Month: September 2016

Wesley United Church receives $25,000

Seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville have received financial support to conduct facility renovations to get their project off the ground, announced MP Jane Philpott, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville. Wesley United Church received $25,000 for their project, funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The project helps seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville to more easily access the music program at the church. The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program. Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in NHSP funding for community-based projects that are led or inspired by seniors. Since 2004, the NHSP...

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From Hand to Plow Motus O production

MOTUS O Dance Theatre continues to venture where few (if any) dance companies have gone before, joining in an exciting partnership with the local Markham Fair. The Markham Fair is one of Canada’s oldest country fairs, an annual event established in 1844 and hosted by the Markham and East York Agricultural Society. This community based collaborative approach continues with MOTUS O who will create and perform an original production – From HAND TO PLOW. They will present this original piece several times each day of the fair (Sept. 29-Oct.2) starting at 10am in their round tent; a tent venue...

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6139 Main St. house has monumental history

6139 Main St. house has monumental history The iconic house at 6139 Main St. is one with a storied past dating back more than 140 years. Noted in official records as sitting at Lot 4, Plan 321, the house was built in 1873 as a manse for the community’s new Baptist minister, Rev. J.B. Moore. The unique upper window of the house was old before the house was built and likely came from a former church, according to oral history. This building eventually became the home of Ludwig C. Wideman in Dec. 1880, who purchased it from Moore.  Wideman...

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Habitat for Humanity rolls up sleeves in Stouffville

There were smiles-a-plenty as local community members rolled up their sleeves recently as part of a 5-week building blitz at 6554 Main St. in Stouffville that will soon be a home for the Sosin Family – Craig, wife Keiko and children Audrey (7) and Blue (4). Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit group that works with community, faith groups and corporate partners – in this case Stouffville United Church and Geranium Corporation specializes in providing affordable ownership for families like the Sosin’s who wouldn’t qualify for a traditional mortgage. This is the first such endeavour in the Stouffville area. But...

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Terry Fox Run celebrates 36 years of fun and hope Sept 18.

Get ready to roll (or walk or run—whatever makes you move about) for the annual Terry Fox Run, again taking over the streets of Stouffville Sunday Sept. 18. Registration starts at noon at the Latcham Gallery and Memorial Park and the run officially starts at 1pm.  Two, five and 10 kilometre distances are available to suit your level of fitness or time schedule. The run starts and ends on Burkholder St., just south of Memorial Park. As has been the case for most of the last number of years, the Stouffville edition of the run is expected to be...

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