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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...

Online resources for residents self-isolating

By: Michelle Poirier Many residents of Georgina are practicing social distancing and self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While you are stuck inside, you may be questioning what you should be doing with your time. Here are some ideas for those who may need food delivered, or those who may be getting restless: Donate. You...

Town of Georgina challenges community to donate to local food bank

By: Mike Anderson The Town of Georgina will match each dollar donated by the community to the Georgina Community Food Pantry, up to a total of $25,000, according to a media release issued by the Town on April 1. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth week, the food pantry...

GTTI proposes new student campus to build modular homes in Willow Beach

New GTTI campus proposed for Willow Beach By: Mike Anderson GTTI wants to establish a new campus in Willow Beach that will train up to 200 students a year to build modular bungalows. The training is geared to recent high-school graduates who are considering a career in...

“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...

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.

Petals & Wings: Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley If you want to feel a warm summer breeze, and need colour therapy on a bleak and gloomy November day, come to the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery. Meadows will surround you and daises will smile at you. You will gasp at the intricate beauty of butterflies: Monarchs,...

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,...

GFCC needs foster families to look after orphan kittens

By: Michelle Poirier Georgina Feral Cat Committee (GFCC) is looking for people to foster orphan kittens. Over the last few days, GFCC has taken in 13 kittens, and the numbers are only expected to rise since kitten season started in the spring and lasts until October. "Especially now,...

Keswick Remembrance Day Service

Pastor Hal Arthurs, Keswick Christian Church I'd like to welcome you here this morning to commemorate and to remember those who gave their lives for our country and our freedoms. We thank those who served our country and we thank those who are still with us, but every one of them...


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