With instruments, their voices and a vision, two young musicians prove that life and music are their greatest teachers. Xylk (pronounced Silk) Lorena, 20, and Angela Abrenica, 20, have two distinct styles of music. They never expected to come together and create a duo—Plaitwrights (pronounced playwrights).
Father Thomas Rosica is back in Toronto from a four-week whirlwind he calls “the most intense period of (his) life” that saw him serving as Vatican spokesman. He was there when the Cardinals elected the new Pope Frances, pictured here with Rosica after the Argentine pontiff met the world’s press Saturday March 17 in Rome.
Sacrifice is a word commonly tossed around in the world of professional sports. Athletes can sacrifice their bodies to make a play, block a shot or protect a teammate. It’s safe to say that sacrifice is something that most professional athletes know well. But few can say they recognize sacrifice the way Denver Bronco’s offensive […]
At 5 a.m. each day while on duty, David Garcia woke up to the sound of the alarm, strapped on his gear and readied himself for anything and everything. “You are faced with tough decisions a lot of the time, but you don’t have a lot of time to react,” Garcia said.
Paying it forward might actually be easier done than said, or at least in the case of this local retired Scarborough resident.
Sandra Ralph, 59, has put together a women’s open door café for the past three years in hopes of getting women of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to connect with one another.
The gym at Eastview Junior Public School is full of proud parents and family. They wait anxiously for the start of the school’s second annual musical. The lights dim, the curtains part and 12-year-old Jayden Funnel, dressed as Willy Wonka, sings, “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.”
Forty years ago, Robert Service Senior Public School opened its doors to Scarborough students. Jack Rilley, dedicating his job to his students, has been there since day one. Rilley, who is in his 45th teaching year, arrives at school at 6:30 every morning. He then prepares his classroom for his students and the upcoming day. However, none of this preparation is for his own personal satisfaction.
It began with a simple offering of a few homemade quilts and before she knew it, Jane Barbeau was a board member, selling gift baskets, helping with the Share Christmas program and leading the Fundraising Committee at the Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. That was only a year and half ago.