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Fresh fall feast

With summer drawing to a close, there’s no better time to celebrate the organic bounty grown on Ontario’s farms. The 20th annual Feast of Fields returns to the Kortright Centre for Conservation Sunday after more than a decade. The event is a showcase of organic food and drink, this year featuring 40 chefs, about 20 or so wineries and breweries, and a farmers’ market.

Pets’ lives changed, too

The lives of many Vaughanians — human and animal — were changed forever by last week’s tornado. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was on scene the morning after the storm to help care for pets evacuated from their damaged homes.

Cleanup underway but school won’t be ready Sept. 8

Students at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School and their parents face a change in their back-to-school routine come Sept. 8. The Woodbridge school was in the path of the tornado that ripped through the city last week and will not be ready in time for the start of the academic year, the York Catholic District School Board announced Thursday.

‘Like a scene out of a movie’

What began as a story about the awesome and indiscriminate power of nature quickly became a story of neighbour helping neighbour. Last Thursday, sometime before the supper hour, a ferocious F2 tornado packing a minimum punch of 180 kilometres an hour skipped across Vaughan, tearing roofs from houses, uprooting trees and scarring the communities of Woodbridge and Maple.

Produce blooms at local market

Market Lane to host nearby food growers, vendors on June 20 Something fresh is about to sprout at Woodbridge’s Market Lane. On June 20, Ontario farmers from the Kettleby, Innerkip and Brampton areas will setup shop alongside fair-trade coffee and organic chocolate vendors, among others,

Volunteers help thrift shop thrive

“Good morning,” Anne Vandrie says to someone who’s just walked into Pennywise Thrift Shop on a Monday morning. “Customers are coming in,” she says before turning her attention back to the visitor. “Good morning. Wonderful. Thank you very much.”

Looking back to see the future

Protecting Woodbridge’s past will secure the village’s future. That’s the idea behind the city’s move to create the Woodbridge Heritage Conservation District, Vaughan’s fourth after Thornhill, Maple and Kleinburg-Nashville.

Quick arrests made after Woodbridge home invaded

Uniformed and Canine Unit officers made two quick arrests in connection with an armed home invasion in Woodbridge Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:10 p.m. on Jan. 13, two suspects in disguises forced their way into a home on Davos Rd., police say. One was armed with a handgun, the other with a crowbar.

Boutiques buoyed at runway show

What started as a cool bit of self-promotion for one Woodbridge business quickly changed into a fashionable cross-promotional runway show for many. Normand Richer’s original idea was to hold something of a modest open house on Nov. 29 for Aesthetic Therapies Laser Clinic, which he owns with his wife Patricia Gomez. That was before the Nov. 8 Fashion Takes Action Green Gala in Toronto.

Farmer plows on in Woodbridge

Paul Ekstein is one of a dwindling breed in Vaughan. At 74 years young, the farmer and cattleman still grows his crops and raises his Holsteins, even as the urban jungle sprouts up around his Woodbridge farm at a blazing pace.