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King’s volunteers are the foundation of the community

One special night hardly seems enough to recognize the talents and contributions of King’s finest volunteers. The community gathered last week to pay tribute to some very special individuals, those who share a passion for others and serving their town. Many of the volunteers have spent a lifetime giving back and they, in turn, were honoured during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night held last Thursday at the Kingbridge Centre.

Schomberg in the spotlight on popular TV drama Designated Survivor

Schomberg was easily recognized in segments of a popular TV drama. The iconic Main Street and the interior of The Scruffy Duck were featured in an episode of the made-in-Canada political thriller Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

The husband and wife team of Bill and Kathy Patterson were the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award at last week’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Night, held at the Kingbridge Centre. The Pattersons were among dozens of residents honoured for their selfless community service. Mayor Steve Pellegrini presented the award.

General News

Fundraising tour starts in King

An ambitious, cross-Canada musical cycling tour will showcase local talent during our nation’s 150th birthday. The husband and wife team of Antonio Piretti and Maybritt Assmus launched the tour recently, after staying with King City area friends and supporters Antonio and Nancy Petrozza.

Working together to make a difference in King

Giving circles have been growing in popularity with donors over the last several years. Generally, they consist of like-minded individuals who are brought together to ...

Jazz artist Saunders and friends will get your toes tapping

King’s accomplished jazz pianist Adam Saunders exudes joy when he’s tickling the ivories, bringing emotions to life. Jazz, he said, is about simplicity and easy listening. It’s about feeling the beat and jumping in with both hands. The pure acoustical sounds are like soft clay in a musicians hands – you never know what form it’s gonna take.

End of era as Brayhill Farms Museum prepares for auction

It’s often hard to say goodbye to some precious family heirlooms. King’s Alan Bray has the arduous task of bidding farewell to thousands of prized pieces of Canadiana. Brayhill Farms Museum will come to an end and a massive auction in June will liquidate countless, one-of-kind pieces of memorabilia. The museum, located on Bathurst Street north of Davis Drive, is home to more than 30,000 items in its 27,000 square feet.

PC candidate Lecce wants to bring about change

With unbridled passion and a commitment to the middle class, a Kleinburg entrepreneur feels the time is right for change in Ontario’s political landscape. Stephen Lecce is not only the PC standard-bearer in King-Vaughan for the next provincial election, he wants to be one of the harbingers of change.

York employees swell the ranks on the ‘Sunshine List’

As one of the largest, fastest-growing regions in Canada, York Region had a long list of staffers who made the “Sunshine List” in 2016.

King pilot’s historic adventure marks Canada’s anniversary, supports charities

A King pilot has combined his love of flying and adventure, into a very special goodwill trek part-way around the world. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler and his father Bob have created the C150 GlobalOdyssey (C150GO). It will be the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight, and the first-ever father-son global circumnavigation by aircraft.

Steady growth for King since 2011

King Township experienced a 23% population increase over the past five years. While King may be outpacing its York Region counterparts, progress is slow and steady.

King philanthropist in the limelight on Real Housewives of Toronto

Joan Kelley Walker is as real as it gets. The TV host, spokesperson, model and philanthropist has entered the proverbial lion’s den, as a cast member of The Real Housewives of Toronto.

PIM reveals ‘opportunities’ for proposed King City development

A public information session on a proposed King City development resulted in some surprise suggestions from councillors and members of the public. The Mansions of King Inc., application calls for 318 residential units on the northeast corner of Jane and King, and was presented for discussion.

Sports

King Rebellion draws on area’s rich history

Go Rebels! With that, a new era, and a new look, have been ushered in regarding rep hockey in King.

Learn-to-play lacrosse coming to Nobleton

The first steps are under way to implement lacrosse into the Township of King. A 10-week learn-to-play and development program will begin in late April for ages 4-14 of all skill levels, run out of Nobleton Arena.

Schomberg and NobleKing finalize minor hockey deal

The ink has dried, and King Township Minor Hockey is officially under way. Executive members of both Schomberg Minor Hockey and NobleKing Minor Hockey met Friday night at the Trisan Centre to put pen to paper to finalize the amalgamation of King’s two rep programs under the King Township moniker, nine months after negotiations began.

Minor peewee Knights finalists in year-end tournament

Chalk one more finalist finish to the NobleKing Knights’ 2016-17 season.

Novice Knights capture Simcoe title

NobleKing Knights Novice LL2 were victorious as they brought home the Simcoe Region Local League Champion title. In a hard fought battle against the Lefroy ...

York Simcoe Express minor Atom AAAs win gold

Some local hockey players captured gold recently. The minor atom AAA team secured the gold medal game after a great performance in the round robin ...

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