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26 ACRE FARM IN FONTHILL
PICTURESQUE 1.5 ACRES!
23 ACRES IN NORTH PELHAM
BUNGALOW IN HERITAGE VILLAGE!
Great investment with many possibilities. Presently has 2 large, 2 storey barns, large red brick farmhouse. City water and gas. 2 road frontages. 1 acre leased for a radio tower until 2031, $7,000/year with 4% annual increase. $1,499,800
Custom brick bungalow. Double attached garage. Open concept living/dining room, oak kitchen with island. Master bedroom with ensuite privileges. Finished rec room and 3rd bedroom downstairs. Geo thermal heat source, C/A, C/V, 200 amps. Detached 40’ x 22’ insulated shop with 100 amp service and 2 overhead doors. $699,800
Many possibilities for this parcel of sandy, pictureaque land. Just south of Jordon and only minutes to the QEW. Great building lot for your dream home, quiet rolling countryside. Town gas and water. Presently planted to nursery stock. Owner willing to lease back property at $300/acre. Super investment and future potential. $699,800
All brick, with double attached garage and interlock private drive. 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite, L-shaped living and dining rooms, pocket doors to eat-in kitchen, family room with patio doors to wood deck. Main floor laundry, etc! $549,800
SOLD QUIET VINELAND AREA
HIGH PROFILE CORNER PROPERTY
Brick, multi-level with attached double car garage on a 91’ x 138’ lot. All city services. Open concept large country kitchen, island, dinette, formal living room, family room with gas fireplace, 3 season sun room. 3+1 bedroom, master with ensuite. Recreation room plus second kitchen downstairs. $499,800
Close to St. Catharines’ new hospital. Major exposure. All city services just down the road. Corner of First Street and St. Paul West. 1.96 acres, presently zoned agriculture. Great investment with much future potential. $499,800
QUIET PORT COLBORNE NEIGHBOURHOOD Brick bi-level with 3 bedrooms upstairs. 61’ x 164’ lot, paved driveway, double attached garage, 3 season sun room. Large kitchen with dinette. 2nd kitchen down, rec room with gas fireplace, 4th bedroom, office or 5th bedroom, 4pc and 3pc bathrooms. Great in-law setup! $329,800
LEGAL NON-CONFORMING TRIPLEX In growing Port Colborne. Large 68’ x 186’ lot with many possibilities. Existing detached double garage. Maintenance-free exterior. 3 separate hydro and 3 separate gas meters. Two units left empty for sale. Gross projected income is $28,000/year with a 7.6% cap rate. $299,800
SOLD 3 BEDROOM RAISED RANCH
VINELAND BUILDING LOT
ST. CATHARINES DOWNTOWN!
3 ACRES IN WINE COUNTRY!
Quiet Port Colborne area close to Lake Erie and all amenities. Totally renovated. L-shaped living/ dining room. New kitchen, walk-out to large, private, fenced-in yard. 2 tiered deck. 4-piece bathroom. Finished recreation room and gym area, central air, private driveway. $299,800
Very quiet area off the beaten trail with no through traffic, yet only 5 minutes to the QEW. All city services to the lot line. This lot is mostly ravine, it will allow for a 2,900 square feet, 2 storey to be built north of the hydro lines. $249,800
Well kept bungalow on quiet street. Covered front porch, newer windows, open concept living and dining room, Eat-in kitchen. 2 bedrooms. Walkout to backyard and wood deck. Full unspoiled basement. Great starter or retirement home! $199,800
QEW Exposure. Partially treed. Over 100’ frontage on the South Service Road in Beamsville. Creek runs through property. Unique building location. Close to all amenities. Portion zoned agricultural/ industrial & NPCA. $199,800
AUGUST 6-13 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta ∧ henleyregatta.ca
Peach Festival – NOTL ∧ niagaraonthelake.com
AUGUST 13 Subaru Iron Girl Womens’ 5K ∧ irongirl.com
AUGUST 20 PwC MS Bike Niagara ∧ mssociety.ca
AUGUST 25-27 Winona Peach Festival ∧ winonapeach.com
AUGUST 26-27 Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Race Niagara OntarioXtremeCowboy.ca
