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Carroll, Idea Exchange | December 13, 2017
If you find winter difficult, we’ve got just the thing to boost your spirits during the cold, dark months. Graciously provided by the Waterloo Region... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
Are you making Christmas dinner this year? There are many options these days, and opportunities to make new traditions. For example, if your family... Read More»
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Shaun, Hespeler | December 1, 2017
As a life-long homebody and self-proclaimed holiday curmudgeon, I have no great love for the New Year’s party tradition. I typically attend New Years... Read More»
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Carroll, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
No doubt you have heard of The Little Free Library movement, and have maybe even encountered one as you walk around town – there are quite a few in... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
Even though it’s called the happiest time of the year, sometimes getting ready for the holidays can be a little bit stressful. This year, let’s try... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
In a holiday season of plastic gift cards and bubble-wrapped Amazon orders, there’s something charming about creating unique, handmade presents for... Read More»
what's your story? written in a book
Brinton Gould, Writer | November 3, 2017
How to Write a Novel in 50,000 Easy Words-- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing activity/challenge. You must write 50,000 words in... Read More»
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Susan, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2017
There are many ways to celebrate during Canada 150. There is one place which I visit periodically, the Waterloo Region Museum, that gives a vivid... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
When I was a kid I wanted to be an ornithologist. I persuaded my parents to let me join the Audubon Society (I was their youngest member by 50 years... Read More»
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Greg, Preston | October 2, 2017
Repair Café is coming to Idea Exchange Preston. Repair Café is a movement, started in the Netherlands that promotes a community approach to learning... Read More»

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