Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Star Gazing – Shooting Stars

A meteor shower is expected from October 15 to 29. Astronomers predict up to 20 to 25 meteors per hour on the night of October 21. Another meteor shower (The Leonids) takes place November 14 through 20. The best night for viewing will be November 17.

World Pasta Day

Thursday, October 25, is World Pasta Day. The primary purpose of World Pasta Day is to promote the culinary and nutritional benefits of pasta. It’s believed that pasta has been around for at least several thousand years. Pasta making utensils have been found in Etruscan tombs and ancient Roman archaeological sites making it likely that pasta has been eaten by … <entire article…>

Laura DiBattista – News Anchor, Health Specialist and Hometown Girl

Laura DiBattista, no stranger to Torontonians, is a life-long resident of the Beaches. When she is not in front of the camera, researching current health topics  or on assignment, Laura loves to work out at the Balmy Beach Club, spend time with family (daughter, husband, mom, sister) and friends, and especially enjoys having family meals together. As part of a … <entire article…>

The Autumn Fair

Getting the Most out of Fall Autumn in Ontario is one the most beautiful times of the year with warm days, cooler evenings and a dazzling display of rich fall colours in all directions.  From country fairs to picking apples, from hiking in the woods, mushroom picking to star gazing, there are so many fun things to do during this … <entire article…>

When was the last time you took a real vacation?

Vacation, vacation, vacation, by definition: Leisure time, away from work, devoted to rest or pleasure. Whether you work for someone or have your own business, many worry that something is going to happen while they’re away and that without them there  the business would collapse. Are we really so indispensable? The magical thing is, without you, the chaos at work … <entire article…>

Saving time with Auto Fill Online Forms… a very bright idea

Tired of manually entering your name, address and other details into website forms all the time? There is a better way – let your browser do the work for you. Browsers can enter many common details into any online form using standard browser settings. For MAC Safari Users: Choose Preferences in the Safari menu Click on Auto Fill Tab Check … <entire article…>

The 1st annual Let’s beach! was a great fun event

Visit the photo gallery at for all the fun! Thank you to our local businesses that helped make this event a great success…   Title Sponsor: Budget Blinds Event Sponsors: Gymboree Play & Music, Fuel Catering Company, Have Camera, Will Travel, Maria Minna, MP, Michael Prue, MPP, Midoco Art & Office Supplies, Totto Spa Participating Businesses: Budget Blinds,, … <entire article…>

Differentiate Bad Taste from the Art of Graffiti

It seems like today there is more and more bad graffiti (tags) throughout our neighbourhoods. It has become a major challenge to keep our communities clean and beautiful. Negative Effects of Graffiti Poses a risk to the health, safety and welfare of a community. Promotes a perception in the community that laws protecting public and private property can be disregarded … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Absolute Café – 2100 Queen St. E. Beach City Music – 2146 Queen St. E. Brick Street Bakery – 1969 Queen St. E. Ceili Cottage – 1301 Queen St. E. Cream The Urban Dairy – 1298 Queen St. E. Delina Restaurant – 1891 Queen St. E. Essentia – 2180 Queen St. E. I Press IT – 161 … <entire article…>