Author Archives: Ted

Enjoy Entertainment in the Beaches in a New Way!

Beaches Entertainment Pass my Pass For $20 per single pass, enjoy a weekday* evening movie at the Fox Theatre and get a $17 certificate for one of our selected, local participating businesses (including shops and restaurants). *Single movie passes are valid for Monday through Thursday only. my Family Pass For $40 per family pass, enjoy a Saturday* afternoon matinee at … <entire article…>

Good things do grow in Ontario

The best time for seasonal fresh produce. Apples: August, September, October Apricots: July, August Asian Veggies: June, July, August, September, October Asparagus: June Beans: June, July, August, September, October Beets: July, August, September, October Blueberries: June, July, August, September Broccoli: June, July, August, September, October Brussels Sprouts: September, October Cabbage: June, July, August, September, October Carrots: July, August, September, October … <entire article…>

Web printing the “Smart” way

Are you tired of wasting paper and expensive printer inks on numerous web pages when all you needed was a section or two? Smart Web Printing by HP is your answer to savings. Visit and download/install the free Windows-based software. Select the text and graphics you need and save a list of clips. Combine the clips you saved onto … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

I have always loved this old weathered arched wooden doorway.  It seems so magical and mysterious and makes me wonder about the “secret garden” that I imagine lies on the other side. I especially love it in summer when it becomes almost hidden by the tumble of foliage and flowers. Then it becomes even more “my secret spot”.    – Fran … <entire article…>

Energy Star – Did you know?

Energy Star® labels are found on over 40 product categories North American consumers saved over 12 billion dollars in 2005 with Energy Star® products Currently, Ontario residents do not pay the P.S.T. when buying new Energy Star® appliances (special government exemption program). To find out more about Energy Star®, visit

Ways to get loyal customers

Do Good And Tell There is an ever increasing competition for business and environmental care. It’s all about building customer relationships and loyalties. The more customers know what good things you are doing for them, their neighbours and the environment, the more likely they will become a loyal customer. Here are three easy tips to follow to help make and … <entire article…>

Strawberry Soup – Fast and easy to prepare!

Ingredients 6 cups (1.5 L) just-picked strawberries, cleaned and sliced 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract Light version: use 1% plain yogurt and substitute whole milk for cream. Preparation Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender, process until smooth. Chill for one … <entire article…>

5 ways to score a better summer holiday for your kids

Summer holidays means no homework, no regular classes and lots of time and options for young people. 1.  Learn one new sport As well as improving fitness and well-being, participating in athletics is a great confidence-builder.  It also helps build teamwork and strategic thinking. 2. Meet five new friends who are not from your class This is a great way … <entire article…>

Bring your parents to… the Beaches 1st Kids Program Open House

Come to learn about and explore kids programs available in the Beaches. Meet face to face with program organizers, teachers, coaches, etc.  Featured programs include: Music, Sports, Arts, Science, Camps, Tutors, Playgroups, Daycares, Preschool Programs  and much more… Event Details: Date:    Tuesday July 8, 2008 Time:    5 pm – 8 pm Location:    Beaches Recreation Centre Gym , 6 Williamson Rd … <entire article…>