Month: August 2016

New hockey development team to build better players

  Stouffville Spirit have established a development team as chance for up and coming players to show off what they got and maybe become the next ‘Great One.’   Made up of a total of 20 boys of the ages of 16 and 17 years old, the development team is as an introduction for Junior League Boys to play at a more competitive environment to hone their skills. All players are scouted and handpicked by the Stouffville Spirit scouting team. The core value of this initiative is revolved around belonging. The development league brings forth an environment where motivation...

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Ribfest attendance soars

Ribfest, once again made it’s way to Memorial Park in Stouffville to a rousing welcome by residents and visitors who returned after liking what they saw and tasted in previous years. But if the numbers released by the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville are accurate, the event has continued to draw new visitors this year as the weekend saw  approx. 32,000 visitors. The attendance figures were no doubt helped by beautiful blue skies and warm weather, as well as the nuptials of Mayor Justin Altmann to new bride Jenny, who came straight from their open-air wedding ceremony at the adjacent 19...

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Mayor gets it done in style

Outdoor weddings with public figures are, by their nature, risky things. There is lots that can go wrong because there are lots of things not in the designers control. But the stars were definitely aligned for Mayor Justin Altmann and his new bride Jenny Saturday as a happy crowd of friends, family, VIP’s and curious public witnessed the nuptials under a clear blue sky. With the balcony of 19 on the Park serving as the church stage, witnesses looked up from the expertly crafted “church” floor that beheld row up on row of neatly rowed chairs complete with carpeting, archway, decorations...

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30 Albert St. the start of a building empire

This two story home at 30 Albert St., originally noted as Lot 21/22 Plan 35 in Town files, has a crisp and clean look with white paint that brightens the corner of Albert and Second St. The house was originally built by Abraham B. Pipher c. 1880, a local builder/carpenter and architect.  Some local residents remember it as a red brick home but we have no photographs to prove this.                 Abraham was the son of John and Mary Pipher. John and Mary were married in 1825 and had 13 children. Abraham was one of the youngest being the...

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Getting to know 19 Inside and out

With summer in high gear, the Summer Patio Series will continue to be a focus for music buffs in Stouffville. The popular series will continue outside the 19 doors Aug. 10 with Union Duke and Aug. 26 with Kristen Jones. For those preferring indoor entertainment, you might want to take in a great flick: the Starlight Cinema has some great shows lined up for the next few weeks. August starts off with The Lobster on Aug. 11. Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly star in the deliciously bizarre new film from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS),...

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