November 27, 2016

Quote of the Week

"'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten,
but "Once upon a time" lasts forever'.
~ Phillip Pulman, English author

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Events

Mental Health First Aid Training ~ now offered in Richmond Hill
Mon Nov 28 - Tue Nov 29

This two day training program stems from statistics that tell us that one person in three will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. This course is a 12 hour course,  9 am to 4:30 pm .  Monday November 28 and Tuesday Novemb...

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Create a Paperback Holiday Tree
Mon Nov 28 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn to make a holiday tree decoration using only a paperback novel.Admission: Free.Oak Ridges Moraine LibraryThis is a Drop-in Program, no need to register or get tickets. Monday, November 28, 2016 2:00 - 3:00 pm...

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Info session: Programs at Evergreen College
Mon Nov 28 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join VPI Working Solutions alongside a representative from Evergreen College to learn about in-demand programs designed for today’s job market. Registration in advance is required. If you’re interested in this event, visit our event listi...

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Pet Night with Santa at Hillcrest
Mon Nov 28 / 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Is your pet special?  Bring him to Hillcrest to have his picture taken with Santa....

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Nov 28 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendly,...

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Wellness Workshop Series With Dr. Judith Snider - Thyroid Dysfunction
Mon Nov 28 / 7:00pm

Are you always tired and feel unrefreshed upon waking?Do you suffer from: hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, constipation?You may be experiencing thyroid dysfunction.Join Dr. Snider for an informative talk on how to determine if your thyroid gland is...

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Zumba® Weekly Classes
Mon Nov 28 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Consider attending this weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Nov 29 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things. Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration". The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com. A d...

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Free workshop: Resume and Cover Letter, presented by VPI Working Solutions
Tue Nov 29 / 9:00am - 11:00am

This free workshop is all about resumes and cover letters, what to include in both a résumé and a cover letter, as well as how to organize the information in a way that’s attractive and easy to read. By the end you’ll have h...

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Content Marketing for Effective Lead Generation ~ presented by the Small Business Enterprise Cen
Tue Nov 29 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In this session, the speaker, Joanne Gore, explores the various ways in which companies – both large and small – can leverage existing materials to drive website traffic and generate leads. Joanne will cover how to:• Identify existi...

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Financial Literacy Series: Fraud Protection. At Central Library
Tue Nov 29 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In partnership with the CPA [Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada] the library will facilitate an 8 week financial literacy education and information program for Canadians of all ages. You can register for all of the series or just the ones...

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Wingfield's Inferno ~ the continuing saga!
Tue Nov 29 / 8:00pm

RHCPA is proud to present the sixth installment of the Wingfield cycle. A devastating fire at the Orange Hall in Larkpur leaves it a smouldering ruin. Walt Wingfield leads the charge to get it rebuilt, but lighting a fire under his fellow committee m...

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The Last Resort- by Norm Foster, performed at The Curtain Club
Fri Nov 18 - Sat Dec 3

This is the second of 5 shows for the 2016/17 season. Synopsis: This off-the-wall musical comedy is a spoof about a New York restaurateur on the run from the mob. He finds himself at the Last Resort Hotel in rural Saskatchewan, where everyone who c...

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Free Workshop: Job Interviews, presented by VPI Working Solutions
Wed Nov 30 / 9:00am - 11:00am

This free workshop is all about the job interview process in three stages: preparation, the interview itself, and the follow-up. They’ll also talk about ways to handle your nerves during the interview, and you'’ll get some practice with...

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Toopy and Binoo: Fun & Games presented by Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Two Showtime
Wed Nov 30

Based on the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin, Toopy and Binoo, perfectly blend optimism, imagination, and spontaneity in all their adventures! Now they return to the stage for their quest to find the best game ever! Entertaini...

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Positive Psychology ~ presented by the Brain Injury Association of York Region
Wed Nov 30 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Positive Psychology is primarily focused on ways to make your life more enjoyable.  It has been proven effective for reducing anxiety and depression symptoms and increasing overall happiness.  The practices of Positive Psychology are simpl...

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Pet Night with Santa at Hillcrest
Wed Nov 30 / 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Is your pet special?  Bring him to Hillcrest to have his picture taken with Santa....

