Month: October 2017

GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this year, with their rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun....

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Safety Village turns Spooky for Halloween

The weather was damp and the shuttles were packed but that didn’t stop the community from enjoying the sights, sounds and treats of Halloween in the Village Oct. 28. The community safety village is set up in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Whitchurch-Stouffville for the training and education of emergency workers and school-age children throughout the year. The York Region Police (YRP), fire and paramedic services transformed the area into a haunted miniature village for kids and families to explore. Everyone was given a bag to gather up candies at almost every building, whether it was the pretend Coldwell...

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Craft Show features unique and boutique items

Get a head start on Christmas gift buying! The Latcham Gallery will be hosting its 9th annual Beyond Craft Show and Sale from Nov. 9 to 12 at Nineteen on the Park in downtown Stouffville. This show and sale features handcrafted work by some of Ontario’s finest artisans, creating a boutique experience for purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts that will suit all budgets and tastes. There will be an assortment of distinct home and garden décor, including beautiful pottery, stationery, ornaments and candles, as well as exquisite jewellery and unique apparel, luxurious body products, and deliciously crafted chocolates. The opening event...

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Stouffville’s Home for Christmas Tour returns

Stouffville’s Home for Christmas Tour returns this month. The committee has been organizing this tour since 2011. Last year, they raised $40,000 with a seven-year total of just over $155,000 donated to local charities. The charities again for this year are the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (JACC) and The ABLE Network. The JACC improves the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. They act as a safety net by helping sick children get the medical care and treatment they need. The ABLE Network provides relevant and inclusive work and recreation opportunities for young adults with intellectual...

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Killed in Action

Part Two for Summitview Public School history “Killed in Action” were words used in 1917 about the Stouffville Boys who gave their lives in the Great War. The boys were former students at Summitview when it was called Stouffville Public and Continuation School. The village of Stouffville was well connected and the grief was felt by a large community of people, some related and some neighbours. It was a very sad day when those words were said. The boys who volunteered for the front faced hard times early on in the war. Private Thomas Egbert “Bert” Trull, died in...

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