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Cambridge Last minute Halloween costumes

 
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Is Halloween coming at you a little too fast this year? The blog team at your preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, is here to help you put together a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume in no time. Learn how you can get started at Cambridge apartments today.

 

First Day of School

This First Day of School Halloween costume is super simple to make, and yet you’ll likely be the only one at your upcoming holiday gathering dressed this way. All you need is nice clothes and something to write “First Day of School” on, like a chalkboard.

 

Where’s Waldo

For a last minute adorable costume, nothing beats Where’s Waldo. You’ll want as many pieces of red-and-white-striped clothing as you can find. A pair of round, thick-framed black glasses will complete the look.

 

Homemade Lego Costume

Save money with DIY Halloween costumes. This Homemade Lego Costume is remarkably easy to make, requiring only low-cost items you can readily find at any Dollar Store. You’ll need a cardboard box to start, and a bit of spray-paint goes a long way in creating that glossy Lego look your friends and family will recognize.

 

Visit The Costume Shop

A last-minute trip to The Costume Shop (960 King Street East) is a completely valid option. Just a 10-minute drive from Cedar Towers Apartments (10 George Street South), this local boutique has an awesome lineup of adult Halloween costumes, certain to spark some inspiration and enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday.
Use today’s post from the blog team at Williams and McDaniel to find that perfect last minute Halloween costume. For more information about Cambridge apartments, don’t hesitate to visit our website today.
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5 pies to bake this fall

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As the weather grows cooler and the leaves begin to change, you may find yourself with a deep desire to be cozy and warm. It is no use to fight this desire. You may even want to enhance your cozy warm feeling by baking a pie. As your Williams and McDaniel home in Cambridge fills with the aromas of buttery, browning crust and bubbling fruit or other fall fillings, the cozy feeling will reach new heights. Cut yourself a big slice of these fall pies.

 

Double Crust Apple Pie

The natural juices and flavours are sealed in tight with in this Double Crust Apple Pie. If you toss the apples in apple juice, it not only adds a boost of apple flavour, but it also keeps the apples from browning prematurely.

 

Pear Almond Tart

This Pear Almond Tart is a delicious fall treat for anyone, but especially those avoiding dairy. The sweetness of seasonal pears, combined with the full flavour of almonds, will make this dairy-free dish a new fall favourite.

 

Praline Pumpkin Pie

Praline pie is perhaps the perfect fall pie, and this recipe is a delicious twist on the classic. This Praline Pumpkin Pie features spicy and creamy pumpkin filling on the bottom, and nutty, caramelized pecans on top. Try topping that!

 

Cherry Crisp Pie

Every bite of this Cherry Crisp Pie is perfectly sweet and tart. The crunchy crumble topping is a nice change from the traditional double crust or lattice crust topping. This pie should be eaten warm, with a little vanilla ice cream on top, as you get cozy in your Olympia Court apartment.

 

Sweet Potato Pie with Crunchy Cranberry Topping

This Sweet Potato Pie with Crunchy Cranberry Topping hits all the right notes for the perfect slice of fall pie. The sweet, spicy, creaminess of the sweet potato filling goes perfectly with the seasonal sweet and tartness of the crunchy cranberry topping. You may require a second helping.

 

The blog team at Williams and McDaniel hopes this week’s post helps you make the most out of pie season – otherwise known as fall. For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties in Cambridge, including Cedar Towers (10 George Street South), please visit our website.

Check out these local bike trails

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Few things make you feel more free than going for a summer bike ride. Living in Cambridge means you are never far away from great cycling and walking paths. In today’s post, the Williams and McDaniel Property Management blog team has some trails for you to visit. Enjoy the ride!

 

Mill Creek Trail

Mill Creek Trail is a relatively flat, easy trail and is suitable for all skill levels. You can get on the south end of the trail from downtown Cambridge, near 140 Main Street (just east of Wellington Street) that is just a 5 minute bike ride from Cedar Towers (10 George Street South, Cambridge). From Olympia Court Apartments (72 Alison Avenue) it’s just 4 minutes by bike to enter the trail from Soper Park.

 

Living Levee Trail

The Living Levee Trail is a 3.4 km paved trail that runs along the Grand River of downtown Cambridge to Augusta Street. From Olympia Court Apartments you can use this trail as a continuation of the Mill Creek Trail with just a short detour along Main Street to Mill Race Park. You can ride there in about 10 minutes. From Cedar Towers, it’s less than a 5 minute ride to Mill Race Park.

