Camera-shy thieves get away, for now

Beach Metro News reported on Twitter on Jan. 1 about a few cars that had been broken into in a parking lot at Ashbridges Bay Park, near the boat launch area. The following day, the alleged thieves were back. Only this time, they did not go unnoticed. At approximately noon on Jan. 2, Kevin Kelly […]

Interfaith lunch offers food and fellowship

When asked if the Beach Interfaith lunches are still fairly well-attended, long-time volunteer Suzanne Beard offered a mixed reaction to the fact that the lunches are steadily drawing 50 to 70 regular diners. “I would like to say that it’s not used that often, but with the economy the way it is, unfortunately we’ve seen […]

News in Brief

Kindergarten registration in the Toronto Catholic District School Board for children born in 2009 has begun. In local schools, parents will have a couple of evenings when they can register their little ones. At St. Denis School, 67 Balsam Ave., JK registration will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Telephone the […]

Bowmore talks accessibility

The ability to brush your teeth, get dressed, use the bathroom or simply open a door are some of the routine activities many take for granted on a daily basis. For someone living with a mobility issue, such as being confined to a wheelchair, these daily tasks are not only obstacles but often can only be […]

Still time to bid on Beach Advent flags

With just a few days left to bid on the flag of your choice, the Daily Flags for Daily Bread is wrapping up a second successful fundraising campaign. Organizers Michelynn Laflèche and Benedict Hilliard, who initiated the project in 2011, said they are within sight of their goal of raising $7,500 for the Daily Bread […]

City talks sewers and development in Ward 32

About two dozen East End residents gathered at the Balmy Beach Club on Dec. 3, to hear an update on the state of sewage and storm drain infrastructure in the Beach. The meeting, organized by Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, was run by Toronto Water General Manager Lou di Gironimo, Manager of Stormwater Management Ted […]

December marks centennial for The Rez

The Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Woodbine Ave. – affectionately called The Rez – is celebrating 100 years. How thankful we are to St. Paul’s Bloor Street and St. John’s Norway for having the courage and foresight to begin The Church of the Resurrection. In 1912, a group of hard-working and determined men and women […]

Nativity shack promotes mission

Anyone happening past St. Aidan’s Anglican Church may have noticed the nativity scene on the front lawn looks a bit worse for wear. If you have noticed that the creche is constructed of scavenged materials, it’s done its job. “We were hoping it would draw some attention,” said the church’s youth leader, Chris Schryer. A […]

Beach ballerina cast in The Nutcracker

One young Beach ballerina is getting a very special Christmas present this year. Rebekah Bloomfield, 12, will be dancing in the National Ballet’s annual seasonal production of The Nutcracker. She is one of four National Ballet School students who will dance the leading role of Marie during the company’s two-week run. Rebekah’s first performance is […]

Twyla Project still looking for help

In our Nov. 20 issue, Twyla Gendron shared a bit of her story. The Cliffside resident has suffered a number of setbacks over the past few years; shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and before she had completed her treatment, her husband, Larry McCabe, succumbed to late-diagnosed cancer. At that time, a group of […]