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Opinion: Should Johnston Cemetery be moved?

Grave of Robert Johnston, brother of William Johnston, Pefferlaw's founder. By: Daryl Urquhart What’s in a memory? What’s the point of Remembrance Day? Why do we honour the accomplishments of people long dead? How do we feel the impact of history? In my experience, after 66...

Why a pandemic can’t stop the mighty butter tart

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Opening a new business during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. But if your business is baking mouth-watering, gourmet butter tarts, half the battle is already won. Maureen Beggs' micro-bakery Moetarts, at 132 High St in Sutton,...

Bald eagles sighted in Jackson’s Point

By: Mike Anderson A pair of bald eagles were recently spotted enjoying a shore lunch near Lake Dr. East and Courting House Place in Jackson's Point. A Mallard duck was on the menu. The gruesome meal was captured by Grant Brown, 73, an amateur wildlife photographer, who took the photos with...

Taste of Georgina coming in February

By: Michelle Poirier The Town of Georgina's Economic Development and Tourism Division is launching a new culinary event, Taste of Georgina. "You're invited to experience the Taste of Georgina, a prix fixe food series that will awaken your taste buds and allow you to explore a variety of local restaurants," the...

Christmas Bird Count Results: Uxbridge hits new record, Beaverton not far behind!

By: Jay Thibert For the 121st year, the National Audubon Society has organized the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count across the Western Hemisphere. This year, this long-running wildlife censuses was carried out between December 14 and January 5 by tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers all while abiding by regional...

How to stay healthier, happier and engaged during a lockdown

By: Tina Novotny As we begin 2021 in our current pandemic pause, we can take the time to reflect on ways to pursue health and fitness goals, learn new skills and enhance spirituality. While many of us enjoy the camaraderie of in-person continuing education, since we are mostly home-bound, there...

Local seniors struggle with loneliness during lockdown

By: Michelle Poirier During the Ontario-wide lockdown, Georgina seniors say the hardest struggle they face is loneliness. Margaret Van Den Hazel, a senior who lives in Keswick, said she thinks seniors are doing the best they can, but that it is lonely for many of them who live alone.

Alzheimer Society of York Region releases a collection of short stories

By: Michelle Poirier The Alzheimer Society of York Region has released 'Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey', a collection of stories by York Region residents whose families have been impacted by dementia. "Each story shares the person's experience with...

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...

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