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"
Since the passing of Crown Point resident Chris Parkinson on May 30th, there has been an outpouring of grief within the community, as with his family. Hundreds attended his visitation and funeral including members of council, the entire board of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), family, and many, many others. Through his roles …Continue reading "Farewell to Chris Parkinson"
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 …Continue reading "Farmers’ Market, Crown Point’s green grocery"
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"
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 …Continue reading "Schnitzel comes to Crown Point"
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 …Continue reading "A new chapter on Ottawa Street"
Is something terrible happening to your favourite shrub? Did you make a garden bed last year and everything died? Is your rock-hard soil growing a bumper crop of weeds? It’s natural for keen gardeners to tackle problems head-on. We want to fix them fast before they get any worse. And, like helicopter parents, we want …Continue reading "Give your garden time, not money"
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?"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The spring season provides abundant reminders of how beautiful change and transformation can truly be. Personally, I am very happy to see signs of spring: the warmer temperatures, more daylight, and the early spring plants making their way through the hardened soil. Spring is a time for us to think about change in our homes …Continue reading "SPIRIT OF CROWN POINT: Spring"