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a non-profit community resource since 1972 funded by our advertisers distributed free by your neighbours volume 41 no 21 january 22 2013 the race is on scout members devin parker 11 and daniel boulton 11 skate at the kew gardens outdoor ice rink on jan 11 photo phil lameira inside historical society gives hcd a boost by jon muldoon could there be any more fitting organization to resurrect revive and revitalize than a historical society a group originally formed to put forward a nomination of queen street east as a heritage conservation district hcd has brought about the rejuvenation of the beach and east toronto historical society founded in 1974 to raise awareness of the history of the old city of toronto east of coxwell running to victoria park in the east and from roughly danforth down to lake ontario wayne clutterbuck who has been organizing the possible hcd nomination said he s pleased at the support from some knowledgeable people in the beach we ve got what we could probably term as resident historians present he said including long-time society member barbara myrvold founding member mary campbell and well-known beach history booster gene domagala though the society wouldn t have an hcd as part of its mandate clutterbuck would take advantage of its knowledge base to build a case for the application we re hoping the society will be the parent organization for hcd committee work so we re going to be affiliated with them he said myrvold said a meeting is being planned for february to try to get a better sense of the public s interest in revitalizing the society the plan is to see what the interest would be and have some discussion about the direction that the beach and east toronto historical society should take and then we ll go from there she said while myrvold is happy to be a member she hopes that some fresh perspective could be gained with the renewed interest in the society i d love to see some new blood come into it i think it s good to have the continuity of someone like mary [campbell who s been involved since the beginning in 1974 and also to get some new people involved to reinvigorate it so that s what i m hoping will happen is that it will be a nice combination of the two she said as far as an hcd committee is concerned myrvold noted that it would need to be the focus of a separate group since a historical society has a focus that is much broader than a single issue despite that the society would still have an integral role in proving the need for an hcd if you re trying to preserve the heritage you have to know what the history is whether that comes from a historical society or local individuals working on it you have to have some sense of the history she said details on when and where the next meeting will take place will be released by early next month wrestlers bring big fun to variety see pages 16-17 plus police beat 4 deja views 7 community calendar 10 bmn s neighbourhood 11 pet of the month 12 write on health 13 food and drink 14 eye on business 15 beach metro history 21 beach memories 20 school views 22 athletes feats 30


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2 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach kew gardens skaters warm up at new fire pit photo phil lameira fire on the beach · screens · tool sets · cleaners · wood · gas · electric boy scouts max musing 16 jasper langsthroth 15 and aaron silverthorn 15 get the fire going at the firepit near kew beach ice rink on jan 11 the firepit idea came about last year when the friends of the beach parks toured the area it was handcrafted by thornbury-based ironsmith bob graham quarry lands group holds agm tomorrow by jon muldoon the concerned citizens of quarry lands development ccqld will meet for its 2013 annual general meeting tomorrow wednesday jan 23 at birchcliff bluffs united church 33 east rd starting at 7:30 p.m the ccqld board will update the community on recent developments these include a recent ontario municipal board omb appearance by gerrard clonmore developments gcd where the omb ruled in favour of gcd related to high rise zoning rights build toronto also unveiled plans several months ago for its roughly 22 acres of land on the western end of the site the plan calls for about half of the land to be developed as low-rise housing meaning two or three-storey homes about a quarter of the land will be set aside for a park despite the current unofficial use of most of the vacant land as park space only about five acres are actually zoned as parkland the remaining quarter fronting onto victoria park on the site of the former beach golf fairway will be developed as retail rumours of a secret deal with a large discount retailer have been circulating in the neighbourhood however officials with build toronto said no deal has been signed with any retailer or retail management company in an email bruce logan said build toronto is still actively looking to complete a deal with a tenant or tenants who would best support the development objectives discussed with the community and that would enable the revitalization of the former quarry lands as a new mixed-use neighbourhood to confirm no deals have been completed he said build toronto has spoken with a wide range of potential tenants and those discussions are ongoing in the meantime build toronto is focusing its efforts on environmental concerns a key focus right now is on the environmental cleanup and sustainability management measures across the site said logan 2 blocks west of woodbine 2 blocks west of woodbine proudly canadian 416-698-3473 ad ro on st g kin queen st for all your travel needs why settle for less when we offer so much more contact our cwt dream maker susanna farago today 416-694-2121 · email tico registration #1373987 o/o by g stewart travel services ltd 232 brock street peterborough on woodbine ave 1828 queen street east surf spirit alive at winter bash the spirit of aloha dancers above perform at the balmy beach club on jan 11 at right helen hatzis left and oksana romanov from autism ontario are seen with a surfboard at the winter snow bash at the balmy beach club on jan 11 the party was held as a winter fundraiser for aloha toronto a summer surf festival organized by hatzis at ashbridges bay to benefit autism awareness in ontario surfers healing a free camp for children with autism is held during the festival the surfboard was painted onsite during the 2012 inaugural festival by artist david arrigo and depicts legendary surfers doc paskowitz and his son izzy the cofounder of surfers healing photos denyse cowan


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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday january 22 2013 beach metro news 3 beach hockey families ready to help by jon muldoon a group of beach hockey-loving dads will be travelling to the dominican republic in february with their teenage children to offer time labour supplies and money to an orphanage with the added hopes of providing their children with a life-changing experience ryan vincent has taken employees and franchisees of his nutrilawn company to the orphanage for several years through friends of the orphans canada he realized that the experience might benefit his family as well i thought this would be a great experience for my kids he said vincent took the idea to a group of friends he plays hockey with and next thing he knew 10 dads and 14 teens were signed up for the trip the group will travel to the nuestros pequeños hermanos nph facility in san pedro de macoris from feb 8 to 15 obviously it s going to be pretty amazing for the kids said tim casey who will be bringing his daughter along there s so many good reasons to do this and the message it will send to the kids will be nothing but positive each person making the trip is paying $2,500 ­ about $1,000 of that covers the expense of plane tickets and cost of living while at nph with the rest serving as a direct financial donation to the orphanage the group has also raised about $20,000 through numerous fundraisers including a charity hockey game played at kew gardens a movie night at the fox theatre and t-shirt and bracelet sales by the younger participants added to that will be roughly $40,000 in personal care products sham 40 years in the beach your music store in the beach deals storewide up to photo submitted a group of 10 beach dads who play hockey together will travel with some of their children to the dominican republic to help out at an orphanage poo conditioner soap and toilet paper donated by a beach business that wishes to remain anonymous a shipping container filled with the items will be sent out next week aside from its work at nph the group will also hold a barbecue at a remote sugar cane village said vincent where the level of poverty may be a bit of a shock to both the teens and the adults on the trip that s going to be a real eye-opener he said all the teens on the trip including two of his three daughters are bringing along an extra suitcase filled with notebooks stickers hair elastics and other gifts to give away to the hundreds of children they are expecting to feed at the barbecue vincent said the first time he travelled to nph changed my life he realized that one person truly can make a difference in the lives of others and hopes the teens on the trip will come home with the same lesson learned i m hoping to open their eyes to how other people live and how very blessed and fortunate they are not every kid in the world has an ipod or an ipad not only do they not have those they don t have the things that our kids take for granted every day ­ shelter fresh water food clothing education said vincent hopefully it starts with them a culture of giving back and donating to charity and supporting great causes the group of beach families taking part in the trip have set up a website at $avings 1051 kingston road at victoria park 416.699.8333 · friendly and fast service for most musical instruments 60 scarboro music distress sales free computerized list with pictures of power of sale and other distressed properties in your area re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage long-time shriner honoured photo phil lameira george `koko stewart was recognized on jan 20 for his service of over 50 years to the shriners hospitals for children and numerous other community events and causes including a certificate from beaches-east york mpp michael prue the party held at the east toronto masonic temple also celebrated stewart s 85th birthday january clearance sale surprise your sweetheart with a special valentine in beach metro news take out a one inch valentine message with a coloured border in our valentine s day section for $20 to gordie love always from your sugar bear xxxxx get your dog barking up the right tree 3198 danforth avenue danforth pharmacy want to learn how to communicate with your dog cubbie bench canadian made solid pine 43 w x 13 d x 21 h great for hallways mudrooms functional with storage pet dog obedience training class or private new classes starting every month call for scheduling and pricing the larger valentine message only costs $25 and includes your choice of one of five logos family fun agility behaviour modification counseling pet first aid courses gift certificates available e sal 149.95 reg $189 o il ve yo u call now 416-690-2793 helping people and their dogs since 2003 1974 queen st east 416-690-5224 in the beaches 7 days a week contact by january 28 to book your special valentine s day message.


