Nativity shack promotes mission

Anyone happening past St. Aidan’s Anglican Church may have noticed the nativity scene on the front lawn looks a bit worse for wear. If you have noticed that the creche is constructed of scavenged materials, it’s done its job. “We were hoping it would draw some attention,” said the church’s youth leader, Chris Schryer. A […]

Beach ballerina cast in The Nutcracker

One young Beach ballerina is getting a very special Christmas present this year. Rebekah Bloomfield, 12, will be dancing in the National Ballet’s annual seasonal production of The Nutcracker. She is one of four National Ballet School students who will dance the leading role of Marie during the company’s two-week run. Rebekah’s first performance is […]

Twyla Project still looking for help

In our Nov. 20 issue, Twyla Gendron shared a bit of her story. The Cliffside resident has suffered a number of setbacks over the past few years; shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and before she had completed her treatment, her husband, Larry McCabe, succumbed to late-diagnosed cancer. At that time, a group of […]

News in brief

For the fifth season in a row, the Anglican Church of St. Nicholas Birch Cliff is teaming with the Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre and Wimpy’s Diner to offer families and individuals in need The Amazing Christmas Feast on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event begins with a free turkey dinner with […]

BHNA wraps up first year in ‘hood

Considering the organization didn’t exist eight months ago, the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association (BHNA) has had a stellar year. Kate Tennier, the Gerrard and Woodbine-area resident behind the group, said the success of the organization is largely due to timing. “I think the feeling is that there was really a need for an organization like […]

Veteran searches for funds to publish book

Former Beacher and Second World War veteran Jack Aldred was recently featured in the Everyone Has A Story To Tell column, in which he expressed his intention of writing a book to raise funds for his local legion. The great news is that Aldred has finished his book, This is my story, This is my […]

Ward 32 parks friends celebrated

Proponents of parks in Ward 32 gathered at the Naval Club at Gerrard and Woodbine on Nov. 29 for Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s second annual Parks Social. Representatives of several ‘friends-of’ parks groups told the small crowd what they have been up to in their parks this year,  sharing ideas and inspiration. First up […]

Police ask for help at town hall meeting

The fourth and final town hall meeting for 55 Division Police was held on Nov. 27 at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library. Although not as crowded as a March meeting at Community Centre 55 for the most easterly zone, those in attendance were no less interested in finding out the latest crime stats for both the Division […]