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All eyes will be on Sochi for the next two weeks. Who will you be watching and cheering  for? Be sure to keep your eyes on Canada’s Cross Country Ski Team with our very own Len Valjas, native to Toronto, as he kicks and glides at the upcoming Olympic Games. Born and raised in Toronto, Lenny started skiing at an early age of 2 or … <entire article…>

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Symphony! of Stories – Sultans of String

Those attending a sold-out concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto on December 1st, were fortunate to have experienced the award winning Sultans of String celebrating the premier of their forth CD, “Symphony!” To perform the album live, the fi ve band members were joined by the Cathedral Bluff s Symphony Orchestra. Th is was a project three years in the making. Their original instrumentals off er … <entire article…>

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From the Halls of Degrassi to the Real Life of Luke Bilyk

For a young actor looking to get into the entertainment business, Degrassi: the Next Generation star, Luke Bilyk, has a valuable piece of advice, “Don’t ever give up”. “You may have to audition with 400 other actors,” he says, “all competing for the same role. But just always remember, they only have to say yes once, and your career is … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On the Move

Coming 4Cat Arts Studio – 2144B Queen St E Hair Ink Studio – 1578 Queen St E OMEGA Health + Fitness – 1089 Kingston Rd On Demand Printing – 1066 Kingston Rd Pizza Nova – 1614 Queen St E Sanderson Entertainment Law – 577 Kingston Rd Tuina – 2146 Queen St E Twin Image Hairdressing – 1001 Kingston Rd Wilkinson … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and You Could Win a $25 gift certificate to fido (1712A Queen St. E. location). Submit your answer by March 10, 12. Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. If we feature it in Beaches|life you will receive a X-mini Capsule Speaker from fido, 1712A Queen St. E. Congratulations … <entire article…>

Cold Winter, Hot Drink!

Wonderful, Warm and Sweet: Hot Chocolate After being out in the cold, tobogganing, walking or skiing, what better way to warm up with one of Canada’s sweetest treats, hot chocolate. Did you know that this comfort drink is not native to Canada, nor was it originally served hot? Chocolate was used in a beverage centuries before it was considered a candy or added to … <entire article…>

Your prediction of the OSCAR winners

Participate in our second annual Beaches|life Oscar contest and be entered into a draw for two movie passes. How to play: Go through the following list of nominees, choose your winners. Everyone who has at least three correct answers will be put into the draw. Good Luck! Best Picture: The Artist The Descendants Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close The Help Hugo Midnight … <entire article…>

You Ask…You Answer

Winner of… Congratulations to David Livingston-Lowe, the winner of our question from the December/January issue. The Glen Manor rink is maintained by local volunteers and is usually ready in late November or December, when cold weather conditions allow for natural ice making. You Asked… Where did Kingston Road get its name from? Does it have anything to do with the city of Kingston? Why does it end at … <entire article…>

Are you ready be Paperless?

Likely, everyone has been asked to go paperless for their bills, receipts and bank statements. Number one reason, it save trees. Like everything, there are pros and cons, and it takes some time for us to adopt a new system. Is going paperless always the best choice for you? Things to watch out for when going paperless: If you decide to go paperless, make sure … <entire article…>