August 2019 Archive

Antique bookstore in Schomberg welcomes bibliophiles

There’s something about browsing in an old bookstore that can’t be matched today. The smell and feel of old bindings and parchment speak volumes about humanity. For John Steinbeck, and Schomberg’s George Burt, there will never be enough books!

National Wakeboard Championship hits Spray Lake

Long known to draw in the best of the best, Spray Lake played host to the top wakeboarders ad wake skaters in the nation last weekend in the annual Canadian National Wakeboard Championship. Making use of both the boating area and the park’s unique straight line cable, riders competed for thousands of dollars in prize money over the four-day long event.

Firefighters host mixer Sept. 14

The Schomberg Firefighters Association, in partnership with Art Society King, is hosting a 19+ event called the Main Street Mixer at 214 Main in Schomberg ...

Municipal voices were heard at AMO conference

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa chalked up some huge wins for municipalities like King. King was well represented at the annual forum, attended by Mayor Steve Pellegrini and councillors Bill Cober, Debbie Schaefer, David Boyd and Jordan Cescolini. They hit the ground running at the conference, paying close attention to announcements made by provincial leaders.

We all need to try to curb food waste

“Food waste is an atrocity that is reducible, if not completely avoidable,” said Stephen Hough. It seems we are living in an era of waste in all areas of our lives. I have to agree wholeheartedly with Hough in that food waste is something we can’t ignore.

Royals win championship

After two convincing wins, weeks prior, in direct elimination games, the Royals earned a birth in the championship game Aug. 17. With a hard fought ...

Resident offers meticulous auto detailing

Keith Boynton isn’t happy unless he gets things spotless. His attention to the smallest of details led him to put Dirty Boy Auto Detailing into overdrive. The long-time King resident, with deep family roots in the area, offers full service detailing and he always goes above and beyond.

King ranks 4th in top richest communities

While it’s no surprise to local residents, King has made the list of richest communities in the country. Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada ranked hundreds of cities across the country based on several categories, including wealth. Once heralded as the most affluent community in all of Canada, King sits at 4th.

CDS graduate finds solace after U20 Pan Am injury

There are plenty of highs and lows in the athletic world, and Wilson O’Neill has experienced both extremes this summer. The Country Day School graduate was named to Team Canada for the Under-20 Pan Am Games in San Jose, Costa Rica, in June, set to compete in the 400-metre hurdles.

Young artist impresses art-lovers

A young Schomberg artist is being praised for her passionate, colourful abstract paintings. And she has yet to celebrate her second birthday! While many toddlers show a liking for artistic endeavours, Gabrielle Wojtiw’s creations show something much more than childish scribbles. Gabrielle first started painting at 5 months when a family friend and artist gave her free reign of her workshop.

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