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4 beach metro news the beach s best priced tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach car wash 2 police beat by sheila blinoff 55 division s crime prevention team in its latest installment of `wanted wednesdays is looking for mark johnston 39 of toronto he is wanted for assault and two counts of failure to comply with probation if you see him call 9-1-1 for more details visit twitter and facebook anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 crime stoppers anonymously at 416-222-tips 8477 online at 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 following a rash of car break-ins in the ashbridges bay parking lot two men have been arrested and face multiple charges it is alleged that the men would steal a vehicle and then break into cars looking for credit cards gift cards and other valuables they would then attempt to obtain items using the stolen gift and credit cards incidents took place throughout toronto and halton region patrick dunn 27 and darren larson 47 both of no fixed address together face 96 charges a sammon avenue house was the scene of a stabbing on jan 5 during a 7 coin operated/self serve car wash bays 5 vacuums open 24 hours dog the beach $5 wash in 2 coin operated/self serve dog wash quarry beach coin car wash pet wash 150 clonmore dr victoria park ave danforth ave mcdonalds toronto s best priced shampoo and conditioner included 4:30 p.m two men wearing disguises forced their way into her home one produced a handgun grabbed the woman and forced her to the ground the suspects then fled empty handed the victim was treated in hospital and released a 41-year-old female reported that on jan 4 at 10:30 p.m she approached at coxwell and mortimer by a woman and two men while the woman engaged her in conversation one man punched her in the face and the other took her purse a 12-year-old girl was in the coxwell and strathmore area on jan 9 at 4:30 p.m when a youth who grabbed her cell phone and fled a 15-year-old boy reported that on jan 7 at 5.50 a.m he was at coxwell and strathmore when two youths stole his mp3 player on jan 10 an 11-year-old boy was at westlake and doncaster at 5:25 p.m when two youths took his cap watch and cell phone a 31-year-old man was at danforth and gledhill on jan 9 at 2:30 a.m when two men searched his pockets and stole his cell phone cash and identification documents rooms easy access ramps to the tubs warden ave mo on r re d quarry plaza x cl st e gerrard 150 clonmore drive mark johnston self storage your neighbourhood storage centre 4500 chesswood dr north york on 6 dawes rd toronto on 416-739-0000 416-690-8585 homebuyers get automatic access to all hot new listings with pictures in your desired price range and location struggle with two visitors the victim was assaulted and stabbed he was treated in hospital for serious but nonlife threatening injuries police arrested matthew rigby 29 in the area a young offender later turned himself into police they are charged with assault with a weapon aggravated assault robbery and weapons dangerous a home invasion took place in the hiawatha and gerrard area on jan 15 a 55-year-old woman reported that at re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage superintendent bergen thanks the beach by phil lameira it was brilliant and i really enjoyed it those were the words of superintendent frank bergen who recently left 55 division to become unit commander at 22 division when asked of his time here bergen s time at the double nickel left the top officer with memories of great people who all had the best interests of their communities and neighbourhoods bergen is proud of how the staff of 55 division were open to restructuring and sees the reorganization of resources within their own building as one of his biggest accomplishments the collaboration between our major crime [unit and community response unit is one i think is huge said bergen we also revisited the importance of both crime prevention and customer service he admits there were challenges within the cplc especially in expanding its role and importance bergen would like the committee to be more of a partner in crime management and crime prevention he praises the work it has done with youth scholarships and local bias it s a work in progress and i don t think we re there yet said bergen but i also think we will see the results of it in 2013 bergen also welcomes the opportunity to serve a larger boundary ­ 55 division is roughly 17 sq km while 22 division spans over 60 sq km ­ as well as working closely with neighbouring peel regional police it s bittersweet i really really was enjoying my deployment and my work within 55 [division it s not just a great community but also a great collection of police officers said bergen it really was a delightful place to be really enjoyed it your news your neighbourhood beach metro news file photo phil lameira superintendent frank bergen has moved on to a larger division after serving as head of 55 division which includes the beach for the last years.


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stints in the sex crimes unit the second one as a unit commander for three and a half years byrnes says the investigative side of policing has always been a major part of her career byrnes was heavily involved in investigating crimes such as child exploitation and sexual assault and dealing with high risk sex offenders in the two years prior to her transfer to 55 division byrnes worked as the unit commander at communication services where 91-1 calls are taken and incidents are dispatched to front line police officers it was an awesome job it really gave you a different insight said byrnes my time there really gave me a good chance to see the backend infrastructure that supports what goes on in the rest of the city i learned a lot about process and a lot about the great work they do there byrnes is excited to inherit some of the initiatives put in place by her predecessor superintendent frank bergen and inspector greg cole with whom byrnes worked in 52 division several years ago i really think that they have started some changes in how we do the policing side of things with our community response [unit and with our investigative groups working together she said byrnes said that 55 division has made a commitment to utilize all their resources to solve all crimes big and small by having all units communicating with each other in more efficient ways to most citizens any crime is a big deal and byrnes wants to ensure that response time and communication with victims of the more minor occurrences is done in a timely manner if your wallet gets stolen from [your car it s beyond just an annoyance it s an intrusive invasion and we are structured now so that we can do some really in-depth analysis of where things are happening and we can start focusing our resources and patrols in those areas said byrnes she praised bergen and cole for building that backend system within the division byrnes is also appreciative of citizens who call and report crime making policing the division more efficient she credits that to the awareness strategies implemented by the division such as its facebook page and the reporting of crimes by local media including beach metro news i hope to build on that says byrnes who is keen on improving the processes that deal with lower priority calls i want to improve customer service i don t want to have somebody waiting hours and hours and hours for us because it s a lower priority call it s not low priority to them byrnes admits she has always been impressed with 55 division for not only for its staff but for the diversity within its borders that includes the businesses community organizations and the neighbourhoods it s where i personally go to go out for dinner to socialize ­ it s in this area said byrnes it is so dynamic and so diverse with such diversity within the division byrnes explained the importance of recognizing neighbourhoods that are in more need of support than others ­ although the city has not identified any of the neighbourhoods in 55 division as `priority neighbourhoods she is hoping to bring together various support organizations and community agencies with key staff at 55 division to better serve the community some could call it a hub-type model said byrnes where the police isn t just calling those agencies but the police as one of the agencies is sitting down together and talking about what s going on in certain neighbourhoods even certain individuals who need some assistance and then make sure those services are wrapped around those individuals [and neighbourhoods byrnes will also continue her involvement in the development of a child and youth advocacy centre a central facility where groups come together to investigate and solve child physical and sexual abuse as well as to offer support to victims and their families with discussion evolving on the merger of 55 and 54 divisions byrnes reaffirmed the importance to conduct reviews which analyze the different options so that the area s policing can be more effective more efficient and more streamlined she stressed that financial efficiencies would be made only at the top levels of command and would not have a large impact on the front line officers on the road byrnes has already attended her first community police liaison committee cplc meeting in which a new executive was elected we have a really good community police liaison committee said byrnes there s a really good representation from our community agencies she also encourages citizens to participate in the cplc winter special until the end of february buy pints any flavour of our homemade ice cream or gelato normally $725 for 650 for one pint · 1175 for two pints and you can also use your loyalty card available at both our beach and leslieville locations if it s not homemade it s not ed s


