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Barrie entrepreneur creates hard-copy planner for digital world <b>(6 photos)</b>

Barrie entrepreneur creates hard-copy planner for digital world (6 photos)

Staying organized while running an online business is challenging, especially when you’re trying to juggle a million things, says Georgia Allison
'Health-care heroes' getting full spa treatment from Hand and Stone

'Health-care heroes' getting full spa treatment from Hand and Stone

'We hear their stress and pain in the media and if we could do something small to help, that’s what we wanted to do,' says owner
Barrie business has gone to the dogs <b>(6 photos)</b>

Barrie business has gone to the dogs (6 photos)

'I always had a connection with dogs and just felt we were kind of kindred spirits. I felt like I could understand them and they could understand me,' says owner
Cool idea: Community fridge helps fight back against food insecurity

Cool idea: Community fridge helps fight back against food insecurity

First fridge is located in the city's south end, but organizer is eager to place more around Barrie, including downtown
Stepmom stepping up to help women taking on motherly role

Stepmom stepping up to help women taking on motherly role

Barrie Stepmoms group meets once a month in city's south end
Bookstore has everything covered, even their local ghost

Bookstore has everything covered, even their local ghost

Owner of Rivendell Books, located in the Wellington Plaza, says she has tried to create 'a real local place, where people could come and enjoy books together'
If you're looking for seafood and a show, might as well get Fancy

If you're looking for seafood and a show, might as well get Fancy

'No doubt, our specialty and crowd favourite is the halibut, but we really do have something for everyone,' says new owner Mike Chanko
Shops of Downtown sharing space in Georgian Mall

Shops of Downtown sharing space in Georgian Mall

Everleigh Garden, Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion, Barrie Olive Oil Co., Our House and Zuzu Fashion Boutique using 3,500-sq.-ft. location during Christmas shopping season
MacLaren staff paint picture of what downtown gallery has to offer residents

MacLaren staff paint picture of what downtown gallery has to offer residents

'We’re probably one of the most beautiful buildings in Barrie to host an event, and I argue we’re amongst the most affordable'
Get your shopping done at 'the best gift shop' you likely never thought about

Get your shopping done at 'the best gift shop' you likely never thought about

You don't have to be a patient or visitor to take advantage of the RVH shop