Beach books showcase diversity of local authors

By setting her debut novel Kintyre in rural Eastern Ontario at the turn of the 20th century, Beach writer Janet Dowler has crafted a work of fiction that should over time establish itself as part of the cannon of Canadian literature. Kintyre is also the name of the large stone farmhouse that acts as the […]

Arts scene

Kingston Road United Church presents the final lecture in its special three-lecture series by Jacqueline Treloar on April 22 at 7 p.m. at 975 Kingston Rd. Join Treloar as she tours the Venetian Republic, its architecture and its festivals. Church members will already be familiar with Treloar; large works of hers grace the church sanctuary […]

Entertainment Beat

Beach resident Lorraine Green-Kimsa is the director and choreographer of the 60th anniversary production of Onstage Productions’ up coming The Pajama Game, April 25 to 27 at 8 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m., at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Pl. Geeen-Kimsa began her illustrious career in theatre at age 7, appearing on […]

Beach producers chase butterflies in IMAX film

It is the story of how the curiosity of a young boy grew into a dedicated scientific search that eventually resulted in the  uncovering of a thousand-year-old mystery. Jonathan Barker and Wendy MacKeigan have produced an IMAX film about the discovery, by Beacher Dr. Fred Urquhart, of the secret wintering-over location of monarch butterflies. The […]

Beach artists ready for spring studio tour

Local artists are dusting off their canvases and sweeping out their studios in preparation for the 20th annual Spring Beach Studio Tour, May 3 through 5. This is an excellent opportunity to wander through the Beach just as the neighbourhood is greening up, and visit the many  studio locations where you can meet, speak with […]

Entertainment Beat

Beach comic Derek Edwards will be appearing at Raising the Roof’s Annual Comedy Cabaret at the Second City, April 7 at 7:30 p.m., 51 Mercer St. Edwards has been a regular at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and has made many other television and radio appearances. He is the only Canadian to have […]

Art Scene

Zilberschmuck Art-Jewellery, 910 Kingston Rd., is pleased to present Transformations, a juried exhibition of jewelry and metal works, April 11 through May 31. This is the ninth year for this national, theme-based exhibition. Eighty-five entries came in from 68 artists across the country. The Best In Show award this year was won by Robert Mitchell […]

Beach composer offers serious new music

Rarely do we get CDs of serious ‘new music’ compositions for review, but recently Beach guitarist/composer David Occhipinti dropped off his latest recording, camera, for us to listen to. Beachers may be more familiar with Occhipinti as a jazz guitarist (he recently appeared with Mike Murley at the Music For the Soul, Jazz & Reflection […]

Art Scene

Sann Sann Lam recently had a painting featured on the front cover of Style At Home magazine. The cover shot was of a Beach home recently made over by Beach designer Karen Sealy of Sealy Designs (Eye On Business, Beach Metro News, March 5, 2013), and her painting was on the wall of the dining […]

Entertainment Beat

Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., presents The Storied Harp, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. Join storyteller Tom Allen of CBC Radio as he narrates this Greek myth-inspired tale of sex, abduction and revenge, full of seductive nymphs, hideous monsters and flawed heroes. Harpist Lori Gemmell performs Songs of Nymphs by Marjan Mozetich and […]