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Provincial government lauds $50,000 grant for Schomberg rejuvenation

Main Street in Schomberg is getting a huge boost to the village’s revitalization project. King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce made his first announcement in Schomberg on Friday since assuming his office in Queen’s Park in June, announcing a $50,000 grant towards the project.

Province launches environmental plan at Cold Creek

Ontario’s new environmental plan will meet global reduction targets without “picking the pockets of taxpayers.” King’s rural topography drew officials from Queen’s Park last week, to officially launch the new Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, presented the new, made-in-Ontario environmental plan at Cold Creek Conservation Area last week. The plan will meet benchmarks set out in the Paris Agreement.

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General News

Songwriter Len Mizzoni is batting a thousand

Creative artists may believe that life imitates art, not the other way around. One King singer-songwriter is consumed by his passion, so much so he’s setting records and achieving many personals bests. Len Mizzoni is in his element at his keyboard, belting out a string of potential hits.

Heroic Humans awarded for its mindful efforts

A King woman is definitely plugged in to her peers. Her efforts of recognizing a generation of doers received some praise recently. Dana Clark, founder of Heroic Humans, received the Mindful Millennial Award from Notable Life.

Riding with confidence on Hankook tires this winter

With the first taste of winter, it’s time to get comfortable behind the wheel. Nothing gives drivers more confidence than a top-performing brand of winter tire. The Hankook ipike RW11 is the premium winter tire for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Renowned artist Helen Lucas holds solo exhibit

King artist Helen Lucas will hold a month-long solo show. Entitled “Helen Lucas – Why Do I Paint Flowers?,” the exhibition of her large-scale, captivating acrylic paintings, will run Dec. 1 to 29 at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Lucas’s distinguished career, spanning over five decades, has produced deeply personal art – from the darker earlier works of her formative years, to her glorious floral paintings.

Ultrabrand caters to the corporate elite

Perception is everything. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said personal brands need texture and character – they have to be real. For the world’s corporate elite, branding is much more than product placement. It’s a reflection of their refined tastes. It’s who they are. Two Schomberg-based image builders have found the way to give exclusive clients and luxury brands the attention they deserve. Ultrabrand’s Ryan Ward-Williams and Remington Humphreys pair business and design in an impressive, cohesive manner. They are not only masters of their own destiny, they’ve helped shape the journey ahead for an impressive lineup of clientele, a virtual who’s who of today’s business world.

Importance of family vital to King Fire and Emergency Services

There’s a large, close-knit family in King that numbers over 150 men, women, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. They all share a passion for helping their communities, and risking their lives in the process. The family got together last week for an annual reunion, at the 2018 King Fire & Emergency Services Appreciation Dinner, held at Nobleton Lakes.

Specialty shopping has returned to Schomberg’s Main Street

Just in time for the festive shopping season, there is a new pop-up art gallery on Main Street. Eleven artists have partnered to establish The ...

Navy Street Charity holds inaugural event at Pine Farms Orchard

Established in 2016, Navy Street Charity was born from a lifetime of personal experiences navigating a world full of barriers for individuals with disabilities. The charity’s founder Sandra Longo has an intimate familiarity with caring for loved ones with mobility issues.

Guide Light helps make seconds count

We all know that our lives can change in an instant. Just ask anyone who’s been in a car accident, or suffered a stroke. In an emergency, every second counts. It not only means the difference between life and death, but also between recovery and a lifetime of suffering.

Ghosts are nothing to be afraid of

Drawn by “the other side,” Ontario paranormal investigators are like treasure-hunters. You’d be surprised at the riches they have uncovered.

Sports

Minor bantam Rebellion victorious in Buffalo

Congratulations are in order for the King Rebellion minor bantam A team, who took home the gold medal at the 47th annual Gene Harrington Shootout Classic this past weekend in Buffalo in an undefeated run.

Red Wings Atom LL moving on to International Silver Stick

Hold onto your hats, Red Wings fans … the Atom LL Schomberg club is heating up just in time for minor hockey’s most prestigious tournament.

NobleKing Knights Atom LL3 capture tournament gold

The NobleKing Atom Local League 3 team took part in the Dave Taylor Memorial Atom tournament last weekend in Arran-Elderslie, coming home with the top prize.

Rebellion peewee AE champions in wine country

King Township’s very-own peewee AE team competed in the annual Niagara on the Lake Harvest Fall Classic hockey tournament on Nov. 2-4.

Rebellion Atom AEs invade Huntsville, win title

This past weekend the King Rebellion Atom AE team headed to Huntsville to participate in the Huntsville Otters Winston Watson Memorial Atom AE Classic. Riding ...

Formenton finds his place on NHL Sens’ roster

For Alex Formenton, his pre-game routine remains the same no matter what ice he is stepping onto. “I usually just tape my stick, and don’t let it touch the ground until I hit the ice,” said the King City native. “That’s probably the only weird superstition I have, I just flip it upside down and put it against the wall.”

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