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Photo exhibit features iconic portraits of rock stars from the 1960s

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By Mike Anderson If you are a fan of fine art photography, then don't miss the current exhibit at the Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture (GCAC). Artistic Director Charlotte Hale has put together an eclectic selection of vintage and contemporary photographs under the theme: Faces, Places & Music, from six celebrated photographers: Baron Wolman, Vitas Luckus, Jerry Riley, Jeremy Taylor,...

Georgina Spring Fling Marathon continues to grow in popularity

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By Mike Anderson A record number of runners took part in what is fast becoming the unofficial kick-off to summer in Georgina. The Georgina Spring Fling Marathon & Half Marathon, with 10k and 5k run/walk events, drew nearly 1,100 registered participants on Sunday, May 5, up from 700 last year. Cindy Lewis-Caballero, co-race director, says the event continues to gain traction with...

Sutton Legion benefits from Ontario Trillium Grant

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By Mike Anderson MPP Caroline Mulroney visited the Sutton Legion on April 26 to view improvements made possible by a recent capital grant from the province's Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Awarded in 2022, the $47,900 grant paid for various upgrades, including a new patio and storage shed, doors and locks, and an accessible washroom. "Local organizations, like Legions, are essential to communities...

April is Autism Awareness Month in Georgina

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By Michelle Poirier On April 18, the Town of Georgina and Mayor Quirk proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month in Georgina. "To raise awareness about autistic individuals, to recognize the needs of people on the autism spectrum and their families, and acknowledge the need to support, understand, accept, include and empower people on the autism spectrum," the proclamation reads. Robin Konstantopoulos, owner...

Discover Georgina Show takes centre stage at the Georgina Ice Palace

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By Mike Anderson After a five-year hiatus, the Discover Georgina Show took Keswick by storm last weekend. The popular home and lifestyle show, run by the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, opened on the blue pad at the Georgina Ice Palace. It featured more than 70 exhibitors, a fashion show, kids' activities, and numerous seminars and product demonstrations, attracting thousands of attendees on...

Live art auction raises funds for local gallery to acquire new art

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By Mike Anderson Armed with a sense of humour and a wooden auctioneer's stick, Rob Grossi worked the room like a pro, cajoling the willing and sometimes not-so-willing to bid on a series of 15 striking artworks. They were all from the Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture's (GCAC) permanent collection, which features paintings by Kay Murray Weber, Bruce Smith, and...

Georgina Chess Academy continues its fun and free lessons

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By Michelle Poirier The Georgina Chess Academy is growing as more parents see the benefits of their children learning chess. The academy started in January 2023, teaching and coaching chess to kids aged seven to 16. They started with 23 kids registered and have continuously grown, with their fourth session having 36 kids registered. The current session started in March and...

Celebrating our local volunteers: Sue Williams

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By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Sue Williams juggles so many community commitments that she can barely keep track of them all. Her motto: Just do what needs to be done! That practical approach sums up years of volunteering. Her notebook is like a community phonebook, filled with hundreds of names. She probably knows more people in the community than most local politicians. The impulse...

Artisanal sandwich shop opens in Sutton

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By Mike Anderson If you fancy a Philly cheesesteak, lobster roll or a Cubano sandwich for lunch, you now have a go-to place in Sutton. Speak Easy Sandwich Co. opened its doors at 118 High Street on March 15, debuting its selection of handcrafted sandwiches ranging from $15 to $21 with a side included. According to owner Regan Irvine, it's already a...

Seven-year-old chess whiz heads to championship

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By Michelle Poirier Bruce Braund, a grade 1 student at Keswick Public School, is headed for the Canadian Chess Challenge Ontario Championships after qualifying during the Optimist Club of Keswick’s chess tournament earlier this month. Bruce will compete at the 2024 Chess Challenge held by the Chess'n Math Association on April 21, at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Alicia Braund, Bruce’s mom, said...

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May 10, 2024 Issue

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Main Stories: Council approves increase in funding for replacement Civic Centre, Council allows food vendors at two waterfront parks, Georgina Spring Fling Marathon grows in popularity, Photo exhibit features iconic portraits of 60s rock stars, Sutton Legion benefits from Ontario Trillium Grant
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