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Monkey Mountain Toys and Games wins gold

Monkey Mountain Toys and Games wins gold

Big-box stores and online shopping sites have received attention for running reputable toy stores out of business, but Monkey Mountain Toys and Games has a lot of life left in it.
Home Ground coffee remains at the top

Home Ground coffee remains at the top

When your customers consider you tops in coffee and tea four years in a row, there is no use making changes. That’s the philosophy of Home Ground Coffee House’s John Nicastro, who took over as owner in May.
Customer service is key for landscaping siblings

Customer service is key for landscaping siblings

A brother and sister team from the Foothills knows how to clean up. Kevin Thorn and Christie Hogan, who own KC Landscaping in Okotoks, received the gold award for best landscaper/lawn care in the Best of Foothills Readers’ Choice Awards this year.
Membership feel key to excellence on the links

Membership feel key to excellence on the links

It pays to be a member but membership isn’t required at a consistent readers choice selection as top golf course.
Studio fueled by community

Studio fueled by community

From low-impact restorative practice to aerial yoga, there’s something for everyone at Yogadown.
Staff, community gold at pub

Staff, community gold at pub

Taking gold in four categories is a sign of doing things right for a local pub owner.
A jewel in Okotoks

A jewel in Okotoks

Foothills residents are taking a shine to a jewelry store which calls Okotoks home. Austen Jewellers took gold for Best Jewelry Store in the Best of the Foothills Readers’ Choice awards.
Sharing the Okotoks shopping experience

Sharing the Okotoks shopping experience

Friends chitchatting has led to the opening of one of the most popular gift stores and new businesses in the Foothills. Lisa Jones and her neighbour Bobbie Forno opened the gift store Shared Spaces in April and it lives up to its name.

Homeschoolers evolve and deminish stereotypes

The freedom of learning at her own pace was the best part of being homeschooled for Hannah Stevenson, but by her teenage years she wanted something more.

Lessons on survival

Leadership skills are going out the door at Percy Pegler school. Literally, to the great outdoors.