Motors Changing Appearance of Lot To Provide More Space To Display
Ron Masciangelo will not be surprised to discover who the driver is
in this loader.
When Ron is not selling cars, finding cars or driving around in one of
his own classic cars, he can often be found enjoying time behind the wheel
of one of his "big toys" to which it is often referred.
Here, Ron is leveling out some 60 loads of crushed gravel to expand and
improve the looks of the Falconbridge location of Masciangelo Motors. The
landscaping will allow him to bring in and showcase far more vehicles and
will also add to the appearance of the lot which can be viewed by
thousands of people each day as they drive past. When
completed and everything is dried up properly, Masciangelo Motors will
indeed offer customers the ultimate experience when it comes to finding a
quality pre-owned vehicle that is just right for them.
Ron Masciangelo is a familiar name in the car
business around Greater Sudbury. This has been his career since 1974, and
it has been his son, Jeff’s, since he was
“old enough to wash cars”.
Masciangelo Motors was created in 1993 and since then this family run
business has developed a solid reputation for selling quality pre-owned
vehicles at an affordable price. The number of return customers is proof
positive that people are satisfied with the products they purchase from
BUYING A PURSE IS
NOT AN EASY DECISION TODAY - JUST ASK LAURNA...
"Buying a purse today is not an easy matter,"
explains Laurna Lynn Mills, Manager of the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
location of Sole Mates Family Footwear. "That is why we carry such a
wide variety of handbags, clutches and wallets in the store."
Laurna pointed out that there are three main reasons why a person will
want to buy a purse:
FASHION BAGS, or what Laurna calls "Fun Bags", are the
kind of handbags that a person may simply purchase "just for the fun
"When a women considers buying a fashion bag, she is usually looking for a way to pick her spirits up. It feels good to buy a new purse
that matches your personality or that matches the way you feel at the time," explained Laurna who is shown holding a Louis Vaton
Replica in the photo above. "I know some women who have dozens of
these fashion bags in their closets and they just take the one that suits
the way they feel at the time. We have them ranging in price from $14.99
to $49.99, so they are affordable and just plain 'fun' to buy."
FINE LEATHER BAGS, are much more durable. The ones that are carried by Sole Mates Family
Footwear are made by Jonelle, Cabrelli, Bagatique and Fiona. "The
fine-leather bags are softer, more durable and last longer than other
leathers that are of an inferior quality," stated Laurna. "Even
the hardware is a superior quality. Women tend to have one or two of these
purses that they use most of the time. They are a bit more practical and
tend to fit in where ever you go. We sell a lot of these that range from
$39 to as high as $129."
EVENING CLUTCHES are the kind of bags that one would purchase
for special events such as parties, graduations, weddings, etc. "We
have a rainbow of colours and styles of these kind of purses that will
match any outfit that you are wearing," said Laurna. "This is a
necessary accessory that adds brilliance to an evening dress. If you are
going anywhere fancy, you just have to pick the right handbag and we have
them ranging in price from $19.99 to $29.99."
Whether you are buying a purse to match your personality, your
lifestyle or your evening dress, it appears as if you can't go wrong by
stopping by to talk to Laurna or the rest of the staff or just to look
over their stock. Over 1000 satisfied customers in Valley East and Capreol
are already carrying handbags that were once on display at Sole Mates
After Decades of
Providing Shade, Perhaps It Is Time To Get Rid Of Those Huge Poplars
Before Someone Gets Hurt
decades ago, when the town of Valley East was expanding rapidly and new
subdivisions were going up all over the community, the 'poplar' was
considered one of the best trees to plant because it grows very quickly
and can rapidly enhance your property by providing shade within a couple
These very same poplar trees that were planted 20 or 30 years ago pose
a serious hazard to property and people now that they have grown to 80
feet or more and are at risk of rotting and breaking off.
The three trees being removed in the photo to the right pose just such
risk. In fact, every time there was some kind of strong wind during the
past few years, it was not unusual to find the odd large branch on the
ground around these trees. So, this spring, the property owner
decided to take preventative measures and hire a professional company to
take the trees down before any major damage could occur.
Because of their proximity to the two adjacent houses, as well as the
fact that all three trees were in excess of 80 feet high, it took almost
two full days of work by a crew of trained professionals to take the trees
Matt Marleau, co-owner of McGuire's Tree Guys Ltd. indicated that jobs
like this are what demonstrate just how skilled the specialists must be in
order to dismantle a tree, piece by piece without doing any damage to the
houses or property in the vicinity.
