April 24, 2014

Archive of: Local Hero + Village

Power to gamer girls

Power to gamer girls

Village resident Cecily Carver breaking barriers in life and online.

Lacing up opportunity

Lacing up opportunity

Forest Hill resident has donated almost 3,500 skates to kids.

Teens boost skin smarts

Teens boost skin smarts

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Everyone knows the dangers of impaired driving, but this North Toronto resident knows first-hand the damage such recklessness can cause and is spreading the word about a campaign aimed to prevent...

Send in the clown

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm...

Friends united by cause

Friends united by cause

Christine Dunn of Lawrence Park and Heather Gotlieb of Forest Hill are friends united by a cause they are both extremely passionate about.

One local mom’s saga

One local mom’s saga

Two years ago, when Leaside’s Angie Morris first walked 32 kilometres in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, she was participating as a tribute to someone else.

Kids’ singers honoured

Kids’ singers honoured

Generations of Canadians have grown up with Sharon, Lois and Bram as a staple of their childhoods. Now the “Skinnamarink” singers, who recorded their first album in 1978, may be honoured by...

Mom leaves lofty legacy

Mom leaves lofty legacy

In 2005, the life of Elana Waldman, then a lawyer in her mid-30s, took a dramatic and unexpected turn. When a diagnosis of stage three ovarian cancer forced Waldman to leave the firm where she...

Donor pays it forward

Donor pays it forward

Banker donates marrow