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a non-profit community resource since 1972 funded by our advertisers distributed free by your neighbours volume 41 no 16 november 6 2012 surf s up as sandy rolls in with hurricane sandy blowing strong winds over lake ontario freshwater surfers found conditions ideal for riding the waves at bluffer s park photo phil lameira queen street rules draw protest and support inside by jon muldoon well over 200 people crowded into the kew beach public school gym on oct 23 for a meeting organized by the beach residents association responsible for the save queen street campaign which has featured lawn signs robo-calls and the resurfacing of former politicians the group is opposed to a proposed set of development guidelines for queen street east while the organizers would like to see existing development guidelines for the beach enforced the city s planning department has been following rules set out in the more recent avenues and midrise buildings study organizers of the save queen street campaign believe those rules don t apply to queen but planners and the ontario municipal board would appear to disagree the controversy over approval of a six-storey condo at 1960-1962 queen st e ­ known as the lick s development ­ led to the january 2012 decision by toronto and east york community council teycc at the request of ward 32 councillor marymargaret mcmahon to approve a visioning study the goal of the study is to lay out a fresh set of development standards for queen street east east of coxwell a series of six meetings three for the general public and three for those that volunteered to take part in a smaller stakeholder advisory committee took place between june and september with the resulting draft guidelines revealed at the third and final public meeting on sept 19 the final version of those guidelines will be voted on today nov 6 by teycc though many at the sept 19 meeting appeared to approve of much of the content in the draft guidelines some were not so quick to show their support cont d on page 30 malvern bomber boys remembered see pages 16-17 plus photo phil lameira fiona griffith manager at lick s restaurant on queen street serves up the last burgers at the location on oct 31 lick s closed its doors as reserve properties waits for a january omb hearing on its proposal for a six-storey condo on the site the condo was the catalyst for a visioning study which resulted in new development guidelines for queen street east which will be voted on this month at city hall p p 4 deja vie 7 community calendar 10 bmn s neighbourhood 11 on the wild side 12 open doors 12 reel beach 13 food and drink 14 write on health 15 money life and law 19 environment views 20 beach metro history 26 athletes feats 30 dizzy with anticipation at $309,900 soak in the sizzle and spark of queen street a one bedroom condo with balconies overlooking gorgeous common areas and the hub of the beat on queen parkingincluded call to day forouruniqueandp rov enmarketingstr at egypersonal ly developedandimplemented to meet yo urneeds !

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2 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach no nonsense what would you like to do · reduce your taxes · have more free time · improve your income how is this possible for many it is happening how if i told you that you could be with a team of people who have successfully enhanced their lives with a part ­time income would you be interested science based cutting edge and unique health wellness company that is in vancouver welcomes entrepreneurial people in toronto ground floor opportunity not to be missed serious only please kimkimqv@gmail.com all inquiries answered sandy visits the beach by phil lameira strong winds and rain from hurricane sandy were felt in the beach in the early hours of oct 30 with wind gusts of over 100 km/h the storm took down trees hydro wires and flooded some of the local streets on lyall avenue maureen robinson and her husband gary a beach metro news volunteer carrier were sitting at home with their two daughters when a massive tree came crashing onto their roof we ve been looking at that tree for quite some time it was inevitable said robinson it came down and it settled the lights went out then came on and it settled some more then we called 9-1-1 no one was hurt and the robinsons made it out of the house safely your life changes in a bit of a hurry and your priorities are different all of the sudden she said toronto police service and toronto fire services were extremely busy throughout the city responding to multiple calls the emergency services were brilliant the firefighters were here within five minutes with the police said robinson our neighbours called us in and gave us hot tea all our neighbours were ready to help us on neville park boulevard barry wadman and his wife were sleeping when their neighbour s red oak fell on their home just before 2 a.m we were lying in bed fast asleep when there was this tremendous crash bang thump and then we were lying in bed with drywall and insulation and dust explained wadman the wadmans made it out safely along with their dog their cat was still missing the morning after likely hiding after the close call it was incredibly scary i just thought that we were lucky to be alive said wadman an arborist had declared the tree healthy a few years ago according to wadman who is still concerned with some of the big trees in the beach that are in close proximity to homes darryl d silva an insurance adjuster with first general services was on call all night and responded to the wadmans property in the morning this property s damage is pretty severe and they will likely need a permit and an engineer to make sure it s safe for people here said d silva adding that the damage on the neville park property was the worst he had seen all night toronto hydro which had to restore power to over 60,000 of its customers said that one of the worst affected areas was the upper beach power was restored to most areas by the weekend your news your neighbourhood upcoming publications november 20 deadline monday nov 12 december 4 deadline monday nov 26 december 18 deadline monday dec.10 celebrating 40 years serving the beach photos phil lameira malvern collegiate students samantha hepperle 15 and shannon webster-millward 14 walk past a downed tree near their school on oct 30 top hurricane sandy was blamed for bringing down a number of trees including this one on neville park boulevard above no one was injured in either of the beach homes damaged by falling trees always on call 1·866·848·3259 www.medicalert.ca medicalert tell us your best holiday story beach metro news is looking for a few good stories this holiday season we will be running a holiday story contest with prizes of $100 $50 and $25 for first second and third-place winners do you have fond memories from a childhood christmas morning does a particular hannukah stand out something funny happen at a family dinner want to tell us about your most memorable kwanzaa or other winter holiday if so that s great because we d love to read them send your entries maximum of 500 words to admin@beachmetro.com or via mail to 2196 gerrard st e attention holiday story contest toronto ontario m4e 2c7 by midnight on nov 26 stories will be judged by the editorial staff at beach metro news as well as board member and toronto sun columnist christina blizzard winning entries will be published in the dec 6 and dec 18 issues of beach metro news fire on the beach · screens · tool sets · cleaners · wood · gas · electric charming home across from the park and lake on fabulous 53.65 foot lot separate entrance to basement apartment lots of options enjoy on your own live on main with income add second floor or build dream home huge potential $549,000 woodbine ave stunning lake views 1828 queen street east 2 blocks west of woodbine 2 blocks west of woodbine proudly canadian www.classicfireplace.ca www.classicfireplace.ca 416-698-3473 k s ing to nr oa d queen st.

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 beach metro news 3 celebrating a century at duke ruth calvert seated in front seen with allan and anne in the ashbridge community room graduated from duke of connaught public school in 1942 then ended up teaching at the school from 1948 to 1960 hundreds of former students and staff were welcomed by current students at the school on oct 20 at a homecoming to celebrate the school s 100th birthday celebrations included decade rooms set up to showcase duke s history and a 2012 time capsule which was sealed for future generations photo robert miller 40 years in the beach fall session music lessons limited space available have you sometimes wished you could spend a holiday sober if you want to drink that s your business if you want to stop that s ours your music store user friendly instrument rentals available open monday thru thursday noon until 9 pm friday noon until 6 pm saturday 9:30 until 5 pm sign up now 1051 kingston road at victoria park 416.699.8333 · scarboromusic@sympatico.ca fast and friendly service for most musical instruments scarboro music take time to remember on nov 11 by bill maclean this year remembrance day is on a sunday so often we are at work during the time when the celebrations take place ­ the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month ­ but this year we should have no excuse for not getting out and joining those who have served in our armed forces as they remember their fallen comrades we should show our support and stand beside them lest we forget branch 1/42 baron byng 243 coxwell 416465-0120 will lead the annual remembrance day parade from corpus christi church along queen street to the cenotaph in kew gardens where a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m on nov 11 weather permitting the public is invited to the branch following for a reception branch 22 woodbine heights 1240 woodbine ave 416-425-1714 will be part of the east york remembrance day parade nov 11 which begins in the parking lot of east york collegiate and marches along coxwell to the cenotaph in front of the east york civic centre 850 coxwell ave there will be an 11 o clock service with a reception at the branch following branch 11 on dawes road 416-699-1353 held its regular sunday afternoon parade from shoppers world danforth back to the legion branch on nov 4 on nov 11 members of the branch will join with branch 22 to participate in the east york parade and service the public is welcome to join them back at the branch following for a reception which will include entertainment branch 13 scarborough 1577 kingston rd 416-691-2015 will hold a remembrance day ceremony at the cenotaph at kingston road and danforth on nov 11 at 11 a.m then the members go back to the branch where another small ceremony will take place followed by a reception the public is always welcome branch 73 oakridge 2 robinson ave 416691-4763 participated in the annual scarborough civic centre parade and ceremony on nov 4 on november 11 the members will be at the cenotaph at kingston road and danforth to celebrate with branch 13 and other scarborough legions at 11 a.m there will also be a reception following at the branch and the public is welcome the naval club of toronto 1910 gerrard st e just west of woodbine 416-924-2811 will be taking part in the remembrance day ceremonies downtown the members will muster at city hall and march to the cenotaph the tscaa colour guard will be on hand along with the naval officers association toronto branch the royal naval association the wren association and the toronto sea cadet alumni association then they will return to the branch for a local ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m with music and refreshments to follow this year music will be supplied by local entertainers martin gladstone and frank caruso who will perform favourite songs from the 1940s to present day their show gets underway at 4 p.m notre dame high school 12 malvern ave 416-393-5501 is having two memorial services for their students and community members nov 9 at 9:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m the focus of the service will be on the second world war in asia dignitaries who will be on hand include angela gautier assoc dir of ed for the tcdsb mp beaches-east york matthew kellway michael prue mpp beaches-east york dr joseph wong founder of the toronto association for learning and preserving the history of wwii in asia alpha and george mcdonnell a canadian veteran who served in hong kong danforth collegiate and technical institute 800 greenwood ave will hold two moving assemblies on nov 9 the assemblies will feature a dance performance slideshow created by students and poetry reading from danforth dialogues the school s spoken word club during the assembly students will also read soldiers letters written by former danforth cti students while at war the first assembly runs from 8:50-9:50 a.m and the second will run from 9:55-10:55 a.m the theme of this year s remembrance day presentation at malvern collegiate institute 55 malvern ave is `respect for veterans there will be a focus on surviving canadian veterans as well as local malvern and beach veterans following the presentation there will also be an informal luncheon and a moment of silence to mark the 11th hour the presentation gets underway at 9:30 a.m call alcoholics anonymous 416-487-5591 www.aatoronto.org beaches alpine ski club 2013 ski season ·wed jan 9 blue mountain ·wed jan 23 osler bluffs ·wed feb 6 alpine ·wed feb 20 osler bluffs ·wed march 6 craigleith price 5 bus trips $170 if paid before dec 1/12 price after dec 1 $185 spares $45 departure time ashbridges bay 8 a.m ski hills 4 p.m new members welcome ann morgan 416-694-6676 or by email www.beachmetro.com and join us on facebook and twitter contact us about our new online advertising at 416-698-1164 x 26 check out beachesalpineskiclub@rogers.com support our local merchants if you saw their ad in beach metro news let them know now available hormone restoration consultation saliva testing window coverings inside out factory direct · factory pricing · book your appointment today wheat belly hormone havoc blinds november 29 6:30 to 7:30 prepare for winter factory showroom · repairs 20 off 32 mobile drive commercial residential since 1985 416 694-0060 free measure the reclaimed look seagull is now carrying an extensive line of exotic reclaimed hardwood furniture 39 x13 x33h $495.00 to view new line visit allwoodproducts.ca 1974 queen st east 416-690-5224 in the beaches 7 days a week www.seagullclassics.com

