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St. Pat’s student represents at board

September 23, 2014

Hannah McGroarty has many people to think about and it shows, mainly on her arms. When the St. Pat’s senior rolls up her sleeves alongside Toronto’s 13 other Catholic school trustees this year, she won’t be the only one in high school — her colleague Christopher MacDonald is also in Grade 12. But McGroarty is […]

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Ashbridge estate trees provide example for city canopy

When he tends to old trees on the Ashbridge estate, arborist Philip van Wassenaer has three H’s to weigh – heritage, habitat, or hazard? Standing by “Emma’s willow,” a towering, mop-topped tree planted on the estate by Emma Rooney in 1919, van Wassenaer said too many arborists tip the scales toward “hazard.” Emma’s willow has […]

Finding his passion in Scottish dance

John Clark once swore he’d never wear a kilt, not even when his dad brought home a bolt of the family tartan from Scotland. And when his wife Susan signed them up for Scottish country dancing class at Fallingbrook Presbyterian, John grumbled. “I used to dance all the time. I had a great time doing […]

Sweet summer job for young entrepreneurs

It was a sweet deal for neighbours, but raccoons in the Beach Triangle are squealing sour grapes. A pair of enterprising 14 year-olds, Anna Khouzam and Nick Gryguc, picked a bumper crop of Concord grapes from the yard at Nick’s grandfather’s house in August — enough for 96 jars of home-made grape jelly that they […]

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