Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Da Santino RistoranteWhat could be better – delicious food and an All Request Night with the sensational Johnny Vegas! Every Thursday night enjoy the music of Johnny Vegas at Da Santino’s! This local performer has been entertaining Ottawa audiences for over 20 years and his repertoire is incredible – everything from the Ratpack to contemporary pop.

Book your Christmas party at Da Santino Ristorante’s Italian Room, a private space for up to 60 people, and entertain your colleagues and friends with home-style Italian food.

Family-oriented, friendly and with great service Da Santino’s is ideal for a night out with friends or dinner just for two. The menu has something for everyone – from soup, to salads, to pasta, to pizza – always fresh and down-home delicious.  Enjoy 1/2 PRICE appetizers Tuesday-Friday from 8pm to 10pm.

Can’t dine in? Da Santino’s offers take-out!

Reservations are recommended. Da Santino Ristorante, 1491 Merivale Road with plenty of free parking. Call 613-723-2111 for reservations.  EP

Smile Sooner at Braces by Milne!

Dr. Ian Milne at Braces By MilneAre you ashamed to smile because of misaligned teeth? Maybe it’s time to talk to Dr. Ian Milne at Braces By Milne about putting a smile back on your face. But even more than that, properly aligned teeth mean a healthier mouth and easier to clean teeth. And it’s never too late to correct crowded or irregular teeth. Good dental health is essential for your overall health.

Dr. Milne works in partnership with you during your treatment. You not only have an individualized care program, but Dr. Milne uses state-of-the-art techniques and the most up-to-date materials available. He was also a founding member of the Cleft Lip and Palate team at CHEO – using his expertise to help children and young adults with serious facial anomalies.

Enhance the quality of your life with a winning smile and good dental health. Talk to Dr. Ian Milne about your individualized orthodontic treatment – no matter what your age. Call 613-232-4266 or email today. Braces By Milne is located at 239B Argyle Avenue. Visit  EP

Student Directed Learning – at Revel Academy

Revel Academy - Student Directed LearningDo you want your child to be excited about learning? To feel challenged by an individualized program that suits their needs? Then Revel Academy is an excellent option. Erin Anderson is the founder of Revel Academy and Head of School. She believes in student directed and interest-based learning where students are given choice in order to engage and encourage them to take ownership of their learning.

Erin used to teach at a private school and has solid teaching credentials. When her first child was ready for school, she realized that the creative side was lacking in the public system; especially for children who were eager to learn and needed to be challenged. Revel Academy uses using state-of-the-art software to create individualized learning for the 21st Century. If your child is good at math, then they will be accelerated, however they’ll also get support in other areas as needed.

Revel Academy finds out how your child learns best. Talk to Erin Anderson about your child’s learning needs. Call 613-700-2132. Visit for more information.  EP

Trinity Chiropractic offers long-term relief

Dr. Michael Loloyan at Trinity ChiropracticSuffering from pain? Let Dr. Michael Loloyan at Trinity Chiropractic give you relief. A dedicated professional and graduate of the Chiropractic program at Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, Dr. Loloyan is an expert at relieving pain from headaches and sciatica, pain in the neck, back, arms, legs, hands or feet.

“Chiropractic care is a powerful tool that will prepare you for life’s daily challenges,” explains Dr. Loloyan.

Located in Stittsville at 1065 Carp Road, your first visit to Trinity Chiropractic is a personal, thorough in-depth free consultation to gather relevant information to tailor your treatment to your individual needs.

After a subsequent examination to advise you of all aspects of treatment so you can make informed decisions prior to proceeding, you will receive a personalized, ‘hands-on’ approach to eliminate symptoms using beneficial chiropractic techniques as well as soft tissue release procedures.

“Then we have the option of exploring and eliminating the causative factors, which may range from faulty biomechanics, lifestyle, ergonomic, or previous unresolved injury.”

Preventative and rehabilitative chiropractic care can restore your mobility.

Open daily except Sunday, call Dr. Michael Loloyan at Trinity Chiropractic, (613) 599-9669 or book your free bilingual consultation online at Until December, get 50% off your initial exam.  EP

PPRC – Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Helping Employers Meet Their Job Needs


Left to right: Brad Haffner – Regional Manager, Home Hardware, Kelly Mertl –
The United Way Ottawa, Linda Simpson – PPRC, Susan Forster, EARN, Manager,
Stakeholder Relations, Shawn McKinnon – Home Owner, Orleans Home Hardware, Nicholas Monaghan – Employee

Shawn McKinnon – the Orleans Home Hardware Store Manager makes his business inclusive because he knows it’s good for the bottom line. Shawn hired a young man with Asperger’s. He provided a supportive workplace and in return he has a reliable, dependable and motivated employee.

Shawn partners with PPRC to recruit employees because they have a large talent pool to draw from to help employers find reliable candidates to fill their business needs. PPRC uses proven methodologies to make the ideal match between employer and employee at no cost to the employer. Shawn is proud of the fact that his business is inclusive to employees with disabilities.

The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN), a United Way led initiative, hosted an event whereby, Home Hardware and Shawn MacKinnon received  recognition from PPRC for their workplace diversity and inclusive hiring practices.

PPRC is always looking for employers to help. PPRC provides job placement, follow-up support, including accommodation and intervention services to ensure all parties are set for success. Often these placements are a stepping-stone to full employment and th

e employer comes back to recruit more candidates.

