Ryan and Roo, Rob Thibault and Evil, Darren and Jed, and Hoots and Mercules meet at the Outlet Collection at Niagara for a weekly dog walk and chat. (Mike Balsom)
For Rob Thibault and a group of area men, a regular Monday night walk with their dogs is crucial to their mental health.
Thibault, who runs a part-time dog training school called TBones … [Read more...] about Dogs leashed, feelings unleashed during weekly walks
Emily Abt mixes up a batch of her secret soap recipe in her Virgil kitchen.(Photos supplied)
Two Niagara-on-the-Lake teens are hoping to clean up in the soap and bath bomb business.
With encouragement from her parents, Cory and Kimberly, 15-year-old Emily Abt is in the process of transforming a hobby into a summer business. Emily had been planning … [Read more...] about Two teens becoming soap entrepreneurs
Melancholy is one of the artist’s recent paintings. (Mike Balsom).
Anxiety can be a strange companion. The fight-or-flight response to a perceived stressor, either real or imagined, is basically a flood of chemicals and hormones, such as adrenaline, into the system. The pulse and breathing rate quicken. Many who suffer from the affliction will find … [Read more...] about Local artist turns pandemic anxiety into art
Guitarist Rayburn Blake (second from right) of Mashmakhan in a photo from the Festival Express. (Photo by Doug McClement)
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of a unique event in rock and roll history. It happened in Canada, and Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Rayburn Blake was a big part of it.
Originally billed as The Transcontinental Pop … [Read more...] about Local musician reminisces about career highlight
Geologist Perry Hartwick is a key member of a task force trying to have the Niagara region designated a UNESCO Geopark. (Photo submitted)
Could the Niagara region earning a UNESCO Geopark designation be important to post-COVID-19 economic recovery? The members of the Empower Niagara Aspiring Geopark Task Force feel it is a key element.
An online … [Read more...] about Geopark designation could help region on road to recovery
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