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Happy Chanukah !

Happy Chanukah: Find Out What Chanukah Is All About! Hanukkah or Chanukah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. Also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which usually falls in late November to January on the secular calendar.  In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means "dedication."    Chanukah ...

Christmas in Markham

As the holidays draw near, you may be feeling yourself in a festive mood. Taking a walk along Main Street Markham or Main Street Unionville and you will feel even more so. With the historic buildings and the streets and store fronts adorned with beautiful garlands and lights, you will feel like you have been transported to a Victorian village. If you enjoy the outdoors, explore one of Markham’s ...

Alzheimer Disease

Markham is a community that offers a variety of programs that makes it a place well suited for people with different needs. The Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Center, for example, located at 2900 Steeles Avenue East, offers a free monthly program for those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers as an avenue for its participants to socialize, ...

Art Gallery of Markham

In today’s blog we return to our discussion of things to do in and around Markham. From now until January 11, 2015, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham will be holding “The Varley Story.” At the heart of the event is Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969), who is often hailed as the founder of the famous Group of Seven artists. The Varley Story tells the captivating and colourful life ...

Diwali In Richmond Hill, Brampton & Toronto

Happy Diwali To All Of Our Friends & Family  Diwali is a very significant celebration in the Indian culture. It consists of fireworks and lights celebrations and prayers. These traditions signify the premise of the celebration that is light over darkness or good over evil. The five day celebration commencing October 23, 2014 and running for five days is practiced by various sects of ...

Rosh Hashanah To All

... a good and blessed year! The head of the year is upon us, the first of the days of awe in the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar.  Welcome Rosh Hashanah!  For two days the anniversary of mans creation (Adam and Eve) will be in celebration.  It’s a time to become aware of humanity’s role in the world. When the Shofar is blown and heard, which is a hollowed ...

Smart Commute Week

If you are shopping for a new home, the so-called “liveability” factor of a community is very important. Areas such as Markham and Richmond Hill are often ranked high on the liveability scale, which is in part a result of Smart Commute, a program by Metrolinx and the municipalities of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area that strives to reduce traffic congestion and to improve the overall ...

Bradford Century 21 Gives Back: Charity Golf Tournament Helps Child With Therapies

 Emily's Day: Bradford Children's Charity Fund 2014 Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation A cheque presentation was held at Century 21 from The Bradford Children’s Charity Fund Annual Golf Tournament, to support a local child in need from the area of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The Tournament on June 20th of this year supported a local child in Bradford West Gwillimbury named Emily ...

Sewing

Markham prides itself in the variety of classes and programs year-round, which have helped its residents of all ages develop strong friendships and discover new hobbies.  One such example is a children’s sewing class offered by the Markham Guild of Village Crafts near Markham Road and Highway 7, where students will be guided in making various projects. There are two classes offered, both ...

Markham Auto Classic

This week’s feature on things to do in the Markham area is geared towards car, motorcycle or truck enthusiasts. The Markham Auto Classic is will be back for its 15th annual run on Sunday, September 7 from 10am to 5pm on Main Street Markham, north of Highway 7.  Over 300 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, street machines and race cars will be on display, and awards will be given to vehicles ...
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