The Good, The Sad And The Delicious

Woodbine Station Upgrade

Reminder – There is an open house tonight about the second exit being built (in 2011) at Woodbine Station.  The open house is at Coxwell Public Library from 5:30 to 8.  Thanks to Stephen, Leo and Mary for pointing us to the controversy about similar upgrades at Donlands and Greenwood and there has been some media coverage.

Red Sable

It pains me to write that Red Sable is closing.  The final exhibition will feature artists: Kendra Gadzala, Simone Creed, Silvia Cocolo, Nadra Chapman and others.  There will be 10-25% of everything in the store from July 2 – 31.  Red Sable is open Thursday and Friday 11-6 and Saturday 12-5.  It’s at 1765 Danforth Ave on the south side east of Woodmount.

Dragonz Martial Arts

Many people have wandered by the new home of Dragonz Martial Arts lately and wondered what’s up?  (Sir) Marvin Prashad has been working hard on the new location at 1998 Danforth on the north side between Woodmount and Woodbine.  He took a dirty old variety store and turned it into a gleaming gem.  Prashad has classes six days-a-week for ages four to 104.  He is renowned for his excellent rapport with kids and his intense (read bootcamp) classes for adults.  Try one month free!  He also does birthday parties and has a day camp this summer.  Contact him at vizionentertainment@live.com or 647-401-8780

Sunday, July 25th is the grand opening and he is having his annual BBQ in East Lynn Park with games and a Chinese dragon performance.  All are welcome.

Farmers’ Market

Here’s a little bit of information about me: I am not the most domestic of gals.  I can get dinner on the table and even some cookies but I’m no Martha Stewart.  However, inspired by the good people at Canadian Living, I made strawberry jam last week.  And you can too – no boiling jars, no sweating your cans off in the kitchen.  I made this ‘low-sugar’ no-cook strawberry freezer jam.  It was terribly easy.  I feel like a superstar.  My son thinks I’m amazing because it tastes like absolute heaven on a piece of toast or on top of waffles.  And it’s a (delicious) step toward eating local all year long.  So, head on over to Thursday’s market, pick yourself up two containers of strawberries and feel like a domestic god.

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