Penny Coles, Niagara Advance


The NOTL Christmas Parade committee is making sure Santa's float is perfect when he arrives in NOTL Saturday to take his place in the parade. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Santa arrives in NOTL Saturday

Many consider Niagara-on-the-Lake the site of a unique Chrismas parade, and one of the largest in Canada.

Seven-year-old Edwin Thom will be leading the Candlelight Stroll Friday through the Old Town streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo submitted.

Young boy to lead Candlelight Stroll

When Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Annual Candlelight Stroll begins Friday, seven-year-old Edwin Thom will proudly be leading the way.

Members of Unifor Local 199 protest outside Industrial Management Group (formerly Seneca Manufacturing) on Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Striking employees are being supported by other Local 199 members as they try to keep their picket line going throughout the long days and nights as the cold weather sets in. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Employees begin strike against NOTL employer

Fourteen members of Unifor Local 199 are have been on strike since Nov. 13, frustrated over several issues in dispute with their Niagara-on-the-Lake employer.

Kathleen Clohessy, her husband Stephen Clohessy and her daugher Kimberly Dhannyram keep their eyes on their Little Free Library in Glendales' Niagara-on-the-Green. Adults and children have been exchanging books. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Glendale couple share love of books

Glendale, a community of Niagara-on-the-Lake sitting by itself on the edge of town, is the perfect location for a Little Free Library, one of more than 25,000 around the world helping to promote a love of reading and a sense of community.

Fireworks caution advised in NOTL

If you're thinking fireworks for Canada Day, you may want to head to Fort George for an organized, sanctioned display.

This is drawing is of Robert Addison bidding farewell to his parishioners and friends just prior to his departure for Canada in the summer of 1791, most likely from St.John’s in Hampstead, the London parish with which he was associated.

Addison to be honored at St. Mark's Sunday

This Sunday, exactly 225 years since an English clergyman took the first step in a journey that would bring him to Niagara-on-the-Lake, he will be honored by the church he founded.

There will be lots to do in the village of Queenston Saturday, June 18 as Laura Secord Day is celebrated with a village fair. Fred Sentineal will be offering carriage rides, Lord Mayor Pat Darte wil be reading the proclamation, Kathy Thomas, one of the organizers, is working on the dog show, an old-time car show - Rob Copeland's truck will be on display - and a hat show, while Caroline McCormack, president of the Friends of Laura Secord, is working to pull all the events together throughtout the village. Penny Coles/Postmedia Network

Village to be beehive of activity during Queenston Fair

The inaugural re-enactment of the 1813 walk of Laura Secord was an event that would be hard to top, but Caroline McCormick, great-great-great- granddaughter of Secord and president of the Friends of Laura Secord, keeps trying.