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Holiday House Tour of Georgetown

The United Way of Halton Hills held its annual Holiday House Tour on Nov. 22. Tickets were $30 each, and let you take a self-guided tour of six Georgetown houses that had been decorated inside and out, for Christmas. In addition, the ticket price included a light lunch at Knox Presbyterian Church, where vendors offered
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Spring 2014: Our Annual Gardens Special

We’re very proud of our Spring 2014 issue. This is our largest ever, and at 64 pages, it has been my goal to grow to this size. Readers and our viewers now really have something to get their teeth into! Here is a peek at the four main feature articles in it. Half are dedicated
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Exterior Christmas Decorating Ideas from United Way of Halton Hills’ Tour

Looking for ideas to dress up the exterior of your home? Study the photos below. These six houses were part of this year’s United Way of Halton Hills’ Holiday House Tour. Photos by Mike Davis. What do you like about these houses? Do you have a favourite?  

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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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