Author: Stouffville Review

Lemonville art show celebrates milestone

The Lemonville Group of Artists 25th Annual Art Show and Sale runs from May 4 to 6 at the Lemonville Community Centre. In 1994 a new group of artists presented their first exhibition of paintings at the Lemonville Community Centre. The group had formed the year before under the guidance of Stella Coultice and Eileen Christensen. Coultice has since passed away but Christensen and several other original members are still very active, 25 years later. The, now, 20 members of emerging and established artists meet once a week to share their passion for painting. They explore many areas of...

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GTA real estate market slows in the first quarter of 2018

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, released April 13, sales activity and price appreciation across the Greater Toronto Area continued to slow in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the heightened pace witnessed during the same time last year. All housing segments studied depreciated on a quarter-over-quarter basis, especially in areas such as Richmond Hill, Markham and Pickering where appreciation was strongest a year ago. During the quarter, the aggregate price of a home in the Greater Toronto Area grew 3.1 per cent year-over-year to $802,252. When broken out by housing type, the median price of a two-storey home in the GTA rose 1.8 per cent...

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Library gets federal funds

If you see some happy staff faces at the new local library, it’s not surprising. In addition to enjoying the slick, new and expanded digs at the old, and now new, Park Street Leisure Centre, they also received $24,860 of federal funding to get their inter-generational computer training project off the ground. Markham-Stouffville MP Jane Philpott was on hand recently to announce the initiative. The New Horizons for Seniors Program ensures that seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville will have the opportunity to participate in training on tablets and computers, engage in social interaction with their peers and receive technology mentorship from...

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Clippers Midget AA takes silver at OMHA Championship Finals

The Stouffville Clippers, Midget AA hockey team, took on the Belle River Canadiens at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association finals. Belle River, a team unfamiliar to the Clippers, proved to be a very strong squad.  In five, very competitive games, the Clippers eventually fell short of a provincial championship, losing the final game by a 2-1 score. “It was a tough way to end the year, but the team had lots of great wins during the season,” said Clipper officials. “The support from the community was amazing, with crowds of more than 650 per game.” Photo: The Clippers include...

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Doors Open returns to Stouffville

Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville will be contributing to the celebration of the province-wide theme of “Toward a fair and equitable society“ by showcasing 12 outstanding sites in the community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2. Each Doors Open site is of architectural, historical and/or cultural interest. Admission is free for visitors at all participating sites. Some of this year’s highlighted sites include: Holy Theotokos Convent-Joyous Light Candles. The Greek Orthodox convent is located on eight hectares (20 acres) of rolling hills, forests and two natural ponds. The convent currently produces 100 per cent pure beeswax candles. Tour the convent,...

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