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Learn Astrophotography ~ a 4 Week Course
Wed Nov 30 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Be ready to capture the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how your camera works and teach you how to take beautiful pictures in low-light situations like twilight and at night without using your fl...

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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue group of York Region
Thu Dec 1 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue group of York Region has an open invitation to their monthly meetings. This is a safe, confidential and inclusive meeting for residents of York Region who suffer from often disabling symptoms associated with these...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Holiday Party
Thu Dec 1 / 11:15am - 2:30pm

Are you visually impaired? If so, you are invited to celebrate the Christmas/holiday season with VIP. The party will include: 1. Seasonal songs by Sandra Kirby.2. Contest questionnaire3. Live musical school band.4. Draws for gifts5. Poem reading by...

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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Dec 1 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our life we may go through unpleasant experiences, which we can struggle to move on from. We may have difficulties in our relationships at present that stem from past experiences. In this series, we will learn how to let go of these negative minds...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Dec 1 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri Dec 2 / 6:15pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $10 Bounty Chip, included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available.For more details call 905 770-1772...

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Temperanceville United Church Carol Sing Along!
Fri Dec 2 / 7:00pm

Enjoy the Christmas season at this historic church at Bathurst and King. All are invited to come and sing along.Hot chocolate and cider will be served after the carols....

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Getting ready for the holiday feasts. Good organic food to be had at The Village Market
Sat Dec 3 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found. You can stop...

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Community Pancake Breakfast at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sat Dec 3 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The Christian Education Committee and Youth Advisory Team will be hosting a pancake breakfast. Breakfast includes pancakes with toppings of berries, whipped cream; scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Cost: Adults - $8.00; Children 12 an...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat Dec 3 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including informal Computer Information/Assistance Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month lead by the Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunteers "RH-CT...

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The Vanderburgh House ~ a talk at the Central Library
Sat Dec 3 / 10:30am - 11:30am

The Richmond Hill Central Library in conjunction with the Mary-Lou Griffin Local History Collection is pleased to present the following programm as part of the series “Archaeology in York Region”.  The Vanderburgh house (built Circa...

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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Four performances
Sat Dec 3 - Sun Dec 4

This enchanting musical from Theatreworks USA is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure about four children who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Although they seem unlikely heroes, the four children undertake...

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Holiday Photography with Santa for Pets
Sat Dec 3 / 11:00am - 4:00pm

You are invited to attend this festive, fun-filled event, with your dog. Meet Santa Claus Professional photographer Participate in a Christmas Outfit Contest Play some fun games with doggy pals Delicious snacks for the doggy friends Refreshme...

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Small Treasures Art Exhibition and Sale
Sat Dec 3 / 11:00am - Sun Dec 4 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artist present their annual Small Treasures Art Exhibition and Sale at the Mill Pond Gallery.  This member group show will feature original artwork in a variety of styles, themes and mediums. Smaller artwork at smalle...

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8th Annual Richmond Hill Community Food Bank Music Marathon Benefit Concert
Sat Dec 3 / 12:00pm - 11:45pm

This 8th Annual Music Marathon in support of the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank. It is also a celebration of local original music, with 22 performers. Raffles, prizes, great food and beverage, along with good company hosted and sponsored by Rich...

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Young Mothers Support Group at Gormley Church
Sat Dec 3 / 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Young Mothers Support Group meets once a month at Gormley Church. The purpose of this group is to support young families. This support will focus on young moms, offering services such as free clothing, baby must-have items (diapers, wipes, formula,...

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Film Club with Barry Dempster: Food for Thought - Chocolat
Sat Dec 3 / 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Big screen feasts for those who live to eat. Whether hunger strikes in Taipei or Mumbai or a French patisserie, food is served with wit and sensuality. Come take a trip around the world one dish at a time – watch a film and discuss it with Bar...

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37th Annual Richmond Hill Rotary TV Auction
Sat Dec 3 - Sun Dec 4

The 37th Annual Richmond Hill Rotary TV Auction will be broadcast live on Rogers TV York. Saturday, December 3rd - 3pm-12am Sunday, December 4th - 1pm-8pm Some of the auction advantages: • Get really great deals• Enjoy the excitemen...

