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If you have not enjoyed at least one of the events of this years Fall Festival Of The Arts your opportunities are beginning to narrow. This weeks line up includes: Ongoing Sculpture Symposium daily till the 9th - in Centennial Park Watch the sculpture take form before your eyes. If you missed the studio tour this is a great opportunity to see three of artist at work. Fly Freeman, Gerd Uterman,and Wynn Walters will carve in wood using trees from Uxbridge that were cut down for safety reasons. Juried Art Show daily till the 5th - Uxbridge township Council (0 comments)
Matthew House Participates In The Scotia Bank Charity Marathon - 09/25/08 07:17 PM
On September 28th Matthew House will be participating it the Scotiabank Charity Marathon The Toronto Waterfornt Marathon For the second year in a row. This year a number of former residents of Matthew House will be joining the team! Their goal is to raise double the amount raised last year. For those who feel a full marathon is to much there is also a half marathon and a 5 km run (or walk!) Something for everyone! Every dollar you pledge goes direct to the charity of your choice the very small administration fee has been prepaid by the registrant or their (5 comments)
2008 -- Fall Festival of the Arts -- The Celebration Continues - 09/24/08 11:47 PM
he Studio Tour is finished for another year but there is still plenty to come with two and a half weeks left to go in the Celebration. Today marked the start of the Juried Art Show with paintings,sculpture,photography and more on display along with the Children's Art Show showcasing what some of our talented public school children are capable of at the Uxbridge Township Council Chambers (hours Sept 25th to Oct 5 10am to 6pm free). Tomorrow Thur. Sept 25th is Books and Authors Night with MC Ted Barris featuring Gil Adamson (The Outlander), Andrew Pyper (Lost Girls, The Killing (4 comments)
Dippys, Sunsets and Fall Fairs - 09/21/08 05:39 PM
Well it's Official!! Summer is officially over and what a Summer from sunsets to dippys we saw it all
Summer is Over It is almost time to close up the Cottage or Trailer for winterand a time to reflect on some of summers enjoyment.
All ready some of the docks sit empty waiting for the big freeze
The Leaves are changing colour and beginning to fall.
But What a Summer To Remember From the Dippys at the Go Slow Boat Show and Drumming at a Cruz, to Garden Tours, Art in the Park and a (2 comments)
Fall Studio Tours - 09/18/08 05:32 PM
There are many Fall Studio Tours and Shows in and around Uxbridge and beyond where you can browse get inspired or chat with the artists. Artistic people love to share their gifts and talents and truly enjoy your feedback and of course their works are for sale. It is a great time to do some pre-Christmas shopping for that unique piece for that hard to buy for person on your list. It is a perfect time to spend some time in the country taking in the fall scenery. Make sure you bring your camera along as you just never know what (4 comments)
Key Canada - A Start Up Web Site Worth Watching - 09/15/08 11:55 AM
There is a small start up company that is worth watching. Founded in 2007 by two former Queens University Students Jason Heard and Cormac Trainor as a place for people to find services and information relating to real estate. a place for real estate professionals and landlords to advertise their listings for free. Reflecting their belief that working with an agent is the best option for to-days home seller they do not allow FSBO property for sale listings on their site Currently in Beta Key Canada has already attracted the attention of Red Herring a global media company and was selected (2 comments)
9 Days Before - 09/14/08 07:43 PM
Just 9 short days before Blog Action Day on Poverty is the United Nations World Habitat Day. October 6th, 2008, the first Monday in October, has been designated World Habitat Day with the hope that we will reflect on the state of our communities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. One does not need to visit a third world country to see that Poverty and Homelessness are often found hand in hand. Raising the Roof, a national charity dedicated to long term solutions to homelessness, states that approximately one third of the homeless in Canada are aged 16 (15 comments)
How Many Pictures Is Enough - 09/13/08 10:27 PM
Recently we have received several requests for additional pictures of other agents listings. Upon checking some did not even have the 9 allowed by our MLS system, some only had 1 or 2. We routinely take from 30 to 50 photos of a new listing with a high to date of 75 photos plus professional videos for a rather unique property. The web presentation of this property presold it. The purchaser commented prior to viewing the property if the property measured up to the presentation he would buy it, and he did. We have also had out of town Purchasers come (6 comments)
Given birth 23 years ago over a single scotch malt in a local Pub the Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts has always been "volunteer driven and supported by sponsors and donations" The major annual project of the group brings The Uxbridge Arts Community together for a month long Fall Festival of the Arts. This years festival is longer and more extensive than ever with the return of the popular Motley Theatre Group and the introduction of a Sculpture Symposium where for 10 days (Sept 29th to Oct 9th) you can watch three sculptors complete three sculptures that will be given (0 comments)
The Last Cruz - 09/12/08 08:34 PM
What a great evening the weather was perfect! What a way to end the season for the Thursday night "CRUZ" here in Uxbridge. Since my husband retired we have had more time, at the same time, to enjoy some of life's little pleasures. Time to enjoy the local "CRUZ" for instance. This past Thursday was the last one of the season, a season that started back in mid May, 18 in all this season. The turnout for the season finale was 145 vehicles registered through the main gate and several more that entered through a secondary gate or arrived early, in (8 comments)
Terry Fox Run - 09/11/08 08:24 PM
A Marathon of Hope The 2008 Terry Fox Run is Sunday, Sept 14th
The signs are up the volunteers are in place now all that is needed to make this years run a success is your commitment to run or sponsor a runner. Registration is 8:15 am at the Elgin Park Bandshell Start time is 9:00am You can run walk or bike a scenic route with loopd that are 2, 5 or 10 km in length. As I sit here writing this I can't help but remember some of the stats from the Stand Up 2 Cancer (0 comments)
Honk for Jason - 09/11/08 12:09 PM
Did You See The Sign, Did You Honk, "Please pray for ‘Jason' who undergoes a ‘transplant' tomorrow. (There is a sign in front of a home on Toronto St. announcing that Jason will have a transplant tomorrow - Thursday) We don't know who this is, but we can certainly pray for him!" Jason and family the Above was sent out to our church prayer network shortly after the sign was spotted yesterday. While we do not know you personally know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of all in our network.