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6 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach in my opinion the art of getting it done at the last minute these days jon it would appear as if nothing can get done until the very last possible minute it s as if these 11th hour break-through deals and compromises demonstrate to those who are not in the obvious know that the parties involved are steadfast in their principles uncompromising in their proposals decidedly opposed to reaching any common ground with an opponent who is so far from reality in his position that to do so would be insane ­ even criminal and yet something had to be done in order to stave off the inevitable and complete collapse of the world as we know it and by god we couldn t let that happen now could we take the us fiscal cliff crisis for instance everyone involved ­ be they republican or democrat ­ knew that a deal had to be reached lest the us economy revert to the stone age and yet neither side wanted to be the one that blinked so they waited until the proverbial 11th hour then decided to kick the can down the road into late february the vp looks like a hero for bringing together the two warring parties and the economy of the world s most powerful country can continue to carry on in the ­ rather questionable ­ manner it has been take the recent budget vote for the city of toronto as another example down to the wire mayor lord ford supports his budget chief in presenting a budget that calls for garth clark under the boardwalk a property tax increase contrary to his long-standing commitment to not raise taxes as the budget goes to council for debate councillor mammoliti puts forth a motion to freeze property taxes ­ which lord ford promptly votes in support of stabbing his budget chief in the back et tu rob this is the mayor s way of playing obvious politics ­ his answer to his earlier impeachment over his vote on a donation to his football team he can now say to his supporters i voted to freeze taxes it s not my fault they went up and we all think wtf and on the eve of the ontario elementary teachers launching a job action to highlight their opposition to bill 115 the education minister laurel broten gets an injunction making any such job action illegal parents are left scrambling then again we can look to the nhl hockey lockout as one of those exceptions that prove the rule most hockey fans ­ me included ­ figured that the lockout would get settled before the season was due to begin that there would be a series of marathon bargaining sessions right down to the wire that sydney crosby and don cherry would storm into the room at the last minute punch out gary bettman and donald fehr respectively and the sea son would be on but that didn t happen now hockey fans are expected to rejoice that the season will consist of only 48 games and that the playoffs will go well past labour day maybe thanksgiving and that the leafs offered fans free hot chocolate to come watch them practise again we think wtf do these people really think we are that stupid do you guys in the media not see through all this gamesmanship then again maybe it s the drama that keeps the parties in the news maybe it s the drama that sells papers i don t know but i think i m getting too cynical in my old age and by the way sorry for getting this column in at the last minute 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 editor jon muldoon ext 23 editorial assistant and ad rep bill maclean ext 22 reporter/photographer phil lameira ext 25 classifieds webmaster melinda drake ext 27 accounting assistant judy doucette ext 21 office 2196 gerrard st e toronto m4e 2c7 phone 416 698-1164 fax 416 698-1253 website next issue feb 5 advertising deadline jan 28 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 a little effort with a snow shovel goes a long way the beach prides itself on its sense of community while it s a nice sentiment i wonder if it really holds true any longer that s not to say that there aren t many civic minded residents still however as a general attitude toward living here i fear that it may be disappearing faster than the recent snowfall my experience over the holidays was that a significant number of residents and tenants on my street and beyond felt no responsibility to their neighbours or their neighbourhood and failed to shovel the sidewalk in front of their homes if away they failed to make arrangements for others to do it apartment house owners failed to meet their obligations as well with the freeze thaw cycle in robust form the neglected sidewalks are an accident waiting to happen especially if one ventures out early in the day what will it take to restore some of the sense of communal responsibility phoning city hall seems like a poor alternative to asking people to shovel or shaming them by doing it for them best of all would be a resurgence of civic responsibility and consideration for others especially pedestrians lee gold tank to help prevent the two mixing during storms we survived the year and a half of construction and the closure and the road had recently been reopened when i contacted councillor mcmahon she told me she was aware of the proposal and her understanding was that the neighbourhood supported it the idea is to put grass and benches there instead i asked around the neighbourhood other than the small group that supported it and the neighbour who told me about it who had heard from one of them i couldn t find one person who knew about it there are three residences that face this part of the street two of the three of them didn t know about the proposal i met with 55 division just along dundas they weren t aware of the proposal but diplomatically told me that if the city wants to do something they wouldn t object when i initially spoke to the city traffic department they hadn t done a formal study their position was that they wouldn t object to a proposal supported by the councillor later after they had done a study to determine how much traffic used this portion their position was that rerouting the hundreds of vehicles that use it wouldn t significantly affect the congestion no study was done on the effect for emergency and delivery vehicles i have two concerns about this proposal first it will increase the traffic congestion in the area particularly at peak times like rush hours and during neighbourhood events and other road closures all of the traffic that presently uses it will be added to the single lane on dundas there are new residential developments in our neighbourhood we all know that traffic congestion is increasing and it just doesn t make sense to add to the problem second what about the concerns of those most affected by such a proposal shouldn t we be taking them into consideration there isn t a process for this unlike a development where signs alert the neighbours with this type of proposal most of those affected aren t even aware of it fred ewins concern over closure of edgewood i found out about it when a neighbour asked me what i thought about the idea apparently there is a proposal to permanently close part of the street next to my laneway at the east end of dundas where it meets kingston road there is a small part of road it s still called edgewood as it has been there since before dundas was extended many years ago in 2011 this section had been closed during a works project to build a water and sewage storage an open letter to premier mcguinty when i registered my daughter with the toronto district school board fourteen years ago our hopes were for her to receive a complete education my daughter has spent over 16,000 hours in the classroom with some exceptional teachers cont d on page 31


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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday january 22 2013 beachmetronews 7 david van dyke deja views this archival photograph of bowmore public school was taken within a few years of the completion of construction in 1925 the annex to the right was added in 1965 the addition was operated as fairmount park senior school and in 1989 both schools merged and became bowmore junior and senior public school do you have an old photo you d like to share call me at 416390-2527 matthew kellway m.p beaches­east york 155 main street toronto on m4e 2v9 t 416-467-0860 f 416-467-0905 email office hours · monday 10am-5pm · tuesday 1-8pm · wednesday closed · thursday 10am-5pm · friday 10am-4:30pm photo cta 1257 it0208 constituency office 1821 danforth avenue toronto on m4c 1j2 tel 416-690-1032 fax 416-690-8420 web e-mail buy with zero down discover how to buy with no money down and obtain free computerized listings with pictures of all available homes re/max hallmark realty ltd brokerage advertising manager beach metro community news has an opening for the full-time position of advertising manager we are looking for an experienced well-organized personable self-starter who will be responsible for overall advertising the ideal candidate will be experienced in generating sales and servicing clients and will have a working knowledge of layout and imaging software please send resumés by jan 31 to 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 the president beach metro news 2196 gerrard st east toronto on m4e 2c7 or email to call susan turner to book a personal tour beach arms retirement residence 505 kingston road toronto ontario 416-698-0414


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8 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach rink builders ready for winter by melinda drake skates are sharpened sticks are taped and a group of dedicated dads and moms are crossing their fingers in a collective wish that the weather holds mother nature calls the shots when it comes to a favourite canadian pastime ­ playing hockey on an outdoor rink ­ and the folks who are responsible for creating and maintaining two local rinks are already hard at work shoveling and flooding as the weather conditions dictate the ice is skateable now said ray bernard co-director of the fairmount park ice masters a group of approximately 60 volunteers who look after the large rink in the gerrard street east and coxwell avenue neighbourhood if we re lucky it will go till the end of march the fairmount park rink was originally built in the 1960s and was run by the city of toronto but bernard said that slowly over the years it has been handed back to the community twenty years ago it was just a few dads that got it going he said that first meeting of the dads evolved into the formation of the ice masters a board-run group of volunteers who work in shifts around the clock manning garden hoses and shoveling after a snowfall the group even produced its own band the lost boys who play at fundraisers year-round including the upcoming winter fest on feb 2 at the neighbouring bowmore public school they ve become our fundraising arm said bernard they go out and play music at barbecues in the summer and all the funds get donated back to the ice masters the money raised is spent on the rink s current needs last year we spent $1,000 on infrastructure we bought some safety netting and other equipment the snowblower was donated to us three or four years ago the city provides the lights and the boards but as the equipment needs replacing we just buy it on our own we don t have a set budget we just replace things as needed bernard said nestled under the trees in the glen stewart ravine is a rink tended for the last 11 years by thomas neal who this year started working on new year s day every year i have to look at and assess the temperatures he said in a normal winter we ll get a month out of it · microdermabrasion · body treatments · facials · aromatherapy massage · spa packages · ear candling · waxing · manicure/pedicure · sunless spray tan · gift certificates beach metro news file photo the fairmount park ice masters are flooding the rink in the park at least when the weather cooperates that rink too was originally a city-run project that fell by the wayside one year due to cutbacks that s when neal stepped in the city used to turn hoses on and just let the water run and freeze he said and neal and his then three-year-old son enjoyed skating there the next year we went and it wasn t there i asked then councillor sandra bussin `when is the city going to put the water in and she said they wouldn t be doing it due to the cutbacks that was after amalgamation so i asked her if i could do it and she said `yes if you want to so all the neighbours got together and started it neal who is assisted by a couple of friends goes out to the rink about 6 a.m each morning to clear it of snow and flood it weather permitting i try to get it shoveled as quickly as i can so the kids can skate after school he said both rinks offer hockey on one side and pleasure skating on the other in glen stewart the christmas lights are up and the hockey side is illuminated by a large spotlight the fairmount park lights are on until 11 p.m or midnight and the rink itself is accessible 24 hours we don t restrict access or time said bernard if someone want to use it we make it available 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 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and brow tinting · lash extensions · manicures · pedicures · waxing · electrolysis giftce rt ific at e s ava ilablen atio loc new botox-2000 treatments laser hair removal-4000 treatments 2533 danforth ave at main 416698-5521 call for an appointment 98 hammersmith avenue seniors adults · foot care problems children · examinations 416-527-2251 david allison d ch chiropodist corns callous full nail care heel pain warts custom made orthotics 2494 danforth ave #205 above shoppers drug mart west of main street · toronto 416 691-4348 open saturdays


