Father-daughter fundraiser dance welcomes all

A father-daughter dance in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation takes place this weekend at the Beach United Church. Organized by Beach local Jennifer Bryan, the event aims to bring families together for an evening of music, makeovers, portraits, games and treats for a good cause. “As a Beaches resident and mother of two […]

Residents voice concerns about Kingston Road condo proposal

Community members, city staff and representatives, developers and other interested parties met May 4 at the Beach United Church to discuss the nine-storey condo proposal for 507-511 Kingston Road. The development, as proposed by Vista Nova Development and designed by architectsAlliance, would have two four-storey townhouse units facing south onto Wheeler Avenue as well as […]

Jim Clayton Trio to take the stage

Award-winning pianist, Jim Clayton is set to take the stage with his band, the Jim Clayton Trio, November 5 at Beach United Church. Described as “the new Vince Guaraldi,” Clayton’s most recent album, Lenny Jumps In, has been featured in Jazziz Magazine and held a spot in the Canadian jazz radio top 10 list, as […]

Beach United Church planning parking lot for vacant land

The Beach United Church is planning to turn the empty lot adjacent to the church building into a paid parking lot. It’s a process that could take until 2017, but if everything goes to plan there should be just under 30 new parking spaces in the Beach, parking spaces that will provide the church with […]

Rallying to help refugees

People across the Beach and East Danforth are stepping up to sponsor refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war. Speaking at an Oct. 5 meeting for local sponsorship groups held at Beach United Church, Alexandra Kotyk of Lifeline Syria said her office has been flooded with emails since Sept. 2, when the photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi […]

Entertainment Beat

The sixth and final installment of The Cello concert series will take place on Sunday, May 3. Brian Manker, solo cellist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, will perform Bach’s Cello Suite no. 5 and other works during the hour-long concert. Manker is also a member of the New Orford String Quartet and the Adorno […]

Entertainment Beat

Kingston Road United Church will host a special holiday evening, including a reading of A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 5 starting at 7 p.m. The annual event, sponsored by the Kingston Road Village Business Association, will also include carolling and holiday cheer. Donations at the door will be split between the church’s ramp fund […]