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4 beach metro news toronto s best priced tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach 2 coin operated/self serve dog wash shampoo and conditioner included dog the beach $5 wash in rooms easy access ramps to the tubs car wash $2 car wash bays the beach s best priced open 24 hours 7 coin operated/self serve 5 vacuums victoria park ave danforth ave mcdonalds quarry beach coin car wash pet wash 150 clonmore dr quarry plaza x gerrard st e 150 clonmore drive quarrycarwash@bell.net homebuyers get automatic access to all hot new listings with pictures in your desired price range and location www.viewhotnewlistingsdaily.com re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage photo phil lameira warden ave cl mo on r re d a close shave for terry fox st john s norway cemetery and crematorium 256 kingston rd at woodbine visit our office for assistance in pre-planning cemetery services monday to friday 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m saturday 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m 1853 zachary esterbrooks 6 shaves the legs of teacher mark glynwilliams under the supervision of pro hair stylist charlie mucifora of hair essence students at kimberley public school and beaches alternative school cheered as some of their teachers got their legs and heads shaved the event celebrated the efforts put forth by the students in raising funds for the terry fox run this year the school has raised over $20,000 over the past 15 years for the terry fox foundation police beat by sheila blinoff a local man has been charged in a bicycle theft investigation the police were contacted after a woman saw her missing bike for sale online an undercover officer purchased it and christopher mowat 40 was arrested at his home in the gerrard/main area twelve bicycles were seized five of which were declared stolen he was charged with possession of property obtained by crime police believe the other seven bikes were stolen if one could be yours contact 55 division at 416-808-5500 and quote id 24812 a man faces 14 charges after a loaded .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol was seized on oct 30 at 9 a.m members of the tavis rapid response team were on general patrol on warden avenue between danforth road and st clair when they noticed a vehicle being driven erratically in a parking lot at 682 warden ave the driver and passenger jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran in opposite directions officers chased the driver who was carrying crack cocaine though a wooded area and arrested him they also seized the semi-automatic pistol and five rounds of ammunition adrian thomas 21 has been charged with various offences four of the five men previously featured in 55 division s `wanted wednesday have now been arrested this week the police ask for your help in locating andrew murdock 22 who frequents the dundas street east area and can be violent he is wanted for two counts of assault and four counts of failure to comply with probation if you see him do not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately a 22-year-old man reported that on oct 27 at 2:30 a.m he was approached by four males in the gerrard street east and woodbine avenue area while one held his arm another took his cell phone a 42-year-old man was at main street and danforth avenue on oct 29 at 6:30 p.m when a male wearing a disguise and holding a knife stole his cell phone a 20-year-old man was in the midland and danforth area when approached by two males one claimed to have a firearm they took his cash and fled sometime on oct 23 or 24 a quantity of brass fittings disappeared from the ashbridges bay treatment plant now available west columbarium wall niches or call us at 416-691-2965 www.beachmetro.com and join us on facebook and twitter contact us about our new online advertising at 416-698-1164 x 26 check out andrew murdock 22 wanted by 55 division police on numerous charges support our local merchants if you saw their ad in beach metro news let them know anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 crime stoppers anonymously at 416-222-tips online at www.222tips.com text tor and your message to crimes 274637 or leave a tip on facebook download the free crime stoppers mobile app on itunes google play or blackberry app world self storage your neighbourhood storage centre 4500 chesswood dr north york on 6 dawes rd toronto on get your dog barking up the right tree 3198 danforth avenue danforth pharmacy want to learn how to communicate with your dog 416-739-0000 416-690-8585 www.centronstorage.com pet dog obedience training class or private new classes starting every month call for scheduling and pricing family fun agility behaviour modification counseling pet first aid courses gift certificates available call now 416-690-2793 www.doggoneright.ca info@doggoneright.ca helping people and their dogs since 2003.

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 advertisement beach metro news 5 which of these costly homeseller mistakes will you make when you sell your home toronto a new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home and a 9 step system that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money this industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today s market the fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers don t get what they want for their home and become disillusioned and ­ worse ­ financially disadvantaged when they put their home on the market as this report uncovers most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars the good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable in answer to this issue industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled the 9 step system to get your home sold fast and for top dollar to hear a brief recorded message about how to order your free copy of this report call 1-800-694-7010 and enter id 1000 you can call anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week call now to find out how you can get the most money for your home photo andrew lauer from left gene domagala bob paterson-watt bob lister elizabeth lister jean cochrane accepting posthumously for glenn cochrane romelda morson betty tustin john cartwright donna-lynn mccallum justin van dette lido chilelli michael prue and carole stimmell at queen s park for a ceremony distributing diamond jubilee medals absent were stuart stark and marie perrotta jubilee medals awarded by jon muldoon beaches-east york mpp michael prue invited a number of riding residents to queen s park earlier in october to receive a diamond jubilee medal handed out across the country in tribute to queen elizabeth ii s 60th year on the throne about 60,000 canadians will receive the medals from various politicians prue s 14 recipients were recognized for a variety of reasons three past citizens of the year were honoured including marie perrotta founder of the pegasus program for adults with developmental disabilities gene domagala for his countless volunteer activities and glenn cochrane posthumously who was nominated before he passed away for his likewise countless volunteer causes as well as several books about the beach and toronto other well-known beachers awarded the medal were lido chilelli producer of the beaches international jazz festival which has entertained hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years while also raising funds for toronto east general hospital justin van dette who volunteers extensively for several organizations including east general was also honoured with a medal former beach metro news editor carole stimmell received a medal for her long service with this newspaper along with many other community volunteer efforts although she knew some of her fellow recipients she said she was thrilled to meet others whose efforts in the riding were new to her i m very honoured to have been chosen to be part of such an amazing group it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the richness of community volunteers in the beach and east york she said everybody who was there had just done so much donna lynn mccallum has donated untold hours and photographs of east york and beach events to community members and groups some of her photos have graced the pages of this newspaper bob and liz lister are long-time east york volunteers including with their church s refugee resettlement committee john cartwright is on the boards of the waterfront regeneration trust and the canadian energy alliance pastor bob paterson-watt of woodbine heights baptist church is a tireless advocate for those living in poverty he gives his time to among others the daily bread food bank the shoelace collective and not far from the tree betty tustin has been volunteering at true davidson acres long term care for over two decades romelda morson works for tenant rights and volunteers with the metropolitan church organizing food delivery for the less fortunate stuart stark donated a kidney to his father who returned the favour by nominating him for a medal he is now an active volunteer with the kidney foundation earlier in the summer lorenzo berardinetti mpp for scarborough southwest handed out 14 medals as well from the birchcliff cliffside and western bluffs neighbourhoods four community members received medals salma zahid an advocate and organizer for the underprivileged activist and volunteer doris ward volunteer and organizer marjorie soper and hellenic-canadian federation of ontario founding member peter dimitrakoudis were all honoured with medals beaches-east york mp matthew kellway will also be distributing 30 medals if anyone is deserving of such an honour contact kellway s office by nov 12 to nominate them his medals will be handed out in january there may also be a spirit of jubilee award for youth phone 416-467-0860 email matthew.kellway@parl.gc.ca or stop by the riding office at 155 main st courtesy of henry bliss sales rep re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage not intended to solicit properties listed for sale surprisin gly afforda ble gracious retirement living in the beach n full-service retirement living n nutritious delicious meals n housekeeping laundry n activity social programs including full nursing services call susan turner to book a personal tour beach arms retirement residence 505 kingston road toronto ontario 416-698-0414 www.beacharms.com november special until the end of november buy pints any flavour of our homemade ice cream or gelato normally $7.50 for · 6.50 for one pint · 11.75 for two pints and you can also use your loyalty card available at both our beach and leslieville locations we re west of beech avenue and half a block west of the fox theatre if it s not homemade it s not ed s pumpkins handed out on queen photo jon muldoon mortgage broker lee wellbanks spent oct 20 giving away free pumpkins for carving on queen street beachers that took advantage of the future jack-o-lanterns included wolfgang westphal and nathan macrae.

