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June Featured Artist - Barbara Sutherland

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:25 PM

June’s Featured Artist is Barbara Sutherland, a painter whose artistic forms include acrylic, watercolours, encaustic and plaster. Recently, Barbara has chosen to revisit her passion for encaustic art and has created a home studio specifically designed for this art form. Encaustic, meaning to burn or fuse, is an ancient painting medium first practiced by Green artists as far back as the 4th century BCE. It combines melted beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin. Her most recent encaustic...

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Make Memories on the Grand River

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:11 PM

The recent beautiful weather and warm temperatures has reminded us of all the fun and exploration that comes from Brantford’s largest natural tourism asset – the Grand River.

Many of the over 70km of nature trails in Brantford overlook this serene Canadian Heritage River and its surrounding Carolinian landscape, providing unique views and excellent walking, hiking and biking opportunities. Visit our Tourism Directory for more information on outdoor recreational activities, food and drink options...

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Try These DIY Lawn Games

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 03:58 PM

Lawn games are a classic spring and summer activity. If you don't have the items you need at home already, your local hardware or art supply store should have what you need – not to mention that a great DIY project is it's own activity! Here are a few fun takes on some classic lawn games.

Lady Bug & Bumble Bee Tic-Tac-Toe: A great activity for kids. Take a nature walk and select some smooth, paintable stones. Use paint to turn your stones into lady bugs and bumble bees, create a bright...

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Lidz CinaBunz Are On A Roll

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 12:32 PM

A brand new business launched in Brantford and they’re ready to take your orders for their delectable, fluffy cinnamon buns! Lidz CinaBunz is owned by Gennaro and Lidia Battista, a Brantford couple who have converted their garage into a commercial kitchen. Recently acquiring their official business license and successful inspection from the Brant County Health Unit, this home-based business is rolling out the red carpet for customers looking for the most unique buns in town.

When the pandemic...

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A Beginner's Guide to Birding in Brantford

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 09:00 AM

Birding, or bird watching, is the hobby of seeking out birds to observe in their natural environments. Whether you are a novice birder or a birding enthusiast, feathered friends can be found in a variety of habitats in Brantford including wooded areas, wetlands, and even built-up landscapes. 

If you're just getting started, the Grand River Conservation Authority has a helpful Grand River Watershed Bird Checklist that you can consult. This extensive record of the more than 300...