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Niagara Escarpment Mural Artist Robert Johannsen

I just learned about the artist responsible for a huge mural depicting the Niagara Escarpment that has been on an exterior wall in downtown Georgetown for years. Robert Johannsen recently contacted me about an exhibition he’s having this month, and I took the opportunity to find out about this iconic mural. I asked Johannsen how
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Classics Against Cancer 26th Annual Car Show

Here’s a guest post written by Chris Miller, about a terrific event held in Georgetown: Way back in 1988 a group of local car enthusiasts began hosting this exciting event. Well-known local businessman Neil Young got together with fellow enthusiasts and volunteers with the local cancer society planned a classical concert and garden party but
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2012 United Way of Halton Hills Christmas House Tour

Six homes were decorated for Christmas for the United Way of Halton Hills House Tour held on Nov. 17. All photos here by Mike Davis. The Bak residence in Glen Williams has a large, sunny family room off the kitchen. The open kitchen was the reason the Baks bought the house. All decorating was done
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Georgetown Horticultural Society 2012 Garden Tour

Last Sunday, June 24, we went on the Georgetown Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour. We enjoy wandering through gardens, especially when others have worked so hard to create and then to maintian such beautiful spaces. Every one is so different, reflecting the property and taste of the owners. It’s obvious how much work goes into preparing
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CLASSICS AGAINST CANCER 25th ANNIVERSARY

Georgetown has a long tradition of hosting car shows to benefit cancer research. Here’s news about this year’s show. On Father’s Day June 17 this year we will be holding our 25th (silver) event. Way back in 1988 was when the show was formulated. A group of local auto enthusiasts began hosting the annual event.
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Charles Hildebrandt 1925 to 2012

My father, and a contributor to the magazine, died yesterday. Here’s his obituary: At Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, on April 17, 2012, Charles, aged 87, of suspected lung cancer (mesothelioma). A lifelong naturalist and conservationist, he emigrated from Germany in 1951, later opening Charles Hildebrandt Insulation Ltd., with offices in Toronto, Sudbury and Kitchener. He served
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Andrew Gilpin Crowns Georgetown Choral Society Concert

Have you heard of Andrew Gilpin? A full house at The Georgetown Choral Society’s (GCS) Christmas concert on Dec. 10 was treated to Gilpin’s magnificent composition to the Latin Gloria, the ancient prayer of the mass of the Christian church.      Gilpin is a Wunderkind, a young man who was entirely home schooled and a
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Customer Appreciation Day by Escarpment Views

Escarpment Views will host a Customer Appreciation Day for advertisers and subscribers on Sat. Oct. 1 at Orchard House near the Niagara Escarpment in the country north of Georgetown. Weather permitting, we will lead a short hike or walk through part of the nearby Niagara Escarpment, followed by a buffet supper.      If you are
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Georgetown Choral Society on the Niagara Escarpment

     “If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise.” This line from the song “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic,” – correct me if I’m wrong – went through my head as Mike and I took a short stretch of The Bruce Trail at Limehouse recently to meet members of the
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Take a Coffee Break® & Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Coffee Break® supports programs for half a million Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  One in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.        Coffee Break® is the Alzheimer Society’s major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise
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