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Bird count crucial in the face of climate change

By: Tina Novotny The Christmas Bird Count might sound like a family-friendly holiday tradition; in fact, it’s highly important scientific data collection to monitor the health of bird populations all over the Western Hemisphere. Paul and Debra Harpley steward the Sutton Christmas Bird Count, which marked its 33rd year in...

Routes offers phone call service for residents feeling isolated during the pandemic

By: James Burrows When you're anxious there's nothing better than hearing a friendly voice at the end of the phone. That feeling of being connected to friends and the wider community is what Route's new service, Friendly Calls, is trying to provide for residents who are feeling isolated during the...

Cedardale Church: The walk to Bethlehem

By: Gord Evans A winter chill is in the air now, and soon our thoughts will be turning to the Christmas season. The Walk to Bethlehem is a FREE event that will again take place in Pefferlaw, at the Cedardale Church, 471 Pefferlaw Road (York Road 21), one km. South of...

York Regional Forest closed to the public until further notice

By: Mike Anderson York Region has closed its 21 forest tracts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Georgina, the Metro Rd., Cronsberry and Pefferlaw forest tracts will be closed until further notice, effective immediately. Here is the full text of the York Region Media Advisory issued Saturday, April...

Portraits of Giving: Gary and Gina Semeniuk Honoured

By: Sheri Andrunyk Local entrepreneurs Gary and Gina Semeniuk were among fourteen York Region leaders to be recognized as Portraits Of Giving honourees in 2019. Founded by Richmond Hill photographer Karen Merk, the goal of Portraits of Giving is to showcase the importance of social responsibility and local residents who...

Province says Jays cleared to play at home, but final decision lies with feds

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's looking forward to the Toronto Blue Jays playing at Rogers Centre this season after a member of his government said the Major League Baseball team has been given the green light to play games at home. The federal government, however, hasn't yet...

Lack of affordable transportation a barrier for low-income residents seeking medical services

By: Michelle Poirier The lack of affordable transportation options in Georgina is impacting low-income residents and their access to health care services, according to a community-led report, A Closer Look.  The report, funded by the United Way of Toronto, points out that Georgina shares critical health care issues with other smaller,...

Girl Guides of Canada Comes To Pefferlaw

By: Tanya Edwards With a new motto "Everything she wants to be," and a new mission "To be a catalyst for girls empowering girls," Girl Guides of Canada hopes to empower thousands of girls to become future leaders and doers in their communities. Now, thanks to the efforts of Ricci-Lynn McDermott,...

“Art in the Park”: A summer evening to remember

By: Mike Anderson It was a lovely summer evening for a stroll in the gardens outside The Briars and to celebrate the importance of art, music and culture in our community.  Well attended by 150 guests in their best summer attire, the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery’s first annual “Art in...

Quilted in Georgina – The Art of Textiles

By: Mike Anderson Is quilting a craft, or an art form?  The answer generally elicits debate. Some say the use of a pattern precludes artistry.   But repetition is often found in modern and contemporary art.  And, its skillful use can provoke strong...

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