Month: June 2016

6114 Main St. has been home to many town notables over the years

Silas Beebe was a famous axe maker in Stouffville. He was an artisan of outstanding ability, which trait seemed to have been imbibed to a great degree by his oldest son Byron. Silas made axes and edge tools in a shop in the east end of town in 1855. He shared the space with Hugh Casler, a fellow blacksmith. His son Bryon E. Beebe was born 1851 and also became a blacksmith, an industry and trade very important to life in the early days of Stouffville. Once B.E. Beebe was married he settled in Lemonville for a time. It...

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Southwire building to come down.

The empty buildings on the 13 acre site known as the Southwire property will soon be bulldozed to the ground to make way for a new retail-commercial development according to Ward 4 councillor Rick Upton who is eager to see the property developed.

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Summer patio party returns to 19

There is something that is so right about sitting on a patio in summer with a cold beverage. That good feeling feels even more right with good tunes and good friends. Those prerequisites for a good time are all available as part of the 19 on the Park Summer Patio Series which is back again this year to the delight of many a returning fan. Begun in late June with Jason Wilson and the Perennials, the series picks up again on July 15 with Ian Kelly. Ideal for the chill patio setup, Kelly is a singer-songwriter from Montreal who...

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