Tag Archives: August/September 2013

Kids’ summer story writing contest

Want to get published? Dear editor, I just had the most awesome summer of my life! It all started the day after school ended… If you are 16 years old or younger, send your story about your summer to Beaches|life and include a photo if you like. You could win a $25 Midoco Art & Office Supplies gift certificate and … <entire article…>

Hooray for Hollywood North!

Movie lovers, mark your calendars: this year’s Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 5 to 15 and promises to be bigger and more star-studded than ever! The Toronto International Film Festival is considered the most successful public film festival in the world. The ten-day event features world premiers, galas, and star-packed parties in and around downtown Toronto. Just two … <entire article…>


When Michael Thornton first started to play recreational soccer at the Beach Community Soccer League, it didn’t take long before parents and coaches alike began to notice that he wasn’t any ordinary soccer player. Even at a young age, Michael demonstrated the agility, speed and competitive spirit needed to play with the best in the world. What is not so … <entire article…>

Beaches Life Aug/Sept cover

What’s that one thing you’ve always wanted…

How often have you said, “I would like to…”, “Someday…”, “I hope I can…”, “I wish I had…”, “I am always interested …”? It is safe to say that most of us, regardless our stage of life, say these to friends, family or sometime even strangers. During the quiet days of August, many of us have time off work or … <entire article…>

Star Gazing

Each season, different planets and constellations are easier to spot, and others actually disappear altogether from our ordinary view. Late summer and early fall are the best times to see the activities in the sky. So on a clear night take a look to see what is in the sky. Where to go – Ideally, you want to be farther … <entire article…>

Let’s Be the Coolest We Can Be!

Heat Talk: If you had the choice, would you rather have it a little warmer than no A/C at all? As we work through record heat to prepare this issue, we know the worst situation would be to have no air conditioning and no cold drinks. We were praying, “please no black outs!” We were not alone, were we? Since … <entire article…>

Queen of Green – Kale

Kale, the newest “superfood,” truly is one of the most healthiest vegetables you can eat. Some call it “the queen of green” because in food rating systems, kale scores 4 “excellents”, 6 “very goods”, and 10 “goods”—for a total of 20 categories of nutrient richness! Where did kale come from? Kale is part of the cabbage family, like broccoli, cauliflower … <entire article…>

Kids’ Great Summer Reads

Everyone has a memory of their favourite book growing up. As a child, it may have been a story that someone read to you, like Robert Munsch’s “Love You Forever”, or one of the stories about Thomas the Train. As a young reader, there also are many classics, old and new. What book do you remember reading under the covers … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. Email your photo by September 10, 2013 to info@beachesliving.ca. A favourite spot of mine (and my dogs) is a great spot to meet like-minded locals who frequently stand together to converse…. Jewel B. Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a … <entire article…>