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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A good Friday in Hamilton

A good Friday in Hamilton

This past Friday – Good Friday – there was an art crawl on James Street North. Despite there only being a few vendors, as it’s still early in the art crawl season and a holiday, it was still a great day to explore the street. […]

A day in the 1800s: Westfield’s Maple Syrup Festival

A day in the 1800s: Westfield’s Maple Syrup Festival

Westfield’s Maple Syrup Festival in Rockton Despite Sunday being a bit brisker than the warm February and March days we’ve been having in Hamilton, many people still came out to Westfield Heritage Village for the Maple Syrup Festival in Rockton, Ontario. The annual festival is designed to celebrate […]

Who do you love the most?

Who do you love the most?

Whether it’s a girlfriend, boyfriend, parent, sibling or even a pet (my dog is my best friend!), there is no doubt Hamilton is filled with love. Even on a hot summer day, walking down the glistening sunny streets, you can often catch people sharing a […]

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Despite the rain warnings, James Street North was flooding with people on Saturday for day 2 of Supercrawl. Supercrawl is one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton. There’s food, music, local artists showcasing their work, and so much more that it’s hard […]

Ecstasy Yoga: A Midsummer’s Dream Kick Off

Ecstasy Yoga: A Midsummer’s Dream Kick Off

Narula’s Banquet Hall was filled with people in glowing white clothes and neon body paint on Friday August 19th. Glow-in-the-dark Ecstasy yoga on Barton Street kicked off the Midsummer’s Dream Yoga fest last weekend, although it was only one of three activities that took place […]

Where to go: Art Crawl

Where to go: Art Crawl

Last month, the rain held off just long enough for people to enjoy another Art Crawl, the second Friday of the month on James Street North. Stores stay open later than usual, local artists showcase their work, music flows all throughout the street, and of […]

An Evening for Book Lovers

An Evening for Book Lovers

Familiar faces were seen on Friday, June 3 at An Evening for Book Lovers. Readers gathered at the Hamilton Public Library on York Street for a night of snacks, wine, and of course, reading. Upon entering the library, people were given a book-talk passport, which was […]

Democracy Coffee House

Democracy Coffee House

With the warm weather upon us, Democracy Coffee House on Locke Street begins to open its big garage door, intriguing new and regular customers to walk right in and take a seat. The open concept, books and chalkboards, and welcoming employees are just a few reasons why […]

gritLIT: All About Hamilton

gritLIT: All About Hamilton

It was just after 12:30 in the afternoon when people started piling into the Art Gallery of Hamilton, prepared for the first event of the ‘All About Hamilton’ portion of the annual gritLIT literary festival. All About Hamilton: Humour From the Hammer The first event […]

Interview with Plato’s Closet’s Kevin Wright

Interview with Plato’s Closet’s Kevin Wright

Plato’s Closet is a trendy store that sells and buys lightly used clothing and accessories. Originally based in the US, Plato’s Closet’s popularity in the city has been increasing over the past few years. I visited the store to talk to Kevin Wright about why […]