Author: Jeff Jones

Markville’s music program leads with opportunities

As the new kid on the block, Markville Secondary School’s music department has sometimes flown under the radar. The tradition of excellent student opportunities in music goes back as long as there have been schools in Markham. Great music at Markham High goes back for over a century and Unionville High School has had a renowned program there now for more than three decades.  Markville’s music program started when the school opened in 1990 and has steadily grown into one of the larger and most comprehensive music programs in the province. “Our goal from the outset has always been...

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Markham Museum readies for seasonal fun

Markham Museum is offering programs that mix a desire for renewal and change with the history and traditions of the community. First up this fall is the opening of Geared For Growing. This family-friendly exhibit takes visitors on an exploration of Markham’s Agricultural history. In fact, most of Markham’s populace used to work on farms. Many hands-on displays show and explain the simple machines that help most farm equipment function in order to plant, cultivate and harvest. Geared For Growing also tells the story of a secret agricultural research facility that once operated in Markham. From there, the vital...

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Local actor finds a bigger stage

Starting your performance career in ballet class at a dance studio in Stouffville may not, at first glance, seem like a certain path to Hollywood success but Amy Forsyth is well on her way to proving it possible. The Markham born actress is a veteran of local theatre companies Unionville Theatre Company, Markham Youth Theatre and City Youth Players but is now lighting up TV screens across North America. Appearances on Degrassi: The Next Generation and the CW’s Reign garnered her great reviews and led her to a leading roll in the popular American series, The Path (which aired...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Varley Art Gallery

    November 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  2. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  3. Markham Little Theatre

    November 15 - November 18
  4. Markham Santa Claus Parade

    November 25
  5. Pinocchio

    November 25