Friday is finally here, and there’s no better way to kick off the weekend than with the latest edition of the Weekender!

The recipe for this week’s newsletter is one part historical home, one part how-to advice and one part feel-good story, with a dash of humour thrown in for good measure. Now if that isn’t a compelling cocktail, I don’t know what is.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

Courtesy of the City of Calgary

Historical Home Spotlight: Phillips Residence

Read on to learn the history of this fascinating heritage home, as well as the history of Bowness, the suburb-turned-community where it has become a well-known landmark.

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The winds of winter: when cold weather arrives, window issues become hard to ignore

Is your home feeling a bit drafty lately? It could be a problem with your windows. Check out the full story to learn how to diagnose and eliminate these issues ASAP.

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If you build it, they will come: Calgary’s Central Library celebrates two years as burgeoning community hub

Two years after it opened its doors for the first time, Calgary’s Central Library still feels shiny and new for the many Calgarians who visit each day. Read on to learn more about the powerful sense of community that has been created by this popular East Village fixture.

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Maintenance tips and tasks to get your home ready for winter

There’s still time! It’s not too late! There may already be snow and ice on the ground, but a little bit of regular maintenance around the home now could pay major dividends when the worst of winter arrives.

The funnies

Can confirm. The best part about these assorted knick-knacks and semi-sentimental-but-ultimately-useless possessions is they’ll still be packed up in boxes the next time you decide to move.

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Have a great weekend!