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Green guide

Nourish Your Community: Too much fruit on your trees? If you have a hard time eating all of your fruit, don't let it go to waste. Donate it.

Creative place settings will impress guests

SET a pretty table this month with some creative ideas. Flowers in the center of the table are always lovely but sometimes setting a dining table for a special occasion requires a little panache.

Workshop addresses sibling rivalries

MOST siblings have their fair share of rivalry, but what's the best way for parents to handle that? Counsellors Colleen and Patti Drobot will be addressing these issues at a seminar on Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church.

Design stars shine at IDSWest

A Canadian decor diva and a British style icon will share their insight at this weekend's IDSWest in Vancouver.

Food calendar

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot: Local wine personality Kurtis Kolt will lead a tasting of five wines from the Pinot family Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6: 30 p.m. at Beachside Forno. The wine will be paired with a four-course dinner from new executive chef Jason Harris.

Kids' stuff

WEDNESDAY Parent-Child Mother Goose: A free program for parents and babies up to 12 months old that focuses on the pleasure and power of learning rhymes, songs and lullabies, Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m.
PARENTING TODAY: Find a way to walk to school

PARENTING TODAY: Find a way to walk to school

"Parents who drive their children to and from school are actually the biggest danger to child pedestrians and cyclists around schools.

A bushel of green beans

GREEN beans are one of my favourite veggies, and right now they're at their best. Beautiful local beans are available at most large grocery stores and produce markets.

Report refutes rumours of a housing bubble

THE numbers are in and it would appear that our sky-high property values are being held together with far more than a thin film of soapy water. Reports by the Canadian Real Estate Association and Central 1 Credit Union suggest that B.C.

Share meal time to lead a healthier life

IN 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock wrote The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Children may not come with an instruction manual but Spock's book was the next best thing.
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