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P.A.W.S. of Georgina offers residents a rebate to spay and neuter their pets

Melissa Smith and Morris By: Michelle Poirier Residents of Georgina who get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered can apply for a rebate from P.A.W.S. of Georgina, a charitable society that offers the rebate as an incentive for pet owners. Although the Ontario SPCA spay and...

Demolition by Neglect: Georgina Pioneer Village Needs Major Repairs

By: Mike Anderson While the Georgina Pioneer Village is promoted as a tourist attraction, many of its buildings are in disrepair, and at least one has been officially condemned. Located adjacent to the Georgina Civic Centre, the ten-acre site is home to 14 historic buildings that date from 1850 to 1920.

Keswick woman wins over $50,000 playing Hospice Georgina’s Catch the Ace

By: Mike Anderson Meghan Savoie never considered herself lucky, until she picked envelope number 31.  That envelope contained the Ace of Spades, and Ms. Savoie, 27, won a jackpot that had been accumulating for more than 50 weeks without a winner. The total prize was $52,525.50.  "I never...

Wonder Women Conference 2020: Smart Women Achieving Greatness

By: Ewa Chwojko “It’s women’s time, rise up!” was the shout of the day at the Women in Business Conference held earlier this month by the Georgina Chamber of Commerce in partnership with its East Gwillimbury counterpart. We were greeted by Georgina’s first woman Mayor, Margaret Quirk, who shared personal...

GFCC Pilot Project: A Feral Cat’s Best Friend

By: Tina Novotny Feral and stray cats used to be a significant problem in Georgina, but over the last few years a group of volunteers have worked hard to improve their lives. Eva McDowell started the Georgina Feral Cat Committee (GFCC) in the fall of 2015 and proudly says that one of the first colonies...

39 Years Later: Terry Fox still inspires us

By: Deb Robert A young man traverses the highway, striding with an unwieldy double step and hop. His right leg, crippled by cancer and now a mere stump, is attached to a prosthesis fitted with a battered Adidas shoe. It was 1980 when Terry Fox shook a nation awake. With...

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...

The Painted Perch Festival: Fun, Fish and Frivolity at the Point

By: Mike Anderson The Painted Perch Festival, which began as a novel idea eight years ago, is now the highlight of the summer for Jackson’s Point. “It's the best festival that we throw in the Point,” says Steve Jacobson, chair of the Jackson’s Point BIA.  “We do it on the same weekend...

Catherine Babick: Georgina Artist, Champion of the Arts

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Catherine Babick introduced Georgina to the arts. She moved to Georgina from Toronto as an 8th-grader. Georgina schools offered no art programmes, there were hardly any artistic activities, she recalls. Her first action: start the Georgina Studio Tour and the Georgina School of Art. Her next: she embarked on a...

Why a hug a day could keep the doctor away

By: Tina Novotny The digital age offers enhanced human connection, but many say we’ve lost the common touch – literally.  Tara Graves wants to do something about that for National Hug Day on January 21. On behalf of her touch therapy practice, Affinity Touch, Graves will be...

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