Tag Archives: Oct/Nov 2010

The Summer of 2010 was perfect… for wine country anyway

People in the wine industry are buzzing about the exceptional year for growing grapes in Ontario. Ontario Winemakers are raising a glass for one of the best growing seasons on record. From Pelee Island to Niagara-on-the-Lake to Prince Edward County, Mother Nature gave them almost perfect growing conditions. First, there was an early start with the right combination of sun … <entire article…>

Fashion Hair for Fall 2010

The start of a new season marks the opportunity for redefining your outlook – and what better way to do it than through a new hair cut, hair style, or hair colour? Like all fashion trends, hair trends generally come, go, and then come back. Here is a list of what’s hot this fall: Plaited & braided hair Long waved … <entire article…>

Experience True Terror at “The Asylum”

Beaches Recreation Centre transforms into an over 2,000 sq. foot haunted house this Halloween. Ride backwards on our “terror tram” Over five terrifying minutes to make it through alive Over 500 people survived it last year – will you be lucky this year? The asylum takes three days to build and will have over 15 volunteers to help run it.  … <entire article…>

6th Annual Beaches Halloween Photo Contest

YOU can win up to $100 in EXCITING PRIZES Winning is as easy as 1, 2, 3… Take photos of your favourite Halloween Haunted House – it can be yours or someone else’s. E-mail them to halloween@beachesliving.ca You could win a prize valued up to $100 or movie passes. All you have to do is send us your photos! Go … <entire article…>

Kids “Most Awesome” Summer Story Contest WINNER!

Thank you for your stories of what you did this past summer. It truly sounded like everyone had an awesome time. Here is the winning submission sent to us by Jenna H. We hope you enjoy her story as much as we did. Dear Editor, My name is Jenna Hyde.  I’m 10 years old, and I just started grade 5 … <entire article…>

Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

For safety and to save energy, follow these tips: Change your furnace filter. Make sure the furnace doors are shut properly. Make sure upstairs air vents are clear of obstruction and open. Furnaces require fresh air to work. Keep the area around the furnace clean with no chemicals stored nearby. If your furnace creates carbon monoxide, check the batteries in … <entire article…>

Those Autumn Leaves… Outside My Window

So why do leaves change colour? It’s really a magnificent swan song before they die. Leaves are green because of chlorophyll which they make as their food. In the Fall, as daylight shortens and the weather is drier – they no longer can make chlorophyll so their “true colours” shine through. So why are some red, some yellow…. There are … <entire article…>

Fall for Gardening

Fall is the time to spring into gardening!  Many gardeners actually believe that fall is a better time than spring to garden. The soil is warm and easy to work, there’s less intense sunlight and regular rain. Fall gardening activities: Add compost to soil Apply organic fertilizer Plant spring flowering bulbs Design and dig new gardens Remove weeds Divide and … <entire article…>

Toronto Votes

Remember to exercise your right to Vote on October 25 Are you allowed to vote?  You must be: on the voters list, if not call 311 a Canadian citizen, and at least 18 years old a resident of the City of Toronto, or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the City of Toronto, or their spouse not prohibited … <entire article…>