Tara helped me buy my first house.

As a first time home buyer I had really high expectations of what I could buy for my budget. Tara helped me manage my expectations and find a house that was within my budget and had as many of my “must haves” as possible. We went to see 50+ houses and made many offers until … Read more

The Changing Face of Business

I love this video with Steve Weese.  It highlights so many of the great companies in this area.  Some have been here for a century, others are new but providing global services and employing hundreds of people and their families.

Interest rates to remain low till 2014

Ben Bernanke, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman announced yesterday that the American benchmark interest rate would stay low until at least late 2014. Here in Canada, as recently as the weekend, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney highlighted that our economy continues to show resilience. Predicting modest growth for this year, he points to 2 per … Read more

The Goodwin Learning Centre. A small place with a really big heart!

A small place with a really big heart! The Goodwin Learning Centre, is NOT your typical private school. The word private is very misleading when applied to this small education school in the local town of Brighton. It consists of less than 40 students, grade levels from JK to 8. Operating on a minimal level … Read more

Great Video of the Quinte Area

I love this video, it shows so much of things to do in Belleville and the Quinte area.  Fishing, Boating, Festivals and Concerts. [object width=”560″ height=”315″>

Tara Lyons visits the Quinte Conservation Authority in Belleville, Ontario

We had a request to visit more location which did not require a bank card to visit and thought of one of our favourites spots to visit, The Quinte Conservation Autority. Here’s the video we hope you enjoy, we’ve added the map to it as well. [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/jHsQwON94LE?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] Map: [iframe width=”425″ height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ … Read more

The 14th Annual Edition of the Rotary Community Auction

The 14th Annual Edition of the Rotary Community Auction is now Live Online Bidding Has Started at www.ckrotaryauction.org Hosted by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston, with the participation of the Rotary Club of Perth and the Rotary Club of Hawkesbury, the Rotary Community Auction is a major fundraiser to help Rotary clubs with the well deserving projects and charitable organizations that they support. … Read more

Time for Countylicious in Prince Edward County

Planning to have an annual dinner with our friends, we decided to try out one of the restaurants featured in County.licious. Our choice was Claramount Inn and Restaurant .  And what a great choice it was!!  You can see the pics below from the meal but it was truely a great meal. Thanks Claramount!

China Gate Restaurant in Downtown Belleville

The Tara Lyons Team loves Chinese food. So we thought we would get some for lunch and went to our favourite spot, China Gate. It’s located on Front Street downtown and the food is soooo good. As you know we have a few favourite Asian Style restaurants, Korean/Sushi(Toro Sushi), Vietnamese(Saigon), Thai(Thai Gardens). But for Chinese … Read more

Belleville’s Matt Dowsett Wins Preliminary Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

The first round of the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest was held this past weekend in Tweed, Canada. Matt Dowsett was the first Elvis tribute artist to qualify for Semifinals – Round One of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest that will be held in Memphis during Elvis Week 2012, the 35th anniversary.The competition … Read more

Let’s Help in Giving Our Furry Friends a Home

The Quinte Humane Society has been actively involved in lending a helping hand whenever the need arose. Coming August 18th, 2011, they will be holding a fund raising event at Ramada Inn for the benefit of the homeless animals in our community. Let’s help our furry friends and have a great night with loads of … Read more

Downtown Sidewalk Event On This Weekend

I was walking downtown and it looks like the big sidewalk sale is ramping up. So if you’re looking for something fun to do head downtown and have some fun.

Canada Day 2011 Belleville Skydivers!!

Ok, if you miss this on Canada you missed a real treat, we tried to capture as much as we could, but let’s face they were pretty small way up in the sky. 🙂 It was a perfect Canada Day with great fireworks, and lot’s of sun!!  I hope everyone else had as much fun … Read more

Tara Sponsors the Gleaners Food Bank Golf for Hunger

We were proud to sponsors the Gleaners Food Bank’s Golf for Hunger event this year.  We provided burgers for all participants!  Mmmmm, yummm! Lot’s of canned goods were brought to the event and fun was had by all.  I know they generated more than $10,000.00 in donations. Hope to see you all out next year.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Belleville 2011

