Both parking lots at Club Heidelberg were overflowing with cars for Friday’s purse bingo fundraiser.
“The woman who won the 50/50 draw won $657, that’s how popular it was,” said NOTL's Nancy Broerse, lead organizer and chair of special events and fundraising for Business & Professional Women of Niagara Falls.
“I was worried we’d run out of dessert but luckily we didn’t.”
The bingo evening was organized by Broerse along with other members of BPW of Niagara Falls in support of Community Crew and its efforts to provide over 4,000 lunches to 30 different schools in Niagara each week.
“Who would’ve thought that...
More than $3,000 was raised in support of former Legion bartender Sue Pauls on Saturday, says Legion president Al Howse.
Pauls suffered a devastating stroke in November 2022, which left her blind and paralyzed. She is now living in Garden City Manor long-term care.
The fundraiser featured music from Pubdaddy Blues Band, a raffle and food, and attracted about 50 supportive NOTLers.
“One member had donated a hat covered in scratch tickets. She went around and sold tickets on that as well,” Howse said.
The Legion is still accepting donations to help with Pauls’ personal care, clothing, special wheelchair and travel expenses.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Ambassadors have hit the streets for the 2023 summer season.
The unique program, designed by volunteers and the tourism industry, aims to welcome visitors and help enhance their...
Niagara-on-the-Lake residents walk their furry friends along the Upper Canada Heritage Trail all the time, but this past Saturday, they raised money while doing it.
The Heritage Trail committee collected...
Fort George is leaving COVID-19 in the past and staff are looking forward to the summer season.
Starting Saturday, the national historic site will be open seven days a week — a schedule it hasn’t had since 2019.
“We're finally getting back to a full season and we're also getting back to the larger scale special events,” said Dan Laroche, site supervisor at Fort George.
During the summer 2022 season, the fort was open five days a week with a limited program schedule due to the pandemic.
This summer, it’s full steam ahead.
Visitors can expect musket demonstrations at a quarter to every hour...
Now a peaceful place to sit and enjoy a book, back in 1955 the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake hosted around 11,000 boy scouts over the course of eight days.
Drawing nearly 250,000 people to the relatively unknown NOTL of the time, the Eighth World Scout Jamboree is just a sliver of the history covered during Friday’s walking tour of the Commons led by Richard Merritt.
Butler’s Barracks is a historic military complex found off King and Mary streets on the Commons.
The original barracks were first built in 1778 on the banks of the Niagara River.
They were torn down in the 1790s when construction of Fort George began.
The second Butler’s Barracks, featured here in an 1899 photograph, were built in 1819.
It was first used by the British Indian Department and...
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Legion is hosting a fundraiser for one of its former bartenders.
Sue Pauls, a longtime resident of NOTL, suffered a devastating stroke in November 2022, which left her blind and paralyzed. She is currently in Garden City Manor long-term care.
The Legion is hoping to raise money to help with personal care, clothing, a special wheelchair and travel expenses. The fundraiser will be held...
The Queenston Volunteer Firefighters’ Association held its popular all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner last week at the Niagara-on-the-Lake District 4 fire station in Queenston.
Volunteer firefighters started...
Natalie MacLean is tired of the harmful notion that women are driven to drink.
A good example of this, and one that will likely be familiar to anyone who's on social media, is the "wine mom" label, used typically to describe a middle-class mother who uses alcohol to cope with parenting stress.
MacLean, an author, wine critic and respected sommelier, says the wine mom memes may be light-hearted, but reveal a "bitter edge of resentment."
Under clear skies accompanied by a warm breeze, neighbours of the Niagara on the Green neighbourhood in Glendale came together Saturday mourning to conduct their annual neighbourhood spring cleanup.
They were joined by Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa, who pitched in to help.
Each spring for the past six years, residents have taken the time to clean up after the long and at times windy winter.
Their efforts focus on the storm water management pond, the two dry...