AUGUST 27-NOVEMBER 17 VIMY: Battle Memorial Icon ∧ grimsby.ca
SEPTEMBER 15-16 Fall Handmade Market ∧ handmademarket.ca
SEPTEMBER 16-17 Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake ∧ doorsopenontario.on.ca
SEPTEMBER 20 NOTL – Snow Birds ∧ rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca
SEPTEMBER 21 Charity Golf Classic for McNally House Hospice mcnallyhousehospice.com
SEPTEMBER 22-23 & 29-30 Grimsby Museum Cemetery Tours ∧ grimsby.ca
SEPTEMBER 23 Doors Open Grimsby ∧ doorsopenontario.on.ca
SEPTEMBER 30 Beamsville Fair ∧ beamsvillebia.com
OCTOBER 6-9 Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival thanksgivingfestival.ca
Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival niagaraartsshowcase.com
Boo at the Zoo safariniagara.com
OCTOBER 13-14 Niagara Falls Oktoberfest niagarafallsoktoberfest.com
OCTOBER 15 Niagara Falls International Marathon niagarafallsmarathon.com
OCTOBER 20-31 Lantern-Lit Walking Tour of Grimsby grimsby.ca
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CAPTURING BETTER PHOTOS
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
N I A G A R A
R E G I O N
by: Peeter Poldre
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DURING FIRE 13 14 15 16 17 18
by: Sue London
C R E AT I V E P R O D U C T I O N
RECIPE: MEXICAN STREET CORN ELOTES by: Carolyn Cohen
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LCHS PET ADOPTION: MEET THOR
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GRIMSBY GARDEN CLUB GARDEN TOUR
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HAPPENING AT THE FORTY
BEAMSVILLE BIA FARMERS’ MARKET
MUDDY PAWS WINE FESTIVAL
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Photo by: Sue London
#GRIMSBYI50 On July 1st, Grimsby celebrated the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation with #Grimsby150, an activity-filled day organized by Grimsby’s cultural and heritage organizations - Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby Museum, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby Public Library and Nelles Manor Museum.
Using the #Grimsby150 Passport was a way to discover Grimsby’s history and enter a contest for some wonderful prizes and treasure boxes. Here are some happy winners.
01: Rose Winner - Leah Bronowicki & Presenter Jessica Linzel. 02: Rose Winner - Nathan Alblas & Presenter Rhona Wenger. 03: Treasure Box Winner - Isaac Wagenaar & Presenter Colleen Laverdiere. 04: Treasure Box Winner - Rensar Valdez & Presenter Kathryn Drury. Photos by: Kate Pyatt
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By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!
BE READY. BE STEADY.
Smartphone/Point and Shoot/Digital SLR. No matter what device you use to take photos, what looks fine on the device may leave you disappointed when you want to make that special image into an enlargement, a poster or a screen-saver.
IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE, BE READY TO THINK ABOUT: • Should the camera be held horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait)?
OUT-OF-FOCUS PHOTOS ARE OFTEN AVOIDABLE WITH BE STEADY TECHNIQUES: • Hold the camera with both hands. • Hold the camera as close to your body as possible, typically with your elbows against your chest. • Press down smoothly and do not jab at the shutter release button. • Consider using a tree, a pole or a wall to further steady yourself and the camera. • Action photos will often be out-of-focus unless you adjust your camera for a faster shutter speed. Your camera may have a "sports" setting that can be used to greatly increase your chance of capturing sharp action photos. If the camera allows for this adjustment, a speed of 1/500 second should be used as a minimum. • Action adjustments aren’t just for professional athletes. Even children playing, running or dancing will likely be in better focus. • A faster shutter speed will also help those with shaky hands.
• Will there be enough lighting, or will flash be needed? • Where can I safely stand to get the best picture?
