A couple of stories have made the news recently regarding the world-famous Ringling Brothers circus. First off, Ringling Brothers announced it will retire it’s elephants. They’ve been with the circus since, I’m guessing, the beginning or close to it, and why not, they worked for peanuts!!!!!!!
Seriously though, animal rights activists have long complained that it’s cruel to make elephants perform in a circus. Which brings up a ... Click here
Yesterday evening, I spoke on 91.7 Giant FM, with Comedian MARK MATTHEWS about a Great Event coming to the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls on the third of March. It's now the ninth annual show, featuring some of the funniest acts from around Niagara and Southern Ontario. Mark will again act as emcee for the night, which starts at 8:30, for two hours of hilarious laughter, and a few guffaws too.
Proceeds support dialysis care in Niagara through the ONE FOUNDATIO... Click here
The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone back in time for their new logo. The new old maple leaf will symbolize an era when the Maple Leafs were winning cup after cup. The buds have won 13 championships and this logo or something very similiar was adorning the front of the jersey. The new logo will also look back at the history of... Click here
Had a chance on Saturday night to head to the Thorold Arena for an Allan Cup Hockey game between the Thorold Athletics and the Brantford Blast, and it was, well, a blast! The Thorold team features several players from the Sutherland Cup champion Blackhawks from 2005, along with a number of other former Junior B , OJHL and OUA players. My wife and I both volunteered with the Blackhawks during their glory years, including the 2005 season, so it was nice to see a lot of familia... Click here
It might be hard to believe, but the world seems to be moving into a new way of thinking and doing?
A popular San Francisco park that re-opened after years of construction is drawing attention for a new feature: an open air public urinal.
The urinal, located right next to the train tracks at Dolores Park, was installed as part of the park's $20 million renovations, due to the city Parks and Recreation department's ongoing problems with public ur... Click here
There’s a new movie out called, “Swiss Army Man” The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a smelling, farting, rotting corpse who befriends this guy on an island somewhere. This movie was recently shown at the “Sundance Music Festival and to no one’s surprise half the audience walked out in disgust. Radcliffe said he accepted the role because it was quite challenging and a good laugh to do.
Just a quick heads up……mark the date Saturday, April 16th on your calendar. There is a special show for a special cause happening that night in Niagara. The Zone B5 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a show at the Welland Legion on Morningstar Avenue. It will feature some terrific tribute artists, including David Iannandrea, doing the songs of Dean Martin and a few from Frank Sinatra! David is , quite simply, amazing as Dean,I’ve wor... Click here
I just got the word today. WALMART will start to charge a nickel for each plastic bag, beginning February 9. Some of the proceeds will go to recycling initiatives for bags and other thin plastic objects.
WALMART Canada has 397 stores, and more than 1.2 million customers daily, so do the math. Lots of bucks to someone- charity? Environmentalists are waiting to see whether the bag money really ends up going to save the environment, instead of to the bottom line.
Port Dalhousie used to be a happening place for residents of St. Catharines, Niagara and tourists alike. There was a time when it was as vibrant a place as you could find in the Region. There were restaurants, bars, lots and lots of bars, the piers, the beach, the carousel, the pavillion, neat little shops , a unique theatre and pretty much everything you could ask for in a touristy area. And then several years ago, there arose a huge controversy surrounding the quaint little area ... Click here
This past weekend, a monster storm called Jonas wreaked havoc along the United States Eastern Seaboard. The hardest hit areas were New York City, The Jersey Shoreline and Washington D.C where 90cm or almost 3ft of snow fell from Friday into Saturday. There was a report on the news from Manhattan showing a guy on ski’s being pulled by a car, the reporter was warning people not to attempt something so “foolish” however, he did a double take when he real... Click here
Here’s a heads up on a great event that’s coming soon. On Tuesday, February 2nd, (an easy date to remember,Groundhog Day!!) Port Cares will be hosting it’s 4th annual Pancake Brunch to raise awareness on the plight of homelessness in the community and throughout Canada. The brunch , sponsored by 91.7 Giant FM, will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Reach Out Centre, located at 61 Nickel Street in Port ... Click here
I came across this article the other day about parenting then and now. It was a comparison as to what was acceptable in 1976 compared to today and oh have we ever changed our minds.
In 1976 a whopping 75% said it was ok to spank your child as a form of discipline or punishment. Today that number has predictably dropped to 25% with “ time-outs and items being taken away as the favoured approach.
I was having a really nice deep sleep yesterday afternoon when I was woken up by the sound of my mobile phone “dinging” you know, the sound it makes when someone is trying to text you. I ignored it and tried to sleep on but soon more and more “dinging” was occurring, so I knew something was up. I looked at my messages and there it was over and over again from my friends and co-workers, “did you hear….Glenn Frey died!!&am... Click here