Beachers show creative flair in diverse offerings

“When I first started in the investment business, I was excited at the prospect of having a client base, and helping people invest their funds for retirement,” says Frank Friedrich Weiler in his latest book InSync Income: A Must-read Guide to Investing for Income in Canada. “So I mainly focussed on the capital-appreciation aspect of […]

Arlene leaves the prairie for Caroline, or Change

Arlene Duncan is one of those people you like the instant you meet them. She has such an engaging warmth about her that within a few minutes of chatting, you feel she has known you all her life… that your interview is merely a couple of old friends catching up on what’s been happening since […]


Beach area artist, and former owner of Gallery 888, Liz Russ, is participating in a group show at Project: Art Gallery, 230 Queen St. W., at McCaul (second floor), from now until Dec. 18. For more information visit • Anna Clarey is showing a select number of recent paintings in a group exhibition called […]


The a capella vocal group Cadence has released a special holiday CD called Cool Yule. The group, whose members include Beacher Ross Lynde, has produced a collection of holiday music that will be sure to be among your favourites at this time of the year. Songs include Sleigh Ride, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Joni Mitchell’s […]

Silent auction of Beach Photo Club calendar prints

Here’s your chance to own, or give as a gift, one of the beautiful photos in The Beach 2012 Calendar. Community Centre 55 and the Beach Photo Club are holding a Silent Auction at the Centre, 97 Main St., until Thursday, Dec. 15. There are 13 prints in all, measuring 16 by 20 inches. Each […]


Zilberschmuck Art & Jewelry, 910 Kingston Rd., presents Miss Rosie’s Daily Life, by Quebec artist Sonia Beauchesne, running now through Dec. 24. Miss Rosie’s Daily Life captures scenes of every day occurrences in fine metal art. Miss Rosie herself is a beautiful sterling silver pendant, while other ‘places’ such as the grocery store, the beauty […]


The Scarborough Players presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), Dec. 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, at 8 p.m. (with a 2 p.m. matinée on Dec. 11), at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. at Markham. Written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez, this hilarious family-friendly play tells the story […]

Book Review: From Shy to Social

I always envied my friend Craig. Craig had every girl in the school, even as far back as Grade 6, drooling over him. He was athletic, good looking with dreamy eyes, and was very outgoing and personable. I considered myself lucky to be his friend. I wished I had his charisma so that girls would […]

Book Review: The Little Boy Who Swallowed a Lake

Just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season, Beach author Erwin Buck has published his first children’s book: The Little Boy Who Swallowed a Lake. Imagine what would happen if you fell into the lake by accident, and instead of drowning when you opened your mouth to breathe, you ended up swallowing the entire lake! […]


Barbara Sutherland is opening her beautiful studio on the Bluffs for her annual show and sale Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sutherland will be exhibiting three new series of works, one inspired by her travels through Scotland in May, which included a stop on the fabled island of Islay, home to some […]