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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday january 22 2013 beachmetronews 9 professio na ldirecto ry self-governing health professions health holistic therapies wellness psychotherapy judy gould ph.d experienced psychotherapist relationship difficulties · anxiety depression · body image concerns physical illness · free consultation lawyers/legal barrister solicitor estate planning/real estate/business house calls 416-767-cass 2277 x 207 416-795-4899 cell 416-491-0273 fax chiropractors degen s health group dr wade whitten d.c dr tanja degen d.c cpt dr christina carreau n.d 1092 kingston rd massage therapy registered massage therapists dr karin rummell associates optometrists 1914 queen st e e of woodbine mon sat by appointment in-home personal trainer 416 888 6465 garry m cass dragonfly therapeutics intuitive reiki treatments workshops sharon madsen hsc rmt woodbine gerrard call 416-737-7717 registered massage therapy 416-691-5757 beaches optometry clinic 320 danforth suite 206 carrot common 647-991-4225 at victoria park beside manchester arms 416-699-5320 · free parking dr linda chan 951 kingston rd west of victoria park optometrist kew beach health clinic naturopathy · homeopathy · clinical nutrition · · matrix energetics · · bowen therapy · evening weekend appointments available 416-691-1991 416-690-6168 counselling psych psychotherapy for indidviduals and couples stress anxiety depression anger management insurance clients welcome evening and weekend sessions avail 416.219.2671 carol henderson ma 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 7 days/wk therapy lounge massage therapy · reflexology 2245 queen st east · 2nd floor 416-691-3700 queen and hammersmith 1522 queen st e 416-465-5575 416-916-7122 dr david jeong dentist 2107 danforth ave at woodbine subway new patients welcome open saturdays veterinarians john littlejohn d.v.m and associates 416-696-1800 woodbine animal clinic 1905 danforth ave between woodbine coxwell from the author of the body means well support for chronic or life-threatening illness through counselling body therapy and meditation 647-239-1903 nancy leach m sc bmcp david faed dr tyrrell ashcroft dr thien dang-tan omega health fitness art acupuncture chiropractic graston 1089 kingston rd at victoria park criminal lawyer urban calm therapeutics stephanie gage rmt cami rahman rmt caitlin mcaulay rmt 1789 queen st east unit 6 690-0000 barrister solicitor 647-317-6017 416-698-3157 dr d caplan family dentistry open 6 days a week new patients always welcome 2200 queen st east at balsam 416-691-8555 balsam dental accounting chartered accountant bert van delft complete financial services for the business owner manager entrepreneur self-employed corporate and personal income tax services 416-699-1175 christine kato b sc d.v.m kathryn wright family law mediation 2239 queen street east 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 416-699-8848 kato animal hospital 2830 danforth ave east of dawes rd 416-907-0103 416-690-6257 pregnancy massage · trish lavers rmt · nicole meades rmt open evenings and sundays 1114 queen st east 416-469-2100 · easy booking online · dr linda winter psychologist consultations · therapy individuals · couples over 20 years experience located at queen wheeler 416-690-2112 bus 416-270-9898 98 scarboro beach blvd dogs cats pocket pets housecalls available 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 416-691-1071 dr linda iny lempert psychologist ­ psychologue individuals and couples services disponibles en français 47 main street at lyall houghton veterinary housecall services vaccines examinations diagnostics palliative care and home euthanasia provided for your pets in the comfort of your own home chartered accountant · corporate personal tax · specializing in small to medium business · financial advice 21 st clair avenue east suite 502 william f deneault 416-643-3857 1004 coxwell ave o connor 416-423-2289 dr barbara houghton tel 416 962-2186 chartered accountants 647-221-5516 kriens larose 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 416-694-4380 vet on wheels gerrard mobile veterinary services dr lynn wells psychologist practice restricted to the identification of giftedness and to learning problems and disorders in all ages dr ahmad badri dvm 416-284-4610 · financial services for owner-managed businesses · personal and corporation tax preparation · located in the heart of the beach · 416-690-6800 · 47 main street toronto 416-763-6884 insurance covered 416-698-9027 the law office of shaunna kelly member ontario association of architects 416 694-8181 melani norman certified management accountant b math cma accounting issues and systems bookkeeping personal and corporate taxes criminal lawyer phone 647-340-6651 fax 416-203-2332 416-690-1236 dr jody levenbach psychologist children and young adolescents assessment · cbt social skills · parent coaching finance/insurance instant tax refund personal corporation tax · bookkeeping gst/payroll 2481 kingston rd suite 207 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 siegi a schuler ph.d candidate rsw 416-362-7472 call 416-471-0337 certified general accountant an accountant with an affinity for those in the arts and entertainment industry call 416-693-2274 local in the beach emily c larimer family law lawyer susan t dixon 416-261-9679 life management corporate coaching adr-mediation 647-891-2603 dr dermot stewart psychological assessment and counselling for children and adolescents with learning difficulties over 30 years experience in school boards private practice psychologist 416-269-2744 416-693-2733 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 mpsquared coaching merrill pierce cca icf 416.824.2626 post architects · building permits · zoning advice · construction services will hudson oaa resource one specializing in small business since 1980 corporate/sole proprietor tax returns bookkeeping services · tax planning financial loan strategies shellyann pereira ph 416 694 2566 do you think differently gifted/adhd support coaching school/workplace performance children/adults mary lynn trotter msw rsw 416-875-9474 ask about insurance coverage 1234 kingston rd · suite 120 lawyers/legal dashwood dashwood barristers solicitors taylor design services architectural and engineering design permit drawings and applications 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 roland 416-698-7976 647-693-6221 geoffrey j dashwood michael taylor p eng bcin 416 316 3248 psychotherapy abina murphy r.i.h.r spiritual psychotherapist past life regression reiki master 961 kingston rd tel 416-690-7222 toronto m4e 1s8 fax 416-690-8738 chiropractors dr janet d arcy chiropractor massage therapy registered massage therapists professional engineering services renovations additions structural design · building permit snider digregorio barristers solicitors notaries 978 kingston road toronto ont m4e 1s9 advanced therapeutics since 1989 416-691-3943 neville park health group 2455a queen st east kevin oates r.m.t assoc physiotherapy beaches health group® yvette sedgewick 2212 queen st e 416-693-5611 tel 416-699-0424 fax 416-699-0285 email 416-690-6257 open saturdays now magazine 1398 queen st e east of greenwood ave voted best massage therapist local · affordable 416-200-6300 416-469-3879 open 7 days xbuildinginspector .com former city inspector now available for consultations permit plans zoning info bcin#41835 mike 416-659-2779 o/a waypoint permit consulting inc nancy christie m.t.c mindfullness psychotherapy · depression · trauma · anxiety · relationship · creativity · free initial consultation 416-691-3768 416-690-2076 kew gardens health group massage therapy · physiotherapy osteopathy · naturopathic medicine barristers solicitors notaries public 300 main street o reilly moll forrest 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 416-690-3324 denise m f badleycostello family real estate wills business immigration small claims court 2069 danforth ave woodbine 416-698-5861 john h bjarnason d.c chiropractor 1906 queen st e 1 block east of woodbine 416-690-5185 plans need 2181 queen st e suite 305 416-907-0103 at lee catherine allon bsc med psychotherapist personal coach · live a meaningful fulfilling life · meditation support group for women barrister solicitor notary dolores wootton r.m.t marlene gascer c.s.t john barnet r.m.t book online at 2455a queen st e e of silver birch · essence · call beach bob t 416-693-5068 c 416-278-0260 holistic therapies wellness 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 416-690-6195 416-694-2868 beaches wellness centre 416-694-4090 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 carl a brand barrister solicitor notary 961 kingston rd toronto canada m4e 1s8 tel 416-699-5100 fax 416-690-8738 dr johanna carlo chiropractor 2277 queen street east at glen manor www.advanced su willson b.mus r.m.t assoc your beach architect 927 kingston rd w of vic pk now magazine 416-690-3040 · hours incl evenings saturdays · voted best massage therapist 416-709-6654 416-698-7070 416-694-6767


