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Grant applications available

If you are a registered charitable organization serving Orillia and/or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. The foundation is accepting grant applications until April 7 at 3 p.m. for the following endowment funds:

SUBMITTED Jumping silver carp would threaten recreation in Canadian waterways.

Fishing for a solution

Are you concerned about invasive Asian carps in the Great Lakes and what it would mean if they established in our waterways? If so, plan to attend the Invasive Species Centre’s public information night Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the private dining room at Kelsey’s restaurant (405 Memorial Ave.) in Orillia.

An Oscar Statue inside The Oscars Greenroom, Designed By Rolex at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

What's in the Oscars swag bag?

The top nominees at the Oscars on Sunday will pick up $100,000 swag bags featuring cellulite reducing mats and a pelvic floor exercise tracker.

Wine poached beets with berries and micro-greens. (Jagger Gordon photo)

Oscar-worthy dishes

Time to make reservations for a night out with Oscar! The 89th Academy Awards is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 26, at the famed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and the stress is on to see whose wearing what, whose going to trip on the red carpet, what's Jimmy Kimmel have planned for this year's soiree - and whose going home with the little golden statue.

The Zemi Beach Resort opened to rave reviews on Anguilla last year. It's already become a haven for celebrities who want to get away from it all. (JIM BYERS PHOTO)

Six March Break trips fit for a celebrity

You’re dying for some time off at March Break; perhaps the beach or maybe a city or ski trip. But you also hope to run into a celebrity or two for that selfie that will make your friends crazy. Here are some options that combine great things to see and do with at least a small chance one of your favourite stars.

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Toxic family member manipulates matriarch

Dear Amy: Without going into lengthy detail, we have been dealing with a bad relative for at least five years. We have constantly dealt with their inappropriate behaviour. It has gotten to the point now that we don't even want to deal with this person anymore, but if we cut ties, they twist stories around and make us look bad.

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Three things that age the skin

Yes, it is true that some people age better than others. One might look young at 65, while another looks old at 40. To some extent it’s a game of chance. If you pick the right parents your genetic makeup will help you age gracefully, and well. But it isn’t all predetermined.

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9 ways to decrease the risk of heart attack

Every 37 seconds someone dies of a heart attack in North America. But there are several natural remedies to protect the health of our hearts. They’re all available in health food stores and are not associated with the complications of cholesterol-lowering and other prescription drugs. Remember, the first rule of medicine is to do no harm:

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When Egyptomania crept into pottery

The fascination with Egypt has a long pedigree. Centuries ago, Europeans associated Egypt with mummies, tombs and pyramids. It was a land dedicated to the dead. Despite that grim association, Egyptian motifs cropped up again and again in European art and literature.

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