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The Ward Team... bringing you news, views, and lots to use!So it is February already!
March is Upon Us!!
Spring is on it's way! You wouldn't know it from all of the snow and cold temps., but we go through this every year. And since the groundhog says Spring will be early, I am trying to keep the faith that we will soon be smelling the flowers and cutting grass!! Ah, who am I kidding, we still have a good month before I can wear a t-shirt again!
The good news, however, is that the Spring market has begun and we have some great properties available for sale. I have a few shown below, but if you go to www.edwardward.ca, you will see many more! And if you are looking for something specific, I would be happy to set up a search that meets your criteria, that can be emailed to you on a daily basis. Which will keep you in "the know" about what is going on out there. Often times, even before it shows up on the Realtor.ca and other 3rd party real estate sites. That is because it can sometimes take up to 3 days for those new listings to be picked up by those sites. So with that being said, I hope that you will always keep me in mind when considering buying or selling. I am never too busy for your calls or questions.
Please enjoy my March newsletter and good luck with the contest!
See a range for prices of area homes selling in your area - this will give you a great idea of what your house is likely worth
6189 Frog Street - 10 Acres of camp like property with a raised bunaglow and in-ground pool - Call us today for full details at 905-953-1577
8 Panama - Great location, close to everything, new windows, custom kitchen and wood flooring - Call us today for full details at 905-953-1577
107 Howard Rd - Stunning bungalow, center of town, move in ready - Call us today for full details at 905-953-1577
33 Walter Ave - Semi-detached with 2 Kitchens - Great investment - Call us today for full details at 905-953-1577
156 Beach - Gorgeous Bungalow - great lot on a low traffic street - Call us today for full details at 905-953-1577
6oz. red candy melts 6oz. orange candy melts 4oz. yellow candy melts 4oz. green candy melts 2oz. purple candy melts 2oz. blue candy melts
3 1/2 c. popcorn tossed with a pinch of salt
Clouds and Sheep
12oz. white chocolate, chopped
2 c. popcorn tossed in a pinch of salt
1. Make the rainbow: Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Use a bowl or saucepan lid to trace a semi-circle, creating an arch shape.
2. Place each colour candy melt in 6 medium microwave safe bowls.
Working with one colour at a time and starting with the red, melt the candy melts in microwave in 20 second intervals on 50% power, stirring in between each, until smooth.
3. Fold 1 cup popcorn into the red candy melts until fully coated. Using the traced arch as a guide, arrange the popcorn in a single layer. Repeat with the remaining candy melts and popcorn using 1 cup popcorn for orange, 1/2 cup popcorn each for yellow and green, and 1/4 cup popcorn each for purple and blue.
4. Make the clouds and sheep: For the clouds and sheep, melt the white chocolate in a large microwave- safe bowl in 30 second intervals on 50% power, stirring between each, until smooth. Fold in the popcorn until fully coated. Pile some into a ball at one end of the rainbow. Then make three piles of varying shapes with the remaining popcorn to make 3 sheep. Shape the fondant into faces and ears and stick onto the popcorn while its still tacky, then use a small dab of water to stick on the eyes.
We donate a portion of our income from home sales to many worthy causes. So your referrals really do help to put money back into our local charities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home? Refer your friends, neighbours, associates, and family members!
Contact us at 905-953-1577 to help someone in your community today!!
- Ralph Lauren's original name is Ralph Lifshitz.
- reindeer like bananas.
- the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
- the longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. - the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.
- Rabbits like licorice.
- 85% of plant life is found in the ocean. - August has the highest % of births.
- a bear has 42 teeth.
- a cat had 32 muscles in each ear.
- dreamt is the only word that ends in mt.
- money is the number one thing that couples argue about.
- each time you see a full moon, you always see the same side.
Why Daylight Saving Time Can be Bad for Your Health
That means we lose an hour of sleep. "Springing Forward" an hour can be more than just an annoyance. This small time shift can significantly raise the risk of health-related issues.
In 2016, researchers in Finland found that the overall rate for stroke was 8% higher in the two days after DST. Cancer victims were 25% more likely to have a stroke during that time. And people over 65 were 20% more likely to have a stroke.
