5 Things To Do In Hamilton This Weekend

Millworks Open House (Saturday) Millworks, the former Valley City property in downtown Dundas, has recently been purchased by Forge and Foster. With a vision to preserve Dundas’ history and grow the downtown downtown core, Millworks is soon to be a thriving hub of community and entrepreneurship. There will be an Open House on Saturday August 19th from 11-4pm at the

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Keeping it Radicool

On a typical summer day, sun protection is often the last thing on your mind. Until it’s too late. That’s where Radicool and Hamilton’s Mike McCarthy come in. Originally launched in Australia in response to the growing epidemic of skin cancer in the country, Radicool UV Beachwear is dedicated to reducing overexposure to the sun’s UV radiation, which can cause

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Five Things to Check Out at Art Crawl This Weekend

Art Crawl in the summer is, hands down, one of the best times of the year. It seems as though the entire city flocks to James North filled with anticipation of what can be in store. From art, to music, to food, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Here are five things to keep on the radar while visiting Art Crawl

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Be the Recipe for Change

YWCA Be the Recipe for Change takes cooking classes to a whole new level. It’s a private culinary course with a social purpose. The goal of Be the Recipe for Change is to provide women living in their Transitional Living Program with healthy, delicious meals each evening. The YWCA Transitional Living Program is a 65 bed residence that provides temporary

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Cool Canadiana

Nestled in the downtown neighbourhood of James Street North in Hamilton, White Elephant is the go-to spot for shoppers looking for handmade goods from independent artists. Co-owners Jane LaBatte and Hollie Pocsai focus on Canadian-made goods, including women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, gifts and paper goods. Jane and Hollie, friends for almost two decades, decided to open a shop to promote sustainable shopping

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How to do a Simple Green Smoothie Detox

Congratulations on your decision to do a green smoothie detox! (Or a better name would be smoothie feast!) Your body will thank you for it. First off, you should breathe easy. You aren’t going to starve yourself for a week with this plan… you can restrict your diet to 3-5 smoothies a day, or add in some kicker superfoods, or fresh

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5 gifts kids love, and they’re not at the mall:

I found a treasure trove of cool kid gifts at a local toy shop on Locke Street in Hamilton, called Citizen Kid. They have “natural toys of quality, integrity and lasting value” – read: we don’t sell cheap plastic crap that snaps in half within 5 minutes. So, that’s cool. Also, many of the toys there look like so much fun, I

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Top 5 Gifts for Girls that you can’t get at the mall

So, I’m all about shopping local this Christmas because I want to prove that you can completely avoid the mall and still get really cool gifts. And I definitely proved it on this King Street shopping trip. Okay, I cheated a bit this time – I brought in a ringer… fashionista blogger Courtney of La Belle Sirene accompanied me! Here are our

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The gifts that guys actually want for Christmas

My mission this Christmas is to shop locally and in as many independent businesses as I can. The real challenge though, is what to get for the men on my list. So I teamed up with Nick Fotache (a fellow entrepreneur at Platform 302, the coworking office on Cumberland Avenue in Hamilton) to get a guy’s perspective on ideas for gifts. We

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