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Arch-i-text: The four faces of Regency-era properties

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to speak in various venues about heritage architecture. During these talks, one of the things I’ve consistently noted is that most people wrestle...

Guest Column: Four more kilometres of heritage trail will soon be finished

Tony Chisholm Special to The Lake Report The Upper Canada Heritage Trail committee was established in...

Lemonade stands across town highlight the compassion of youth

If selling lemonade from a roadside stand will help another youngster go to summer camp, then Jayden and Kate Polgrabia of Niagara-on-the-Lake are jumping in with both feet.

Driver killed on notorious section of Lakeshore Road

A single-vehicle crash that took the life of one person early Wednesday on a notorious section of road in Niagara-on-the-Lake has sparked a flurry of mixed emotions from local residents.

Queenston Pottery shows off renovations during studio tour

For the first time ever, residents and visitors could take an inside look at...

St. Mark’s cemetery tree garden hits milestone

Members of St. Mark’s Anglican Church congregation, the church's cemetery board and the public gathered on the forest-like grounds of the more than 230-year-old...

Chautauqua gardens showcase creativity of NOTLers

Last weekend, residents and visitors to Chautauqua got to take an inside look at some of the most interesting gardens the community has to...

Byland winery gets $90K from feds for tourism growth

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Byland Estate Winery is one of several tourism spots in the Niagara region receiving a slice of a $540,000 pie from the federal...

Shaw Guild Garden Tour primed to wow your senses

The annual Shaw Guild Garden Tour is one of the most highly anticipated calendar events of the year in Niagara-on-the-Lake for those enthusiastic about...

Strawberries and community make for a great festival

Gathering enough strawberries to supply an entire festival takes a village — or in this case, a town with dedicated volunteers. It’s strawberry season in...

Pride month kicks off at the Olde Angel Inn

The Olde Angel Inn’s "Drag Me to the Beer Garden" drag performances made for a festive way to celebrate the start of Pride in...

Rural tragedy: NOTL man, 85, dead after minivan submerged in pond following crash

An 85-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake man is dead after the minivan he was driving collided with an SUV and landed in a pond in a rural...

Leigh sisters are NOTL’s star swimmers

Teenage sisters Peyton and Georgia Leigh are making a splash in the Canadian swimming world this year. Niagara-on-the-Lake's Peyton began her journey toward a lifelong...

Sports: U13 Thunderhawks win Mike Jones Memorial tourney

The U13 Niagara Thunderhawks were crowned champions at the annual Mike Jones Memorial Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday in Virgil after a 7-3 come-from-behind win...

Arts: Orchard of Dreams a magical evening at RiverBrink

Cassandra Cvitanovic Special to The Lake Report The RiverBrink Art Museum hosted a performance by DJ Marinko that was enjoyed by captivated patrons at the Orchard...

Fort Mississauga tour a trip into the past

For Canadian history buffs, there was nary a better place to be on the evening of Friday, May 25 than on the golf course...

Dedicated volunteers make the Stampede go ’round again

Pleasant weather graced the Niagara Peninsula last weekend, making for three days of sunshine at the Virgil Stampede. Richard Wall, president of the Virgil Business...

Sports: St. Davids’ Kaige Zhu wins singles title at U12 tourney

Adam Wodz started as a tennis instructor and co-ordinator at the NOTL Tennis Club only three weeks ago — and this past weekend he...

Teen charged after BB gun seized at Stampede

Thanks to heightened security measures at the Virgil Stampede this year, organizers were able to prevent a teenager from bringing a firearm into the...

Moms enjoy afternoon delights at Mother’s Day high tea

Mother’s Day festivities abounded in Niagara-on-the-Lake last weekend. One of the popular attractions was at the picturesque Queenston Public Library on Saturday afternoon and featured...

Horticultural society’s annual plant sale is a sure sign of spring

Big business retailers have Black Friday. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society has Green Saturday. While not its official name, the society’s annual spring plant sale, being...

Speed cameras having the desired effect, region says

Drivers are slowing down to avoid tickets: staff report Lead-footed drivers appear to be getting the message and slowing down after Niagara Region initiated its...

Bumpy road ahead to fund better town infrastructure

Wendy Cheropita says she didn’t like what she saw in a staff report about the state of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s infrastructure and asset management plan for...

Plans for hovercraft service from Niagara still afloat, promoter says

Hoverlink founder says ‘series of announcements’ to come starting May A lot of time has passed since there has been any news on the progress...

NOTL home builder teams up with Habitat for Humanity

Centennial Homes to build four townhomes in Thorold For Domenic DiLalla, it was an opportunity to give back to the community by doing what his...

Walk, drive, run: NOTL’s inaugural Studio Tour will provide an around-town experience of local art

Known for its theatre, wine, history and natural beauty, Niagara-on-the-Lake has so much to offer that it’s hard to imagine needing anything else. But like...

Sports: NOTL Hockey Association honours players and coaches

Tania Fera-VanGent Special to The Lake Report The Niagara-on-the-Lake Hockey Association honoured players and volunteers at its annual awards ceremony and coaches appreciation gathering Monday evening.   “Our...

Revellers splash paint at Konzelmann wine tasting

A few visitors to Konzelmann Estate Winery had to be careful not to dip their paint brushes in their wine glasses Saturday afternoon. The estate...

Rand heritage landscape elements called into question at tribunal

Which parts of the Rand Estate include historic Dunington-Grubb landscape elements? It depends on who you ask, said a landscape architect retained by Solmar, which...

To the rescue: NOTL’s volunteer team is ready to pitch in

On a routine training exercise, a team of search and rescue volunteers spent Saturday morning trudging through Woodend Conservation Area in Niagara-on-the-Lake looking for...

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