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Music plays on even during a pandemic

By: Steeve Chwojko "If music be the food of love, play on," wrote Shakespeare in his famous comedy Twelfth Night. But what if you can't find anyone to play to during a pandemic? Britt-Lynn Winch, a professional harpist who plays for weddings, receptions, and galas, is just...

Covid Halloween: To trick or treat, or not?

By: Michelle Poirier With Halloween fast approaching and York Region being pushed back to a modified Stage 2, parents have conflicting views on whether they will be taking their kids trick-or-treating this year or not. An announcement on October 19 by Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, released...

Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge seeks donations to fund much-needed expansions

Abandoned chicks being fed By: Michelle Poirier Work is underway at Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge in Pefferlaw to expand the critical care unit and indoor pens. But, while construction started three weeks ago, donations are still needed to help pay for the renovations.

2020 Georgina Studio Tour set for September 26 & 27

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley The 2020 Georgina Studio Tour, a perennial favourite with artists and art lovers, will take place on September 26 and 27. The preparations started shortly after the 2019 Studio Tour but came to a halt when the pandemic struck. The new management had...

The Orchard Beach Open

O'Reilly faces pressure putt By: Lorne Hicks As ardent golfers will tell you, there are major tournaments like The Masters, the British Open, and the U.S. Open. And then there is the Orchard Beach Open: instead of attracting the big money players, the Open hosts a group of veteran duffers,...

Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign helps women in crisis

By: Michelle Poirier The Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign helps raise awareness of domestic violence and intimate partner violence, all while collecting a purse filled with necessities for women in shelters. "Domestic violence is on the rise during COVID, because women are more isolated," said founder Angel Freedman, who...

Portraits of Giving honours Sutton Home Hardware owners Dave and Anita Haynes

Portraits of Giving at The Briars until Sunday, Sept 6. By: Michelle Poirier Dave and Anita Haynes, owners of Sutton Home Hardware, have been selected as this year's Georgina honourees for the 11th annual Portraits of Giving by Merk Photography. Portraits of Giving was started by Karen...

Matthews has OT winner as Leafs rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets

TORONTO — As the seconds drained away on the clock high above the ice at an empty Scotiabank Arena, doubt began to creep into the Maple Leafs. Their hopes were high heading into the NHL's restart to its pandemic-delayed season. After consecutive seven-game playoff defeats to the Boston Bruins, this time...

Hospice Georgina starts round two of Catch the Ace raffle

Meghan Savoie (centre) won $52,525.50 during first round of Catch the Ace By: Michelle Poirier Hospice Georgina has started the second round of their popular Catch the Ace raffle, after a successful first round that went on for 50 weeks and awarded one lucky winner a final jackpot of $52,525.50.

Keswick girl sells fidget cubes to raise money for local animal shelter

Jaymee, next to her dog Jarvis, holds fidget cube she sells to raise funds for animal shelter By: Michelle Poirier Jaymee Irwin, 11, has been making fidget cubes in order to raise money for the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre and to raise awareness for mental health.

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