In the photo, you can see one of the workers using a boom bucket to
work on the closest tree. However, the other two trees on the far side
were too far away to get at with the boom truck. Hence, Allan, a summer
student who is training to become an arborist at Sir Sanford Fleming
College, was forced to scale the trees, cut the branches and have them
lowered to the ground. You can just see Allan working his way up the
2nd tree in the photo.
Marleau indicated that removing large trees from residential lots is a
huge part of their summer business schedule. "We don't even have to
advertise much. Every time we are doing a job like this one, dozens of
cars stop by to ask for a business card and a free quote. We are schedule
for a couple of weeks in advance all summer long.
All residents of Valley East and Capreol should examine the tall trees
they have on their property. A strong wind may be all it takes to weaken
an already damaged or rotten tree. The next branch may fall on your house.
Worse still, it could fall on an unsuspecting child who just may be in the
If you have any questions, or wish to receive a free quote on your job,
give Matt a call at (705) 897-1184.
Distance Calling???? Interested in Voice Over Internet Technology??? Need Your
Lajambe, is a 30-year old life-long resident of Hanmer. His passion for
computers and information technology goes back to a high school co-op
placement he had in 1994 with a company called the AMS Group. When he
he discovered that there were a lot of people who kept coming to him for
computer repairs and consulting, so he formed his own company, Valley
Computers & Consulting.
VoIP (Voice over Internet Technology) was first introduced to
, Edgar saw this as the future of communication and immediately jumped on
board; studying everything there is to know about the technology. As a
result, he formed another division of his company, called VCCNet.ca
Internet Solutions, which deals with long-distance discount calling and
the use of the internet for communication purposes.
has joined forces with another locally owned firm, Infocom Canada Business
Consultants Inc. which operates Valley East Today, a marketing &
public relations company which publishes a community web site and weekly
online news magazine.
cost of long distance calling has always been a detriment to people living
in the north,” Edgar explained when asked why he feels so strongly about
the communication services he now provides to the community. “I know so
many of my friends and acquaintances who have children or parents living
in other parts of
. They would love the chance to talk to them more often by phone, but long
distance charges really cut into the budget; especially for seniors who
would love to talk to grandchildren, or parents who have children away at
university or college.”
people find out how easy it is to switch over to my plan, and they realize
that there is absolutely no risk or long-term commitment – that all they
get is the freedom to talk on the phone to anyone in Ontario for as long
as they want for one low price of $15.95 a month, they are sold,” Edgar
Edgar also repairs and programs
individual computers for both commercial and residential use. You can drop
in and see him at his office in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, or he
will come directly to your home or office.
you are looking for, give Edgar a call at 670-4039 or you can go to his web site at www.vccnet.ca
and see how he can meet your needs.
With New Border
Requirements On The Horizon Many People Travelling To The United States
May Soon Need
Since Ron Gladu Photos is one of the very few, if not the only place in
Valley East, where a person can get a passport photo taken, he is
extremely busy providing this service to local residents who travel out of
"There doesn't seem to be a slow time of year for passport
photos," explained Ron. "People are travelling at all times of
the year, and countries are getting very particular about their
requirements when it comes to passports. We do between 25 and 30 passport
photos a week, so there are a lot of people travelling from Valley East
At first glance it would appear that taking a photo for your passport
is a relatively simple procedure. However, after speaking to Ron about
this, it is obvious why so many people complain about having their
passport applications rejected because of improper photos.
"One of the things I am particularly proud of is that we are so
sure that our photos will be accepted that we will guarantee our work. If
your photo is ever rejected, we will do another one for you free of charge," explained Ron. "We have a special section
of our studio all set up for these photos with the required three lights
so that there are no shadows. We have a plain white background and we
remind our clients that they cannot wear a white top when they take the
photo. For individuals who have white hair, we have a special "hair
light" (shown in the insert) that separates the subject from the
background so that you can tell where the hair
ends and the background begins. It is absolutely critical that you do not
smile, or even have any opening between your lips. Your lips must be
pressed together. The photo may be taken in black and white or in colour,
but we take all of ours in colour. And it must be the right size with a
proper stamp on the back."
A photo can be rejected for violations of any of the above criteria, so
it is important that everything be done right the first time. "It
might take a few weeks for an application to be processed, so it is
extremely frustrating for a person to have it rejected because of an
improper photo. That means you have to take another picture, get another
signature from a guarantor, who sometimes charges you for this service,
and then send it off again.
