Tag Archives: Aug/Sep 2010

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Chocolate Wickerhead Co. – 2375 Queen St. E. Cotton Ginny – 2084 Queen St. E. (Reopening) Karma Bar & Grill – 1910 Queen St. E. Pets at Peace – 2375A Queen St. E. Papa Sol’s (in Riverdale) – 717 ½ Queen St. E. Pizza Plus – 162 Main St. St. Louis Bar and Grill – 1963 Queen … <entire article…>

Summer is coming to an end… 10 BACK TO SCHOOL MOVIES

The last issue of Beaches|life featured summer beach movies, therefore it’s only natural that this issue highlights back to school movies. We know you will enjoy these ten movies. It’s a great way to kick off your new school year.

Hot weather style survival for the office

It’s a tough time of year to look (and feel) cool without sacrificing your business look. Flat or frizzy hair? Wear a hat–very stylish and protects your skin. Keep an extra shirt in your car. Light colours won’t show clamminess. Think twice before spritzing yourself with cologne to cool off. Perfume reacts with your body heat. Try misting your face … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

This picture was taken at dusk after a light rain. A fine layer of mist and a slow shutter speed on the camera made for a mystical rendering of the already character-rich tree. – Nance Fleming Answer to Win If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, you could win movie passes for two to … <entire article…>

Peaches & Blueberries: Ontario’s Finest in Orange & Blue

Blueberries and peaches are two of Ontario’s treasures during July and August. Peach Facts One medium-size peach contains 37 calories, is a source of Vitamin C, A, Potassium and fibre. They help keep your skin healthy and add colour to your complexion. Use peaches in: sliced on cereal sautéed in butter and served on ice cream pureed in a peach … <entire article…>

US $100 bill goes high-tech

The U.S. greenback continues to be a popular currency for travelers. To help protect everyone from counterfeit money, the US $100 bill has had a major high-tech makeover. Two New Security Features: A Blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the Front Tilt the note back and forth and focus on the blue ribbon – the bells change to 100s as they … <entire article…>

Winner of… June/July’s question is Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp. “The 501 streetcar is indeed the longest in Toronto (24.8 km). It started as a horse-drawn route in 1875 and was taken on by the TTC when it was formed in 1921.” – Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp This issue’s question: When was Kew Gardener’s Cottage built, who built it and who was the … <entire article…>

Keeping Cool from the Inside Out

Hot temps with no air conditioning? No problem. Here are some simple hints to help cool your body down, from the inside. Stay hydrated. Drink lots and lots of cold water, and try to avoid the sugary beverages. Adding ice may be a temptation, but your body works overtime to warm up ice water, which in turn makes you even … <entire article…>

Hogweed – an invasive, toxic plant populating T.O.

Since early July there has been an increasing concern about the harmful plant, Giant Hogweed. A score of plants have been found in the city, such as along the Don River and on crown lands. With children off school and increased outdoor activities, it is important to be able to identify and avoid being in contact with this poisonous plant. … <entire article…>