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Wild turkey terrorizes the town of Pefferlaw

By: Tanya Edwards Usually, it's not great to be a turkey around Christmas time, but don't tell that to Lurkey the turkey, the wild turkey that's having a grand old time stalking residents in Pefferlaw.  Lurkey has become a local celebrity with folks posting photographs and tracking her whereabouts almost daily...

Pandemic raises fears for families with loved ones in long-term care

By: Mike Anderson With more than 50 nursing homes across the province reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, these are anxious times for people with loved ones in long-term care.  So far, at least 69 people have died from the virus in Ontario's long-term care and retirement homes, accounting for 45 per cent...

Udora’s historic general store now sells booze

By: Mike Anderson Built-in 1860, and converted into a general store in 1895, the Udora General Store is one of the oldest operating general stores in Canada.  Lucy Maud Montgomery, the celebrated author of Anne of Green Gables and a nearby Leaskdale resident, may have been a customer. 

Community initiatives pop up during COVID-19 crisis

By: Michelle Poirier While the COVID-19 crisis brings anxiety and uncertainty, it is also inspires the best in people. And that's what's happening in Georgina, as some residents have started initiatives to help out their community. Steve Jacobson, former chair of the Jackson's Point BIA,...

Local restaurants get creative to keep afloat during pandemic

Natalie Saunders donated potatoes to 60 families By: Michelle Poirier Take-out and delivery have not been as lucrative as traditional sit-down service, so some restaurants are coming up with different ideas to generate income. Burger Bandits, in Sutton, is looking to the past to find a solution...

Rosie’s Barber Shop To Close Christmas Eve

By: Mike Anderson After 31 years of barbering, Rosemary Zammit is hanging up her hair-cutting shears, barber combs and hairdryer for good. Affectionately known as Rosie, her barber shop, in the Driftwood Motel on Dalton Rd, has been a staple in Sutton since 2008 — where folks can get...

Community Events For November

Keswick Remembrance Day Parade, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Keswick Remembrance Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Keswick Public School and proceed to the cenotaph.  Keswick Remembrance Day Service, Nov 11, 11 a.m. Stephen Leacock Theatre. Keswick Cenotaph Sutton...

Keswick teen delivers Christmas cheer

By: Michelle Poirier Christmas is shortly upon us, and one Keswick teen is doing her best to spread the holiday cheer to those who might be struggling this year. Piper Maggiacomo, 15, has taken it upon herself to create stockings for those in Georgina who are in need of a little...

How to fill a purse, with kindness

By: Tanya Edwards If you've heard about the "Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign," you know about Angel Freedman and how she lit a fire in Newmarket five years ago, encouraging local business owners and citizens to help fill purses for women and youth in crisis. That flame has caught on locally,...

John Sibbald, community leader and champion of the arts, dead at age 92

By: Karen Wolfe John Sibbald, former owner of The Briars Resort John Drinkwater Sibbald III (1928 - 2020) was a charming friend who had an iconic presence in our community. With a legacy few others will ever achieve in Georgina, his passing on Friday, March 20 creates a huge void,...


May 24, 2020 Issue

Featured photo: Multi-unit fire in Sutton leaves more than two dozen people homeless Additional...

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