Never really liked the dentist….but Northern Pines Dental changed that

Northern Pines Dental Living North of 7

After losing two veneers I finally bit the bullet (pun intended) and went to the dentist. Ok, I was actually kidnapped by my dad on the pretence of going to lunch but he took me to Northern Pines Dental. This was a referral from Dave Rattle who knows me and the look of panic on my face when he approached if I had been yet…

I think that dad was tired of my being cranky as probably were Heather JohnsSandra Pilkington and Dista Goguen. If not for the support of these 3 ladies … I would have really lost my mind … I am pretty sure they lost theirs with me though 🙂

Walking into a dentist office for me is like jumping off a bridge when you are afraid of heights, but from the first moment I entered they immediately sensed my unease and quickly started to try to put me at ease. The receptionist was vibrant and patient with just a bit of well placed humour that started to relax me.

Dr. Wayne Lord is who treated me and he did with kid gloves. He explained my options and went through both the pros and cons so that I was able to make an informed decision. Sometimes cost is a factor and Dr. Lord, I have to say is more reasonable than you can imagine and I thank him for that. The time alone he spent with a walk in /kidnapping is to be commended.

Although I knew what was going to happen ( throw in an over active imagination) Dr. Lord informed me of each step before beginning … also asking me to please breathe every few minutes. From the tone of his voice and gentle style, I have to say that this was probably the best experience I have ever had with going to a dentist.

All I can end with is if you are looking for a dentist that is just plain amazing I highly suggest that you contact Northern Pines Dental … you won’t be sorry.

Urban Girl






Beautiful Country Home yours for the taking

Price: $379,900
Type: Residential
Address:1263 South Baptiste Lake Road, Bancroft Ontario
Agent: Emma Kearns & Ray Krupa, Century 21 – All Seasons Realty, Brokerage

This beautiful country home with over 25 private, peaceful, serene acres of property has it all. Set far back from the road less than 15 minutes from Bancroft. Property features 3 bedrooms,. 4 pc bathroom, Large master with walk-in closet and ensuite, hardwood floors, a large sun room, gorgeous stone finished wood burning fireplace in the living, large decks great for entertaining, and views from every window, nice spring fed pond, double car garage, single car garage/ workshop ( 16 x 24), storage shed ( 6 x 16), Barn with loft ( 24 x 32 with mono bean rail for hoisting comes with industrial air compressor and propane space heater), fenced dog kennel, This wooded acreage with trails and lots of wildlife is a most see for sure!

TIFF fans get your pass for here for the North of 7 Film Fest

TIFFfilmpass2Film fans across North Hastings can now purchase their seasons pass to the North of 7 Film Fest. The North of 7 Film Fest is operated in partnership with TIFF’s Film Circuit program and each month, between September and June, an independent film is screened at the Bancroft Village Playhouse. All proceeds from the Festival support programming provided by Hospice North Hastings, making the screenings a perfect example of caring through culture.

After the success of the 2014/15 season, Heather Brough had some tough decisions to make. As the Hospice Coordinator and Festival Programmer, she had to choose films that could live up to the standards of last year’s film selections.

“I think everyone will be really happy with these choices,” Brough said. “We’ve been running this festival for a while now so we have a pretty good idea what our audiences are looking for. The first four films are all sure to please.” Read More

One man helping keeping Bancroft beautiful

Bancroft George FAgain, you never know what you will stumble upon here in Bancroft. For the last few months I have watched a man cleaning up the ATV trail between Bridge Street and Station Street and I always thought it was a town employee … did I find out differently.

The residents at the Riverside Chateau are grateful to George as it gives them a view of the ATV trail and they, like so many others … enjoy people watching where as before they couldn’t.

George Frivalt is a man on a mission and although I have seen him almost daily it was the first time I stopped to say thank you. He has been cleaning up the over grown shrubs and trimming the trees back, all at his own time and expense. George is hoping that the town will assist in helping him get rid the bush that has been cleared and he did mention that he spoke to a town employee a few weeks back but no one has contacted him since.

I am grateful as well as I walk the pup there daily and it just looks so much better and cleaner and to be honest easier to clean up after the pup when the grass isn’t past your waste:)

Thank you George helping keep Bancroft beautiful!

Urban Girl xoxo

Trip of a Lifetime

photo of winnersBetty and John Pilgrim enjoyed their trip of a lifetime to Ireland compliments of WestJet after Betty won the Gift of Flight at last year’s Fall Hike for Hospice. All hikers who raised $1,000 or more were entered to win this great prize. It was a great day for Betty to win because it was also her 80th birthday and her family joined her on the hike to celebrate. Visiting Ireland has always been a dream for Betty and we’re happy that this dream came true. Travelling with Betty and John were some much needed yellow Hospice umbrellas.

The Fall Hike for Hospice runs on October 4th and for those who raise $1,000 or more in pledges this year, Hospice North Hastings is offering a chance to win a one-week stay at an ocean front cottage in PEI.