Day: October 2, 2017

October 2017 Events

Rockton World’s fair Rockton Fairgrounds: October 6-9th www.rocktonworldsfair.com Diwali At City Hall Integration of Diverse Cultures: 71 Main st W. October 7th 1 to 4p.m. Free event www.facebook.com/HSWOG womenoutreach.group@gmail.com H.M.C.S. Haida Season C losing: 658 Catherine st N. October 8th 10a.m. To 5p.m. Free Event www.pc.gc/haida 905 526-6742 AGH BMO World film Festival October 13-22nd Art Gallery of Hamilton www.aghfilmfest.com Pumpkin fest King St E. Stoney Creek October 14-15th www.stoneycreekbia.com Hamilton Fall & Garden & MUM show: Gage Park Green Houses October 20-29th www.hamiltonbloom.com History Lives Here evening tours, Glimpses of the past: Battlefield house museum & park: 77 King st w Stoney Creek October 21st 5-7p.m. $20 per person www.hamilton.ca/battlefieldhouse battlefield@hamilton.ca 905 662-8458 Concession Fallfest starting point 534 Concession and other locations October 28th 10a.m.-9p.m. Free event www.concesionstreet.ca The annual Bridge To Hope Gala in support of The Bridge: November 9, 2017. Michelangelo Banquet Centre Tickets are $60 and can be purchased through snapd at...

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Fashion for October 2017

by Alexandra Sempie Fall is in full effect, so you know what that means; Halloween, warmer drinks, and the classic fall fashion! Last month, designers treated us to some of their new looks during the September Fashion Weeks so the fashion world is a buzz with new ideas and brand new trends. Fall is a critical time in the fashion world as people are changing their wardrobes to fit the weather, but just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean your sense of style has to as well! Let’s have a look and see what we can expect to see hitting the streets this month. Nothing feels more in command than a power suit. You look professional, feel in charge, and look fantastic! I feel like I can accomplish anything when I wear mine. This season, women’s suits are back in style. Designers redesigned the signature look and gave a new twist on a modern classic by adding wider belts, rhinestones, and even bringing back the pinstripe. No matter where you’re going or what accessories you choose, it’s time to suit up and take charge of your sense of style. Leopard print is a tricky design in the fashion world. One season it’s in, one season it’s out, but overall, it’s a fun print to work with. Luckily, this season leopard print is back and bigger than ever! Designers unveiled...

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Farewell to St. Luke’s

By Brian Roulston The Parish Church of St.Luke’s, founded in 1822 and stands proudly on the corner of John and Macauley. It is a fair size brick church with three windows and a steeple. To look at it transforms you back to a time when Hamilton didn’t have paved streets or sidewalks and the horse and buggy were the king of the roads. Asphalt sidewalks were only installed a couple years after the original church was built. This led to a problem for many North Enders who wished to go to Sunday Worship at Christ’s Church Cathedral located on...

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The General Hospital Then and Now

by Brian Roulston Nathaniel Hughson was born in Dutchess County, New York. Eventually he moved to New Brunswick then Hamilton where he opened a hotel with a large verandah overlooking the bay on Hamilton’s North End about where the Marina and Harbour Towers stand today with the prospect of a large railway originally called The London & Gore Railroad Co. being built. He was hoping this would bring scores of guests checking into his hotel. However, the railroad did not materialize due to economic troubles at the time and the Rebellions of 1837 & 1838. The Great Western Railway as...

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Arts and Entertainment

by Tracee Lee-Holloway If you find yourself wandering into galleries or shops from time to time, admiring the art, have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch an artist paint a canvas live? When was the last time you actually had the chance to talk with an artist? Well, once a month, here in Hamilton there is Art Battle www.artbattle.com An event held at The Spice Factory (and subsequent venues in other cities simultaneously across Canada) that hosts a live competition featuring local grassroots artists painting on their canvases while the audience watches and takes in...

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