Share A Christmas campaign wrap up

Volunteers who joined this year’s Share A Christmas campaign say the charity drive is what makes their Christmas. Run by Community Centre 55, Share A Christmas delivered food and gifts to 775 families on Dec. 22, and 517 children’s toys the next day. Centre 55 also provided turkeys for Christmas dinners held at Calvary Baptist […]

Trustee candidates tackle funding, class size

Aging portables, crowded kindergartens, under-used schools and playing nice with Queen’s Park. Judging by all the issues parents raised at a Sept. 30 debate at Community Centre 55, the next public school trustee for Beaches-East York has plenty to do after Toronto’s Oct. 27 election. Sheila Cary-Meagher, Marietta Fox, Navarius Mombo and Jen Sagar are […]

Bard in the Park marks 10 years with (Shakespearean) tragedy

A foaming shore, a wind-shaked surge, grief of a “flood-gate and o’erbearing nature” – Shakespeare’s words for stormy weather rang especially true last week when Bard in the Park staged Othello at Kew Gardens. The outdoor play got flooded and rained on, almost at the same time. Hours before the show last Monday night, director […]

Snack program a success

For the kids at Kimberley Junior Public School/Beaches Alternative School, a small program is having a big effect on the way they think about healthy snacks. Three times a week, parent volunteers arrive in the schoolyard during morning recess pulling a wagon loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone is welcome to help themselves, and […]