Uxbridge ‘Story in Stone’ ready to be unveiled
by Nancy Melcher
A project that’s been over two years in the making is almost done. Local artist Fly Freeman has been carving four pieces of Indiana limestone at the museum grounds since June 2016. This limestone is the same type of stone that was used to build the Foster Memorial. Designed to depict the story of Uxbridge’s settlement history, the sculpture will stand at the front of the Township offices. It will be moved to its permanent home this week in advance of the official unveiling that will occur next Tuesday evening during the Opening Ceremonies of the Juried Art Show and Children’s Art Show.
Freeman responded to a “Call for Artists” submission from the Township Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC). She has worked by hand to create the relief carvings on each of the four sides of the sculpture, which is actually four separate pieces.
“The pieces fit together to form a cube. But such a cube of stone would be massive if not in pieces, unwieldly and fabulously expensive, so it was a way of doing a large piece by building it from four smaller sections,” Freeman explained.…continue reading…
Terry Fox Run is on this Sunday
September in Uxbridge means three things: school begins again, the Fall Fair happens, and the Terry Fox Run occurs. This Sunday, September 17, will mark the 34th year that the Run has taken place in Uxbridge. According to tireless organizer Maggie Ferraro, the Uxbridge run has raised $460,816.78 since the inaugural run in 1983.
“Last year we raised $28,058.35 on the morning of the run,” says Maggie.
“I support the organization and the Terry Fox run because its SINGLE MISSION is to fund innovative cancer research. There is no minimum donation for participation in the Run, and 82 cents of every dollar raised goes towards cancer research.”…continue reading…
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Notes from the September 11 Council Meeting
Thomas is tops in North America: Councillor Pam Beach announced that attendance at the Thomas the Train event in August was slightly up from last year, and that Uxbridge is second only to Chicago for having the highest attendance at the popular event in North America.…continue reading…
Uxbridge welcomes new family doctor to Toronto Street clinic
Uxbridge is finally getting a new doctor.
Dr. Michael Kim has decided to set up his family practice in Uxbridge. Dr. Kim completed his residency in Family Medicine this spring at Queen’s University.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
It feels more like fall than summer, so I guess it is only a matter of time and we will be putting the gardens to bed, checking the furnace and warming the house from the winter cold.
Fridays at the Foster come to an end on September 29. That date will feature Canadian Hit Parade songs from over the years. September 30 is a fundraiser for the Foster at 3 p.m., featuring the Tudor Choir.…continue reading…
Reeling About TIFF
People think a film festival is easy work, even fun. While I love my work, truly, it is damned tough work. Three or four films a day, sometimes five, missed dinner, living on coffee and bagels, lots of walking, dealing with unspeakably rude people, it is tough. But I would not wish to be doing anything else.
The Florida Project, the magnificent The Shape of Water, Stronger, Downsizing, Hostiles, The Disaster Artist, The Wife, Mudbound, and Chappaquidick are just some of the great films I have screened at this year’s TIFF (note: John’s reviews of all these films are available here at the cosmos.ca).…continue reading…