 

Shade’s Mills Conservation Trails

There are 14 km of trails at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (12 minutes by bike from Olympia Court Apartments). Shade’s Mills has been called the best kept secret in Cambridge. In addition to the trails there are great spots for swimming, fishing and canoeing.

 

Easy access to nature is one of the great things about living in Cambridge. The blog team at Williams and McDaniel hopes you have fun exploring these beautiful local trails. For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties near you, please visit our website.

W&M-Cambridge- Easy grilling recipes for seafood lovers

 

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Nothing beats the taste and aroma of fresh seafood hot off the grill. The Williams and McDaniel blog team is here to add some flavour to your summer with some seafood grilling recipes to make your mouth water.

Cambridge is a great place for seafood lovers. You can visit the Caudle’s Catch Seafood location at the Cambridge Farmers Market (40 Dickson Street, Cambridge) on Saturdays from 7am to 1pm. It’s about a 10 minute walk from Cedar Towers (10 George Street South, Cambridge). Visit their Kitchener superstore (20 minute drive from from Olympia Court Apartments, 72 Alison Avenue) any day of the week.

 

Cedar Planked Salmon

This method of preparing salmon is traditional to the pacific northwest. If you’ve never tried grilling salmon on cedar planks, you’re in for a real treat. This cedar planked salmon recipe includes a video that will show you how to prepare the planks as well as the rice vinegar marinade.

 

Shrimp Scampi

You can’t go wrong when you throw a shrimp or two on the barbecue. Watch and learn how to prepare perfect shrimp every time with this step-by-step recipe video for shrimp scampi on the grill. This delicious recipe is from celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

 

Grilled Shellfish and Vegetables al Cartoccio

In Italian Cartoccio means “paper” and it refers to the grilling method of making foil pouches you place on the grill to seal in each and every savoury drop of the seafood juices produced from grilling. Those juices can then be mopped up with fresh crusty bread. Enjoy this shellfish and veggies al Cartoccio.

 

Grilled Cod Tacos

Fish tacos are simply fantastic. When you combine the fabulous flavour of grilled cod with the  mouth-watering taste of chipotle crema, you’ve got the best fish tacos ever.
The summer grilling season is in full swing. Why not fire up the grill tonight and make the most of it? For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties, including Cedar Towers and Olympia Court Apartments in Cambridge, please visit our website.

 

Cambridge Take Dad out for Father’s Day nearby

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Make Dad’s day with a Father’s Day out and about near Cambridge apartments. Pinpoint a few great places to go in today’s post from the Williams and McDaniel blog team.

 

Grand River Brewing

 

Start off Father’s Day with a local favourite. If Dad enjoys craft beer, Grand River Brewing (295 Ainslie Street South) is Cambridge’s spot for locally crafted brews. On Sundays, Grand River Brewing is open 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. To get here, plan on a 15-minute walk from 18 Cedar Towers Apartments (10 George Street South).

 

Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail

 

Celebrate the start of Summer by taking Dad out on the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail this Father’s Day. Stretching 18-kilometres connecting Paris and Cambridge, this multipurpose trail winds down the Grand River through Carolinian Forest. Get Dad’s bike road-ready with a trip to Grand River Cycle (410 Hespeler Road #3), one of Cambridge’s best bike shops, less than a 10-minute drive from Olympia Court Apartments (72 Alison Avenue).

 

Cambridge Mill

 

For that Dad who will appreciate a delicious and upscale Father’s Day brunch or dinner out, the Cambridge Mill (130 Water Street North) has you covered. Only a 10-minute walk from 18 Cedar Towers Apartments, this local destination boasts a rich history, beautiful waterside location and fantastic fare, all close to home.

 

ibowl.ca

 

Dad’s looking to celebrate Father’s Day with little ones will want to check out ibowl.ca (10 Park Hill Road East). Cosmic bowling, mini golf and an arcade guarantee that each and every family can have a fun and high-energy experience at this Cambridge attraction. Olympia Court Apartments is under a five-minute drive from this family fun centre.

 

Happy Father’s Day from the Williams and McDaniel blog team! For more information about Cambridge apartments, simply visit our website today.

