On being Santa…

It all began about 12 years ago. My Rotary Club had renovated the interior of the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. The last head gardener had moved out a few years before and the place was falling into disrepair, both inside and out. As our Centennial Project (Rotary International was founded in 1905), the Rotary […]

Winter writing contest now open

Attention all amateur and aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of prose: ‘Tis the season for our annual winter writing contest. This year Beach Metro News has partnered with Community Centre 55 and writing coach Patricia McCully, who leads a popular writing class at Centre 55. The rules are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, […]