Linnette and Uton Bell look at an old photo of farmworkers and family members at Abe Epp's farm.. (Jane Andres)
Last week I took readers of the The Local to a mountaintop, high up in the clouds of St. Catherine, Jamaica, with Uton and Linnette Bell. Since that experience in 2008, I have had the privilege of visiting the Bells both in Jamaica and at … [Read more...] about Long-time friends stay in touch
Jane Andres visits Linnette and Uton Bell at their home in Jamaica. (Photo supplied)
It was a golden morning in Spanishtown, Jamaica.
The sunshine and birdsong erased any memories of the dull winter my friend Jodie Godwin and I had left behind in Niagara. We were enjoying our stay at the home of Uton and Linnette Bell, good friends we had met … [Read more...] about Uton Bell calls Canada home, but still spends time in Jamaica
Jane and Brian Andres run the Applewood Hollows Bed and Breakfast. (Photo supplied)
I’d like to share some thoughts regarding unlicensed short-term rentals and the decision to triple the 2020 licence fees for bed and breakfasts.
I appreciate the concerns expressed by the lord mayor and found her description of the “hollowing out” of our … [Read more...] about Letter: Please don’t treat B&Bs as short-term rentals
There was nothing Ruben Friesen liked better than attending church services with the Caribbean farm workers, says his daughter, Jane Andres. Photo supplied
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. — Garrison Keillor
My father, Ruben Friesen, passed away on … [Read more...] about Reflections on a father who will be missed by community
September offers a welcome change for those who have been dealing with peach fuzz, long work days, heat and humidity.
But for our neighbours on the farms this time of year also brings a heightened awareness and daily checking of the weather networks in Mexico and the Caribbean. Hurricane season lasts from June until November, but … [Read more...] about Hurricane season makes farm workers uneasy
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Local and notllocal.com were established in 2018 to be your community newspaper. We hope you will think of us as The Local, representing the heart and soul of the community you call home.