In Crown Point we’re fortunate to have a number of people, groups and organzations that engage in activities that enrich the community and build up social capital. Among them, the people behind and within New Hope Community Bikes (NHCB) stand out as leaders. The work and legacy of NHCB reaches beyond the confines of their …Continue reading "Rolling along despite vandalism"
There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …Continue reading "Finale delights everyone"
Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …Continue reading "‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park"
It was re-assuring to know that I was part of a community that cared.Continue reading "Seeding beauty in Crown Point"
Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …Continue reading "deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow"
A tiger swallowtail butterfly flutters along the tops of the newly planted perennials now stretching towards the sky after a long winter’s sleep in the Depave Garden, while a sparrow bounces across the mulched ground searching for last year’s seeds. There is life in the garden and much has been done to keep this special …Continue reading "Signs of spring, summer (and smoking!) in the Depave Garden"
For me, the main reason I want to take photos of my garden is to capture the beautiful combinations of colours and textures created by plants. I run inside to find my phone and hope the moment is still there when I return. I want the camera to see what I see. But it’s not …Continue reading "Click with your garden"
Saturday is the annual Garden Day sales hosted by the Crown Point Garden Club in the parking lot of the Crown Point Community Church at 92 Ottawa Street North. There will be a selection of annuals, perennials, natives, vegetables and varieties for every taste as well as free compost and woodchips. It all begins at …Continue reading "Garden Day in Crown Point"
Readers of The Point are probably aware that we have been the newspaper of the Crown Point Community Planning Team (CPCPT). While the paper has made the transition from newsprint to online, there have also been some changes in the Planning Team. For background, the CPCPT has been meeting for about 10 years as a …Continue reading "What’s going on with the Crown Point Community Planning Team?"
We hear that some of you are missing Delight, Hamilton’s only light festival, and we wanted to tell you not to worry – Delight will be reborn this coming June, but with a twist. Calling all artists, students and community members – we want to hear your ideas and help you #MakeYourDelight during this year’s …Continue reading "Do you have a Delightful art installation idea?"