Tottenham, ON Real Estate News

By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Our local soccer house league started on Monday with a resounding "thud" as thunderstorms and heavy rain washed out the initial practice.  My son's Coach, Tracy, called an impromptu practice last night at a soccer field in Tottenham to meet and familiarize herself with her new team.  Those of us that could make it found the evening cool (seasonally COLD) and damp.  Alec and Iarrived at 6:45 pm, he was full of energy ready to start his third year.  As a seasoned parent, I come prepared, bringing water, lawn chairs, bug spray and an assorted pack of supplies.  The parents of one of the boys who were new to the league had arrived just after I did.  I noticed they did not bring lawn chairs and offered them chairs.  I walked back to my car and brought two lawn chairs for them.  They seemed a...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Wednesday May 18th started out like most days in the last week, gray sky and raining... It was promising to be a busy day and I had to get started early.  I decided to stop at Tim Horton's in Tottenham and get breakfast at the drive-thru.  I wanted the Sausage Biscuit, but opted for the healthier Homestyle Oatmeal and milk (my first good choice of the day ;-) I drove up to the window to pay and asked what was the bill for the Pick up truck behind me, and was told $5.72.  I told the lady to add it to mine and received my change, got my breakfast to go and headed off to my office for breakfast. I am not sure what the reaction was from the person in the truck behind me was, I hope my action put a smile on their face... but my little act of generosity had the effect of picking me up on what...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Ontario's top family festival, the 28th Annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival will take place in the natural amphitheatre by the Tottenham Pond at the Tottenham Conservation Area just west of Tottenham, ON on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2011 View Larger Map Bluegrass Events occur: Bluegrass Jam Night every monday night at The Man of Yorke (11 Mill St E Tottenham 905.936.4486) HOMETOWN BLUEGRASS - 8:00 pm June 14, 2011 at The Man of Yorke FESTIVAL SPONSORS NIGHT - 7:30 pm June 16, 2011 at the Tottenham Legion (32 Richmond St E, Tottenham) 2011 Festival Line-up Includes: Audie Blaylock and Redline Bill White and White Pine Concession 23 General Store Hometown Bluegrass Honeygrass J.D. Crowe and The New South Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Saturday April 30th, 2011 - Get your tickets fast! The 33rd Annual Tottenham C.R.I.C. Car Draw and Dance will take place at the Tottenham and District Community Centre. Last year the event was a sellout with 1000 tickets sold! This event will feature Dinner and Silent Auction, DJ, Live Music and Dancing. UFC 129 will be featured on the big screen starting at 9 pm. Tickets will be drawn and prizes awarded periodically and culminating with the grand prize of a 2011 Honda Civic DX-G awarded to the last ticket drawn. Tickets are $60.00 each and are good for four people.  They are available for purchase at the following local merchants: Home HardwareTottenham FoodlandTottenham CleanersFeehely Gastaldi & SwitzerMcGoey's InsurancePrudential RonanSmith & AssociatesMan of Yorke Mary Catherine's ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
2010 Annual Christmas Parade!!!!! The Annual Tottenham Christmas Parade will be taking place December 4th, 2010 at 10:00am. Grab some hot chocolate and come out with your family for a fun filled day, I hear Santa Claus will be making an apearance!!! Also at 6:00pm, come join us for the Tour of Lights at Keogh park. The holidays are fast approaching, time to get into the holiday spirit!!! Santa Claus Express Last year's Tottenham Christmas Parade
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The various soccer leagues of New Tecumseth had a tournament at Mel Mitchell Sports Field in Beeton.  It housed many soccer fields and one Football field and today was packed full of local soccer players. It was an absolutely wonderful day to be outside and the day started at 9:00 am sharp. My son, Alec played in the Under Six Mixed League sponsored by the Tottenham Dairy Queen.   Here are some pictures of some of the other leagues also playing today... I was very impressed by the coaches and all the volunteers who gave of their expertise and their time and of the results witnessed.  My son played in a league last year, his first, but really did not develop. This year, he played games on Mondays and practiced on Thursdays.  You could see his development week to week and it was really no...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Just came back from a celebration at a local Tottenham Church, Hillside Community Church. We were first introduced to ministries at this local church by a friend of mine whose son participated in "BG Club" on Friday evenings during the school year.  The idea intrigued and I told my wife about it.  We sent Alec, then 5, to the club in early April and the rest is history.  He loved it.  It was good wholesome fun and Alec enjoyed the Bible based life lessons he was learning in an activity based environment featuring movies, stories, music and games. We enrolled Alec in VBS (Vacation Bible School), a half-day (9am - 12 noon) program called "High Seas Expedition" that ended today. Each day he participated in activities with over all Bible based themes, built various crafts (some he brought h...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Where: Tottenham Conservation Area, Tottenham, Ontario View Larger Map When:   July 4th, 2010   8:00 am -> 4:00 pm Registration: 8:00 am - 11:00 am - 14 Classes Swimming and Camping Available!!! Live Entertainment! for more information: www.tottenhamcarshow.com While in Tottenham on Sunday July 4th, enjoy a family friendly free concert featuring: Hometown Bluegrass Where: at the Keogh Park Band Shell on Mill Street East              (south of the Tottenham Fire Station.View Larger Map When:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
