Feature: Holly Lasante Fitness


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November 29, 2021

One thing I noticed immediately when I decided to try out some of Holly Lasante’s virtual strength training sessions as inspiration for this story is how supportive and encouraging she is even through what can be an impersonal mode of training being online.

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Film Festival program list


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November 24, 2021

Sault Business Matters has been informed that the second annual Sault Film Festival is happening very soon. Of particular interest are the workshops that are part of the Festival that can also be purchased a la carte.

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Central United closet, baking


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November 24, 2021

The closet at Central United Church, located at 160 Spring St. in the Sault’s downtown, has a variety of Christmas décor as well as other gently used clothing and accessories, treasure items etc.

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Finding the calm at the library


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November 24, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library suggests the season is a good time to take advantage of a new program: Mindfulness Mondays at the Library.

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Sault smiles … at Moonlight Magic


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November 19, 2021

Moonlight Magic took over the Sault’s downtown on Thursday evening and despite the winter like weather, it was a happening place as stores, cafes and bars and other eateries, attracted a good number of locals, while maintaining social distancing.

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Win with the PUC!


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November 18, 2021

Sault Business Matters is pleased to share some great news from our local PUC Services Inc. It is news which is both great for the environment and offers locals who take part in this promotion a chance to win big!

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Franzisi’s = delicious food!


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November 17, 2021

It was a pleasant surprise when I received a message from Maria Moro-Franzisi with some kind words regarding my efforts in supporting local businesses and her wanting to go ahead with some advertising here on Sault Business Matters.

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Feature: Ivory Lane Collective


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November 15, 2021

While waiting for the young owner of Ivory Lane Collective, Amanda Carchidi, to finish up a transaction with a young bride and her friend, it was easy to see why she and Ivory Lane Collective have developed such a great reputation here in Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario. 

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AU men win curling crown


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November 12, 2021

Soo Curling Club recently played host to the Northern Ontario Curling Association men’s and women’s provincial championships.

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Major curling event for Sault


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November 11, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie already has a good reputation for hosting major curling events. And its repute figures to receive a further boost as the host city for the upcoming Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships, which are slated for December 6-11 at the Community First Curling Centre.

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Identity Salon … Deb’s Spa


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November 8, 2021

Identity Salon, located conveniently at 668 Wellington Street East with plenty of parking, looks forward to seeing new and old clients.   

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Holiday shopping at Homespun


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November 4, 2021

Homespun Treasures, located at 762 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown and locally owned and operated by David and Ruth Nicholson, has plenty of holiday gift giving ideas in stock.

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ARCH and the Machine Shop


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November 1, 2021

The Machine Shop has confirmed that it will be the host site for “Illuminate the Season with ARCH” on Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21. The in-person celebration will bring together local businesses showcasing their talent, and dedication to not only the holiday season but support towards a local charity.

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Neal’s Country Farm & Market


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October 27, 2021

On a recent day off, I decided to pay an impromptu visit to Neal’s Country Farm & Market and had a chance to connect with the friendly and hard-working owners Greg and Allyson Neal.  I caught them by surprise but as expected, was greeted warmly by name as they stood in their mud splattered clothing and boots — true farmers!

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Coming to the old Solo


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October 25, 2021

It looms as a boost for the downtown.

That is, the building that housed Solo Trattoria, a popular Mediterranean style restaurant in the Sault’s downtown which closed in January of 2020 after more than 12 years in business, will soon be home to a new eatery.

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A first for St. Mary’s Knights


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October 23, 2021

For the first time in their high school history, the St. Mary’s Knights have captured the aggregate title in the city’s Cross Country meet. Under ideal conditions at Hiawatha Kinsmen Park, the Knights recently captured division titles in the Novice and Junior Girls, and Novice Boys events to claim the championship.

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Feature: Superior Vision Care


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October 21, 2021

I recently had a chance to catch up with the friendly and personable office manager of Superior Vision Care Tammy Culina, who also happens to be the wife of the equally friendly and personable optometrist there, Dr. Tom Culina, or Tom as he prefers to be called by his patients. 

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Free Halloween patrol from KC


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October 20, 2021

Exceptional community partners that they are, KC Security Services will be providing free neighbourhood patrols in Sault Ste. Marie during Halloween evening, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Check this out at City Meat Market


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October 19, 2021

A friendly, neighbourhood grocery store, located on the corner of Queen and Pilgrim streets in the Sault’s downtown is the family owned and operated City Meat Market. See below how to order one of its variety package meat specials.