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10 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach anglican 470 woodbine m4e 2h6 baptist norway the church of st john the community calendar united church located in hope united church corner of danforth and main 7 p.m 21 jan 26 community centre 55 winter carnival at kimberley public school corner main st and swanwick ave 9 a.m 2 p.m kids crafts ski races toboggan races snow shoe races ice hunt snow toss penguin races bake sale and more pancake breakfast at cc55 from 9-10 a.m 3 per person info 416-691-1113 21 jan 26 free kids workshop tips tricks on becoming a confident speaker at royal canadian legion br 11 9 dawes rd 10 a.m.noon with distinguished toastmaster donna braniff primary grades through gr 8 are welcome to attend space limited to 30 children rsvp by jan 24 to helen pearce 416690-6388 21 jan 27 sunday funday at royal canadian legion branch 11 9 dawes rd 1-6 pm entertainment prizes and more info 416-6991353 21 jan 29 ttc customer service talk at the naval club 1910 gerrard st e 7 p.m with ttc cco chris upfold find out what the ttc is doing to modernize service q&a ses21 sion info 416-392-1376 feb 2 yogathon fundraiser at applegrove community centre 60 woodfield rd 1-3:30 p.m stretch through over 100 `salute to the sun sequences $20 in pledges a fee or combination supports applegrove s services such as early learning activities pre and post-natal nutrition and therapeutic play bring your own yoga mat if you have one childcare $5 register by jan 28 info and registration 416-461-8143 21 feb 2 new year new you workshop with mary lynn trotter career coach at vantage point careers at beach business hub 2181 queen st e #301 10-11:30 a.m get tips on setting personal or business goals and how to stick with them refreshments chance to win book 5 second-act careers to sail through retirement $10 pre-register at 21 feb 2 jazz reflections at st aidan s church 170 silver birch ave 4:15 p.m lara solnicki vocalist mark kieswetter and george koller free-will offering coffee all welcome 21 feb 4 transportation/transit/parking community meeting at the balmy beach club foot of beech ave 7 p.m part of the ward 32 visioning study info 416-392-1376 21 feb 9 the four men in concert at kingston road united church 975 kingston rd 7:30 p.m songs of love and hope and inspiration tickets $20 youth 7-18 $10 available at the door or call 416-722-0577 info 22 feb 13 toronto spiritual experiences group meetup hosts recognizing ourselves as soul a free talk at community centre 55 97 main st 7:30 p.m all welcome 22 feb 15 valentine dinner and dance at royal canadian legion br 11 9 dawes rd bar opens 6 p.m dinner 7 p.m swing band music tickets $20 per person 25 at door available at bar 416-699-1353 22 feb 17 family sunday in the beach at kew gardens and other locations noon-5 p.m petting zoo hop on and off vintage trolley entertainers ice sculpting wine tasting and more supported by beach bia businesses info 416-693-2242 22 feb 23 free home buyers information workshop at mayfair racquet club 10:30 a.m 12:30 p.m presenters including a lawyer financial advisor mortgage broker home inspector and realtor will help you understand the process of buying a new home or downsizing condos and residential homes free parking space is limited rsvp 416-575-3854 22 feb 25 beat the winter blues seasonal affective disorder at community centre 55 97 main st 11:15 a.m 12:15 p.m share ideas and learn coping strategies presented by east end community health centre free info zari atai 416-778-5805 ext 222 march 3 cantemus singers directed by michael erdman present the virgin queen at st aidan s anglican church queen st e at silver birch ave 3 p.m a concert of madrigals and motets from the elizabethan court featuring works by tallis byrd mundy and tomkins tickets $20 seniors/students $15 available at the door info 416-578-6602 23 march 4 home sweet bigger home at 2181 queen st e unit 301 7 p.m a free informative how-to seminar for anyone thinking about taking the next step up the property ladder info and reservations 647-7812474 tuesdays above the beach free playtime drop-in at forward baptist church 1891 gerrard st e at woodbine 9:30-11:30 a.m for children 0-5 years and their caregivers info r tuesdays business network international bni meeting at the naval club 1910 gerrard st e 7:30-9 a.m rsvp andy kovacs 416-342-7460 12 jan 25 free movie night at dentonia park bers are most welcome info e/o royal canadian legion branch 11 9 dawes rd ·general meeting on the first wednesday of every month come out and hear what s happening at br 11 r you are always welcome sundays 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m with church school also wednesdays 10:00 a.m sat january 26 · 7:30 p.m · tickets $15 classical works and lighter music the marion singers the rev geoffrey sangwine an evening with 416-691-4560 york chapter schizophrenia society of ontario general meeting at toronto east general hospital 825 coxwell ave 7 p.m info 416-691-1740 fr wednesdays french conversation group for adults 7-9 p.m this is a group of about 10 people at the intermediate level and above if you are highly motivated and interested in joining please call leave your number if the answering machine responds 416-699-4681 r fridays friendly french conversation group at calvary baptist church 74 main st rear entrance lower level 9:30-11:30 a.m all levels welcome don t use it you ll lose it info diana 416-698-6537 fr fridays helping our babies grow at applegrove community complex 60 woodfield rd 1:30-3:30 p.m a free program of nutrition workshops and support for pregnant women and until babies are 6 months old in the area bounded by greenwood ave and victoria park ave south of the danforth info 416-461-8143 beach interfaith outreach lunch and fellowship for adults is held monday through friday from 11 a.m 1 p.m beginning thanksgiving monday oct 8 with a thanksgiving lunch at corpus christi church 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 co-hosted with st aidan s anglican church info 416-691-6869 r beach photo club meetings are held every 1st and 3rd thursday of each month from september to june at st aidan s 70 silver birch ave 7:30 p.m everyone from the novice to the experienced is welcome the only requisite is an interest in learning about the photographic arts r/fr east toronto climate action group are citizens who are concerned about smog climate change and other environmental issues as they impact the city and particularly east toronto we meet monthly and welcome your involvement and support info fr taylor memorial library 1440 kingston rd ·jan 25 friday morning story time 10:15 a.m ·jan 25 pd movie day 2 p.m diary of a wimpy kid dog days ·jan 30-feb 2 you ve got mail children can make valentine s cards which library staff will mail for them to the recipient of their choice info 416-396-8939 21 help make a difference in the life of a child if you would like more information on becoming a foster parent call the homes for kids hotline at 1-877-567-kids help fosfr ter a future family service toronto offers educational workshops for those caring for aging relatives parents or friends sessions include coping with change and loss healthy caregiving and advocating for your relative info and registration lynne gallagher 416595-9618 fr with the warring parts of your body even after exercise massage or chiropractic adjustments the relief gained is temporary while ease comfort continue to elude us awareness through movement® offers a means to rebuild a unified sense of ourselves a wholeness forgotten abandoned as impossible feel freedom where we carry stiffness and pain not through strengthening stretching or correcting muscles but through utilizing the brain s capacity to reorganize our stiffened parts into a coherent fluid moving whole also for the pain-free info mare/o lene kennedy 416-406-0054 st john s catholic church choir welcomes 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 rotary club of toronto beach holds a breakfast meeting every tuesday 7 a.m at the balmy beach club for information please visit or call roger cecchetto 416-415-5000 ext 6078 r business connection exchange bcx beaches chapter meets 1st and 3rd thursdays of each month at the beacher cafe 2162 queen st e at maclean 8-9:30 a.m info alison 416-839-9549 roots of empathy for adults meditation sharing discussion and readings from the book roots of empathy by mary gordon info 416-694-0101 r kindergarten registration for children who will turn 4 years old by dec 31 2013 please bring proof of residence child s birth certificate health card and immunization records ·adam beck p.s feb 6 by appointment only day or evening info 416-393-1682 ·kew beach p.s feb 5 6 and 7 from 1-4 p.m and feb 8 from 1-3 p.m by appointment at 416-393-1810 for more information visit 21 second tuesday of every month east jam session at royal canadian legion branch 11 9 dawes rd every second friday 8-11 p.m info 416-699-1353 r new 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 ·wednesday services 10:30 a.m all welcome 416-691-2222 21 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 ·choirs wed col canto jr 6:30 p.m senior 7:30 p.m thurs handbells 4 p.m ·jan 27 eat pray skate 6:30-8 p.m annual skating event at kew gardens rink under 6 must have helmet ·senior link beach united church lunch bunch program every other wednesday jan 23 fall prevention with east end community health followed by home cooked meal to book 416-691-7407 ·feb 2 jazz reflections 4:30 p.m with lara solnicki mark kieswetter and george koller ·thursdays interfaith lunch program 11 a.m 1 p.m all welcome info 416-691-8082 building construction blog http 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 r 416-699-5871 kingston road united church 975 kingston rd 3 blocks w of victoria pk ave join us each sunday for worship church school and nursery 10:30 a.m our services are filled with beautiful music and thoughtful sermons and are shared amidst a caring community with true neighbourly spirit come in and get a faith lift info r 416-699-6091 st john s catholic church 794 kingston rd 3 blocks e of main st ·masses saturday 4:30 p.m contemporary music sunday 9 a.m children s liturgy 11 a.m choir ·weekday masses tuesday to friday 8:15 a.m ·reconciliation saturday 3:45-4 p.m ·pray the rosary each morning tuesday to friday 20 min before mass all welcome info 416-698-1105 stjohnr fallingbrook presbyterian church 35 wood glen road corner of kingston road and wood glen join us sundays 10:30 a.m for a creative and uplifting experience we seek to provide inspiring music and are child friendly with a church school program info 416-6993084 19 r toronto united mennonite church 1774 queen st e we warmly welcome you to join us for our worship service each sunday with christian education and nursery 10 a.m.12:35 p.m info 416-699-6631 feldenkrais® free intros classes workshops sessions feeling at odds buddhist philosophy and meditation classes offered tuesdays and thursdays 78:30 p.m learn how to meditate and how to use the experience of meditation to positively affect all aspects of our daily life come visit us in our new centre at 1823 gerrard st e between woodbine and coxwell info atisha buddhist centre 416-694-5300 r calvary baptist church 72 main st between gerrard kingston know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church visit with us to worship experience our caring extended family sunday 10:30 a.m nursery sunday school twice monthly youth wheelchair accessible parking lot off benlamond pastor alan roberts info pastor 416691-4721 r waverley road baptist church 129 waverley 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 dentonia park united church 2550 danforth ave ·youth and young adults programs esl bible reflection faith discussions fridays 5-7 p.m sermon reflection sundays 11:15-11:45 a.m ·children youth programs beginners piano class thursdays 4-6 p.m math club/art and craft sunday school 10-11 a.m family movie night 4th friday of every month 7-8:30 p.m info 416-694-2095 fr upcoming publications february 5 ad booking deadline monday jan 28 february 19 ad booking deadline monday feb 11 celebrating 40 years serving the beach if drinking has become a problem we can help alcoholics anonymous 416-4875591 al-anon at community centre 55 97 main st wednesdays 7:15 p.m alateen members are welcome to attend info 416-691-1113 second tuesday of every month your news your neighbourhood amnesty international in the beach meets at st john s norway church woodbine ave at kingston rd 7:30 p.m to support amnesty s human rights work through letter-writing actions and through organized public events to generate awareness of human rights actions worldwide new mem al-anon alateen family groups info 416-410-3809 1-888-425-2666 fr drug problem narcotics anonymous can help call 416-236-8956 or


