Caped dogooder hits 905
Known as Brampton Batman, a man who has assisted law enforcement in the past and been wearing a black cape since high school, was spotted in Markham twice last month, with fans young and old. Like a proper dark knight, he’s a volunteer crime fighter with a secret identity. At 17, he helped the police catch a man wanted for credit card fraud at a local mall. Now Batman continues to help the police when possible and spreads anti-bullying messages.
Thornhill resident Teddy Nemoy will be selling over 500 items at the Let’s Kick Parkinson’s … The Kooky, Krazy, Fun Stuff Warehouse Sale. Plucked from his former marketing company’s 1950s soda shop showroom, the items will help raise money for Parkinson Society Ontario. The sale will be housed in a 2,400-square-foot warehouse belonging to the current landlord of Nemoy’s best friend, who has Parkinson’s disease. Look out for five-foot-tall figurines (think the Grinch), Toy Story banks and remote-controlled cars. The sale will also feature collectibles from Nemoy’s travels.
Live-streamed meetings are gaining traction in Richmond Hill with the number of viewers in 2014 ranging from 27 to 662. A pilot project that kicked off in March 2014, it has now expanded its use to cover all Richmond Hill Council and committee meetings. The cost has dropped from a predicted $478,533 in 2012 to about $6,000 a year for 2015. Transparency and accessibility to local politics is good business.
The Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club Inc., which has been enjoying the Crosby Park tennis facilities since the early 1970s, just submitted a new licence agreement to the town.