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6 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach in my opinion introducing the new queen street east urban design guidelines after a lot of hard work we are close to having stronger planning rules in the beach it has been an exciting journey for the past five months hearing local residents hopes and visions for our main street this spring i asked the city s planning department to conduct a visioning study so that you the residents of ward 32 could help create guidelines to protect queen street from overdevelopment we know that large buildings towering over the street aren t appropriate here and that we can t stop all development forever this visioning study has allowed us to find a place of compromise and as a result we now have the queen street east urban design guidelines which will control the height and size of new buildings in our community many other councillors would love to have similar rules in place for their wards but i fought hard to ensure that the beach came first supportive city staff the hard work of dozens of city of toronto staff who came out to our neighbourhood to listen to your views was tremendous i want to thank managers and staff from toronto water technical services urban design ttc transportation services heritage toronto and parking just to name a few they have invested much time energy and passion into a future plan for queen street you created new rules to protect the beach i insisted that the visioning study be incredibly transparent and inclusive stories about the study appeared in beach metro news as well as other local and toronto-wide papers and we spread the word through our community centres and service groups list-serves mary-margaret mcmahon ward 32 councillor and it worked we had great turnout at the six meetings which were held in total more than 250 people came in person and there were hundreds of emails phone messages and written submissions your comments became the basis for new queen street east urban design guidelines an updated set of rules reflecting your vision of what the neighbourhood is and could be it was because of your input that the beach will be protected from the types of construction that would endanger it what do the queen street east urban design guidelines do the new guidelines will help con trol development so that buildings don t loom over the street one of the key items is mandatory stepbacks for new buildings meaning floors above four storeys will be hidden the guidelines will ensure that we are in a much better position if the community needs to fight against an inappropriately large or ugly development please take a look at the new guidelines which can be found on my website councillormcmahon.com support and next steps we have received enormous support for the visioning study and the new queen street east urban design guidelines the greater beach neighbourhood association an umbrella group for residents associations in the beach the beach bia and community groups service clubs and many individual residents have expressed their support for this important and exciting step forward i have heard from many residents that there are deep concerns about the impacts new buildings may have on our infrastructure transit system traffic flow parking etc these are important and pressing issues and so we plan to host a series of community meetings on each one of these topics starting this november beachers want to have more of a say about individual developments that are proposed here which is why i have committed to hosting meetings with developers and residents both the gbna and beach bia have expressed their interest in participating in this type of meeting thanks to everyone who offered their time energy and ideas during this exciting process please contact our office if you are not receiving our electronic newsletters and we will put you on the list to be informed of the details email councillor_mcmahon@toronto.ca or call 416-392-1376 beach metro community news published by ward 9 community news inc is a non-profit non-partisan community newspaper founded in 1972 and published 23 times a year it is distributed free by volunteers in east toronto and west scarborough and paid for by our advertisers general manager sheila blinoff ext 24 admin@beachmetro.com editor jon muldoon ext 23 editor@beachmetro.com advertising manager sherri stelmack ext 26 ads@beachmetro.com editorial assistant and ad rep bill maclean ext 22 arts@beachmetro.com reporter/photographer phil lameira ext 25 photo@beachmetro.com classifieds webmaster melinda drake ext 27 classifieds@beachmetro.com accounting assistant judy doucette ext 21 accounts@beachmetro.com office 2196 gerrard st e toronto m4e 2c7 phone 416 698-1164 fax 416 698-1253 website www.beachmetro.com next issue nov 20 advertising deadline nov 12 at 5 p.m circulation 30,000 executive brian mercer president mike howarth vice president julie digregorio secretary kelvin francis treasurer paul m babich past-president and christina blizzard and david windrim advisors this newspaper accepts advertising in good faith but does not endorse advertisers or advertisements all submitted editorial material is subject to editing issn #0838-2956 letters to the editor one beacher s special remembrance of lincoln alexander dressed in tap shoes and dance costume at kew beach united church now beach united church i peeked through a crack in the auditorium door to see how our celebrity visitor lincoln alexander ontario s 24th lieutenant-governor was enjoying the show there he was ­ front row centre ­ obviously getting a kick out of the on-stage action it was nov 18 1989 at a special version of the kew beach couples club annual variety show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the club our dance in the show s finale featured eight dancers dressed in tuxedo-style outfits top hats black tights and high heeled tap shoes well rehearsed and spurred on by the presence of our important guest we danced our hearts out the show and our dance were well received following a speech by the lieutenant-governor word quickly spread backstage that mr alexander had been effusive in his praise of the club and the performers referring to us as `talented amateurs he even dubbed us most professional amateurs a compliment that was most appreciated lincoln alexander who passed away oct 19 at the age of 90 was perhaps not the only celebrity to grace our audience but he was certainly my favourite helen collins kippendavie avenue toronto-east york community council votes today on the proposed guidelines yet the final guidelines were made public less than a week beforehand this lack of time for community review and debate is itself a symptom that something is wrong with the process mr hykamp says development approvals have been frozen until the study has been completed so why is councillor mcmahon unwilling to consider a deferral for even one teycc meeting the `freeze would continue or isn t it actually meaningful as she promised but we didn t get a proper interim control by law and so now the 1884 queen st e rezoning must be reviewed by council instead of just 200 woodbine ave we already have guidelines the issue is the new ones are inconsistent with current zoning and explicitly accept heights over 12m up to 20m and densities over the current 2.0 times coverage gridlock will get worse guidelines don t offer the strong protection we had until the planners tore up our `secondary plan with the 2002 official plan in the final report for 1960-1962 queen st e the city planner said of the 2004 guidelines that the majority of these guidelines have been achieved with the proposed building design yet it s obvious that they hadn t been met ­ guidelines offer no certainty apart from whether a deferral will allow for proper debate of the proposed guidelines if they can be improved or if another approach might be better like duplicating our old secondary plan mr hykamp s letter raises the question who really speaks for the majority of beachers the save queen street campaign had 350 people eagerly taking lawn signs based on ads and flyers decrying oversized condos and density increases over 200 people came to the meeting and only five per cent of the people who voted there opposed a deferral yet gbna won t respect this clear indication of where most beachers stand by comparison gbna doesn t even hold regular meetings where all their members are invited gbna is a strange hybrid that is not democratic ­ neither gbna s four member board nor mr hykamp were elected gbna has few individual members and nearly half their member groups don t border queen most areas of the beach have no residents group in gbna s forum while claiming to cover to north of gerrard in the last year gbna did little or nothing on planning issues relating to anything other than queen cont d on page 31 another vision for queen street re queen street east visioning study best way to save queen street letters to the editor beach metro news oct 23

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 beach metro news 7 david van dyke deja views the ttc street car has just orbited the neville park loop and begun its westward journey the archival photograph was taken in 1947 do you have an old photo you d like to share please call me at 416-390-2527 buy with zero down discover how to buy with no money down and obtain free computerized listings with pictures of all available homes www.buywithzerodown.info re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage constituency office 1821 danforth avenue toronto on m4c 1j2 tel 416-690-1032 fax 416-690-8420 web www.michaelprue.com e-mail mprue-co@ndp.on.ca photo raymond f corley courtesy john f bromley photos appearing in beach metro news are available for purchase email photo@beachmetro.com matthew kellway m.p beaches­east york 155 main street toronto on m4e 2v9 t 416-467-0860 f 416-467-0905 email matthew.kellway@parl.gc.ca office hours · monday 10am-5pm · tuesday 1-8pm · wednesday closed · thursday 10am-5pm · friday 10am-4:30pm local toastmasters looking for new speakers by jon muldoon beaches speeches is looking for a few good speakers ­ or at least those who would love to improve their communication skills and build self-confidence the club an official branch of toastmasters international meets weekly at community centre 55 where members are given the opportunity to make short speeches and receive constructive feedback current club treasurer joan brent said her time at beaches speeches has been a great benefit to her it is very educational and very inspirational if i miss a meeting i feel badly about it because i know i ve missed some good stuff she said the club which was initiated by local resident chris yaccato in 2004 has ranged in membership up to almost 50 members the beaches chapter like any other needs at least 20 members to retain official membership in the international organization we have a core group of very loyal members said brent but new members are always welcome and encouraged meetings last one and a half hours and are structured the same each week with an intro from the week s toastmaster table topics during which every member speaks for a minute on a topic revealed at the meeting and several prepared speeches from members evaluators also volunteer to point out the positive parts of each speech as well as pointing out areas for improvement that s a very important part of the whole process said brent people of every background are eligible and encouraged to check out beaches speeches the club attracts everyone from those preparing for a wedding speech to new canadians to those who simply want to be able to speak to a group without fear that s one of the things i like about it is that it s such a variety of people said brent weekly meetings usually take place at community centre 55 at 1 p.m on sundays the nov 18 meeting will be a pot-luck lunch at the childrens peace theatre on dawes road for more information on beaches speeches visit beachesspeeches.org.

