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Lauren O'Malley

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Save a horse, not a cowboy

Dave Perkins is something of a Renaissance man, in that he has a tendency for rebirth. In the past, he’s been a musician, nutritionist, chef, farmer of crops and livestock, and has worked

Local talents win Niagara Music Awards

Niagara-on-the-Lake can boast about so many things — and now there are two more reasons to be proud. Our own Danny Lamb and Laurel Minnes have both won Niagara Music Awards. “It’s nice

Meeting on suicide prevention and mental health

In the wake of several suicide-related deaths in the region, a consortium of representatives from Niagara Region, Niagara Region Public Health, City of St. Catharines, Niagara Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Niagara Regional

Free family fun at Pumpkinville

That the first 500 families to attend this year’s Pumpkinville event are given a free pumpkin to carve for the pumpkin carving contest is an indication of the celebration’s popularity and success. (Carving

Compost giveaway to support charities

Niagara residents can collect compost in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items or cash in support of Fort Erie COPE (Community Outreach Program – Erie), Grimsby Benevolent Fund, The HOPE Center, and

Hulley: the winemaker and the musician

Welding copper might be one of the only things Taylor Hulley doesn’t know how to do. The dripping pipe in his home next to an elegantly deteriorating barn on Coyote’s Run acreage is

Randy Lakeit and his horse Thunder

Randy Lakeit and his horse Thunder could be the poster children for “Canada’s friendliest town.” A modern-day cowboy, Lakeit (pronounced Lah-kite) can be seen strolling around town astride his rescued standardbred trotter. He

Infamous wild turkey killed

The infamous angry wild turkey near Fort George has been killed. Parks Canada released the following statement regarding the turkey on Saturday: “Public safety and the safety of visitors is a top priority

Sheep shearing at Linc Farm

The sheep have been shorn at Linc Farms. The bi-annual sheering event allows farmer Juliet Orazietti to check in on each individual in her flock. She vaccinates them, trims their hooves and gives

Fire Prevention Week

Look. Listen. Learn. That’s the theme the National Fire Protection Association has set for this year’s annual Fire Prevention Week, running Oct. 8 to 12. The Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters have found some interesting ways

Niagara Etsy Artisans event in NOTL

The brisk and beautiful autumn day held a perfect backdrop for the Niagara Etsy Artisans show at the Farmers Market at the Village on Saturday, Sept. 29. The well-attended event featured nearly 70

The Lake Report to host official launch party

From its very inception, The Lake Report — Niagara-on-the-Lake’s new hyper-local newspaper — has been a community endeavour. And so, to celebrate its six-month mark, the paper will host a community event this Friday.

Breastfeeding Challenge 2018

If you’re a champion at, or a champion of breastfeeding, take note: Niagara will be joining the 12th annual Canada-wide Breastfeeding Challenge event on Saturday Sept. 29. Families from across Niagara are encouraged

Heavy Hearts getting lighter

September is for many a time of new beginnings. So is it too for Heavy Hearts, the musical project of locals Justin Glatt and Jamie Gorman. Glatt and Gorman sit on a couch

Drag show story time coming to NOTL library

“Library” and “drag show” are two concepts we don’t often see associated. The NOTL public library aims to change that. Toronto drag performance artists Fay (Slift) and Fluffy (Soufflé) will be at the

Radio Noir to hit Ravine Vineyards in November

Barbara (Babs) Worthy’s home is punctuated with beautiful vintage pieces, giving it the feel of an Art Deco lounge. There are elaborately sculpted lamps, Tamara de Lempicka-like paintings, and large leather sofas. And,

Dock Area geese rescued

Jim Reynolds — unofficial mayor of the Dock Area — was out for a stroll in his neighbourhood recently, and decided to check on the local fowl. A small flock of mixed domestic

Wild turkey attacking people in NOTL

Angela Santilli was minding her own business, training for a marathon in early September by taking a run along the Niagara River Parkway by Fort George. As she ran, a tour bus slowed

Youth book club at the library

Ironically, a post on social media instigated an actual face-to-face social group at the Niagara-on-the-Lake library. Bethany Poltl, NOTL’s unofficial advocate for local youth, spotted a post from the library on Facebook. The post was about book


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