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Welcome to EAST!

Read about people and places within the communities that you live! There’s plenty to see and do East of the City! Explore some of the latest articles profiling the Durham Region. 


We hope you enjoy all this season has to offer!

If you’re relieved you no longer need to worry about where to pile all that snow Mother Nature delivered this past winter, you’re not alone. Spring is here, ushering in our natural craving to throw open the windows and give our homes some welcome pep.

Professional organizer Katherin Creighton Taylor, the founder of DECANTT Organized Living, offers five small spring organizing projects that will “deliver major impact and an instant mood boost.” Thinking about updating your kitchen or primary bathroom? We’ve rounded up some of the top trends that will make your space as functional as it is beautiful.

When it comes to maximizing the enjoyment of your home, transforming a bland or underwhelming backyard into a welcoming oasis where you can relax, entertain and have fun is a gamechanger. Whether your wish list includes a pool, an outdoor room and/or an outdoor kitchen, our pages on outdoor living are sure to inspire.

Of course, spring is a time of rejuvenation and destination spas invite you to pause, rest and recharge. Discover the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of going to a spa as well as tried-and-true tips on how to make the most of your experience.

This issue also offers finance advice, including new business tax deductions that will help you navigate tax season and get in front of any cash flow challenges your business may be experiencing. Thinking about adding precious metals to your investment portfolio? Certified Financial Planner Louisa Majoros explains why precious metals as a real asset may or may not be an inflation hedge.