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Christmas on the Farm
Sat Dec 3 / 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Summit at the farm for an evening of outdoor Christmas fun, and support elementary school breakfast programs. The festivities include:• Live Christmas music in the barn• Kids crafts• Face painting• Food trucks• Wagon an...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat Dec 3 / 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Everyone is invited for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. $1 Suggested Donation For more informaton please email RHspaghetti@yahoo.ca...

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A Leahy Family Christmas
Sat Dec 3 / 8:00pm

For years, the members of the Leahy family have played, danced and shared their music throughout the world, gaining critical acclaim and accolades for their musicality, talent and performance. Come for an evening celebrating the holiday classics wit...

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Advent Two "Peace" , celebrated at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Dec 4 / 10:30am

Join the people of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church during Advent and Christmas. Advent Two “Peace”: Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. With righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.&rd...

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The Second Advent - celebrated at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Dec 4 / 10:30am

On this special Sunday, we remember others less fortunate than ourselves. White-wrapped gifts of non-perishable food types and financial contributions will be collected and distributed to the local Richmond Hill Food Bank, and other worthy local pro...

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Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes - at Grace Baptist Church
Mon Dec 5 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free English lessons, to people of all backgrounds, are offered at Grace Baptist Church.If you want to improve your conversational English and hear the Christian message of hope, you are welcome every Monday from 7:00-9:00 pm. It’s a friendly,...

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Richmond Hill Federal Liberal Holiday Party
Sun Dec 4 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Richmond Hill Federal Liberal Riding Association extends an invitation to the community to attend their Annual Holiday Party.Come celebrate the season and enjoy time with our MP Majid Jowhari.$10 admission – appetizers served. Click here t...

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Zumba® Weekly Classes
Mon Dec 5 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Consider attending this weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness parties. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring...

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Connecting the Community. People from all sectors of our community gather
Tue Dec 6 / 9:00am - 11:00am

There are many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things. Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration". The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com. People fr...

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Delmanor Holiday Market
Thu Dec 8 / 10:00am - 3:00pm

Get inspired and get a head start on your holiday gift purchasing. Visit the wonderful collection of vendors offering creative and unique gift ideas....

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Dec 8 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Crazy for You! An Alex Mac Performance. 2 Shows
Thu Dec 8 - Fri Dec 9

CRAZY FOR YOU® is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s banker whose dream in life is to dance. Despite the efforts of his rich mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream in a sleepy mining town in Nevada! Memorable...

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Thursday evening meditation class presented by Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Dec 8 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our life we may go through unpleasant experiences, which we can struggle to move on from. We may have difficulties in our relationships at present that stem from past experiences. In this series, we will learn how to let go of these negative minds...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class
Thu Dec 8 / 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Horn & Harp Holiday Concert, at the Richmond Hill United Church
Fri Dec 9 / 7:30pm

Join Richmond Hill residents Joanna Grace (horn) and Emily Belvedere (harp) as they share beautiful melodies and holiday selections with you in a clearly musical experience! Admission is by donation. A reception follows the concert! Click here if...

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Art Exhibition and Sale
Sat Dec 10 / 11:00am - Sun Dec 11 / 5:00pm

This weekend at the Mill Pond Gallery see the work of talented members Olena Lopatina and Vladimir Lopatin.  Their orginal artwork features landscape as well as mixed media work. Olena Lopatina Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to...

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Victorian Christmas Tea & Craft, at the Heritage Centre
Sat Dec 10

Three sittings: 12, 1:30, and 3 p.m.Cost: $15.50 per person Reservations are recommended but drop-ins will be accepted if space allows. For more information and to reserve your space call 905-780-3802....

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Richmond Hill United Church Christmas Tea & Bake Sale
Sat Dec 10 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

All are invited to attend this annual Christmas event. Proceeds from the sale go to Mission and Service, and other Church Sponsored Groups that the UCW supports including...

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Gormley Church Christmas Dinner & Potluck
Sat Dec 10 / 5:00pm

Gormley Church invites the community to their potluck Christmas Dinner! Bring your family’s traditional or favourite Christmas dishes and desserts!...

