Slow Fashion in Carleton Place

The fashionista loves what she wears, she defines her personality through her wardrobe choices. Fashion is, to her, about creative expression and feeling amazing! Knowing what she wears is flattering to her shape, colouring and personality is of importance to her!  The conscious fashionista takes fashion to higher level, knowing what she wears has been ethically sourced is important to her as well as looking great. Her motto isn’t just “Look good, feel good”, it’s more like “Look good, feel good, do good”. Enter… Slow Fashion.  The slow fashion movement is about the fashion industry adapting methods toward creating social and environmental benefits. Increasing the
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Darlington Acupuncture and Massage Therapy serving Carleton Place since 1995

Darlington Acupuncture and Massage Therapy began in 1995, when Patricia Darlington and her husband Steven purchased their property at 19 Victoria Street in the heart of Carleton Place. They had both already been in practice for two years when they bought the property, and they lived and worked there until 2010 when their family grew too big and they made the decision to move out. The business remains there to this day, and Patricia and Steven are still the only two people working there. They are planning this year to expand the business and work with new associates.   Darlington provides
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Promoting a spirit of curiosity and self-discovery at The Insight Studio

At The INSIGHT Studio, we broker in insight – both modern and ancient. Modern INISIGHTs focus on progressive and alternative techniques which, while recognized in places like the UK and the U.S. still manage to skirt the main-stream in Canada. Life Coaching, Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are all solution focused approaches to solving common problems that many people experience on a day to day basis. They do not require reliving traumas of the past or confessing one’s guilty pleasures. They are almost exclusively concerned with where you are now in relation to where you want
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A New Twist on Life for Carleton Place Barber

Erica Gyldenbjerg opens The Twisted Barber The barber shop owned by Erica Gyldenbjerg is one twisted place. Gyldenbjerg runs The Twisted Barber in Carleton Place, located at 122 Bridge St. She opened her shop in April 2016, almost five months after moving to town. Why the Twisted Barber? “Mostly, it’s my personality,” Gyldenbjerg said. “I’m a little different.” “Plus, the barber pole and the old safety razors twist,” she added. “It’s a little bit of everything.” Gyldenbjerg grew up in Smithville, in the Niagara area; however, she spent a good number of years living and working in Ottawa. “I love my profession,
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Nick Giardino’s Downtown Style

When is a hair salon not simply a hair salon? The name of one of the newest businesses to open in downtown Carleton Place offers a clue: “Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy” certainly promises more than a quick trim. The bio and credentials of its owner, master stylist Nick Giardino, offer more. Born in Rocca San Giovanni, Italy, Nick began apprenticing in his aunt’s salon at age 14, and his route to Canada involved training in England under Sassoon and Sanrizz, as well as styling, teaching and platform work all over the U.S. and Europe. International magazines feature his work
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Food Bank Vegetable Gardens

Something exciting is budding at the Lanark County Food Bank in Carleton Place. The newly branded ‘The Hunger Stop’ has built raised garden boxes in the front yard of their 5 Allan Street location. Another long row of boxes was constructed along the side of the building. All are filled with rich-looking black soil which is warming in the Spring sun in preparation for planting. The side boxes will be planted with raspberry canes and the front boxes with a variety of vegetables, including radishes, lettuce, carrots, beets, peppers, and tomatoes. The 30″-high raised beds are easily accessible for weeding
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Unique Social Enterprise in Downtown Carleton Place

“Coffee with an Purpose” “The Owl Café and Meeting Place”, On December 11, 2015 opened it’s door to the public. Funded initially with fundraised revenue from Y’s Owl Maclure, their strategic objective is to provide employability skills for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, generate revenue, and increase awareness of ASD. The Owl Café and Meeting Place program is a unique social enterprise located at 135 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. The Owl Café & Meeting Place is the first-of-its-kind customized employment and life skills training program for teens, youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. They believe having a job
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Heritage Optometric Clinic focuses on providing patients with comprehensive eye care

With an eye on providing the best optometric care possible, Heritage Optometric Clinic has been serving the Carleton Place area and beyond for more than 65 years. Always looking to improve upon the services that it offers, the clinic has undergone numerous changes over the years, in particular over the past two decades. Practising with Dr. Bruce McDonald until his retirement in 1985, Dr. Ian Edmison continued to operate Heritage Optometric with Dr. Connie Madigan-Swant joining the practice in 1991. Three years later, the two became business partners.  With the clinic having outgrown its location on Bridge Street by that
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Carleton Place IDA Drugmart lives up to its slogan of being “your home health care store”.

Carleton Place IDA Drugmart your home health care store has made recent changes to the drugstore designed to increase accessibility and enhance counselling room area. “We are a full service pharmacy that offers quality care and personal service, in a friendly environment,” says Vicki Laird, store manager. “We strive to do our best to meet our customers’ health needs and to develop long lasting trusting relationships.” One of four drugstores that are part of Carleton Place Drugmart Inc. – the others are located in Stittsville and Richmond with the Greenbank Hunt Club location opening in June, 2013 – the Carleton Place site
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ProActive Athletic Therapy is a pro-active approach to athletic therapy

Athletic Therapy is for Everyone Carleton Place is home to Lanark County’s only athletic therapy clinic. Operating since the fall of 2013 in the Heritage Mall at 130 Lansdowne Ave., Unit 9, ProActive Athletic Therapy is a dream come true for its founder and owner Valerie Beaulieu. “I had been practising as a Certified Athletic Therapist in Carleton Place for five years,” she shares. “It had been a lifelong dream of mine to open my own athletic therapy clinic so when the perfect location came up, I just made the jump.” Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in the prevention, assessment and
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