Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Mother’s Day

In Canada, Mother’s Day is the most popular festival after Christmas and Valentines Day. People pay tribute to their mothers on this day and thank them for their life-long love and support. Mother’s Day is celebrated in over 40 countries around the world! The exact date of this holiday, however, varies from country to country. The way in which this … <entire article…>

Celebrating Easter

We Love a Parade In various cities in North America, Easter is celebrated with an annual parade. New Orleans: There are three parades: the Historic French Quarter Parade, the Chris Owens Parade and the annual Gay Parade. New York: Folks walk down Fifth Avenue wearing fancy Easter hats – “bonnets” in this annual parade which has been held since the … <entire article…>

WOW! Beachers Know Their Movies!

Thanks to everyone who sent us your Oscar winnig predictions. We were overwelmed with entries from enthusiastic “movie-goers”. Although no one picked  all eight winners, three did predict seven – amazing! Everyone with three or more correct answers was entered into the draw. The winner of four movie passes to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach is Anne West. The … <entire article…>

Wildflowers Springing Up Everywhere

Spring is a time when days are warm, but night temperatures may still drop below freezing. One of the first signs of spring is the number of flowers that begin to bloom, some even before the snow is gone. Brightly coloured buds push up through the soil, seduced by the longer days and warmer sun. Spring wildflowers have a tough … <entire article…>

Spring into a Fresh New Start

Spring in Canada is one of the most treasured seasons, partly because it’s so short and so beautiful. For a few short weeks, we have cool evenings, warmer days, and we watch the daylight hours growing longer. Best of all, gardens  and trees are covered in pale spring green buds and lacy blossoms. New leaves and spring flowers in vivid … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Canadian Pies – 798 Queen St. E. Divine Gelato Lounge & Coffee Bar – 2142 Queen St. E. Expedia CruiseShipCentres – 2255A Queen St. E. Home Hardware – 2305 Queen St. E. Jacket Potato & Cafe – 941 Kingston Rd. Master Technician – 2185 Gerrard St. E. Public Mobile – 2144 A Queen St. E. Vitality Compounding … <entire article…>

Hand over the remote mom and dad…. 10 MOVIES FOR KIDS!

To celebrate Beaches Living’s 4th Annual Kids Program Open House, Beaches|life hands over the remote control to the kids. These children and family friendly films are a mix of live action, traditional and computer animation and even a combination of live action with animation. So parents, give up the remote and enjoy these movies with your kids!

R U an Appoholic?

ap.po.hol.ic  adj. To be addicted to buying/ downloading apps for your smartphone. This includes daily searches for new interesting apps to download. (Urban Dictionary) While I was writing this, the Apple website was counting up to 10-billion downloaded apps from their App Store. I am sure many of you have a number of those 10-billion in the palm of your … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

December/January’s question is Veronica Taylor. “In the early 1800s, a road was commissioned to connect Toronto (then York) to Kingston and the settlements between. The road began on the east side of the Don  River, and for obvious reasons was called Kingston Road. It was completed in 1817. At that time, and for some time to come, Toronto’s eastern boundary … <entire article…>