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TreeMobile, a volunteer fruit-planting service started by Upper Beach resident Virginie Gysel, is offering grants to community groups for free trees and shrubs. For details on the Edible Community Garden Grant, visit On Valentine’s Day, members of the East End Community Health Centre will lead a fun, food-loving trip to the Loblaw grocery store […]

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The seventh annual DeClute Light Up the Beach event takes place Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Follow Santa Claus along the boardwalk from Leuty Avenue to Beech Avenue as he lights 20 trees, strung with 80,000 bulbs, creating a spectacular illuminated display. Guitarist Liona Boyd is this year’s event ambassador and music from her […]

Minor earthquake moves local poet

Not only does Kateri Lanthier’s first book of poetry get top shelf at the Great Escape Bookstore, last week a proud strip of masking tape on the front cover read, “Prize winning local poet!” Lanthier, who lives a short walk away from the Kingston Road bookshop, won the Walrus Poetry Prize in December. Reading “blind,” […]

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The 6th annual DeClute Light Up The Beach event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, when Christmas lights strung in trees along the boardwalk will be switched on at 7 p.m., illuminating the section between Leuty Avenue and Fernwood Park. It takes three weeks prior to the event to string 80,000 lights in 20 trees […]