About 3 hours have passed, and I think I am finally warming up... We were out early this morning putting on the final touches on our float for the parade.  It really was not that cold, but perhaps I could have dressed more weather appropriate.  Any guesses on which one is my son? I left my wife and son on the float and headed for a place on the route where I could take some pictures. Was taking pictures of most of the floats when my camera started warning me that the battery was low.  Perhaps I should have charged it fully last night.  Live and learn, c'est la vie.   Luckily my Blackberry had some juice left in it ... I would never let its battery run dry ;-) And of course... the BIG MAN himself Here is our Prudential Ronan Realty Float - just heard (unofficially) that we won 2nd prize ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Tottenham is the place to be December 5th, 2009!!! The day will start with Tottenham's Annual Christmas Parade starting at 10 am.  This year's theme will be "An Old Fashioned Christmas" celebrating Tottenham's 125th Anniversary. If you act fast, there are still seat are still available for the Santa Claus Express running weekends until Christmas. After enjoying the town for the day, cap it all off with our Annual Tour of Lights festivities.  Entertainment and hayrides will be part of the festivities in Keogh Park on December 5th @ 6 pm. Keogh Park View Larger Map While you are here, why don't you drop by my office and say "Hi".
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Want to soak up some small town Christmas Spirit? Experience to "magic" of Christmas with you and your loved ones in Tottenham Ontario. View Larger Map Ride the Santa Claus Express!!! Book now for Train Rides December 5th @ 2:30 (come early and see Tottenham's Annual Christmas Parade - An Old Fashioned Christmas @ 10 am) or another time weekends in December before Christmas. Other informative Links: Local Real Estate Tottenham Tottenham's Annual Christmas Parade
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Do you live in Orangeville, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Bradford or Newmarket? Are you looking for some fun family local entertainment this Saturday Night?The Time: 7:00 pm Saturday November 21stThe Place:  Downtown Tottenham View Larger Map The Event:  Light Up Tottenham is part of the Communities in Bloom - Winter edition WinterLights - an across Canada community event. WinterLights New TecumsethWant to do something Saturday night that the whole family will enjoy?  You might find its worth the drive to Tottenham to join in the festivities =)
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Queen Street in Tottenham will be the place to be at 10 am on Saturday December 5 for this years Christmas Parade. Tottenham is a village in the Town of New Tecumseth, located in Southern South Simcoe, approximately 3 miles north of Highway 9 between Highway 27 and Highway 50. View Larger Map There usually are more than 30 floats in the parade and this years theme is Tottenham's Old Fashioned Christmas in honour of Tottenham's 125th Anniversary. Looking for a pleasant family outing and want to soak up some of that local rural town feeling, mark December 5th @ 10 am on your calendar.  You'll be glad you came. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top two community and commercial group floats.  For more information or to register a float call (905) 936-4100 or e-mail tottenhamch...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Another of the many rural villages north of the GTA, Tottenham is one of three villages that make up the town of New Tecumseth (the others being Beeton and Alliston). Known for its Tottenham Bluegrass festival held in June each year at the Tottenham Conservation Area (Jun 18-20, 2010)  Tottenham is also the home of one of the few remaining Steam Engine Locomotives in Ontario.  Themed rides are available at various times during the year, Halloween rides are on this weekend Oct 23rd and 24th. For more information visit South Simcoe Railway Other informative links are: Tottenham Real Estate Tottenham Conservation Area Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority History of Tottenham Town of New Tecumseth My Home Office
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By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
I took the plunge finally. Realtors are golfers. Realty companies have charity golf tournaments. If you want work with Realtors, you should golf. I usually sponsor a hole or donate a home staging consultation for the silent auction as I don't play golf. But this time it was going to be different. I decided that I was going to play golf and take my mortgage broker, Nick Lecuyer from Dominion Lending, with me for moral support and networking reasons. Now you may think that this was either a stroke of brillance (no pun intended) or complete lunacy on my part. You see, I am what they call athletically challenged. Ride a bike, crash into a parked car. Try skiing, I end up in heap on the bunny hill with my children laughing so hard they can't offer me a hand to get up. You get the picture. As...
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