Karen Newton – Publisher
Karen brings over 20 years of experience in the advertising business to her latest venture
publishing your local Coffee News – right here in Southern Georgian Bay, with four weekly
editions planned: The Blue Mountains & Meaford, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Stayner,
and finally Owen Sound. Karen is very active in the community having served on the board
of Beaver Valley Pre-School and now focusing her energy helping out the Beaver Valley
Outreach (BVO) where she serves as Vice-President and Fundraising Chair.
Karen and her husband, Glenn Stewart, were weekenders for a number of years before
moving up from Toronto in 2000 to own and operate the Golden Apple Bed & Breakfast on
Bruce Street in Thornbury. They now live around the corner on Alfred Street with their
Glenn remains active in the media sales side of the Canadian Television industry with almost 30
Years in the business. Glenn volunteers at BVO as time allows when he is not commuting to
the GTA and has ‘volunteered’ to help Karen work with area business owners and professionals
to improve their businesses through exclusive, effective, and affordable advertising in the local
editions of Coffee News.