To many, this is not news, as in 2012, researchers in Alabama found that the following Monday and Tuesday after the spring DST,
was associated with a 10% increase in heart attacks.
It was found that the following Monday, people have about 40 minutes less sleep. Because we are already short on sleep to begin with, the effects of even 40 minutes are noticeable.
The removal of just that one hour of sleep has been linked to more workplace injuries, auto accidents, and even hinders moral decision making.
To combat the effects of the time transition, it is recommended that we sleep in on Sunday morning and take an afternoon nap.
-Most adults need seven to nine hours to function properly.
-Leave a couple hours between eating and going to bed.
-Turn off mobile devices
Make your room all about the sleep: comfortable bed, pillows, and bedding. Keep the room dark.
- Keep a piece of paper and pen next to your bed and write down any worries before trying to go to sleep
- Taking part in some relaxation exercises, stretches and deep breathing can also assist in having a more restful sleep.
Unfortunately, we live in a society that tries to cram in so much activity. Because of this, everything else suffers.
Sleep makes everything better; your work, your life, your health, and your relationships.
St. Patrick's Day Laughs
Kelly and his wife had been out till the wee hours celebrating St. Patty's Day. Despite his wife's protests, Kelly decided to drive home.
Of course, he's unable to drive in a remotely straight line. His car jerks violently from side to side, until he is stopped by the police.
"Kelly," says the officer,"you've obviously had more than a bit too much."
"Ah yes, twas a grand evening!" Kelly admits.
"Well," said the officer, "Did you realize you were weaving violently that half a mile back your wife fell out of the car?"
"Oh thank God!" said Kelly. "I thought for sure I'd gone deaf."
What does it mean when you find a horseshoe?
Some poor horse is going barefoot.
What’s Irish and stays out all night?
Why shouldn't you iron a four-leaf clover?
You might press your luck!
What do you call a fake Irish stone?
What do you get when you cross a four-leaf clover with poison ivy?
A rash of good luck on St. Patrick's Day!!
What do you call leprechauns who collect aluminum cans, used newspapers and plastic bottles?
What is your favourite pie? March 14th is Pi Day!!!
While many celebrate Pi Day, March 14th, as Pie Day, and an excuse to celebrate all kinds of deliciousness wrapped in a crust, the day actually pays homage to math. More specifically, Pi, notated by the greek letter, , and is a mathematical constant that is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter, first calculated by Archimedes. That number always calculates to 3.14159 and so on (it continues infinitely without repeating itself), shortened to 3.14. Which is why we celebrate on March 14, the third month, fourteenth day.
Pi Day itself was coined in 1988 by an American physicist, Larry Shaw, who worked at San Fransisco's Exploratorium. The first celebration featured participants marching around a large circle and consuming fruit pies. Very appropriate since Pi and pie are homophones in English but also because a pie is round and therefor related to Pi.
So with this little piece of trivia being mentioned. What is your favourite kind of pie? And how far can you recite Pi?
Back Up Your Stuff!!!
Stuff happens! Your computer hard drive may contract a nasty virus or be damaged from a power surge. Your smartphone or tablet could get lost, stolen, or dropped.
We just don't know what
life is going to throw at us.
So with that being said, we
of course want to protect our photos, videos, personal information, and important
documents. It is critical to make sure we back up our stuff!
It is an easy process and something that should not be put off. There are inexpensive solutions, such as external hard drives or flash drives that are ideal for backing up for our computers. It is as easy as inserting it into your USB port and dragging and dropping the files from
your computer to the plugged in drive that will show up on your computer as a new drive letter (such as D: or E:). And they carry a lot of storage.
The USB Thumb drive is smaller and easy for transport as is the SD cards. These are convenient for smaller files.
As added protection, it is best to keep these storage devices somewhere safe such as a safety deposit box or safe. Life happens, we want to protect what is important!
DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT OR BUSINESS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE?
We would be happy to share it in our Newsletter! For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And you could be seeing your promotion next month!!!
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