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Brantford local Molly Stroud-Smith releases first novel

Brantford local Molly Stroud-Smith releases first novel

People of Hamilton had the opportunity to sit down with Brantford local, Molly Stroud-Smith, to discuss her life as a writer and what inspired her first novel, Dead Babies, released June 2017. Have you always had a passion for writing? When I was in grade […]

Battle of the Buttons: Musicians Raise Hundreds for 541 Eatery & Exchange

Battle of the Buttons: Musicians Raise Hundreds for 541 Eatery & Exchange

Written By: Elise Arsenault Photos: Colin Andrew Visuals “Did you say battle of the—buttons?” Yeah, buttons. If you’re envisioning an arena of competitors in loose cardigans and business shirts, poised to button up at record speed before the buzzer sounds, I’m sorry to disappoint you. […]

Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

What started as an interest to attend a free belly dancing class later turned into a passion and then a business for Eshe, award-winning belly dancer and owner of a dance studio in Hamilton called Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium. Born and raised in Hamilton, […]

Shop “Made in Hamilton” for local finds

Shop “Made in Hamilton” for local finds

The Craftadian market is coming to Hamilton! Made in Hamilton will take place at McMaster Innovation Park on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Shop handmade items from 60 independant artists including jewellery and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware and more. Plus, there will be music […]

Westfield Heritage Village celebrates history and ice cream

Westfield Heritage Village celebrates history and ice cream

For many years, the ice cream festival has been a staple at Westfield Heritage Village. What started as a festival turned into a carnival a few years ago with traditional carnival games as well. The carnival always runs on the August long weekend for the Sunday and Monday […]

Visit the Ancaster Farmer’s Market on a Wednesday afternoon

Visit the Ancaster Farmer’s Market on a Wednesday afternoon

We’re thankful for all the amazing events that summer brings: local ice cream shops open their doors, outside concerts and festivals fill up our weekends, and farmer’s markets provide a place to pick up locally sourced food and gain a sense of community. Every Wednesday from […]

3 Questions with Mario Spina of NaRoma Pizza Bar

3 Questions with Mario Spina of NaRoma Pizza Bar

Attention to detail are three words that summarize Mario Spina’s approach to pizza making. His NaRoma Pizza Bar (on Locke Street in Hamilton and on Brant Street in Burlington) has been celebrated for several years as one of the go-to pizza spots. Why does it […]

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Hamilton World Music Festival is a three day event featuring artists from the local, national, and international stage. Taking place July 21-23, visitors to this Hamilton music festival can enjoy free admission, DJs, 3 stages, food and craft vendors, and […]

Toronto “Condo King” Brad Lamb takes on Hamilton

Toronto “Condo King” Brad Lamb takes on Hamilton

Brad Lamb is the CEO of Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc (est. 1995) and Lamb Development Corp. (est. 2001). Lamb has been involved in the sale of over 28,000 properties while his development company has completed 19 developments. His $360-million dollar Hamilton project, Television City, […]

Jilly Ijoe Opens Kitsu on Locke Street

Jilly Ijoe Opens Kitsu on Locke Street

Jilly is a world-traveler, make-up artist, McMaster University grad, and most recently, a store owner on the trendy Locke St South. While Jilly has grown her online presence accumulating more than 4,500 fans and followers on Instagram, she’s now hoping to connect with local shoppers through […]

Hidden gems to visit this summer

Hidden gems to visit this summer

The weather is starting to get warmer and most university students are now on summer break and looking for something to do to fill their time. What most students don’t know, however, is that there are plenty of hidden gems around Hamilton that are just […]

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Stoney Creek native Dre Pao has accomplished so much since launching his music career in 2012. Dre was discovered while singing on a beach in Spain by recording artist Xuso Jones (Universal Music). He has since opened for B.o.B (2015), was named People’s Choice award winner for the […]

3 Questions with photographer Lucas Scarfone

3 Questions with photographer Lucas Scarfone

For some, a career comes from years of soul searching, experimentation at various jobs, hours upon hours of researching and studying options, but for Lucas Scarfone, it all happened in a flash – the flash from his camera. For over 10 years, Lucas has been […]

Shopping with Beth Mair – owner of 7th Heaven Fashion Exchange

Shopping with Beth Mair – owner of 7th Heaven Fashion Exchange

People of Hamilton recently got the opportunity to talk to Beth Mair, owner of 7th Heaven Fashion Exchange in Dundas, one of my newly discovered and favourite second-hand stores in the city. Formerly called Second Debut, Candy’s Closet, and the Nu-2-U, the store underwent many changes before […]