Tag Archives: Oct/Nov 2013

Liona Boyd – The Migration of Canada’s Monarch of Classical Music

Canadians have always been enchanted with classical guitarist Liona Boyd. The many accolades she’s received include five Juno awards, the Order of Canada and the Diamond Jubilee Medal, to name a few. When perusing her many recorded albums you will find world-renowned guest artists including; Yo Yo Ma, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. In 1975 Liona was … <entire article…>

It’s harvest season, what’s in your crop?

While January is often when many of us make New Year’s resolutions, the fall and harvest time is the perfect time of the year to take a look at what you’ve written down, or resolved in your mind. Ask yourself, “I planted the seeds for my goals this year, now what is in my ‘crop’?” Think about those things that … <entire article…>

The BIG TREE HUNT Show & Win!

Beaches is known for big trees. Many streets are named after trees. Do you think you have the biggest tree – either on your street or a place you walk your dog every day? Each winner will win a pair of movie passes to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach. There will be two winners: 1. Biggest Tree 2. Random … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Here’s the answer Congratulations to Brennan Orridge (11 yrs.), the winner of our question from the Aug./Sept. issue. Trees on private property having a diameter of 30 cm or greater at 1.4 metres above ground level are subject to protection under City of Toronto Municipal Code and therefore it is unlawful to injure or destroy such trees without first obtaining … <entire article…>

The Eyes Have It – Taking care of your vision with style

Scientific studies tell us that spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight is linked to eye disease. Without realizing it, you increase your chances of cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Today’s ophthalmologists recommend that you wear 99% and above UV-absorbent sunglasses … <entire article…>

Enjoying Autumn’s Glory

There is nothing quite like a hike, leisurely stroll or bike ride on a crisp, sunny autumn day. Ontario is known around the world for its spectacular fall colours. Now is the time to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty. Take time to observe the wildlife around you. You may see the familiar “V” of Canada geese flying south for … <entire article…>

The Red Brick Castle – A refuge for kids of all ages

You may not know 6 Williamson Road but surely most know the red brick building of the Beaches Recreation Centre. For 42 years, the centre has been “the place” for children and adults to play, learn and get fit in a safe and friendly environment. Many children, such as Frank Domagala, then just 5-years old were welcomed on opening day … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

WINNER OF THIS CONTEST: Congratulations to Carole Baldwin! This view is only seen during special events when this historical landmark is open to the public…. Jim D. Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a copy of Liona Boyd’s cd, The Return… to Canada with Love. Send us a photo of your Secret … <entire article…>

Embracing Fall with a Personal Touch

Autumn is upon us, and we are intoxicated by the beauty of its colours, smells and warmth. Considered as Southern Ontario’s best season, we can embrace and prolong it by surrounding ourselves with it inside and out, continuing into Halloween. Halloween can inspire you with its colours and shapes and without being dark and frightening. Embrace nature and bring the … <entire article…>