Like many people I wait until the first of December to decorate my building and office.  Decorating in the cold is not my favourite thing of the season but I like to wait until after Remembrance Day out of respect and not to take away from the importance of that day.  Now I have (really my grandsons and son-in-law) the front outside and the inside lookinglights failure very festive.  And No they did not install the lights and end up like the guy in this photo!  My apartment too, is lit up with decorations lifting my Mom’s spirits since she is not able to get outdoors as much as before.
Friday Night before the parade the local real estate companies with the Village of Burks christmas tree lightingFalls organized the Annual Tree Lighting event.  Hot Chocolate and cookies enticing everyone attending to sing Christmas songs a  a little louder.  Hanging Christmas ornaments on the tree was also enjoyed and at the end the lights went on. Sparkling and twinkling colour made the tree come alive with the spirit of the Holidays.  I look out my window every night a watch the snow covered tree stand all lit up and making our Village ready for Santa’s arrival.
My Mom and I had a ring side seat from which to watch the Santa Claus Parade, from our living room above in our apartment above my office.  The lit up floats and music were lovely.  Many businesses from the
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surrounding area participated including Fowler’s Construction who are working on the street construction in all the inclement weather we have had.  The Shriners  came all decked out as they do very faithfully santa floatevery year to take part in our Parade.
Santa of course came up last all bright with lights.  At the end of the parade Santa and Mrs Claus handed oranges and candy canes to the children who came to tell him their Christmas wishes.
I feel very grateful this time of year for all I have beenPiper blessed with; my family, (including a cute little Great-Grand-Daughter) a successful business, good health, and of course two devoted dogs.  Not being able to partake in many of the Holiday Functions this year has made me especially appreciate the many people behind the scenes working to make the events wonderful and enjoyable for our whole community.
movingskatingboyRealty  Executives Local Almaguin Highlands Inc. have sponsored a few hours for public skating at the Burk’s Falls Arena over the Christmas break so go out and enjoy some free family skating.
December for Real Estate sales is generally slow with everyone getting prepared for the holidays…not this year!  It seems our winter wonderland is attracting all types of Buyers to come and look at properties throughout the Villages of Almaguin.  Everything from vacant land, cottages, homes & businesses are having Buyers book showings.  Offers are coming in and deals are being made.  Now that is a great Christmas present, a relocation to our extraordinary Almaguin Highlands.  Check out the links below, you might decide to become a an owner of your own piece of Northern Heaven.
933 Ferguson road                               19 Horizon Road                             818 Relative road
Just on the market!  Wonderful 80 acre parcel listed for $189,900….build, use for recreation, sever for investment….this property  offers it allForest Lake road

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