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Community partners, holiday season


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October 18, 2021

Mayor Christian Provenzano and the City of Sault Ste. Marie have confirmed the return of the Downtown Association’s Moonlight Magic initiatives including the annual Community Tree Lighting celebration.

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An evening at Hogwarts


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October 14, 2021

Sault Business Matters has received the following press release from the zany folks at Hogwarts.

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MPP will print proof of vaccine


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October 12, 2021

Sault member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that his constituency office will print and laminate proof of vaccination certificates for constituents.

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Good news from our Legion


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October 8, 2021

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 of Sault Ste. Marie — a not-for-profit organization incorporated provincially under the laws of the Dominion of Canada — has announced a proposed development that will consist of a nine storey tower.

The proposed development will have 107 apartments of new housing project and new Branch facilities.

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Investing in our downtown


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October 3, 2021

Forty-Five Social is located at 117 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown.

If you work, live, or frequent the Sault’s downtown, you just may have taken note of the modest growth that the area has experienced over recent times.

Forty-Five Social, which includes a men’s clothing store, barber shop, bar and cafe, along with Lucy Ro Clean Beauty, is just the latest local business enterprise to set up shop in the Sault’s downtown.

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Uncle Gino’s Cafe & Ristorante


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October 1, 2021

Mmmmm … panzarotti!

Since 1985, Uncle Gino’s Café on Second Line West has been serving up some great Italian food and fan favourites like their famous and monster size delicious panzarotti.  

It opened in 1985 with Maria and Gino Calvano as the hands on and hard working owners.  

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Lucy Ro … on Spring Street


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September 29, 2021

In addition to its online store, Lucy Ro Clean Beauty is now open for in-person shopping at 117 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown.

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Fall programs at FBFM


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September 28, 2021

Team FBFM (photo by Lee Anne Jarrett)

(EDITOR’S NOTE: We have this from the team at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds.)

Ready to get back in the gym and become a stronger version of you?

Here at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds., we’re offering a variety of programs this Fall to help you develop a strong body, balanced mind and a powerful life!

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Forty-Five Social is now open


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September 27, 2021

There is a gem of a new local business that has just opened on Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown.

Forty-Five Social opened its doors today. It will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Election aftermath overview


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September 26, 2021

Justin Trudeau and Terry Sheehan sit together

It may rightfully be stated that Sault Ste. Marie came within less than 250 votes of potentially shooting itself in the foot at the recent federal election.

That is because Conservative challenger Sonny Spina came oh so close to unseating Liberal incumbent Terry Sheehan. And had Spina prevailed, the Sault would have been on the outside looking in given that Canada re-elected Justin Trudeau of the Liberals as Prime Minister for what is now a third term.

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Good news from Gliss!


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September 20, 2021

A popular local eatery that is located at 133 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown is extending its days of operation, Sault Business Matters has confirmed.

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Forty-Five Social is hiring!


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September 13, 2021

New to the Sault’s downtown and opening soon, Forty-Five Social is looking to hire dedicated and enthusiastic team members who want to work in an environment based on respect for others and themselves.

Experience in retail clothing and handling cash is preferred but not mandatory. Smart Serve is necessary.

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Sault smiles … at the Sleep Inn


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September 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: A regular feature in which we share many of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business.

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Treasures sale at Central United


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September 9, 2021

Central United Church, which is located at 160 Spring Street in the Sault’s downtown, will be holding a ‘Treasures Sale’ on Sept. 15, 16, 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and a half-price sale on Sept 18 from 9 a.m to noon.

See below for further details.

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Photograph the downtown!


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September 8, 2021

Calling all photographers and shutterbugs! You are invited to capture the Sault’s downtown in a photo contest.

The Downtown Association, in partnership with Camera Craft, is hosting a photography contest.

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Fixated by football


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September 7, 2021

Okay football fans, here we go. Are you ready for some nonsense?

A mind altering obsession with millions across North America including thousands in good, old Sault Ste. Marie, the National Football League begins the 2021 regular season this week.

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Downtown Street Party is back!


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September 1, 2021

The Downtown Association will be holding a street party this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Sault’s downtown.

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