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Sutton Christmas Bird Count records 57 species

By Paul and Debra Harpley The 35th annual Sutton Christmas Bird Count was held on Tuesday, December 28, with a total of 52 observers tallying 10,295 individual birds of 57 species.  The count area included Georgina, East Gwillimbury, northwest Uxbridge districts, and part of south-east Simcoe County.  In...

Local couple steps up to buy Christmas dinner for seniors building

By Mike Anderson Residents at Keswick Gardens, a 120-unit seniors building at 43 The Queensway N, will be treated to a Christmas dinner with all the fixings on December 16, thanks to a local couple's generosity and a new organization that supports seniors. David and Beata Sirois approached their friend Alison...

Georgina Community Food Pantry sees spike in demand during holidays

By Mike Anderson With the start of the holiday season, the Georgina Community Food Pantry is ramping up to help a growing number of local families experiencing food insecurity. But higher food costs coupled with a greater demand for its services means the Pantry has become more dependent on the local...

Georgina Community Food Pantry sees spike in demand during holidays

By Mike Anderson With the start of the holiday season, the Georgina Community Food Pantry is ramping up to help a growing number of local families experiencing food insecurity. But higher food costs coupled with a greater demand for its services means the Pantry has become more dependent on the local...

Town promotes inclusivity with new rainbow pride crosswalk

By Michelle Poirier The Town of Georgina held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Rainbow Pride crosswalk that promotes inclusivity on November 27. The crosswalk is located in the uptown Keswick Business Improvement Area at Simcoe Avenue and The Queensway South. "The goal of the Rainbow Pride crosswalk...

First night of Chanukah celebrated in Keswick

By Rabbi Yossi Vorovitch Sunday night marked the first night of Chanukah with the the annual Menorah lighting taking place in Keswick organized by Chabad Jewish Centre of Georgina.  Even the snowy conditions couldn't stop the hundreds of people in attendance, young and old came to celebrate this joyous holiday with...

Christmas has arrived at The Briars

BY Michelle Poirier Christmas has come early at The Briars Resort and Spa in Jackson's Point, as it opens its first Christmas Festival on November 26. The Festival will run until December 19, on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign in final stretch

By Tina Novotny While the world is happily putting the COVID-19 crisis in the rear-view mirror, domestic violence activists are calling attention to the pandemic’s lingering impacts on women.  Although the federal and provincial governments are providing emergency funding to women’s shelters and other services, more support is still urgently needed. 

Pefferlaw Lions poster contest inspires kids to think about peace

By Mike Anderson While November is the month we remember our veterans and their sacrifice, it's also the month that children around the world submit their peace posters for judging in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by local Lions clubs across the globe, has been running...

Residents are getting out and connecting thanks to the QuestBus

By Michele Poirier The QuestBus is gaining popularity, with many successful trips completed and others in the works, after the program faced roadblocks during the pandemic. The program is a partnership between the Town of Georgina, Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI) and Routes Connecting Communities, and is funded by the Ministry...

READ THE LATEST ISSUE

January 10, 2022 Issue

Main Stories: New aerodrome proposal flies under the radar in Pefferlaw Town officially opens Julia Munro Park The Georgina Cares live TV auction returns, Christmas arrives at The Briars, Templeman’s Toffee and Spice of Life open storefront