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8 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach inner beauty · microdermabrasion · facials · lash and brow tinting · lash extentions · manicures · pedicures · waxing · electrolysis giftcertific at e s ava ilable beach student learns politics in person by melinda drake local student caelius musharbash tarantino didn t need a textbook to learn some lessons about the ontario political system from sept 10 to oct 4 caelius a grade 8 student at st denis catholic school served as a legislative page at queen s park an educational experience that is offered to grade 7 and 8 students across the province pages assist mpps by running errands transporting documents and making sure water glasses are full the program also includes school classes in math and english and a debate it was great he said i d definitely do it again if i could caelius had been casting about for something to do as an extracurricular activity and his father suggested the page program caelius who at that time was in grade 7 at northmount school for boys jumped at the chance he went to the ontario legislature website for more information sent in a application and was accepted as well as having an average of 80 or above candidates must write an essay about themselves caelius wrote about the volunteer work he had been doing including holding bake sales that raised money for disadvantaged women and children participating in seniors bingo nights and helping his grandmother make tomato sauce every september caelius is a musician who plays piano guitar bass drums harmonica ukelele saxophone and trumpet last year i taught some of the kids at recess he said despite his musical prowess he sees it as a hobby and is eyeing a career in law eventually law sounds fun he said i like the way they use words in politics they use lots of words and in law they use lots of words but law appeals to me a bit more than politics caelius mother franca said the page program is something every child should experience the family billetted a student page from ottawa and dinner-time conversations centred n atio loc new call for an appointment innerbeauty@bellnet.ca 98 hammersmith avenue 416-527-2251 specializing in criminal regulatory traffic offences photo submitted caelius musharbash tarantino left as page captain for the day is seen with sergeant at arms dennis clark and phoenix musharbash tarantino around the day s activities you could tell the boys were really charged up about what was going on throughout the day she said i felt as a mom that every child should be able to feel that sort of energy that sort of excitement about politics for more information about the legislative page program visit www.ontla.on.ca seniors adults · foot care problems children · examinations acorn personal fitness because fitness is personal call to discuss your fitness interests restore · maintain · build norm spence personal training specialist visit the studio at www.acornpersonalfitness.ca remember your ta xableincome if you let me plan your taxes with you call 416-693-2274 www.eclarimercga.com emily c larimer certified general accountant local to the beach 416 716 2367 normspence@sympatico.ca david allison d ch chiropodist studio at victoria park kingston road in-home training available corns callous full nail care heel pain warts martin gladstone ll.b solicitor notary public 416 custom made orthotics 2494 danforth ave #205 above shoppers drug mart west of main street · toronto 691-4348 open saturdays 579 kingston rd suite 111 at main 416-693-9000 www.gladstonelaw.ca learning problems gifted child assessment of strengths and needs behaviour problems in distress or bereaved counselling to help you gain control for children adolescents and adults insurance coverage possible beaches location 416-433-9726 reaching your achievement potential dr a lynne beal ­ psychologist your lawyer in the beach norman shiffman m.d f.r.c.p cosmetic dermatologist facial rejuvenation botox restylane acne treatment removal of unwanted spots laser hair removal job stress · managing conflict · improving work performance · developing your career experience makes the difference botox-2000 treatments laser hair removal-4000 treatments 2533 danforth ave at main 416698-5521 · microdermabrasion · body treatments · facials · aromatherapy massage · spa packages · ear candling · waxing · manicure/pedicure · sunless spray tan · gift certificates www.torontodermatology.com 2279 queen st e · 416.698.2944 beautyandthebeachspa.net 30 min treatment $35 fall special reg $40 shiatsu therapy 1 microdermabrasion $69 2 juvaderm $100 off fall special second syringe linda bronicheski b.mus ll.b barrister and solicitor 47 main street at lyall 416-763-6884 www.beachesfamilylaw.com · · · · · neck and back pain sports injuries chronic fatigue muscle pain acupuncture available ·botox cosmetic for sweating ·sclerotherapy ·radiotherapy for face veins ·chemical peels we are currently accepting medical patients via health care connect call for details marlene gacser cst c ac 416-694-4090 certified shiatsu therapist and acupuncturist 2455a queen st.e dr cathy andrew 416-691-1965 quarry plaza

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 beachmetronews 9 professio na ldirecto ry self-governing health professions health holistic therapies wellness psychotherapy shirley russ bsc ma psychotherapy that leads to change 416-264-8669 new to the beach lawyers/legal timothy i.w patrick barrister solicitor chiropractors beaches wellness centre massage therapy registered massage therapists dr karin rummell associates optometrists 1914 queen st e e of woodbine mon sat by appointment personal training private fully-equipped studio achieve your fitness goals today andrew walmsley b.p.e leslieville personal training 20 leslie st free parking qualified and experienced dr johanna carlo chiropractor 2277 queen street east at glen manor www.advanced approachesmassage.com su willson b.mus r.m.t assoc over 25 years experience with individuals and couples real estate law · p 416-690-0765 · f 416-690-5861 email timothypatrick@bellnet.ca 927 kingston rd w of vic pk now magazine · hours incl evenings saturdays · voted best massage therapist 416-691-5757 beaches optometry clinic www.leslievillefitness.com 416-709-6654 www.shirleyruss.com 416-698-7070 degen s health group dr wade whitten d.c dr tanja degen d.c cpt dr christina carreau n.d 1092 kingston rd 416-694-6767 dr linda chan 951 kingston rd west of victoria park optometrist missfit.ca in-home personal trainer 416 888 6465 michelle@missfit.ca carol henderson ma client-focused psychotherapy for indidviduals and couples stress anxiety depression anger management insurance clients welcome carolannehenderson@gmail.com 416.219.2671 evening weekend appointments available 416-691-1991 barrister solicitor estate planning/real estate/business house calls 416-767-cass 2277 x 207 416-795-4899 cell 416-491-0273 fax garrycass@sympatico.ca garry m cass dragonfly therapeutics intuitive reiki treatments workshops sharon madsen hsc rmt woodbine gerrard call 416-737-7717 registered massage therapy at victoria park beside manchester arms 416-699-5320 · free parking dr david jeong dentist 2107 danforth ave at woodbine subway new patients welcome open saturdays kew beach health clinic naturopathy · homeopathy · clinical nutrition · · matrix energetics · · bowen therapy · nancy leach m sc bmcp mindfullness meditation and counselling from the author of the body means well physical illness life transitions anxiety depression glover associates barristers solicitors notaries real estate family litigation wills estates corporate ashbridge s health centre dr emily howell jackie leesun chiropractic acupuncture orthotics registered massage therapy megan conway rmt crhp associates queen hammersmith open 6 days/wk therapy lounge 416-696-1800 416-690-6168 647-239-1903 www.mindfulwayconsulting.com massage therapy · reflexology 2245 queen st east · 2nd floor 416-691-3700 queen and woodbine 1522 queen st e 416-465-5575 416-916-7122 dr d caplan family dentistry open 6 days a week new patients always welcome 2200 queen st east at balsam 416-691-8555 www.balsamdental.com balsam dental traditional chinese medicine registered acupuncturist acupuncture jaimy chua r.ac accounting chartered accountant bert van delft complete financial services for the business owner manager entrepreneur self-employed corporate and personal income tax services david faed dr tyrrell ashcroft dr thien dang-tan omega health fitness art acupuncture chiropractic graston 1089 kingston rd at victoria park www.omegahealthandfitness.com criminal lawyer urban calm therapeutics stephanie gage rmt cami rahman rmt caitlin mcaulay rmt 1789 queen st east unit 6 therapy lounge 2245 queen st east · 2nd floor 690-0000 bestcriminallawyer.ca barrister solicitor 416-916-7122 647-317-6017 416-698-3157 dr linda winter psychologist consultations · therapy individuals · couples over 20 years experience located at queen wheeler veterinarians john littlejohn d.v.m and associates bus 416-270-9898 98 scarboro beach blvd kathryn wright family law mediation 2239 queen street east www.kathrynwrightlaw.com kathrynwrightlaw@gmail.com dr scott dunham kew gardens health group 2181 queen st east suite 305 at lee chiropractor jen goddard r.m.t neville park health group 2455a queen st east 416-691-1071 dr linda iny lempert psychologist ­ psychologue individuals and couples services disponibles en français 47 main street at lyall woodbine animal clinic 1905 danforth ave between woodbine coxwell chartered accountant · corporate personal tax · specializing in small to medium business · financial advice 21 st clair avenue east suite 502 william f deneault 416-699-8848 416-907-0103 www.kewgardenshealth.com 416-690-6257 pregnancy massage · trish lavers rmt · nicole meades rmt open evenings and sundays 1114 queen st east 416-469-2100 www.livingwaterstherapies.ca · easy booking online · 416-699-1175 christine kato b sc d.v.m tel 416 962-2186 chartered accountants kriens larose paul j cahill personal injury lawyer car accidents slips and falls disability claims 220 bay street suite 1400 animal chiropractic dr mark t garbutt d.c certified animal chiropractor 416-694-4380 www.drlempert.ca kato animal hospital 2830 danforth ave east of dawes rd 416-690-2112 · financial services for owner-managed businesses · personal and corporation tax preparation · located in the heart of the beach dr lynn wells psychologist practice restricted to the identification of giftedness and to learning problems and disorders in all ages dogs cats pocket pets housecalls available · 416-690-6800 · kriens@krienslarose.com www.krienslarose.com 416-643-3857 pcahill@willdavidson.ca 1004 coxwell ave o connor 416-423-2289 houghton veterinary housecall services vaccines examinations diagnostics palliative care and home euthanasia provided for your pets in the comfort of your own home melani norman certified management accountant b math cma accounting issues and systems bookkeeping personal and corporate taxes linda bronicheski lawyer beaches family law effective resolution of family law matters counselling relationships couples finding your strengths peg earle m.a m.div registered marriage family therapist architecture/design stephen g king architect b arch oaa mraic serving the beach since 1987 residential restorations home inspections commercial interiors landscapes complete project services from design through construction 416-690-1236 dr jody levenbach psychologist children and young adolescents assessment · cbt social skills · parent coaching dr barbara houghton 647-221-5516 call 416-471-0337 certified general accountant an accountant with an affinity for those in the arts and entertainment industry call 416-693-2274 emily@eclarimercga.com www.eclarimercga.com local in the beach 47 main street toronto 416-763-6884 linda@beachesfamilylaw.com insurance covered emily c larimer 416-698-9027 peg@pegearle.com www.stephenkingarchitect.com member ontario association of architects 416 694-8181 vet on wheels gerrard mobile veterinary services the law office of shaunna kelly criminal lawyer shaunnakelly.com phone 647-340-6651 fax 416-203-2332 shaunnakelly@gmail.com www.tokidservices.com 647-891-2603 dr ahmad badri dvm 416-284-4610 www.vetonwheels.info info@vetonwheels.info child adolescent and family therapy trauma bullying and addictions youth in conflict with the law sports performance counselling for youth child and adolescent counselling w morris design architectural and interior design consultants design concepts and permit drawings wesley morris arido idc aato dr dermot stewart psychological assessment and counselling for children and adolescents with learning difficulties over 30 years experience in school boards private practice siegi a schuler ph.d candidate rsw 416-362-7472 siegischuler@aol.com 416-261-9679 psychologist psychotherapy abina murphy r.i.h.r spiritual psychotherapist past life regression reiki master lawyers/legal dashwood dashwood barristers solicitors family law lawyer susan t dixon life management corporate coaching 1234 kingston rd · suite 120 416-556-6073 physiotherapy east toronto orthopaedic sports injury clinic david evans r.p.t f.c.a.m.t danny kuzmich b sc f.c.a.m.t and associates 1577 danforth unit 4 at coxwell geoffrey j dashwood 961 kingston rd tel 416-690-7222 toronto m4e 1s8 fax 416-690-8738 416-693-2733 www.dixonslaw.ca licensed paralegal small claims traffic tickets landlord/tenant criminal debt letters mediation/arbitration etc call for a free 30 min consult 579 kingston rd #110 toronto 2120 queen street east hammersmith adr-mediation post architects · building permits · zoning advice · construction services will hudson oaa mpsquared coaching merrill pierce cca icf 416.824.2626 merrill@mpsquaredcoaching.com www.postarchitecture.com ph 416 694 2566 416-693-5611 shellyann pereira do you think differently gifted/adhd support coaching school/workplace performance children/adults mary lynn trotter msw rsw 416-875-9474 marylynntrotter@rogers.com www.adhdtreatmenttoronto.com ask about insurance coverage taylor design services architectural and engineering design permit drawings and applications nancy christie m.t.c mindfullness psychotherapy · depression · trauma · anxiety · relationship · creativity · free initial consultation 416-691-3768 snider digregorio barristers solicitors notaries 978 kingston road toronto ont m4e 1s9 647-693-6221 michael taylor p eng bcin 416 316 3248 info@taylordesignservices.ca 416-691-3943 www.mindfullnesstraumatherapy.ca tel 416-699-0424 fax 416-699-0285 email info@sdlegal.ca chiropractors dr janet d arcy chiropractor massage therapy registered massage therapists professional engineering services renovations additions structural design · building permit physiotherapy beaches health group® yvette sedgewick 2212 queen st e catherine allon bsc med psychotherapist personal coach · live a meaningful fulfilling life · meditation support group for women barristers solicitors notaries public 300 main street o reilly moll forrest advanced therapeutics since 1989 neville park health group 2455a queen st east kevin oates r.m.t assoc 416-690-2076 kew gardens health group massage therapy · physiotherapy osteopathy · naturopathic medicine 416-694-0232 turner catherine associates men s issues anger addictions insurance coverage nigel turner 416-690-3684 individuals and couples nishe catherine 416-698-0370 416-690-3324 denise m f badleycostello family real estate wills business immigration small claims court 2069 danforth ave woodbine 416-690-6257 open saturdays now magazine 1398 queen st e east of greenwood ave voted best massage therapist local · affordable 416-200-6300 www.wintaco.com www.advancedtherapeutics.ca 416-469-3879 open 7 days finance/insurance instant tax refund personal corporation tax · bookkeeping gst/payroll 2481 kingston rd suite 207 2181 queen st e suite 305 barrister solicitor notary dr kelly robazza dr william chan chiropractic acupuncture a.r.t laser 2212 queen st e beaches massage centre zabiullah khaliqi rmt 2212 queen st e at spruce hill 416-907-0103 www.kewgardenshealth.com at lee 416-690-6195 416-698-5861 john h bjarnason d.c chiropractor 1906 queen st e 1 block east of woodbine manoj@actfinance.ca 416-690-5185 416-269-2744 physiotherapy at home physiotherapy and rehabilitation services provided in the comfort of your own home treatment covered by most extended health plans judy gould ph.d experienced psychotherapist relationship difficulties · anxiety depression · body image concerns physical illness · free consultation carl a brand barrister solicitor notary 961 kingston rd toronto canada m4e 1s8 tel 416-699-5100 fax 416-690-8738 brandlaw@live.ca dolores wootton r.m.t marlene gascer c.s.t john barnet r.m.t book online at essencetherapy.com 2455a queen st e e of silver birch · essence · resource one specializing in small business since 1980 corporate/sole proprietor tax returns bookkeeping services · tax planning financial loan strategies 416-707-2298 www.yourhomephysio.com 320 danforth suite 206 carrot common 647-991-4225 www.judygould.com 416-694-2868 416-694-4090 roland 416-698-7976 digibiz2007@yahoo.ca