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tuesday january 22 2013 neighbourhood everyone has a story to tell news in brief by melinda drake community centre 55 will hold its annual winter carnival on saturday jan 26 beginning at 9 a.m the good cooks at cc55 will be serving up a pancake breakfast for only $3 per person across the street at kimberley public school the outdoor events will be gearing up organizers can t promise snow but they are promising cross country ski races at 10:30 a.m toboggan races at 11 a.m an ice hunt at 11:30 a.m snow shoe races at noon plus a lot more snowy fun in the afternoon including a snow toss ring around the reindeer and penguin races a bake sale and refreshments round out the festivities kimberley p.s and cc55 are located at the corner of main street and swanwick avenue for more information contact evonne at 416-691-1113 join ward 32 councillor mary-margaret mcmahon on tuesday jan 29 for a toronto transit commission customer service talk at the naval club 1910 gerrard st e at 7 p.m the ttc s chief customer officer chris upfold will talk about how the ttc is planning to modernize service the presentation will be followed by a question and answer session on monday feb 4 councillor mcmahon will host a toronto transportation information session at the balmy beach club at 7 p.m this meeting is part of the ward 32 visioning study the balmy beach club is located at the foot of beech avenue at the lake for more information on both events call councillor mcmahon s office at 416-392-1376 the ice masters will hold their annual winter fest a bowmore school community event on saturday feb 2 the ice masters are a dedicated group of volunteers who set up and maintain the outdoor rink in fairmount park keeping it shoveled and flooded as weather dictates winter fest runs from approximately 2 to 4 p.m and offers a hot dog barbecue hot chocolate and cider a woodstove warm-up area and a ski and skate swap the ice master s own band the lost boys will provide the music the leslieville farmers market will hold its second annual souper bowl fundraiser on sunday feb 3 at le papillon on the park beginning at 10 a.m the restaurant s chef lukas and his team will cook outside a literal ton of french onion soup made with chemical-free onions dessert is their traditional pouding chomeur a french canadian upside down caramel cake bring your own bowl and spoon to this pay what you can event all money raised will go toward the market s city permits insurance fees and other administrative and operational costs for more information visit the danforth/coxwell library will host a screening of home safe toronto on wednesday jan 23 from 6:30-8 p.m the film explores how the effects of recession force families with low wages to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or putting food on the table the film is presented by skyworks a non-profit organization kindergarten registration at local public schools will begin soon adam beck at 400 scarborough rd will hold its registration on wednesday feb 6 by appointment only to book either a daytime or evening appointment call the school s office at 416-393-1682 kew beach registration will take place afternoons from tuesday feb 5 to friday feb 8 call the school at 416-393-1810 to set up an appointment all children registering must turn four years of age by dec 31 2013 and parents or caregivers must provide birth certificate health card immunization card and proof of address the bowmore public school community is holding a free the children fundraiser on friday feb 8 to help raise money to send former student sophie stevens to africa stevens who is now a student at rosedale school of the arts plans to help build schools and wells in kenya the fundraiser will be held at the royal canadian legion 243 coxwell ave from 6 to 9 p.m tickets are $10 adults and $5 for age 16 and under the event features live music the unemployed mr butters band and more pizza a bake sale for which donations are greatly appreciated and raffles to get your ticket or for more information call 416-466-9509 around beach metro s 11 beacher finds her tribe with roller derby totally starting from scratch she said the sport itself is great exercise and it s a hoot to play it s it s sometimes surprising the really fun amount of people who find a pasof course one of the dangers of sion through a chance encounter a sport that revolves countercall it fate or call it happenstance ­ clockwise at all times from an exeither way dara douma has ercise perspective is the lack of jumped in with both feet and eight variety douma said during pracwheels to the world of roller derby tice the team regularly reverses about two years ago she went to direction on the track just so watch a bout at downsview upon that you don t have one huge leg returning home she immediately and one that never develops began to look into what it takes to outside of derby douma is a learn the sport the gta rollergirls firefighter at station 321 near league which calls ted reeve comlaird and eglinton while she munity arena home was holding a loves the job the shifts can some fresh meat program an introductimes make it a challenge to take tory course for roller derby where part in a team that practices newbies test the waters learn the three nights a week rules of the game and sometimes if you re not a person that has learn how to skate from scratch a nine to five job it can be hard to and now douma is better known to fit that into your life she said it the derby world as triple d stroybecomes a fairly big commitment er in terms of practices some peo i tried the drop-in freshie night ple do drop off just because of the when gta rollergirls had it and i commitment level remember coming home and saying which is why she s starting up i ve found my tribe she said a daytime derby team for shift the rules of modern-day derby workers like herself see page 30 can seem a bit convoluted to those for more details the idea is to not familiar with the sport which make the sport more accessible generally means most people to those that don t work a regular it wasn t something that most nine to five job people grow up watching said you can find daytime leagues douma in toronto if you re a hockey though the sport may be familiar player or a curler lots of the to tv viewers of the 1970s and 80s things that i do i can do during today s derby has only a passing rethe day but not this she said semblance to that early version of photo adam chard the sport attracts a fairly wide the game it used to be more like a specta dara douma known as triple d-stroyer when in roller derby range of people anyone from tattooed punks and rockers to staytor thing for entertainment but it s mode seen in action at a gta rollergirls bout at-home moms teachers nurses a bit more serious nowadays she and all sorts of white-collar prosaid fessionals although the sport is taken more it s a fun group of people it s a really diseriously there is also a serious level of fun plays all three positions jammer pivot and blocker as for the d stroyer part i was verse and really inclusive group of people especially when it comes to player names we do make our own names people looking for something feisty that started that s kind of what i love about it said douma sometimes wonder if they get assigned with d triple d stroyer plays on the derby douma has played hockey and taken part she said sometimes you grow into one douma said it helps to have a group of in other sports in the past so she wasn t debutantes team part of the gta rollerother players to bounce potential ideas off completely alien to the concept of skates girls league the season runs from late of as for triple d stroyer she said it comes although roller skates require their own ap spring to fall with home games at ted reeve arena visit for from the fact that all three of her names be proach and set of skills there s a lot of similarities so i wasn t more information on the league gin with d as well as the fact that she by jon muldoon 5 minutes ­ 5 questions by bill maclean or this installment of 5 minutes 5 questions i asked two of beach metro news long time advertisers donna watson has been operating healthy earth junior school since 1992 1 what is your favourite place in the beach ­ at the bottom of silver birch there is a wonderful little pier that i can go to and just sit when i have to make big decisions that s where i go 2 do you have a favourite piece of music ­ i really love jazz especially the music of ornette coleman i also like vivaldi s the four seasons 3 what is your favourite movie ­ strictly ballroom it s an old movie made about 20 years ago [1992 on a small budget i also like inherit the wind with spencer tracy 4 do you mostly walk drive bike or take the ttc ­ i would have to say drive my day is broken up too much and there are too many places to go f 5 how did you spend new year s ­ on a caribbean cruise in-laws booked the cruise for all 19 members of our family it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing they are in their 80s cristina van blommestein has been selling real estate in the beach for royal lepage for many years 1 what is your favourite place in the beach ­ my favorite place is zane s on queen street i love it because it is a great place to go for coffee and croissants with clients or friends or just a place to take my laptop and sit in the sun in the summertime for a bite to eat between appointments zane has wonderful croissants and some decadent chocolate cakes 2 do you have a favourite piece of music ­ i like all jazz i do not have just one favorite piece of music i don t believe in favorites when it comes to jazz or blues i enjoy all type of music and the work of many talented musicians but i do have a bias for beach musicians one of my favorites musicians in the beach is ron korb he is a great flutist 3 what s your favourite movie ­ again no favorites but i like most well made romantic movies or movies that are really different in some way or movies that have a strong message i enjoy going to both cinemas in the beach and i also like to watch latin american films spanish is my first language so it is enjoyable for me to watch films in spanish 4 do you mostly drive walk bike or take the ttc ­ i need to have my car with me most of the time as i need to be available because i am a real estate agent and my clients and listings are everywhere if i am able to take some time off then i make time to walk i specially enjoy walking the boardwalk walking in the beach is a pleasure no matter the season 5 how did you spend new year s ­ new year s eve was spent at home cooking and entertaining


