Vivah Jewellry traces its origins back to 1972, when founder Zell Goodbaum began wholesale trading sparkly gems and fashion jewellery back and forth between Canada and his home in India. During his travels, he met self-taught gold- and silversmith Vivah Goldberg, who dazzled Zell with her masterful stone carving, intuitive eye for design, and impressive collection of golden celebrity busts. The Goodbaum-Goldberg alliance came into full fruition in 1985 with the opening of Vivah Jewellery's first location, a partnership that combined Vivah's artistry and technical skill with Zell's business savvy and experience.
Today, each of Vivah Jewellery's locations lures passersby who are easily distracted by shiny objects with more than 8,000 pieces of sterling silver, milky pearl, and precious stones. Appendages become beacons for positive attention when wearing the shop's uncommon, original trinkets, which have included the classic, turn-of-the-century-style art-nouveau crystal pavé watch and the contemporary crystal leaf designer headband.
The North Bay Nugget is North Bay’s source for everything local, national, and international, ranging from politics to business to entertainment. The sports section reporters textually re-create the play-by-play action and delve into in-depth analysis of hockey from around the country, while the entertainment section covers TV, local theatre and festivals, and cinema. The crack team of op-eds writers covers polarizing humanities issues, such as whether dogs should be allowed to smoke in public parks. Subscribers can get the same in-depth news via the traditional paper subscription or the e-subscription.
It's Sew Easy aids in the production of handcrafted textile projects with a brimming arsenal of fabric, notions, quilting miscellany, and more. DIYers can sift through a hefty selection of fabrics ($15.95 for 2.5 metres) as well as accompanying spools of thread ($2–$20) to dazzle dull living rooms with colour or dress blah beds in themed sheets. Quilting quests are pacified in the form of queen-size batting ($40), 108-inch-wide backing ($22.95/metre), or a handy rotary cutting board ($39.95). Any quandaries can be directed toward It's Sew Easy's friendly and expert staff which ladles heaping helpings of advice and the methods for spinning fabric into food in an emergency.
Pro Piano is a full-service music shop offering classes and a wide selection of new and refurbished pianos, guitars, and amps. Three talented music instructors with extensive teaching and performance experience lead neophytes and old hands alike into brave new worlds of musical technique during half-hour lessons at Pro Piano's in-store teaching studio or one-hour lessons at students' homes. While Pro Piano instructors specialize in piano, guitar, and voice, under their wise tutelage students can choose to study almost any melody-maker, including obscure instruments such as the eight-stringed octopus guitar or the tuba. Call ahead to schedule a lesson.
The pros at Eddy’s full-service garage check all vehicular fluids before replacing the old oil and filter with fresher, younger versions of their former selves. Experienced mechanics tenderly massage stressed out tires as they gauge tire pressure, and air filters get their turn in the spotlight as the shop’s staff give them the thrice-over. As up to five delicious litres of new non-synthetic oil pour into the car’s innards, fidgety vehicles get that newly scrubbed feeling that keeps them running smoothly longer. For those bringing in a diesel or foreign-car oil filter—or for an unusually thirsty Tin Lizzie that requires more than five litres—additional charges may apply.