Remembering Bill Hussey with love

When I think of love and sacrifice, I think of Bill Hussey, newly engaged to Peggy and about to go off to war. He told her: “If you meet someone, please let me be the first to know. And if I meet someone, you will be the first to know.” Fortunately there was no one […]

Boardwalk Pub starts work on redevelopment

On Oct. 12 concerned residents started calling the Beach  Metro News office as well as Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s office about some mature trees being cut down around the Boardwalk Pub. Four trees had indeed been cut in the morning, but McMahon confirmed that all the necessary permits  to take down the trees had been acquired. […]

News in Brief

Three local sports teams will each receive a cheque for $5,000 from the Danforth Village Business Improvement Area (DVBIA) at the launch of the BIA’s new Community Sponsorship Program on Oct. 20. The monies will go to Ted Reeve Arena Skating and Hockey School, the East York Soccer Club and the East York Baseball Association […]

Don ‘Rick’ Ottaway (1933 – 2011)

My Dad, a Beacher through and through, passed away March 20 just before his 78th birthday. ‘Rick’ was born in the Toronto East General Hospital and grew up on lower Balsam, close to the lake. Apparently his mother couldn’t decide on an appropriate name for her only son, nor did she feel there was a rush, so his […]

It’s a four-peat for Prue

Starting in June, Michael Prue began losing weight. No, he didn’t go on a diet. He was full out canvassing, pounding the pavement in Ward 32 asking for ideas. Prue said that it “was important to reflect on what issues were of concern to the community.” And on doorstep after doorstep he heard about the […]

Beaches/East York MPP Prue re-elected

For the fourth time in a row, New Democrat Michael Prue has won in the riding of Beaches-East York. The incumbent said he was confident going into election day, but the results showed that it was a tighter race than he may have expected. Helen Burstyn, who ran an agressive Liberal campaign, was able to […]

Fashion at the Heart of All for former Beachers

On Sunday, Oct. 23, centre court at the Scarborough Town Centre will be transformed into a Paris runway for the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation’s third Annual Fashion Show. The show will feature designs from a variety of Scarborough Town Centre’s fashion retail stores. And this year organizers are excited to have Lynn Spence of […]

Little Stella’s story

Two-year-old Stella Bruner Methven is living her last few weeks. This past June, Stella visited doctors with her parents, Aimee and Michi, when they suspected she may have an ear infection due to a balance issue. After tests at Sick Kids Hospital, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor (brainstem glioma) and was given […]

Candidates get questioned at local debates

It’s only a few days before the provincial election, and candidates from Beaches/East York have been out in full force trying to get your vote. You have probably had a visit on your doorstep, been inundated with campaign literature in your mail box and received a phone call during dinner. It’s all about getting out […]