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Lauren O'Malley

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Tree-mendous support for local service clubs

Buying a Christmas tree in town can do more than increase your holiday cheer. That pedestal for your ornament collection can also support local sports teams, or make eye surgery possible. The St.

40 Winks for Red Roof Retreat

Niagara’s Finest Hotels is offering an opportunity to act like a tourist in our own town, with discounted rates on rooms at the Harbour House Hotel, The Charles Hotel, Shaw Club Hotel, and

The Dogcatcher: Ken Reid

In a small town like Niagara-on-the-Lake, there are certain jobs that bring with them a kind of fame. The “dogcatcher” is one of them. “I don’t know everyone in town, but everyone knows

Farm workers Welcome Kits

“If this is going to be a caring community, we have to care,” says Jane Andres — known as “Aunty Jane” by many offshore workers in Niagara-on-the-Lake. As the organizer of the Peach

The commUNITY tree is lit in Virgil

The nights are brighter in Virgil, thanks to a tree, a boy, and a giving community. The enormous evergreen in front of our Town offices was decorated with colourful Christmas lights last week.

Love. Beware. Always.

If you’re looking for some drama and mystery to balance the onslaught of seasonal cheer, perhaps a wintry ghost tale is just the cup of mead you need. Veteran actress Tara Rosling is

NOTL artisans offer local gift options

“Shopping local” can get hyper-local if you look for artisans who make and sell their creations within your community. Taylor Wright started her knitwear company Infinittay three years ago. “I was stressed at

Candlelight Stroll expected to draw thousands

As far as traditions go in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Candlelight Stroll may be the equivalent of the star on top of the Christmas tree. According to the NOTL Chamber of Commerce — the event’s

Holmes Hooke profile

“Life is all chance,” says Holmes Hooke. And when you take a good look at him, you know he’s had more than a few chances, and has plenty of stories to tell about

NOTL Rotary Club launches holiday house tour

The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Holiday House Tour returns to town this Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rotary’s fundraising juggernaut, with as many as 4,000 people touring

Queenston Residents Association bake sale

The Queenston Residents Association is offering a chance for folks to fill their freezers and bellies with goodies at its annual bake sale on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Queenston Public Library.

Christmas With Heart fundraising gift sale

Shopping for artisanal Christmas gifts in Niagara-on-the-Lake could help to provide solar-powered lights for children in Burundi, Africa. The Christmas With Heart fundraising artisan sale takes place on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.

Harvesting grapes by mighty machine, or by hand?

Lauren O’Malley Staff The hardest-working comedian in NOTL is busy harvesting more than laughter these days. Joe Pillitteri — who in “real life” owns Lakeview Vineyard Equipment — has been busy harvesting grapes

Growing Mental Wellness initiative in NOTL

Sometimes tragedy can motivate positive change. The recent high-profile deaths by suicide in St. Catharines have prompted a great deal of conversation around mental health. In Niagara-on-the-Lake, they were the final impetus Pat

Two arrested in Niagara Falls

A drug trafficking investigation instigated by members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Morality Unit earlier this year has paid off.  On Oct. 25, a man and a woman were arrested in a parking

2018 Women in Business Award finalists announced

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and Women in Niagara have announced the finalists for the 18th annual Women in Business Awards. The event celebrates the success and leadership of women in Niagara’s business


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