Month: May 2017

Spectacular seeds

What’s the deal? Seeds of all names seem to be “sprouting” in health media today. We’re all familiar with chia, flax, pumpkin, pignoli, cashews.. wait! What?! Yup! It’s true – pine nuts (aka pignoli) are technically seeds. Firstly let’s talk Chia. Yes, the ever popular ch-ch-ch-chia pet sat on my counter in my yesteryears too! Who woulda’ thunk it? That these little gems would be so overwhelmingly nutritive? Hopefully, by now you know not to consume them dry. Soak ’em and the wondrous benefits of omega 3’s disperse into the soaking liquid for you to benefit from. Consume them...

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Stronger, Freer: The Story

Stouffville Theatre Company presents Stronger, Freer which tells the story of a struggling Canadian family over the course of 150 years from Confederation through to present day. The performance hits the 19 on the Park stage June 15, 17 and 18. The performance begins when the Robertsons arrive in Canada at the birth of our nation. Settling in PEI, from Scotland, they’ve pinned their hopes on the booming wooden ship industry as a way to fund Jonathan’s return to school. And suddenly those jobs disappear. Disrupted by the steel ships. In Act 2, half a century later we catch...

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Farmhouse has rich history

A relaxing walk on the back streets of the west end will give way to the discovery of this simple farmhouse. It is located on its original site close to the street amongst other heritage homes. This house was built by Jabez Johnson, just after the building boom of the 1880s. It is believed to be the only home built by a Quaker in the village of Stouffville. Johnson was listed as a carpenter in the 1851 Canada West census. He was born in Canada in 1818. He was first married to Hannah W. Lundy. They had seven children,...

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It’s all business and Lego Mindstorms at library

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Library always has more than books on offer. June is no different but does have students in mind as they finish up their school year. This includes setting aside quiet space for serious study June 19, 20 and 21 with snacks to help the information flow. For the age 10-16 crowd, a little fun time is in order during the Lego Mindstorm Challenge. Running Friday, June 9 and 16 from 4-6 pm, those creatively and mechanically inclined can test their engineering skills and be a big deal in the wonderful world of Lego. If you are above...

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Rock icon Carl Dixon from The Guess Who heads to Stouffville

April Wine, Coney Hatch, Triumph, Styx, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden– is there a legendary rock band that Carl Dixon hasn’t played with? The Guess Who lead singer of eight years is stepping out on a solo career, and he’s bringing it to the stage at 19 on the Park in Stouffville on June 2. In a show he’s loosely calling a ‘Storyteller Night’, Dixon will be featuring the familiar songs from the rock legends he has toured with paired with a selection of original pieces from his latest album. Dixon’s distinctive voice and stage presence delivers these classic songs...

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