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282 MAR18 - Gryffe Advertizer

The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.

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12 the advertizer Orchard Flooring Stylish, Durable: A Floor for Life When choosing a new floor for your home, there are a few things to take into consideration. For a lot of our clients, having a floor that isn’t going to be ruined by mucky feet, paw prints or spills is a top priority. For this reason, light cream carpets can be problematic for many busy households. Karndean and Amtico flooring are perfect for any room or situation in the home. They are both waterproof, slip resistant and warm underfoot, as well as being a beautiful and luxurious floor to be proud of. Both are easy to clean and without the porous qualities of wood and some stone. They bring the ageless beauty of natural flooring to your home without the hassle. Be it a rustic wood effect in the living room or a sleek and modern stone effect in the kitchen, Orchard Flooring can provide expert advice to find the perfect floor for a room. With a home sampling service why not give us a call and be on your way to a stunning floor from Orchard Flooring. You can contact Scott on 01505 22 9584 or 07563 633 432 E: website: Musical Lunch at St Columba’s School Planning is underway for a Musical Lunch, in aid of 500 miles - a charity set up to help amputees in Malawi and Zambia be fitted with artificial limbs. This will be held at St Columba’s School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm at 12.30pm for 1.00pm on Sunday 15th April 2018. The artistes will be “Angel Voices”, St Columba’s Pipe band and Mark and Daniella Hathaway in “Vocalise”. Tickets (which include a two course Carvery lunch and a welcome drink) are available at £27.50 from Maid of the Loch Tearoom Opens OPENING DAY Friday 30 March 2018 The Tearoom on board the Maid of the Loch on Loch Lomond will be opening for the season on Good Friday - please come down and say hello! We will be well stocked with homemade soup, tasty fillings for sandwiches, toasties & wraps, fresh home baked scones & cakes, hot & cold drinks and delicious ice cream! Reminder that Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance so please contact us prior to coming down if you are wanting Afternoon tea. Dogs are not permitted inside the tearoom but are very welcome on board the Maid of the Loch and we have outside seating available for when its time for a tea break. For more information call 07921 859776 or visit our Tearoom-395561630894061/. Find us at The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch G83 8QX. deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!

march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: £2million Parks Improvement Works now complete Works to create a modern, family friendly environment has seen £2million invested in a number of improvements to two main Renfrewshire parks. Two wheelchair-accessible swings have been installed in Paisley’s Barshaw Park and Renfrew’s Robertson Park to ensure an inclusive setting for young people is available in the popular community spaces. Brand-new, state-of-the-art playgrounds have also been created in each park with the aim of improving children’s health, learning and social inclusion by providing them with stimulating play equipment. The first castle structure of its kind in the world has been constructed in Robertson Park, with the unique three-tower construction containing a rappelling wall, rung ladder, hand over hand monkey bars, vertical climbing net and two separate styles of rope traverse. The investment has also seen a number of significant upgrades made to pathways, roads and drainage systems to improve the park’s resistance to inclement weather and provide a safe space for the public to enjoy all year round. Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “I’m delighted that the works to these two parks are complete. The new play equipment, including the wheelchair accessible swings, will provide a safe, positive environment for our young people of all ages and abilities to enjoy for years to come.” A further £250,000 is set to be invested in five neighbourhood parks to enhance the visitor experience and provide a fun, exciting environment for local residents to enjoy. Planning is underway to identify which parks will receive part of the funding, with works expected to take place during 2018. For further information, visit Dental Blog by Sheila Macintyre, Practice Owner, Kilbarchan Dental Practice The Power of a Smile 13 In simple terms the work of a dentist is very much about ensuring that our patients all have healthy smiles. Whilst that isn’t very surprising the true power of a smile might be, so we have put together some interesting “smiley snippets”… Contracting the muscles in your face by smiling is known to trigger the release of endorphins and serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of happiness. Apparently (even if you don’t feel like it) using these muscles to smile can trick your brain into releasing these chemicals so it can be a great way to lift your mood. A smile is one of the first things that other people will notice about you so don’t forget to smile at job interviews, at work and socially to make a good impression. Studies have shown that we find each other more attractive when we are smiling - smiles make us more approachable, suggest kindness, enthusiasm and positivity. Smiles really are contagious and make a positive impact on others. Human beings tend to mimic each other without knowing it so you can very easily lift someone else’s mood with a simple smile. It is often claimed that it takes far fewer muscles to smile than to frown so it may actually just be easier smile! Of course, we are far more likely to smile if we have a smile to be proud of which is why it is so important to care for your smile with a good oral health regime (brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste) and regular visits to your dentist. Many modern practices also offer teeth whitening and other aesthetic treatments that can also help improve your smile. At Kilbarchan Dental Practice we are well known for our friendliness (smiles included) so if you have any queries about any area of dental health please do visit us. Alternatively, you can call us on 01505 704969 or click www.kilbarchandental. where you’ll find lots more free tips and advice. GVRC Community Service Young Carers outings to the Experience On four nights during the week 22nd -25th January 2018 four groups of Young Carers – 64 in all – were given a night out at The Experience at Hillington. Each group enjoyed sessions of Electric Go-Karting and Lasershooting, followed by an American Buffet. The club members present were delighted to see the young people aged 8 to 18 having a great time. Many were keen to thank Rotary and the club were delighted to show their appreciation to the young people for their caring activities and to the Renfrewshire Young Carers group for their support. @GryffeAds

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