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Local Round-up:

Special Anniversary Celebrations in the Beaches!!

#1. The Toronto Beaches Lions Club is roaring to the 40th Annual Easter Parade! 

A great free event that draws over 45,000 spectators. The Parade will be held on Sunday April 8th 2007. It begins at 2 PM and runs for approximately one hour. For information on participating or sponsorship please contact Lion Chris Yaccato at 416-820-0790 or by e-mail 

#2. The special 20th Annual Beaches Spring Sprint is set for Saturday March 31, 2007

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beaches Spring Sprint, which consists of a 5 km run or walk for adults and seniors as well as a 2 km run for children and a 2km walk for seniors. We're looking forward to a great RUN for all!

For all event details visit Beaches Living Online Community Events.

#3. NEW! Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday March 11th!
Does your computer know?

This year in Canada and US the official Daylight Saving Time has changed from the first Sunday in April to the Second Sunday in March. If your computer system has not been updated recently, it probably will not make the adjustment. If you have an auto update for your computer system, your system might already be updated.   If you don't have the update, you can either go to the official website for your system to find an updater or change it YOURSELF.   To change yourself this Sunday March 11:
  1. Click on the time clock at the bottom-right of your computer screen (for Windows). A small dialog box called Date and Time Properties will open.
  2. Manually set the time one hour ahead, then;
  3. Click on the Time Zone tap. You will see a 2D world map. Below it there is a check box with "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes", UN-check the box so your computer will not set the daylight saving again in April.

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 Walk your dog in the parade for $10

Energy Saving Tips:

Indoor Lighting: Switch on efficiency with CFLs to save you energy and money..

Incandescent light bulbs are the least efficiency type of light bulb. Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use about 75% less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb and last 10 times longer. Each CFL saves $35 in electricity cost over its lifetime. If every household in Canada changed just one incandescent light bulb to an ENERGY STAR® qualified CFL, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as taking 66,000 cards off the road.
For more information on conserve energy and money saving options, you can download a copy of Clean Air and Environment Guide at Clean Air Partnership
website, Or visit 20/20 program at city's website.

Information source: Clean Air Partnership.

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#5. Featured Local Business

A business nurtured by family

In many ways Nadine Steinberg, the owner of Memories Now and Then, epitomizes the residents of Toronto. Her grandparents came from the “Old Country”, in her case Russia and Poland. She was born and raised in Toronto, but now lives in Richmond Hill and works in the Beaches. 
An appreciation for beautiful things made by the hands of man runs in her family. ....
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#6. Looking ahead - What's Happening in the Beaches!

Below is a list of upcoming events in the Beaches. For event details, please visit online Community Events calendar: 
  • Free Tax Clinics, Each Wednesday in March, 6:15-8:15 PM
  • CELEBRATE TORONTO SERIES Art Launch - Wednesday March 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Gelato Milano.
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins, Sunday March 11th
  • March Break Fun with Magician Paul Wildbaum, Monday March 12, 2 PM
    Beaches Library
  • Dig This! March Break Fun with Paleontology, Tuesday March 13, 2 PM, Beaches Library,
  • Green Garden Workshop I - Troubleshooting pests and weeds...naturally,
    Wed. March 23, 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM, Beaches Library  
  • Second annual Used Book and Music Sale, Sat. March 24, 10 AM - 2 PM, St. John the Baptist, Norway.
  • The 20th Annual Beaches Spring Sprint, Sat. March 31 (Note, the date has been changed ), Race time: 9:30 AM Adult start, at Beaches Boardwalk

#6. Friendly Reminders:
Check out the latest special offers and promotions online
Many businesses in the Beaches often have special promotions. Keep visiting Coupons & Specials to find the latest offers and get printable coupons for your favourite stores and restaurants!
Online Customer Referrals

Remember to view or post recommendations for your favourite business on our 
Recommend a Business page. To submit a recommendation, click on "Submit a  Recommendation".
Check out the businesses that are newly listed in our Business Showcase
The is updated with new business listings frequently. Visit the site often to experience what their unique value means to you.

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