EACH MONTH, THIS COLUMN WILL AIM TO PROVIDE UNDERSTANDABLE, PRACTICAL, LARGELY NONTECHNICAL ADVICE TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER PHOTOS. COMMUNITYCAPTURED.CA •
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
RESTORE OPENS IN GRIMSBY On Thursday, July 27th, there was an opening reception for the new ReStore at 189 South Service Road in Grimsby. Close to one hundred people were on hand to celebrate all the efforts of so many contributors to see the third ReStore open in the Niagara Region. ReStore is a fundraising initiative that accepts new and gently used household and renovation materials as a donation, then resells to the public at a reduced cost. Funds that are generated are used to build Habitat homes for local families in need. The GRAND OPENING will be held on August 12th from 10:00am until 5:00pm, with lots of fun activities for the whole family. 01
01: Alastair with Nola, first Habitat for Humanity home owner. 02: MP Dean Allison. 03: Josh & Sadoon. 04: Jane, Vanessa & Belinda. 05: Ana & Kyle. 06: Ashley, Jamie & John from GBF Community Services.
01: Sarah & Blake. 02: Dave & Odin at Trius Winery. 03: Danick Bouchard, Right Winger for Les Ducs d'Angers in France, and Florine Talon enjoying their stay at Edgeview Air BnB. 04: Nature & School Education Centre. 05: Han, Ling, Victoria & Kevin at the Muddy Paws Wine Festival. 06: Keith & Greta attending the Grimsby Garden Club Garden Tour.
COMES TOGETHER DURING FIRE
On July 6th, just after the lunch hour, a fire started in a business on the Main Street in Grimsby. I was at our local fruit stand at the time. A girl, terribly upset, came and shared that a business she had worked for was on fire. At the time, I had absolutely no idea what the amount of destruction this fire would cause.
ater that afternoon, I was attempting to head up Main Street when massive amounts of smoke filled the air. It reminded me of a smaller version of 911 with all the smoke in the air and the emergency response personnel wearing their respirataors. My heart sank and first thoughts included how many lives would this raging fire take. I was extremely grateful to later learn that no lives were lost and that two dogs and a cat were actually rescued by a brave soul. The fire continued for hours that day and our brave fire fighters, our heroes, doused the flames preventing the post office roof from being engulfed in flames. Our heroes saved the post office and many more stores. Miracles happened that day! Lives were changed. Many prayers were answered. The next day we paid Vita, our friend and co-owner of Found, a visit and gave her a big hug. We celebrated together that they did not experience any form of destruction. We shared sadness for others who had such great loss. People came together in other ways by sharing hugs and doing whatever they could to support those in shock, while others were lending a hand to clean up some of the destruction. Bottles of water and food were delivered to exhausted fire fighters that had put in many long hours. It touches my soul to know that I live in such a caring community where people come together. Sue London Wellness Advocate www.asksuelondon.com
DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE
n my opinion, this is the best way to serve corn... period! I buy the crema and Cotija cheese at my local Mexican grocery store, Perola Supermarket in Kensington Market, but in a pinch you can substitute these ingredients. Serves: 5-10
INGREDIENTS • 5 corn on the cob, husked and cleaned. Cut into 2-3 pieces, or leave whole
DIRECTIONS STEP 0 1 If you are leaving the corn whole, I like to skewer the end of each piece
• 1 lime, cut in half
of corn with a bamboo or metal skewer, making sure it does not go all
• 1/2 cup Mexican crema or crème fraiche
the way through and there is a long end to grab onto. It makes it easier
• 150g of Cotija cheese or feta, finely crumbled*
to hold when it is hot. You can also leave un-skewered.
• A shake of Tajin seasoning, Mexican seasoning powder • 1/2 lime, cut into small pieces
STEP 0 2 Bring a large pot of water to boil, put the corn pieces in it (with the skewers), cover the pot and remove from the heat, let poach for 5 minutes or leave
* Crumble the cheese when it is very cold (it is easier to crumble using a fork). ** You can also grill the corn for a delicious smoky flavor.
in the water to keep warm.**
STEP 0 3 Drain the corn, remove from the water onto a paper towel and blot the water off the corn with the paper towel.
