United Way well on the way to meeting the $2.1 million target for 2012 – don’t let that stop you from doing your part.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 6, 2012 As of last Friday, the Burlington arm of the Burlington/Hamilton United Way Campaign had realized 31% of […]

She writes, she wins awards, drives like the proverbial bat out of **** – and she dances.

Lorraine Sommerfeld, learning to dance.  she's normally in a pair of jeans and behind the wheel of a car

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 5, 2012 There was a banquet recently at which awards were given out by the Automotive Journalists of Canada […]

Engaging ideas for November. Three authors talking about things that matter. Few cities get authors like this.

Robertson Lloyd

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON November 4, 2012 November sort of seems like a lead up to the coming holiday season. The time is busier; work […]

Mike Wallace gets a triple base run at the Art Centre; knows more about Soup Bowls than he ever wanted to know.

Burlington Arts Centre

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON November 2, 2012 Is this Friday? Then Mike Wallace, Burlington’s member of parliament is in town and he is either […]

35x35x35 Live, OnSite and OnLine – those aren’t basketball scores – must be related to art.

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By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 30, 2012 They opened the place 35 years ago – times does fly. When did that orange piece of […]

New faces, new art a part of the 10th Art in Action studio tour November 3rd and 4th.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 29, 2012 They are doing this for the 10th time – the Art in Action, an artist’s collective that […]

Jackson to be feted for 35 years of public service; walkway to be given his name.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 28, 2012 It sometimes takes a while for the rewards and the recognition to come in. On November 18th, […]

Pythons’ Pit of Halton is fishing for your good idea. Rewards are being offered.

Snake biting face

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON October 26, 2012 Last Friday, a friend and I went in search of the mighty Chinook salmon that spawn […]

Is Burlington going to see historical plaques around the city that will tell our story? Rick Wilson certainly hopes so.

Jim Wilson, a member of the Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee points out what he beleives is a glaring error on an hisotircal plaque located in Hamiton overlooking Burington Bay.  Wilson hopes there can eventually be a plaque in Burlington correcting the error/

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 21, 2012 Burlington could begin to see commemorative plaques all over the place. Heritage Burlington, the city’s advisory committee […]

Does Hamilton have something to teach us about how we make better use of our Beachway? Will it take artists to show us the way?

Britan cat behind blinds

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012 I spend far too much of my time at city hall. If you spend enough time in […]

It took perseverance and some political courage but the Freeman Station has been saved.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 16, 2012 It might set a record for the longest slowest train the city has ever seen but it […]

On becoming an art collector; how do you buy art from local artists?

ArtinAction 2012 people

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 17, 2012 One of the fun things you can do in November is take in the Art in Action […]

Riding horses – chomping at the bit.

Photo 1. Opening Shot.

By Margaret Lindsay Holton BURLINGTON, ON October 12, 2012 When I was seventeen I was in a car accident and broke my back. I was […]

Those Lasting Impressions on the pier could have been made up of 5000 signatures. Contractor nixed the idea.

Pier Sunrise- by Ron Kuzak Sept -12

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 10, 2012 Under the circumstances it was the best they could do. Later this month seven names will be […]

On being thankful

Fall colours

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON October 8, 2012 I heard the child say thank you and I paused because I had not heard anyone else say […]

They did good, they did very good and deserved the robust round of applause they got. Now they get to work.

Is this house a Heritage property?  The owners don't think so and they made a very compelling case to have it removed from the list.  Not as simple as it seems

  By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 2, 2012 “You did what we could not do” said Councillor Craven. ”We are very proud of you” […]

Will Burlington’s heritage get the boost and the support it needs from Council this week? Time for some decisions.

Burlington has both rural and urban heritage.  The fight to save good examples of both hasbeen an ongoing battle with two distinctly different views in the city strugling to dominate.  While they battle some good examples of heritage building get torn down.  We lose about one a month along LAkeshore Road.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON October 1, 2012 This could be a great week for the city’s heritage integrity. The Pump House and Freeman Station […]

City hall staff use part of their day to give the United Way campaign a strong local boost. Firemen take the truck pull prize – again.

Great weather to be outside, enjoy a burger and contribute to the United Way Campaign and be part of a team that pulls a fire truck down Brant Street.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 27, 2012 The vehicle pull down Brant Street by those marvelous people at city hall who keep the wheels […]

Mayor has now determined the kind of message he wants to send out – it won’t be show business.

Cabaret button 220

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON September 28, 2012 Every Mayor decides at some point, what kind of a mark they want to make on the […]

Participation up, more than 1100 people ran but funds raised was down in 2012 for the Terry Fox Run.

Tean Casey More 1

By Pepper Parr The people numbers were up – the money numbers were down, but the Terry Fox run was a major success nevertheless. It […]