Month: June 2017

Lemonville hotel now on Main St. Stouffville

At a time long ago, the Lemonville Hotel was a going concern. The hotel was originally located in Lemonville. But for over 140 years, it has maintained an inconspicuous presence on Main St. Stouffville The Lemonville hotel was once complete with shutters and an ornate verandah which had gingerbread details. The brick chimneys that were located at each end of the hotel, have now been removed. The building dates from c. 1840. This means it is a pre-Confederation building. This structure captures the history of both rural Whitchurch and the urban Stouffville in one building. It is also one...

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Live, open-air concerts at 19 on the Park

The onset of summer sees 19 on the Park delivering their highly anticipated Summer Patio Series. Started in 2013, this annual series of open-air concerts feature up-and-coming artists in a refined patio setting. “The Patio Series is a personal favourite of mine,” says Ashley Chappell, the Cultural Facility Supervisor for the theatre. “There is something about sitting under the stars on a beautiful summer night, sipping a glass of wine and listening to an amazing artist that just says summer to me.” The Summer Patio Series opens on July 8 with folk singer Jadea Kelly. Coming to Stouffville with...

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Attention writers: Don’t sell yourself short

For the aspiring author, getting the words on the paper is often the easy part of writing a book. But many don’t put much thought into what has to happen to actually get it into people’s hands or get paid for that work. Making that happen takes a plan. So that’s why on July 12 from 7-8:30pm, the Whitchurch–Stouffville Public Library at 175 Mostar is presenting Playing the Short Game: A Workshop for Writers of Short Fiction (What Happens When You Sell a Story) The one-time workshop with author Douglas Smith is a great opportunity to benefit from an...

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York University Campus will provide students with more post-secondary opportunities

The Ontario government is investing in a new York University campus in Markham – the first university campus in York Region – that will expand post-secondary education opportunities for students and families and help equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow. MPP Michael Chan was joined today by Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham to make the announcement at the Markham PanAm Centre. The new university campus will serve an estimated 4,000 students in York Region, with the potential for more students over time. The campus will offer a broad range of...

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Coultice Park grand opening celebrations set for June 17

The grand opening of Coultice Park is set to take place on Saturday, June 17 at 10am. The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Justin Altmann and Council, the Coultice family, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, landscape architect Landscape Planning Ltd., and park contractor Latitude 67 Ltd. “We are thrilled to provide the residents of Musselman’s Lake with a community park,” said Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure and Community Services Director, Rob Raycroft. “After a decade of intense research and planning, Coultice Park has finally come to fruition. We have thoroughly taken into consideration...

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