When good eats meets good deeds

The best cod in the world is coming to Hamilton. Fogo Island Fish is a small Newfoundland family fishery that catches fish in the traditional way. They use a line and catch them one at a time from the cold waters of the Labrador current. The market for the cod is high end Toronto eateries. …

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Photo by Ivan Sorensen

Big Johnny Blue and friends jam for peace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567994858851{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]Feature photo by Ivan Sorensen.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [sam_pro id=1_11 codes=”true”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September, Big Johnny Blue, my band, is putting together a music festival to celebrate PEACE. Peace is a word which has been taken for granted and that can seem so hollow. I …

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Farmers’ Market, Crown Point’s green grocery

Many have said that Ottawa Street needs a green grocer. In fact, we have one. It may require some planning, but every Saturday morning a green grocery opportunity sets up shop in the municipal parking lot east of Ottawa. Market vendors provide a number of different products to visitors. There are a few hardy vendors …

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Simply Italian Bakery is simply delicious

Simply Italian Bakery (SIB) opened on Ottawa Street North on June 1st. Despite opening day hiccups like Interac machines not fully functioning, they had a busy day with customers coming and going all day long.  The space is modern, clean and bright with large windows facing onto Ottawa Street.  There are plenty of tables and …

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Volunteers are hard at working sorting and pricing items for sale.

Garden Day in Crown Point

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 …

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Sean Hurley

Schnitzel comes to Crown Point

I arrived at Das Schnitzel to locked doors at three minutes before noon. I stepped back to take a photo and in that brief moment the doors were unlocked and two interlopers rounded the corner and walked straight in ahead of me. You snooze and you lose in the world of schnitzel. Sherri Bowles and …

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Sean Hurley

A new chapter on Ottawa Street

On a Friday, after work, I bought a hardcover copy of Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers, by Hamilton musician and artist, Tom Wilson. I found a bench, parked myself, and started reading. Tom Wilson tells stories and he’s good at it. In the few chapters I got through on Ottawa Street, on an early …

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So, Sew Hungry

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Sean Hurley

A royally good sandwich shop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sometime last year, just as the cold weather set in, a new shop opened inconspicuously on Ottawa Street North called Crown Point Sandwich. I confess, I have had more than one sandwich there, and my best intentions to provide a review failed as the sandwich has not, until now, survived long enough for the obligatory …

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