Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Raising Healthy Children

So many snack foods and candy that our children eat are brightly coloured with food dyes, specifically yellow dye #5 and Blue #2. Recent studies (and many not so recent ones), show negative effects on brain activity in children after they eat even small doses of such artificial food colourings. Hyperactivity, symptoms of ADD and ADHD, and shortened attention spans … <entire article…>

Flip-flops – “dangerous” fashion

Summer is a great time for strappy sandals, open-toed shoes, summer flats and, of course, flip-flops. Flip-flops have been a fashion trend of the summer and great for the hot weather. Although they look great, doctors have warned that they can be bad for your health. If you’re walking or standing for a long periods, or planning a stroll over … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… April’s question is Veronica Taylor. “Regarding the question ‘When and why did the original Woodbine Racetrack cease to exist?’  The original Woodbine Racetrack, located between Lakeshore and Queen Street East did not actually cease to exist. A new racetrack was built in 1956 in Etobicoke, and the name was transferred there, along with the thoroughbred racing. The Beach … <entire article…>

Fresh and Simple Summer Entertaining!

The months of June and July offer wonderful fresh local foods for everyone who is cooking, entertaining and eating locally! Beginning in May fresh produce from our area’s farms include asparagus, radishes, rhubarb and spinach, but come June a whole array of fruits and vegetables are ready to harvest. Green and yellow snap beans, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, salad greens, radicchio, … <entire article…>

Kids “Most Awesome” Summer Story Contest!

Kids: this is your opportunity to be a published author! Write us a story about your summer adventures. Two stories will be picked and published in Beaches|life magazine, October/November issue. There will be two age categories, up to 12 years of age and 13 to 16 years of age, with one winner from each group. Your story can be anything … <entire article…>

Summer on the Beach

The place to be on June 27 Don’t get caught in the G20 shutdown – come to Let’s beach! 2010 a fun summer celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, dance, barbeque, shop the beach, silent art auction, meet and mingle with fellow Beachers and much more. Location: Balmy Beach Club Date/Time: June 27, 1-6 pm For detailed information visit … <entire article…>

What may feel like a NO, is a big YES!

What do you get when you combine an actress and a rabbi? The answer is Tracey Erin Smith. Critics have described Tracey’s one-woman show The Burning Bush as “brilliantly funny,” “provocative and hilarious.” She has taken this award-winning comedy across Canada and to off-off Broadway. From a very young age Tracey wanted to become a rabbi. The choice made sense … <entire article…>

Wave it. Map it. Celebrate it!

Canada’s flag is one of the most distinguishable icons in the world.  Unlke our U.S. neighbours, we’re not  always seen as big “flag wavers”. But think back to how you felt last February when our Olympic team won all those medals – men’s hockey, skating, skiing, women’s hockey, and more! Let’s relive the moment when this country was united by … <entire article…>

Drag & Drop

Turn emails into tasks or appointments instantly Outlook or Mail, as well as most email/calendar programs, makes it easy to drag emails directly onto your digital calendar and task list. This means you can set up appointments and manage your tasks with one click. It preserves your original message and all the details. When you review your electronic To Do … <entire article…>