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Eggapalooza in Richmond Green Park

The Easter Bunny rules this weekend, April 19 to 21 at Richmond Green Park. Bring the family and hunt for brightly coloured eggs. The weekend’s filled with other spring-themed activities too. Go kite flying, play games, try your hand at making crafts, take a train ride and visit a petting zoo. A mini-spring bonnet parade [...]

2019-04-17T18:27:44+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Local scene|

Adding native plants to your landscape is smart

Make this the year you add native plants to your garden or landscaping. They’re not only easy to grow but they add colour and beauty to any space. Take a workshop on creating a garden design that includes native plants on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It’s part of Richmond Hill’s Healthy [...]

2019-04-11T01:08:07+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Local scene|

Covernotes Coffee House, c’est fantastique!

Right next to Richmond Hill’s Centre for Performing Arts, you’ll find a coffeehouse with more to it than just delicious organic locally roasted coffee and treats. The setting couldn’t be more charming, a restored historic school. Even better, while you sip an espresso or a Matcha tea, Covernotes Coffee House is your place to host [...]

2019-04-03T21:45:19+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Local scene|

Spring Sweets Pop-Up at Hillcrest Mall

Ready for something sweet? Why not? Spring’s in the air in Richmond Hill. Birds are chirping, days are longer now and just a little balmier. It may be time to do something indulgent to welcome in the new season. If you lived at Avenue Towns, you’d be just down the street from the many shops [...]

2019-03-27T21:27:45+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Local scene|

Spring is here!

Meteorologists tell us that this year, spring in southern Ontario looks chilly until just after early April. That’s when balmy temperatures float in from the west, bringing us those warmer days at last. Spring officially announced itself today, March 20, at 5:58 p.m. And this year, the spring equinox is marked by a full moon. [...]

2019-03-20T23:30:36+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Local scene|

Maple Syrup by Lamplight’s a real treat

It’s twilight, the air’s crisp on a perfect spring evening. You’re walking through a forest of maple trees adorned with sap buckets. Tonight’s the night you find out how delicious maple syrup is created, right from the sugar maple tree to your plate. Maple Syrup by Lamplight is a guided tour of the sugar bush [...]

2019-03-13T22:46:26+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Local scene|

Hoot and howl in the woods this March 1

Wrap yourself up for an evening in the dark woods this Friday, March 1! It’s all happening at the Elgin West Community Centre and Pool and of course, the woods. Indoors, learn about the fascinating habits of owls and coyotes and then head outside into the forest to see if you can call the creatures [...]

2019-02-28T22:42:47+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Local scene|

Farm Fest Ontario at Heritage Centre

If you enjoy going to farmers’ markets, love farm-to-table dining or visiting working farms, then this exhibit is for you! On until March 30 at the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, Farm Fest Ontario looks at farms and what they do for us. This province is filled with stories of farm life with its challenges and [...]

2019-02-20T22:12:46+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Local scene|

Valentine’s Day means flowers

Living at Avenue Towns so close to Hillcrest Mall means that you can personally make the trip to the florist for your Valentine’s Day bouquet. While red roses top the list of most popular flowers to give on February 14, other flowers send special messages to loved ones. Peonies are associated with romance, prosperity and [...]

2019-02-14T01:41:02+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Local scene|