Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2008/09

Beautiful Skin for Life Now Available in the the Beaches

Maryjo Koschel celebrated a year on Queen Street this past July. Her business at Paramedical Skin Care has grown because of its success helping patients achieve attractive, healthy skin. As owner and clinic director, Mary Jo emphasizes that the clinic offers medical aesthetic services formerly not available in the Beaches. These include permanent hair removal, various rejuvenation and skin treatments … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Chino Locos – 4 Greenwood Ave. Ciao Bella – 986A Kingston Rd. Hipo – 161 Main St. New Concepts – 2026 Queen St. E. The Purple Thumb – 1887 Queen St. E. On the move Fitness Works for Women – 2171 Queen St. E., 2nd Floor Re-Opening Cry If I Want To – 1175 Queen St. E. … <entire article…>

Are you ready for winter roads?

A gentle snowstorm can quickly make roads and highways treacherous. Follow these safety tips for a happy, healthy season. Wear your seatbelt and make sure everyone else in the vehicle does too. Slow down! Keep your gas tank at least half full. If possible, tell someone where you are going and when you expect to arrive. Winter Emergency Kit windshield-washer … <entire article…>

Totto Spa & Salon – Come see this Spa to Believe it!

A visit to Totto Spa is worth it just for the tour around the facility. Stretching over 6 floors, if you count the tip-top roof top patio, it is filled with spa wonders – massage tables set beside gentle waterfalls; state-of-the-art massage pedicure chairs facing a panoramic lake view; relaxing lounges with operating fireplaces; and an outdoor, year round hot … <entire article…>


Many of us order online and receive electronic greetings and reminders. During the holiday season we  have less time to pay attention to details which can leaves us open to fraud. You should identify all online links before you click. You can find out if a link’s address without opening it. How do you know if the link is safe, … <entire article…>

5 things to make the holidays magic

Gift Giving

Gift giving comes in many forms, from the things you buy, time spent together, to doing something special for someone.  It’s all about making others feel special, remembered and appreciated. Beaches|life Gift Suggestions & Ideas at Local Shops TOP GIFT IDEAS UNDER $25 Bottle of real maple syrup Make a music CD or photo DVD Movie passes Magazine subscription Make … <entire article…>

To Spend or Not to Spend

The talk this year is the economy. We all hear it, and perhaps wish people would stop talking about it. Some tell us to save our money, others say we have to improve consumer confidence and spend. How can we have confidence when we read every day about downward spirals and falling markets? Should we really stop spending? The fact … <entire article…>

Casa Di Giorgio: A Slice of Italian Romance – and good pizza–in the Beaches

UPDATE: This story was first published in 2008. Since then a lot has changed but we know the Casa di Giorgio on Queens Street is still one of the place for a delicious meal/pizza, friendly atmosphere and great service. <End note> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There’s no better test of a restaurant’s food than seeing plates of food disappear, and return clean to … <entire article…>