Well it was a little rainy, ok a lot rainy, but the brave men made the walk and not one of them dropped out. Congratulations with everyone at the event, although we don’t have the final number we understand Walk a Mile and the Yard Sale generated over $20,000.00 for both the Shelter Foundation and … Read more

Health and Fitness Expo

  Health and Fitness Expo – Wally Dever Arena April 30, 2011 to May 02, 2011 Eastern Ontario’s Premier Health and Fitness Expo offers guests the latest products, demos and information on your health, wellness and fitness. For only $5 entrance fee you can listen to key note industry speakers (2011-TBA), speak one on one … Read more

Rotary Club of Picton’s Waterfall Tour

So we left on a very cold Saturday, in the rain and wind on a brave quest to seek the mythical falls of Prince Edward County. Below is the video chronically the journey.

Paul Potts… Cinema Paradiso at the Empire Theatre

Paul Potts… Cinema Paradiso Tuesday April 19, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. Ticket Pricing Orchestra: $74.75 + HST Premium Balcony: $74.75 + HST Balcony: $54.75 + HST The Empire Theatre welcomes the amazing pop opera tenor, Paul Potts, live on Tuesday, April 19. Potts is best known as the first season winner of Simon Cowell’s Britain’s … Read more

Winner of the Belleville/Quinte Home Show 2011!

Congrats to Evelyn Throop for winning our Gift basket this year at the Quinte Home Builders Association – Quinte Home and Renovations Show. We had a blast and hope to see everyone there again next year!

Tara Lyons Visits Zwick’s Park

We took time this week to head on down to Zwick’s Park, Belleville, ON to check out the new construction.  Take a look at what we saw!

Tara Lyons visits Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville (Part 2)

Don’t forget to look up when you are inside – the ceiling plaster is beautiful!

The museum cares for an extensive collection of antique furniture, paintings and ceramics. Local history is highlighted in Glanmore’s lower level, and includes the Pre-Confederation Homestead exhibit and Maid of All Work: Domestic Service at Glanmore.

Check out website for more information: http://www.city.belleville.on.ca/CityHall/Departments/RecreationCultureAndCommunityServices/Pages/RCCS-GlanmoreNationalHistoricSite.aspx

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Tara Lyons visits Glanmore House National Historic Site in Belleville (Part 1)

We visited Belleville’s Tresure…the Glanmore House  on 257 Bridge St. E..  An amazing place full of history!  You have to see it!

Glanmore National Historic Site, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Glanmore was built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips (1842-1912) and his wife Harriet Dougall Phillips (1839-1915).  The grand interior features beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork.   Many of Glanmore’s rooms have been restored to the 1890s and feature period room displays containing some original furnishings as well as beautiful objects from the Couldery Collection. Tours are available. June to August open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September to May open 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays.

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Easter Bunny at Quinte Mall! FREE 5 x 7 photo* with the Easter Bunny!

Easter Bunny at Quinte Mall! April 09, 2011 to April 23, 2011 Hop into the Quinte Mall Bunny Patch for ONE FREE 5 x 7 photo* with the Easter Bunny from April 9 – 23 (closed Good Friday), during the following times: Monday to Friday 10:30am – 8pm (Breaks 1–1:45 and 5–5:45), Saturday 10:30am–5pm (Break … Read more

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Event Kicks Off!

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® combines big hearts with big feet and brings the whole community together for a great cause. The event premise is simple: men walk down Front Street, Belleville in women’s shoes, raising eyebrows and funds in support of The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and Three Oaks: Quinte’s Shelter for Women … Read more

Tara will be attending Quinte Homes & Lifestyles Show

Tara will be at the show on Saturday between 10am and 1pm.  She will be doing a FREE Draw for a gift basket!  You can find her at Royal LePage booth.  Please drop by and say hi. Quinte Homes & Lifestyles Show and Quinte Woman’s Show Quinte Sports Centre, Cannifton Rd. Belleville 3 Days Only! … Read more

Rotary Loves Kids! Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Includes: A great afternoon of golf, your own golf cart, delicious dinner catered by Capers Brasserie, & Belleville’s Best Summer Party: Party in the Square!Great Food, Festive Drinks, Excellent Band, Dancing Under the Stars, Patio Lights and a Classic Car Show!   This is a Party!   Stay tuned! Where: MARKET SQUARE, Downtown … Read more

