Day: January 5, 2018

Port Update

HPA NEB column – Jan 2017 HPA and Mohawk partnering to connect people with transportation industry jobs Mohawk College and the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) have partnered to help connect students with employment in the transportation sector. Hamilton’s transportation network is a major part of the city’s unique economic advantage, with access to road, rail, marine and air modes for the movement of goods. At the Port of Hamilton alone, more than 2,100 people work in a variety of transportation-intensive industries. Jobs in these companies require a sophisticated and evolving set of skills. Employees with these capabilities are in...

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Getting Out and About this January

By Annabel Krupp While the cold weather might tempt you to stay inside there is lots to do in and around our neighbourhood to heat up your passion for winter. As always, there is the James Street North Art Crawl on the second Friday of every month.  Usually starting around 4 pm galleries and shops will be open late with performers and shops lining the sidewalks. Free is always a good thing and the Art Gallery of Hamilton has Free Friday’s the first Friday of each month from 4-8 pm.  They also host a Family Fun Day on the last Sunday of the month.  Beginning January 20th, the AGH will have photographs from Edward Burtynsky.  Famous for his stunning large format photos this exhibit is celebrating 76 photos donated by the photographer to the Gallery; the largest donation he has made to a museum. If you are looking for something a little different how about a Haunted Tour?  Just a stone’s throw from the North End Haunted Hamilton is investigating the old Cannon Knitting Mills at 134 Mary Street.  People will be told stories and have the chance to explore on their own.  The night ends with an official Spirit Communication session using real life ghost hunting equipment. After shopping for the Christmas season some people might be shopped out.  But for those that are interested in something a...

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Letter from the Editor

By Brenda Duke One year ago, I joined the Breezes. My challenge was to fill the “big shoes” that Wendy Collins had worn for many years. In addition, I was challenged to take the Breezes into a transition that would bring us into the forefront and make us more sustainable. I’ve done my best to make that happen. We’ve brought in changes that have been well received and have increased the awareness of the Breezes to our readership. We have people reaching out to contribute articles and we’ve expanded to cover the existing demographic plus attract the new demographic...

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Alzheimers Awareness Month

By Michelle Ferrara Happy January January is Alzheimers Awareness month, so I would like to share info on Montessori for those with dementia. This is a beautiful philosophy which focuses on the whole person AS THEY ARE NOW, respecting what they CAN do and implementing this through various methods beginning with discovery of the person. In looking at the whole person-mind, body, spirit, we begin to learn about them….what is their life story, who were they?  In understanding all this, we can begin to appreciate who they are now, and understand how to care for them today. We focus...

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St. Lawrence Turkey Roll: A Uniquely North End Tradition

By Alissa Denham-Robinson In 1964, a North End Christmas tradition was born.  A lot has changed since then, but 53 years later, St. Lawrence Church continues to bring the community together for a night of fun at its annual Turkey Roll. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without hearing the sound of Joe Wilhelm calling out “Riggy dig on the jiggy jig!” to get the room’s attention, and then there’s the sound of the wheel as you wait to hear your lucky number called.  This year, there were 50 turkeys, 50 hams and 50 LCBO gift cards ($25 each) available...

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