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The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do

There’s something even more charming about a weekend in December. The holiday buzz is in the air. Most everyone is in a good mood. And the two days off from work and school lend themselves to festive activities like tree decorating and Xmas movies.

And this weekend is no exception, with plenty of Noel based fun to be had around town. If you have a holiday event or fundraiser coming up, let us know! We’re always on the lookout for cool local content.

The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do

Give Local Goods Holiday Market

We keep talking about buying local, and this Saturday you’ve got the perfect chance.

The Spare Room shared artist studio (12 Lakeshore mews) is hosting a Local Goods Holiday market at their cool space downtown. The market features goods from local artisans and their roster of in-house talent, including Prudence & Pine, Barrie Homemade, Wild Jewelry, Stamped Frosting, Oh Beehive!, Rainy Day Drawings and Sleuth Wear.

Expect warm and tasty treats from their neighbours Bohemia as well. A great opportunity to find some unique Barrie based gifts for this year’s list.

Running from 10-2pm!

Dirty Bingo @ Georgian College

Open to Georgain students from either campus, the GCSA is hosting a virtual Dirty Bingo event on Saturday night. Hosted by LadyVenom @ 7pm, there are chances to win of one of eight $20 www.pinkcherry.ca gift cards.

It should be noted that this event is for mature audiences only, and students must be 19 or older to join the event and win prizes. It all goes down on the GCSA Barrie Facebook page.

Take in the Holiday Lights Downtown

After you’ve done at the SpareRoom, why not take a stroll through Meridian place and the lakeshore? The annual festival of trees has sprung along the lakeshore, and the Noella festivities are in full swing through downtown. You can support Hospice Simcoe by picking up a wreath or a tree at the downtown tree lot, operating every Saturday until December 12th from 11am until 3pm.

And don’t forget that you can support all the local businesses downtown through the Lifeline E-Gift Card program, run by the Downtown BIA. CLICK HERE, select which downtown Barrie business (or businesses!) you’d like your gift cards for. 100% of the funds go to the businesses you choose to support.

What did you think of The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do? Let us know in the comments!

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Nov. 16th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week That Was in Barrie Nov. 16th

Look, nobody sane actually loves the months and months of cold weather…but it does make for some stunning imagery when the first snow fall lands.

And with the snow comes the holidays. And specifically, Holiday treats. Like these chocy delights from J’adore Fine Cheese, which rank 10 on the OMFG taste meter.

When you are heading out for holiday shopping, remember to keep it local as much as you can. And places like Stuff are great for keeping this year’s budget manageable!

Those early evening sunsets though…

Anybody out there want a drone for Xmas this year? Bet you will after seeing this footage!

And finally, although this year’s holidays will be a little less grandiose, Santa is coming to town a few times in select places. Bring the kids for some socially distant seasonal fun and support local!

What did you think of the The Week That Was in Barrie Nov. 16th? Let us know in the comments! And keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag to get featured!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE P_ZZA JOINT!

The team at P_ZZA is seriously serious about the goodness of their pie!  Starting with a crust of ancient grains – specifically amaranth flour, they have created a high protein, low carb crust that tastes wonderful and is easy to digest.  They are even the first pizza joint in Barrie to offer a 72 hour cold risen sourdough crust! 

Then the choices begin; choose from one of eight sauces, there’s everything from traditional tomato sauce to alfredo or pesto.  You then get to choose from over 30 different toppings allowing for endless combinations.

Just like making a sub sandwich, you can see all your choices right in front of you.  Start with your favorite cheese, which even includes a Vegan option, to lay the groundwork for all the toppings, then choose from a wide variety of meats and veggies to create a uniquely individualized pie.

If you’re not up to the creative challenge, they offer some of  their highly popular signature’s as well as an assortment of different paninis and salads.

P_ZZA even offers frozen customized pizza for you.  Choose takeout or delivery once a week on Fridays.  It’s a great way to stock up for the weekend or the busy week ahead.  Check out their website at iwantpzza.com or call (705) 503-6516 to find out more.  While you’re on the website, make sure to check out their catering capabilities as  well.

Now, the team at P_ZZA isn’t new to Barrie, having run the restaurant within the Queens for years, they’ve become well known in food circles, even winning competetions.  Since they have spent so much time in the heart of Barrie, seeing all the businesses thrive is a core value they hold close to their heart.