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation raised $1.8 million in 2010

We are thrilled to announce that the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation raised $1.8 million in 2010! It is because of your hard work, commitment, creativity, and passion that we achieved another record-breaking year. Thanks go out to… – Our supporters who have tirelessly organized garage sales, golf tournaments, silent auctions and raffles. And, those who’ve … Read more

Tara Lyons visits Reid’s Dairy in Belleville

Tara visited Reid’s Dairy in Belleville today. It has a magical castle look from outside as you can see from the picture.  Tara went into the shop at the factory. You can see production lines through the glass there.  So anybody can observe how Reid’s Dairy products are made and packaged.  In the shop there are variety of products available.  Also at the counter you can order different flavors of milk shakes and ice-cream.  You must try their looney milkshakes – they are so good!

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Don’t forget to Savour the Chill tomorrow Downtown!! Mmmm, Soup!

Tomorrow or depending on when you read this, which might be today, is the “Savour the Chill” soup contest downtown. It’s suppose to be nice, but not too warm, making it perfect for soup!  So head down to the downtown and vote for your favourite.  I hear they have fireworks too.

Royal LePage Family and Friends Skating Party on Family Day

Royal LePage Family and Friends Skating Party on Family Day Monday, February 21st (Family Day) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Trenton Community Gardens – Rink # 1 8 Couch Crescent, Trenton We hope you can join us with your family and friends at this event.  (This is not a client appreciation event.) This is a pot-luck … Read more

Belleville Festival of Trees Whoville!

I had a chance to make it down to the Whoville setup Downtown Belleville. What a great a time, we walked around, checked out all the trees and vendors, did a little video and headed out for the rest of our day.

The 2010 Santa Clause Parade!!

This Team Tara had the chance to be in the Santa Claus Parade! Every kids dream. We took one of the Beetles and covered it with lights and decoration, ready to have a blast!

Here’s the photos and a short video of the actual parade.  We had lot’s of fun seeing all the kids, and we know there must be few arms sore from all the punch buggy punches we witnessed.  Thanks to everyone who cheered at the little Christmas Bug as it went by.  We’ll definitely see you next year.

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Prince Edward – Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) in conjunction with the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program is offering an exciting home ownership opportunity. Down payment assistance may be available for up to 5% of the maximum purchase price of $210,000 for a new or re-sale home. Residents of the Counties of Lennox & Addington … Read more

Mackenzie Ridge Gift and Basket

Today we went to MacKenzie Ridge Gift and Basket to visit Julie. Julie was nice enough to do a little interview with us about the new location and her previous life as an actress!  Who knew we knew someone famous! Make sure you visit the MacKenzie Ridge Facebook Page or the MacKenzie Ridge Website! MacKenzie … Read more

Fall Colours in the Belleville and Quinte Area

Well it’s that time of year again.  Pumpkins come out, trees start to change colour, sweaters and jackets come out of the close. That’s right it’s the fall and it means winter is on the way, boooo.  But the upside are the cool crisp walks through the red and orange leaves.  Watching the geese start … Read more

My New Ipad!

So my husband thought it was time to move ahead with technology. We usually stay well ahead of the curve, we’ve always had PDA,s, blackberries and now iPhones but today he moved us into the realm of tablets. Our new iPad is to be used to help ours buyers look at homes as we move … Read more

Visiting Lake on the Mountain and The Inn for Dinner

We had a chance to head up to Lake on the Mountain to check out the view and then have dinner at The Inn. We started off looking at the view over the bluff looking down on the Glenora Ferry.  Then headed over to take a look at the mystery lake itself.  According to the … Read more

Harbour 25 and Boat Life in Belleville

Well, it’s that time again folks. Yep, the boats are coming out of the water for another long cooollldd winter. We spent today lifting my parents boat out of the water and then pulling my boat, and by mine I of course mean Tom’s and my boat. All went well. Harbour 25, which is the … Read more

Amazing Graze Alpaca Farm Open House

We spent some time at the Amazing Graze Alpaca Farm feeding the Alpacas, or accurately Tom feed them and I watched. Watch the video below. If you’ve never been there you really need to go out there. I added the map this post if you want to head and see them.  Anyway we had blast … Read more