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12 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach pet of the month ­ unleashed year s first beagle rescue a winner by marna gale he hound dog in the tub with the big dreamy eyes has only one new year s resolution aside from keeping sparkly clean he s howl-bent on being a better dog his initial motivation is sure to break your heart our bubble bath boy was hoping if he accomplished his objective his `humans would come back but he wasn t quite sure how to achieve this lofty goal he thought he might have known the secret once upon a time but that was nearly 10 years ago when he was still a puppy he remembers feeling like a part of the family in those days maybe they just liked him more back then for some reason they used to pat his head and call him by name he barely recognizes his name anymore perhaps it s just as well ­ they named him after booze he was a farm dog you might think that would be fun but it all depends on whether you re considered family for some dogs it can be a lonely life left tied outside for some dogs days are spent waiting and wishing for an occasional pat on the head the farm where he lived was sold and his humans were preparing to move he assumed he d be joining them especially when they helped him into the car a couple weeks before christmas he loves car rides but the excitement was short-lived they brought him to a strange place signed a piece of paper and left he d never been inside an animal shelter before it felt crowded with so many sad dogs barking around him but he didn t know it was over-crowded he didn t know the kind staff had some difficult choices to make he didn t know he was among the `unadoptable because of his age he didn t know it didn t matter if you were young at heart but he also didn t know the nice lady who 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 t piano violin cello new toddler and parent class please contact ines pagliari director 416-726-5729 musically enriching lives in the beach since 1994 saturday january 26 2013 10 am noon joinus to learnmore ab outtheexceptionalprogramsoffered at ava l o n forchildren 2 1 2 1 4 ye arsofa ge sherry vanderkooi principal avalon children s montessori school 2181 queen street east · 31 wood glen road 416-686-6621 open house gave him a soothing bath soon after his arrival and let him hang out with her in the front office whenever she could was desperately trying to save his life she made a phone call and afterwards she bent down to meet his soulful eyes and told him to cross his paws christmas came and went if not for the nice lady he may have given up all hope despite the circumstances his tail remained operational that s because of all the attention she gave him it made him happy and happiness is always worth a tail-wag little did he know things were about to get even more wagworthy the nice lady had finally found him a fairy tale happy ending with big on beagles bob rescue he didn t know he was only one exciting car ride away from a foster family anxiously counting the days until they could pat his head for the first time he also didn t know someone had been working on a new name for him it needed to be one that sounded close enough to his old one ­ just in case he vaguely remembered being named after booze ­ but much nicer we named him wesley after the farm boy in the princess bride poor and perfect with eyes like the sea after a storm there s nothing quite like true love to kick off a new year we loved wesley before we even met him the stories passed along by his devoted office mate at the shelter and the family who gave him temporary lodging a week before his one-way trip to toronto was all it took to win our hearts wesley loves hugs wesley loves walks wesley loves sleeping in the people bed wesley loves cheese and crackers he s still working on that resolution but with a different goal he figures if he keeps striving for perfection his new humans will give him even more loving if that s possible wesley is a bit of a perfectionist especially if his efforts might lead to more cheese and crackers of course he s got our full support don t we all want to be a better version of ourselves despite how perfect he already is in our eyes we resolve to cheer him on with a pat on his head and a whisper in his ears as you wish here s to worthwhile resolutions our thanks to sarah at kingston humane society for resolving to save wesley by calling bob rescue we also thank brand new foster parents ben and catherine for their own timely resolution ­ to give a less fortunate beagle the chance to find true love finally we thank you for resolving to inspire rescue groups like ours year after year resolute dog after resolute dog happy yappy new year everyone 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 st aidan s christmas day lunch volunteers at the st aidan s 15th annual christmas day luncheon included from left becca ward 32 councillor mary-margaret mcmahon tamara katie and emma over 100 people some distant from family and friends others in need of a hot meal enjoyed the annual lunch hosted by st aidan s and neighbourhood volunteers photo bob heighway 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 healthy earth legally children do not need to start school until they are 6 years old if full day kindergarten is not for your child we have a solution please visit our website to see what parents have to say about our program · · · open registration for fall 2013 thursday february 21 6:30 8 p.m · nursery school · junior kindergarten · senior kindergarten now accepting registrations · one to six ratio · individual guided reading program · writing skills · math · science · global awareness · theatre and music east city ymca 907 kingston road 416-694-1159 services inspiration is the key to learning · small teacher/child ratio · highly skilled teachers · arts and crafts · cognitive · music · drama · french · global awareness 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 enriched kindergarten bilingual nursery school visit us at 416.690.5969 become a part of your child s preschool journey e-mail 2206 queen street east proudly serving the beach since 1992


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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday january 22 2013 beach metro news 13 write on health pets yes there are apps for them too his christmas i was one of the many of lucky folks who found an ipad mini under the tree it was all i wanted and i m already wondering what i did without one i spent a little time over the holidays looking into various apps that i could adorn my new gadget with in addition to the various games for the kids a neat way to track my exercise routine and another to help with the household budget it was of course a lack of having the right app for that that had my perennial resolutions of getting more exercise and getting the credit cards paid down fizzle out by march i found many useful and some not so useful but nonetheless fun apps for pet owners so rather than write about a seasonal or other timely threat or concern for our neighbourhood cats and dogs i thought i would mention a few of the more interesting ones i stumbled across by no means is this an exhaustive list nor am i out to review these apps other than to say i do know that the more `serious ones come from reputable sources there are plenty of reviews online if any of these grab your attention all are either free or cost only a few dollars fun apps dogbook free as the name suggests is more or less a facebook for dogs after creating a profile for your pooch they are assigned a `dogtag which is their unique user id once set up you can then post pictures check in at the local park enter contests and review the `dogbook daily for tips and information for dog owners the website claims they have over 3.5 million dogs registered at no cost it s worth checking out but it may not be for everyone game for cats free this app is pure entertainment for cats and judging from the reviews really works basically it replaces the old laser pointer for getting your cat to chase an object moving at random personally i m not t dr nigel skinner so sure i m ready to have my cat swatting at my new ipad but there seem to be no negative reviews about any damage and lots of positive ones about how much fun it seems for the kitties petmobi free this app claims to keep your pet fit and healthy what more could you want right the app is designed to allow you to track your pets exercise track weight loss and daily caloric intake from a database of thousands of pet foods and also features some social networking sharing updates and connecting with other pet owners useful apps dog park finder plus $4.99 this is the most costly of the apps i looked at but for the right person could come in really handy the app offers a search function using address or postal zip code input or uses your current location to provide maps of dog parks throughout north america click on the park you re interested in and it brings up pictures reviews and features such as whether a park is fenced or not access to washrooms directions and maps and links to the park website it features over 6,000 parks beaches and trails with over 50 featured in toronto i would find this very useful when visiting another city or if i wanted to take my dog to a part of this city i wasn t familiar with dog friendly mobile free perfect for the frequent traveller or even for a one off trip this app features thousands of dog friendly accommodations stores attractions beaches and parks it also includes contact information for emergency veterinary services in each location there is a section for airline regulations but i would strongly recommend that anyone planning flying with their pet contact the airline directly as these regulations seem to change often pet poison helpline $1.99 this app is available only for the iphone and not the ipad but is worth a special mention this is a very comprehensive and reliable source for information on various toxins that can affect pets it includes a searchable database of over 250 poisonous plants medications and household items all with pictures which is especially useful for plants as well as describing how the toxin affects your pet it gives instructions on what to do following exposure the app was created by the pet poison hotline in minneapolis which is the go-to resource for veterinarians dealing with toxin exposure in north america and includes a feature to call them directly from the app in an emergency humane society of canada free this is a worthwhile educational app learn how to get involved and stay up to date with animal rescue and cruelty prevention mypeted $1.99 created by canadian company lifelearn inc who have provided client education tools for veterinarians for many years this app allows pet owners to create profiles of their pets to record all their pertinent medical details it gives access to numerous educational articles on pet care and has a feature for storing your vet s info as well as searching for other vets by location throughout north america it also has a feature to post a lost pet alert and another to allow you to search for pets available for adoption at local shelters of course there were many other apps that could have made this list and i m sure that many are also available for android and other devices with the majority being either free or less than a cup of coffee it s worth checking a few out to see what works for you have fun leroux froebel bilingual school · 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 416-698-1923 respect · resourcefulness · responsibility 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 2013/14 79 hiawatha road 416 694-6273 a small school with big ideas photo subject found janet duncan holds a picture of her brother gordon daw taken over 60 years ago at the morgan photographic studio at queen and wineva gordon a retired metropolitan police officer now lives in huntsville beach metro news inherited several 10 x15 portraits taken in the 1940s which we would like to return to the subjects or their families you can see them as janet did on our website at or call sheila at 416-698-1164 ext 24 main square day care centre a great place for kids licenced for children 18 months to 10 years open 7:30 am 6:00 pm · · · · competitive fees nutritious lunches snacks exciting stimulating program qualified ece staff call us for details 416 691-3909 spaces available ­ all ages