Where to plan a picnic in Cambridge

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Hespeler Optimist Park

 

Start your search for a picnic spot at Hespeler Optimist Park (640 Ellis Road). This local park is just over eight hectares in size. In addition to picnic tables, the park also has a playground, splash pad, ball diamond and mini soccer pitches. Cedar Towers Apartments (10 George Street South) are about a ten-minute drive from this local picnicking option.

 

Soper Park

 

Soper Park (120 Shade Street) is less than a ten-minute walk from Olympia Court Apartments (72 Alison Avenue). This spacious park is 16.5 hectares. Plan a picnic at an available picnic table or reserve the covered picnic shelter. After you are finished eating, enjoy a walk along the Mill Creek Trail, which travels from Soper Park to downtown Cambridge. Additional amenities include ball diamonds, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and spray pad. To reserve, call 519-740-4681, extension 4214.

 

Shade’s Mills Conservation Area

 

Have you explored Shade’s Mills (450 Avenue Road) yet this summer? Considered by many to be one of Cambridge’s best-kept secrets, this local conservation area is a beautiful place to have a picnic during the summer. The park is an especially good pick if you enjoy fishing, swimming or canoeing. To get here, drive ten minutes from Cedar Towers Apartments (10 George Street South).

 

Plan your picnic today

 

Summer produce is an easy, healthy choice for any picnic meal, as a side dish or incorporated into your favourite salad, sandwich or dessert. Fill your picnic basket with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Cambridge Farmers’ Market (40 Dickson Street). During the summer months, the market is open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The market is a ten-minute bike ride from Olympia Court Apartments or a four-minute ride from Cedar Towers Apartments.
Use today’s blog post from Williams and McDaniel to find a great picnic spot. For more information about their Cambridge apartments, visit their website.

 

 

Gear up for the Cambridge Highland Games

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Cedar Towers (10 George Street South) is just a stone’s throw — or hammer’s throw — away from the Games (200 Churchill Drive). It’s about a three-minute drive from Cedar Towers to the Games (or a 20-minute walk), so no cab is necessary.

 

This year, the Cambridge Highland Games get underway July 17th and 18th and include events ranging from piping and drumming competitions and sheep dog demonstrations, to heavy events competitions and tug-o-war competitions. This exciting weekend event also includes a beer garden, and don’t worry, there’s plenty of fun for the kids too. With food and retail vendors, a children’s bouncy tent, an indoor tea room, music, dancing and plenty of contests, there’s entertainment suited for every age group.

 

Five kilometres away, Olympia Court Apartments (72 Alison Avenue) is another Williams and McDaniel property located just a few minutes from the Games so you won’t have to travel far to soak up the festivities.

 

Whether you’re visiting, competing, or interested in volunteering in this year’s Cambridge Highland Games, you can find out more information on their website. For those interested in purchasing tickets ($17 for adults, $13 for students/seniors), you can do so online.

 

Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, looks forward to the crowds of people who travel from all over to see the Cambridge Highland Games, and they hope you too will enjoy this exciting upcoming event in our community. For more information about Cedar Towers or Olympia Court Apartments, you can visit their website.

 

 

 

 

Welcome summer at the Cambridge Arts Festival

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Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs are just a few media that are displayed at the festival, which aims to draw attention and exposure to local artists. Every year, artists are encouraged to display their work and participate without charge. Young art lovers can also contribute to the festival and take advantage of creative activities by visiting the outdoor children’s area and indoor Maker Lab. Activities that will be running at the Maker Lab include interactive video art, 3D printers, robot assemblage and countless others. Held at Cambridge City Hall located at 50 Dickson Street, the Arts Festival is a two-minute drive and 10-minute walk from Cedar Towers Apartments and is a four-minute drive and 22-minute walk from Olympia Court Apartments.

 

While you’re treating your eyes to exceptional works of art, you can also soak in live rock, folk and jazz music performed on the festival’s main stage. During peak kids’ hours, popular children’s acts will be taking the stage.

 

Thanks to the dedication of volunteers and local businesses, the festival has been running since September 1995 and shows no signs of slowing down. To see pictures of years past, visit their online gallery. It is also worth mentioning that this event is free to the public and all activities for both children and adults are free.

