Monthly Archives: April 2015

Orangeville’s best parks

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Island Lake Conservation Area

Situated in Orangeville and Mono, Ontario, Island Lake Conservation Area boasts 332 hectares of lake, forest, meadows and wetland and is host to numerous recreational opportunities. Facilities include indoor, wheelchair accessible washrooms, parking, pavilion rentals and concessions. General admission fees for the conservation area are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for Children (6-14 years) and 20% off adult admission for seniors (60 and over). Make sure you check out the spring and summer activities, including Yoga in the Park, fishing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, picnicking, volleyball and many more. Be sure to ask staff for a free “Live the Lake” Card. Every time you rent a boat or ice hut, get your card stamped and earn free rentals. The Embassy Apartments and Mill Place Apartments are both a six-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the conservation area.

 

Alder Street Parkland

Located adjacent to the Alder Street Recreation Centre, Alder Street Parkland features sports fields that were installed as part of the Community Matching Fund program in co-operation with the Lions Club of Orangeville. The modern recreation facility features pools and water toys, including a slide, ice pads, a walking track, a library and eateries as well as five multi-purpose rooms. Be sure to check out the programs and upcoming events that are always running at the recreation centre. Located at 275 Alder Street, the park is a six-minute drive from the Orangeville apartments.

 

Murray’s Mountain/Amelia Street Parkland

Murray’s Mountain/Amelia Street Parkland is approximately three acres in length and offers soccer and lacrosse fields. The park is also adjacent to the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. Located at Clara Street, Murray’s Mountain is a three-minute drive from the Embassy Apartments and the Mill Place Apartments.

 

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park first opened in 1903 and features the Dufferin County War Memorial, a bandshell, a farmers’ market, the town’s cenotaph and a memorial honouring those who served and returned from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Located at Second Street and First Avenue, the park is within walking distance of both the Orangeville apartments.

 

Stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air at one of Orangeville’s gorgeous and luscious park grounds. Located at 17 Church Street and 8 First Avenue, the Mill Place Apartments and Embassy Apartments offer residents ideal rental options situated near countless amenities.

 

 

 

All natural Easter egg dyes

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Start by hard-boiling eggs and letting them cool. Next, it is time to prepare the natural colors that will embellish them. For best results, make each color separately. Bring all your colors to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover for 30 minutes and add 1/8 cup of distilled white vinegar. Below are some natural ingredients that will give Easter eggs a festive pop of color.

 

Blue

Chop one red cabbage into two-inch chunks, cover with water and cook as per the instructions above for a blue hue. Pick up any ingredients you might need at Metro located at 150 First Street. The Mill Place Apartments are a five-minute drive and 21-minute walk from the store.

 

Red

There are multiple ways to naturally achieve a red color. One method involves one to three pounds of unpeeled, cut red beets. Beet juice is another option. Combine the juice of a can of beets with hot water and submerge your egg into the mixture for a reddish tint.
Rusty Brown

Combine six to eight brown onion skins with water to create a beautiful rusty brown coloring on your eggs.

 

Beige/Taupe
Use ½ cup of ground coffee mixed with four cups of water for a beige/taupe hue.

 

Violet

If you have overly ripe blueberries, use them to dye your eggs. Simply squeeze them to release the juice and add a few tablespoons of water. Add the eggs into the mixture and in minute you’ll have a gorgeous violet hue. Located at 500 Riddell Road, Sobeys has the ingredients and supplies you need for your Easter decorating. The Embassy Apartments are a seven-minute drive and 45-minute walk from the store.

 

Yellow

You can achieve yellow coloring by using three tablespoons of dried turmeric mixed with water or by boiling the peels of yellow onions in water. Either of these will yield yellow dye that you can decorate your eggs with.

 

Pink

Add some pastel tones to your eggs with some cranberry juice. Pour cranberry juice in a bowl and soak your eggs in it for a few minutes. You’ll soon have the perfect pink hue for your Easter decorations.

 

If you’re in need of more colors, Meyamo has created an instructional guide to creating handmade fruit and vegetable-based paints. Located at 8 First Avenue and 17 Church Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Embassy Apartments and Mill Place Apartments offer current and prospective residents ideal rental options in Orangeville.