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10 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach community calendar 21 madelaine ave victoria park/danforth featuring exciting paintings on space and more in acrylic by ross macdonald info 416-686-7384 16 nov 6 beach and east toronto historical society meeting at the beaches library 2161 queen st e 6:30-8 p.m new members welcome wheelchair accessible 16 nov 7 friends of norwood park meeting at community centre 55 97 main st 7 p.m purpose of meeting is to gather together people who are interested in improving norwood park a follow-up meeting will be held 16 in january info nov 7 catholic children s aid society foster care information night 7-9:30 p.m for families interested in becoming foster par16 ents register at 416-395-0558 nov 10 neighbourhood unitarian universalist congregation country western rockin fundraiser at royal canadian legion 243 coxwell ave south of gerrard st e 7 p.m silent auction hors d oeuvres and cash bar music by rockabilly king alistair christl and the neighbourhood spirit choir tickets $25 cash or cheques only for silent auction items proceeds in support of greening our neighbourhood children youth programs free parking available info neighbourhood office 416-686-6809 16 nov 10 christmas bazaar at fallingbrook presbyterian church 31 wood glen rd at kingston rd 10:30 a.m 2 p.m attic treasures pyjamas country store preserves baking and art from a local artist bling jewelry hand-knitted fashion socks and scarves purses quilting and sewing gift baskets draw caricatures tea room info 416-699-3084 fboffice@rogers.com 16 nov 10 rosalee peppard presents living titanic and more at birchcliff bluffs united church 33 east rd 7:30 p.m a musical memoir of titanic survivor hilda mary slayter tickets $20 seniors/students $15 available at 416-668-1871 titanicconcert2012@gmail.com 16 nov 10 grand opening open house at bell s martial arts 2200 danforth ave east of woodbine ave 10 a.m 4 p.m for adults and children interested in training free children s class at 2 p.m free tea coffee cookies info 647-352-3559 16 nov 10 11 craft fair at corpus christi church lockwood queen st e saturday 10 a.m 7 p.m sunday 10 a.m 2 p.m beautiful hand-made crafts baby and children s clothes knits quilts preserves handmade cards toys christmas decorations baking raffles and our famous cafe free parking 16 nov 11 trumpet mastery concert at kingston road united church 975 kingston rd 1:30 p.m featuring james gardiner tso trumpet and eric mackeracher piano and organ adults $20 students $10 kids 12 and under free info www.kruc.ca 416-699-6091 16 nov 13 accessibility walk along queen street east 11:30 a.m 1 p.m join ward 32 councillor mary-margaret mcmahon on this walk along both sides of queen street from brookmount rd to lee ave provide input on how to make sidewalks safer and more accessible for the physically/visually disabled info laurie smith 416-392-1376 16 nov 13 beaches-east york green party pub night at mccarthy s pub 1801 gerrard st e at bowmore rd 8:30 p.m all welcome 16 info nov 14 seniors awareness at st paul s united church 200 mcintosh st 10 a.m topic seniors safety with a speaker from the police free info or to pre-register 416-2614222 16 nov 15 outing club of east york winter information night at s walter stewart library 170 memorial park ave coxwell mortimer 7 p.m mr salomon of velotique will talk about winter gear light refreshments and door prizes 16 nov 17 christmas bazaar at st theresa s church 2559 kingston rd at midland 10 a.m 1 p.m bake sale crafts white elephant raffles lunch room 16 nov 17 bazaar at royal canadian legion br 11 9 dawes rd 10 a.m 2 p.m ladies auxiliary bazaar with something for every16 one great prizes to be won nov 17 holly berry fair at st luke s anglican church 904 coxwell ave at cosburn ave 9:30 a.m 2:30 p.m tea room crafts knitted goods baking quilt raffle books christmas items attic treasures and more info 416-421-6878 ext 21 16 nov 17 peppermint fair at st clair o connor community corner of st clair ave e o connor dr 10 a.m 2 p.m shop for christmas crafts collectibles bake sale and lunch raffle tickets for queen-size mennonite quilt and 3 other prizes 6 for $5 all welcome 16 nov 17 christmas bazaar at chester village 3555 danforth ave 10 a.m 3 p.m info 416-466-2173 16 nov 17 real food for families presents healthy snacks lunches without refined sugar at community centre 55 97 main st 1-2:30 p.m free learn how to make easy nutritious and cost-efficient lunches and snacks recipes provided child care provided 16 nov 18 cantemus singers directed by michael erdman present make we merry at st aidan s anglican church queen st e at silver birch 3 p.m a concert of renaissance motets carols and charpentier s can nov 1-30 art exhibiton at ida s art studio annual corpus christi craft fair 16 lockwood road woodbine queen sat nov 10 10-7 sun nov 11 10-2 unique christmas gifts for those special people in your life a sensitive way to teach art sou newnting pai ss for cladults a l for children adults seniors special needs are welcome www.idatong.com 416-686-7384 21 madelaine avenue victoria pk danforth ave to local businesses by letting them know you saw their ad in beach metro news and by recommending them to others show your support tata in nativitatem domini with the community baroque orchestra of toronto tickets at door adults $20 s/s $15 info 416-5786602 www.cantemus.ca 16 nov 18 craft bake sale at st john s catholic church 794 kingston rd east of glen manor 9:30 a.m 12:30 p.m sale entrance stair access only and lots of free parking at the back of the church enjoy coffee/tea while you browse info maryse 416699-4237 16 nov 18 pre-natal yoga class at fitness works for women 2171 queen st e at lee ave 11 a.m noon free trial for new students info or to sign up yogawithgail.com 416-433-6702 16 nov 20 beaches recreation centre advisory council annual general meeting at the centre upstairs 6 williamson rd 7 p.m please attend if you are interested in becoming a member or volunteer info springsprint@hotmail.ca 16 nov 20 beach garden society annual general meeting at adam beck community centre 79 lawlor ave 7:15-9 p.m following agm there will be demonstrations of seasonal arrangements new members and guests welcome light refreshments served venue is wheelchair accessible info beachgs.ca@gmail.com www.beachgs.ca 16 nov 20 author visit vincent lam at taylor memorial library 1440 kingston rd 7 p.m dr lam author of bloodletting and miraculous cures will read from his latest book the headmaster s wager info 416-3968940 16 nov 21 seniors awareness at st paul s united church 200 mcintosh st 10 a.m topic wills power of attorney and the basics with lawyer john macaulay free info or to pre-register 416-261-4222 16 nov 23 friday forum with decadent desserts at birchcliff bluffs united church 33 east rd 7:30 p.m mayan end of days facts and fallacy $15 at the door forums run to april 2013 subscription price $75 info 416-694-4081 17 nov 24 craft sale at st john the baptist norway church 470 woodbine ave at kingston rd 9:30 a.m 2 p.m local artisans will be selling crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays at this popular annual sale lunch and home baking too inquiries regarding vending tables genny stock gordo17 nandgenny@hotmail.com nov 25 sunday funday at royal canadian legion branch 11 9 dawes rd 1-6 pm entertainment prizes and more info 416-6991353 17 nov 25 christmas parade along kingston road from victoria park ave to walter st north to community centre 55 97 main st info 416-691-1113 17 nov 25 dec 2 scarborough model railroaders train show at 17 jeavons ave birchmount rd danforth rd 11 a.m 4 p.m two floors of operating model railroads 1,500 sq ft ho scale layout and 1,000 sq ft n scale layout adults $5 children $2 seniors $3 families $12 new members welcome info www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org 17 nov 27 toronto police service 55 division town hall meeting at gerrard ashdale library 1432 gerrard st e 7-8 p.m info 416808-5500 17 dec 1 scarborough philharmonic orchestra presents festive music from around the world at salvation army scarborough citadel 2021 lawrence ave e at warden ave 8 p.m pre-concert chat 7:15 p.m wintery music from russia china and around the globe $30 adults $25 seniors $15 students with id free for children 10 and under free underground parking wheelchair accessible info and ticket reservations 416429-0007 17 dec 1 pet appreciation day at community centre 55 97 main st 2-5 p.m create happy pets and happy families a day of fun and education for pets and owners information booths about nutrition adoption training as well as a dog obstacle course free info 416691-1113 17 dec 2 women of jazz concert at kingston road united church 975 kingston rd 1:30 p.m featuring shannon butcher vocalist and friends adults $20 students $10 kids 12 16 and under free info 416-699-6091 dec 17 flu shot clinic at community centre 55 97 main st 1-3 p.m there is only one vaccination containing h1n1 and two other strains info evonne 416-691-1113 ext 222 fr tuesdays seniors jazz at royal canadian legion baron byng beaches branch 1/42 243 coxwell ave 1-3 p.m info 416-465-0120 fr beach interfaith outreach lunch and fellowship for adults is held monday through friday from 11 a.m 1 p.m mondays at corpus christi catholic church tuesdays at st john s norway anglican church hosted by st john s and st nicholas anglican church wednesdays at beaches hebrew institute thursdays at st aidan s anglican church hosted by beach united church and fridays at kingston road united church cohosted with st aidan s anglican church r info 416-691-6869 calvary grace pascoe care centre in conjunction with daily bread food is open tuesday and thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m for distribution of food and clothing to clients residing between woodbine and victoria park and danforth to the lake donations of food and clean clothing accept ed on those days enter from parking lot at rear of calvary baptist church main and benlamond info kathie or susan 416-6912899 e/o st e ·book club last thursday of each month 7-8 p.m nov 29 the book of negroes by lawrence hill dec 20 bel canto by ann patchett ·nov 15 cosmic frontiers small stars big explosions and vast distances with kelly lepo dept of astronomy and astrophysics u of t 7-8 p.m library is wheelchair accessible info 416-393-7717 ashdaleevents@gmail.ca www.torontopubliclibrary.ca 16 gerrard ashdale library 1432 gerrard royal canadian legion br 73 2 robinson ave seniors day every tuesday 1-4 p.m music from the 20s 30s 40s and 50s dancing cash draw birthday cake third tuesday of the month and a free drink to anyone with a birthday during that month plus a special draw for a birthday gift info 416-691-4763 weight loss challenge at matty eckler community centre 953 gerrard st e wednesdays 7 p.m class size limited $50 for 8 weeks info 416-879-2512 647-295-2469 www.shapeuptoronto.com 17 jam session at royal canadian legion branch 11 9 dawes rd every second friday 8-11 p.m info 416-699-1353 16 we are a looking to form a small group of people who would like to become co-owners of property and a house in the beach and set up apartments in the home with a communal area which could lead to moving to the country if all goes well preferences for those handy at renovations and filmmakers with some capital to put down into sustainable living leave your name and number so we can decide when to set up the first meeting email indigo_to@yahoo.ca comes new members we practise thursdays 7:30-9 p.m and perform sundays at 11 a.m at 794 kingston rd 3 blocks east of main st you don t have to have musical training to sing with us but you do have to like singing and want to be with others to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts we are friendly and welcoming and our leader is a wonderful music teacher info paul r williams 416-699-2518 is welcoming new members if you enjoy music and singing this may just be a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you ability to read music is an asset the ability to carry a tune is essential join us on wednesday evening and try us out mark oracion is our music director we rehearse wednesdays 7:30 p.m and sundays 9:30 a.m before 10:30 a.m service to sing only for our special christmas fundraiser in support of churches by the bluffs food bank rehearsals will begin 7pm leave a message if you are interested phone 416-694-4081 or e-mail bbucoffice@bellnet.ca or visit birchcliffbluffs.org 16 st john s catholic church choir wel birchcliff bluffs united church choir have you sometimes wished you could spend a holiday sober alcoholics anonymous aa is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength of hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism info www.aatoronto.org 416-487-5591 pegasus thrift store 931 kingston rd now has a kiddies corner also new fashion items daily for women men and teens pegasus is a not-for-profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabili16 ties like us on facebook terian church 31 wood glen rd 9:30-11:30 a.m playdate for children 1-4 toys games music story time caregivers must supervise their own children come and have some indoor fun info 416-699-3084 fboffice@rogers.com 16 monday mornings at fallingbrook presby waverley road baptist church 129 wa verley rd sundays 11 a.m featuring a blend of modern and traditional music and interesting sermons that teach the bible and apply it to your life all welcome come as your are info www.waverleyroadbaptist.ca st aidan s church queen st e at silver birch ave sunday services are at 8:30 10:30 a.m church school and nursery at 10:30 mid-week service wednesdays 10:30 a.m all 16 welcome 416-691-2222 beach united church the heart of the beach temporarily located in st aidan s church 70 silver birch rd all are welcome to worship on sundays 10:30 a.m ·wed choirs col canto jr 6:30-7:25 p.m senior 7:30-9:30 p.m ·thurs handbells 4-6:30 p.m ·every other wed senior link beach united church lunch bunch and program nov 7 a child s veteran a documentary by don gray followed by a home-cooked meal 11 a.m call to book space 416-691-7407 ·interfaith lunch program thursdays 11 a.m 1 p.m some of our other groups are knitting group lecture series cooking with soul all welcome info 416-691-8082 www.beachunitedchurch.com building construction blog beaches presbyterian church 65 glen manor dr s of queen in the heart of the beach worship in a family-friendly relaxed environment sunday school and nursery coffee and new friendships are free lgtb friendly sundays 10:30 a.m minister rev matt mckay info www.beacheschurch.org r 416-699-5871

