Author Archives: Johan

About Johan

A family-owned furniture in the "small town" of Strathroy, Ontario that fiercely believes in the "old fashioned" values that an independent brings to the social fabric of the surrounding community.

3 Local Strathroy Business Heroes

There must be something in the air of this nation’s turkey capital because everywhere I turn examples of local heroes abound. Although the list is very long, here are just 3 recent local heros for me: Last summer my car … Continue reading

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7 Rules for Perfect Picture Hanging

Here are some helpful hints to prevent the most common picture hanging mistakes. Rule 1 – Picture Perfect Accessorize at the end. Hang pictures only once you have determined a room layout and all your furniture is in place. Rule … Continue reading

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Everything is More Fun in the Moonlight!

Strathroy has been quite abuzz lately with new local businesses… Now here’s a new speciality store you would only expect to find in the big city!  Here Under the Moon tells us the secrets of what makes them so unique… … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Operation Red Campaign

There is a revolution going on in Strathroy!  2009 marks the second year of the Operation Red campaign. It started when the recession hit in 2008.  While other businesses conceded to the effects of the economic store, businesses in Strathroy … Continue reading

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New Clothing Store Opens in Strathroy!

Topping the wish-list for Strathroy, is clothing! Now there’s a fresh new option for clothing, called what else but… Fresh Clothing! Here, Katie spills the beans on what’s behind Fresh Clothing and how it all landed right here in Strathroy! … Continue reading

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Sleep your way through the H1N1 virus.

The CDC recommends sleep in order for your body to keep a healthy immune system.  Of course in our hurried lives it’s hard to get enough sleep.  So what can you do? In one study people were given the “rhinovirus”, … Continue reading

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Colour and the Human Response

Colour certainly brightens our daily lives.  Not only that, but as humans colour has the power to create a very emotional and influential response.  That response helps shape our past, present and future.  That influence  not only effects how we … Continue reading

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Drive-thru spead bumps

Have you ever placed a fast-food order in an empty drive-thru lane, and then be asked to pull up to the front where they will walk the food out to you?  Doesn’t make much sense does it.  If the drive-thru … Continue reading

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Musical Chairity

Musical Chairity: A game of Musical Chairs… for charity! Continue reading

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