Spring is in the air as new festival comes to town
by Roger Varley
Joanne Richter of The Second Wedge Brewing Co. told Uxbridge council Monday morning that a new spring festival is coming to town in April.
Ms. Richter said the event, called Springtide Music Festival, will feature about 50 bands and solo musicians playing in a variety of venues in the downtown area, including a number of restaurants and stores.
She explained that the idea was born from a visit she made to Stouffville’s recent Wintersong, which she described as being “well organized and dynamic.” Ms. Richter noted that a number of Uxbridge musicians performed at the Stouffville festival. She said the Uxbridge event will use Stouffville’s Epidemic Music Group, which led the organizing of Wintersong, to help make Springtide a success.
The event will take place on April 20 and 21.
“We will have our own branding, our own music lineup and . . .our own venues,” she said, noting that the organizers have started a non-profit group called The Back Forty to launch the festival.…continue reading…
Easy app puts post-emergency room treatment plan in the palm of patients’ hands
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
You say you can’t understand all the things you’re supposed to do once you’re released from the hospital? Don’t worry, there’s an app for that!
Dash MD is a new way for patients at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital to follow up on their aftercare plan once they’ve visited the emergency department (ED) at the hospital. Now, instead of being handed stacks of pamphlets and papers, all the information and tools needed to manage care and connect to the appropriate care providers are in one app on your phone.
The app, which was developed by a Toronto company, was piloted in Markham-Stouffville Hospital, and much of the information users will find on the app has been compiled and contributed by doctors who work at the Uxbridge site.
“Dash MD is meant to reduce the staff load and give the power of healthcare to the patient,” explains Andrew Schellenbach, a project manager with the Office of Innovation at MSH.
“It’s designed to be very easy to navigate, and shows the patient through treatment and aftercare solutions.”…continue reading…
Uxbridge man dead after Reg. Rd. 1 accident
A 27 year-old Uxbridge man has died after sustaining serious injuries following a car accident on the evening of Monday, February 5.
The accident, which involved two vehicles, occurred on Regional Road 1 just north of Sandford Road in Uxbridge. According to police reports, a green Dodge Caravan was northbound on Regional Road 1 when it collided with a red Volkswagen Golf that was southbound on the same road.
The 27 year-old driver of the Volkswagen Golf was treated at the scene and then transported to a local hospital. He was subsequently transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre for further treatment. He succumbed to his injuries a few days later.
The name of the man is being withheld at the family’s request.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
It has been a cold winter but with the temperatures warming up (a wee bit) it is nice to get out, and there are so many activities to do in the winter, it is hard to pick which one to do first! You can build a snowman with the kids, go for a hike or enjoy that hot cup of tea in the sun on the back porch watching the kids build a fort or go skating in Walter Taylor Park (the “north park”).
During March Break there will be a theatre group/camp for children in the Community Centre. You can register by calling 647-458-3125 or go online to contact@firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed the Registration Fair at the Arena on February 7, don’t fret! This one was for any spring registrations. The Registration Fair happens twice a year, and the next one will be held on September at the community hall in the Arena. The whole family can register for various activities in one evening. If you are interested in having a table at the next Registration Fair, please give me a call 905-640-3966 or email email@example.com…continue reading…