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Elementary, my dear … Houdini?

Fans of Murdoch Mysteries may enjoy Houdini & Doyle, a new supernatural crime series which will appear before your very eyes Mondays at 9 p.m. on Global TV. This Canada/UK co-production originates from the same Toronto film company Shaftesbury. Both shows are period dramas set in the early 1900s with the costumes, vehicles, manners and […]

Unlimited Arts Studio co-founders DeAnn deGruijter, left, and Fiona Bramzell at their Main Street studio.

Eye on Business

A chance reconnection between two old friends has culminated in a new art and craft studio in the Upper Beach. Unlimited Arts Studio opened in late April at 152 Main St., just south of Gerrard, and offers a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults, from experts to complete beginners. “This is something […]

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An amazing flight to Mexico

Photos x2: courtesy Terry Whittam:  Below left, c If I asked you to think about migration, your first thoughts might be of Canada geese honking overhead in their famous flying V. What else comes to mind? Robins heralding spring’s arrival? Maybe you’ve lived on the coast of one of Canada’s oceans and think about whales […]

Kid-friendly meals for the whole family

If you are the chef in charge of family meals, finding something that everyone enjoys can be a challenge. These ideas from Rosetta Sun will put a smile on the face of young and old alike. Rosetta has two young grandchildren who love her peanut butter noodles with homemade chicken fingers. When she described these […]

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A furry story of revival

This is a revival story. It seems fitting for the time of year, even if the carelessly optimistic flower buds in my garden were covered by an inch of April snow when I sat down to write this article. Hopefully by the time you read this story, my tulips will have recovered from the shock […]

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Titanic survivor was an eyewitness to history

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. – “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot Take a walk through St. John’s Norway Cemetery at Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue and you will pass the gravesites of prominent Beach citizens like Ted […]