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tuesday november 6 2012 neighbourhood everyone has a story to tell news in brief by melinda drake the beach and east toronto historical association will meet tonight tuesday nov 6 at the beaches library 2161 queen st e from 6:30 to 8 p.m this is the second meeting the group has held and anyone wishing to learn more about the history of the beach community is urged to attend the library is wheelchair accessible the friends of norwood park will hold a meeting on wednesday nov 7 at community centre 55 97 main st beginning at 7 p.m to discuss improving and maintaining the park a follow-up meeting will be held in january to discuss the various proposals norwood park is located just south of gerrard street east one block west of main street and houses a playground tennis courts and a dog leash-free area the friends group is welcoming new members and anyone who cares about the future of the park for more information or if you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to voice your interest visit www.norwoodpark.ca and use the feedback form under the contact tab ward 32 councillor marymargaret mcmahon along with city of toronto staff will lead an accessibility walk along queen street east on tuesday nov 13 from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m the purpose of the walk is to locate problem areas that persons with physical or visual disabilities or impairments might encounter the group will meet at the starbucks at the corner of queen street east and brookmount road proceed along the north side of queen street to lee avenue then return to the starting point along the south side of queen if you would like to join or want more information call laurie smith at 416392-1376 or email councillor_mcmahon@toronto.ca author vincent lam will read from his latest book the headmaster s wager on tuesday nov 20 at taylor library 1440 kingston rd at 7 p.m lam was an emergency room physician who worked at toronto east general hospital his first book bloodletting and miraculous cures won the 2006 scotiabank giller prize the headmaster s wager takes place in saigon during the vietnam war lam s reading is part of the author visits series held regularly at the library for more information call 416-396-8939 pet appreciation day takes place saturday dec 1 at around beach metro s 11 marathon marks milestone for smith by melinda drake it is said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step for one local man stepping into a gym in 2006 was the first step on a personal journey of selfimprovement that has seen him lose 70 pounds start his own business as a personal trainer and run a half-marathon brian smith 41 has battled with his weight his whole life and as he points out a job at a fast food restaurant when he was in grade 11 didn t do him any favours but it was while working as security/concierge at a downtown condo that he realized his weight gain was contributing to a deepening depression i was frustrated he said i was always tired the job was stressful i was never happy with myself in 2006 smith knew he had to do something about both his size and the resulting sadness i finally decided to start doing something about myself to start liking me more said smith it was the catalyst for me to start going to the gym although smith had always been involved in sports to some degree ­ playing hockey and umpiring with east toronto baseball ­ the gym experience wasn t easy at first smith had to work through feelings of intimidation and judgment and the sense that he didn t belong but he persevered and began a weight training program that today involves working out at the gym four times a week as the weight dropped smith s selfconfidence rose he was inspired to try running beginning with 5k races he ran three of them and his success with those inspired him to greater challenges in july he was part of a team of four who competed in the spartan run a 7km obstacle course held in oro smith loved every muddy minute of it brian smith recently ran the toronto waterfront half marathon raising $800 for the canadian cancer society photo phil lameira community centre 55 from 2 to 5 p.m learn how to create happy dogs cats and families through fun community and education information booths will be set up to answer questions about pet nutrition adoption training and more fido will even be able to try his paw at a dog agility obstacle course this event is free for more information call 416-691-1113 flu shots will be available at community centre 55 97 main st on monday dec 17 from 1 to 3 p.m the vaccination administered by toronto ems contains h1n1 and two other strains for more information call evonne at 416-691-1113 ext 222 community centre 55 is the venue for `healthy snacks lunches without refined sugar a presentation by real food for families on saturday nov 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m find out how to make easy nutritious and cost-efficient lunches and snacks with no hidden sugars and then take home the recipes the presenters will also be able to answer any questions about nutrition real food for families is comprised of a team of nutritionists that promotes fresh foods that our grandmothers would recognize for more information about this event call community centre 55 at 416691-1113 the catholic children s aid society will hold a foster care information night on wednesday nov 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m anyone who has ever considered becoming a foster parent is welcome to attend please register by calling 416-395-0558 or email fostercare@torontoccas.org bundle up the kids fill the thermos with hot chocolate and bring the blankets and lawn chairs over to kingston road on sunday nov 25 for the 7th annual beach christmas parade presented by community centre 55 and the businesses of kingston road village the theme of this year s parade is `jingle bells and it offers something for everyone beginning at 1 p.m floats and bands will march along kingston road starting at neil mcneil school on victoria park avenue south of kingston road west to walter street the procession will then head north on walter winding through the upper beach neighbourhood and ending at community centre 55 where there will be a post-parade party with hamper and santa please bring a toonie to support cc55 s share-achristmas program for more information email nancy@centre55.com or call 416691-1113 ext 224 there were all sorts of obstacles climbing over a rope wall crawling through a drainage pipe jumping over a fire pit climbing up 15 feet of hay crawling through four feet of mud with barbed wire overhead smith s next challenge was the scotiabank waterfront half-marathon in october he spent four months training but the race was ultimately more than just a physical challenge for him it was also an emotional one his wife had recently gone through a cancer scare and smith was now motivated to fund raise on her behalf the main reason i wanted to do the run was to raise money for the canadian cancer society he said i decided i had to up my game and raise as much money as i could his efforts garnered over $800 for the organization he is not sure he wants to run another long-distance race however i might do a 5k here and there but not the half-marathons he said that was hard when i crossed the finish line i was crying it was such a feeling of euphoria it was amazing smith s journey led him back to the classroom this year to earn a personal training certificate and start a business as a professional fitness consultant i m specializing in helping those who are intimidated by the gym so i go to their homes he said they can work out in their own homes and not worry about people gawking at them or judging them which is a lot of the problem i had when i first started i want to help those people who want to keep going but they feel like the gym is not the place for them i love them all they re working so hard smith s journey ­ one step at a time ­ is taking him into uncharted territory but he isn t about to turn back he has made a multitude of new friends along the way who have been instrumental in keeping him on track the hardest part is to begin he said a lot of people don t have the support system to begin people gravitate to like so friends who are down will go to down people they ll go out and they ll eat and eat and eat you have to try and break away from that and find people that support you and want you to feel better about yourself and just be there when you need it i don t want to go back to where i was 5 minutes ­ 5 questions by bill maclean arbara sutherland is a local artist who was a close friend of the late doris mccarthy she developed her love of travelling and sketching on site from mccarthy and her style while her own is reminiscent of the owner of fool s paradise you can see for yourself when barbara opens her beautiful home studio overlooking the lake on nov 18 1 what is your favourite place in the beach ­ well i definitely have to say the beacher café where my husband and i always meet my cousin who lives in the west end we have sunday brunches there the eggs benedict are awesome and the art on the walls is an ever-changing inspiration 2 do you have a favourite piece of music ­ i often listen to jesse cook guitarist while working in my studio his instrumentals are both relaxing and stimulating at the same time the lack of lyrics allows me to think about painting 3 what s your favourite movie ­ i love movies a couple of favourites that i can watch again and again scent of a woman with al pacino and an australian comedy called the castle tea with mussolini is another favourite with judy dench and maggie smith love those ladies b 4 do you mostly drive walk bike or take the ttc ­ all three when i go downtown i often take ttc locally i walk bike and drive i love cycling and cycled across canada solo in 1985 wouldn t dream of attempting that now 5 iphone android or blackberry ­ i have an ipad and am upgrading my home computer to a mac soon the ipad is great for booking trips on the go and storing photos of my painting trips kelvin francis has been a board member for beach metro news and out treasurer for as long as i can remember he has recently retired and with his wife ellen moved to their cottage in eastern ontario he still comes back for meetings and i button-holed him at the last one 1 what is your favourite place in the beach ­ my favourite place is the route the dog and i would take during our extended walks glen stewart ravine to glen manor park down glen manor drive to the boardwalk along the boardwalk to one of the off-leash areas up to one of the many queen street coffee shops and then back home i m glad to see that the city has put some money into fixing up the ravine trails 2 do you have a favourite piece of music ­ although i enjoy listening to a number of different artists a favourite has to be harry chapin taxi cat s in the cradle circle flowers are red sniper harry wasn t only a brilliant singer songwriter and story teller but also an avid activist in the war against world hunger i became a fan during my university years and managed to attend all of his toronto concerts once i moved to the city for work tragically harry lost his life at the age of 38 in an automobile accident in the early eighties 3 what s your favourite movie ­ the godfather with marlon brando and al pacino an enduring classic not just another gangster movie 4 do you mostly drive walk bike or take the ttc ­ out of necessity now that we live in the country it s mostly drive but when we lived in the city it was a good mix of drive walk and ttc one of the benefits of living in the beach that i miss is being within an easy walking distance of so many day to day needs 5 iphone android or blackberry ­ during my working career my blackberry and i became inseparable but now that i m retired i no longer feel the need to be in constant contact and have dropped the service i loved my bb when i had it it suited my all thumbs approach to texting but after two years i can 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12 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach on the wild side pileated woodpecker laughs from the trees by ann brokelman www.easttorontovillage.com french montessori school · broadview and mortimer 416-467-1618 · kingston road and fallingbrook 416-690-9305 part time and full time programs available planting the seed for the future broad view 18 month-old to 5 1/2 year old ey who dares to laugh at me i was walking though scarborough s guildwood park when i heard a farcarrying laugh kuk kuk keekeekeekeekeekeekeekuk kuk i discovered later that the laugh is accurately described as a `jungle-bird call as the noise came again and i looked around trying to find who or what was making this noise i heard loud and deep `wek sounds furthering my confusion these calls were followed by drumming sounds that made me think someone was rapidly hitting a tree with a hammer no sooner than my brain put the bird shaped puzzle pieces together than i finally saw `it flying from one tree to the next a pileated woodpecker complete with its bright red and dinosaur-modeled head the pileated woodpecker dryocopus pileatus is a very large woodpecker roughly crow-sized that eats mainly insects such as carpenter ants as well as fruits nuts and berries the pileated woodpecker has an extra long and very sticky tongue that it uses to stick into tree crevices to find ants the pileated is one of the largest woodpeckers at 40 to 49 cm 16 to 19 in in length and spanning 66 to 75 cm 26 to 30 in across the wings a pileated woodpecker s head is quite ancient looking reminding me of many of my son s old dinosaur toys they are colored mostly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat adult males also have a red line from their bill to their throat the adult females have the same line but in black how would you encourage a pileated woodpecker to visit your property if you have dead or dying trees consider leaving them alone as they may attract pileated woodpeckers as well as other woodpeckers nuthatches etc to forage for insects they might also visit a feeder stocked with suet a couple of cool woodpecker facts · the pileated woodpecker makes distinctively rectangular holes in trees to find ants these excavations can be so broad and deep that they can cause small trees to break in half · a mated pair of pileated woodpeckers will stay together on their territory year round they will defend their territory in all seasons · the oldest known pileated woodpecker was 12 years 11 months old h photos ann brokelman open doors a glimpse into beach houses of worship learning through play 18 mo 2.5 years old ­ tues thurs am 2.5-3.5 years old ­ mon wed fri am 975 kingston road kingston road united church 3.5-5 years old ­ mon wed fri pm 416-690-9935 now accepting fall enrollment for 2012 www.beachescoopplayschool.ca learning more than the steps at dance class by rev shelley mcvea ow do i get through this crisis when writer anne lamott asked her friend this question his response was left foot right foot left foot breathe in february of this year i started on a new adventure it was not a crisis but certainly a new place of vulnerability and humbleness i started ballroom dancing a friend gave me a gift of three free private lessons how could i turn down an offer like that i was unfamiliar with this world somehow i d missed out on all those tap and jazz lessons as a child as a priest i wondered what does this have to do with spirituality maybe i should see it as a break from from ministry and church work but what started out as a physical activity turned into a venture into spirituality as well become a part of your child s preschool journey www.beachmetro.com h beaches suzuki school of music the internationally successful suzuki method allows children to experience the joy of music making in a caring environment we offer piano violin cello new toddler and parent class the first day my instructor asked me what do you want to get out of this i think that i said i just want to learn the steps how true of so much of what can be our life of faith just show me the steps tell me the one two three of prayer or liturgy explain to me how many cans of this how many packages of that to put into the grocery bag at the food bank let me write it down and memorize it the steps are foundational but i m learning that they are just the first part of venturing out onto the dance floor one of the first lessons that i learned was that `left foot right foot is not as easy as it sounds i might be able to do it when walking but add a partner and music stress and all bets are off how true for the crises in life as well in happy times putting one foot in front of the other comes naturally add distress and i forget so quickly i am practised now in inwardly counting the dance steps i am not so practised at doing this off the dance floor what `normal steps can i continue to do to when tough times arrive straighten up ­ lead from your core keep breathing i thought to myself i get this one people who meditate or do yoga understand about the importance of strengthening the core muscles everything needs to come from there including our breathing doing the physical exercises to build these muscles is slowly working but now i m questioning what s holding up my `spiritual core muscles how am i building these practices into my life daily what can i be doing to prepare me for whatever life dance might be required for this day cont d on page 13 please contact ines pagliari director 416-726-5729 musically enriching lives in the beach since 1994 leroux froebel bilingual school ward 9 co-operative playschool · preschool children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age · monday to friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm · registered early childhood educators · walks to st denis and balmy beach schools 70 silver birch avenue church of st aidan kids help phone ­ 1-800-668-6868 or kidshelpphone.ca national eating disorder information centre 416-340-4156 or nedic.ca · programs for children 18 months to 12 years · early reading math french · music and creative activities · children walked to/from adam beck williamson rd st johns and kimberley schools 72 main street in calvary baptist church at main st benlamond 416-698-4179 www.ward9playschool.ca spaces available www.lerouxfroebel.com 416-698-1923

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 beach metro news 13 bernie fletcher s reel beach movies made in east toronto beach vet consulted on the great escape ov 11 is a day of remembrance lest we forget each year there are fewer veterans around to keep their stories alive how will their courage be remembered it sure won t be in hollywood movies which have ignored or distorted canadian history since the early days of cinema i grew up with a bomb in my basement in the 1950s keeping an rcaf training bomb was not that bizarre fathers came home from the second world war with souvenirs kids of the `baby boom years watched cowboy shows and war movies yet there never seemed to be any canadians depicted on the beaches of france or liberating amsterdam epics like the longest day 1962 had john wayne but weren t quite long enough to show any of our boys the 3rd canadian infantry division advanced further inland than any other allied forces on d-day a new generation might be forgiven for thinking normandy was about saving private ryan 1998 although in reality british and canadian soldiers outnumbered americans among the 21,400 canadian troops landing at juno beach was badly injured james doohan scotty on star trek a joke of the day had canucks at the front brits guarding their back and americans in the rear making a movie my favourite war movie was the great escape 1963 based on the 1950 book by paul brickhill himself a prisoner of war at stalag luft 111 the isolated camp built specially for allied airmen when hollywood came calling brickhill suggested the studio hire beach resident wally floody as their technical advisor saying floody knew more about the tunnels than anyone because he built them rcaf spitfire pilot floody was the real-life `tunnel king who designed the tunnels for the mass open doors cont d from page 12 because it s never a given which dance will be needed today sometimes it s a beautiful waltz another time it might be a difficult tango while working on patterns one day my teacher said to me shelley don t lean on me for your balance that has to come from you use the floor press into it to stay balanced what wasn t that what a dance partner especially an instructor was for ­ to lean on how do i even go about pressing into the floor again after many months i m slowly learning to not simply place my toe or heel onto the floor but to bear down with my weight the floor can actually hold me up it is hard work it makes me sweat but when i finally do this the actual dance is much more graceful and fun my instructor does not have to push or pull to move me we can move as one unit spiritually i get used to leaning on oth n respect · resourcefulness · responsibility breakout in the cold early hours of march 25 1944 floody spent most of 1962 in munich germany making sure the studio-built pow camp and tunnels looked authentic what everyone remembers about the great escape are the thrilling heroics of steve mcqueen on a motorcycle and james garner in a stolen airplane this made for a terrific adventure and sold lots of popcorn but it was highly fictionalized great care was taken for the details of camp life floody felt that the film was magnificent and true to the spirit of the story saying i knew you were getting it right because i m having nightmares hollywood used the usual `this is a true story prologue but to find out what really happened read the tunnel king 2004 by barbara hehner or a gallant company 2000 by jonathan vance the airmen showed great ingenuity bravery and determination but there were no motorcycle or air escapes the american flyers had already been moved to another camp about 150 canadians were active in the escape plans of the nine canadians who made it out the tunnel six were among the 50 murdered by the gestapo on hitler s orders no other escape had such an impact on the war and canadians were key figures if you watch the great escape with your kids explain that these `flyboys weren t much older than kids themselves not like in the movie actor donald pleasance really had been a pow tell them about wally floody in charge of the tunnels who was buried alive twice but kept on digging at www.canadaatwar.ca you can read about george mcgill of toronto executed 1944 whose family was in the coal business he had a little boy peter alfred `tommy thompson went from selling insurance in toronto to bailing out over germany and discussing ice hockey with hermann goering head of the luftwaffe he became the first canadian pow and spent almost six years in german camps thompson escaped stalag luft 111 was recaptured survived to tell about it and became a judge the last man of the 76 through the tunnel was keith ogilvie of ottawa a spitfire pilot who once shot down a german bomber which was attacking buckingham palace who says canadian history is dull it was another spitfire fighter pilot charlie fox of guelph who wounded field marshall erwin rommel the `desert fox in france films do breathe new life into old stories but whose stories do they tell the worst case of `this film is based on a true story misappropriation is oscarwinning u-571 2001 which showed americans capturing a german u-boat along with its enigma machine and codes the real british navy capture of u-110 happened in may of 1941 before the u.s entered the war watch movies with a critical eye why is brad pitt ingloriously wearing the insignia and shoulder patch of the `black devils the joint u.s canada commando unit of the second world war people will say it s just a movie escapist entertainment maybe but popular culture does have an effect on our collective mindset those who harbour a myopic world view or an `us versus them mentality often perceive `the other as evil demonizing others makes the world a more dangerous place when we see other peoples as less human it is a lot easier to bomb them george santayana said that only the dead have seen the end of war may we find peace in our time be heroes in an army of construction helen keller fully accredited montessori program full-day casa 2 years 8 months ­ 5 years elementary grades 1 ­ 6 extended childcare extracurricular programs now accepting applications for 2012/13 www.kewparkmontessori.com 79 hiawatha road 416 694-6273 a small school with big ideas east city ymca adult fitness zumba·yoga·circuit blast bootcamp preschool programs 3 months to 4 yrs my newborn me toddler on the go crawl and play plus many more nursery school ­ 18 months to 4 years kindergarten enrichment ­ 4 and 5 years morning and afternoon programs call for appointment and more details we build strong kids strong families strong communities ymca east city ymca 907 kingston road 416-694-1159 geneva centre for autism where hope takes wing www.autism.net ers i have my favourite authors and theologians and bloggers what does this person have to say about a topic how many wise friends do i need to call on get their opinions friends and mentors are hugely important they are one of the graces and gifts of life we need each other for life to be rich and meaningful but they cannot be what i use for balance an ancient spiritual writer says that `god is the ground of our being i must learn to lean and press into the divine life first for my balance only that life is strong enough to bear my full weight then i can go out onto life s dance floor and flow with and appreciate all the beautiful ones that are on the dance floor with me hopefully one day i ll meet you there rev shelley mcvea is the priest-in-charge at st saviour s anglican church at kimberley and swanwick avenues services are at 10:30 a.m on sundays www.stsaviours.ca she continues to dance up cominge ve n t s speaking to your tween wednesday november 7 2012 open house saturday november 17 2012 10 noon contact sherry vanderkooi to register for any of our events or to learn more about our programs 416-686-6621 explore ava lonwww ava lonmontessori c a like us on facebook!

