Restoration efforts at a historic home at 240 Centre St. are close to complete, but a historical researcher says slaves may be buried on the property and wants permission to investigate.
James Russell, who is leading restoration efforts a few blocks away at the Niagara Baptist Church Burial Ground, is calling for the town and the owner of the house to let him pay for a search of the property using ground penetrating radar.
The house was built in the early 1800s by John Breakenridge and has been deserted since about 1968.
It has had many owners and today it is owned by...
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It’s fascinating to realize that Fort George, completed in 1802 (think of it, that’s over 200 years ago), has never had a book written about it.
No, it wasn’t built as a tourist attraction and, fort-unately, a new book, "Fort George: A History," published by the Friends of Fort George, reveals its early history and the successive episodes in the life of this Niagara-on-the-Lake treasure.
What we see today is the fort that rose like a Phoenix from the remnants of its previous sad condition and was painstakingly restored in the 1930s as a Depression-era...
It is no secret that Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to many strong, independent businesses run by committed community leaders.
And last Friday’s Women in Business Awards ceremony honoured some of them – NOTL women who are the movers and shakers behind several successful institutions in town.
In fact, NOTL women won the top honours in four of the 12 categories in the awards sponsored by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Rima Boles of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, Catherine O’Donnell of Willow Cakes and Pastries, Stephanie Reis of Ferox winery, and Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli and Angela Marotta of Two Sisters Vineyards all shared their...
Queenston's Willowbank School of Restoration Arts hosted a classical music salon concert Sunday afternoon, a unique fundraiser rooted in the estate's long history.
It was the first "Reimagining Willowbank" event...
Virgil's Yellow Door Theatre Project is presenting the world premiere of an original Christmas musical, "Nobody’s Children," Dec. 7 to 10.
The play, written by Lezlie Wade and Scott Christian, and directed...
It's a sporting moment Canadians waited a generation for and Niagara-on-the-Lake was ready.
Team Canada returned to the FIFA World Cup tournament Wednesday afternoon and Niagara-on-the-Lake fans were out to...
Santa is coming to town early again this year – for the annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade.
But it wouldn’t be possible without the support of a team of dedicated volunteers working on the town’s parade committee.
The committee is soliciting donations from the community and selling commemorative buttons to help cover parade costs.
“I would just ask everyone to donate as much as they can,” John Strecker, one of the committee members, said in an interview.
“It goes to a great cause and keeps the parade viable,” he said.
The other committee members are Gerry Brand, Phil Brunt, Mike Carleton, Terry Choules, Dan Djakalovic, Robin...
It’s a sporting moment Canadians have been waiting a generation for and Niagara-on-the-Lake is ready.
For the first time since 1986, Canada is competing in the FIFA World Cup and it’s a huge milestone for soccer fans across the country.
Pubs and restaurants around NOTL will be holding viewing bashes and broadcasting the games from Qatar, including Team Canada's debut on Wednesday, Nov. 23, against Belgium.
Glendale's $54-million diverging diamond interchange is one step closer to completion.
The Niagara-bound off-ramp, which has been closed for almost two months, has officially opened.
The Ontario transportation ministry originally had set the reopening for Wednesday, but issued an an advisory late in the day saying it was delayed. No reason was given.
As well, a ministry official said the reconstructed Toronto-bound on-ramp should reopen sometime on next Monday,...
With both the Catholic and public school boards of Niagara planning to close schools Monday if educational support staff are on strike, parents are worried how another disruption might affect their kids.
The union representing educational assistants and other workers says it will let parents know by 5 p.m. Sunday if they are walking off the job.
Kathryn Thompson's three sons attend Niagara elementary and secondary...
Niagara-on-the-Lake's new town council will convene for the first time when it holds its inaugural meeting at the Court House on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Like all regular council meetings, the inaugural is open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7.
Space is limited, though, and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The inauguration is a formal ceremony traditionally held at the Court House.
Newly elected and...
Seated in the gallery room of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, managing director and curator Sarah Kaufman gushed over her excitement at being nominated for a Women in Business award.
“They sent me an email and notified me that I was a nominee for the culture award, which was pretty exciting. I think it’s a great idea that the Women in Business Association do some recognition of women locally here in Niagara,” said Kaufman.
“I felt very honoured...