STEP 0 4
Rub the lime halves all over the dry corn.
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Using a spoon, spread a couple of tbsp of crema on each corn then sprinkle
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the crumbled cheese on each piece, sprinkle a little Tajin seasoning and serve with a wedge of lime.
STEP 0 6 Serve hot!
We are pleased to recognize our outstanding athletes:
ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
SENIOR MALE: Justin DeFaria, Zach Grinyer We are thrilled to share South Lincoln High School’s Student Achievements.
SENIOR FEMALE: Grace Tennant JUNIOR MALE: Ryan Kajaste JUNIOR FEMALE: Kara Thomas
TEAM AWARDS BADMINTON: Michael Killins (Most Valuable) BASKETBALL, BOYS: Jason Carter, Ryan Carter, Cayden Lapcevich (Most Valuable) BASKETBALL, GIRLS: Samantha Flint, Cloey Lymburner (Most Valuable) CROSS COUNTRY: Sophia Nelson, Billy Orr (Most Valuable) FIELD HOCKEY: Sarah Nelles (Offence); Kara Thomas (Defense, Most
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
OPC Principal’s Award for Leadership:
SLHS Vice Principal’s Choice Award:
SLHS Principal’s Choice Award:
AAPEX Driving Academy Award:
Bob and Nancy Aloian Memorial Award:
Jack and Janet Cavers Scholarship:
Chartwell’s School Dining Bursary by Compass Group:
Corrigan Family Scholarship: D.S.B.N. Excellence in Education Award:
FOOTBALL: Ryan Kajaste (Offence); Brock Speller (Defense, Most Valuable); Spencer Gillis (Rookie); Justin DeFaria (Iron Man); Collin Reece, Willard Lane (Leadership) HOCKEY: Sarah Nelles (Senior); Kara Thomas (Junior); Coaches Choice Award GOLF: Rein Zenka (Most Valuable) GYMNASTICS: Sara Killins (Most Valuable) LACROSSE: James Ross (Most Valuable)
SLO-PITCH: Samantha Flint, Grace Tennant (Most Valuable)
SOCCER: Bryan Crawford, Cloey Lymburner (Most Valuable)
D.S.B.N. Student Success Award:
TRACK & FIELD: Bryan Crawford and Emily Cosby; Grace Tennant (Most
EFN Student Achievement Award:
Valuable); Lauren Beaulieu (Most Dedicated)
Groff’s Photography Award:
Doug Jobe Award of Determination, Chemistry & Science:
Doug Jobe Award of Determination, History & Social Science: Kalinka Sports Valedictorian Award:
CARSON POISSON NOAH DESRUISSEAUX
Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award:
ULTIMATE FLYING DISC: Justin DeFaria (Most Valuable); Garrett MacMillan (Spirit Award) VOLLEYBALL: Rylee DeFaria, Zach Grinyer, Grace Tennant (Most Valuable); Kara Thomas (Leadership Award)
Kim and Laurie McCollum Memorial Scholarship:
Amy Mulder Memorial Fund:
Niagara Peninsula Energy Student Award:
OSSTF District 22 Niagara Student Bursary:
Peninsula Players Community Theatre Award:
PoultryFest Niagara Scholarship:
BAILEY MATER Male: ELIJAH MOKRZYNSKI
Rotary Club Medalists:
Female: OLIVIA LAMMERS Dan Rowan Memorial Bursary:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 393 Scholarship:
Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary ‘Most Improved Student’ Award: SERENITY LEE Royal Canadian Legion Veterans’ Poppy Award: SLHS Staff Merit Award:
LUCAS CLARKSON, CAMERON CURIC & ALEX GUZZO
SLHS/Turkstra Lumber Construction Technology Award: West Lincoln Citizenship Award: Wilkes Scholarship Award:
CAYDEN LAPCEVICH OLIVIA LAMMERS
SAMANTHA FLINT, GRACE TENNANT,
THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY FOR A GREAT RIDE! #BEAROUT
BRYAN CRAWFORD & BILL ORR
GIVE A LOVING ANIMAL A NEW LEASE ON LIFE. Thor is a super sweet and happy dog that was found as a stray. He loves to play fetch and is very food-motivated which means he will be easy to train. He will require obedience training to gain some manners in your home. Thor must go to a home with a fenced yard and no cats as he seems to have a very high prey drive. He is also very reactive when it comes to other dogs (males in particular) so he will need to be the only dog in the household. His adopter should be affectionate and active. All adoptable dogs have been given a behavioural test and our staff will be happy to explain the testing and discuss the results with potential adopters.
