St. Aidan’s fundraiser presents top local authors

From a Murdoch Mystery guest and a hockey legend biography to a Canadian historical drama, there will be something for everyone at the second annual Authors’ Dinner fundraiser for St. Aidan’s Church which happens on Thursday, September 20. The event will feature three top local writers and their latest books. Maureen Jennings, author of her latest […]

Beaches International Jazz Festival marks 30 years of fun

The Beach community came alive to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Beaches International Jazz Festival—one of the few remaining free jazz festivals in the world—with close to one million attendees this year. “The first year in Kew Gardens we had 5,000 people,” said Lido Chilelli, the founder of the festival. “Each decade, hundreds of thousands […]

Keeping the Beach vibrant is up to all of us

For a while there have been rumblings of the Beach’s slow demise. Despite the recent media reports, we continue to see new businesses open and others expanding. The Beach business community is resilient, and with the many community-based projects filling the calendars of the spring, summer and fall, the Beach is offering more for its […]

Local gymnast soars to new heights

Hayden Ashley wasn’t a natural when she took up gymnastics around the age of one.  Tumbles weren’t uncommon features of her early routines. “I usually fell on my head,” Ashley said, not sugarcoating anything.  You wouldn’t know it looking at her latest results. Ashley, now 11, placed fourth overall out of 150 in the Ontario Championships, which were held from May 31 to June 3 in London.  […]

Locally Developed, band on the rise from the Beach

Locally Developed, the name of a new band from the Beach, has just released its first album entitled Dime. The members include high school students, Alex Shuell on bass, Colin Lafaury on drums, Jonny Bojin on vocals and keyboard, and Max Pilchner on guitar, all 16. All four members of the band have had years of […]

Love is in the water

Over the last year I’ve been trying to figure out where my love of nature will take me in the years to come.  I still haven’t figured it out, but I have narrowed down a common point of interest: wildlife behaviour. The best part of this new focus is that it has renewed my interest […]