Retailers along Brant Street did next to nothing to gussy up their part of town for Christmas: How come?

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON January 6, 2013 You live in Burlington; you shopped and therefore you shopped at the malls. I didn’t know Burlington […]

A quick dip in Lake Ontario at this time of year? Are you NUTS??? But, hey, Congrats!!

1. Polar Bear Dip - Credit PolarBear.ca

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON December 30, 2012 Some years ago I attended an Outward Bound Leadership program on Hurricane Island, 75 miles off […]

The pier is going to forever change city skyline as you know it today – think in terms of a four story structure with an observation deck.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. December 24, 2012 There will be two new structures in this city of ours in the first half of this […]

It’s not just the pier that will change the look of the city – public art in front of Performing Arts Centre is going to make a difference as well.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 24, 2012 There is going to be another enhancement to the city – the public art that is to […]

The Nutcracker, Walter Byj and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

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About two years ago Brenda Heatherington was hired to run the Performing Arts Centre which was under construction when she had her first business cards […]

It certainly is a ‘Merry Christmas!’ on the world wide web; sites galore to visit.

Queen Victoria's Christmas table at Windsor Castle. NOT.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON December 18, 2012 The internet is changing us. It permeates nearly every aspect of our conscious lives. It is […]

Young people and Red Cross want to talk about bullying and respect for each other – and take in a good movie at the same time

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 16, 2012 The event doesn’t take place until January but you need to reserve your space BEFORE Christmas – and […]

Put a nice big bright red bow on that and I’ll take it home. Let a United Way celebrity help you with that.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 11, 2012 The United Way keeps coming up with ways to raise the $7.1 million they need to meet […]

Ireland House puts on an event that was hard to beat in terms of interest: A Taste of Christmas Past.

IrelAND hOUSE cHRISTMAS 2012 PICTURE OF MEAL

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 8, 2012 You will have missed the event this year but you will not want to miss it next […]

It`s Shatner`s World – we just live in it.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 6, 2012 There is only one William Shatner! He will be live on Stage at Hamilton Place this Saturday. Two […]

While we pretend it is the winter season – the city announces the winter break with camps and programs for children and teens.

If we get some snow - the kids just migh be able to enjoy a Canadian winter - before Christmas?

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 The city has plans to help you keep your kids active, engaged and entertained this winter break with […]

The RBG hosts the “Mechanical Botanical” Exuberance of Paul Busse. All aboard!

1. OPENING SHOT - children entranced by on-coming G-train

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON December 6, 2012 When we were young, my father built-up a landscaped train set on a ping pong table […]

How different and unique could your Christmas cards be? Museums of Burlington help you give your Christmas a personal touch.

Ireland House Wreath

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 5, 2012 The smell of the tree sitting in the room all lit up and decorated; you know its close […]

Self-realization and the meditative state – all you ever wanted to know at a free class at Burlington Hills this Saturday.

Self revelation event poster

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 4, 2012 If you’ve ever wondered what meditation is; what a Yoga class is really like but you don’t want […]

Santa parade crowds were smaller. BTTB was out in force and the Ho ho man was smiling away.

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By Staff BURLINGTON, ON December 3, 2012 The weather certainly wasn’t promising. It has rained much of the morning but the people that make parades […]

It took them long enough to bring him in – Griffith’s finally gets to play the Queen’s Head.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON December 1, 2012 Well it took them long enough. The guy has been playing his instruments for more than 20 […]

Toronto theatrical success to play Performing Arts Centre; Miss Caledonia will appeal to those who remember childhood fantasies.

Melody Johnson, on stage during a Miss Caledonia performance.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 29, 2012 When Brenda Heatherington took on the task of leading the artistic side of the Performing Arts Centre […]

Christmas Spirit arrived in Burlington last week – it was delivered by a bunch of hockey coaches.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 26, 2012 That stuff about Christmas starting the day after Halloween is a little too rushed for me. I […]

How different and unique could your Christmas cards be?

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By Staff Perhaps in your household the children make up cards of their own. Laura Robinson, a nationally Laura Robinson, a additionally acclaimed stamping teacher […]

If you want to see misrepresentation on a massive scale be at the Performing Arts Centre Thursday night. Incredible story.

Miss Representation poster

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 23, 2012 It started with two good friends telling another friend about a trailer for a movie called “Miss […]