If you drove up or down Toronto (0 comments)
Over The Farm Gate - 09/06/08 12:36 PM
GATES OPEN SAVOUR DURHAM TOUR Durham Region encompass a broad spectrum of agriculture activites, from the small family farm to the large corporate farms you will find them all here. On October 4 & 5, 2008 between 10am and 4pm, bring your family and friends on a self-guided tour of Durham Region's farms. Along the way, sample local foods prepared by a selection of Durham's finest chefs. To showcase some of the farming activities Durham Farm Fresh and Durham Tourism have teamed up to present a spectacular fall festival that encompass all eight of Durhams local municipalities. Gates Open allows families (2 comments)
Living Off The Land - 09/05/08 01:03 PM
LIVING OFF THE LAND Natural Income Opportunities From Rural Lands
With 45% of the township of Uxbridge located within the protected area of the Oak Ridges Moraine one needs to look to natural income opportunities if you are wanting to make some income from your rural property.
Perhaps you would like to start a trout farm, do a little market gardening or beekeeping or start an agro-tourism business. Perhaps you are just beginning to explore the possibilities and need some guidance as to what you can or can not do. Three Conservation Groups The Oak Ridges Moraine Association, (2 comments)
From The Ground Up!! - 09/05/08 10:43 AM
THE FOREST From The Ground Up A moraine landowner event presented by THE MORAINE FOR LIFE
This free seminar for Photographers, nature lovers, and Oak Ridges landowners is a worthy event. Sessions will include the importance of the forest floor, nature photography and the oak ridges moraine.
Date - Saturday September 13th, 2008Location ClaremontTime 9:30am - 3:30pm Call 905-579-0411 ext 106 by Sept 11th to RSVP
Map of The Moraine from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE Stretching some 160kms from the Niagara escarpment to Rice Lake. The rolling hills and river (5 comments)
We've Got A Good Thing Growing - 09/04/08 04:57 PM
The Uxbridge_Scott Agricultural Society 144th annual Uxbridge Fall Fair is on till Sunday September 7th This years theme is we've got a good thing growing and indeed it is. Tonight Friday Sept 15th at 7:00 pm is the ever popular tractor pull. Saturday at 4:00 pm you can watch the lawn tractor races, and at 7:00 pm is the demolition derby. Sunday we go back to our roots with the horse pull at 2:30 pm. New this year is smoke free bleachers on the east side of the ring as well as at the band shell.
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1 South Balsam Street, Uxbridge, Ontario - 09/04/08 09:54 AM
Come and see this home, rich in tradition. All the charm of yesteryear, large principal rooms, lush deep lot, 3 bedrooms, plus main floor office or grannie-suite, with own entrance and washroom. Relax on the veranda while watching the children play in the yard. Great Uxbridge location . (2 comments)
Just A Reminder - 09/02/08 08:17 AM
The Labour Day weekend traditionally heralds a return to school with over 800,000 of those children throughout Ontario riding a school bus to school. Here are a few points to remember regarding school bus safety and the highway traffic act regarding school buses. IT IS THE LAW All vehicles traveling in both directions must stop when approaching a school bus with its upper red lights flashing. (the only exception is on a divided highway separated by a median if you are approaching the school bus from the opposite direction) Penalties For Not Stopping First offence $400 to $2,000 and six demerit (8 comments)
Summers Evening - 09/02/08 07:32 AM
With picture perfect weather we have just had one of the best weekends on record for the summer.
All is quite now, as the sun very slowly settles and softly dips behind the hills, as we enjoy one last sunset sitting on the beach in Muskoka. The rainy weather of the early weeks of summer have faded into fond memories of a time of watching the children frolic in the water, a time of relaxation, a time of rejuvenation and expectation, and preparation. The Labour Day week end is the signal that summer is drawing to a close. It (24 comments)
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