Now in its second year, First Fridays is a series of events presented by the Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) in partnership with seven Niagara Museums. First Fridays events mix the Smokin’ Buddha’s signature food-truck fare, drinks and live entertainment alongside the rich historical spaces and collections of Niagara’s museums in order to transform museum spaces into a vibrant hub for social activity for local adults aged 19-35.

Niagara College is launching a brand new program sure to lift ‘spirits’ in Canada’s growing craft distillery scene. The innovative college – which is already home to Canada’s first commercial teaching winery and teaching brewery at its trailblazing Canadian Food and Wine Institute – is now barrelling out Canada’s first college distilling program, Artisan Distilling. Scheduled to begin fall 2017, the one-year graduate certificate program will offer hands-on training and classroom work in practical distilling, distilling science, quantitative spirit analysis, and distillation management. The program will be supported by a new on-campus teaching distillery – also the first of its kind in Canada.

Artistry by the Lake - July 1-3, 2016, 2016 is an Outdoor Marketplace held annually at Queen’s Royal Park showcasing artists/artisans producing original, high quality handcrafted works.  Submission deadline is May 31st, 2015. Artists applying on-line will be contacted regarding submission of their work to be juried.

Living in southern Ontario is hardly the concrete jungle.  However, when was the last time you immersed yourself into nature for more than a few hours at a time.

FirstOntario Credit Union has joined forces with the Research & Innovation division of Niagara College, along with several other Niagara community partners for the first annual 1Awards competition. Eligible candidates must apply before Saturday, May 7th, 2016.



This spring could be a buoyant one for the real estate world. At least that’s what it looks like based on recent statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association: since the beginning of the year, close to 45,000 properties have changed hands every month in Canada – a level that we haven’t seen since June 2007! 

Looking for special ticket offers, promotions and backstage insights? Then subscribe to the Backstage Pass, The Shaw’s monthly eNewsletter. Signing up also entitles you to receive occasional eBlasts with ticket offers up to 50% off and accommodation discounts – delivered right to your inbox.

When looking for a travel trailer you have many things to consider. And if weight and sleeping areas are on that list, a hybrid travel trailer could be for you.  It resembles a regular trailer or RV that has a hard sided body and roof. However once you set it up, it then becomes a larger trailer. The ends pull out and are what you would see on a pop-up travel trailer.  In the canvas projections, you will find  more sleeping space.  These extended sleeping areas enclose a Queen size sleeping space.

On June 22, 2015, Council adopted a resolution to follow the Niagara Region’s Aging Strategy and Action Plan of April 2015 by establishing an Age-Friendly Steering Committee. At its meeting on November 2, 2015, Town Council approved a Terms of Reference and appointed Councillor Maria Bau-Coote as the Council representative.

At Miller Restoration we understand how destructive wind damage can be to a home or business. Strong winds or tornadoes have the ability to blow off roofs, or even just to remove shingles that are vital in protecting the home from rain, snow, sleet, or hail. The condition of the roof and the construction of the roof play a major role in determining whether the roof will be able to sustain strong winds. If your roof has been damaged whether large or small it is important to take a few basic steps initially to ensure no further damage.


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