 

Despite being free, locals and visitors are still encouraged to support the Cambridge Arts Festival by becoming a sponsor, making a donation through PayPal or by mailing cheques to 50 Dickson St. in Cambridge. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Cambridge Arts Festival is asking for $20.00 donations for the Children’s Area and Maker Lab activities.

 

If you have any additional questions about the event, you can contact organizers by phone at 519-740-4681, ext 4634 or email. Experience Cambridge’s local artists and unique culture by starting the summer off at the Cambridge Arts Festival. Located at 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments offer residents ideal rental solutions in Cambridge, Ontario.

 

 

 

 

Make the best breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day

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Nutella French Toast with Strawberries

If you’re looking for a foolproof breakfast in bed option, Nutella French Toast is the sweet and simple solution. Chocolate hazelnut spread, sliced strawberries, ground cinnamon, Italian bread and sugar are just a few ingredient that combine to create a flavour explosion in your mouth.

 

Scrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese and Rocket

Up your scrambled egg game by creating Donal Shekan’s Scrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese and Rocket. This recipe combines the simple breakfast staple of scrambled eggs with fresh arugula leaves, cheese and a buttery croissant base. For best results, season your eggs with sea salt and black pepper and thoroughly stir the goat’s cheese and butter. FreshCo, which is located at 1 Hespeler Road, is a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Cambridge apartments.

 

Raspberry Dutch Baby

Break the rules and enjoy some sweets in the morning with Chasing Some Blue Sky’s Raspberry Dutch Babies. These are an extremely easy option to prepare, as all the ingredients go into a blender and are then poured into a pan. It’s completely up to you whether you want to top them with fresh fruit, whipped cream, nuts or powdered sugar.

 

Savory Cornmeal and Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs

Skip the traditional waffles topped with butter and maple syrup and opt for the unconventional genre of savoury waffles. Joy the Baker’s Cornmeal and Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs are sure to fill you up and will have you rethinking your one-dimensional perspective of this breakfast item. Load up your waffles with fresh salsa and hot fried eggs and start the day off on a sinfully delicious note. Pick up all the necessary ingredients at Food Basics. Located at 100 Jamieson Parkway, the store is a 12-minute drive from the Cedar Towers Apartments and the Olympia Court Apartments.

 

Start Mother’s Day off with a scrumptious selection of delicious breakfast in bed options. Located at 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue, Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments offer residents rental options conveniently situated around Cambridge.

 

 

 

Green spring cleaning essentials

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Drains

Tackle the unpleasantness of clogged drains in your apartment’s bathroom and kitchen by combining baking soda, white vinegar and boiling water. Sprinkle baking soda down the drain, pour the vinegar down after and let fizz for five to 10 minutes. Chase the first two ingredients with boiling water and repeat this process at least once a month.

 

Windows

All you need to maintain sparkling, spotless windows and mirrors is a spray bottle mixture of water and white vinegar. Apply the solution on the surface of windows and mirrors and scrub with newspaper. Newspaper will not cause streaking on glass and will minimize waste produced.

 

Carpets and Rugs

Keep the carpet featured throughout Williams and McDaniel’s Olympia Court Apartments clean and avoid permanent damage by using ingredients like liquid soap, cornmeal, club soda, detergent and cornstarch. Different combinations of these ingredients can be used based on what was spilled and how long ago it was spilled. For the best cleaning results, clean up spills and stains immediately after they occur.

 

Appliances

Cleaning certain appliances, such as ovens and microwaves, can be a tricky ordeal. Get started on cleaning by combining baking soda and water to form a paste and covering appliances with it. Let it soak for a few hours or let it sit overnight and wipe away to reveal a crystal clean appliance.

 

Tiled Spaces, Kitchen Counters and Wood Flooring

Kitchen counters and tiled surfaces are known to collect dust, stains and food spills and can be restored to their clean appearance by using baking soda and water or vinegar and lemon juice. If the stains or spills you’re dealing with at Cedar Towers Apartments are particularly messy, add salt into the mixture. Naturally disinfect countertops with three tablespoons of liquid soap, two cups of water and 25-30 drops of tea tree or other essential oils. Enhance hardwood floors by applying a mixture of warm water and white vinegar.

 

Make your spring cleaning green by using some of these inexpensive and simple natural cleaners. Located at 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments provide current and prospective Cambridge residents with two convenient locations, unparalleled amenities and great service.