Niagara-on-the-Lake's annual Strawberry Social was back in-person on Monday at the NOTL Community Centre, for the first time in two years.
The social afternoon, which honours Ontario's Seniors Month in June, invites all NOTL residents aged 65 and up to come out, have lunch and enjoy fresh strawberries.
Because the risk of COVID-19 isn't completely gone, the event also had a pick-up option this year. Last year it was pick-up only.
“This is the first hybrid event, so we had in-person and pick up,” said Marah Minor, communications co-ordinator for the Town of NOTL.
With the pandemic and not being able to have the...
Rotary celebrations at Simcoe Park
8:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast at Simcoe Park
Pancake Breakfast | 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Barbecue | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cake parade | 3 p.m.
Kids activities | All afternoon
Live entertainment | All afternoon
Fort George celebrations
Free Tours | 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Food Trucks! | 4 p.m.
Historical Presentations | 6:30 p.m.
Live Music | On stage
Fireworks Display | 10 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt at the Pumphouse
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Arts Collective will host a Canada Day Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes. Visit the member galleries on July 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to find the answers...
Jim and Marilyn Russell have done a lot of work in the Negro Burial Ground in Niagara-in-the-Lake over the last two months — but there’s still a long way to go.
Russell was recently sent an email by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake asking him to desist from any further action at the graveyard until he had consulted with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario about work on the site.
He did that, and quickly had the authority support his initiative and recommend an archeological company, licensed by the province, to do further work on the site.
Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. have submitted a...
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's century of service through two world wars and beyond, NOTL historian Ron Dale has been...
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Strawberry Festival returned on Saturday, after a two-year COVID hiatus.
Across the grounds at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, people of all ages were out getting a taste of the season's first major fruit harvest in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
There were the traditional strawberry crepes and shortcake, strawberries for sale by the quart and strawberry jams made by members of the church.
Other activities included games for kids, a book sale and bake sale, a silent auction and live entertainment by the NOTL Ukesters.
Rosemary Vysohlyd, office administrator for the church, was inside helping to run the silent auction. She said there was a...
It's been simmering a long time on the back burner, but NOTL is finally ready to serve up its municipal accommodation tax.
Niagara-on-the-Lake's long-awaited and hard-fought hotel tax is set to begin on July 1 after council unanimously approved a staff report and bylaw on the levy during a Monday, June 20 council meeting.
The new levy is a two per cent tax on all accommodation...
Preserving the character of Niagara-on-the-Lake may be a tough battle for some councillors and residents but it seems the town is getting widespread recognition for its efforts.
During a special council meeting on June 20, Marcus Letourneau, an assistant professor of planning at Queen's and Waterloo universities and managing principal at LHC Heritage Planning and Archaeology gave councillors a heritage training session.
Letourneau, who also teaches...
Grand sailing vessel HMCS Oriole is part of mission to recruit 1,000 sailors
Perhaps one of the greatest old sailing vessels in the world called Niagara-on-the-Lake its home this past weekend.
The HMCS Oriole, the Royal Canadian Navy’s oldest ship, docked at the NOTL Sailing Club from June 17 to 20.
The ship’s executive officer, Lt. James Craigie, said working on the sail-powered tall ship was possibly...
Special to The Lake Report
Boats, balls, bowling and the world of bees are all part of the activities included in the NOTL Museum’s popular Kid Curator Camp, back this summer to the delight of amateur sleuths, curators and aspiring Olympians.
The Kid Curator Camp will be offered in two sessions: July 18 to 22 Aug. 15 to 19.
The camps cost $125 per child, per week.
The sessions, for kids six to 12, run from Monday...
The Niagara Regional Police Service has launched a #StopHateNiagara campaign which it hopes will eliminate barriers to reporting hate incidents and hate crimes.
Police have dealt with a growing number of hate crimes in Niagara over the past few years and several this year, including a recent incident when pro-Russian graffiti was used to deface a residence supporting Ukraine.
The police also want people to know there is a difference between hate crimes (a criminal offence motivated...