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Date night in Elora

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Ice Jam 2015

Riverfest is proud to present Ice Jam 2015, a day-long festival in mid-winter. Located in downtown Elora on the grounds of the historic Elora Mill Inn, the festival will kick off March 7 with award-winning indie rockers The Arkells and their latest album, High Noon. Ice Jam tickets are now on sale, with concert passes selling for $50.00. Passes are free for children 14 and under with a paid guardian. The Shepherd’s Pub located at 8 Mill Street West, The Fergus General Store located at 227 Saint Andrew Street West in Fergus and The Cornerstone located at 1 Wyndham Street North in Guelph also sell tickets to Ice Jam. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the gate for $75.00 (Cash Only). Bundle up in your warmest clothes and head out to the Elora Mill Inn located at 77 Mill Street East, which is a 14-minute walk and three-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a four-minute drive and a 15-minute walk from the Executive Suites.

 

Ice Skating

Grab your skates and your date and visit the Elora & District Community Centre. Get your dose of exercise and enjoy a relaxing afternoon gliding around the rink. Located at 29 David Street, the community centre is a 13-minute walk and three-minute drive from the Executive Suites and one-minute drive and three-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments.

 

Local Theatre

Experience Elora’s local arts and culture at the Elora Community Theatre. All performances are held at the Fergus Grand Theatre at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Upcoming shows include Singing, Swimming & Seeding, The Dixie Swim Club and Spring Planting. Visitors can enjoy all three plays by purchasing season tickets for $51.00 or $45.00 for seniors. The theatre at 244 Saint Andrew Street West in Fergus is a seven-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a five-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Get outside your Elora apartment and experience a date night to remember. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer prospective residents a wonderful selection of rental properties.

 

 

Family Day in Elora

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Winterloo Nights

From February 14th – February 16th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. get outside of your apartment and celebrate Winterloo 2015 with fantastic outdoor and indoor events. Enjoy winter activities that include dog sled races, ice sculpting, free public skates, free movies and a scrumptious chili cook-off featuring top Waterloo restaurants. Feel free to consult the festival’s schedule page, festival map or call (519) 885-1921 for additional inquiries. Make sure to drop by Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort and continue the celebration with $25 all-access lift tickets after 5:00 p.m. The opening ceremony will be held at Waterloo Public Square located at 75 King Street South, which is a 33-minute drive from the Elora apartments.

 

Hoot-N-Howl Hike and Campfire

Get back to nature with an evening hike accompanied by two of Rockwood Conservation Area’s nature interpreters. Admission to the park and this event is completely free. During the hike, you’ll have an opportunity to hear all the amazing sounds of nature and its inhabitants. After the hike, sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows and share stories. The hike, which runs on February 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., will meet at the park’s main pavilion. Located at 141 Fall Street in Rockwood, the conservation area is a 31-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 29-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

The Big Chill Outdoor Fun Day

Spend Family Day at Guelph Lake Nature Centre’s Big Chill Fun Day and take part in horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, skating and ice fishing. If you start to get hungry during the festivities, be sure to visit the on-site food trucks and enjoy some hot, fresh grub. Admission to the event is free. Voluntary donations are welcome and will fund the new nature centre. The Big Chill runs on February 16th at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. The Executive Suites and Sandstone Apartments are a 20-minute drive from the centre located at 7677 Conservation Road in Guelph.

 

Shade’s Mills Family Ice Fishing Day

Shade’s Mills Family Ice Fishing Day is held on Ontario’s license-free Family Fishing Weekend. The event is open to inexperienced and veteran fishers and equipment and bait will be provided for new anglers. Throughout the day, there will be numerous contests, draws and prizes awarded to participants. This is a catch-and-release event and regular admission fees apply. The event runs on February 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with prizes drawn at 2:30 p.m. Located at 450 Avenue Road in Cambridge, the event is a 44-minute drive from the apartments.

 

Spend Family Day with those close to you and explore all the events and festivals in Elora and the surrounding area. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer residents ideal rental options in Elora’s charming village atmosphere.

 

 

Best produce to buy in January

apartments for rent in Elora, shopping, winterWhile we normally associate the best produce with the summer and fall months, some of the most flavorful fruits and vegetables are freshest during the colder months. Whether you’ve committed to a healthier diet this New Year or are simply looking to add variety to your daily dishes, buying in-season produce is less expensive and more beneficial to your well-being. To help the residents of their Elora apartments stay healthy, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has compiled a list of the best produce to buy in January.

 

Grapefruit

If you’re a fan of fruits that boast tartness, tanginess and a hint of sweetness, grapefruits are a healthy option that will satisfy your hunger. January is the perfect time to pick up this fruit, as it is just coming into season.

 

Kale

This leafy green is considered one of the healthiest vegetables around and luckily it grows best during the winter months. Incorporate this greenery into stews or try chopping and sautéing it with garlic and mixing it with your favorite pastas. For additional flavor don’t forget to add in some olive oil and salt and pepper. Another tasty option that seems to be gaining traction in the health food community is baked kale chips. Simply slice the leaves off the stalk, toss them in olive oil or whichever spices or seasonings appeal to you, bake them for about 10 to 15 minutes and enjoy a healthy snack to combat hunger. Drop by the Elora Farmers’ Market to pick up all the ingredients you’ll need. The store is a six-minute drive and 24-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments and a five-minute drive and 26-minute walk from the Executive Suites.

 

Clementines

Enjoy snacking on these small, sweet oranges, which are the tastiest between December and January. These oranges are seedless and easy to peel making them a superb snack for when you’re at the office or on the go. Located at 6458 Wellington Road 7, Dar’s Country Market is the ideal place to pick up these juicy treats. The apartments located at 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Elora apartments are both less than a five-minute drive and 25-minute walk from the store.

 

Carrots

Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes and turnips are all in season during the colder months and offer a hearty option when infused into soups and side dishes.

 

Winter Squash

Winter squash comes in many different variations that include acorn, spaghetti and butternut squash. Due to its thick rind, squash can last a long time without spoiling if stored correctly in a cool, dry place.

 

Cranberries

Get your daily dose of Vitamin C with this winter-friendly fruit, which adds the perfect amount of tartness to many winter dishes and desserts. For an unconventional twist, add cranberries as a salad topping or to that traditional banana bread recipe. Drop by Zehrs Markets located on 800 Tower South, which is a 10-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and an eight-minute drive from the Executive Suites, to pick up this produce item.

 

For those who are looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel’s Elora apartments located at 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street offer beautiful apartments that provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.