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Applewood Farm Winery opening new location on May 1, 2021

posted Friday, April 23, 2021

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Applewood Farm Winery first opened it’s doors in Stouffville in September of 2000. For the last 20 years, the winery has had a warm and comfortable atmosphere.  What started out as two young kids with an idea, has blossomed into a reality.  They offer a large tasting bar where you can sample award winning wine […]

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Stories from the Downtowns of Durham

posted Friday, April 16, 2021

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Downtowns of Durham offers residents and visitors a chance to explore the region’s many “main street” shops, restaurants and services virtually. The site also offers stories from local contributors highlighting businesses, exciting events and first-person accounts of cool Downtowns of Durham experiences. Durham Region is home to thirteen distinct ‘main street’ downtowns. From historic storefronts, […]

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War on Whiskey – Discover Durham Region’s Prohibition Past

posted Friday, April 9, 2021

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Jump in your jalopy and embark on an authentic journey through Durham’s prohibition past, while filling up on some lively libations and tasty food served to you by modern bootleggers. Pickering Museum Village, the Canadian Automotive Museum, Parkwood Estates and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery have partnered with Central Counties Tourism to bring the 1920s alive […]

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Pickering based “Mossify” is Lifting People’s Spirits and Plants

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

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It started when Mossify’s founder Lucas Picciolo worked a construction job. He was a machine operator and labourer for 39 houses in Pickering, Ont. and saw the extreme amount of wasted wood. Lucas said, “Tons and tons of perfectly good wood was thrown away on a weekly basis.” With this LARGE problem in mind, Lucas […]

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Art in Durham Region – snap a selfie, win a prize

posted Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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PineRidge Arts Council invites residents to “Snap a Selfie” with a sculpture! There are over 70 outdoor sculptures located in outdoor public spaces throughout Durham Region. Snap a selfie with one of the fabulous sculpture forms in your neighbourhood and share your photos on Facebook or Instagram with #SculpturesOfDurham. Selfies shared on Instagram are eligible for a prize. Contest […]

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Shayla’s Voice -family shares their story of a child with autism

posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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We are Sean and Annasha Martin and we appreciate the opportunity to share ‘Shayla’s Voice‘, our daughters’ journey with severe autism. Our family’s goal is to be her voice, as well as the voice of others, through our non-profit organization. We strive to not only bring awareness and support for the autism community, but to […]

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Shop Durham Region: New online marketplace for Durham businesses

posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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While major online shopping retailers continue to get bigger and busier, many locally-owned and operated retailers are struggling—a trend that is accelerating during the pandemic. The upcoming holiday shopping season will be critical for Durham’s small businesses, and that’s why the Region of Durham is pleased to announce the launch of a new multi-vendor e-commerce […]

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November Happenings in Durham

posted Friday, November 13, 2020

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Just in time for holiday shopping, the Shop Durham Region online marketplace is set to launch in November! Shop Durham Region will provide customers with a single platform where they can virtually explore and purchase products and services from participating businesses in Durham Region. Businesses are now being onboarded with many more expected to join […]

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Durham Region moves into Orange-Restrict category effective November 16, 2020

posted Friday, November 13, 2020

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The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer: “In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Durham Region. It’s a concerning trend; a reflection of the second wave that has been seen in many areas of Ontario. Today, […]

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Dnext: Durham Region’s new podcast series featuring innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs

posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Invest Durham, in partnership with Dnext, is excited to announce the Dnext Podcast—a new podcast series that focuses on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and reimagining the future of Durham Region in today’s everchanging business environment. As the innovation and entrepreneur’s podcast for Durham, host Paul Koidis will be joined by key speakers from across […]

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