If you’re looking for reliable employees, with a desire to work – let PPRC help you find a match. Watch the Home Hardware story and others on You Tube at PPRCOttawa. Contact Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care at 613-748-3220 or at and experience your own employee success story.  EP

Call the Expert: Fendor Glass & Windows

Fendor Glass & WindowsThe experts at Fendor Glass & Aluminum have been helping people in Ottawa make the right decisions when replacing windows and doors in homes and commercial buildings since 1941. Here are some helpful tips.

When can you change windows?

Fendor Glass & Aluminum can replace your existing windows any time of year, in almost any weather. The new window is prepared in advance so the installation is fast and easy with very little heat loss on even the coldest winter day.

What does Low-E argon mean?

Low-E (low emissivity) is a thin invisible metal oxide layer deposited on the glass during manufacturing when it is still warm. An excellent thermal insulator, Argon is an colourless, odorless, inert gas inserted between the panes of glass to improve the R value of the window.

Do Garage Doors need maintenance?

A garage door needs maintenance and adjustment to work properly. The experts at Fendor Glass & Aluminum advise you to lubricate your garage door’s moving parts semi-annually, when the weather changes.

Do I need new window frames with new windows?

Basically, there are two ways to change windows. The most efficient method is to remove and replace the old window and frame, installing new insulation and caulking.

Alternatively, the trained professionals at Fendor Glass & Aluminum can insert a new window into an existing frame.  EP

Light Up Your Life at The Glass Shop

Greg Sarrazin and Marty Greer from The Glass ShopLet the light into your home at The Glass Shop. Whether it’s windows and doors, ­mirrors, stunning glass railings or more, Greg Sarrazin and partner Marty Greer at The Glass Shop have everything you need to do a refreshing up-date on your home or a complete re-do. For over 20 years, The Glass Shop has been satisfying customers with its superior selection of anything glass. And they make sure that they work with your timeline and your budget.

Looking for a customized shower to fit your tastes and lifestyle? Let The Glass Shop provide you with a personalized, FREE home estimate. Open up a space in your home with a stunning mirror treatment, customized to suit your needs. Spruce up your kitchen with a fabulous backsplash or showcase family treasures with stylish glass shelving.

If it’s made of glass, The Glass Shop has it! Talk to Greg Sarrazin and Marty Greer today. Call 613-728-8252 or email Visit the showroom at 915 Clyde Avenue or online at  EP

Get the floor of your dreams from X-Pression Hardwood Floors

X-Pression Hardwood FloorsNothing says ‘welcome’ more than the beauty of hardwood flooring in your home. And when it’s from X-Pression Hardwood Floors – you know you’re getting the highest quality of Canadian wood. Nelson Druckman and his team at X-Pression Hardwood Floors provide expert advice, a sensational selection to choose from and at prices that can’t be beat. And if X-Pression Hardwood Floors doesn’t have it –  they’ll make it for you. Now that’s service!

If the exterior of your home needs enhancement, then talk to Nelson about their wide selection of Natural and Manufactured Stone Veneer from Stone Selex. This is the perfect time of the year to add those touches that will not only complement your home’s exterior, but add to its overall value. The Stone Selex spacious showroom has numerous stone and brick veneers to choose from and is located inside X-Pression Hardwood Floors.

For all your hardwood or exterior stone veneer needs, talk to Nelson and his team at X-Pression Hardwood Floors and Stone Selex. Visit the showroom at 50 Colonnade Road or the websites – and Call Nelson at 613-688-2080.  EP

Menchies in Barrhaven Bringing the “Froyo” Experience to Your Event!

Menchies BarrhavenImagine sharing the fun of Menchies at your next social event!  Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate team building initiative, a youth group meeting or some other social function, Menchies Barrhaven will provide everything you need for a mouth-watering good time.  They will cater your event with more than 100 delectable flavours of the best frozen yogurt in the world coupled with delicious toppings and sauces.  Choose from flavours like New York Cheesecake, Mud Pie, Nutella and Chocolate Caramel Explosion and top the creamy goodness with berries, fresh fruit, nuts, candies or sauce. And what’s more…they deliver!

Menchies uses only the highest quality ingredients. Their frozen yogurt is a good source of calcium as it is made with fresh milk from their Canadian dairy. Their product line boasts gluten-free, vegan, and no high fructose corn syrup options and they strive to use natural flavours including real cake, cookies, spices, fruits and nuts.

But Menchies isn’t just about great tasting treats…it’s about the experience. Visit their store at 3091 Strandherd Drive and be awed by the fabulous selections.  Or call 613-825-1981 and ask about their catering options.  Like them on Facebook and start planning your next sweet treat.  EP

Pivotal Payments – One-stop Payment Processing

Mark Giguere, Pivotal PaymentsAre you a small business? An independent contractor? A catering company? Then you need to talk to Mark Giguere at Pivotal Payments for all your debit/credit payment processing needs. Canadian owned and operated, Pivotal Payments offers special rates for local businesses and a FREE one-hour consultation with a $0 application fee. Not only that, Mark will do a FREE, no-obligation Cost Savings Analysis of your current program. He’ll show you how going with Pivotal Payments can save you thousands of dollars per year in lower fees.

For plumbers, electricians and tradespeople, Pivotal Payment is a fast and easy solution for on-the-spot payment. Mark offers long range Mobile 3G terminals, Bluetooth Pay-at-the-Table Terminals and virtual one-line terminals, Ecommerce Solutions and accepts credit and debit cards. Pivotal Payment is easy to use and affordable. And Mark provides a FREE seminar so businesses can train their staff and show them how Pivotal Payments works.

For the latest in payment processing technology, lower rates and personalized local service, talk to Mark Giguere at Pivotal Payments today. Call 613-314-5401 or email Visit  EP