Commission before further consideration before council.

Speaking to council on Sept 14, Nagel announced that many local roads in his town were too narrow and vehicles can’t pass each other in a proper manner, which he believes presents serious safety concerns, not only for vehicular

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