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Former Beacher returns to launch book

Stephen Archer is returning to his childhood home to launch the first of four novels that fully embrace and celebrate his family’s roots in Ireland and Canada. Archer will host a launch event at St. Aidan’s Church Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 for his novel Searchers, the first of a planned quartet […]

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East End comediennes behind ‘Best Before’

What happens when two funny East End women get together to write something about modern life for 40-something parents? The web series Best Before, if the two women in question are Beacher Kate Davis and Gerrard India Bazaar resident Kelly Fanson. Davis is a stand-up comic and motivational speaker, while Fanson is an actor and […]

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Entertainment Beat

Birchcliff Bluffs United Church presents I Danced In the Morning – Reflections on the Easter Journey on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show is inspired by the lyrics of Lord of the Dance, and combines a “spirit of dance” original painting, vocal and instrumental music, and narrative into a celebration of the arts. […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Photos x 7: Artisans At Work is hosting a show featuring nude, figurative and erotic artwork during the month of April.; ; ;; ; Photo by Bronwen Parker;   Beach artist Nathalie Vachon will have paintings on display just west of the neighbourhood in advance of the upcoming Beach Studio Tour (April 29 to May […]

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Entertainment Beat

Beacher Eileen Thalenberg’s new television documentary, A Jihadi in the Family, will air on CBC’s Firsthand this Thursday, March 24. The hour-long film tells the story of Calgary’s Christianne Boudreau, who was shocked to find out her 22-year-old son Damian had been killed fighting for ISIS in Syria. An estimated 100 young Canadian men and […]


Beach Books

On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light By Cordelia Strube ECW Press, 377 Pages To use a clichéd turn of phrase (the very sort Strube advises against in her recent writing instructional book Exhilarating Prose, written with Barry Healey), On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light is a heartbreakingly funny book. Harriet, whose […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Areej Art Gallery, on Danforth Avenue east of Main Street, is celebrating its one year anniversary, and there’s still time to stop by and check out the latest exhibition, on until March 26. Coming Together includes a baker’s dozen of artists with origins from across Africa and the Arab world. Their varied styles and levels […]

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