End of the line for daycare

Right to the end, Shelly Zorzit felt sure that Beaches Child Care Centre would stay open next fall. But looking back, the board president says the Upper Beach daycare might have run out of time even before she joined the effort to save it, a year and a half ago. A non-profit, licensed daycare for […]

Full-day kindergarten impacts daycares

June Hall has seen plenty of changes to childcare during her 26 years at Main Square Day Care Centre. Hall remembers what some of her staff were like as toddlers under her care. But nothing compares with the changes this fall, when the last wave of full-day kindergarten classes opened at a dozen public and […]

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The Beach Village BIA presents Halloween on Queen on Sunday, Oct. 26. Visit Kew Gardens, at Queen Street East and Lee Avenue, and Ivan Forrest Gardens, on Queen at Glen Manor Drive, for face painting and Halloween hair-do’s, pumpkin decorating and carving contests, music, and fortune telling. Entertainment includes performers from Zero Gravity Circus, variety […]

Our kids, childcare, and Bob Dylan’s Dream

I made a flying visit to Kingston a few days ago. It’s where I grew up. My mom, now 90, still lives there. I had dinner with my Em. It was just shy of two weeks since we had dropped her off at Queen’s to begin a life away from home. That was a day […]