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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chacha’s Pierogi: Lyndsay Boyd

Chacha’s Pierogi: Lyndsay Boyd

Over the last couple of years, Lyndsay Boyd has practiced and perfected the art of pierogi-making, a family tradition passed on by her mother and her “chachas” (meaning aunts). The recipe belonged to her great-grandmother who immigrated to Canada from Ukraine. Lyndsay started her business Chacha’s Pierogi […]

Chris Got Fit: A journey to a healthier lifestyle

Chris Got Fit: A journey to a healthier lifestyle

Chris Tarpos was born and raised in Stoney Creek, Ontario. He loves making people laugh. And he has a huge crush on Hilary Duff (who he has met again and again and again). At his highest weight, Chris was 350 pounds. In October 2014, Chris […]

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Photo Credit Matt Barnes Canadian blues musician, Hamilton Music Award winner, and JUNO Award winner Steve Strongman chatted with us about his latest album,  “No Time Like Now” (Sonic Unyon/Sony Music Canada). We heard his new singles March 3 at Mills Hardware to celebrate the official album release March […]

Contest: Skip the Dishes

Contest: Skip the Dishes

“A BETTER WAY TO GET YOUR FOOD” Skip the Dishes has come to Hamilton! Now you can enjoy food from local restaurants that don’t normally deliver without ever leaving your couch. How it works: Download the iOS or Android app or visit SkipTheDishes.com Create an account with […]

Long weekend scenes from #HamOnt (PHOTOS)

Long weekend scenes from #HamOnt (PHOTOS)

The Family Day long weekend had many out and about in Hamilton, Ontario. If you questioned just how picturesque the city could be, here are some of our favourite photos found with the hashtag #HamOnt. #brucetrail #niagaraescarpment #hamont #ontario #canada #hike #hiking #trail #hikingtrail #nature #forest […]

Let’s talk about LOVE

Let’s talk about LOVE

‘Tis the season of love…we asked 5 super cool Hamiltonians to share their dating experiences and tips in time for Valentine’s Day. Worst date ever: “We met online. He seemed super smart and funny. We met at a local restaurant and said our hellos, he […]

How to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions

How to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions

Often our New Year’s resolutions centre around maintaining a healthy lifestyle: eating clean, staying active, and taking care of our bodies. But most of the time, these resolutions can get tired by the time February rolls around. It doesn’t take a new year to make a […]

Jonny Blonde: Giving Back Through Food

Jonny Blonde: Giving Back Through Food

If people are hungry, you have to feed them. It’s as simple as that for Chef Jonny Blonde, who is no stranger to cooking for a cause. A pillar of Hamilton’s food scene, you’ll often see Jonny Blonde out and about in the community, at […]

Downtown Stoney Creek Holiday Gift Guide

Downtown Stoney Creek Holiday Gift Guide

If you’ve never experienced the downtown Stoney Creek shops, maybe this holiday gift guide will inspire you. There are lots of gems with much to offer at the east end of the city. Here are some of my favourite spots along King Street in downtown Stoney Creek for […]

Canadian Premier League is coming to Hamilton

Canadian Premier League is coming to Hamilton

Make sure to follow the Barton Street Battalion on twitter @BartonBattalion and we hope to see you at the next pub night. Sporting an Alex Bunbury jersey and Barton Street Battalion scarf, James Hutton welcomed a group of approx. 25 people to the Barton Street […]