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Lions, Berger, gear up for 2020 walk

The pandemic has put a damper on many physical fundraisers. But it hasn’t hindered the efforts of the Nobleton Lions Club, and community participants. This year’s Walk for Dog Guides takes place on Sunday, Oct. 4.

York Catholic board earmarks $21 million for reopening

The Board of Trustees of the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) approved a list of new investments, which total close to $21 million to ...

Last Year’s Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides raised almost $10,000 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program. Bev Berger, shown here with Lotus her fifth Dog Guide, has never missed a Walk and plans to participate again on Oct. 4.

General News

Galt Family Foundation aims to reward local volunteer work

When John and Sandra Galt first moved to King 20 years ago, they were immediately struck by the selflessness of the community’s volunteers. Volunteers formed the backbone of their son’s baseball league and daughter’s Girl Guide troop, and were the driving force behind family events like the Schomberg Fair and Main Street Christmas. Charity auctions and dinners, hosted by the local Lions Clubs, were another source of entertainment for the couple.

Time to lace up for the 10th annual Schomberg Country Run

The Anglican Parish of Lloydtown is holding the 10th Annual Schomberg Country Run this September to commemorate the late Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth and her commitment ...

Local girl raises funds to help zoo project

Six-year-old Charlotte Killman can’t wait to see the new Orangutan outdoor habitat at the Toronto Zoo. As a participant in the Toronto Oasis ZooRun, she is helping raise funds for the project.

Local artist challenges perceptions through illustrations

Giovannina Colalillo always wanted to be an artist, even as a young child. Born and raised in Toronto to creative parents who migrated from Italy, she moved to Schomberg 20 years ago with her husband and first child. “I was pregnant with my daughter at the time, and we wanted to raise our family in this quaint tight-knit community,” said Colalillo, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design who majored in illustration and art.

New King Bulletin e-newsletter to be published monthly

King Township has launched a brand new way of keeping citizens up-to-date on the latest King news. Called the King Bulletin, the e-newsletter will be ...

Council okays condo development in King City

Zancor Homes was given the green light to proceed with their six-storey condo development in King City. Councillors approved Zancor’s Official Plan amendment, allowing the height and densities associated with the project.

King to keep some facilities closed to end year

King is maintaining a “cautious and gradual” approach to its reopening. Township staff have been evaluating safe, contained and fiscally responsible measures in determining the re-opening plans of some indoor facilities, through to the end of 2020.

James Morning and Sons celebrates 50th anniversary

James Morning worked for King Township for 10 years. A standard 7 to 5 job in the 1960s. He always had the ambition of beginning his own business on the side. Why not? It’s some extra money. Thoughts began percolating within in his mind. What if this business turned into something big? He could pass it down to his children and begin not just a business, but a generational enterprise.

King mourns loss of Wilson Markle

The King community has lost a kind soul. Kingscross resident Wilson Markle passed away recently. He was 82. “I am extremely saddened by his passing, he was a good friend,” said King Mayor Steve Pellegrini.

King duo climbing the stairway to success, literally!

From the basement to the top floor, a King City duo are working their way to the top with their new business. Ben and Mark McLean created Benji Sleep, an online business with one simple mission – to provide the softest bed sheets, at a fair and reasonable price, directly to your door.

Sports

Junior A set to return in October, November

The OJHL released an update on Sept. 5, announcing the return of Junior A hockey in Ontario. The league is set to return in October or November with alternative start dates as well depending on the advice from provincial authorities and townships amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crash Sports padding up for the winter season

The Schomberg community has been valiant in supporting their own. The town defines what it truly means to bind together as a community. No, this isn’t a movie in case you were wondering. It is reality and that might not be what you hear very often.

Nobleton Lakes hosts the PGAO Championship

It’s not every day a public golf course hosts a prestigious event like the PGA of Ontario. It is, in fact, usually meant for membership golf courses to take the reins. It’s not for precedence or anything like that. It’s easier to relay to the club’s cohort, their course will be hosting a prestigious event. Who doesn’t like that kind of stuff, knowing your course is up for hosting pro golfers?

Reintroducing school sports will have to wait

Schools will have to deal with organized team sports this fall. The York school board and St. Andrew’s College have shed some light on what the fall season will look like.

Lions announce Grade 11 student as new captain

There’s a new body and mind at the helm of King City Secondary School’s hockey team. Graduating captain Carter Diceman passed the torch and the number 8 jersey over to Michael Critelli this past week.

Award winner Brent Morning is forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question he was going to learn how to skate and make it happen.

King City Basketball Club wants more for local children

Alessandro De Simone is a real estate agent by day. But once the Steve Madden dress shoes make their way to the closet and the suit precipitously flies on to the chair after a long day, he is a basketball enthusiast; maybe even a connoisseur.

Cardinal Golf Club celebrates 30th anniversary in style

Since this year’s opening on Victoria Day, it hasn’t been the most picturesque moment to begin the 30th anniversary for Cardinal Golf Club. Remaining patient through this difficult time has finally turned into a grateful reward. Not only has the club made booking your tee-times simple through their app the golf course is ensuring the safety of its players more than ever before. Also, players can enjoy and the opportunity to play “foot-golf” beginning this Friday.

King City’s Formula 4 star itching to return

King City native and 15-year-old Formula 4 driver Nicholas Christodoulou continues to train as the NACAM Championship’s restart is in limbo. The Scuderia Martiga driver says he spends his time at home on his racing simulator, exercising and watching movies.

AlteX Academy takes drones to a whole new level

If you are driving down Lloydtown-Aurora road and happen to see a sign named “AlteX Academy,” it might be worth passing by and having a look at some of the high-tech, proverbial drones that are available. Yes, those things.

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