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14 beach metro news tuesday january 22 2013 celebrating 40 years serving the beach michelle rogers catering services serving the beach and beyond for over 10 years for all your catering needs 647-501-5016 the main menu cold weather comfort foods complimen ta ryhorsd oeuvrefornew clients f reezing days call for warm comfort and these dishes from foodland ontario represent the tastiest most soothing foods for frigid days none are difficult to prepare and any leftovers can be carried in a lunch the next day ready to re-heat and put a smile on your face country chicken casserole the ultimate comfort food this creamy dish is an ideal way to use up leftover chicken or turkey stashed in your freezer 1 tbsp 15 ml olive oil 3 cloves garlic minced 1 leek carefully cleaned and sliced 1 cup 250 ml each parsnips and carrots sliced 1 cup 250 ml mushrooms cleaned and quartered 1 1/4 tsp 6 ml dried thyme 1/4 tsp 1 ml each salt and fresh black pepper 1 1/2 tbsp 22 ml cornstarch 1 cup 250 ml 1 milk 1 cup 250 ml sodium reduced chicken stock 2 tsp 10 ml dijon mustard 2 cups 500 ml cooked shredded chicken or turkey 1/2 cup 125 ml frozen peas topping 2 cups 500 ml torn whole wheat bread pieces or freshly made breadcrumbs 1 tbsp 15 ml olive oil preheat oven to 425°f 220°c spray 8 cup 2 l baking dish with baking spray set aside in large saucepan over medium-high heat heat olive oil cook garlic leek carrots parsnips and mushroom with half the thyme covered for about six minutes or until vegetables are tender crisp tip to keep vegetables moist and free from burn jan main is an author cooking instructor and caterer 416-265-8445 lunch sandwich special with soup or salad on monday nights from 3 pm to 9 pm excluding alcohol and holidays monday to friday 11 am 3 pm except holidays 10 discount for seniors and their family ing add a little water if necessary meanwhile whisk a little milk into cornstarch to make a smooth paste then whisk in remaining milk chicken broth and mustard cook stirring for five minutes or until bubbling and thickened remove from heat place peas in sieve pour very hot water over frozen peas to partially defrost combine peas and chicken or turkey with sauce and spoon mixture into prepared casserole in mixing bowl stir together bread pieces or crumbs with oil and remaining thyme sprinkle bread evenly over casserole bake 1215 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and topping is browned serve immediately with a salad makes four servings pork and vegetable stir-fry ready in minutes this colourful dish may be served over noodles or rice you could also vary the vegetables depending on those in your refrigerator 1/3 cup 75 ml sodium-reduced chicken broth 3 tbsp 45 ml oyster sauce 2 tbsp 25 ml soya sauce 1 tbsp 15 ml cornstarch 1 1/2 tsp 7 ml asian chili garlic sauce 4 tsp 20 ml vegetable oil 12 oz 375 ml pork tenderloin cut into thin strips 3 cloves garlic minced 1 onion halved and thinly sliced 2 tsp 10 ml finely minced fresh gingerroot 3 carrots thinly sliced on the di 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 agonal 2 cups 10 ml thinly sliced cabbage 2 cups 10 ml quartered mushrooms 2 cups 10 ml beansprouts 2 green onions thinly sliced on the diagonal start rice or noodles cooking while preparing the main dish in mixing bowl stir together broth oyster sauce soy sauce cornstarch and chili garlic sauce set aside in large deep nonstick skillet heat half of the oil over medium-high heat stir-fry pork for two minutes or until browned but still pink inside transfer to plate add remaining oil to pan stir fry garlic onion and ginger for one minute add carrots cabbage mushrooms and 2 tbsp 25 ml water cover and cook for three minutes or until tender-crisp stirring halfway through return pork and accumulated juices and bean sprouts to skillet stir sauce mixture and add to skillet stir-fry until boiling and slightly thickened about two minutes sprinkle with green onions serve over noodles or rice immediately serves four fluffy potato pancakes enjoy these hearty pancakes served with applesauce for breakfast or as an accompaniment to ham for dinner it is an ideal way to use up leftover mashed potato 1 cup 250 ml whole wheat flour 1 cup 250 ml all purpose flour 2 tsp 10 ml baking powder 1 tsp 5 ml baking soda 1/4 tsp 1 ml salt 1 egg 1 1/2 cups 375 ml milk 1 cup 250 ml mashed potato cont d on page 31 $7 only .9 5 bottoms up comfort food deserves a good port wood contact they are not cleaned up so n my mind it s always a great they generally throw a deposit in the bottime to sip a glass of port but in edward finstein tle over time need to be decanted before the cooler weather nothing a.k.a the wine doctor drinking and tend to be heavier wines warms the cockles of the heart their flavour profile is more along the better created from numerous grape wine writer educator judge consultant lines of black fruit chocolate coffee tovarieties but mostly touriga na416-269-7963 bacco black licorice etc cional touriga franca tinta roriz tinta barroca and tinta cao port is wood-aged ports grown in northern portugal s douro valley about 60 km inland from the atlantic the environruby ­ the bread and butter of most port houses it s ment is ruggedly beautiful with blazing hot summers and fresh medium-bodied with an average blended age of about extremely cold windy winters the rolling hills along the three years douro river are made of schist flat slaty rock that are so white ­ made from white grapes with an average blendhard dynamite often has to be used to create holes in the ed age of about three years ground to plant the vines vintage character ­ a fuller more complex wine with perhaps the most profound aspect about port production an average blended age of six to seven years name being is that it is probably the last and only wine on earth prochanged to something like reserve ruby because `vintage duced by foot-trodding people line up in a `lagare large is misleading granite tank and under the direction of a captain walk late bottled vintage lbv ­ a port from a single year this way and that through the mushy combination of grape usually spending four to six years in wood pulp and liquid crushing it automatic vinificators simulattawny ­this is the general term for a lighter more eleing foot trodding have be created and utilized over the gant longer aged style that has become tawny in colour years but still the best port seems to result from human from wood contact feet all port is `fortified meaning it has brandy added to it indicated age 10 20 30 or 40 ­ a quality blended during fermentation because the spirit is added before the tawny port with an average age in wood as indicated yeast has consumed all the sugar in the wine most port date of harvest ­ often called `colheita tawny this sinends up sweet gle vintage port is at least seven-plus-years-old in wood two main distinctions in port determine style whether bottle-aged ports the wine is dated from a single vintage or blended from several most are blended and whether the wine is mavintage ­ spending about two to three years in wood tured in wood or bottle both are long-lived wood-aged this port is a blend of the best fruit from the best vineyards ports spend the majority of their lives in barrel called a quintas from a single year the crème de la crème of port pipe and are constantly cleaned up while within when this is meant to age in the bottle for decades they go into bottle they do not usually throw a deposit in single quinta vintage ­ a single vineyard port from a the bottle thus not requiring decanting before drinking single year sold under the name of the vineyard quinta and are generally more elegant extended wood contact just as much panache as a vintage port gives them flavours of dried fruit figs apricots dates crusted port ­ a wine made from a blend of vintages raisins nuts and often toasty caramel bottle-aged ports where the oldest is about four years old often shipped in on the other hand spend very little time in barrel and go in bulk and bottled elsewhere to the bottle to age for the long haul during their short traditional lbv ­ like a wood-aged lbv but unfiltered i new cat dog 5000 vacuum cleaner $150.00 off 5 years warranty free turbo mini brush 89.00 value free 2 years supply of bags 40.00 value limited time we repair all makes of vacuum cleaners and sewing machines factory authorized for bissell eureka hoover miele panasonic samsung and singer sewing machines home service available gerrard sewing vacuum centre gerrard square upper level 1000 gerrard st east · 416-461-9764


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celebrating 40 years serving the beach tuesday january 22 2013 beach metro news 15 eye on business by bill maclean beyond the beat is a music and recording studio here in the beach 463 woodbine ave just north of kingston road that has had several years of success in preparing young musicians for the rigours of the music industry in addition to individual lessons for guitar vocals or drums along with training in music theory owner dave mackenzie has added a storefront to the enterprise as you can see from the photo dave s storefront offers musicians of every style something to help them grow in their ability from electric and acoustic guitars strings and accessories to name-brand amplifiers drums and percussion instruments making beyond the beat a one-stop music studio for more information on instruments for sale ­ or programs offered ­ call dave at beyond the beat at 647-341-2264 or visit america by resa the real estate staging association i am thrilled to be recognized by my member colleagues throughout north america for my work in staging and particularly in the occupied staging category where i work mainly with the homeowner s existing furnishings said graham i believe this type of project is the most challenging versus staging a brand new or vacant home you can find out more about floorplay by calling christy graham at 416-888-7053 or visit the website at · rachael naylor is the owner of massage addict which recently opened at 1842 queen st e massage addict brings a new concept in massage therapy to the beach where clients are encouraged to come in on a regular basis as part of their lifestyle routine the free membership comes with an agreement to come in at least once a month for one year members pay only $59 for a one-hour massage done by a professional registered massage therapist receipts are issued for insurance purposes and if you call now you can take advantage of a special introductory offer for more information on becoming a massage addict call rachael at 647-748-7009 or email · business service provider you can find out more about this new communications portal or about dragon eye system company by calling 416-686-4349 or online at · kelly greer is a registered dietitian who owns and operates nutrigal you may have seen her ads in beach metro news she plans custom meals for clients and deals with some clients who have hormonal issues which affect their diet lately though she has realized that there is a large group of people ­ women especially ­ whose relationship to food is more psychological greer writes a regular blog at and in the most recent she poses the question how does a dietitian stop dieting she reasons that she must have had several deep-seated reasons for not being able to stick to her goal of sustained weight loss and that other women must have many of the same reasons ­ as well as others she may not have thought of she came up with the obvious solution to help both herself and others a support group learning to correct our relationships with food is crucial to a healthy and long life greer says weight-loss diets don t work ­ plain and simple the non-diet approach is working wonders for those who dare try it greer reports that after the first three sessions of a six-week program the support group is doing very well the group has identified many eating triggers ­ everything from the habit of eating while watching television to eating to escape from unwanted emotional stress ­ and that several of the participants have already been able to lose some weight for more information on nutrigal call kelly greer at 416-258-3596 416-694-4800 ext 3 email her at or visit the website at beach resident craig hamilton has just been awarded top sales representative of 2012 honours from the canadian gift tableware association cgta hamilton has worked in the industry for 19 years learning the ropes from his father who owned and operated a chain of gift and kitchenware stores in alberta for the past 17 years he has been building lasting relationships with clients on behalf of trudeau corp one of canada s leading kitchen and table products supplier i feel honoured to receive this award said hamilton i m supported by very good retailers great products and a terrific company without them this wouldn t be possible and i thank them for all their support the cgta is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the competitive capability of its more than 1,400 members in canada s $10 billion giftware industry for more information visit beyond the beat has expanded into a storefront operation · floorplay is a clever name for a clever business owned and operated by christy graham a real estate sales rep for royal lepage estate reality here in the beach floorplay is a complete styling staging and real estate service recently floorplay was named as one of the top ten best occupied stagings in north robert liu of dragon eye system company is pleased to announce the launch of it innovative query interview communication portal allows people in the recruiting industry those looking for jobs journalists and sales and marketing people access to an open and safe communication tool it s like a magic cube says liu has many more features and we invite you to try them all dragon eye system company was founded by liu in 2002 as a software publisher and e craig hamilton



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