Month: June 2017

Annual golf tournament was wet, but fun

The rain put The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce and the Markham Board of Trade co-hosted annual golf tournament on hold temporarily halfway through the day, but most of the golfers headed back out to finish the rest of their game once the sun reappeared. Members of both organizations and their guests enjoyed a great day playing 9-holes, 18-holes or somewhere in between at the June 20 event. Thanks go out to Rolling Hills Golf Club and the many sponsors who helped make the event so successful. Above photo: The Birkett-Hassard Insurance group are all smiles as they get a...

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Stouffville Cricket Club enjoys new pitch

The Stouffville Cricket Club celebrates the opening of the new cricket pitch at Bethesda Park Sports Fields. The new pitch helped made possible from the over $30,000 town donation is meant to satisfy a growing league of players in the area. Club founder Dave Somasundaram, who was instrumental in pushing the idea forward is pictured (centre-left dark blue and gold) cutting the ceremonial cake with club members and town...

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Latcham exhibit finds beauty in destruction

The Amended Landscape exhibit is not your typical exhibit in that it is not about nature’s beauty – or is it? A collection of works by five prominent artists including Edward Burtynski, one of Canada’s most admired photographers, takes a critical eye to landscapes that have been altered by man. From tailing ponds to burnt forest and discards from the manufacturing process, there is an eerie beauty to the works presented. The realization that the damaged land can provide such a rich base for art is also unsettling, but there is no worship of destruction here. Merely an opportunity...

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Coultice Park dream becomes a reality

Coultice Park, the long-awaited and much-discussed family facility by Musselman’s Lake finally opened in June to rave reviews and big crowds. The five acres of land was donated to the community by the Coultice family who once farmed the land. Natalie Coultice, surrounded by extended family and Town officials, explained to the crowds that the park was a living tribute to her father, the late James Coultice who was passionate about the community and wanted to make sure the land was preserved for the community’s use. The formal ribbon cutting to the park that features cutting-edge environmental technology was...

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The farm comes back to Main Street

For those who liked the idea of going downtown Main Street to get some farm fresh produce, the closing of the weekly farmers’ market that was a fixture for the last few summers was disappointing. But fear not. The market may be gone, but every Saturday Forsythe Farms will be returning on their own to the Main Street with the help of the Main Street Bakehouse. The initiative, cooked up between Bakehouse and Forsythe will bring back the country vibe explains Iain Lovett, one of the owners of the Bakehouse. “We want to draw more people to the downtown...

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