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Veranda Gift Shop from Swift Current

Hi Ian here from the Veranda Gift Shop….well maybe not since I am writing this from Swift Current Saskatchewan with a balmy temperature of -18c. Paulette and I are on our way to Victoria BC with a stop for a few days in Vancouver (we expect to get into Vancouver Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

Veranda Gift Shop Hillside Beach

Hmmm...am I the only one blogging here (seems the last 3 posts were mine) or am I not using this thing properly? Well its Dec 28 and the weather is nice (-12C when I checked the thermometer this morning @ 7:00). Today is starting off sunny. Went for a walk down to the boat launch (on Harry Craig road). Went for a spin last night on my Polaris Indy. The sno pass trails were kind of rough

By ian, ago
Beaches

Cold at the beaches

December 13 Veranda Gift Shop: It was -30c this morning with a bit of a wind (with wind chill -35). But that did not stop the snowmobilers (saw several this morning). Not to much traffic here on Hillside Beach rd. Everybody (except some crazy snowmobilers are staying home by the fireplace

By ian, ago
Albert Beach

Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg – what kind of service do you expect, what type of food and what range of choices?

Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg - what kind of service do you expect, what type of food and what range of choices? There are many people that have cottages along Lake Winnipeg. Lately it has been obvious that there has been a generation change which is actually still ongoing. Cottage owners tend to be younger families and younger owners. Obviously this younger generation has different expectations than their parents and grand parents. That also includes eating out and just food in general. This is why we are creating this poll

By curious, ago
Albert Beach

Thanksgiving Dinner at Lake Winnipeg

There are many ways to celebrate and express thanks at Thanksgiving. Even in difficult times, there are always things for which to be grateful. Many Resaurants are closed, because of the bad economy. But on Traverse Bay Corner, the Idle Thyme Restaurant didn't. It is still open. (Thanks Cheryl) So you can go there for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

By curious, ago
Albert Beach

The Best Way, cheapest Way, Selling your Property or Cottage at eastern beaches

The Best Way, cheapest Way, Selling your Property or Cottage at eastern beaches Selling property and Cottages may be due to some very important reasons. Some people though sell properties and theire cottages as forced by some critical conditions and reasons. It may be due to financial problems such as cost cutting, going away for good, planning to buy a new house, and the likes. When a person decides to sell his cottage or property, the first thing to look for is

By curious, ago
Beaches

I used ice to defrost my water line

As usual one of the first things I do, when I get back to my place is to get the water running. I just don't feel right starting the day without a proper shower. Something wasn't right. When I got inside I knew what it was. The pump hadn't restarted. My new underground lines were still frozen!

By Fredrick, ago
Albert Beach

Breakfast, lunch, dinner – fine dining at the lake

Breakfast, lunch, dinner - fine dining at the lake Summer may be over, but even in Fall and Winter there are events and aktivities that make the Beaches along Lake Winnipeg worth a visit or a short relaxing holiday. Pleasant hiking in Automn, peaceful and quiet for those that want to escape the hubbub of the city. Spending quality time at the Lake in the offseason can be really worthwhile. And what to do after a long day of hiking or quiet relaxation? Well we all go to the Idle Thyme Restaurant at Traverse Bay Corner. The restaurant is open 7 days a week

By curious, ago
Beaches

Summer events in Hillside Beach, Fun Day and Garage Sale

I was just contacted by Ms. Giesbrecht of the Hillside Beach Ratepayers Association. She wanted to let me know that the Annual Fun Day at Charlie Wall Park will be taking place on July 5th this year. The annual Garage Sale will be at Charlie Wall Park too and will take place on August 2nd. Individuals may rent a table from the Hillside Beach Ratepayers Ass. or bring their own. A fee will be charged.

By Fredrick, ago
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