Tag Archives: Feb/Mar 2009

Watch for the bright purple Budget Blinds van!

Have you seen the bright purple Budget Blinds van in the neighborhood? The showroom for Budget Blinds is located at Kingston Road and Main Street, but most people are familiar with the “traveling store” in a van that delivers products and decorates windows throughout the Beaches. The owner of the Beaches Budget Blinds, John Fulford Brown, welcomes visitors but is … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours Carload on the Beach – 2038 Queen St. E. Casa Di Giorgio – 1419 Danforth Ave. Châtelet/Nesters – 2207 Queen St. E. Curzon – 1192 Queen St. E. Harvest Café & Fine Foods – 1856 Queen St. E. Keetsa – 2245 Queen St. E. Leslieville Diner – 1186 Queen St. E. Libra Fitness – 1116 Dundas St. … <entire article…>

Print those favourite photos… don’t forget about them in your hard drive forever!

Digital cameras mean that most of our great photos stay hidden on a computer hard drive. To make sure your favourite shots are not forgotten, print them out. The way to make it easy for you to find your favourite shots: Create a folder on your desktop called “Print”. Every time you download photos from your camera, drag the ones … <entire article…>

Eat your flowers or you don’t get any chocolate

Don’t just admire that bouquet – eat it! Flowers have been eaten since ancient times. They have medicinal as well as nutritional values because many blossoms contain vitamin C and/or vitamin A. Some common flowers that are edible include carnation, dandelion, lilac, milkweed, nasturium, pansy, rose, sunflower and violet. You may not know that broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes are also … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Beaches|life is often asked questions about the Beaches neighbourhood. Who better to answer them than you, our knowledgeable readers? In each issue we will publish selected questions from our readers for you to answer. In the following issue, we will share the best answers. Our first question is from Edward N. I was walking along the streets by the boardwalk … <entire article…>

More than just doors & windows – First class products, services & installation

Jaimco Doors and Windows gives its customers much  more than the name suggests. “We provide the complete package, product, installation and service,” says James Griffin, store manager and one of the sons of the founder, “We can provide any kind of door, but a car door!” Jaimco Doors and Windows has sold and installed quality doors, windows, hardware and door … <entire article…>

Nothing Beats Hockey Morning in the Beaches

On a crisp -15°C morning at Kew Gardens, the familiar sounds of pick-up hockey echo through the park from the rink next to the lake. It is the swish of skates on the ice, the popping of pucks hitting on sticks, and the laughter and cheering from energized players. A friendly hockey game has been happening at Key Gardens for … <entire article…>

Super Bowl Small Business

Everyone knew when the Super Bowl happened, even if they didn’t watch it. Now, that is a recession proof business! This year, despite the “down-turn”, the adverting fees for the Super Bowl actually increased to US $3 million for a 30 second commercial. What can our Super Small Business in the Beaches (less than 20 employees) learn from this 43 … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

When I want to view the beauty of Lake Ontario, I come here. I imagine that I am somewhere on the Mediterranean or looking out onto the Pacific. Sometimes it is just to watch the sunrise. – Erwin Buck Answer to Win Do you recognize this photo? If you can tell us where the photo was taken, you become eligible … <entire article…>