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A good night’s sleep important

A study published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine suggests switching to a new mattress can significantly help reduce back pain and stiffness.Winter 2008A study published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine suggests switching to a new mattress can significantly help reduce back pain and stiffness. The study by Oklahoma State University found subjects who [...]

November 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Man and his words

His first book in five years, Here After, will be published in October, but Sean Costello is more interested in talking about his son’s rock band. “Steven has a terrific rock band, Stray Bullet, featuring a 13-year-old female vocalist (Colleen Kirkness), who I believe will be as big as Avril Lavigne one day soon,” he [...]

September 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Arts 0

The power of one

Can one person make a difference in this crazy, confusing, complicated world? We all would like to think so. But the expression has become a cliche, an advertising slogan used to sell recycling, green products, a political candidate or to raise cash for a good cause. People like Narasim Katary give us hope. The city’s [...]

June 21, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Lifestyle 0

Winning combinations

Matthew Bertrand , 17, is Mr. Sudbury for 2008. The oldest of six children, he lives in the city’s South End and attends Sudbury Secondary School. He enjoys sports such as snowboarding, swimming, biking. hockey and basketball. He hopes to do some travelling before going to university. He plans to attend medical school and become [...]

June 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Uncategorized 0

The High Life | Apartment

Apartment living offers the carefree convenience that many people want. It is increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for individuals in urban areas throughout North America, especially with empty-nesters who are thinking about their retirement years. A big house doesn’t fit in with their plans. Apartments account for 30 percent of all Canadian households. This two-bedroom [...]

June 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

High hopes

Tammy DiAmicis is an addict and proud of it. She is addicted to gardening, and this spring she was spreading the word at free seminars at Greater Sudbury Public Library branches. “There’s something about getting your hands dirty and watching plants grow,” she says. Thirteen years ago, DiAmicis was asked to cover a shift at [...]

June 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

When in Rome…

Russell Smith, the Globe and Mail’s men’s fashion expert, advises men to leave their Tilley hats at home when they go to Rome…if they don’t want to look like tourists. Most North American tourists tend to dress for a day at the beach not the city when they travel in Europe (and they really, really [...]

April 7, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Uncategorized 0

An inviting place | Kitchen Furniture

Our ancestors considered the hearth as the focus point of their homes. It was where people cooked and enjoyed their food. Its fires warmed them and gave them light to read or enjoy other activities after the sun went down. Despite the massive changes in the way we live during the last century, the kitchen [...]

March 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Maison Nouvelle | Living Room

Maison Nouvelle | Living Room

The owners of this unique residence in the city’s South End had vision. They selected a rocky, treeless site with a view of Ramsey Lake in 1958 several years before Paris St. extended to the Four Corners. There were few neighbours when they moved in. Forty-five years later, they live in one of the city’s [...]

November 1, 2007 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Fine family living

Family is important to Ron and Helene Scagnetti. The couple’s blended family consists of seven children and 10 grandchildren. Family pictures, including those of the couple’s parents and siblings, have a prominent place on the walls in their two-level home that was designed by Sudbury architect Andy Frick and built by Toffoli Construction 20 years [...]

September 1, 2007 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0