They don’t stop with their love of the community there though.  P_ZZA has partnered with the art departments of area schools, displaying student works of art for sale.  When pieces are sold, the monies are donated back to the schools.

The decision to create a uniquely fast pizza with healthier options turned into a reality at P_ZZA.  They’ve worked hard at maintaining a menu full of healthy options.  Most choices have 50% less calories compared to your standard pizza restaurant; even their beverage selection has a variety of natural and organic choices.

Now that construction is finally coming to an end – drop into P_ZZA at 50 Dunlop Street East, design your pizza and enjoy!

 

These forward thinkers have truly revolutionized the pizza industry for Barrie and the surrounding area.

The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

And just like that, we switch from +25 patio weather, to blowing snow and icy streets. (#BarrieInNovember)

But, regardless of the inevitable approach of winter, there are plenty of fun things to do and experience as we ramp up to Xmas and the holidays.

Read on for a few ideas to energize your weekend! And if you have an event or happening in Barrie you want to promote, let us know and we can post it to our events calendar!

The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

Take a Holiday Road Trip

There are quite a few holiday inspired drive through and walk through happenings around the region, including a few starting this weekend.

Blue Mountain kicked off Enchanted Forest this week; the entire Village will be decked out in garlands and bows. Ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.

Aside from the festive décor, there will be fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa every Saturday. At night, you can take the one kilometer pedestrian pathways through the Village and around the Mill Pond to discover interactive Christmas light displays.

There’s also the Bluffs Winter Wonderland in Scarborough, and Holiday Light show in Vaughan. Hit up our Winter Wonderland Road Trip blog for more on each!

Free Santa Photos | The 400 Market

Santa will be back at The 400 Market starting this Saturday, and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until Sunday, December 20th, 2020! 🎅

Santa will be a bit different this year to ensure COVID-19 safety measures for Santa and visitors. Instead of the regular Santa costume (open-faced), the Market will have a professionally designed, fully-masked costumed Santa.

The Santa photos are “Free” so please bring your own cameras and or phone cell phones. There are no costs and/or donations required.

And while you’re there, why not get a start on your holiday shopping?

Live Music

As always, there is plenty of tunes to be heard, if you know where to go. Musicians and restaurants have been among the hardest hit vocations in this pandemic, so if you can get out to support both while being safe, you should!

Playing this week; John Anderson at Flying Monkey’s, Big Furry Tractor at the Queen’s and Bill Nadeu at Malone’s Pint House. You can also hit up North Country BBQ for live music Thursday – Saturday from Owen Riegling, The Beresford’s and Rob Watts.

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Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe

Warm winter clothing in Barrie is a necessity, due to the snow and other pesky features of winter. (Looking at you, wind).

There are several specialty outdoor stores and chains in town stocked with a wide range cold-weather looks. But Barrie boasts a number of cool home-grown locations in the keeping warm while looking sharp department.

And it’s not just coats and toques. When the deep freeze strikes, a selection of fresh garments for around the house and work really helps to endure the misery of ice and sleet season.

Read on for a quartet of destinations to upgrade your closet!

Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe

Cary Grant Clothing

Cary Grant has a reputation in town and throughout the region for great clothing and impeccable taste. Packed with trendy and fresh picks, the clothing is semi-formal wear, and ideal for men, women and children. In particular, a great spot to hit if you are looking for stylish hoodies.

Find them at 45 Dunlop St. W

John McNabb Clothier

Just across the street from Cary Grant, John McNabb Clothier is one of Barrie’s longest standing fashion destinations. Specializing in men’s wear, they offer a large selection of premiere international and Canadian made brands. The store is a real find for unique and well curated menswear picks of pedigree, that are both stylish and made to last.

It’s also a perfect place to visit if you need clothing advice! The staff have years of experience in putting men’s lines together.

Find them at 15 Dunlop St. W

ZuZu Fashion Boutique

One of the most charming destinations for fashion in Barrie, ZuZu specializes in women’s lines and trendy brands. They have a reputable list of designer names, inclduing BLU9, Funsport, Joseph Robkoff and Spanner. ZuZu is a fantastic destination for women in need of a clothing inspiration to find your personal style.

They also offer an exchange policy for anyone who isn’t completely satisfied.

And it’s not just clothing. ZuZu presents a notable catalogue of jewelry, accessories and foot wear to round out your winter look.

Find them at 39 Dunlop St. W

What did you think of Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe? Did we miss any cool home grown clothing destinations? Let us know in the comments!

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