If you’ve ever had a pet, or still do, and I’m just guessing that most of us have at one time or another, you know how special they are, how they literally become part of the family. Whether it’s at the urging of your children, your spouse or just because you love the companionship, there’s nothing like having a dog or a cat or other lovable pet around. My wife and I have had our adorable little buddy Furkin the cat for over 16... Click here
It’s safe to say, there has never, ever been anything close to the election campaign that is winding down, or ramping up, in the U.S.
The battle lines have been drawn for quite some time now between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. The trash-talking, the dirty tricks, the accusations, and from time to time, even minor details like the issues facing the country, have been keeping millions of people, not just in America, but here in Canada, glued to the on-go... Click here
Let's face it, for years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been, for the most part, a laughing stock in the National Hocley League. The problems began in the 1960's, when Harold Ballard started his power grab to take control of the franchise from the Smythe family and his other partner John Bassett. With Pal Hal in control, the team floundered through the 70's and 80's, and continued to do so for many years after Ballard's death, with various ownership groups pursuing their own agendas... Click here
My buddy Pat Porter has written a blog on this fine website that contains all of the information you'll need about this weekend's Canal Bank Shuffle in Thorold. He does a fine job of outlining the details, some of the artists, the venues, ticket information, etc.......so there's no need for me to go into great detail on that. However, I would just like to say.........it's going to awesome!
When you combine the wide variety of styles of blues music that will be fe... Click here
So did you celebrate like there was no tomorrow this past weekend? There was certainly a reason to pop the cork off the champagne bottle, and no, I’m not talking the “Blue Jays” or even Thanksgiving.
This past Saturday, the world celebrated the 4th annual “International Cassette Day.” Yes the cassette which many of us would have playing and blaring in our car is making somewhat of a comeback. It... Click here
It's funny what sports can do. More particualrly, what a sports team can do. Politicians can talk and try all they want about national unity, but there is nothing like a big-time sporting event involving a Canadian team to bring this country together. For anyone who was around in 1972, there was of course the iconic Canada/Russia Summit Series. Other hockey events have followed, the '76 Canada Cup, various Olympic events, the Grey Cup (even for non-fans) and of course, the two World S... Click here
One of Niagara's premiere indie bands is heading to the Sanctuary-Centre for the Arts in Ridgeway this Saturday night. Hidden Agenda, with original members Marina Ross and Terry Darling, have been writing, recording and performing since 1997.
Over the years, they've shared the stage with the likes of April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Goddo, Kim Mitchell, the Wild Strawberries and many others, and have performed in clubs, halls and at festivals across Niagara, througough... Click here
Here's something I'm really looking forward to. The Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival is celebrating it's 15th anniversary this year, and coming up fast. The dates are October 13-16 at eight venues in Thorold. 30 Shows, 25 Bands, 4 Days of BLUES.
Some of the names you might recognize are: Hamilton's Jack DeKeyzer and Juno Winner Harrison Kennedy. From Mississippi- Grammy nominated John Primer, Fort Erie's The Pappy Johns, Six Nation's Joel Johnson Band. From At... Click here
We live in a world of political correctness, where the least little thing is bound to offend somebody. That being the case, I’m guessing some people are offended by fighting in hockey, and that small group has complained long and loud enough that those running the game are ruining the game by all but eliminating fisticuffs from the sport. Fighting has always been a part of hockey. It has served many purposes, among them, offering protection to the game’s best players. Ba... Click here
If you are a fan of The Band or know someone who is, here's a heads up on a possible (gasp, it's too soon to think about it!) Christmas gift idea. The Band will be releasing four new 40th anniversary editions of "The Last Waltz" on Novemberr 11th. The set, available in all formats (except the collector's edition), showcases the group's 1976 U.S. Thanksgiving concert at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco, the final show to feature The Band's original five-man lineup. The... Click here
Seriously, what do you think this guy was thinking about as he shook hands with Melania Trump at the Presidential debate on Monday night? His wife? The weather? How to fix the economy? How to defeat ISIS? Maybe........maybe not!
A jam packed Merritton Community Centre witnessed a first for Crossfire Wrestling this past Sunday: a ladder match, but not just any ladder match, a three-way tilt pitting three of the brighest, most talented stars on the roster. The match featured current Champ Cody Deaner versus Phil Atlas, who's really starting to make a name for himself in the squared circle, and the massive, and I mean MASSIVE Kongo Kong! Hailing from parts unknown, this frightening behemoth stands about, I'm gue... Click here
It was a Great Fall Weekend. Jef, KK and Chrishon were with Giant FM at the WINE FESTIVAL. Jef took 97 selfies with his new selfie stick. You can see them all on the Giant FM Facebook page. Maybe spot yourself with the Afternoon Team?
Chrishon was official 'Wine Taster' at the Festival at Montebello Park. No calling in sick tomorrow, Chrishon.
I had the pleasure Friday Noon, of delivering Free Food Friday to Bella Luna Inspirations in Welland. T... Click here
There is no way Canada should lose a game at the World Cup of Hockey. Absolutely, positively no way.
As this fine blog is being written, Team Canada is waiting to find out who it’s semi final opponent will be, and that has been narrowed down to either Russia or Team North America. Either way, Saturday night could be one of those epic nights in international hockey. O.K., never to the extent of Paul Henderson’s heroics in September of 197... Click here