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Performance Auto Group: 50 Years of Cars and Community

If you live in Niagara, chances are you have purchased a vehicle from Performance Auto Group. The company is deeply rooted in the business landscape of our region. As the Niagara community has grown and changed, Performance Auto Group has evolved in kind and, this year, celebrates its 50th anniversary. [divider] It all started in …

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Wildfire Steakhouse: Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto welcomes trendy new restaurant

By Bryan Dearsley Guests at Toronto’s Cosmopolitan Hotel – and food fans across this great city, for that matter – have a lot to thank restaurateur Jody Ness for. Not only has Ness opened up his second Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar in the very heart of the city, at the Cosmopolitan on Colborne Street …

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The Hottest Spot North of Brazil: Copacabana Brazilian Rodizio

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]opacabana is one of the best restaurants you’ll find that expertly combines delicious food with dinner theatre type entertainment. This unique Brazilian restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience; and while you eat, you’ll get to enjoy samba dancers, silkists (a mixture of dance and theatre where artists perform on a long piece of silk while …

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Is That An Espresso Cup in Your Pants?

By: Lynn Ogryzlo When I started writing this story I asked almost everyone I met if they’d ever taken anything from a restaurant. You know, a napkin, a glass or packets of soy sauce. Almost unanimously the answer was, “yes, I took…” Restaurant thievery as it turns out, comes with a lifetime of boasting and …

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23rd Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Garden Tour

Images: Walwyn Hopman, Hopman Portraits, Niagara-on-the-Lake WHEN: July 5, from 10am to 4pm WHERE: Gardens around Niagara-on-the-Lake WHAT: This annual fundraiser takes participants through some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most beautiful gardens. Tickets are $10 and are available by visiting notlhortsociety.com or emailing notlhortgardentour@gmail.com Proceeds go to various plantings, projects, bursaries and grants.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage

Queenston Heights Park By: Megan Pasche Queenston Heights Park is one of the most beautiful green spaces Niagara has to offer. Perched high up on the Niagara escarpment, this park is not only historically significant, but visually stunning, with its manicured gardens and views of the Niagara Region. Generations of people who have visited Niagara …

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Maid of the Mist: North America’s Oldest Tourist Attraction

By: Megan Pasche As far back as 1834, the only way to cross the Niagara River was by boat, so small rowboats were commonly used to shuttle passengers from shore to shore, but it wasn’t until 1846 that somebody saw this as a moneymaking opportunity. Building a bigger and stronger boat would allow people, as …

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