Local artists report strong sales results; announce an art scholarship and begin planning for the next season

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 28, 2011 That Art in Action studio tour held the first weekend in November – they made some money […]

The quiet of a house decorated for the Christmas, lit by candles with the scents of the Season everywhere.

Christmas candles

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON – November 25, 2011 Christmas is a hustle and bustle time of year – and some of us just collapse […]

Seeing Christmas through different eyes and a great history lesson an added bonus at Ireland House.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 25, 2011 It might seem just a tad early to plan for Christmas Season events – but if you’re a […]

We get to see just how glamorous this city can be at the Celebration opening of Performing Arts Centre.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 23, 2011 – Will it be tails and white ties? Probably not; but it will be as fancy as […]

Empty nesters, Golden Years operatives, Seniors, recently retired – all have a new place to hang out – it isn’t a Tim Hortons.

Seniors in study session

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 22, 2011 Carole Ward, Burlington’s 2010 Civic Recognition Award winner for community service once said that Canada is about to […]

Four scotches in five minutes – not bad for a retired bookstore owner who set council straight on the designated homes registry.

Farm House

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 21, 2011 – When someone appears before Council to speak to an issue they are given five minutes to […]

It took longer than expected and it will take even longer to get to like them but the orchids have been planted.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 14, 20111 Have you ever had one of those days where you were probably better off just staying in […]

An immigrant and a refugee became our Governor General – talks at RBG of her experiences.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 13, 2011 For former Governor General Adrianne Clarkson there was no such thing as a short answer and if […]

Mayor snags honoured speaker for Inspire series; Andre Picard to speak November 23.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 12, 2011 Going out on a high note is the best way to leave the stage – which is what […]

SOLD OUT ! Big words and delightful news for the Burlington Art Centre Soup Bowl event. Just two days available now

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Wearable Art event a success at Burlington Art Centre. By Staff After a very successful Wearable Art event the Burlington Art Centre now moves into […]

Dutch Highlanders visit the city. Pipe and drum band performs military music at city hall.

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By Staff Veteran watches Dutch Highlanders remember at city hall cenotaph. BURLINGTON, ON November 9, 2011 As the city gets ready to celebrate Remembrance […]

She has a mischievous eye; one that catches your glance and also catches the light and images she puts on paper.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 8, 2011 – Repairing the roads is important; developing a Strategic Plan and coming out with a budget that […]

It could have very easily turned into a really great party, – the weather, the people and the talent made it that kind of event.

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By Pepper Parr and Pia Simms. BURLINGTON, ON November 7, 2011 – The only thing wrong the weekend of the 5th and 6th was that […]

Cover eight art studios in a single day, get to parts of the city you might not have seen before.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2011 The Art in Action celebrates it’s 9th all day event (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) showing the […]

Not on the auction block yet. Paletta Mansion is going to be given a new business model to stop the financial bleeding.

Paletta Mansion

By Staff It`s still there –and we`re still losing money on the place. There have been responses to the document the city put out asking […]

City turns the Performing Arts Centre over to the community and serves cupcakes to keep everyone happy.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 23, 2012 It was a lovely fall afternoon; people were out and about – and hundreds, close to 1000 […]

Great deal for children on HALOWEEN – Ireland House is going to become creepy


BURLINGTON, ON October 20, 2011 – Halloween can break the bank and there is more taking on the part of the kids than giving. Burlington’s […]

On the second date she still looked good but I noticed she wasn’t exactly perfect. Would she mind if I commented?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2011 A second look at the newest gem in the city – the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. We […]

Show time for the Mayor and an interesting approach to fund raising for the city.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 15, 2011 – The Mayor has gotten into show business and in the process changed one of the major […]

Mayor spreading his wings and getting into show business; about to become an Impresario.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 7, 2011 – Well, talk about being proactive and putting your money where your mouth is – Mayor Rick Goldring […]