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The seventh annual DeClute Light Up the Beach event takes place Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Follow Santa Claus along the boardwalk from Leuty Avenue to Beech Avenue as he lights 20 trees, strung with 80,000 bulbs, creating a spectacular illuminated display. Guitarist Liona Boyd is this year’s event ambassador and music from her latest release ‘A Winter Fantasy’ will be featured. There will also be a performance by the Malvern Collegiate band and choir.

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Winter-ready runners have already booked most of the bibs for the annual Tannenbaum 10k set for Sunday, Dec. 7. Hosted by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club, the charity event raised over $15,000 last year for the Share A Christmas campaign at Community Centre 55. Register online by Dec. 4.

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Kingston Road United Church will host a Nov. 29 Bake Swap and Social in memory of Kathy Sayers, a local daycare worker who passed away from cancer last year. Besides baked goods, the swap will feature live music by guitarist Mark Battenberg. Tickets are $5 with a food bank donation, and all cash proceeds will go to SickKids Hospital.

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Beach author Jane Fairburn has won an honorable mention from Heritage Toronto for her book Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage. Filled with stories, maps, and more than 200 photos and illustrations, the book tells the history of the Beach, the Scarborough Shore, Toronto Island and the western Lakeshore. Copies of the book are available at Chapters, Indigo and Coles and from the author’s website.

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‘The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup,’ a prize-winning poem by Beach poet Kateri Lanthier, will be published in the forthcoming book, Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014. Lanthier will join other poets for a launch party and readings at Joy Bistro, 884 Queen St. E., starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24.

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Toronto East General Hospital has won a national Quality and Healthy Workplace award from the Canada Awards for Excellence. TEGH is the only hospital to receive the award.


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