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Porsche Bookworm Tour

2014 Porsche Turbo at the Dunnville Library with a Harvard mark II. The plane was used to train airmen during the second World War at the No. 6 Service Flying Training School in Dunnville

We’re buried under a mountain of snow in Hamilton so I am pulling a summer car story out of the archives. I called it the Bookworm Tour of Southern Ontario. It’s 24C at take off and the Porsche 911 Turbo is gassed up for a for departure from Hamilton. Buck-a-bag book sales wait for us at the Caledonia, Hagersville, Selkirk ...

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Building a neighbourhood one bite at a time

Photos by: Joseph Bucci

It is 2:30 on a Thursday afternoon, when most restaurants are empty, but at the 541 Eatery and Exchange on Barton Street and Westinghouse every table is occupied. The  restaurant is housed in an abandoned Bank of Montreal branch that at one time served the Westinghouse plant and its employees who in the industrial boom of early 1900s lived in ...

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Fashion for Your Furniture


Whether you are looking at purchasing new furniture or updating solid pieces that you currently own, there are several options to consider when you are ‘dressing’ your furniture.  Will you choose new upholstered, slipcover or reupholster to achieve your look? Upholster/ Reupholster There is no quick answer to the question, “Should I reupholster or buy something new?” It depends on ...

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Architecture adds class in buildings…and cars


Why do I care about architecture? When was the last time you saw a strip mall on a postcard or a Pay Day Loans building on a tourism website? Even a doofus likes something good looking, and no city wants to be known for butt ugly buildings or brain dead design. What’s this got to do with cars, my beat ...

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Shop Locke this Holiday Season


Locke Street South is bustling with activity in anticipation of one of their biggest holiday seasons ever.  The shops, services and restaurants are ready to serve with the some of the best of the city’s food and shopping opportunities. The Locke Street BIA is hosting their annual Christmas on Locke on Saturday December 6th.  Don’t miss Mr. and Mrs. Claus ...

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Shop the Neighbourhood


“In a global marketplace, it’s become easy to forget the positive impact our dollars have when spent close to home. Small businesses are our economic backbone, they create jobs, funnel funds back to the community, keep decision-making power localized, and generally contribute to building healthy, thriving neighbourhoods”. This is the message created by Shop the Neigbourhood – a free national ...

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Winter Vacation Packing Tips

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I love the month of November with its cooler weather slowly edging toward crisp winter mornings. The sidewalks and streets are usually still free of snow and slush, which means the best of outwear and footwear can be worn without fear of salt stains and mud. This all being said, it’s around this time of year that many of us ...

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The 411 on Fall Gardening


Though spring and summer are now over, your garden is still very much alive and needs some care to ensure it can handle the harsh winter and save you some work come spring again. Here are some tips to help you maintain your garden: Don’t forget to water! You may think because the weather is cooler, your plants and lawn ...

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Get grilling’! How to get the most out of your barbecue


If you’ve noticed that your barbecue isn’t performing quite as well as it did last summer, it may be time for a new one or some replacement parts. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, most people shop for a new barbecue every three years. If you purchased a high-quality model, stored it properly during the winter and always ...

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Is it time for new windows?

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It’s amazing the impact that windows have on your home’s energy conservation. According to National Resources Canada, windows and doors account for 25 percent of total home heat loss. It is also important to note that new windows are consistently ranked by home improvement experts as one of the top 10 improvements you can make to your home to increase ...

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