Month: September 2017

LOL at Comedy fest

Nineteen on the Park presents it 1st Annual Stouffville Comedy Festival on October 20 and 21. All-access passes for only $99 provides a weekend of laughs. There is a limited quantity of all-access passes.Get yours now, before they are all gone. Tickets for single events may be available closer to the festival date, call the theatre for details. The laugh out loud weekend event includes: Friday @8pm: My Big Fat German Puppet Show (with the Left Hand of Frank as a pre-show) What happens when a Fraggle Rock puppeteer goes rogue? Having spent over 30 years performing with puppets,...

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United Way gets needed support

Earlier this month, The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police (YRP) officially launched this year’s employee fundraising campaign in support of United Way Toronto and York Region As part of the official kick-off, York Region unveiled a new campaign theme – #YRCARES – to celebrate and acknowledge York Region’s long-standing culture of caring. Over 23 years, York Region’s annual fundraising campaigns have raised more than $4.3 million to help those in need within local communities. “We are fortunate to live in a place as prosperous and full of opportunity as York Region, but we know there are...

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Hats for Hope provides a bit of warmth and comfort

Hats for Hope organizer Melissa Nichols needs your help to ensure success on October 21 at the National Brain Tumour Conference. She is hoping that area residents will take the time to knit or crochet to show support for cancer patients. While Nichols was sporting a bald head after treatment in 2014 for her brain tumour, she was dumbfounded by an act of kindness from someone she barely knew; it was a gift of a handmade knitted hat. The hat not only warmed her head- it also warmed her heart, inspiring the creation of Hats for Hope. After a...

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Kids will be haunting the Museum

Gather your little ghosts and goblins and get ready for trick or treating at the Stouffville Museum. Now in its fifth year, Ghoulicious will happen Oct. 28 from 1 to 2:30pm. Children aged three to 10 will also be able to make pumpkin cookies and decorate loot bags. Krista Rauchenstein, the program coordinator at the museum said Ghoulicious came to be because museum staff wanted to create an event for families that focused on Halloween. “It’s a fun and interesting way to provide access to the Museum for young families,” she said. She added that all visitors will learn...

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Who were the owners of McDonald house?

This is an overview of the McDonald family home on Church St. The first owner Hugh McDonald Sr. was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1828 and his wife Margaret (Fraser) McDonald was born in Inverness in 1827. In 1881, they came to Stouffville and took charge of the Wheler farm which they managed until most of it was sold, in the form of village lots (this was the west end of the village). The McDonald family initially built a home which became 51 William St. in 1889 for Fred Spofford. Their home at 115 Church St. was also built...

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