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"Our First Nowell" ~ presented by Chorus York
Sat Dec 10 / 7:30pm

Traditional carols from around the world, followed by a festive reception! Stephane Potvin, Artistic Director, Rachael Kerr, Accompanist Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $20; Students $15. Click here to purchase ticketsCall 905-884-7922 for more inform...

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Home for the Holidays, a Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra celebration
Sat Dec 10 / 8:00pm

The music we hear over the holidays is steeped in the same rich cultural influence that our communities enjoy as the backbone of Canada. The annual RHPO Holiday Spectacular is a popular concert tradition and great place to celebrate the season, with...

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Children's Christmas Presentation at Grace Baptist Church
Sun Dec 11

All are invited to Grace Baptist Church for their children’s Christmas presentation with a short message. Two services: 9:00 am – 10:15 am 11:00 am – 12:15 pm  The vision for this church is to be a Christian community k...

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Christmas Pageant Sunday at Temperanceville United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 9:30am

The sanctuary is transformed into the stable at Bethlehem. The service is about an hour followed by refreshments and fellowship....

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Advent Three "Joy", celebrated at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
Sun Dec 11 / 10:30am

Join the people of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church during Advent and Christmas. Advent Three “Joy”:  Church School and Youth Christmas Pageant followed by lunch.In this their 200th yearRHPC remembers Christmas through the centurie...

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Carols by Candlelight, at St. Matthew's United Church
Sun Dec 11 / 7:00pm

The journey to the Christmas cradle is continued on this third Sunday of Advent with a special Carols by Candlelight service This includes the voices of the St. Matthew’s choir, and by the voices of their hand bell choirs.  ...

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Good Information to Know

Five smart ways to stretch your holiday budget. Some suggestions by Sunlife Financial

* this article was provided to OnRichmondhill.com by Sunlife Financial Richmond Hill.  It is written by Helen Burnett-NicholsYou can still pamper the ones you love this holiday season without ending up over your head in debt. It just takes a lit...

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Can you become a "Partner Against Poverty" this holiday season?

The Salvation Army Christmas Fundraising Campaign is just around the corner. With this in mind they would like to ask for your support by becoming a “Partner Against Poverty”.Partners support the Christmas Fundraising Campaign by “m...

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Using Chalkboard or Whiteboard Paint in Your Home

Paint has been around for thousands of years, but somehow the industry continues to evolve and offer homeowners new ways to incorporate paint innovations into their home’s decor. One such innovation in recent decades is the creation of chalkboa...

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Myths and Facts about Medical Cannabis

Sherry Bennett, director of Bayview Concierge, is providing education about medical cannabis.  She helps her clients navigate the system to obtain, in a very legal above board way, this product to particularly relieve pain and anxiety. Here are...

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A Plea for Help, for a local Drop In Centre for Mental Health Supports.

Home on the Hill and the Pirooz Center for Mental Health Wellness are excited to announce a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise $75,000 to develop a Drop In Centre for Mental Health Supports. The focus of this Centre is to support families and their love...

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"A kid can learn a lot of IT skills by just playing video games."

* this article was provided to OnRichmondhill.com by Elliott Bay M.Sc. (Math), Owner & President, Real Programming 4 Kids “According to current projections, there will be a shortage of more than 200,000 information and communications techn...

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Monthly Tax Tips from Andre La Rosa, CPA – November 2016 Issue

A few items to take note of this month: Tax PlanningIt is time to start thinking about year-end tax planning. Items to consider before year end include, making donations, selling stocks, contributing to RESP and TFSA, buying a vehicle, equipment or...

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Crime Prevention ~ Tips Glass Security

Here is some 'Good Information to Know' about glass security from the York Regional Police.A significant number of residential break and enters result from entry being gained through a glass doorway or window. These are natural weak entry points that...

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Hobbies, for the older alduts. A LivingWell article by Delmanor

When you retire you think you’ll pursue all sorts of new and exciting hobbies, but sometimes finding a hobby or two may not be that easy. Hobbies should have a mind body connection. Hobbies need not be expensive but they need to be fun and no...

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