Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2010/11

Memory Keepers

Most of us have old family photos framed and displayed in a family room, bedroom or even hallway. We treasure these memories from the past.  It’s not unusual at an annual family gathering to see brothers and sisters gathered around a photo captured in years gone by. Today, with digital cameras it is easier to take family photos, however keeping … <entire article…>

Winter Reading…

Classics for Children: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss A quirky holiday classic that gets kids into the holiday spirit, with  wonderful illustration. This timely tale tells the story of an evil Grinch! The Legend of Poinsetta by Tomie dePaola A multicultural story based on a Mexican folktale, this story tells the real meaning of holiday warmth and … <entire article…>

Let’s Raise a Glass to Auld Lang Syne

It is a tradition around the world to count down to the New Year, followed by the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”, but where did this song come from and what does it mean? Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to a traditional folk song. The song’s title may be translated … <entire article…>

Bruce Turner – A Local Boy Who Is More Than Skin Deep

One could easily dismiss Bruce Turner as just another pretty face. True, the host of television shows such as Much on Demand and Style By Jury is good looking, but there is so much more to this affable, energetic Beaches local. While his career path has taken several unexpected twists and turns, Bruce has always based himself in the Beaches, … <entire article…>

Wine and Cheese with a Holiday Twist

The holiday seasion is a special time of year. Along with cherished old family recipes, new recipes are always fun to add to the mix – so why not try something new in your entertaining menu? Everyone loves cheese; add this brie treat to your next gathering. As the cold weather is fast approaching, many of us look for ways … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

With the sad news of the passing of one of our beloved Beaches artist, Doris McCarthy, it made me think one of my favourite Secret Beaches Spots. – Hong Zhao Answer to Win If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, you could win movie passes for two to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach. … <entire article…>

New Year, New Health

Instead of a long list of resolutions, just make one this year – I promise to eat better for better health. Then try to make gradual improvements instead of getting discouraged by plans you can’t keep! These tips will get start you on the right path. What you eat & drink: Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. … <entire article…>