Winter writing contest winners

Thanks to the many talented writers who submitted clever and compelling stories for our third annual winter writing contest. While the contest is flexible in format guidelines, 2016/2017 proved to be the year of the short story, as all entries arrived in that style of fictional prose. As is the custom, we ask a local […]

Seeking nominations for the next Beach Citizen of the Year

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The annual award honours a local resident who has shown a steadfast and long-standing commitment to improving their, and by extension our, little corner of the world. This year marks the 14th year since the first award in 2001. The award […]

Enter our summer writing contest

To all authors, tall-tale-tellers, poets, essayists, and purveyors of the English language: we’re looking for a short story, fictional or true, to print in the pages of this newspaper. Beach Metro News and The Great Escape Bookstore are inviting writers to submit their best stories to our summer writing contest. Whether it be fiction of […]

Time to embrace change at Beach Metro News

“Ch-ch-ch-changes,” sang David Bowie through my car speakers the other day. And it’s true: the only constant is change. Change is inevitable. A change is as good as a rest. And some things, like newspaper editors’ boundless love for clichés, never change. In the spirit of the YIMBYs (yes, in my back yard) Beach Metro […]

Model volunteer retires

Shortly after giving birth to her first child in 1975, Linda Livingstone signed on with the relatively newborn Beach Metro Community News to make deliveries of a different kind. For the past 40 years Livingstone has been dropping off issues of the paper to the porches and mailboxes of residents on her Beach street, making […]

Help us come up with our new look

Beach Metro Community News is getting a facelift, and we want you to be part of the process. We are looking to our talented readers for ideas for a re-design of our logo and masthead. The current logo was designed and implemented in March 2003. It has served our paper well, but it is time […]

Volunteer Corner

Organizers of the annual Beaches Spring Sprint are looking for help keeping participants on track at this year’s event. Race Marshalls, water handlers, and a clean-up/recycling crew are all needed on race day, Saturday, April 11. Check in at the east side of the Silver Birch Boathouse at 8:30 a.m. Instructions and volunteer hats will […]