Month: May 2016

Fun for the fishing fan at Franklin Club

The fishing season is just around the corner and the Franklin Club is kicking things off with an open house on May 7. The members-only club is inviting people of all ages to come and enjoy a day at the club’s grounds. Located near Hwy 48, just north of town, the club boasts a lake and two ponds riddled with Rainbow and Speckled Trout. The Franklin Club grounds offers scenic trails that span the 200-acre property as well as a clubhouse with accommodations offering a little-slice of heaven only minutes away from town. “The Franklin Club is a hidden...

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Spring Forest Festival

After a delayed arrival and a few false starts, spring is here to stay, so most festivals will come fast and furious with a lot of noise and fanfare—except for the York Regional Forest Festival which appeals because of its offer of peace, quiet and serenity. That’s right. No cotton candy, no sticky shoes or carnival rides that make you sick. Just nature at its best, experienced through a 3.6 km guided walk through the hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Spring is a magical time in the forest, complete with bird calls and spring flowers, all explained by...

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Enforcement the ticket to parking problems?

As anyone who has every jockeyed for a parking spot on Main Street during a busy workday or weekend can attest, it can be a trying experience. Tempers rise as traffic is blocked as cars negotiate their way into the rare open spot. Just as trying, is locating one of the scattered municipal spots on side roads and lots just off the main drag.  Dashboards are hammered, calls to the town are made and parking violations are issues. It’s a mess sometimes. Which is why council commissioned a study in December 2015 to help figure out what to do...

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Latcham for the Young at Art

One of the more popular exhibits of the year is upon the Latcham Gallery as the first exhibition in May is set aside to show the work of the many talented student artists – Celebrations: The Young at Art. The collection of work from 10 area public, Catholic and private schools including Stouffville Secondary runs only from May 5 to May 14. So you need to get moving if you want to see art, from what could turn out to be, early work of future masters. Even if not the early work of masters, the creations that come from...

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Stouffville Community Christian Prayer Breakfast

The local event is part of a larger movement that sees similar congregations of politicians, business folk and ordinary people of different denominational stripes to gather together over breakfast once a year in communities across the country. The goal is not only to meet and enjoy the fellowship, but also to pray for guidance to our politicians, local leaders and those who keep our community safe and sound. In the minds of organizers, it is a declaration that “Christian Faith is real and valid and that the community is stronger and better because of the faith of its residents.”...

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