Ron Gladu Photos also take photographs for the F.A.C. Gun registry,
citizenship applications and also for work VISA's.
Nicole Brunet of
Beswick Denture Clinic Provides Readers With Series of Articles on Combating
breath or halitosis is a common problem among individuals and can range
from moderate to sever, acute (short term) or chronic (long term). There
are many contributing factors when it comes to bad breath.During the next few weeks I will be writing on the different
causes, from the connection between dentures and halitosis, to medical
disorders that can cause bad breath.
With all the different contributing factors of bad breath one thing is
certain, good oral hygiene is imperative in helping to control your
breath.If you think you have
bad breath seek treatment, once you can pin point the cause or source of
your bad breath the success is more attainable.
Look for next weeks article when we talk about how bacteria and the oral
cavity play a large role in bad breath.
If you would like to find out more about Beswick Denture Clinic or the
Beswick Footcare Clinic, simply go to their comprehensive web site at the following
FLOORS Introduces Quality ‘Roll Ends’ At The Best Prices In The
Ron Pedneault, owner of Fantastic Floors, located in the ValleyBingoPlaza in Val Caron, and his Sales Manager, Andy
Szanto, are shown above examining a new shipment of “roll ends” that
have just arrived at the store.
Now that we have
entered the spring season and people have been opening up their cottages,
many of Ron’s customers have been asking him if he would search out
“roll ends” that could be used for seasonal dwellings.
“We’ve always made
it perfectly clear that Fantastic Floors was in business to provide what
our local customers need,” explained Ron. “So when we heard that there
was a need for roll ends, we decided to search out the suppliers.”
The biggest challenge
facing Ron and Andy was not in finding roll ends at low prices. There are
plenty of roll ends available from manufacturers at bargain basement
prices. However, the tremendous support Ron has experienced since opening
on October 1, 2005 has been a direct result of his commitment to quality
– not only in the level of service he provides to his customers, or in
his guarantee lowest prices, but also in the quality of his products. It
has been the mix of service, quality and prices that has quickly moved
FANTASTIC FLOORS to the head of the class when it comes to the flooring
“I am not interested in a one-time sale,” Ron emphasized. “I
want my customers to keep coming back to me for all of their flooring
needs, and I want them to tell their family and friends about us. That
means that when you come through our doors, you can be certain that you
will be given the kind of treatment that will make you happy you dropped
in. You will leave here knowing that your business is important to us and
that we will take good care of you.”
“So I did not just go out to find roll ends. I will only buy roll
ends of quality carpeting. And I will only buy those products if I can
keep my prices lower than any other flooring outlet in the entire City of Greater Sudbury,” stated Ron with pride. “I guarantee that
you won’t find anyone who can beat our prices on the roll ends I have in
stock. Furthermore, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the
quality of the carpeting you get from our roll ends.”
After spending over 30 years working in the flooring business on
everything from installing to sales and management, Ron has found that the
transition to owning and operating his own store has been extremely
“There are a lot of
stores in the area selling flooring products,” explained Ron. “You can
get hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, and carpeting from many other
places, so at FANTASTIC FLOORS we know that we have to go out of our way
to offer our customers that ‘something extra’ that they may not be
able to find elsewhere. It’s that ‘something extra’ that makes us
FANTASTIC FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open until on Saturdays.
We also invite you to
visit our new web site which can be found at www.fantasticfloors.ca
to take a virtual look at FANTASTIC FLOORS.
Marketing Office Now Located At Valley East Today Main
Office In The West Wing
The Mall Marketing Office has moved to the other side of
the mall and is now located in the offices of Valley
East Today, which can be found beside Shelley Martel's
office in the West Wing.
Robert Kirwan, Marketing and
Public Relations Director for the Hanmer Valley Shopping
Centre also owns and operates Valley East Today.
Community groups, schools, churches and other
organizations which are interested in booking space in
the mall are invited to contact Kirwan to discuss the
options and make necessary arrangements. The mall is
always willing to work with any group of local residents
who are trying to increase public awareness and/or
funding for their activities. Tables and chairs are
provided as well as some advance promotion in The
The Valley East Today Weekly Online News Magazine and Community
Web Site are being made available free of charge to local
residents through the support provided by the following businesses
You are encouraged to take time to visit their
web sites, which can be linked by clicking on each of the
individual names listed below.
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the feature articles on this newsletter, we express our deepest
gratitude to our sponsors.