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Uninvited at the McMichael

By Wayne Doyle As you weave your way through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s latest exhibit, Uninvited, you’re struck by two things - first, the vast quantity of work on display and, second, the incredible skill with which it was…

Moving from medicine to music strikes all the right notes

Newmarket gynecologist Kristina Dervaitis is going to celebrate her 46th birthday in a most unusual way - she’s going to give a concert to raise funds for Southlake Regional Health Centre. A singer/songwriter, Dervaitis will release her debut full-length album,…

A grape day for an escape

Visiting Holland Marsh Wineries a day of discovery When most people think of the great grape growing regions of the world, few of them would think of the Holland Marsh, near the northern boundary of York Region. The Marsh, known…

My YR – Diane Ward

Name: Diane Ward Occupation: Retired. Diamond Jubilee medal recipient/ farmer/ volunteer How long have you lived in YR? Almost 75 years What keeps you in YR? There are so many places in the Region to enjoy, Markham Fair stands out…

My YR – Marc Saltzman

Name: Marc Saltzman Occupation: Tech Evangelist. Yes, as cheeky as that sounds, I do aim to preach about the benefits of technology, and how it can enhance and enrich your personal and professional lives. But per my bio below, I’m…

My YR – Peter Neal

Name: Peter Neal Occupation: Co-owner Neal Brothers Foods Connection to YR: I grew up in Unionville from 1967-1977 then Aurora from 1977-1993. My company has been located in York Region for more than 33 years. What makes YR a great…

My YR – Bruce Stapley

Name: Bruce Stapley Occupation: Advertising Executive How long have you lived in YR?: Almost 50 What is it about YR that you enjoy? To visit York Region is to experience an endless array of diverse cities and towns, charming rural…

Unionville – more than a Hollywood sound stage

There’s no denying the appeal of Unionville - an historic village located amongst the urban growth that is Markham. Founded more than 200 years ago, Unionville is so charming and other-worldly - board-and-batten buildings with gingerbread trim and narrow roads…

Now is Time to Support Local Makers

There has never been a better time to support local businesses! Many local businesses are giving talented Canadian makers a new way to be seen, and a new platform to share their work. If you are in search of unique,…

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