Here's another sign that the wonderful summer of 2016 is winding down......the final show for this year's Welland Summer Music Festival is coming up this Friday night on the floating stage at the Merritt Park amphitheatre. And what a way to cap off an incredible season of entertainment, with some of the most legendary, influential sounds of all time! Matt Cage , who is an award winning Elvis tribute artist, will be performing songs from the vast catalogue of the King ... Click here
On Saturday night something happened in Kingston that unified this Country from coast to coast. No, it wasn’t a hockey game but it was a band that scored a hit song telling the story of a one time Toronto Maple Leaf player who scored a Stanley Cup winning goal, Bill Barilko. The song in question, “Fifty Mission Cap” and the band, The Tragically Hip.
The Woodstock Festival happened this time of the year, back in 1969. Led Zeppelin had been together only since a year before- having formed in London in 1968. They were asked to perform, but their manager, Peter Grant, said: "We were asked to do Woodstock, and our record company was very keen, and so was our American promoter, Frank Barsalona. I said no, because at Woodstock, we'd have been just another band on the bill."
The band did play in July of 69, at the fi... Click here
In the Giant FM Newsroom, where I spend every Saturday and Sunday morning, I find myself writing the News. This part of my job involves searching out the happenings and events that are most important to our listeners. Niagara coverage, Ontario and Canada dominate my selections, since the stories are the most likely to hit home, and be of most interest. I also look over the News from the World, and the United States in particular.
I try to write the stories in a relev... Click here
I’ve always believed that news organizations should report the news in a fair and unbiased manner, particularly when an election campaign is on. Basically, present the facts and the candidates platforms, and respect the intelligence of the voters by letting them make up their own minds about who the right choice may be.
I had believed that, at least until the current U.S. election campaign got under way. Now I should point out, I follow Twitter and Fa... Click here
Aside from hockey, is there anything that brings Canadians together as one more than the Olympic games, whether they be the winter or summer versions? The Rio games get under way this Friday (actually, the women's soccer tournament has already begun), and one of the good things about having the games on this side of the planet is that the time difference is not that great, one hour ahead of us, that's it. So we should be able to catch most of the major events in prime time and not hav... Click here
This past weekend proves why I love living in the Region. On most given weekends there is usually something worth gassing up the car for and it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the summer.
I attended Canal Days in Port Colborne on Monday afternoon to check out the entertainment, the food, the vendors and to take a sailing trip on Lake Erie on board the Empire Sandy. I have made this trip before but Monday afternoon was the first time I ever remember the cr... Click here
As I write these words, it is the middle of the Civic Holiday long weekend, and everyone is celebrating. Canal Days are in full swing, the Summer weather has cooled a bit, and the backyard deck, the pools and the lakes beckon. The bodies are now a shade of tan, the clothing is comfortable, the kids are happy, and it seems like the wonderful season will never come to an end.
Surprise. The next long weekend is Labour Day. The traditional time to get back in harness, an... Click here
You probably see a dozen or more Facebook posts a day with humorous or inspirational sayings or messages. Some stand out, some make you think, others make you laugh.
This week, a Facebook friend re-posted probably the funnies post I’ve seen in a long time. Now I should point out, I love Chuck Norris witticisms. There are websites filled with different Chuck Norris quips, things like ‘Fying is afraid of Chuck Norris”, “Chuck Nor... Click here
With the Major League Baseball trade deadline coming up on Monday, August 1st at 4 P.M., this should be an interesting week in baseball. As always, teams that are contenders will be looking to find that one or two extra piece that can put them over the hump, while teams that have no realistic playoff hopes will be looking to build for the future.
In the National League, the top teams, like my Washington Nationals, the Dodgers, the Giants and th... Click here
If you're like me, you've been getting through the last few weeks of extreme heat any way you can. A/C, pools, lakes, cold drinks, not much clothing. I like that one. As a spectator- hee hee! (Dirty old man- or just healthy and alive?)
A few laughs? Yogi Berra said, "It ain't the heat, it's the humility."
Sign in store window: It's so hot- no shirt, no pants, no problem.
Martha said to me on the phone last night, "It's... Click here
The forecast is calling for quite possibly the hottest weekend of the summer this weekend, and while some people love it (those of you with a pool raise your hand!), there are many who dread the stifling heat and humidity we seem to be in for (Humidex values around 40-45 Celsius on Friday)
While Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Niagara and pretty much all of Southern Ontario, Niagara Region Public Health has issued a heat alert.
My wife and I took a drive from Niagara to Simcoe on Saturday to visit with family. We hadn’t been there in a while, and I couldn’t help but notice how much the drive there had changed; that is, how many giant wind turbines there were throughout most of the trip. Now I have a few questions about these monstrosities. I’m going to throw them out there right now.
First, I’ve asked several people, and no one seemed sure, but wh... Click here
Pro Wrestling returns to the Merritton Community Centre this Sunday at 4pm, with BRING THE HEAT V.
CODY DEANER, the Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion takes on local challenger from Niagara Falls- Jeremy Elliot.
Tuesday evening, I'll be speaking with Cody, sometime between 8 and 9pm on my Show. Then Wednesday, I'll be once again taking abuse from the INFAMOUS JAY MOORE, manager of Kongo Kong and the Beaters tag team. Jay has a habit of lettin... Click here
Last Friday night I had the pleasure of hosting another “Summer music festival” evening featuring the music from Woodstock. The mostly local musicians did a fantastic job recreating the classics from Crosby,Stills and Nash, Santana, The Band, Joe Cocker and of course the incredible Janis Joplin.
I looked around at the crowd during the evening and there must have been over a thousand people who were already to “light one up&rdqu... Click here