Tag Archives: Apr/May 2011

Spring Showers Bring Frankie Flowers

For many of you Frank Ferragine is a familiar face, even if his name is not. You may know him better as Frankie Flowers, the zany gardening guru/weather guy who has been sharing his expert gardening tips with viewers on Citytv’s Breakfast Television for the past seven years. Frankie’s passion for plants has its roots in his childhood, as does … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… Our question from the February/March issue “…how long have people skated on the Glen  Stewart Ravine?” has stumped our readers. Although many residents have told us that they have seen skating on that rink for as long as they can remember, we know that children today are at least third generation Glen Stewart Ravine skaters. This issue’s question: … <entire article…>

What is the “Gadget” of 2011? Everyone is Talking Tablets

Tablets are more than high-tech eye candy. They have taken the best of today’s devices, such as notebooks, smart phones and game consoles, and packaged it into one sleek gadget. 5 reasons tablets have taken off as the must-have tech-tool of recent history. It’s Portable Allows for a mobile workflow like editing/proofing a document, reviewing graphic details missed on a … <entire article…>

Sci Fi and Predictions of the Future

Ever wonder how accurate science fiction’s predictions are? While we don’t have flying cars or personal robots just yet, it’s worth a look at sci-fi movies from decades past to see what kind of world they imagined we’d be living in today. Science fiction movies came of age in the 1950s. Inspired by events of the time, space travel was … <entire article…>

Spring is the time for wild asparagus and other tasty wild edibles

Another treat that springtime brings is wild edible plants, such as wild asparagus, fiddleheads, dandelions and wild leeks. They arrive as early as mid-March to the beginning of April. Like spring, their season is tender and short. You begin seeing them at many farmers’ markets, including the St. Lawrence Market, or your local grocery store around this time of year. … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Everywhere I walk in the Beaches I am always amazed by the big majestic trees. This particular weeping willow catches my eye each time I go by it, especially at this time of the year.  – William Field Answer to Win If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, you could win a copy of … <entire article…>

Lip Care for Men & Women’s Healthy, Beautiful Lips

Lip care is usually neglected – we take better care of our skin and teeth. A little bit of lip balm or lipstick and you are good to go, but healthy looking lips usually make a first impression. There are things you can do to this spring to get the best lip care for a fresh and healthy look. Like … <entire article…>

Beaches 4th Annual Kids Program Open House A Huge Success!

Beaches Living would like to thank everyone who came to the 4th Annual Beaches Kids Program Open House and the sponsors and local businesses who showcased their programs and services to help kids live their dreams! Participating Businesses and contacts: Alyona Dance Studio, 416-699-8042 Beach Swim School, 416-271-3814 Beaches Oxford Learning, 416-686-1430 Beaches Rec Centre, 416-392-0740 Broadview Community Youth Group, … <entire article…>

Spring Clean-Up

Community Environment Days WARD 36: Thursday, May 5 – 4-8 pm Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre 93 Birchmount Rd. Ward 32: Thursday, May 26 – 4-8 pm Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St. Ward 30: Saturday, October 1 – 10 am-2 pm Riverdale Park (east side), along Broadview Ave. south of Danforth Ave. For full details and schedules visit: toronto.ca/environment_days/schedule.htm The … <entire article…>