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14 beach metro news tuesday november 6 2012 celebrating 40 years serving the beach homesellers find out what the home down the street sold for ­ free computerized list with pictures of your area home sales www.viewareahomesales.com re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage the main menu ready-made food saves time new job makes dinnertime dish large enough to accommodate the hell whether the position is a jan main parcels in a single layer is an author new mom or a new manager basmati rice the increased hours addition cooking instructor and caterer another quick fix basmati rice is an al responsibilities and changed venue ideal complement to fish of any sort equal less time and energy to create the 416-265-8445 evening meal in short dinner is the last rinse the rice in a sieve under cold water then allow to soak in water about five straw you crave 967­1111 or better still a live-in cook at times like these when there is no time some minutes before following these instructions `ready food is the answer fish and shellfish are the original 1 cup 250 ml basmati rice well rinsed and covered convenience foods they can be ready faster than a prein cold water pared frozen meal likewise other ingredients such as pre1 cup 250 ml water washed greens basmati rice or couscous and ready made 1 tbsp 15 ml butter dressings make short work of dinner preparation once 1 bay leaf recipes and ingredients are on hand you can have this 1/2 tsp 2 ml salt menu ready in less than half an hour just long enough to 1/4 tsp 1 ml fresh black pepper enjoy a relaxing glass of wine here s to the new job in a saucepan bring water butter bay leaf salt and pepper to boil drain rice and stir in cover and bring to boil resalmon en papillote duce heat and simmer five minutes turn heat off and allow en papillote is a fancy french term for cooking in parchrice to stand while everything else finishes fluff with fork and discard bay leaf before serving serve rice with the fish ment cooking in parchment paper does several things it and a wedge of lemon or two ensures a moist product inside reduces clean up and allows advance preparation producing individual parcels spinach orange and almond salad honey mustard vinaigrette simply refrigerate the parcels ready to pop into the oven for a quick 15 minute bake the combination of tart spinach and citrus is the ideal acfish is the original convenience food you can make this companiment to fish once the vinaigrette is prepared you recipe with salmon trout or any favourite boneless skinwill have sufficient quantity for a number of future salads less fish fillet although this recipe is for one portion it can if you prefer substitute a favourite commercial vinaigrette salad be increased to six simply by increasing the number of fil4­6 cups1 l­1.5l pre-washed spinach lets and the size of the paper ­ large enough to accommo2 seedless oranges peel and pith cut away sliced date all the fish in a single layer remember to increase all thinly in circles other ingredients by a factor of six too 1 piece of parchment paper about 15 x 12 inches 1/2 red pepper thinly sliced 1 6 oz 175 g boneless skinless fillet salmon trout or 1/4 cup 50 ml toasted almonds halibut honey mustard vinaigrette 1 tbsp 15 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed 1 tbsp 15 ml fresh lemon juice or white wine 1 tsp 5 ml salt sprinkle of sea salt and fresh black pepper 1/4 tsp 1 ml fresh black pepper 1 tsp 5 ml dried tarragon 1 1/2 cups 375 ml vegetable oil 2 slices fresh lemon or orange 1/2 cup 125 ml cider vinegar preheat oven to 450°f 230°c cut a piece of parchment 2 tbsp 25 ml liquid honey paper the required size centre the fish on the parchment 1 tbsp 15 ml dijon mustard paper drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice sprinkle fish in a large bowl mix together spinach oranges red pepwith salt pepper and tarragon and arrange the lemon slices per and almonds set aside in blender combine garlic salt on top of the fish bring the opposite sides of the paper toand pepper turn on blender to chop stop pour in oil vinegether and fold over and crease then fold over again tuck gar honey and mustard turn on high to blend well pour the ends under neatly and place parcel in an oven proof into 2 cup 500 ml jar refrigerate for up to three weeks a lunch sandwich special with soup or salad on monday nights from 3 pm to 9 pm excluding alcohol and holidays $7 .9 ly 5 on monday to friday 11 am 3 pm except holidays 10 discount for seniors and their family daily lunch dinner specials weekend brunch all day breakfast 2560 gerrard st east east of victoria park dine-in take-out catering · 416.690.2098 mon-sat 8 am 9 pm · sunday 8 am 5 pm michelle rogers catering services 647-501-5016 www.michellerogerscatering.com complimentary hors d oeuvre for new clients serving the beach gta and beyond for 10 years specializing in hors d oeuvres and party platters bottoms up book now for the upcoming holiday season two world famous vintners orld famous wine producers are in a class by themselves two such producers from italy were in town recently and if you know wine you ll know the names and their reputations they are angelo gaja from piedmont and lamberto frescobaldi from tuscany i met with both of them to taste their amazing wines angelo gaja almost single-handedly made barbaresco what it is today and turned nebbiolo into a popular grape in 1996 he acquired an estate in barolo and invested in tuscany creating a brunello his wines are exceptional statements of art his 2008 brabaresco 159.00 vintages has lots of energy and focus full of sweet red cherries flowers spices licorice and dried herbs it has excellent depth and a firm tannic backbone the 2007 `dagromis barolo 79.95 consignment warehouse is beautifully balanced with lots of rich cherry ripe plum sweet tobacco tar and pepper some spice leather and cinnamon notes add to its complexity sour cherry tar truffles and licorice embrace the 2005 `spress langhe nebbiolo 250 350 full rich and complex it has great aging potential the 2010 sito moresco langhe 54.95 vintages is wonderfully juicy with dark plum cloves and spice cabernet and merlot dance with nebbiolo here and some fleshy tannin add grip from tuscany the 2007 pieve s restituta brunello di montalcino 54.95 vintages sports red cherry marzipan gingerbread and asian spice w edward finstein a.k.a the wine doctor wine writer educator judge consultant 416-269-7963 winedoctor@sympatico.ca www.winedoctor.ca presents new paintings sunday november 18 10 4 don t miss your once-a-year opportunity to visit georgian bay arctic coastal bluffs sutherland studio one ledge road scarborough bluffs 416-269-5335 www.barbarasutherland.com photos appearing in beach metro news are available for purchase email photo@beachmetro.com dense and silky with lush tannins it should age gracefully the final wine the 2009 ca marcanda magari 65.95 vintages on-line nov 19 also from tuscany possesses lush merlot fruit and spicy cabernet black currant with a touch of mint and coffee agent in ontario is stem wine group www.stemwinegroup.com marchese lamberto frescobaldi s history in montalcino tuscany dates back hundreds of years in a region known for its famous wine brunello made exclusively from the sangiovese grape he was the first to create a wine in the region in 1993 blending merlot with sangiovese in roughly equal amounts the wine is luce originally it was collaboration between himself and mondavi of california but as of the 2004 it became his sole creation on this trip he presented a rare 11year vertical of luce from 2009 back to 1999 it was a real treat.the 2009 which already seemed approachable showed blueberry cherry plum flowers licorice and spice with polished tannins 2008 was loaded with cherries sweet plum tobacco leaf anise mineral and a touch of cocoa and flowers very refined with a rich mouth feel muscle and finesse describe the 2007 with wild blackberry black cherry leather spice wild herbs supple tannins and vibrant acidity the 2006 sported cherry pie blackberry and spices with full body and velvety tannins lots of power here chocolate tobacco earth coffee and leather abound in the austere 2005 with somewhat less alcohol than the other vintages the 2004 was lush with earthy blackberry plum and herbs good acidity with medium to fullbody the 2003 from a hot vintage displayed cherry cola leather vanilla and blackberry firm leathery and austere it showed more evolution the atypical 2002 showed vanilla chocolate tar forest berries and cherries overall softer and austere almost bordeaux-like the 2001 offered up cassis plums cherries leather and earth lush somewhat gamey and firm it still maintained a certain elegance should continue to evolve from another warm vintage the 2000 carried currants and wild strawberries that morphed into spicier aromas of licorice and cloves with notes of tobacco soft round and enticing finally the 1999 with subtle aromas of chocolate berries tobacco and a floral hint was full wonderfully silky long and succulent a class act the 2009 is currently available in vintages for $99.95 you can imagine what older vintages might cost if they were available agent in ontario is authentic wine and spirits www.awsm.ca needless to say both of these producers define what great wine should be and their products age decades although pricey sipping their creations is truly an enlightening experience.

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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday november 6 2012 beach metro news 15 write on health in the thick of flea season e are currently in the thick of the worst flea season i have ever seen october and november are typically the peak months for fleas but this year the annual fall spike in fleas seems notably greater than usual every spring the flea population in the environment consists of the relatively small number of adults that dr nigel have been able to surskinner vive the winter once the weather warms www.kewbeachvets.com those few start doing what fleas do best eating and reproducing throughout the summer the flea population grows and grows and by the fall it is peaking hitting the steeper part of it s exponential growth curve after last year s very mild winter it is likely that the population got off to quite a head start and it s only becoming evident now how big the problem has become in the past month i have seen dozens of pets not on a preventative medication with fleas including half a dozen cases of strictly indoor cats with fleas which is usually a rare occurrence typically the spread of fleas through the pet population occurs by the spreading of eggs not by adult fleas jumping from one host to another after feeding the female flea becomes capable of reproducing one female can lay over 5000 eggs in a lifetime in batches of 20 or so the eggs are laid on the host and then fall to the ground within about 10 days the eggs hatch into larvae the larvae will eat any available organic debris and after five to 12 more days will spin a silk cocoon and develop into pupa the pupa is the most resilient stage in the flea life cycle the cocoon itself becomes sticky allowing it be covered and camouflaged with debris if the conditions are ideal the pupa can hatch as an adult in about one to two weeks however if the conditions are not perfect the pupa can hold off hatching for months the pupa actually waits for certain stimuli such as warmth vibration and an increase in carbon dioxide concentrations to indicate the pres stroke recovery canada for more information contact w ence of a new host before hatching once hatched the adult will look for a blood meal if an adult flea does not find a host to feed on it cannot reproduce and will only survive for about a week once it finds a host however it can live for 1-3 years if conditions permit the fleas we see here on our cats and dogs are host specific they can bite people but since we are not their natural host they cannot reproduce or survive on a human bloodmeal understanding the complexities of their lifecycle and knowing how they spread helps us understand the best way to control and eliminate these pests many pet owners know that they should protect their pets from fleas during the warmer months what many people don t realize is how important it is to ensure protection right up until we have a few days of heavy frost or snow on the ground the weeks before that point are the most dangerous weeks for picking up fleas for the unprotected host also given the fact that the pupa can survive camouflaged in your carpet and furniture for extended periods waiting to hatch if your pet does pick up fleas at the end of the fall season you will have to continue your treatment through most of the winter to get the problem under control fleas are more than just an annoyance to our pets many dogs and even more cats are very allergic to fleas and the intense itchiness they suffer can lead to such a degree of scratching biting and chewing that these poor pets can end up with a severe dermatitis often requiring steroids and/or antibiotics for extended periods to get under control we strongly encourage flea prevention in all pets it is much easier less expensive and certainly kinder to our pets to keep the fleas from biting in the first place than it is to try to deal with a flea problem once it s in your home just remember that although we are fortunate here to have a brief reprieve over 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