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Food Pantry launches Restock-to-Reopen Challenge

By Ewa Chwojko-Srawley The Georgina Community Food Pantry saw a steady increase in demand for its services in 2021, as people struggled with unemployment, closures, and loss of income during the pandemic. "Last year, the Georgina Food Pantry distributed over 200,000 pounds of food to 8,894 individuals and had 3,562 visits,"...

Spring Safety Message: Be Careful Around Waterways Hazardous conditions on and around bodies of water

LSRCA Media Release Lake Simcoe watershed – March 10, 2022 – Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water, particularly around this time of year, and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways. Spring is quickly...

The Good Food Collective community lunches are back

By Michelle Poirier After the COVID-19 lockdown put a hold on community lunches, The Good Food Collective has resumed their in-person lunches every other Wednesday at The Link in Sutton.  The Good Food Collective is a collaboration between the Georgina Food Pantry, Community Living Georgina, and Routes...

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.

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June 24, 2022 Issue

Main Stories: Town assumes ownership of Pefferlaw Dam from LSRCA, High school students build Legion fence Town buys historic Pefferlaw cemetery for $17K, Military Day a hit with young and old, Filmmaker highlights local animal rescue organization, Purple Turtle Art Festival returns for its 20th year

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