SEX : Male BREED : Boxer Mix AGE : 2 Years, 4 Months COLOUR : Brown ARRIVED : March 31, 2017
To meet Thor, or any of the other adoptable pets, please visit our shelter. MON to FRI - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm SAT - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm SUN - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
160 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines L2S 0B6 P: 905 682 0767
GRIMSBY GARDEN CLUB
GARDEN TOUR 01
Saturday, July 8th was a glorious day to wander the nine beautiful gardens on tour this year. Each one breathtaking and unique. What a pleasure to meet the owners as they explained some of the special features in their gardens. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, there were so many great ideas of numerous varieties of interesting plants, trees and perennials.
01: Linda, Sue & Sharon. 02: Marilyn & Jim. 03: Beth & Nigel Summer. 04: Donna, Judy, Jake & Kara. 05: Maureen & Sandra.
AT THE FORTY 02 01 04
05 There was something for everyone the weekend of July 14th to 16th. Friday night was the party at Southward Park with fireworks. Saturday, Main Street was closed to traffic from Ontario to Patton Street for the many events and vendors. Coronation Park held the Lord of the Wings contest, Cadets Obstacle Course, entertainment and childrenâ€™s activities. It was a perfect outing for all.
01: Jessica & Kirsti. 02: Lord of the Wings. 03: Paul, Bayne, Dave & Hudson. 04: Ben, Charlotte & Sachin. 05: Owen with Daisy. 06: Kennedy, Rylee & Ava getting up close with the turles, alongside Jordan.
FARMERS' MARKET 02
The weather was perfect to visit the Beamsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 8th. Local farmers brought their fresh produce along with freshly baked goods, so much to choose from! Local businesses showcased their products. Kids got their face painted and took a tour of the Fire Truck, the BBQ was fired up for delicious bacon-on-a-bun. Come visit the market every Saturday from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
01: Councillors Paul, Lynn & JD. 02: Lisa, Shannon & Pam. 03: Ann, James & Danielle. 04: Brave Lincoln & Grimsby Firefighters. 05: Marc & Larissa. 06: Owen, Paul & Alana.
WINE FESTIVAL For the third year in a row, Vineland Estates Winery and Featherstone Estate Winery opened their doors to dog lovers and their well-behaved dogs on a leash. July 8th and 9th was a perfect weekend to celebrate excellent wine and food and all things canine. Chef Kevin made treats for both 2-legged and their 4-legged friends. A stroll between the two vineyards gave everyone a chance to see the beauty of the region. A portion of wine sales supported National Service Dogs. Next yearâ€™s festival is already in the works! 01
01: Dave & Karen with Mark. 02: The McLean family with Noelle. 03: 19 month old Finnegan with Henrietta. 04: Kevin making Dog treats. 05: Robin & Pablo with Xavi & Iker. 06: Valerie, Jane & Susan.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS @ TRIUS WINERY
Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect place to celebrate a special birthday and Trius Winery was the perfect setting to dine al fresco. On July 9th, birthday girl Michelle, celebrated her 50th birthday with friends and family. A delicious three course meal with wine pairings was enjoyed by all.
01: Celebrating Michelle's Birthday. 02: The Birthday Girl. 03: Estella, Kelly & Nancy. 04: Mary, Bill & Ingrid.
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